Posts Tagged Intel

No Thunderbolt for PCs until 2012: MSI

With Intel and Apple announcing the release of the new Thunderbolt interface on new Apple MacBook Pros last week, the obvious question is how long before we see Intel deliver it on the PC platform. We asked Taiwanese motherboard manufacturer MSI’s local Australian office and a spokesperson believed that Intel “does not expect to see […]

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Thunderbolt – Intel and Apple’s USB3.0 killer?

If you’ve read the news about today’s launch of Apple’s new MacBook Pro notebook series, you would’ve seen reference to a new port called Thunderbolt. Originally developed by Intel in conjunction with Apple back in 2009 and codenamed “Light Peak”, Thunderbolt is getting a run for the first time in the MacBook Pro range and […]

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ASUS offers free replacement on affected Sandy Bridge products

Taiwanese notebook and PC component maker ASUS has announced that it has begun shipping replacement B3-stepping motherboards and notebooks. The news comes as the company announces the reintroduction of Intel’s troubled platform is ahead of schedule. Chip giant Intel announced on January 31 that a design flaw affecting hard drive connections had been found and […]

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MSI launches new Intel H61-chipset motherboard with B3-step fix

Taiwanese motherboard maker MSI is one of the first out of the blocks with Intel’s new budget H61-chipset motherboard and the first so far to feature the B3-stepping fix for Intel’s Sandy Bridge chipset. The H61MU-E35 will handle all LGA1155 socketed processors from Intel, offers up to 16GB of RAM through two DIMM sockets, features […]

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2011 Tablets – have AMD and Intel missed the boat?

Chip giants Intel and AMD will need to be careful in the next 12 months as demand for PCs and notebooks slows in favour of smartphones and tablets. It’s still early days but with demand for alternatives to the Windows PC being sold in increasing numbers, the days of expecting an Intel or AMD chip […]

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