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Rockchip shows off a Chromebook with an RK3288 CPU

Chinese chip maker Rockchip has been working to make sure Google’s browser-based Chrome operating system can run on devices with the new Rockchip RK3288 processor. Now the company is showing off an early prototype of an RK3288-powered Chromebook which could be ready to hit the streets in the third quarter of 2014. Charbax from ARM […]

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Intel says Moorefield tops Snapdragon 801 in graphics benchmarks

Benchmark tools are best taken with a grain of salt, but they provide at least one way to compare performance between devices. And Intel is using FutureMarks’ 3DMark test for Android to make the claim that its new chip for smartphones and tablets offers better graphics performance than one of the fastest ARM-based chips on […]

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Intel shows off “Llama Mountain” tablet design in 2 sizes

Intel plans to launch its next-generation Core processors, code-named “Broadwell” by the end of 2014. The first to arrive will be a low-power, 14nm chip aimed at 2-in-1 tablets. It’s called the Intel Core M and to encourage device makers to build tablets based on the platform, Intel has introduced a reference design for a 2-in-1 […]

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HP’s EliteBook 700 series Intel-powered laptops mean business

This fall HP will launch 3 new Intel-powered laptops for the enterprise set. They have the same basic design as the HP EliteBook 700 Series notebooks with AMD Kaveri chips coming in June… they just have Intel processors and a few other small differences. The HP EliteBook 720 is the smallest of the bunch, with […]

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Allwinner launches A33 quad-core chip for tablets

Chinese chip maker Allwinner is expanding its line of low-power processors for tablets with the Allwinner A33 ARM Cortex-A7 quad-core CPU. It’s a new chip that’s pin-to-pin compatible with the A23 dual-core CPU. That should make it easy for device makers to upgrade existing designs to the quad-core processor with minimal fuss. The new chip features […]

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130 Intel-powered Android and Windows tablets coming this year

Traditional notebook and PC sales have been stagnant the past few years, while mobile devices like tablets and smartphones continue to sell in ever-larger numbers. So it’s no surprise Intel’s been working hard to get its chips into mobile devices. And it looks like the company’s succeeding. Intel chips dominate the Windows tablet space, but […]

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Intel unveils thin, fanless tablet reference design based on Broadwell

Intel plans to launch its next-generation Core processors later this year, and they’re not just for notebooks and desktops. The company unveiled a new reference design for a super-thin, fanless tablet during a keynote at the Computex Trade show. The reference design features a 14nm “Broadwell” processors which Intel says represents a new category it […]