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Hands-on with the OpenPeak tablet

OpenPeak is showing off its upcoming tablet with an Intel Atom Moorestown processor. The demo units at CES are all running Google Android 2.2 and have 7 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel capacitive touchscreen displays, but OpenPeak says the specs are subject to change. For instance, the tablet could easily run MeeGo or use a […]

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NFS N-Pad is a super-thin Android tablet with Intel’s Moorestown chipset

Think the 1.6 pound Apple iPad is a bit too heavy to hold in one hand? Intel showed off a new tablet based on the upcoming Intel Atom Z6xx series Moorestown chipset with GMA 600 graphics last week, and Chippy from UMPC Portal reports that it weighs just 0.9 pounds — or just over half […]

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Intel promises future chips will use less power than ARM-based processors

Intel may be king of the hill when it comes to processors for desktops, laptops, servers, and pretty much any CPU for a computer that doesn’t fit in your pocket. But the vast majority of smartphones on the market today use chips based on designs from ARM. Intel plans to change that. We’ve already seen […]

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Intel Atom Z650 chip shows up in an obscure Chinese tablet

It’s no surprise that Intel is working on a new low power Intel Atom Z6xx series chipset for low power devices including tablets and smartphones. What is a bit surprising is that one of the first devices spotted using one of the new chips is an obscure device from Chinese PC maker Teso. Teso is […]

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Intel Moorestown-based devices are still 6-12 months away

Intel may have introduced its new Intel Atom Z6xx Moorestown platform in early May. But it’s going to be another 6 to 12 months before we start to see tablets, smartphones, and other Moorestown-based devices hit the streets. That’s according to Intel vice president Anand Chandrasekher, speaking at an event in Taiwan today. That doesn’t […]

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Freescale launches power management system for Intel Atom chips

Chip maker Freescale has been making a name for itself with low power ARM-based chips recently. But now the company is branching out into the x86 space with the introduction of an audio and power management chipset designed to work with Intel’s Moorestown platform. Basically, you take an Intel Atom Z6xx chip, add Freescale’s PMIC […]

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Intel to introduce chips “dedicated” for tablets at Computex

We already knew that Intel is bringing out new chips for netbooks, smartphones, and ultrathin laptops. Now it looks like the company may have a dedicated solution for tablets as well. Speaking at an investors conference this morning, Intel VP Mooly Eden suggested that the ULV chips destined for ultrathin laptops run too hot to […]

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Intel Atom Z6xx processor to power tablets, smartphones

Intel has officially unveiled a new line of low power processors designed for mobile devices including smartphones and tablets. The Intel Atom Z6xx series chip (PDF Link) has a 45nm processor core, and 3D graphics and video capabilities.The chip has 512K of L2 cache, 24K of L1 Data and 32K instruction cache. Intel says the […]

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Intel Atom “Oak Trail” processors could replace the Z5xx series

Intel’s Atom processors all have a few things in common. They’re low power, low cost chips designed for low cost, low power devices. Intel recently rolled out its “Pine Trail” Atom N450 and N470 chips which replace the N270 and N280 processors that had been powering netbooks for much of 2008 and 2009. But Japanese […]