Acer Iconia Dual Touchscreen Tablet Notebook Available For Pre-Order

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I’m not at all convinced that I would want a notebook computer that doesn’t have a physical keyboard, but I almost said the same thing about touchscreen-only smartphones not that long ago. Pushing this trend along is the dual screen-wielding Acer Iconia, which is now being put up for pre-order.

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Leak: New MacBook Pro “Thunderbolt” Port is Intel Light Peak?

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Let’s get one thing out of the way right off the bat. Nothing about any Apple product is ever official until someone in a black turtleneck and blue jeans walks across the stage and tells us that it’s official. Even so, the rumors can be awfully juicy and, sometimes, they really do come true.

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Sandy Bridge Powered MacBook Pro Expected March 1

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It took Apple a little longer than some would have hoped for the MacBook Pro line to adopt the Core i3/i5 processors, but it looks like the Mac fans will be cheering the arrival of Sandy Bridge in their aluminium unibody frames. The announcement hasn’t come by way of Apple just yet, but it seems […]

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Google TV to be powered by ARM “soon”

Google TV to be powered by ARM "soon"

Nearly a year after Google entered talks with ARM Holdings, Google TV is speculated to be made available on the cheap, efficient ARM chipsets later this year. Charbax of ARMdevices.net published an article last week stating he has it on “very high authority from someone at Google (to remain anonymous) that an ARM-powered Google TV platform is coming soon.”

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New Intel 310 series SSDs measure 1/8th size of current drives

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As the demand for portable devices like smartphones and tablets continues to increase, so will the demand for increasingly small in stature but big in performance memory chips. Drifting away from conventional hard drives, the new Intel 310 series solid state drives are just one eighth the size of their predecessors.

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MSI planning Windows tablets with Intel Oak Trail platform in Q1

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MSI doesn’t want to put all its tablet eggs in the same touchscreen basket. We already know that some ARM-based models with NVIDIA Tegra 2 (and Android 3.0 Honeycomb) are being planned, but it seems that MSI has some “Wintel” plans up its sleeve too.

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Intel inside your smartphone; $1.4b buys Infineon’s Wireless Solutions business

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Infineon Technologies’ Wireless Solution business has been acquired by Intel for approximately $1.4 billion, the companies announced late last night. The move comes just weeks after Intel’s announcement to buy McAfee for $7.68 billion, while also working on a deal to acquire the Texus Instruments’ cable modem division.

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Intel “moorestown” now the Atom Z6XX, smartphones and tablets rejoice

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As great as the newest smartphones may be, most of them suffer from poor battery life. It’s not uncommon to see iPhone and Android users reach for a wall plug every 24 hours. Intel wants to change that. That’s why the chip maker is developing a version of its Atom processor specifically for mobile phones.

Set to be a part of the Moorestone processor line, the proposed upcoming Intel Atom processor will be small enough to fit in a variety of mobile devices. This includes cell phones, mobile internet devices, tablets, and the like. So, how much more battery life can you expect?

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Intel convertible classmate PC stays rugged for young ones

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Kids can be pretty rough with their belongings. That’s why so many gadgets and toys designed for children are outfitted with soft rubber padding and that kind of thing. Computers are no exception. That’s why the Intel classmate PC line has always been pretty rugged, and now it’s been upgraded one more time.

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen an Intel classmate PC – not by a long shot – but it seems that Intel is intent on keeping this line alive. The latest announcement shows off an Intel-powered convertible classmate PC reference design. This is supposed to be the most flexible and durable design to date. To me, it looks like much the same thing.

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Save $900 on Lenovo IdeaPad Y550 laptop

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Ever since the company picked up the ThinkPad business from IBM, Lenovo has been able to find a very comfortable spot for itself among the business market. However, business-oriented notebooks tend to cost more than their consumer-oriented counterparts. Thankfully, there’s a huge sale going on.

If you go to the official website, you’ll find that the Lenovo IdeaPad Y550 notebook is on sale for $900 off its regular price of $1988. That brings your net price down to just $1088, representing almost 50% in savings.

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Intel ships “optimized” Windows 7 solid-state drive, quicker bootups

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Intel has begun shipping the latest edition to their high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) lineup, the Intel X25-V Value SATA SSD. It’s quick, small, durable and costs nearly 25 times the price of current magnetic platter harddrives, but when speed, ruggedness and durability are key, money isn’t everything.

The SSD market is quite small at the moment, this is due to the high cost per gigabyte, making it more of a high-end addon for performance-sensitive devices such as servers, high-end netbooks, laptops, smartbooks, and gaming computers.

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Intel preparing a dual-core Atom N500 processor for netbooks

Intel's latest Atom chip is rumoured to be a low-power portable version of its desktop dual-core processors.

Asus really revolutionized the world when it introduced its first generation of netbooks, the market has grown rapidly since that time and Asus continues to wow us with new netbooks. We’ve now progressed to new processors and bigger screens, blurring the line between netbooks and notebooks. That line is about to get even more blurred, because Intel wants to load netbooks with dual core Atom processors.

There’s word on the street that we should expect to see the new Intel Atom N500 processor at some point in the near future.

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