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Topic: Intel

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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Apple interest in Intel switch led to purchase of NeXT, return of Steve Jobs

11/13/2011, 10:11 pm

Apple's initial unsuccessful attempt to build a modern operating system in preparation for the switch to Intel processors led to the company's realization that it needed to purchase NeXT, a move that led to Steve Jobs' return to the company he co-founded.

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ARM seen challenging Intel's notebook chip dominance by 2013

11/11/2011, 08:11 am

ARM, the company whose reference designs are used in the chips that power Apple's iPhone and iPad, is expected by industry insiders to carve out a significant presence in the traditional notebook computer market by 2013.

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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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