Items tagged with Ultrathin

When it comes to checking companies on their green claims, particularly in the consumer electronics space, there are few outlets that are scrutinized more highly than EPEAT. Particularly after Apple's in-then-out episode earlier in the year, EPEAT's updates are being watched like a hawk. Not only to see who gets in, but also who drops out. Now, EPEAT's latest notes are out, and five new ultrathin laptops are on deck. Products from Apple, Lenovo, Samsung and Toshiba were investigated, and the short version is that all of them met the requirements of the criteria reviewed. Here's a bit about the... Read more...
It doesn't take a detective to figure out that today's mobile devices are getting smaller, slimmer, and more powerful, which means less room for heat dissipation and potentially lower battery life. To help with both of those side effects, Micron today introduced a new product category of low-power DDR3 solutions targeted at the tablet and ultra-thin markets. The company's new 2Gb (gigabit) and 4Gb DDR3Lm solutions are designed to sip less power while still offering high performance without jacking up prices, Micron says. "Power reduction is becoming ever more critical in the fast growing ultra-thin... Read more...
AMD announced its fourth quarter and 2011 results yesterday. The figures aren't bad in and of themselves, but the company's overall position headed into 2012 is decidedly uncertain. Yearly revenue was flat at $6.57B, with total net income for fiscal 2011 at $495M, up four percent from 2010. "AMD shipped more than 30 million APUs in 2011, resulting in record annual notebook revenue," said Rory Read, AMD president and CEO. "The unmatched combination of computing and graphics capabilities in our low-power "Brazos" platform has made it our fastest ramping platform ever, paving the way for continued... Read more...
Among the myriad of other products, like the Padfone, Asus has just unveiled and will likely continue to unveil at Computex this week were a pair of exciting ultraportable notebooks and netbooks that are sure to pique the interest of the discerning road-warriors out there. The just announced Asus UX Series ultraportable notebooks prove that thin is most definitely in this year and the upcoming Asus Eee PC X101 reinforces that assertion. Asus UX Series Notebook--Notice The "Spun" Finish On The Lid According to Asus, the new UX Series ultraportables have been developed in close cooperation... Read more...
If the only thing preventing you from picking up a MacBook Air is the Core 2 Duo foundation, hang tight, things are about to get better (and significantly faster). According to reports, Apple is getting ready to refresh its MacBook Air line with Intel's Sandy Bridge platform and Thunderbolt interface. New models will be ready to launch in June or July. This is according to news and rumor site DigiTimes, which feels pretty confident in its sources behind the scenes in Taiwan. Apple, of course, is keeping mum on future product releases, as the Cupertino outfit always does. "Main supply chain makers... Read more...
Thin is in, playa, and everywhere you turn someone's touting an ultra-slim notebook. That includes MSI, which just announced its new X370 laptop with a super thin profile and long 10-hour battery life. This thing measures a scant 324 (W) x 227 (D) x 22.8 (H) millimeters, or for those of you who shake an angry fist at the metric system, that's roughly 12.76 x 8.94 x 0.89 inches. With battery, the X370 weighs just 1.4kg (3.08 pounds). Not bad for a Windows-based, 13.4-inch notebook that dances the line between a netbook and a full-sized notebook. Powering the X370 is AMD's dual-core E350 processor... Read more...
In the wake of AMD's architecture discussions at Hot Chips last month, eyes have increasingly turned towards the company's upcoming Bobcat processor. Now, AMD's director of Fusion marketing, John Taylor, has written a blog post with additional details on the diminutive chip, including several photos. We know the unveiling of this info was in Europe, but would it have killed someone to plunk down a quarter? We've covered much of the company's plans before, so we'll skip straight to the new stuff. Taylor notes that the upcoming Fusion processor will include a "new" UVD block, though we're guessing... Read more...
2010 isn't even halfway over, and already Intel is expanding their 2010 Core lineup. That's the Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7 family, which is growing today in the run-up to Computex. Previously, the chips were reserved for high-end desktops. Eventually, a few multi-media and gaming notebooks took these CPUs in. Today, an even more power efficient group of computers will be calling the Core 2010 for duty, with an expansion into the Ultra-Thin laptop sector. The newly designed chips utilize 32nm process technology in order to deliver 32% slimmer laptops and over 32% more performance. Ultra-thin notebooks... Read more...
Intel has a message for consumers, and that message is this: Thin is in. No, the Santa Clara chip maker isn't taking a dig at your recent weight gain, but is instead referring to its plans to introduce four new processors, all of which are intended to more heavily promote ultrathin laptops in the mainstream market. "With an ultrathin laptop powered by Intel ultra-low voltage processors, consumers experience a unique balance of performance and power consumption that is incomparable in the market today – all in a slim, sleek package," said Mooly Eden, vice president and general manager of the... Read more...
  AMD Unveils VISION Technology, Launches Next-Generation Mainstream and Ultrathin Notebook Platforms —Look to notebooks powered by Vision Technology for a gorgeous visual experience, more features with Windows® 7, and dynamic entertainment capabilities on the go — SUNNYVALE, Calif. — September 10, 2009--AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced the 2009 AMD Mainstream Notebook Platform and Second Generation AMD Ultrathin Platform, combining VISION technology from AMD with sleek, powerful, long-lasting notebooks. With next-generation HD graphics technology and multi-tasking processing power, the... Read more...