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IFA 2012 – Samsung Reveals two All-In-One PCs

Published on August 30, 2012, in Press Release.

Samsung Electronics announced during a press conference on Wednesday at the IFA 2012 trade show in Berlin two all new All-In-One (AIO) PC Series 7 a 24 inch model and a 27 inch model. Designed like a Samsung Smart TV the AIO are set to directly compete against Apple’s iMac AIO PC. Built on the foundations of Samsung’s top of

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Tablet Shipments to Pass the 100 Million Mark in 2012

Published on August 24, 2012, in Tablets.

According to an ABIreseach report released on August 23rd, Tablet sales have reached nearly 25 million units with total shipments growing 36 percent quarter-over-quarter (QoQ) and 77 percent year-over-year (YoY). Apple is still leading the market with 69 percent market share and 17 million units shipped. Samsung maintained its second-place share for 2Q2012 with 8.1 percent despite shipment

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Who is Winning the Battle of the SSD vs HDD?

Published on August 22, 2012, in SSD, Tablets.

Solid State Drive SSD may have just won the battle of SSD vs HDD (Hard Disk Drive)  in the consumer PC world. While Intel realized that its PC competitive market landscape, has changed from what was once known as an IBM compatible PC system or x86 and its main rivalry AMD, the Personal Computer or PC world have changed

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Microsoft is Betting on its Own Surface Tablet Success

Published on August 22, 2012, in Tablets.

An IDC analyst told CNET that Microsoft is expected to build a more than 3 million Surface tablets, of both its Intel x86 Windows 8 and ARM Surface RT, Windows 8 RT Tablets.  The IDC analyst Bob O’Donnell said that ”There could be two ways to get Surface. Buy it outright for, let’s say, $599. Or $199 for a

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SanDisk Provides Smaller Form Factor X100 SSD for Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

SanDisk announces today at the Flash Memory Summit that it is providing Lenovo with its SanDisk X100 high performance solid state drive (SSD) in use in the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon, high-end 14 inch UltraBook PC. Starting at $1,249 the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon premium UltraBook will be available in two capacities 128GB and 256GB, following on

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Marvell and SanDisk Create New Generation Low Power High Performance Storage Microservers

Published on August 21, 2012, in Press Release, SSD.

Marvell and SanDisk announce today a collaboration on a new generation of microservers for enterprise cloud storage. Featuring an ARM-based Marvell processor with SanDisk’s SATA SSD modules, the solution offers an industry-leading combination of high performance, low power and extreme spatial efficiency for I/O intensive environments. Marvell is demonstrating the new platform at the 2012 Flash

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1H August NAND Flash Contract Prices Remains Stable After Production Cut Back

Published on August 21, 2012, in NAND Prices.

According to DRAMeXchange research, first half of August NAND contract prices are continuing to stabilize, with prices remaining either flat or showing small gains. As buyers and sellers remain divided over the future pricing trend. NAND Flash manufacturers like Samsung and Toshiba are continuing to impose tighter supply. 2Q12, NAND Flash vendors, financial reports shows that both

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How Tablets are Changing the Global IT World

Published on August 19, 2012, in Market Share, Tablets.

Most IT and business professionals have a company assigned Smartphone, a work laptop and according to an IDC survey based on a sample of 3124 respondents, 71 percent now have a tablet. The vast majority of these 61 percent use this daily for work. Of those who don’t own a tablet 80% intend to buy one over the

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How Much Can We Trust the Flash Memory Market Share Data ?

Published on August 17, 2012, in Market Share, Tablets.

To better analyze the NAND market we keep close track at the main product, companies and markets that consume NAND in their products. Out of which the most influential category is the mobile OS used in Smartphones and Tablets. Together they consume the largest chunk of the NAND market and out of which Apple and Samsung enjoy an almost duopoly status. A

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World’s First Retina MacBook Pro SSD Upgrade

Published on August 16, 2012, in MacBook, SSD.

Other World Computing (OWC) announced today the industry’s first high-performance Solid State Drive (SSD) upgrade for 2012 the Retina MacBook Pro. The OWC Mercury Aura Pro is  available in 480GB capacity, 87.5 percent more capacity than Apple’s 256GB model and quipped with a 6G (6Gb/s) SATA III SandForce SSD controller. The Aura Pro doesn’t come cheap, priced at $579.99, OWC had to custom design the

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