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Intel amps up desktop performance with its first 8-core PC chip

The Core i7 chip is aimed at gaming and high-performance desktops

SAP, a devices company? Maybe, maybe not

SAP's patent application for a foldable device is more likely a competitive hedge than the precursor to a hardware play, one analyst says

Cisco -- that's right, Cisco -- soars in server sales

Cisco's success in blade server market may be as much about savvy marketing and good customer outreach as it is about technology

Server sales have turned a corner, IDC says

Intel's Grantley Xeon chip and the end of support for Windows Server 2003 should keep server makers busy for a while

HP recalls 6 million laptop power cords that can pose fire and burn hazards

There have been almost 30 reports of power cords overheating and melting

Dell adds Intel processor to new Wyse thin client

Dell wants to pack more power into its thin client used to access Web and server-based applications

Acer releases its own Chromebox, bringing the Google OS to desktops

The PC maker also announced its new Chromebook 11

Steve Ballmer steps down from Microsoft's board

'I have become very busy' since leaving Microsoft, Ballmer says in a letter to CEO Satya Nadella

HP Stream revealed: Microsoft's Chromebook killer is a Chromebook clone

German-language site Mobile Geeks recently uncovered specs on the HP Stream 14. It looks nice, but can it run Windows well enough?

Oracle gives Exadata some backward compatibility

Database 10gR2 is now supported on Oracle's flagship 'engineered system,' although caveats apply

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The InfoWorld Hardware Hall of Fame

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Desktops, laptops, Ultrabooks, tablets, convertibles, and all-in-ones; suddenly hardware decisions seem a lot more... more

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Intel's Nehalem simply sizzles

In a range of tests, the new quad-core Xeon processor shows huuuuge performance gains more

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