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September 11, 2012 by

IDF 2012: Has the convertible PC's time finally come?

One of the major themes at Intel’s annual developer conference, which takes place this week, is expected to be convertibles that function as laptops and tablets. These aren't new, but Microsoft's "reimagining" of Windows has prompted PC makers--including HP, Dell, Lenovo, Asus, Acer, Samsung, Toshiba and Sony--to once again experiment with hybrids. Will convertibles finally catch on?

September 17, 2010 by

Dell's flipping Inspiron Duo Tablet brings back memories

Dell showed its forthcoming Inspiron Duo Tablet at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF 2010) but it would be nice if it called it the Dell Flip, or at least the Dell Transformer. It’s a convertible -- it works either as a netbook PC or as an entertainment tablet -- but takes a different approach to swivelling the screen, as show in the video below.

September 13, 2010 by

IDF: SmartTV can't win as long as it's treated like a PC

If we've learned nothing else from Bill Gates over the years, we should at least know by now that a computer in the living room is a bad idea. No, I'm not talking about sitting in a sofa with a laptop, catching up on the DVR and hammering out a few emails after dinner.

October 7, 2009 by

First Clarksfield reviews: Core i7 laptops look impressive

Since Intel unveiled its Core i7 quad-core mobile processors at IDF a couple weeks ago, several PC companies have announced mainstream and desktop replacement laptops using these Clarksfield chips. Many sites have reviewed the new platform--known as Calpella--in whitebox notebooks, but so far I haven't seen many reviews of real Core i7 laptops, partly because the industry is waiting on Windows 7.

April 2, 2008 by

So when can I get a Classmate PC?

As part of Intel's press package released yesterday when they unveiled the 2nd-generation Classmate PC at IDF, they reminded us that OEMs in mature markets (read North America and Europe) could now begin selling the netbooks:The second-generation Intel-powered classmate PC is a type of “netbook” - a new class of affordable, small form factor, internet centric devices - targeted at education and youth markets worldwide.

May 7, 2007 by

Samsung: This Q1 goes one better

After predecessor met with disappointing reviews, Samsung says it has responded to feedback and created a better ultramobile PC.Photos: Test-driving the Q1 UltraPhotos: Take two for Origami and the Q1Photos: It's ultramobile PC day in China

April 16, 2007 by

Breaking UMPC news from IDF

Our much-travelled Technical Editor Rupert Goodwins is currently deep in Intel briefings at IDF in Beijing, but he's managed to dodge the PowerPoint for long enough to send us this pic of a prototype Ultra Mobile PC (UMPC):What's new about this one is (a) it's running Vista, and (b) it's powered by Intel's as-yet-unannounced '2007 Mobile processor'. There are two separate models, one of which is capable of running Vista's fancy Aero graphics — for around 4.

December 6, 2006 by

UMPC: better, but the jury's still out

We've just reviewed our second Ultra Mobile PC (UMPC), the R2H from ASUS. In case you'd forgotten, the UMPC caused something of a stir back in February/March when Microsoft ran a teaser campaign for Origami (Redmond's codename for what turned out to be the UMPC) — a small slate-style Tablet PC running Windows XP.

June 12, 2006 by

The UMPC is not a disaster

Reviewers and technology publications have been slamming Microsoft's Origami project, aka Ultra Mobile PC devices, for their underpowered specs in comparison to laptops. However, these devices are not designed to replace laptops and actually excel in many areas to provide mobile workers the ability to get the job done and have some fun wherever they may be.

May 22, 2006 by

Say hello to the 'eo'

CNET's Michelle Thatcher takes a look at the TabletKiosk eo v7110 ultramobile PC. The device will compete with Samsung's Origami tablet.

May 9, 2006 by

Samsung Q1

Samsung's Q1, the first Ultra Mobile PC (UMPC), lacks the portability of a handheld and falls short of the functionality of a notebook. Unfortunately, it doesn't add anything that would compensate for these failings.

May 9, 2006 by

Samsung Q1

Samsung's Q1, the first Ultra Mobile PC (UMPC), lacks the portability of a handheld and falls short of the functionality of a notebook. Unfortunately, it doesn't add anything that would compensate for these failings.

May 1, 2006 by

From Samsung Q1 to Motorola Q

Samsung formally unveiled its ultra mobile PC, the Q1 this morning.  Similar to other "Origami" Windows XP Tablet Edition systems, it has a 7-inch, 800x480 LCD with touch-screen capability, weights 1.


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