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  • AMD Will Retain An Important Business - Part 1 [View article]
    I don't agree with your comment. Serious gamers get their fix however they can. I just spent 8 or 9 hours on an Intercity Bus. I'd like to see you with a gaming rig on a public transport vehicle. I would expect the driver to object to the petrol fumes from your portable generator.

    I was playing warships on my Nokia 1020 and I was also playing games on my tablet.

    The beauty of an AMD apu is that they can be utilized for run of the mill business desktops. So businesses can load up on affordable AMD powered desktops for general office purposes. But because those desktops have AMD APU's with integrated Radeon graphics, the destops can also be utilized for better than average graphics work such as a little gaming in your spare time.

    The so called serious gamers do not represent the large portion of the population that like to indulge in a little gaming in their spare time on whatever medium that is handy; laptop, tablet, smartphone, gaming rig or general purpose desktop computer.
    Sep 10 05:33 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • AMD: The Long-Term Opportunity Is Still Strong [View article]
    This seems like a nice little win for AMD:

    Alienware x51 R2 Review with AMD Radeon R9 270b

    "Inside the build we’ve got here is an Intel Core i7-4790 (Haswell) CPU clocked at 3.6GHz. Under the hood is an AMD Radeon R9 270b (C632) graphics card."

    http://bit.ly/1nLuyPn
    Aug 30 06:43 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sell AMD: Traditional Markets Will Do Damage [View article]
    Go buddmann.

    I'm glad there is someone still defending AMD :)
    Aug 26 03:12 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Advanced Micro Devices Might Reward Patient Investors [View article]
    Vlad

    In terms of repeating stupid information I have been reading your Intel fan boy posts and they are boring and un-informed.

    10 million Sony PlayStation sales, 10 million Sony PlayStation sales, 10 million Sony PlayStation sales.

    The simple fact is that AMD made a clean sweep of the premium gaming consoles on the planet. Not nVidea and not Intel.

    Gaming studio's are developing premium game titles for AMD APU's. Those gaming titles are being optimised to run on AMD APU's and not nVidea cpu's

    10 million Sony PlayStation sales, 10 million Sony PlayStation sales, 10 million Sony PlayStation sales.
    Aug 24 07:48 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Advanced Micro Devices Might Reward Patient Investors [View article]
    @Vlad

    What do you think the impact of 10 million Sony PlayStation sales will have on AMD. Console sales are only just beginning to ramp up globally.

    It's sounds rather funky when you say it a few times; 10 million Sony PlayStation sales, 10 million Sony PlayStation sales, 10 million Sony PlayStation sales.
    Aug 24 06:31 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why HP's $199 Laptop Is Good For AMD [View article]
    I had a jolly good think about this laptop.

    When I had a few shares in Nokia before the buyout of the D&S division by MSFT, I recall the success that Nokia enjoyed with the Nokia 520. Nokia 520 wasn't a high end smart phone. It was a smart phone for the masses. It was affordable and offered a good range of features.

    This HP laptop like the Nokia 520 is a product for the masses. It's not a high end niche product that costs an arm and a leg.

    It has a good range of features and it's affordable.

    I believe HP could do very well with this laptop just as Nokia did very well with the Nokia 520.

    Nokia 520 sold well in Europe, in the UK and in many other locations.

    I hope HP market this laptop and it's ilk globally. I hope they market it in India and in China too. I hope they have a good push into Europe.

    I guess that if it is marketed globally perhaps it might move the needle for AMD too.
    Aug 22 12:04 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why HP's $199 Laptop Is Good For AMD [View article]
    @Bruce

    Many people are still talking as though Intel and AMD are engaged in some pitched battle.

    I believe that Intel has far more to worry about from the "ARMY". The companies producing ARM based products that are so very popular at the moment.

    AMD expects 50% of their revenue to be derived from sources other than the declining PC market.

    Some people are making a big fuss about the fact that Intel will be at 14 nm sooner than AMD. Will that stave off the "ARMY" that is assaulting Intel's bastion.

    My belief is that you could take an AMD based computer of similar spec to an Intel based computer into a shopping mall and nobody would be able tell the difference between the two.

    That is to say an average shopper in a shopping mall couldn't tell the difference between an Intel desktop and an AMD desktop.

    The only way I could possibly tell is if they weren't using dedicated graphics cards, I might expect the AMD machine to have superior graphics.

    But could the average consumer tell that one machine has a 14 nm CPU and the other has a 20 nm APU. Well I very much doubt it.
    Aug 21 08:46 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why HP's $199 Laptop Is Good For AMD [View article]
    @Realtor

    Thank you.

    And you with your open homes :)
    Aug 21 06:27 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why HP's $199 Laptop Is Good For AMD [View article]
    I downloaded Microsoft Security Essentials for Win XP after the expiration of the official support.

    I dual boot XP and Win 7.0 so that I can use some old school programs that only run well on XP.

    I can't see any reason not to triple boot the computer if you want to run Win 8 or Win 9.0 when it is released.
    Aug 21 02:14 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why HP's $199 Laptop Is Good For AMD [View article]
    I found Microsoft Security Essentials to work really well. I installed it for free on XP and Win 7 computers. You get a free firewall and Free virus definition updates.

    Just search Google or Bing to find it.
    Aug 21 12:45 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why HP's $199 Laptop Is Good For AMD [View article]
    @Realtor

    1) No. I've never lost a file on a USB device that just crapped out. I've only lost files for failing to back them up on said USB device. USB devices are so cheap and plentiful that there is no reason not to have multiple devices. You should have a USB HDD for backup (I keep mine in a fire safe) and those little pen drives are very cheap and easy to use for storing files.

    2) Nope I've never misplaced a USB device. I guess SkyDrive fixes that unless of coarse you are worried about the NSA spying on ur files lol.

    4) I haven't lost any USB storage devices.

    5) It doesn't matter how secure my USB devices are because I don't have top secret files that need hiding.

    "Some companies don't even allow USB devices to be inserted into their enterprise because of virus, malware, etc."

    Yes well obviously some organisations must implement strict security protocols but I think for the average Joe that isn't really an issue.
    Aug 21 12:41 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why HP's $199 Laptop Is Good For AMD [View article]
    Hi Bruce.

    Two GB should be plenty for this style notebook and that's all I would need. I thought there was only 1 GB. I would only want to use it to access the internet on the go plus a little lite gaming or music playback.

    Where it says "non accessible" you normally find some guru on YouTube who explains how to access the "non accessible" ram modules. It remains to be seen what the max capacity of the mainboard actually is. You would need the mainboard model number to see if 2gb is actually the max.

    In terms of storage, I guess a pre-schooler could plug in a USB storage device or use SkyDrive.
    Aug 21 12:11 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why HP's $199 Laptop Is Good For AMD [View article]
    Have lots of old copies of office that work just fine.

    You can download MS Security Essentials for FREE. Why bother with Norton?

    Ram is cheap on the auction sites.

    I have quite a few SSD drives lying around so cheap to clone the drive to get a sudden burst of Mobile MOJO :)
    Aug 19 10:51 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Sell AMD: Traditional Markets Will Do Damage [View article]
    "AMD is a bag of paper".

    MediaTek, SK Hynix, AMD, and Micron Sales Surge in 1Q14!

    http://bit.ly/1kTm0Kz

    1Q14 / 1Q13 percent change = 28%

    Not bad for a bag of paper.

    It may be a bag of paper filled with golden nuggets :)
    Aug 19 10:44 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why HP's $199 Laptop Is Good For AMD [View article]
    @Rav

    I carry three devices when I am travelling. I have my smartphone, I like my Samsung android tablet and I also like a small portable Windows netbook type device.

    Android has allot to offer but I also like MS productivity appps. I like how the scheduling works, I like the alarm functionality, I like the calendar apps, and I like how they all work together with skydrive and office apps when you need them.

    I find some websites just won't display or work well with the Samsung tablet.

    Like I suppose when you are buying lollies from the supermarket you can buy a bag of PIC N MIX.

    So I am quite excited that AMD is working with both X86 and ARM.
    Aug 19 10:20 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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