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Intel may accelerate 14-nanometer Atom production

Intel is rumored to be getting ready to slash six months off the Atom timeline, bringing low-energy parts to market faster than ever before, and putting it in a strong position to compete against ARM.

August 19, 2013

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?

May 13, 2013

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.

October 9, 2012

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.

September 17, 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 5, 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.

June 1, 2012 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.

September 5, 2011 by

Intel to 'Atomize' 3D transistor tech

Aside from targeting traditional server and client device markets, chipmaker will scale new 3D design architecture to Atom line, says exec who disputes claims that ARM is lower powered than x86 processors.

May 5, 2011 by

Intel on ARM servers: Wimpy cores niche at best

Intel exec weighs in on recent chatter about ARM and Atom low-powered processors taking over server game. Low powered processors have a role, but aren't going to make much of a dent in the server market, he notes.

March 1, 2011

Intel on ARM servers: Wimpy cores niche at best

An Intel executive weighed in on the recent chatter about ARM and Atom low-powered processors taking over the server game. The upshot: Low powered processors have a role, but aren't going to make much of a dent in the server market.

February 28, 2011

Alienware M11x "gaming netbook" ready for pre-order at $799

Dell's gaming arm is introducing some heft into the pipsqueak world of netbooks with its M11x system, which was introduced at CES a couple of weeks ago. Alienware won't call the laptop the "n" word, but it's clearly marketing it to those who find the usual Atom-based portable lacking in the ability to play games more visually complicated than Solitaire.

February 1, 2010 by

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