ARM is known for the Cortex-A processors that power more than 95 percent of the world’s smartphones and tablets. But at this year's Computex the company is focusing on the tiny Cortex-M designs well-suited for sensors and smartwatches.
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The show floor hasn't even opened yet, but that hasn't stopped several companies from announcing new devices including smartphones, phablets, and tablets, 2-in-1s and laptops, and of course, yet another smartwatch.
The company announces an Android laptop, an updated Chromebook, and a bevy of refreshed Windows convertible notebooks, but what does it all add up to?
One of the world's largest tech shows takes place in Taiwan this week at an unusual time for the industry. The PC is under pressure, but this is prompting lots of experimentation with new designs, lower prices, and different software platforms. And Computex is the place to see these fresh ideas.
The new drives provide eight more layers than the first generation of three-dimensional V-NAND flash memory and will be targeted to high-end PCs as well as data centers.
The Radius features a dual-axis hinge and five viewing modes, while the two Click 2 models offer 13.3-inch screens that detach from their keyboard case.
The Excite Go is a budget 7-inch device, while the 8-inch and 10-inch Encore 2 models run Windows 8.1 and start at $200.
If you're looking for a distinctive computer for your desk, this orb-shaped device might be for you.
The 7 Plus uses a quad-core ARM processor and runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, but includes just 8GB of built-in storage.
CEO Brian Krzanich said the company's new chips probably won't be shipping in time for the important back-to-school season.
The company's latest entry into the burgeoning education tablet market comes clad in a ruggedized protective case and integrates with Google Play for Education.
The new solid-state drive uses AES 256-bit hardware-based encryption and comes in 2.5-inch and M.2 form factors.
The budget device maker creates a netbook that is even cheaper than competing Chromebooks -- if you're willing to use Android as your notebook OS.
The new chipsets allow faster transfer speeds for storage devices and support Intel's forthcoming refreshed Haswell CPUs. Unlike the H97, the Z97 allows overclocking when used with an unlocked Intel processor.
Chrome's encroachment on the desktop continues when HP releases its Chromebox in June.