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Topic: Intel

Acer, Asus slash 'Ultrabook' orders by 40%, struggle against MacBook Air

11/10/2011, 10:11 am

Intel's thin-and-light "Ultrabook" design, inspired in part by the success of Apple's MacBook Air form factor, continues to struggle in the market, prompting PC makers Acer and Asus to reduce orders by 40 percent.

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Despite new CPU options, Apple reportedly questioning future of Mac Pro

10/31/2011, 02:10 pm

Despite the coming availability of a new generation of Sandy Bridge desktop CPUs suitable for advancing Apple's Mac Pro line, the company has reportedly been evaluating whether to continue to invest in furthering its full-sized workstation line beyond this year in the face of limited sales.

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Circumstances likely to see Apple push MacBook Pro refresh to November

10/21/2011, 02:10 pm

A refresh to Apple's professional line of notebooks once anticipated for an introduction as early as September may not roll out until early next month.

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Intel confirms current Thunderbolt Macs will support optical cables

09/27/2011, 12:09 am

Chipmaker Intel has confirmed that Apple's current lineup of Thunderbolt-equipped Macs will support fiber optic Thunderbolt cables when they arrive next year.

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Goldman Sachs bullish on Apple, raises iPad, Mac, iPhone estimates

09/22/2011, 09:09 pm

Investment bank Goldman Sachs sees Apple outperforming the firm's previous expectations in spite of recent market troubles and has raised its shipping estimates for the iPad, Mac and iPhone.

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PC makers want cheaper Intel chips to compete with Apple's Air pricing

09/20/2011, 08:09 am

Struggling to compete with the pricing of Apple's MacBook Air lineup, "Ultrabook" PC makers have again asked Intel to reduce the price of its mobile CPUs.

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Intel's Ivy Bridge support for 4K resolution could pave way for 'Retina' Macs

09/20/2011, 01:09 am

Intel quietly revealed last week that its next-generation Ivy Bridge processors will support the 4K display resolution, with up to 4096 x 4096 pixels per monitor, potentially paving the way for Apple to introduce high-resolution "Retina Display" Macs.

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Intel details Thunderbolt technology spec, evolution plans for next year

09/15/2011, 07:09 pm

Intel on Thursday offered more details on its Thunderbolt specifications, detailing features for consumers as well as requirements for PC and peripheral manufacturers in view of expanding adoption of the new technology throughout the electronics industry.

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Intel's McAfee to add remote wipe, tracking features to MacBook Air-like "ultrabooks"

09/14/2011, 06:09 pm

After acquiring security firm McAfee last year, Intel has announced plans to embed iCloud-like remote lock, wipe and location tracking features in silicon for PC "ultrabook" competitors of Apple's MacBook Air .

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Intel, Google announce mobile partnership for Atom Android smartphones

09/13/2011, 06:09 pm

Intel and Google have announced a partnership to enable the use of Android software on Intel's Atom mobile x86-compatible processors, in hopes the chips can wrestle market share from the ARM processor family now dominating mobile devices.

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Apple to surprise with late-2011 MacBook Pro refresh this month

09/13/2011, 04:09 pm

Exclusive: With Intel's next-generation Core i-Series mobile platform not expected until the second quarter of 2012, Apple is reportedly preparing a refresh of its professional notebook line ahead of the holiday shopping season to better bridge the gap, AppleInsider has been told.

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US government approves patent bill in effort to reform system

09/09/2011, 03:09 am

The U.S. Senate has approved the most substantial changes to the nation's patent system in over 50 years in the form of the America Invents Act, a measure supported by tech titans such as Microsoft, Google and Apple.

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Ultrabook makers 'testing the water' with initial shipments under 50k - report

09/06/2011, 12:09 am

Several key partners in Intel's "Ultrabook" initiative are limiting the initial shipment volumes of their responses to Apple's MacBook Air to below 50,000 units due to uncertain demand, a new report claims.

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Rumor: Apple investigating USB 3.0 for Macs ahead of Intel

09/01/2011, 10:09 pm

A new report claims Apple has continued to investigate implementing USB 3.0 in its Mac computers independent of Intel's plans to eventually support USB 3.0 at the chipset level.

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Apple, Microsoft and Intel to bid on 15 million unit tablet deal

08/18/2011, 05:08 pm

Apple, Microsoft and Intel are considering making a bid for a Turkish government project that would see the winning company build and supply of up to 15 million tablets, over four years, to school children.

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Intel denies 50% Ultrabook CPU cut to aid matching MacBook Air prices

08/16/2011, 09:08 pm

Sources within the notebook industry allege that Intel has rejected a request from PC makers for a steep 50 percent discount on CPUs designed for its Ultrabook specification, even as manufacturers struggle to compete with Apple's MacBook Air on price.

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Apple threatened Intel with 'wake-up call' over chip power consumption

08/11/2011, 03:08 pm

Officials at Apple were at at one point so unsatisfied with power consumption levels of Intel's processors that they threatened to end their partnership with the chipmaker, if the problems were not addressed.

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Intel Capital creates $300M UltraBook fund to drive thin-and-light designs

08/11/2011, 12:08 am

Intel Capital, the strategic investment arm of the world's largest chipmaker, announced on Wednesday a $300 million UltraBook fund to invest in new technologies for its new category of tablet-like notebooks that will challenge Apple's MacBook Air.

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Intel issues 'Ultrabook' reference specs with sub-$710 BOMs

08/05/2011, 01:08 am

As notebook makers struggle to produce thin-and-light notebooks that compete with Apple's MacBook Air on price, Intel has sent a reference bill of materials to its partners with costs of $475-$650 for 21mm notebooks and $493-$710 for 18mm models, according to an unconfirmed report.

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'Ultrabook' makers squeezed by Apple's control of metal chassis supply

08/04/2011, 11:08 am

Long known as a master of the supply chain for overseas components, Apple has reportedly out-muscled the competition for yet another crucial element of its products: unibody metal notebook chassis.

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