Will Your Next Netbook Come with ARM Inside?

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*+-Having conquered the smartphone market and emerging consumer tablet market with its reference chip designs, ARM is looking towards the mobile PC market for growth and the company’s ambitious goal is to have its chips inside half of all mobile PCs sold by 2015. ARM’s reference chip designs are found in many popular consumer products, […]

Acer to Introduce New Intel-Powered Android Honeycomb Tablet at Computex?

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*+-While Asus is teasing its own phone-pad hybrid, rival Acer may be releasing an Intel Atom-based tablet running the Android Honeycomb platform at Computex next week. The tablet would bear a 10-inch form factor and would utilize Intel’s Oak Trail chips, which is based on the Atom processor line. Acer would be among the first […]

Microsoft: Intel’s Windows 8 Statements Were Wrong

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*+-After Intel had released claims that there will be four different variations of the forthcoming desktop-class Windows 8 operating system for ARM devices, and that the apps on the ARM variants aren’t compatible with each other, Microsoft is saying that its traditional x86 partner is wrong, though the Redmond, Washington software giant did not give […]

Windows 8 on ARM Won’t Run Legacy Apps, Geared Towards Tablets

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*+-At the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this year, Microsoft had announced that it will be porting its Windows operating system to run on ARM chipsets, but the company’s largest chipmaker partner isn’t concerned about the prospect of Windows on ARM because Windows 8 can’t run legacy applications, crucial to businesses. According to Intel’s Renée James, Windows […]

Smartphones With ‘Intel Inside’ Coming 2012

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*+-After announcing that Intel and its partners will be showing off tablets with Intel Atom-based processors at the Computex trade show at the end of this month, Intel has also announced that smartphones running the company’s chips may appear as soon as 2012. CEO Paul Otellini denies rumors that the company may once again turn […]

Intel: 10 New Tablets Running Intel Chips Coming to Computex

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*+-Intel is promising that 10 new tablets will be arriving and debuting at the Computex trade show in Taiwan later this year that will run on its Atom-based chips in the latest battle against ARM in the mobile space. The move will see placement of Oak Trail processors, which is built on the Atom platform, […]

Lenovo LePad to Launch as IdeaPad Tablet K1?

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*+-We had last glimpsed the Lenovo LePad tablet at CES where the device came with a unique U1 dock that turns the Android Honeycomb tablet into a Windows 7, Intel Core i5-powered laptop, and now there is speculation that the LePad will launch outside of China under Lenovo’s consumer-centric IdeaPad moniker as the IdeaPad Tablet […]

Intel Will Power MacBooks for the Foreseeable Future

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*+-Last week we reported on a rumor that Apple would be ditching Intel processors for the competing ARM processors, a move similar to the Apple’s jump from PowerPC processors to Intel in 2006. The rumor was met with some som skepticism, but not completely ruled out as it would have provided Apple with something the company loves […]

Potential MeeGo Phone Partners Were Threatened by Nokia

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*+-The lack of interest in the MeeGo operating system, created as a joint venture between Intel and Nokia, was probably due to the fact that other phone-makers viewed Nokia had too much of an influence in the mobile operating system prior to its announcement that it would focus its efforts on Windows Phone 7 at […]

Toshiba Satellite E305 Review – Notebooks.com Editor’s Choice Award

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*+-The Toshiba Satellite E305 is a Blue Label notebook available exclusively at Best Buy which comes with an amazing feature set and a price of just over $900. This metal bodied beauty isn’t perfect, but it does offer a great value and earns our Notebooks.com Editor’s Choice Award. In short, the Satellite E305 is one […]

Apple Migrating to ARM for Entire Computing Lineup?

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*+-Apple is speculated to be moving its entire computing lineup with its laptops and desktops to the ARM chipset and away from Intel’s architecture. The recent rumor being reported by SemiAccurate would mark Apple’s second transition to a newer chipset in its desktops and laptops, first from PowerPC to Intel, and now if true from […]

Intel Profits and Shares Up Thanks to Mobile Adoption

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*+-Intel announced their first quarter earnings and the company’s share price jumped as a result. The chip maker saw a 6.7% spike in share prices after announcing they had a record 29% rise in earnings during the first quarter of 2011. Revenue grew from $10.3 Billion in Q1 2010 to $12.8 Billion this year. Earnings […]

Intel Prematurely Announces Asus Eee Pad Slider to Use Atom CPU

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*+-While it was believed that the Asus Eee Pad Slider Android Honeycomb tablet would be utilizing a dual-core ARM-based NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor at the CES unveiling, Intel had put together a page suggesting that Asus’s Android tablet would be utilizing an Atom-based CPU instead. Though the page has since been removed, Liluputing had managed […]

Morning Wrapup: Eee Pad Transformer, Dragon Dictate 2.0 and USB 3.0 News

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*+-This morning in Notebooks we have news about the U.S. release date of the Asus Eee Pad Transformer, a review of Dragon Dictate 2.0 for Mac, a timeline for when you might see USB 3.0 in more notebooks and a review of the Scosche MotorMouth II Bluetooth speaker phone and streaming device. If you have been waiting for a notebook with […]

Intel Atom-Powered Honeycomb Tablets Coming Later This Year

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*+-While it seems that all of Google’s Android 3.0 slates that have been released or are about to be released will utilize ARM-based chipsets, Intel is finalizing deals that will lead to Atom-based Android tablets hitting the market in the third quarter of this year, securing a major win for the world’s largest semiconductor maker, […]

Intel Gives MeeGo Tablet UI a Facelift

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*+-At the Intel Developer Forum, a reference hardware tablet running the MeeGo operating system, which was originally intended as a joint effort between Nokia and Intel until the former pulled out in favor of Windows Phone 7. In China, as part of the Intel Developer Forum, Intel and partner Tencents are looking to position MeeGo […]

After Oak Trail, Intel to Tackle Tablet Market with Cloverview CPU

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*+-During its announcement of its latest Oak Trail processors for tablets, which is based on a 45 nm manufacturing process, Intel also hinted that Cloverview will be the next tablet-capable processor to succeed the Oak Trail Atom-based processor for tablets. Cloverview will utilize an even more power efficient 32 nm manufacturing process, which is similar […]

Intel Pays for Kno Tablet Designs in Latest Funding Round

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*+-In the latest funding round where Kno sees a $30 million cash infusion from Intel Capital and Advance Publications, Intel will also get to license Kno’s hardware reference designs for its single- and dual-screen tablets targeted at the education market. News of the Intel licensing comes after Know had indicated that it would abandon the […]