Rather than letting their leaves blow aimlessly in the breeze, Intel is digging in and planting roots deep in the mobile computing field with new processor families: Pine Trail dual-core and Oak Trail for tablets and thin netbooks. Also Canoe Lake for the world’s thinnest netbook, but that doesn’t fit the tree motif.
The first version of MeeGo, the mighty gestalt OS formed by Intel’s Moblin and Nokia’s Maemo, is now available for developers and geeks to try out. This gives developers a chance to get cracking on apps and geeks a chance to be geeks. Speaking of which, Brad Linder already has a video of it in action up at Liliputing.
It seems like hardly a day goes by that we don’t see a new study that says Netbooks are on the decline. And of course we have one today. Most of the recent ones focus on the iPad, but this latest one suggests that Netbooks are being squeezed from both the iPad and Notebooks. This Retrevo study also includes this statement in its conclusion:
Intel recently claimed netbooks, were going to sell well in countries like Mexico and India where they may serve as primary computers. However, don’t expect to see the record growth continue for netbook sales in the U.S. As consumers find the iPad irresistible and inexpensive laptops more practical we predict netbook sales will [...]
This week is the Netbook Summit, where lots of folks with an interest in Netbooks will gather and talk about, well, Netbooks. I think that’s the agenda. But I’m guessing Tablets and Slates will be on their mind as well, seeing as some folks think that the iPad is the beginning of the end of Netbooks.
NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang knows that he has a lot of folks paying attention to what his company is doing with the Tegra platform and what it offers for Netbooks, Tablets, and mobile phones. Laptop Mag has a pre-conference interview with Jen-Hsun Huang in which he says he doesn’t see Tablet/Slates killing off Netbooks but instead sees the two devices merging in [...]
The Netbook Summit (San Francisco, May 25) is gearing up to celebrate, discuss, and promote all things Netbook. In the wake of the “news” that the Apple iPad is cutting into Netbook sales, it looks like at least one speaker is planning on taking that topic on. According to Laptop Mag, Tim Bajarin, president of Creative Strategies will be presenting his early research on what iPad users are doing with their devices.
Again, all of this news seems focused on the iPad, but the larger picture is how the Tablet/Slate market in general will affect Netbooks and other market segments beyond just the iPad impact. Of course that means we actually need to see some of these [...]
While we still wait to hear about the U-150 Hybrid from Lenovo that got everyone so excited, Lenovo is rolling out updates to its U-Series and Z-Series lines adding options for Core I3, I5, and I7 Intel Core and Core ULV processors.
The U160, U460 and U460S can be configured in an array of different ways depending on your desires. The U-Series comes in at under one-inch thick and contain the usual bevy of ports and connections. These hit the market in June.
Lenovo is also updating its all-in-one line beefing up the processors on the A700 and B305 lines and adding optional touchscreens as well. Again, June is the target date.
Press Release follows: