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Report: Lenovo, Samsung lose preferential pricing for Intel Atom CPUs

Like Microsoft, which only sells low cost Windows XP licenses to PC makers with netbooks and nettops that meet specific criteria, Intel reportedly has certain restrictions on the way its Atom processor is used. Intel’s restrictions aren’t quite as absolute. Fail to meet the requirements and you can still purchase the processor, you’ll just have […]

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First look at the Lenovo Ideapad S12 with NVIDIA ION

Lenovo announced its upcoming IdeaPad S12 thin and light notebook with a 12 inch screen last month. But while the folks at Laptop Magazine and GottaBeMobile got to spend soem time with pre-production units, those models had integrated graphics, not the NVIDIA ION platform which bundles an Intel Atom CPU with NVIDIA graphics to offer […]