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Future Chrome OS devices could have MediaTek, Rockchip processors

Google’s Chrome operating system is designed to run on desktops, notebooks (and maybe tablets) with x86 or ARM-based processors. Most Chromebooks and Chromeboxes released so far have had Intel chips, but a handful of models including recent Samsung Chromebooks and the HP Chromebook 11 have been powered by Samsung Exynos chips based on ARM architecture. […]

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MediaTek’s MT6589 quad-core CPU benchmarked: It’s fast (for a budget chip)

Chip maker Mediatek might not be a big name in the US, but the company’s low power ARM-based processors are showing up in a growing number of phones and tablets in China, India, and other nations. The latest Mediatek is a quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 processor, and while it’s not quite in the same class as […]

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Archos launches Platinum 8, 9.7, and 11.6 inch tablets with quad-core chips

Archos has been showing off its new Platinum line of Android tablets with quad-core chips since the Consumer Electronics Show. But now the company’s making those tablets official, and promising to ship the first models this month. As expected, Archos is also adding an 11.6 inch model to the lineup. The Archos Platinum tablets are […]

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ARM introduces Cortex-A7 low power chips for sub-$100 smartphones

Chip designer ARM has introduced a new platform for low power chips that are 20 percent the size of ARM Cortex-A8 processors… and which use only about 20 percent as much power. The new ARM Cortex-A7 processors are designed to power low cost, entry level smartphones and other mobile devices. While ARM says the chips […]