AMD’s Geeky Valentine’s Day Card

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My wife wasn’t too concerned when I received a Valentine’s Day card from another girl yesterday. In fact we both laughed about it and we both applauded AMD for a creative PR stunt. AMD launched its power sipping APU at CES 2011 and I really liked them. The APU earned Notebooks.com’s Best Innovation Award at […]

MeeGo UX for tablets demoed

Undeterred by a week of bad news, Intel is demonstrating the tablet user experience for MeeGo at Mobile World Congress. Our friends at Netbook News have an excellent video of a demo unit in which they ask some very important questions.   

Sucks to be Intel this week

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Look up the word “loser” on the Internet this week and you might hear the Intel chime in the background. Or at least that’s the impression I got after reading reaction to this week’s big tech announcements.   

MacBook Air Getting Second-Gen Intel Core CPU in June?

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It looks like Apple may refresh the ultra-portable MacBook Air notebook–available currently in 11- and 13-inch screen sizes–to accommodate Intel’s second-generation Core processor, known as Sandy Bridge according to the latest Internet reports. Our own Josh Smith had written over at Notebooks.com that the move will deliver for Apple and to consumers better graphics performance: […]

Did Intel Flash a Medfield-Powered MeeGo Smartphone Prototype on Stage?

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It looks like chip-maker Intel may have flashed a smartphone prototype sporting the company’s forthcoming Medfield mobile processor chipset on stage at a company sales conference last week. The prototype hardware may even be running the MeeGo operating system, which is jointly developed by Intel and Nokia as the two fight the smartphone war against […]

Is This the MeeGo-Powered Nokia Tablet Phone?

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With rumors that Nokia will be announcing its first MeeGo-powered smartphone, which has been referred to as the Nokia N9 on the Internet so far, at Mobile World Congress, we are now glimpsing an image of what is believed to be Nokia’s 4.5-inch tablet/smartphone hybrid. Previous leaks of the device shows a form factor similar […]

Evolve III Maestro Slate Triple Boots Android, MeeGo, Windows 7

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Having a hard time post-CES deciding whether you want a consumer-oriented tablet that runs Windows 7 on an Intel Atom-based CPU or an Linux-based Android tablet? With the Evolve III Maestro tablet, hopefully you’ll no longer have to decide as the slate is able to boot into Windows 7, Android, or the MeeGo operating system, […]

Samsung Slider 7 Offers Alternative Netvertible Form Factor (Video)

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Samsung was really cautious about calling its Slider 7 a PC, netbook, or even tablet at the Consumer Electronics Show where the company had a huge presence. The device offers a sliding and tilting screen–an industrial design that HTC had helped to pioneer with its dual-boot Windows HTC Shift tablet–and with internal netbook components–such as […]

Microsoft Officially Announces Windows on a Chip for Intel, AMD, ARM

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Well, whadda ya know. Microsoft has just dropped a press release officially announcing that the next version of Windows will support System on a Chip (SoC) architecture including ARM-based systems from NVidia, Qualcomm, and Texas Instruments. This will all get highlighted in tonight’s keynote speech, and the press release indicates that we will see a […]

Lenovo IdeaPad S100 Netbook Gets Hands-On Treatment (Video)

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Notebooks.com was able to get some hands-on time with the latest S100 notebook from Lenovo, and they came away impressed with the product. As a successor to the Lenovo S10-3, the S100 comes with a retail price point starting at $329 and comes with color configurations. Lenovo has extended the lid color now to the […]

Motion CL900 Brings Rugged Design to Windows 7 Tablet (Video)

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The Motion CL900 is a Windows 7 tablet with a rugged design that’s powered by an Intel Atom Oak Trail CPU clocked at 1.5 GHz. The tablet can be configured with either a Windows 7 Professional or Windows 7 Home Premium OS. It’s rubberized aluminum-alloy internal frame offers rugged durability while meeting military specs for […]

Intel targets tablets with tiny 310 Series SSDs

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In a press release yesterday, Intel announced their new 310 Series of Solid-State Drives (SSD), which they claim offer all the performance of their X-25 drives but in 1/8th the size. They’re promoting them as performance boosters for dual-drive notebooks, ideal storage drives for tablets, and unshakable data bunkers in rugged computers.   

MSI 10-Inch Windows Tablet Coming January or February

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According to a DigiTimes report, MSI may be launching its Windows-based WindPad tablet in January or February, ahead of plans for the company’s Android-based tablets that are slated for an April or May launch. Unlike the Android tablet models, the Windows WindPad from MSI will favor Intel’s Atom-based Oak Trail processor over an ARM-based CPU. […]

Intel Atom to Appear in Tablets, Smartphone Ambitions Delayed

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Intel’s CEO Paul Otellini told an audience at the Barclays Capital’s Global Technology Conference in San Francisco, California today that the company’s low-powered chips will appear in at least 35 tablets from various manufacturers in 2011, but the world’s largest chipmaker’s journey into smartphone will be slow and steady. Although Otellini did not specify which […]

Intel Intros New 120GB SSD, Drops Prices on X25′s

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Intel added a 120GB SSD to its X25-M drive lineup today. The new drive looks like the sweet spot of the lineup as it comes at just a $50 premium over the 80GB version. Swapping out your spinning hard drive for an SSD can significantly improve your everyday computing experience. Applications launch faster, the system […]

This ‘iPad’ Runs Windows 7

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Technically, it’s not an iPad, but it does run the full version of Windows 7, Microsoft’s desktop-centric OS, and the OS runs natively rather than through some remote desktop software, like LogMeIn Ignition. The Chinese iPad clone is the best Apple knock-off that we’ve seen, and it has all the ports, styling, and design inspirations […]

IDF 2010: Fourth Graders + Convertible Classmate PCs = Magic

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The best booth at IDF 2010 that I saw was staffed by a whole bunch of 4th graders and Intel’s emerging markets platform group. While the Intel staffers were certainly knowledgeable, the kids stole the show. Classmate PCs in Action As I approached the Classmate PC display at IDF, a little girl ran up to […]

GBM InkShow: Gear I’m Carrying at IDF 2010

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At tech conferences the talk in the press room at some point turns away from the gadgets being presented and to what we’re actually using.Here’s a video of the gear I’m carrying this week at IDF 2010. I always find it interesting to peer inside of others’ gadget bags, especially those that belong to people […]

WeTab Looks Like a Winner (video demos)

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Earlier today I mentioned that the WeTab (formerly known as the WePad) is getting a lot of attention here at IDF 2010. I got a chance to catch up with 4tiitoo CTO Stephan Odoerfer, who gave me a full walkthrough of the device. To put it simply: I want one. At first glance the WePad looks […]

Dell Inspiron Duo Making Waves at IDF 2010

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To say people are excited about the Dell Inspiron Duo here at IDF 2010 is an understatement. For those wondering why I didn’t get t o go hands on with the Inspiron Duo, here’s why: I had to fight my way through a crowd of journalists just to grab a few seconds of video of the […]