Intel has invested a lot of money into launching the new Ultrabook laptop platform, hailing the ultra-thin form factor as the future of notebooks. While that still may be the case down the line, initial signs are that Ultrabooks aren't setting the world on fire, sales-wise.
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John Morris and Sean Portnoy deliver straight talk about notebook and desktop computers.
John Morris is a former executive editor at CNET Networks and senior editor at PC Magazine.
Sean Portnoy is a former executive editor at Computer Shopper magazine and editor at CNET Networks.
Dell officially introduces Latitude ST Windows 7 tablet for enterprise, healthcare, education markets
Dell hopes you keep that iPad at home when you come to work and instead use its new Latitude ST tablet to get your productivity on. The company has just launched the Windows 7 slate with an eye to the corporate market, as well as healthcare and education workers.
The all-in-one revolution continues, as Lenovo follows Dell, HP, Samsung, and Toshiba in announcing a new desktop that packs its components into its display. Starting at $699, the 325 is affordably priced and sports a 20-inch screen.
Long rumored as Intel's first response to AMD's Bulldozer platform, the new Core i7-2700K processor has been officially launched as the fastest Sandy Bridge desktop chip. The quad-core CPU should already widen the performance gap between the Bulldozer flagship FX-8150 and Sandy Bridge's high end, though at an approximate price of $330 (according to CPU World), the i7-2700K is nearly $100 more expensive.
As usual when it comes to things like AMD vs Intel, there's been mixed reaction to the launch of AMD's Bulldozer, or FX series, desktop processors. Has it been a successful debut of the company's new platform, or further proof that AMD has a lot of work to do to catch up to Intel?
Notebooks vendors trying to meet Intel's specs and pricing guidelines for its new Ultrabook platform are running into a bit of a problem when it comes to storage.According to DigiTimes, storage parts make up between 10 and 15 percent of an Ultrabook's cost, thanks to the higher price of solid state drives that are preferred for their fast boot-up times.
It hasn't taken long for desktop manufacturers to start releasing gaming PCs featuring the new AMD Bulldozer desktop chips, which were officially launched on Tuesday. A number of boutique builders now offer configurations with the new FX series processors, with the flagship eight-core FX-8150 garnering the most attention.
The long-awaited day for AMD fanboys has arrived. The chip company has finally released its first Bulldozer desktop processors under the FX series name, including a flagship eight-core CPU that's priced at just $245.
AMD has released its FX Series processor for high-end desktops. The FX Series includes the industry's first eight-core desktop chip and it is the company's first processor in years based on an entirely new design consisting of Bulldozer modules.
The first Ultrabooks are just hitting the market, but the next generation of the super-svelte laptops are being developed. Intel plans on next year's models coming with its new Ivy Bridge processors, as well as a significant upgrade to their displays.