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John Mahvi from Intel IT diagrams the financial logic the company uses to justify a regular refresh of Intel's PC fleet. By maintaining a refresh cadence of approximately 3 years, Intel gains the benefits of increased security and manageability capabilities, increased productivity and lower overall costs.
Although some reports of the so-called "post-PC era" have been greatly exaggerated, there's no denying that we're amidst a shift where many people are ditching their desktops and laptops for less capable, but more mobile solutions. For a certain chunk of users -- around a quarter...
Although most of us upgrade our systems regularly, it's generally uncommon to replace every single component -- even for a fresh build. Instead, parts less crucial to daily performance such as optical drives, bulk storage, cases or even power supplies are recycled over the years...
Buy.com cut its price on the Samsung 23.6" 1080p LCD Monitor, model no. E2420L, to $129.99 with free shipping. That's $10 under a deal from March and the lowest total price we could find, this time by $29. Features include a 1920x1080 (1080p) native resolution, 1,000:1 contrast ratio...
Launched in 1970, Xerox's PARC has played an instrumental role in the engineering of laser printing and many of the technologies that compose the PC you're reading this on: ethernet, the mouse, graphical user interface, among others.
However despite its vast industry contributions, the group has been criticized for failing to capitalize on its many innovations. While some of our older readers might be familiar with the prolific Palo Alto Research Center, we think its accomplishments have largely escaped the younger tech crowd. We'd like to take a few minutes to give credit where credit's due.
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