At its annual investor meeting, Intel announced a significant change to its product roadmap designed to boost its efforts to get its chips into ultra-mobile devices of all shapes and sizes.
Laptops & Desktops
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.
Lenovo is expected to announce the latest addition to its popular X Series ultraportables this week, but we already know many of the details of the ThinkPad X1 thanks to a steady series of leaks.
From the company that let you build a computer into something that looks like a mechanical spider, here's a new PC case that puts the mollusk into modding. Lian Li has just released the PC-U6 Cowry case, which essentially lets you stuff components into an aluminum snail shell.
Apple has touted its Retina Display tech for its latest iPhone, but it hasn't brought it to the iPad -- yet. Samsung is ready to show off a new tablet-size LCD that has the resolution necessary to be given the Retina Display label, though it's unclear whether the display would be used by Apple or Samsung itself.
Pity the poor netbook. Once tech's darling, it's been the primary casualty in the industry's tablet PC mania.
Google has announced details of the first two commercial notebooks using its Chrome OS. Samsung and Acer will release the first of these so-called "Chromebooks" in the U.
With the Core i7-990X Extreme Edition six-core processor, Intel has reached the end of the road with its Gulftown platform. Before Ivy Bridge rumbles into the picture next year, the chip giant will be releasing a six-core desktop CPU based on its current platform, the Sandy Bridge E ("E" for "extreme," of course).
With the imminent release of new desktop CPUs, including the new FX and A series, AMD is taking the inevitable step of slashing the pricing on its existing processors to clear out inventory. If you want a bargain on a slightly older CPU, now may be the time to strike.
Lest more of you accuse me of being an Intel fanboy (see yesterday's post), here's some news that should excite AMD devotees more: Leaked slides have provided more performance info about the chip company's upcoming FX-series CPUs and A-series APUs (the latter code-named Llano), which will be officially launched next month.
Intel's 22nm announcement was no surprise--the tick-tock of Intel's technology continues. What is surprising, however, is how Intel got there: The 3-D transistors are a break from the planar transistor used in integrated circuits since the 1950s.