News Bits: Dell Latitude E-series Leaked, AMD Makes a Move, Microsoft Wants Yahoo

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Dell Latitude E-series pics, specs leak

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The Dell Latitude E-series notebook has been leaked onto the Internet. It features a 14.1-inch display with WXGA and WXGA+ LED options, as well as variants with 12.1- and 13.3-inch displays. Features include DisplayPort, eSATA, and PC Card/ExpressCard slots.

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AMD to take 50% of dedicated notebook GPU market

AMD’s market share of the dedicated notebook graphics market will rise to over 50% in Q2 this year. HP and Dell are planning to adopt AMD’s latest graphics card models. According to the report, 55 – 60% of notebook maker’s high-end notebooks will have the ATI M82 and M86 dedicated graphics cards because they consume less power and cost less.

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Microsoft offers $44.6 billion for Yahoo

Microsoft today made an unsolicited offer of $44.6 billion for Yahoo. This will be the largest acquisition ever made by the firm. Microsoft plans to counter Google with the acquisition. Microsoft and Yahoo have been discussing the deal since late 2006; Microsoft decided it was time to make a move in late 2007 when Yahoo’s stock price continued to fall.

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Sager introduces NP2092 with Penryn processors

Sager has refreshed its 15.4-inch gaming notebook with the new Intel Penryn processor. It starts at $1,169 with dedicated Nvidia 8600M-GT 512MB graphics and is shipping now.

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Third undersea cable cut to Middle East
A third Internet cable going to the Middle East has been cut. Two cables were cut earlier this week. One of the two cables is expected to be repaired by Feb. 12, while the other’s repair date is unknown. Internet and phone traffice from Egypt to India has been scrambled by the loss of the two cables.

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