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Xiaomi's new Redmi Note 2 is the budget smartphone to beat at $129

Samsung may be getting all of the media attention today with the announcement of its new Galaxy phablets but it’s not the only company introducing new handsets on this Thursday. Chinese rival Xiaomi has been giving competing smartphone makers fits…

AMD launches another desktop APU, the A8-7670K

While Intel has dominated the high-performance CPU market for years, AMD continues to provide value to those on a budget with their reasonably attractive range of APUs. Today, the company has announced a new APU, the A8-7670K, that slots into…

Intel Celeron N3050 & Pentium N3700 Review: Entry-level "Braswell" SoCs for small desktops

Intel's new Braswell SoCs promise to be faster across the board while also consuming less power than Bay Trail. The new chips are manufactured using Intel's 14nm process and include the mobile Celeron N3000, N3050, N3150, and Pentium N3700. The last three are meant for desktop systems and today we have the N3050 and N3700 in hand for testing.

Intel quietly launches entry-level Braswell SoCs

Intel has quietly launched a range of Braswell SoCs designed for entry-level desktops and notebooks. The new SoCs, which feature similar hardware to Intel's upcoming Cherry Trail line, contain up to four Airmont CPU cores and eighth-generation graphics, built on the…

Intel launches and rebrands next-gen Atom SoCs

At MWC 2014, Intel has completely revamped their line of Atom SoCs, lanching new products alongside a complete rebrand of the product category to make it easier for consumers to follow and understand.