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‘Call of Duty: Black Ops II’ launch generates over $500 Million in Sales

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(Best Syndication News ) - Over $500 million in sales were generated during the first 24 hours after the release of Activision Blizzard’s Call of Duty: Black Ops II. Activision Publishing, Inc., the wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI), made the announcement based on Chart-Track information and internal company estimates.

Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard, Inc., said that they believe Call of Duty is the largest entertainment launch of the year, and also the largest over the last four years. Kotick points out that the Call of Duty franchise exceeded box office sales of movie like Harry Potter and Star Wars. Despite the successful launch of Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Kotick said due to the challenging macro-economic environment that the company is still cautious for the rest of 2012 and 2013.

Intel introduces new DC S3700 Solid State Device Storage

Intel's DC S3700 Series Storage - credit: Intel

(Best Syndication News) - Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) announced their next-generation Solid State Device (SSD) DC S3700 Series of storage. The new storage offers fast read and write speeds and are available in 100, 200, 400, and 800 GB capacities.

Intel said that the SSD DC S3700 drives would work well for high-performance computing, as well as cloud-computing applications. The new technology alleviates bottlenecks for transmitting the information from several requests at one time.

Sony unveils VAIO Tap 20 PC Tablet Hybrid

Sony VAIO Tap 20 All-in-one PC / Tablet Hybrid - credit: Sony

(Best Syndication News) - With just days until the release of Microsoft Windows 8, Sony unveiled a mobile tabletop PC called the VAIO Tap 20 PC. It is a combination of a tablet and a PC. The hybrid design can work with a wireless keyboard and mouse turning it into a PC.

The VAIO Tap 20 PC has a 10-point multi-touch screen that will work well with the new Windows 8 operating system. The large 20-inch screen, with a built-in stand, can be adjusted to many different angles. The tablet can be used without a keyboard and mouse and laid flat on a tabletop. Add the wireless keyboard and mouse and it can be used like a regular PC computer.

AT&T 4G LTE Tablets from ASUS and Samsung shipping with Windows 8 this Fall

(Best Syndication News) - Two new tablets that are compatible with the AT&T 4G LTE network will ship with the Windows 8 operating system and be available for this 2012 holiday shopping season. The ASUS VivoTab™ RT is a 10.1” tablet and the Samsung ATIV Smart PC has a dockable keyboard option.

The ASUS VivoTab RT is the first Windows RT 4G LTE tablet that has a quad-core processor. The faster performance of the processor helps with everything from watching movies, playing games, and being productive. The tablet is ultra-thin and light. The tablet comes with 32GB of storage and the NVIDIA quad-core Tegra 3 TE processor. The VivoTab RT includes the Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 RT Preview Edition.

MSI introduces GX60 Gaming Laptop that can use Three External Monitors

MSI GX60 Laptop - MSI

(Best Syndication News) - MSI is launching the new GX60 laptop computer that has the ability to connect to three external monitors. The laptop was designed for video game enthusiasts that want to have a super-wide angle ultra HD experience. The video game can be display over the three monitors to give more exciting game play.

The laptop includes the AMD A10-4600M quad-core processor that has the HD7660G display function. The latest AMD HD7970M discrete graphics card with 256-bit memory bandwidth and 2GB GDDR5 display memory comes in the laptop. The Eyefinity three monitor output allows for the multi-screen display. The SteelSeries keyboard is designed for a lot of use. There is a SSD Super RAID with an mSATA interface. The Audio Boost is the best available sound option available for laptops. The earphone jacks are gold-plated for the best sound quality. The main system memory is able to handle up to 16 GB.

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