Intel detailed plans for an updated version of its Classmate PC on Tuesday, swapping out the laptop's older Celeron M chip for the Diamondville version of the Atom processor.
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Much speculation has surrounded Advanced Micro Devices' manufacturing plans for its upcoming Fusion family of processors and whether these chips could be produced under contract. But a senior executive said on Tuesday that AMD plans to manufacture the first chips itself.
Dell released pictures of an ultraportable laptop that appears designed to compete against Hewlett-Packard's Mini-Note 2133 laptop, after Michael Dell was spotted carrying it around.
Ultraportable laptops will be a major focus at next week's upcoming Computex exhibition in Taipei, but a flood of pictures released online in recent weeks have spilled the beans for many companies, revealing key details of the most anticipated systems.
Via Technologies released the hardware design for a low-cost laptop with WiMax support under an open-source license on Tuesday, a move intended to make customization easier and shorten design cycles for system makers.
Vodafone Group CEO Arun Sarin will step down from the top job at the mobile operator in July, the company said Tuesday.
Graphics chip vendor Nvidia will reportedly introduce a line of processors designed for small, handheld computers at the Computex exhibition in Taipei next week.
Lenovo Group, the world's fourth-largest PC maker, reported a 17 percent jump in sales for the last fiscal year, led by continued strong PC demand in China and other markets.
Taiwanese PC maker Acer is going after the high-end gaming market with the addition of the <a href="http://www.acer.com/predator/">Aspire Predator</a> to its desktop lineup.
Advanced Micro Devices must work hard to rebuild its momentum in the Asian server market, even though the chip maker managed to retain many customers in the face of repeated delays of its Quad-Core Opteron processor.
Microsoft plans to extend the availability of Windows XP for low-cost laptops beyond June 30, with an announcement expected later this week, according to a source familiar with the situation.
Graphics chip vendor Nvidia will produce graphic chipsets designed to work with Via Technologies' processors, including its upcoming Isaiah chip, according to a source familiar with the situation.
Intel's Classmate PC isn't just for students in emerging markets anymore. The low-cost laptop will be made available to companies that want to sell it to consumers in developed countries, an Intel executive said last Wednesday.
More than 25 low-cost notebooks based on Intel's upcoming Atom processor are in the works, including models from multinational PC vendors, according to the chip maker's top executive in Asia.
Advanced Micro Devices took a step closer to the introduction of its upcoming Cartwheel and Puma chip packages with the introduction of its 780 series chipset at the Cebit exhibition in Hanover, Germany.
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