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June 5, 2012 by

Asus shows Transformers with Windows 8 and RT

Asus has shown three new Transformers -- tablets that convert into clamshell-style notebooks -- running Microsoft's next-generation Windows at this week's Computex trade show in Taiwan. It has covered all the major options for consumers and for business users: there's a choice of running Windows RT on an ARM-based version, Windows 8 on an Intel Atom, or Windows 8 on a fast Intel Core processor.

June 1, 2012 by

Windows 8 and Ultrabooks to innovate at Computex

Computex 2012, the world's second-biggest computer show, is expected to showcase numerous innovations based on Microsoft's forthcoming Windows 8 operating system and Intel's trade-marked Ultrabook specification. This will include systems based on both Intel and ARM processors, and there is a vague possibility that one system will run both Windows 8 and Google Android, based on an extremely unspecific "teaser" video released by Asus.

January 17, 2012 by

AMD Ultrathins to challenge Intel Ultrabooks

In June, AMD will launch a new platform codenamed Ultrathin to compete against Intel-based Ultrabooks, according to an unconfirmed report in Taiwan's Digitimes. It claims that systems based on AMD's Trinity platform will have "an overall cost 10-20 percent lower than that from Intel", and that manufacturers such as Hewlett-Packard (HP), Acer and Asus could place orders.

September 14, 2011 by

Thunderbolt due to strike Windows PCs in 2012

Thunderbolt, Intel's high-speed communications protocol, is coming to Windows PCs in 2012.Acer and Asus should bring out Windows devices — including Ultrabooks — that support the high-speed interconnect technology next year, Mooly Eden, Intel's general manager of PC client devices, told attendees at the Intel Developer Forum on Wednesday.

July 11, 2011 by

Will HP beat Asus in being first to launch Intel-backed Ultrabooks?

Last week, I posted about Intel throwing money toward laptop vendors in the hopes they would produce new designs based around the company's Ultrabook platform. While it was generally assumed that Asus would release the first Ultrabook in the form of UX21 sometime in September, DigiTimes is now reporting that HP may leap ahead of Asus.


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