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Intel Executive Anand Chandrasekher Resigns

Intel Executive Anand Chandrasekher Resigns

Anand Chandrasekher, the senior vice president and general manager of the Ultra Mobility Group (UMG), was the driving force behind the Atom and Centrino Atom low power CPU's. He will be replaced by VP's Mike Bell and Dave Whalen, who will be co-leading the group in Chandrasekher's absence. Intel's site says about the UMG,"This group is responsible for low power Intel® Architecture products, ultra-mobile PC's, mobile internet devices, smart mobile and hand-held market segments." Intel's announcement noted that Chandrasekher would be leaving the company to pursue other opportunities after a long run at the company. He's been with Intel since 1988.

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MSI Mobile Core i7 Confirmed for Windows 7-based Notebooks

MSI Mobile Core i7 Confirmed for Windows 7-based Notebooks

With the release of Windows 7 coming up pretty quickly here, we're just like everyone else in hoping that while the Operating System is getting upgraded, the machines running them don't get left in the dust. Thankfully, that doesn't seem to be the case, at least not with MSI, as they move forward and confirm the introduction of the Mobile Core i7. It's not groundbreaking or anything (is there much that is, anymore?), but at least we get something new to look forward in the architecture point of view.

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Dell Vostro 1220 12.1-inch ultraportable gets official in Japan

Dell Vostro 1220 12.1-inch ultraportable gets official in Japan

Dell Japan have officially announced the Vostro 1220, the budget notebook we saw leaked earlier this month.  The 12.1-inch 1280 x 800 notebook uses processors from Intel's Centrino 2 range, together with the GM45 Express chipset, weighs 1.52kg and promises up to 9hrs runtime from the larger 6-cell battery option.

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Samsung Q320 & R522 Core 2 Duo notebooks

Samsung Q320 & R522 Core 2 Duo notebooks

After the flurry of netbooks earlier this week, Samsung have now announced two new Centrino 2 notebooks.  The Samsung Q320, shown here, and Samsung R522, shown after the cut, are aimed at "mobile enthusiasts" and "families" respectively, with the Q320 having a 13.4-inch zero-bezel display and the R522 a more traditional 15.6-inch panel.

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HP Pavilion HDX16 & HDX18 High-Definition Notebooks

HP Pavilion HDX16 & HDX18 High-Definition Notebooks

HP have announced two new multimedia Pavilion notebooks, the HDX16 and HDX18.  Both have 2.26GHz Core 2 Duo P8400 processors, NVIDIA GeForce 512MB graphics and optional Blu-ray, together with HP's unique "imprint" casing finish.  Inprint uses a combination of different colors, vacuum metalized and printed, which are then injected with resin to make durable, wear-resistant panels.  The HDX16 has a 16-inch display and the HDX18 an 18.4-inch display; both are 16:9 aspect, the smaller a choice of 720- or 1,080 resolution while the larger is full 1080p HD.  Each has flush-fitting glass and 300nits dual-lamp illumination.

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Toshiba releases Tecra A10 and M10; meant for tough conditions

Toshiba releases Tecra A10 and M10; meant for tough conditions

Toshiba has released a few more laptops to fall right in line with their rough and tumble products that can stand up to serious abuse. The Tecra A10 and the M10 are super secure, protect your data and still stand up to the toughest conditions.

Both models possess:

  • Intel Centrino 2 processor
  • 8GB RAM
  • 250GB hard drive
  • Bluetooth and Wi-Fi
  • Fingerprint security
  • EasyGuard technology.

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Fujitsu-Siemens ESPRIMO Q5030 Centrino 2 Mini-PC

Fujitsu-Siemens ESPRIMO Q5030 Centrino 2 Mini-PC

Fujitsu-Siemens have taken the wraps off of their own mini desktop PC, the ESPRIMO Q5030.  Unlike the ASUS Eee Box, which has an energy-efficient but relatively low-powered Atom CPU, the Q5030 offers Intel's latest Centrino 2 chipset together with up to 4GB of RAM, a 250GB 5,400rpm hard-drive and slot-loading DVD drive.  What's most impressive, though, is the fact that even running a 2.26GHz Core 2 Duo P8400 processor the Q5030 still merely sips electricity.

Gateway P-7811FX notebook: a Centrino 2 bargain?

Gateway P-7811FX notebook: a Centrino 2 bargain?

Gateway have announced a new Centrino 2 notebook, the first from the company with Intel's latest mobile chipset.  The P-7811FX continues the design theme of previous FX-series laptops (such as the P-6831FX we reviewed in March) but adds a 2.26GHz Core 2 Duo P8400 processor (3MB L2 Cache, 1066MHz FSB), NVIDIA GeForce 9800M 512MB graphics and a 17-inch 1920 x 1200 widescreen display.

 

Lenovo ThinkPad X200: battery life ‘especially impressive’

Lenovo ThinkPad X200: battery life ‘especially impressive’

The road is clear for Lenovo's X200 ultraportable now that Intel have officially announced the Centrino 2 platform, and Crave is one of the first to get the 12.1-inch widescreen notebook in to review.  Right now we'll have to be sated with some first-impressions and comparisons with previous Lenovo laptops, but there's enough promise to keep X200 pre-order customers keen.

Fujitsu Amilo Pi3540 notebook promises 90% faster HD encoding

Fujitsu Amilo Pi3540 notebook promises 90% faster HD encoding

Fujitsu-Siemens have revealed another notebook in the company's Amilo 3000-series.  The Pi3540 uses Intel's new Centrino 2 processor coupled with 4GB of RAM, and is apparently optimized for dealing with high-definition media.  Compared to previous models, the Pi3540 can encode a HD video more than 90-percent faster.

 

Apple confirms Q4 ‘product transition’ and ‘very exciting’ new device soon

Apple confirms Q4 ‘product transition’ and ‘very exciting’ new device soon

Rumors about upcoming Apple products don't normally require any prompting from the company itself in order to take life.  During their financial results conference call today, however, executives from the Cupertino company were reportedly more enthusiastic than normal about a "product transition" in Q4 and a new, innovative product or product line that would introduce fresh "technologies and features".

SlashGear Week in Review – July 20th

SlashGear Week in Review – July 20th

The budget ultraportable trend showed no signs of slowing this week, as Acer's Aspire One hit US shelves priced from $379.  Meanwhile, sources close to Dell's suppliers tipped the company's upcoming 'E' netbook as carrying a mere $299 price tag, and perhaps even landing as early as next month.

As for grown-up notebooks, Intel finally made the Centrino 2 platform official, and with it the promise of not only faster processors but native draft-N WiFi support and longer battery life.  In fact this week the company had plenty to be pleased about, as they soundly thrashed arch-rival AMD with their Q2 2008 financial performance.

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