Intel

Intel is the semiconductor leader with franchises such as the Xeon, Core and Atom processor lines. The chip giant is the market share leader and has been steadfast in its argument that manufacturing is a difference maker for the company. Intel is currently riding the PC and server upgrade cycles.

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Intel's annual Tech Innovation event

Intel's annual Tech Innovation event

Intel held its annual Tech Innovation Event in New York City on Wednesday, filled with tons of exciting and innovative products ranging from digital touch screens for in-store shopping to robots that could act as personal assistants. Let's take a look.

April 27, 2011 by in Intel

Inside the largest machine ever built

At the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, Andrzej Nowak, staff researcher at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, explains how the organization is working to understand the universe and is processing the data it collects.

September 15, 2011 by in Intel

Intel, Google partner on optimized Android phones

At the Intel Developer Forum, Google announced it is teaming up with the chipmaker to optimize Android for Intel-powered mobile devices. Google Senior Vice President Andy Rubin made an appearance during the keynote address with Intel CEO Paul Otellini to announce that all future versions of Android will use the x86 chip architecture.

September 13, 2011 by in Intel

Intel's Otellini talks up Ultrabooks

At the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, Intel CEO Paul Otellini discusses Intel’s notebook venture as the “most satisfying and complete computer experience” ever with a sleeker and lighter design and a long battery life at mainstream prices. The first Ultrabooks have already started shipping from select partners and more will be on the way by the holiday season this year.

September 13, 2011 by in Laptops

CES: Intel unveils new chip, Sandy Bridge

At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Intel CEO Paul Otellini and VP Mooly Eden talk about the company's new line of desktop and laptop CPUs. The processor lineup known as Sandy Bridge is positioned to handle high-quality video gaming without a separate processor.

January 5, 2011 by in Hardware

Intel CTO touts mobile-sensing devices

At the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, Intel CTO Justin Rattner discusses "context-aware computing." The new technology will soon be embedded in mobile devices and will be able to learn about who you are, where you are, how you're feeling, and what you want. Tim Jarrell, publisher of Fodor's Travel, demos how the technology works as a personal vacation assistant for travelers to San Francisco.

September 16, 2010 by in Intel

Intel shows new MeeGo devices

At the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, Intel VP Renee James unveils a new MeeGo tablet and smart TV, both running the company's Atom processor. MeeGo is an open-source software project targeting Intel customers looking to add their customized interface to Internet-enabled devices.

September 14, 2010 by in Tablets

Intel demos smart TVs

At the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, Intel CEO Paul Otellini demos Google's television platform, which is due to hit the market later this month. Powered by Intel's processors, the new software allows embedded TV programming and game sharing via Facebook and other Web sites.

September 13, 2010 by in Mobility

The Future of... Cash Registers

Has in-store shopping lost it's luster? A proof-of-concept from Intel tries to restore the recreation retail experience with speedy payment options and smart purchasing suggestions. ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das checks out a point of sale kiosk that blends the best of online and bricks and mortar stores.

September 1, 2010 by in Intel

Dell PowerEdge T320

Dell PowerEdge T320

Dell has done a lot more than simply upgrade the PowerEdge T320 to the new Xeon E5-2400 processor. Memory and storage also get a huge boost, and there's optional iDRAC 7 management and an embedded hypervisor option, making this a real SME power platform.

May 14, 2012 by in Servers

Dell OptiPlex 960

Dell OptiPlex 960

If you're shopping at the premium end of the business desktop market, you'll be hard-pressed to do better than the Dell OptiPlex 960.

March 11, 2009 by in Dell

Toshiba Tecra R10

Toshiba Tecra R10

Despite its strong performance, the tacky design and inflated price leaves the Toshiba Tecra R10 behind the competition.

February 12, 2009 by in Intel

Sony VAIO (VGN-Z17GNB)

Sony VAIO (VGN-Z17GNB)

Beautifully designed and reassuringly robust, the 1.5kg VAIO Z11 marries a decent-sized 13.1-inch screen with good portability. It's not flawless, but if you can afford it, you won't be disappointed.

November 26, 2008 by in Intel

HP Compaq 6730b

HP Compaq 6730b

The HP Compaq 6730b is a reasonable but uninteresting business notebook. Unfortunately the competition — and even HP — are offering much better systems at a comparative or lower price.

November 23, 2008 by in Intel

Panasonic ToughBook CF-U1

Panasonic ToughBook CF-U1

Panasonic has created a new paradigm in rugged notebooks with the CF-U1, which is a nice balance between portability and functionality. However businesses should be aware of its limited performance, and note that protection comes at a premium price.

November 17, 2008 by in Intel

HP EliteBook 6930p

HP EliteBook 6930p

A solid business laptop with excellent battery life, the EliteBook 6930p won't disappoint, but there is little in this laptop to warrant the 'Elite' label.

November 6, 2008 by in Intel

Asus Eee PC S101

Asus Eee PC S101

Asus packs the same basic components found in other Netbooks into a stylish, slim chassis for a modest premium in price, with some unfortunate keyboard-layout compromises.

November 5, 2008 by in Intel

Asus TS500-E5 tower server

Asus TS500-E5 tower server

Asus' TS500 offers reliability, speed and efficiency at a low price for a mid-range tower server. However, case design is not ideal, and the system strangely requires a PS2 keyboard and mouse.

October 6, 2008 by in Intel

Lenovo ThinkCentre A57

Lenovo ThinkCentre A57

The Lenovo A57 is a well-priced office desktop with a strong performance. While very similar to its smaller sibling, the M57e, the A57 offers better performance and upgrade options for a small price increase.

May 28, 2008 by in Intel

Lenovo M57e

Lenovo M57e

The Lenovo M57 eco is a small form-factor desktop that is promoted by the company as energy efficient. We found it to be a capable and powerful office performer for its size, but with limited upgrade options.

May 27, 2008 by in Intel

Acer Aspire e650

Acer Aspire e650

The Acer Aspire e650 is a powerful, feature-rich media centre, but we're still not convinced that Viiv is mature enough for mass adoption.

September 7, 2006 by in Intel

First Take: Dell Inspiron 6400

First Take: Dell Inspiron 6400

The Inspiron 6400 is a mid-range notebook with an entry-level price tag. It'll handle most applications nicely, but it's a little on the heavy side and isn't suitable for gaming.

March 12, 2006 by in Dell