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  • 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 | Likes 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 | Likes 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 | Likes 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 | Likes 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 | 2 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
  • Why HP's $199 Laptop Is Good For AMD [View article]
    I am hoping to buy one of these laptops myself because I want a lite portable laptop with Win 8.1. I also want one of the latest AMD APU's so that I get the best graphics capabilities I can in an affordable package.

    Whilst this notebook alone may not move the needle for AMD, it is yet another product in AMD's wide and varied product assortment.

    It is good to see a product from a large brand name manufacturer utilising a Mullin's based APU.

    AMD are on somewhat of a roll with 10 million Sony PlayStations sold.

    I am kind of waiting for the possible announcement of the much anticipated custom SOC win expected in Q3 or Q4.
    Aug 19 07:45 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Sell AMD: Traditional Markets Will Do Damage [View article]
    xxavatarxx, just 2.9 days to cover ur short position. Shorts must be a bit nervous with the rising AMD share price.
    Aug 19 07:14 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Sell AMD: Traditional Markets Will Do Damage [View article]
    Broadwell may represent the latest greatest technology (kind of like the Ferrari of desktop process nodes). But the latest greatest technology is more expensive than a tried and trusted affordable technology. It's like comparing a Ferrari with a Toyota Corolla. Ferrari offers the latest fastest technology but you must pay through the nose for that technology while the Toyota Corolla is the mass market star performer.

    AMD APU's are competitive in some respects because they offer integrated Radeon graphics, they offer HSA, GCN, Mantle and other technology that helps the compute and graphics cores work together more effectively in the APU's.

    AMD's 28 nm process is an affordable reliable process that allows AMD to produce their APU's at a competitive price point.

    This is a price point and technology better suited to mix it up with ARM based products in affordable laptops, netbooks, etc.
    Aug 19 06:59 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Advanced Micro Devices Might Reward Patient Investors [View article]
    Vancouver Film School selects HP Z Workstations with AMD FirePro professional graphics

    "HP today announced that Vancouver Film School (VFS), Canada's premier post-secondary entertainment arts institution has installed 775 HP Z420 Workstations with AMD FirePro W7000 professional graphics. "

    http://bit.ly/1oA4cVG
    Aug 15 07:33 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Advanced Micro Devices Might Reward Patient Investors [View article]
    I believe the following article is relavent to this one on SA. Hopefully, AMD's success with the gaming consoles can in fact be emulated with custom ARM soc's.

    AMD to pump out flexible ARM-based CPUs for the enterprise

    "AMD is considering making custom ARM server processors for clients ordering them in bulk, essentially emulating its (winning) strategy with the gaming market where its chips power all three major traditional gaming consoles."

    http://bit.ly/1qbUi84
    Aug 15 06:59 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Advanced Micro Devices Might Reward Patient Investors [View article]
    10 MILLION Playstation consoles sold. Fabulous for Sony, fabulous for AMD. Fabulous for the gamers that are enjoying these state of the art gaming consoles.

    These sales translate into money in the bank for AMD but there are many other benefits for the company that contributors have mentioned in this forum.

    Gamers associate AMD with high performance graphics capabilities since AMD purchased ATI.

    Gaming studio's are optimising their games to run on AMD hardware.

    Production of these new gaming consoles is only just ramping up and there is an expectation that they will be selling for many years to come.

    This sounds very much like "Sticky Revenue" to me.
    Aug 14 08:12 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 40 Million More Reasons To Short AMD [View article]
    Every indication points to Q3 being a bumper quarter!

    Sony: PS4 sales top 10M

    http://seekingalpha.co...
    Aug 12 07:37 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • One Simple Reason Why AMD Can't Compete [View article]
    I don't think I've seen a faster bounce after the "post ER sell off".

    Perhaps there is some credence in the takeover rumour, perhaps not?

    Maybe people are quietly expecting a bumper third quarter ER.

    I notice the low after the "post ER sell off" was around $3.75; much higher than I have seen in the past post ER sell-off's.

    If you want more rumors check out this article:

    AMD 16nm Opteron and FX Processors with Upto 20 Cores are a Possibility in 2016-2017

    http://bit.ly/1pnIH9A

    "Now I must admit something, If all of this comes true, AMD will be making one helluva comeback in 2016."
    Aug 11 07:35 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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