The year 2005 marks the 40th anniversary of Intel cofounder Gordon Moore's publication of Moore's Law, which predicted that the number of transistors on a processor doubles every 24 months. So far, Moore's Law has proven correct. In addition to merely increasing the number of transistors, both Intel and AMD launched dual-core processors in 2005, and systems vendors have been quick to offer machines featuring both Intel and AMD dual-core technology. But innovation in the hardware market is about more than just faster processors. Our Readers' Choice Hardware category highlights the performance, usability, and manageability of today's PC hardware. Dell was the overwhelming favorite, taking first place in five of the seven hardware subcategories.
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