HP has unveiled one of the thinnest ultrabook in its line called the Spectre 13. The ultrabook has a lot of the latest Intel technology inside combined with a very thin profile and an attractive industrial design. The ultrabook is about 15 mm thick, making about the thickness of a typical ink pen.
Dell has just outed the Inpsiron 11 3000 series, a brand new notebook that sports Intel's latest generation of Core processors. This budget-priced notebook intends to get an edge over its bigger and more powerful siblings by utilizing Haswell's improved performance while keeping battery life at optimum efficiency.
Supposing you were more than excited about the announcement by Apple this past week that their next-generation Apple A7 chip and iOS 7 brought on 64-bit support for processing, it may come as a shock that Android already has such capabilities. In fact, because Android is based on Linux, it's had the ability to work with 64-bit processing for a long, long time. Word straight Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin suggests that there isn't even any "special development process" that has to be done for Android to handle 64-bit processing power - it just works.
Intel continues to expand into the always-on universe of computing, having made public their acquisition of Spanish startup Indisys today. This acquisition was completed all the way back in May of this year, but for whatever reason was only revealed here in September - it's possible that Intel was waiting to let this rain of next-generation technology news bits fall all the same time here at the tail end of summer. Indisys is known for their work in natural language recognition.
There's a relatively low-key group out there in the wild known "New Devices", running inside Intel with a key team of designers and engineers that've just grown with the hire of Nike FuelBand design engineer Steve Holmes. This group is run by Intel's Mike Bell - a man who has in the past worked as an engineer for both Palm and Apple. They've also recently hired a man named Hans Moritz, former leader of a project which created Oakley Airwave.
Years ago, Dell Computer gobbled up boutique gaming PC manufacturer Alienware. Dell has been manufacturing Alienware gaming notebooks and desktops ever since. This week Dell announced some interesting upgrades to its Alienware Aurora gaming desktop including new Ivy Bridge-E CPUs and advanced graphics.
At the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco this week, Corning has announced that it has been granted an Intel certification for Thunderbolt Optical Cables by Corning, the first all-optical fiber Thunderbolt cables. According to the company, the optical fiber cables support both Thunderbolt and Thunderbolt 2 protocols and will be available "in the coming weeks."
There can be little doubt that the low-cost computer universe has begun to accept Chrome OS into its life, especially given today's confirmation by Intel that a new generation of Chromebooks will be working with Haswell. This is Intel's 4th Generation core technology, and as Intel and Google have made clear, it's expected that this line of products will bring both a measure of increased performance and an improvement on battery life by more than 2x previous generations.
Though the company made clear that they're out on smartphones for the time being (back in 2012), Dell has been revealed to be a headliner here in 2013 for a Windows tablet running Intel's new Bay Trail processor. Not one whole heck of a lot is known about this device at the moment, as Dell has only just shown the machine off at Intel's event for Bay Trail with scant detail, but we do know this: this is a move for Dell that's required a large amount of consideration. It's not as if the company has been doing well in the tablet market as of late.