AMD launches mobile versions of its screaming-fast Kaveri processors

Advanced Micro Devices is launching its code-named Kaveri processors for mobile device. The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company says the chips represent one of the biggest technical advances that the company has made in some time. Kaveri chips are meant for games and other high-performance applications, and now they’ll go into laptops and other mobile devices.

In defense of the laptop. ‘I’m not dead yet!’

I am often asked about the state of innovation in the seemingly mature world of laptop hardware. At a time when smartphones and tablets have become the darlings of modern computing, is there still room for new breakthroughs in laptop design and user interface?