HP Spectre 13 Now Comes in Ultrabook or Convertible Configurations

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HP’s flagship consumer ultrabook Spectre line is getting some changes for the holidays. This year, the slim and unibody machined metal Ultrabook will be coming in two configurations–a standard Ultrabook clamshell with a touchscreen that works just as a laptop, or a second Spectre 13 x2 configuration with a detachable display that converts the form […]

Google Unveils New Chromebooks with Better Battery Life

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Google and Intel just announced a line of new Chromebooks today at the Intel Developer Forum, and they each come packing with Intel’s latest fourth-generation Haswell processors. The companies revealed four new Chromebooks in all, two of which are from HP and Acer (current Chromebook partners), and the other two are from Toshiba and Asus, […]

Intel Launches New Bay Trail Atom Chips for Tablets

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Just a couple months after launching its fourth-generation Haswell processors, Intel is updating its Atom lineup with new Bay Trail chips for Windows 8 and Android tablets. The new 22nm chips use Intel’s newest Silvermont architecture, and are officially dubbed the Z3000 series. These new processors will go head-to-head with ARM and nVidia in the […]

Quark Inside: Intel’s Plan to Tackle the Smartwatch and Wearables Market

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Intel’s Developer Forum happening this week in San Francisco, California was largely overshadowed by Apple’s unveiling of the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c smartphones, but new Intel processors could help the iPhone hardware stay connected to wearable computing devices like smartwatches. At the IDF showcase, Intel CEO Brian Krzanhich had introduced a new processor called […]

Surface Pro 2 Rumors Point to Better Battery Life, User Experience

The Surface Pro 2 is rumored to come with more RAM, Intel Haswell Core i5 processor, and improved battery life over the first generation model it replaces.

New leaked specs for Microsoft’s second generation Surface computing tablets have emerged, and the updated specs on these slate devices will provide users with a better experience thanks to significantly improved battery life with the inclusion of Intel’s latest Haswell processors. The Pro model, which is expected to debut with Windows 8.1 pre-loaded, will come […]

New iMac Release Possible in September as Deals Arrive

Moves suggest Apple is planning a new iMac release in the near future.

A collection of new iMac deals and dwindling inventory suggest Apple is preparing a new iMac release for September or October, which could come alongside new MacBook Pro models. The new iMac for late 2013 will likely include the new Intel Haswell processor that is currently in the MacBook Air. Battery life is not an […]

New MacBook Pro Release With Haswell Likely in September

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Apple may soon announce new MacBook Pro models with a faster, more power efficient Intel Haswell processor that could dramatically improve battery life and portability without a bump in price. It’s been over a year since Apple announced a new MacBook Pro and nearly 200 days since a new MacBook Pro with Retina Display, and […]

Can Samsung Do for Tizen What HP Failed to Do for webOS?

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In a recent interview, Samsung head J.K. Shin revealed his company’s ambitions for Tizen as the company is exploring ways to turn every piece of consumer electronics it makes smart by powering them with the OS that was jointly developed alongside chip-maker Intel. This could mean that Tizen, or core parts of the OS, could […]

Apple’s MacBook Pro Line Not Refreshed at WWDC

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It may come as no surprise to people who follow the Apple tech rumors that they announced at their annual Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) new MacBook Air models. They are based on the 4th Generation Intel Core architecture and are code named “Haswell.” What is interesting is that while many manufacturers are releasing Haswell-equipped computers, […]

Intel’s Merrifield Could Be a Huge Smartphone Game Changer in 2014

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At the Computex show, chip-maker Intel had shown off designs for its latest chipsets for high-end computing as well as for more power conservative smartphones. Merrifield, which is an Atom processor based around a 22 nm design, is one such chip that Intel was showing off, and the silicon could have a huge impact in […]

Samsung’s Galaxy S4 With Intel Inside Could Rule the World

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It looks like Samsung may be working on a new version of the Galaxy S4 flagship smartphone, this time eschewing the ARM-based Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 and the Exynos 5 Octa processors for a competing Intel Atom CPU at its heart. A slide revealed by Engadget from Intel’s presentation shows off new mobile devices that have been […]

Intel Delivers the Promise of Global 4G LTE Roaming

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Intel is hoping to rule the world’s mobile broadband airwaves with a single LTE modem that would be compatible for global roaming. Potentially, this means that any smartphone with Intel’s LTE modem could work on any LTE network around the world. The modem was demonstrated at the Computex show in Taiwan for the first time. […]

Intel Teases Powerful, But Quiet Tablet

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In announcing some of its next generation chipsets, Intel also teased a new tablet design that is aimed at delivering plenty of performance and power while at the same time promising a quieter computing experience. The tablet itself will utilize Intel’s powerful fourth generation Core i-processor code named Haswell while using a fan-less design. News […]

Intel to Distance Itself From Netbooks, Dumps Atom Brand on Laptops, Convertible

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In a bid to distance itself from the failed netbook computing form factor, Intel will not be using its Atom brand in upcoming laptops and convertible devices. However, Atom will continue to exist in standalone tablets. “When Intel speaks to customers internally about micro-architectures, Atom is out, Silvermont is in,” the world’s largest chip-maker told CNET.  According […]

ARM Holdings Should Brace Itself for Potential Samsung Exit

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ARM Holdings, the company whose processor designs is used in an overwhelming majority of the smartphones available today, is the dominant chip-maker in the mobile space after Intel’s initial failure to break into mobility. However, a changing mobile climate and repeated murmurs of a rumored tiff between Samsung and Android should have ARM scared. Rumors […]