Category: Hardware

Intel Broadwell and Haswell CPUs Experiencing Reboots After Firmware Updates

Intel Broadwell and Haswell CPUs Experiencing Reboots After Firmware Updates

| January 15, 2018

Intel said today it is investigating an issue with Broadwell and Haswell CPUs after customers reported higher system reboot rates when they installed firmware updates for fixing the Spectre flaw. The hardware vendor said these systems are both home computers and data center servers. “We are working quickly with these customers to understand, diagnose and […]

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Prices Going Up on Laptops and Hard Drives, Thanks to Flooding in Thailand

Prices Going Up on Laptops and Hard Drives, Thanks to Flooding in Thailand

| January 26, 2012

The severe flooding in Thailand is causing a ripple effect in the electronics industry, as hard disk drive (HDD) manufacturers based there have been forced to close down. Thanks to HDD shortages, prices on hard drives are going up–and at least one PC manufacturer, Acer, is planning on raising laptop prices accordingly. About 40 percent […]

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