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Dev tablet with Qualcomm quad-core chip now available… for $1299

Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon S4 APQ8064 chip is the company’s first quad-core processor. It’s not available in any consumer devices yet, but if you’re willing to pay a premium for a tablet aimed at developers, you can pick up a 10 inch tablet with the newest processor for $1299. Yes, you could buy a couple of iPads or […]

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 may have Exynos quad core processor

When Samsung unveiled the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet in February the company said it would have a 1.4 GHz dual core processor. But that was then. Now it looks like the company may be giving the 10 inch tablet a bit of a spec bump before launch. Nordic Hardware spotted some benchmark results that […]

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Samsung 1.4 GHz Exynos 4 quad-core chip to power upcoming phones

Samsung has introduced its first quad-core chip, the Exynos 4 Quad. The processor is based on an ARM Cortex-A9 design and will power Samsung’s next Galaxy smartphone — which the company plans to introduce in May. That’s probably the Samsung Galaxy S III. But it’s possible we could also see this new chip in other […]

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Qualcomm shows that quad-core chips don’t have to drain your battery

Mobile processors with dual-core or quad-core designs are all the rage these days. But just because you have up to 4 processor cores capable of running at 1.5 GHz or even higher speeds doesn’t mean each core will be running in high gear all the time. If they did, that would certainly reduce battery life […]

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Report: Lenovo’s quad-core tablet coming in early 2012

There’s not much doubt at this point that Lenovo is working on a new tablet with a quad-core processor. Engadget scored some details (and photos) of the upcoming tablet last month, and then some leaked benchmarks hit the web. Now DigiTimes reports we may not have to wait much longer for the tablet to hit […]

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NVIDIA introduces the Tegra 3 multi-core processor for tablets, phones

NVIDIA has officially introduced its next-generation mobile processor. The NVIDIA Tegra 3 chip is a 1.4 GHz ARM Cortex-A9 multi-core processor with 4 high performance CPU cores, 1 extra low power “companion” core, and 12 graphics cores. The new chips are headed to tablets and smartphones. The first Tegra 3 device will be the Asus […]

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Asus Eee Pad Transformer 2 with NVIDIA Kal-El processor benchmarked

NVIDIA is starting to reveal some new details about the Kal-El multi-core processor that will power next-generation phones and tablets. The new chips could launch by the end of the year and show up in actual products soon after. Now it looks like we may have confirmation that one of the first devices to use […]

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NVIDIA’s Kal-El processor will be a 5-core low power chip

NVIDIA has been talking up the company’s upcoming Kal-El processor for months, promising better performance and lower power consumption in its next-generation chip for mobile phones, tablets, and possibly even Windows 8 computers. Up until now NVIDIA had suggested that the Kal-El processor was a quad-core chip, but it turns out there’s actually a fifth processing […]

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Qualcomm’s 2.5 GHz quad-core chips coming in 2012

Earlier this year chip-maker Qualcomm announced plans to launch a line of super-fast processors with clock speeds as high as 2.5 GHz. Now the company says those chips will start showing up in smartphones and tablets early next year. Pocket Lint reports that new chips will come in single, dual, and quad-core versions, with the […]

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Microsoft teases quad-core tablet prototype

TechEd 2011 New Zealand is in full swing, and Microsoft looks to be playing a little bit of show-and-tell with the next generation of Windows and the devices that will run it. Among the devices shown was an unnamed quad-core Windows tablet. What else is known about the slate? Not much, other than that Microsoft’s […]