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Topic: Intel

PC makers struggling to match MacBook Air pricing ahead of Ultrabook launches

07/29/2011, 12:07 pm

Windows-based PC makers looking to challenge Apple's extremely successful line of ultra-lightweight MacBook Airs with designs based on Intel's "Ultrabook" platform are losing hope that they'll be able to do so and still turn a profit on sales of the notebooks any time this year.

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Apple's new Thunderbolt cable sports internal firmware, transceivers

06/29/2011, 09:06 pm

A teardown of Apple's just-released $49 Thunderbolt cable has revealed an "active cable" with transceiver chips on each end.

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Supply of Apple's white MacBook severely constrained ahead of Lion debut

06/29/2011, 10:06 am

Availability of Apple's current $999 white MacBook, built with hardware that is now getting long in the tooth, has become constrained, potentially signaling a forthcoming update to the entry-level notebook.

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Sony announces first non-Mac 'Thunderbolt' laptop coming to Europe in July

06/28/2011, 12:06 am

Sony on Tuesday took the wraps off a redesigned VAIO Z laptop, which is scheduled to arrive in Europe at the end of July and will feature a proprietary version of Intel's Thunderbolt technology. Meanwhile, Apple has issued a firmware update to improve Thunderbolt performance.

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Apple rumored to move production of custom 'A6' chip away from Samsung in 2012

06/27/2011, 08:06 am

Apple is rumored to further distance itself from its rival Samsung starting with the "A6" chip in 2012, when the iPhone maker will allegedly transition production of its custom ARM chips to a new chipmaker.

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LaCie demos "Little Big Disk" Thunderbolt SSD drive coming this summer

06/24/2011, 09:06 pm

Peripheral and storage maker LaCie's Thunderbolt and Solid-State Drive "Little Big Disk" is coming this summer, with one hands-on preview demonstrating read speeds of 827 MB per second.

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Analyst: Apple's iPad to lead tablet market explosion for 'foreseeable future'

06/17/2011, 08:06 pm

According to one analyst, the market for consumer tablets could top 215 million units by 2015, with the iPad expected to dominate the market's explosive growth.

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Apple poised to build nearly 400K next-gen MacBook Airs this month

06/10/2011, 10:06 am

The second-generation of Apple's revitalized MacBook Air notebooks are scheduled to enter mass production during the month of June, with an initial build volume hovering around 400,000 units.

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Patent infringement suit targets Apple over use of Intel CPUs

06/01/2011, 12:06 pm

Apple, Intel and Hewlett-Packard have all been hit with a new patent infringement lawsuit that takes issue with Apple's iMac and its use of Intel processors.

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Intel's new 'Ultrabook' design to compete with Apple's iPad, MacBook Air

05/31/2011, 01:05 am

Intel has unveiled design guidelines for a new category of thin-and-light laptops, dubbed "Ultrabooks," that take cues from Apple's iPad and MacBook Air.

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Intel would consider making custom chips for major customers like Apple

05/26/2011, 04:05 pm

An executive with chipmaker Intel said on Thursday that his company "wouldn't blink" if given the opportunity to build a custom chip based on the Intel architecture for a major client like Apple.

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Thunderbolt trademark rights will be transferred from Apple to Intel

05/20/2011, 10:05 am

Though Apple originally filed for ownership of the "Thunderbolt" trademark associated with its new high-speed data port, the rights will be transferred to Intel, the company with which it cooperatively developed the new standard.

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Intel CEO: Google Android experiencing chaotic growing pains

05/19/2011, 02:05 am

Intel CEO Paul Otellini said on Tuesday that Google Android is currently undergoing growing pains from the transition from chaos to order as the platform moves toward Apple's strategy of exerting more control.

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Apple, not Intel, filed for Thunderbolt trademark

05/18/2011, 09:05 pm

Counter to early indications that Intel already owned the trademark for the Thunderbolt high-speed I/O technology, recently discovered applications with the U.S. and Canadian trademark offices reveal that Apple has filed for the mark.

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HP exec dismisses Apple and Intel's Thunderbolt in favor of USB 3.0

05/17/2011, 10:05 am

PC maker Hewlett-Packard reportedly looked at the new high-speed Thunderbolt port created by Intel and Apple, but has decided for now to stick with USB 3.0.

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iMac quad-core CPUs found 25% faster than in Apple's last gen models

05/06/2011, 10:05 am

The new iMac lineup with quad-core Intel Sandy Bridge processors is consistently 25 percent faster than its predecessors, and 70 percent faster than the Core 2 Duo all-in-one desktops Apple released in 2009.

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Rumor: Apple plans to move laptops from Intel to ARM processors

05/06/2011, 08:05 am

A new rumor claims that Apple plans to ditch Intel processors to instead adopt the ARM architecture currently found in devices like the iPhone and iPad.

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Lawsuit accuses Apple, others of 'conspiring' to keep employee wages low

05/04/2011, 04:05 pm

A new class-action lawsuit takes aim at Apple, Google, Intel and other tech companies for allegedly "conspiring to suppress compensation of their employees."

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Apple's new Thunderbolt iMacs include unreleased Intel Z68 chipset

05/04/2011, 11:05 am

The new iMac all-in-one desktops released this week include Intel's yet-to-be-released Z68 chipset, which could allow faster solid-state drive caching performance in the future.

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Teardown of Apple's 21.5-inch Thunderbolt iMac finds removable graphics board

05/04/2011, 08:05 am

A look inside Apple's new 21.5-inch, Thunderbolt-equipped iMac desktop discovered the ability to swap out the graphics processing unit board for a new one.

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