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 […]

Pre-order Firefox OS “Flame” reference phone for $170

Firefox OS is an operating system for smartphones and tablets developed by the makers of the Firefox web browser. Up until recently, the only devices that actually shipped with the software have been low-end devices with low resolution displays and single core processors. But the folks at Mozilla have been working to add support for […]

Intel Education 2-in-1 is a rugged tablet for students

Intel is updating its line of education-oriented tablet and notebook reference designs with its first 2-in-1 device. The Intel Education 2-in-1 looks a bit like the Classmate PC convertible netbooks of yesteryear, but instead of a notebook with a hinge that lets you twist the screen around for tablet use, the 2-in-1 is a tablet with […]

WonderMedia introduces reference design for 7, 10 inch tablets with WM8980 chips

VIA Technologies subsidiary WonderMedia is trying to get its dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor into more tablets. So the company’s released reference designs for 7 and 10 inch tablets. Basically, these are “turnkey solutions,” which means that WonderMedia won’t make the tablets itself, but it’ll sell the designs to anyone interested in building tablets around them. […]

Closer look at the Intel North Cape ultrabook reference design

Intel is showing off a reference design for a 4th generation ultrabook. It’s code-named North Cape, and it features all of the goodies you’d expect from a next-generation ultrabook including a touchscreen and wireless display… plus a few other features that make it stand out from the crowd. First, while Intel is calling North Cape […]

Intel’s Next Unit of Computing mini-PC could hit retail for $400

Intel recently unveiled a new reference design for a palm-sized mini computer with an Intel Core i3 processor. The company’s Next Unit of Computing (NUC) platform was originally designed for niche markets such as digital signage and kiosks. But in case you hadn’t noticed, mini PCs are generating a lot of interest these days — […]

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 […]

Prototype shows AMD’s answer to Intel’s ultrabooks

Most of the top PC makers have already hopped on the ultrabook bandwagon, introducing thin and light laptops with the latest Intel processors, quick boot technology, and other newfangled features. But while Intel has trademarked the word “ultrabook” it certainly doesn’t have the monopoly on ultraportable laptops. Chip maker AMD is hoping that computer makers […]

Intel starts showing off Medfield-based smartphones, tablets

Intel is finally getting ready to launch chips for phones and tablets that could compete with ARM-based processors in terms of performance and power consumption. The company has been working on its next-generation Atom design, code-named Medfield, for a few years. But now Intel is starting to demonstrate reference devices based on the platform. The […]