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 […]

Asus eBook reader said to have OLED display, 122 hour battery

There’ve been rumors floating around for months that Asus is working on an eBook reader. But according to the Times Online, it’s not going to look like any other dedicated eBook reader on the market. That’s because instead of going with the typical e-ink display, Asus is reportedly going with a bright, full color OLED […]

NVIDIA ION 2 could just be an NVIDIA GeForce G310 graphics card

NVIDIA is expected to launch the next-generation of its ION platform within the next few months. The original NVIDIA ION chipset took an Intel Atom N270 or N280 processor and scrapped the normal integrated GMA 950 graphics to replace it with higher performance GeForce 9400M graphics. But since Intel’s new Pine Trail platform bundles the […]

Will Lenovo’s upcoming smartbook be called the Skylight?

We already know that Lenovo is working on a so-called smartbook, which will feature an ARM-based processor from Qualcomm. The Qualcomm Snapdragon platform enables 720p HD video playback, always-connected internet access (meaning you can receive emails and other notifications even when the device is folded up and placed in your bag), and other features designed […]