More Dell Mini 10 Details Trickle Out

From Tom's Hardware: The thing is, though, that that Mini 10 isn’t out available yet, making it hard to judge against the other 10-inch netbooks on the street. Still, we liked what we saw at CES 2009 and are eager to learn more.

Dell’s still keeping its cards close to its chest, but a slide from Engadget reveals a few more details. For starters, the 1366 x 768 “720p” resolution is the high-end option, as there now lists a 1024 x 576 resolution as well.

Intel Accelerates Core i7

From Tom's Hardware: Although prior Intel roadmaps did not mention Core i7 processors faster than the existing 3.2-GHz 965 Extreme Edition, the chip maker finally decided to introduce two faster models in the second quarter of this year.

Samsung Unwraps Touch Ultra Handset

From PC World: Samsung has unveiled its latest phone aimed at the full touch-screen end of the market that was ignited by Apple's iPhone.

DRAM Industry Faces Further Shake Outs

From PC World: After the recent bankruptcy filing by German chip maker Qimonda as well as huge losses posted by several DRAM makers in the final three months of last year, it appeared the worst might be over for the industry.

But this week, more DRAM makers face loan repayments that could send them into a bankruptcy filing, or some other form of restructuring.

The impact for users is clear. The fallout is higher prices for DRAM, the most common memory chip in computers.

Rumor: The Sony switch to Intel's Larrabee chip

From CNET News.com: Here's the silicon scuttlebutt of the weekend, if not the week: Sony will use Intel's Larrabee graphics chip in its upcoming PlayStation 4. (Let's not forget the other tantalizing piece of speculation this week: the Nvidia-powered Microsoft smartphone rumor, which Microsoft apparently put to rest.)

We know for a fact that Jeffery Katzenberg at DreamWorks likes Larrabee--a lot. That apparently was one of the reasons DreamWorks dropped Advanced Micro Devices.

AMD's new Phenom II chips take on Intel

From CNET News.com: Advanced Micro Devices added new Phenom II desktop models on Monday, including triple-core processors, as it tries to outdo Intel desktop price-performance.

The Phenom II "Dragon" line of desktop processors uses AMD's new 45-nanometer technology and comprises both quad-core (X4) and triple-core (X3) parts.

Microsoft's TMG adds antimalware, SSL inspection

From CNET News.com: Microsoft made its Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG) beta 2 version available on Friday, adding antimalware and Secure Sockets Layer inspection but also offering an edge protection service to its latest operating-system platform.

TMG beta 2 is designed to provide a safe Web surfing environment for employees, said Bill Jensen, senior product manager for TMG, which used to be called ISA Server.

Nvidia to Rename GeForce Models at CeBIT

Intel Promises Sub-10W Processors Based on Nehalem Micro-Architecture

From X-bit Labs: Intel Corp. is about to reveal more details about the family of microprocessors made using 45nm high-k process technology based on the Nehalem micro-architecture at the upcoming IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) that will be held in San Francisco, California, from the 8th to the 12th of February, 2009.

Acer Vows to Become the World’s Top Supplier of Notebooks

From X-bit Labs: Acer, the world’s third largest supplier of personal computers, said at a press conference in Taiwan that it would work hard to become the world’s top vendor of mobile computers. Besides, the firm also asserted that in 2009 it would at least sustain its market share and revenue, but if all goes well, both would be up.

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