News: Desktop Systems
Tuesday, 10 Jul 2012
Microsoft has just announced its acquisition of Perceptive Pixel, a six-year-old maker of high-performance multi-touch workstations and "wall solutions".
Monday, 9 Jul 2012
In an offbeat move from its manufactured PC path, Fujitsu will soon begin offering classes to teach customers how to build their computers. This move will further bolster PC assembly workshops that the company has been running in Fukushima and Shimane since 2004.
If you're concerned about the environment, you might want to hold off on that Apple purchase because it has just withdrawn all of its notebooks and desktops from the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT), the leading green consumer electronics standard.
Thursday, 5 Jul 2012
There is a currently a shortage of iMacs in the US, thus prompting speculations of an imminent component refresh. Apple is also expected to make the switch from AMD GPUs to NVIDIA's new Kepler GPUs, as with their notebooks.
According to data from Asymco, the ratio of PCs to Macs sold is dropping dramatically, revealing that Windows is no longer the hegemony it once was.
Friday, 15 Jun 2012
Despite news of Trinity APUs for desktops being delayed till October this year, AMD has revealed details of these APUs on its website.
Wednesday, 13 Jun 2012
Dell has announced its updated portfolio of its Latitude and OptiPlex business laptops and desktops, as well as a new line of Vostro laptops designed to deliver strong performance and security with IT support.
VIA Technologies has sold out its pre-orders for its Android-Based PC (APC). This Neo-ITX form factor motherboard can be installed in a Mini-ITX or microATX casing and it retails at US$49.
Tuesday, 12 Jun 2012
Apple has quietly updated their Mac Pro desktop series without any fanfare. This long-overdue hardware update for this high-end desktop series may bring little joy as these desktops still offer USB 2.0 and FireWire 800 connections, while support for Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 are still absent.
Monday, 11 Jun 2012
The convergence of OS X and iOS features have been set in motion, with each iteration of OS X sporting more features that were exclusively found on the iOS. The latest one to appear on the media radar, is Automatic Downloads, which may debut with Mountain Lion.