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GoWorld prototype: Windows 8 on a tablet with a slide-out keyboard

Windows 8 is expected to run on desktop, notebook and tablet computers — as well as devices that fall somewhere in the middle. A Chinese company called GoWorld is showing off a prototype Windows 8 computer that can function as both a notebook and a tablet. Netbook News spotted the prototype at the Intel Developer […]

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Intel outlines guidelines for low powerWindows 8 tablets

Microsof’ts Windows 8 operating system is designed to run on a wide range of devices including notebooks, desktop computers, and tablets. But it’s the tablets that are getting the most attention due to the new touch-friendly Metro user interface and support for low power ARM-based processors. But Intel thinks there’s a role for its x86 […]

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Intel: Touchscreen ultrabooks coming in late 2012

Today’s ultrabooks are basically thin and light laptops. But by the end of the year, we could also see convertible tablets as well as standard-shaped notebooks with touchscreen displays join the ultrabook party. Intel has been talking about touch-capable ultrabooks for a few months. But now the company is giving us a few ideas of […]

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Intel wants to standardize ultrabook battery cell design

One of the obstacles to building affordable thin and light computers is the fact that most laptop batteries are big and bulky. While there are compact batteries for tablets and some ultraportable notebooks such as the MacBook Air and the current crop of ultrabooks, these batteries don’t come in standard sizes. Intel wants to change […]

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Intel’s secret for cheaper ultrabooks: plastic cases

Most major PC makers have released ultrabooks over the past few months, and many more of the thin and light laptops are expected in the coming year. But while they’re thinner and lighter than typical notebooks and much more powerful than an average netbook, there’s at least one thing that still makes ultrabooks a tough […]

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Intel has a hard time defining ultrabooks too… but expects a lot of them

An ultrabook is a thin and light laptop with an Intel processor… and some other stuff. It’s kind of tough to define an ultrabook, because Intel has a habit of using aspirational language to describe the category rather than offering an actual list of specs. What is clear is that Intel sees thin and light […]

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Intel pushes Atom chip for Android devices

Intel is pushing its low power Atom processor line for Android-powered devices at the Intel Developer Forum in Beijing this week. The company delivered a presentation called “Developing and Optimizing Android for Intel Atom Processor-based Mobile Devices.” There aren’t a lot of surprises in the presentation, but Intel has been working with Google to optimize […]