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Acer tops overall commercial desktop category with 26.4% of share: IDC

Research firm IDC ranked Acer as no. 1 PC player in the commercial desktop category. The results are based on IDC’s Quarterly Personal Computing Device Tracker, May 2017. Acer has topped the list of leading vendors with 26.4 percent of share in the commercial desktop category in the country. Acer achieved the top spot in the category with a quarter on quarter growth of 67 percent accelerating the performance of the company. 
“We are delighted to be positioned as a Leader in commercial Desktop space. Over the last couple of quarters, Acer has recorded a massive growth in the commercial desktop market in India. Our strong footholds in various sectors like BFSI, Government, Education and corporates has helped us achieve the top position.”Sudhir Goel, Acer IndiaAlong with sizeable wins from the Government projects, K12 and the education segment, BFSI, ITeS and large private corporates. Acer’s commercial side of the business observed significant traction that helped it maintain its stronghold in the commercial desktop category.
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Computex 2017: Dell unveils two all-in-one (AIO) and a gaming laptop with enhanced VR capabilities

At Computex 2017, Dell unveiled two new all-in-ones (AIO) named Inspiron 27 7000 All-in-One (AIO) and Inspiron 24 5000 All-in-One (AIO) along with a new gaming desktop, which are part of its widely-known Inspiron PC product line. All the three products are available for purchase on Dell.com and third party retailers like JD.com in China. The global launch will be in coming few weeks.Dell has raised the bar by including Dell’s iconic virtually borderless ‘InfinityEdge’ display that offers an exquisite edge-to-edge viewing experience for multimedia entertainment and online streaming. The company has also added “Ready for VR” configurations capable of delivering immersive experiences through high-end VR headsets like HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. Dell stated that it is the only OEM in the industry that provides end-to-end VR solutions from VR content creation and playback to serving VR content via Dell cloud servers and infrastructure. Commenting on the new products, Ray Wah, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Dell Consumer and Small Business Product Group, said: “Dell has experienced 17 consecutive quarters of PC growth by continuously innovating with our PC designs and experiences.”Inspiron 27 7000 AIO (27-inch) is powered by a AMD 8 Core Ryzen™ processors, and it is equipped with AMD Radeon™ RX 500 series graphics card with GDDR5 memory. It can support upto 16GB of DDR4 2400MHz memory. It consists of two HDMI terminals, three USB 3.1 Type-A ports, and one USB 3.1 type-C port, and a USB 2.0 port. It is priced at $999.99.Inspiron 24 5000  features a 24-inch InfinityEdge IPS FHD touch display. It is powered by a 7th Gen AMD processors and AMD Polaris RX500 graphics. It comes with two USB 3.1 Type-A ports, and one USB 3.1 type-C port, and two USB 2.0 port. It is priced at $699.99.

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Intel is nearly ready to ship a PC that’s as big as a credit card

Intel’s Compute Card will ship beginning in August, with nearly a dozen partners at the ready to develop compatible products for the ultra-small PC.Designed as a kind of interchangeable “guts” for devices like digital signage, kiosks, smart TVs, and even 2-in-1 computers, the Compute Card is functionally a complete computer that’s still small enough to fit inside a wallet.Inside the Compute Card’s 55mm x 94.5mm x 5mm form factor is not just graphics and on-board storage, but also 4GB of DDR3 RAM, an Intel-branded processor, and both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.

Originally shown off at CES 2017, Intel has four models of the Compute Card planned for release. You can take a gander at how each model’s specifications match up to one another in the graphic below:

Additionally, Intel announced that early partners such as LG, Sharp, and Foxconn are already working on Compute Card-compatible products. LG and Sharp are currently slated to make smart monitors and digital signage, respectively, while Foxconn (as well as companies like ECS, Seneca and NexDoc) are developing miniature desktops and all-in-one PCs that can be easily upgraded by swapping out Compute Cards.Other partners like Dell, Lenovo, HP and Pasuntech were also announced, but have yet to declare any products they intend to make using the Compute Card.It’s uncertain yet if Intel’s standardized plug-ins will take off, (pricing details are being saved for a later date) but we’re definitely intrigued by the concept and will keep an eye on where Intel’s micro-PCs take it next.
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AMD shows off new Ryzen Threadripper features at Computex

We’ve heard a heap already about AMD’s answer to the Intel Core i9 enthusiast CPU range, but the company was keen to flesh out the details of its Ryzen 9 Threadripper CPU offerings at the Computex 2017 show in Taiwan. Much of the anticipation around Threadripper stemmed from the rumors that AMD would be launching a 16 core 32 thread monster CPU, and the company confirmed these suspicions at a press conference today.Apart from the fact that the top-of-the-range Ryzen 9 CPU will double the number of cores of the RYZEN 7, every one of the supercharged CPU range will come with 64 PCIe 3.0 lanes to allow an exceptional volume of data to be received in parallel.  
Ryzen 9 Threadripper specsA ‘chipset’ off the old block
Backing up this extreme horsepower are four slots of DDR4 RAM that will be consistent across each of the units in the Threadripper range. The processors will run on the new X399 platform which rely on a totally new chipset and already have motherboard configurations announced by the likes of ASRock, ASUS, Gigabyte and MSI. The CPU will launch at some point in the June, July, August period, with pricing details to be released closer to the launch date.

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Intel PC that can fit in a wallet starts shipping this August

Intel’s Compute Card will ship beginning in August, with nearly a dozen partners at the ready to develop compatible products for the ultra-small PC.Designed as a kind of interchangeable “guts” for devices like digital signage, kiosks, smart TVs, and even 2-in-1 computers, the Compute Card is functionally a complete computer that’s still small enough to fit inside a wallet.Inside the Compute Card’s 55mm x 94.5mm x 5mm form factor is not just graphics and on-board storage, but also 4GB of DDR3 RAM, an Intel-branded processor, and both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.

Originally shown off at CES 2017, Intel has four models of the Compute Card planned for release. You can take a gander at how each model’s specifications match up to one another in the graphic below:

Additionally, Intel announced that early partners such as LG, Sharp, and Foxconn are already working on Compute Card-compatible products. LG and Sharp are currently slated to make smart monitors and digital signage, respectively, while Foxconn (as well as companies like ECS, Seneca and NexDoc) are developing miniature desktops and all-in-one PCs that can be easily upgraded by swapping out Compute Cards.Other partners like Dell, Lenovo, HP and Pasuntech were also announced, but have yet to declare any products they intend to make using the Compute Card.It’s uncertain yet if Intel’s standardized plug-ins will take off, (pricing details are being saved for a later date) but we’re definitely intrigued by the concept and will keep an eye on where Intel’s micro-PCs take it next.
Intel vs AMD: Which chip maker makes the best processors?

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Here’s one more sign the 2017 MacBook Pro could be announced next week

It’s looking more likely the MacBook Pro 2017 is on the way soon, as Apple has seemingly hinted prospective shoppers should wait until after its big WWDC keynote before deciding to commit to the current model.Shipping dates for the 15-inch MacBook Pro ordered via Apple’s website have been pushed out, with free delivery offered to those willing to wait until June 6-8. That’s smack dab in the middle of Apple’s WWDC 2017 conference.Though we won’t learn for sure until Apple takes the stage next week, this could be a sign the tech giant plans to announce an updated version of its top-shelf laptop. Apple could be offering up subtle encouragement to hold off buying an outdated version of the 15-inch MacBook Pro.
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Not all MacBooks have an extended free shipping date, however: the 13-inch and Touch Bar-less editions can currently be delivered to US doorsteps for free just 24 hours after placing an order. At the time of writing, only the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar has seen its free shipping dates stretched out.That said, we wouldn’t be surprised if Apple refreshes its entire MacBook line at WWDC, as a report from earlier this month claims a new 12-inch MacBook and MacBook Air are expected to debut at Apple’s keynote event in addition to a new MacBook Pro.Will Apple reinvigorate its laptop line following a tough bout of competition from the likes of Microsoft Surface? Fingers crossed we’ll know exactly what’s on Apple’s mind come next week.
Via MacRumors
Might the new MacBook Pro join the ranks of the best laptops?

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