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Week in review – HD 4830, Circuit City and MIDs

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Posted October 27, 2008 by admin in Internet

The biggest news this week came out of Intel and AMD, and while both companies took potshots at their respective competition, only Intel’s made headlines. The 4830, it seems, prefers to speak for itself, and reviews indicate it does so pretty well. Here’s what you may have missed:

Circling the drain: Circuit City contemplates store closings: Long-time also-ran Circuit City is in serious trouble and may be headed for that big retail department store in the sky. Best Buy, meanwhile, is turning on the fun.

Intel makes case for Moorestown, x86 Mobile Internet Devices: Intel really, really, really wants you to start thinking about MIDs, and thinking “Intel” while you do so. Moorestown is the company’s upcoming system-on-a-chip (SoC) design intended for this space.

Intel diss of ARM indirectly sheds light on long-term plans: This matches up nicely with the Moorestown story, and discusses Intel’s sudden willingness to take shots at the iPhone, even if it’s doing so from far left field. You want the full Internet on a mobile device? You’ll need an Intel CPU…or so they want you think.



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