Microsoft Declares 28 Million Xbox 360s Sold Worldwide

From DailyTech: Microsoft announced that 28 million Xbox 360s were sold worldwide by the end of 2008. Xbox 360 Product Management Director Aaron Greenberg proudly declared 2008 "was our biggest year ever in Xbox history".

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New Graphics Chip May Change Approach to High-End Graphics Cards Design

From X-bit Labs: Nvidia Corp.’s new flagship graphics processing unit (GPU), which is due to be out sometimes in Q2 2009, is projected to feature substantially, but not dramatically higher computing performance compared to predecessors. In fact, the new code-named Nvidia GT212 chip may be suited very well for high-end dual-chip graphics cards, which may mean that Nvidia is shifting to multi-GPU configurations from “megachips”.

Jumbo 17" MacBook Coming, Mac Mini to Ditch Intel Graphics

MSI Launches Super Thin X-Slim 320 13.4" Notebook

From DailyTech: With the start of CES 2009 just days away, we can expect a flurry of new product announcements to flood the internet. As DailyTech reported earlier today, notebooks and netbooks are expected to take most of the limelight this year in Las Vegas.

Microsoft made $1.5B on 'Vista Capable' campaign

From InfoWorld: Microsoft earned more than US$1.5 billion from the sale of PCs marked as "Vista Capable" in the months leading up to the 2007 debut of Windows Vista, according to an expert's estimate.

Lenovo Expected to Lay Off Staff Mid-January

From Tom's Hardware: Digitimes this week reported that Lenovo will be reorganizing the company around mid-January. Citing Chinese-language publication Sina.com, the company’s reorganizing will include adjustments to its business structure and layoffs. The report also said we’ll hear more on the rumors that Lenovo’s chairman, Yang Yuanqing, is planning to resign. With roughly 20,000 employees, there’s no indication as to how many people will be let go later in the month.

Lenovo Brings Wii Functionality to PCs

From PC World: Taking a page from Nintendo's Wii gaming console, Lenovo on Monday announced an all-in-one PC with a remote control that doubles as a motion-based gaming controller.

Like the iMac, the all-in-one IdeaCentre A600 combines a monitor and CPU in a thin system. It will be on display at the Consumer Electronics Show from January 8 to 11 in Las Vegas.

Freescale chip aims at 1GHz, $199 Netbook

From CNET News.com: The ARM chip architecture-based i.MX51 processor is designed to enable "low-power, gigahertz performance netbooks at sub-$200 price points," according to Freescale, formerly Motorola's chipmaking arm.

Lenovo W700ds Dual Screen Notebook Officially Starts at $3,663

From DailyTech: Lenovo introduced the ThinkPad W700 series back in August 2008. The beast of a laptop was a desktop replacement sporting a 17" frame, Intel Penryn-based processors, NVIDIA Quadro graphics, up to 8GB of DDR3 memory, and support for dual HDDs. One of the most unusual features, however, was the option of a built-in WACOM tablet for graphic artists which took up a large portion of the palm rest area.

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