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Dell Teases Own Studio-Style PC

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Dell Teases Own Studio-Style PC

Dell refuses to be left out of the fancy AIO PC game-- following Microsoft announcement of the Surface Studio, the Adobe Max conference has the company announces it will be revealing a similar machine at CES 2017.

Little is known about the mystery machine, but Dell says it has been "envisioned in 2014." A spot of detective work brings a concept design seen back at Dell World 2014, a PC replacing the regular keyboard and mouse combo with a large horizontal touchscreen named the "Smart Desk." This machine fits the teaser perfectly, since it also involves a touchscreen-equipped offering.

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Broadcom Buys Brocade

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Broadcom Buys Brocade

Broadcom sets to expand its chip making business with the $5.9 billion all-cash acquisition of Brocade Communications Systems, consolidating its position within the networking industry.

Formerly known as Avago Technologies, Singapore-based Broadcom is known for connectivity chips used in devices ranging from smartphones to servers. Meanwhile Broadcom makes networking switches, software and storage products. As such, the acquisition can be seen as a move by Broadcom to shift from reliance on smartphone market, especially following the declining sales faced by its biggest customer, Apple.

However Broadcom will not retain the entirety of Brocade-- Broadcom plans to sell the Brocade networking hardware business in order to avoid competition with its top customers, such as Cisco.

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Microsoft Takes on AIO PCs With Surface Studio

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Microsoft Takes on AIO PCs With Surface Studio

The Microsoft 2016 Surface Event 2016 was, predictably, all about the Surface line-- with the headliner being the Surface Studio, an AIO PC with a four-point hinge turning the display into a tabletop touchscreen.

The Studio is an impressive machine, with a 28-inch 4500 x 3000 resolution display within a minimalist design. Inside are an Intel Core i5 or Core i7 quad-core CPU, Nvidia GeForce dGPU, up to 32GB RAM and 2.1 surround sound system. A single cable provides power, while cabled connectivity comes through x4 USB 3.0 sockets, ethernet and a headphone jack. The included peripherals, namely the keyboard and mouse, are wireless.

One can also pair the Studio with the same stylus used by other Surface devices, the Surface Pen-- which is where tilting the display back makes most sense, since it turns the machine into a virtual arts canvas. Microsoft also offers the "Surface Dial," a curious hardware jog wheel able to handle a variety of context-based tasks.

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HPE Confirms Hybrid IT Focus, Layoffs

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HPE Confirms Hybrid IT Focus, Layoffs

HPE CEO Meg Whitman confirms a couple of reports the company's annual security analyst meeting-- HPE will push into hybrid IT with Internet of Things (IoT) investment as it slashes employee numbers even further.

As well as the IoT, HPE hybrid IT investment will include composable infrastructure and software defined tools. The Machine, an effort in revamping computing and memory announced back in 2014, is also closer to commercialisation thanks to the HPE being more nimble and innovative than the larger likes of Dell.

In addition the company is making grounds into high performance computing, all-flash arrays and converged infrastructure, all "strong and growing markets where HPE is well positioned" according to Whitman. As for the cloud, HPE looks to be investing into private cloud since companies are bringing operations back in house where appropriate.

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Intel Rises in Q3 But Expects Q4 Decline

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Intel Rises in Q3 But Expects Q4 Decline

Intel reports record revenues of $15.8 billion for fiscal Q3 2016-- a 9% Y-o-Y increase-- while profits are up by 6% Y-o-Y to $4.5bn, but despite such results Chipzilla expects declines for the coming quarter.

"It was an outstanding quarter, and we set a number of new records across the business," CEO Brian Krzanich says. "In addition to strong financials, we delivered exciting new technologies while continuing to align our people and products to our strategy. We're executing well, and these results show Intel’s continuing transformation to a company that powers the cloud and billions of smart, connected devices."

The Intel Client Computing Group still accounts for the lion's share (over 50%) of revenues to make $8.9bn, a 4.5% Y-o-Y increase driven by growing shipment volumes and incrasing notebook chip ASPs. Meanwhile the datacentre group sees revenues increase by 10% Y-o-Y to $4.6bn thanks to higher spending by cloud computing services.

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