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May 13, 2013 by

Silvermont: Intel's silver bullet for mobile?

More than five years after Intel first announced Atom, the company has introduced the first top-to-bottom redesign of its low-power processor. With the Silvermont microarchitecture, does Intel finally have all the ingredients to challenge ARM in smartphones and tablets?

October 9, 2012 by

AMD announces Hondo processor for Windows 8 tablets

Windows 8 gives the x86 competition a fresh shot at the mobile market. With that mind, AMD announced a new Z-Series processor for Windows 8 tablets and hybrids. It will compete with Intel's recently-announced Atom Z2760 along with ARM-based tablets running Windows RT.

September 17, 2012 by

Windows 8 Tablets: Born to fail

I'm no Windows 8 fan, but I thought Windows 8 tablets had a shot of making it. But, $600 for an ARM tablet? $800 for an Atom-powered tablet!? If the prices we're seeing are accurate, these are dead tablets walking.

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.

September 5, 2011 by

No ARM-based Acer ultrabooks before Windows 8

Taiwan-based electronics manufacturer Acer will not be making ultrabook laptops using ARM chips until the launch of Windows 8, according to reports.A "high-ranked product strategy manager" from the company's ultrabook division said it would be unlikely that Acer will launch ultrabook devices before the arrival of Windows 8, according to ARMdevices.


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