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JP Morgan: Ultrabooks unlikely to drive PC growth in 2012

02/14/2012, 03:02 am

A new analysis from investment bank J.P. Morgan says Windows-based ultrabooks are unlikely to achieve similar success as Apple's MacBook Air in their first generation and will not become "meaningful enough" to drive growth in the notebook PC market until at least 2013.

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Apple trademarks its patented "macroscalar" code optimization technology

02/06/2012, 04:02 pm

Apple has recently filed for international trademark protections of "macroscalar," its name for various patented optimizations for efficiently executing code on a processor, suggesting it plans to begin commercially promoting its differentiating technology.

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Briefly: High priced 'Wintel' tablets, Dutch iTunes Match

01/16/2012, 04:01 pm

Intel and Microsoft need to strike a deal or Windows 8 tablets might be priced out of reach for most consumers and Apple officially launches iTunes Match in the Netherlands.

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Video: Weekend Tech Review: CES Week 2 2012

01/15/2012, 06:01 pm

Here's a video recap of the top tech stories involving Apple for the second week of 2012, including a tour of CES 2012, Steve Ballmer's keynote, big product news, the week's business stories, and upcoming events.

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ARM CEO not impressed by Intel's 'Medfield' chips for smartphones, tablets

01/13/2012, 10:01 am

The chief executive of ARM, which supplies the reference designs for Apple's custom chips found in the iPhone and iPad, has said he doesn't view Intel's newly unveiled smartphone and tablet chips as competitive.

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Apple awarded 676 patents in 2011, ranks 39th among all companies

01/11/2012, 11:01 am

Apple was awarded a total of 676 patents by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in 2011, ranking it No. 39 among companies awarded inventions in the U.S.

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Apple sold 1.2M MacBook Airs over holidays, new models with Ivy Bridge loom

01/09/2012, 10:01 am

Apple is said to have sold 1.2 million of its thin-and-light MacBook Air over the holiday buying season, as competing PC makers hope to steal some of Apple's thunder by unveiling their own "Ultrabooks" at this week's Consumer Electronics Show.

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Intel's Mac-bound Ivy Bridge CPUs rumored to launch April 8

12/28/2011, 02:12 pm

Intel is rumored to release a total of 25 new 22-nanometer Ivy Bridge processors on April 8, 2012, signaling a potential launch window for Apple's next generation of Macs.

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Intel's Thunderbolt reportedly coming to PCs in April 2012

12/26/2011, 10:12 pm

As Apple enjoys nearly a year-long head start with the Thunderbolt technology, Intel has begun notifying PC makers that it will "fully release" the high-speed I/O in April 2012, according to a new report.

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Acer chairman sees Mac growth stalling in face of ultrabook surge

12/15/2011, 12:12 am

Acer chairman JT Wang expects Apple's gains in the PC industry to weaken over the next two years as a result of a future surge in sales of notebooks matching Intel's ultrabook design specifications.

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Hard drive shortage hurts Intel, but Apple is the 'least impacted'

12/13/2011, 02:12 pm

While chipmaker Intel has said a lingering hard drive shortage will affect its fourth-quarter results, the issue is not expected to have a negative effect on Apple's Mac sales.

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PC makers losing interest in tablets, hope Ultrabooks will improve margins

12/13/2011, 10:12 am

Traditional PC makers are said to not be paying much attention to the tablet market controlled by Apple and now Amazon, and are instead pinning their hopes on thin-and-light Ultrabooks to improve gross margins.

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Intel Ivy Bridge chip candidates for MacBook Pro, Air to arrive in May

12/06/2011, 04:12 pm

Intel's next-generation Ivy Bridge mobile processors, expected to appear in future MacBook Pro and MacBook Air updates from Apple, will hit the market in May of 2012, a leaked Intel product roadmap reveals.

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Ultrabooks headed for 5-10% price drop in early 2012

11/30/2011, 12:11 am

Prices for laptops in Intel's "Ultrabook" category are expected to fall below $1,000 by the end of this year and may drop as much as 10 percent in the first quarter of 2012 with the help of a $100 marketing subsidy from Intel, according to a new report.

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Apple rumored to revamp MacBook Air lineup with 15-in. model in early 2012

11/28/2011, 07:11 am

Apple is said to be preparing an update to its MacBook Air series in the first quarter of 2012 with the addition of a new 15-inch thin-and-light model.

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Intel investigating proprietary dock connector for 2012 ultrabooks

11/26/2011, 12:11 am

Intel is reportedly planning to release a proprietary connector that will work alongside its Thunderbolt technology to allow for advanced docking stations for the chipmakers' ultrabook design specifications.

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Apple rumored to switch back to Nvidia GPUs for 2012 MacBook models

11/21/2011, 03:11 pm

Apple's switch to AMD graphics across its entire product line could be short-lived, as a new rumor claims that next-generation MacBook models will once again feature Nvidia graphics processors.

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Ultrabook makers turn to plastic as Apple controls unibody aluminum supply

11/21/2011, 11:11 am

Apple's continued control unibody aluminum chassis supply has reportedly forced Ultrabook makers, hoping to compete with the MacBook Air, to turn to alternative materials such as plastic.

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Apple reportedly prepped AMD-powered MacBook Air, dropped it at last minute

11/17/2011, 11:11 pm

Apple is said to have developed a MacBook Air running Advanced Micro Devices' Fusion Llano processor last spring, but scrapped it at the last minute because of production issues, according to an unverified report.

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HP takes aim at Apple's MacBook Air with new $900 Folio13 Ultrabook

11/16/2011, 10:11 am

The latest entry in the thin-and-light Ultrabook lineup is HP's new Folio13, a 13-inch laptop with a 128GB solid-state drive that undercuts Apple's MacBook Air with a starting price of $900.

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