January 8th, 2012, 5:08 PM

CES 2012: Acer to Introduce Aspire S5, World’s Thinnest Ultrabook w/Thunderbolt

Ultrabooks are all the rage in the mobile computing world these days and Acer has introduced one of the thinnest and lightest Ultrabooks yet:  the Aspire S5. CES 2012 is starting off in a huge way with Acer announcing a number of products, among them the new svelte Aspire S5 which measures ridiculous 15mm at [...]

December 12th, 2011, 1:48 PM

Updated: AMD Preparing ‘Ultrabook’ Competitor?

Updated December 13 at 12:05 Pacific Time with a comment from an AMD spokesperson. In an interview with The Australian [paywalled], AMD’s AMD Australia and New Zealand country manager Brian Slattery said that the company is preparing a “ultrathin” line of AMD powered laptop’s to compete with Intel’s ‘Ultrabooks’. Mr. Slattery told The Australian that [...]

November 29th, 2011, 7:08 PM

Report: Consumers Not Interested in Windows on Tablets

Microsoft has ‘missed the boat’ on Windows based tablets according to a new report by market research group Forrester Research. According to the report by Forrester Research, only 25% of consumers would be interested in purchasing a tablet running Windows. In contrast, Forrester’s market research said that in Q1 2011 46% of consumers would be [...]

November 29th, 2011, 12:21 PM

3DMark Coming to Android

Futuremark®, the world leader in performance benchmarking software, today announced that it has started development of 3DMark® for Android™ (working title), with the aim of bringing the industry standard gaming performance benchmark to Android powered tablets in 2012. Companies involved in the manufacture of Android powered devices are invited to join Futuremark’s Benchmark Development Program [...]

November 29th, 2011, 11:32 AM

RIM Launches Cross-Platform Smartphone Management Tool

In a step that may mark the beginning of an exit from the hardware market, embattled smartphone manufacturer Research in Motion (RIM) is rolling out software that allows enterprise customers to manage and secure iPhone and Android devices using Blackberry technology. RIM’s new software, called Blackberry Mobile Fusion, is a hardware agnostic evolution of their [...]

November 23rd, 2011, 6:43 PM

Samsung Starts Flame-War With Apple

Already fighting a war over patents with Apple, Samsung has decided to open a second front with a TV commercial mocking Apple’s often-zealous fanboys. The commercial begins with an image iconic to the Steve Jobs era of Apple: the Apple store lineup. “Guys, I’m so amped I could stay here for three weeks!” excitedly states [...]

November 18th, 2011, 10:54 AM

Amazon Phone in Development?

Weeks after Amazon launched the Kindle Fire to lukewarm results, rumors are circulating that the bookseller giant is planning a smartphone launch. The rumor’s genesis comes from a market intelligence report by Citigroup’s Mark Mahaney that states, “based on our supply chain channel checks in Asia led by Kevin Chang, Citi’s Taipei-based hardware research analyst, [...]

November 9th, 2011, 1:06 AM

Nvidia Launches Quad-Core Tegra 3

Nvidia unveiled the successor to Tegra 2, the Tegra 3 platform, late Tuesday ushering in a new, speedier, higher-resolution era of tablet computing. “Our next-generation Tegra processor is widely known as the world’s first quad-core mobile chip,” said Nvidia’s Senior Product Manager Matt Wuebbling in a press release. The quad core Tegra 3, formerly known [...]

November 8th, 2011, 10:00 PM

ASUS Unveils the Eee Pad Transformer Prime

Featuring the NVIDIA Tegra 3 Quad-Core Processor the Transformer Prime is designed to greatly enhance the mobile computing experience. Today, ASUS officially announced the world’s first tablet with the NVIDIA®Tegra® 3 quad-core processor –the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime. The Eee Pad Transformer Prime is ultra-thinat 8.3mm (0.33”) and lightweight at 586g (1.29lbs) while featuring [...]

November 8th, 2011, 1:19 PM

Research Firm Believes Ultrabooks will Revive PC Industry

Ultrabooks have been marketed by the PC industry, most notably Intel, Acer, and Asus, as a counterbalance to the rise of tablet-culture: thin, light, and powerful. These computers were supposed to offer the portability of a tablet with the power of a PC. While this category of computer sounds promising, the sales have been less [...]