Friday, February 14, 2014

Sony Goes Out of PC Market: VAIO's future looks uncertain!

Sony is selling off its PC department - the VAIO (acronym for "Visual Audio Intelligent Organizer") brand to be more precise along with related assets and workforce. The buyer is a Japanese investment group called Japan Industrial Partners (JIP). With this deal in effect, Sony will no longer manufacture or sell PCs under the VAIO brand name. According the reports the transition will be finalized within the 1st quarter of 2014. After that you may still be able to buy VAIO laptops but those won’t be from Sony!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

MSI Unveils New FM2+ Gaming Motherboards

During my overview of MSI's gaming series I came out highly impressed for what the firm has done with its newest range of motherboards. I liked the clean and clutter free layouts, striking color scheme along with all the game-centric features that MSI has packed in these boards. I also couldn't deny the value that was in offer. My only complain was the lack of availability on AMD side of things and that too seems to have remedied with Micro Star International unveiling two brand new mainboards for AMD's APU platform! Based on FM2+ socket, these boards are - A88X-G45 GAMING and A88XM GAMING!

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Haswell-E: The next big thing?

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One of the more interesting news to reach us here at Technoprozium during this last New Year’s Eve is about Intel’s upcoming HEDT (High End Desktop) Haswell-E processors. Haswell-E is supposed to supplant Ivy Bridge-E at the highest end of Intel’s desktop spectrum. According to reports published by various hardware review sites, we are looking at a third quarter 2014 release which would put it somewhere between July and September. In recent times, Intel has been quite immaculate with its "Tick-tock" execution which dictates that the firm replaces an existing core-architecture with a new one within roughly a one year time frame. If you remember that Ivy Bridge-E was introduced around the same time last year, this news is not that much surprising. However, as always the devil lies in detail!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Happy New Year: Looking forward to 2014

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We at Technoprozium, wish you all a very happy and prosperous new year! Time flies by at the speed of light with happy computing and as we say goodbye to 2013, we're very much confident that 2014 will bring the best yet! Here, we would like to take a moment to share our thoughts on a few things that we can expect this year.