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Intel Q2 Earnings Beat Expectations, Netbooks Down, Cloud Computing Strong

Intel Q2 Earnings Beat Expectations, Netbooks Down, Cloud Computing Strong

Intel's Q2 earnings report has beat expectations with record revenue of $13 billion, up 21 percent from the same quarter last year. Net profit for the quarter hit $3 billion, up 2 percent year-over-year. The chip giant's PC business growth slowed down, netbook sales expectedly declined, but its server business burgeoned with data center upgrades that followed the increased demand for cloud computing.

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Samsung NC215S solar netbook shipping delayed until mid to late August

Samsung NC215S solar netbook shipping delayed until mid to late August

Yesterday I talked a bit about the cool Samsung NC215S solar netbook that had landed on Amazon for pre-order. I also mentioned that the netbook had been expected to ship early this month and never did. The big feature that sets this netbook apart from the pack is the solar panel on the lid to help keep the rig powered up. I also like the fact that it uses a matte screen rather than a glossy one so it will have less glare.

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Solar powered Samsung NC215 hits Amazon pre-order

Solar powered Samsung NC215 hits Amazon pre-order

As solar panels, become more efficient and able to create more power we will see more and more devices that adopt the tech to help keep their batteries charged up and running. Samsung has an interesting netbook called the NC215 that uses a solar panel on the lid to keep the battery charged and the netbook working. Other than the solar panel on the lid, it looks like your typical netbook and has typical hardware.

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Acer Aspire One Happy 2 netbooks lose Android dual-boot option

Acer Aspire One Happy 2 netbooks lose Android dual-boot option

Netbook popularity may be fading the face of the tablet onslaught, but Acer knows what's needed to keep the segment afloat: fancy colors and endearing names. The new Acer Aspire One Happy 2 series offers Intel's dual-core N570 processor wrapped up in one of four bright colors - namely "Papaya Milk", "Strawberry Yoghurt", "Blueberry Shake" and "Banana Cream" - along with a 10.1-inch display and an 8hr battery.

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Asus Eee X101H and X101 netbooks get priced and launch dates

Asus Eee X101H and X101 netbooks get priced and launch dates

A lot of the talk we have had about Asus lately has been about the tablets that the company is offering that are among the more interesting Android offerings out there. The Eee Pad Transformer is a good example of one of the most talked about Asus products recently. Asus isn’t leaving the netbook market behind and back at Computex 2011 Asus was showing off a couple new netbooks including the X101H and the X101.

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Intel Atom accelerates: Cedar Trail for netbooks, Medfield for sub-9mm gaming tablets

Intel Atom accelerates: Cedar Trail for netbooks, Medfield for sub-9mm gaming tablets

It's not just Ultrabooks that Intel is pushing at Computex this year: the chip company also has Atom news to share. That concerns Cedar Trail and a Moore's Law outpacing shift to a yearly die-shrink schedule: Intel reckons Atom chips will shift through the 32nm of Cedar Trail, past 22nm, and hit 12nm within three successive years. Technically impressive, but for the consumer it should mean significant gains in power and battery life. Meanwhile, there's also Medfield news for tablets and smartphones.

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