Tag Archives: atom

Atom PC in a vase

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ECS has stuffed an Atom/Ion-powered PC into this vase, which even opens up to reveal a Blu-ray drive. That's what I'm talking about. Average desktop PCs should pretty much just be lamps at this point. The only bummer is…

Lenovo S12 the first Nvidia Ion-powered netbook...probably

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Pricing starts at $449, and the S12 goes on sale in July. Ion, however, won't make its way to production units until an unspecified "late summer" date, and it'll cost a $50 premium over the standard, Intel-based

Nvidia accuses Intel of anticompetitive hornswoggling

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If you buy an Intel Atom chip with Intel's shitty video chipset, you pay $25 for the lot. But if you are Nvidia buying an Atom chip to wed to one of your own superior video chipsets, you pay $45

Pine Trail: Future netbooks will be thinner, faster, and cooler

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Intel is showing off "Pine Trail", its next iteration of the Atom processor that powers the vast majority of netbooks and low-end nettop desktop PCs. Pine Trail chipsets will be slightly faster, as this is the way of all things,…

Netbooks swallowing notebook market whole

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Revenue from computer sales is down by 20 percent despite a 1 percent increase in shipments. This is because netbooks are cannibalizing sales of desktops and notebooks alike. It is odd, to me, that people can use these things as…

Nvidia introduces Ion, sandwiches 9400M to Atom

Nvidia has announced that they are leaping feet first into the netbook gam with a CPU + GPU combo known as Ion. What that really is is their GeForce 9400M GPO motherboard sandwiched together with an Atom chipset. The idea…

Atom WiBrain is either new ultramobile PC or supervillain name

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WiBrain, the brilliantly-named UMPC, is to be upgraded with Intel's Atom CPU. From UPMC Portal, which has one in for review:
Before you get excited though, It has to be said that there’s absolutely no indication of a ship

Aigo MID reviewed. Verdict: impressive potential, but doesn't Just Work yet

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Aigo's P8860 is a MID, a Mobile Internet Device. MID, with low-power Atom chips and tailored operating systems, promises better handheld computers than its predecessor among marketing-driven form factors, UMPC. UMPC stood for "Use for Minutes Per Charge." Unfortunately, Pocketables

Atom vs Atom vs Atom: tiny motherboards compared

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Ewan Wilcocks points us to his roundup of five Intel Atom-based motherboards. The verdict: Mini-ITX, the classic mini motherboard form factor, has a bright future. But if you need HD video playback, get Intel's own implementation, which has the spectacularly…

Via Nano kicks Intel Atom's ass in tests

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Planning to use Atom for a desktop computer? Get real. HardOCP pitted new low-power chips from Intel and Via in battle, and the latter's Nano outperformed Atom by up to 28 percent under synthetic benchmarks, 37 percent on DivX encoding,…