Atom

ASUS CEO: 3D quadcore tablet in 2011, maybe Windows Phone in 2012

ASUS CEO: 3D quadcore tablet in 2011, maybe Windows Phone in 2012

ASUS has confirmed plans to launch a 3D tablet running a quadcore processor sometime in 2011, though the slate will not have 3D cameras like the LG G-Slate. Speaking to hi-tech.mail.ru, ASUS CEO Jerry Shen said that quadcore chips - presumably NVIDIA's Kal-El - will be essential for smooth video playback at Full HD resolution or higher. The company is aiming to be the second largest player in tablets by 2012, with a 5 to 8 percent market share.

Continue Reading

SeaMicro SM10000-64 grabs 256 64-bit Atom CPUs for distinctive server

SeaMicro SM10000-64 grabs 256 64-bit Atom CPUs for distinctive server

Intel's Atom N570 processor isn't just to be found inside Lenovo's IdeaPad S100; server manufacturer SeaMicro has followed up its first Atom-based model, the SM10000, with a new version boasting 64-bit support. The SeaMicro SM10000-64 answers the main criticism of the first, Z530 based server, running enterprise-friendly 64-bit software with no modifications required. The dual-core chips also mean that the SM10000-64 requires just half the processors of its predecessor, though that doesn't make it necessarily cheap

Continue Reading

MSI WindPad 110W with AMD C-50 APU and WindPad 100A Honeycomb tablets imminent

MSI WindPad 110W with AMD C-50 APU and WindPad 100A Honeycomb tablets imminent

MSI is readying a tablet PC running AMD's dual-core C-50 APU, according to sources in Taipei, with the Windows 7 based slate expected to make its debut at CeBIT 2011 early next month. According to DigiTimes' sources, the MSI WindPad 110W will pair the Brazos processor and integrated Radeon HD 6310 graphics with a 32GB SSD. Meanwhile, there's also talk of an MSI Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet, also expected to show up for the first time.

Continue Reading

Sony S2 Honeycomb dual-display and VAIO Windows 7 slider tablets tipped

Sony S2 Honeycomb dual-display and VAIO Windows 7 slider tablets tipped

Sony's tablet ambitions extend to more than just the S1 in 2011, according to the latest batch of rumors. Loose lips have been flapping, and tipped a dual-touchscreen Android 3.0 Honeycomb clamshell internally known as the Sony S2, along with a 9.4-inch Windows 7 VAIO slider, for release in around Q4 2011. According to Engadget's sources, the Sony S2 will have a pair of 5.5-inch displays sandwiched into an oval cross-section hinged chassis, running a heavily customized Honeycomb install on Tegra 2.

Continue Reading

Dell Inspiron Duo price slash cuts convertible by 27%

Dell Inspiron Duo price slash cuts convertible by 27%

Dell's Inspiron Duo has seen its price slashed, with the official Microsoft store knocking more than a quarter off the convertible netbook. Now down to $399, the Inspiron Duo packs a dual-core Atom N550 processor, 2GB of RAM and a 320GB hard-drive but, most interestingly, a rotating 10.1-inch 1366 x 768 multitouch display that can be flipped between regular notebook and slate orientations.

Continue Reading

MeeGo superphone bug report tips 1.6GHz Atom & HSPA+

MeeGo superphone bug report tips 1.6GHz Atom & HSPA+

A MeeGo bug report could have spilled the beans on an upcoming flagship smartphone, with the promise of a 1.6GHz Intel processor, 854 x 480 display, 21Mbps HSPA+ support and NFC. Over at the Maemo forums they've dug through the chip references and come up with a lengthy hardware feature list that suggests Nokia CEO Stephen Elop's comments on building, catalysing or joining "a competitive ecosystem" may well be, as we suggested, a sign that the Finnish company intends to participate in the smartphone spec-sheet "arms race".

Continue Reading