HP is buying Palm for $1.3 billion. This means Palm’s webOS will get a much needed boost from an well established company. HP has dabbled with smart phones in the past. HP’s smart phones ran on Windows Mobile. Expect webOS running on future HP smart phones.
Archives for April 2010
I upgraded my desktop to the AMD Phenom II X4 620 chip in January for just $99. Today, AMD released a six-core processor starting at $199. From ZDNet:
AMD released today its first six-core processors for desktops, only a few weeks after Intel released its first six-core desktop chip. Unlike Intel’s “Gulftown,” which is available in limited quantities and costs more than $1,000 in retail, AMD’s “Thuban” processors start at around $200. AMD claims computer makers should be able to build complete desktops with Phenom II X6 chips for about the same price as the Core i7-980X Extreme alone.
The two new processors are the 2.8GHz Phenom II X6 1055T, which costs $199, and the 3.2GHz Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition, which is $295. (With the Black Edition processors, you can overclock not only the CPU, but also other parts of the system, to further boost performance.) In addition to the six-core processor, this new high-end platform includes a supporting chipset, the 890GX, and Radeon HD 5000 series DirectX 11 GPUs. AMD refers to this platform as Leo. The Phenom II X6 can also be used as a drop-in upgrade in any AM2+ or AM3 motherboard.
If you are looking to upgrade soon, consider AMD’s Thuban processors. They can be used with your existing AM2+ or AM3 motherboard. Excellent value for the price.
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