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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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ZiiLabs launches Jaguar3 tablet reference design

ZiiLabs has been showing off its 1.5 GHz dual core and quad core chips for a few months, and now the company has introduced a tablet reference design that device makers can use to build products featuring the ZMS-20 or ZMS-40 chips. The Jaguar3 reference design doesn’t look all that different from any other Google Android […]

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Malata to sell super-thin netbook based on Intel’s Canoe Lake reference design

Intel introduced a reference design for thin and light fanless computers last year called Canoe Lake. But while Intel showed off the platform at events in June and November, no PC makers ever brought anything looking like a Canoe Lake laptop to market… until now. Malata is showing off an upcoming netbook at Computex in […]

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Intel shows off Keeley Lake ultrathin netbook reference design

Last year Intel was showing off a Canoe Lake reference design for ultrathin notebooks using the company’s low power Atom chips. This year Intel is rolling out a new reference design called KeeleyLake for ultrathin netbooks which can also be used as tablet computers. The Keeley Lake design features a base so thin that there’s […]

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Intel’s Canoe Lake ultrathin netbook performance put to the test

Intel introduced a new Canoe Lake reference design for ultrathin netbooks earlier this week. And when I say ultrathin, I’m not kidding. Intel says that Canoe Lake systems can be as thin as 14mm, or about 0.55 inches. That’s because the low power chipset doesn’t generate a ton of heat and PC makers can use […]

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Closer look at Intel’s Canoe Lake ultrathin netbook concept

Intel introduced a line of new low power chips for netbooks, tablets, and smartphones this morning. But one of the more interesting things Intel launched wasn’t a chip, but a reference design for creating ultrathin netbooks that use passive cooling instead of noisy fans. Intel’s new Canoe Lake platform would let PC makers design netbooks […]