Panasonic has updated its Toughbook C1 convertible tablet PC with a second-generation Intel chip. The upgraded C1, which lays claim to being the lightest 12.1-inch convertible tablet, features a Core i5-2520M vPro 2.50GHz processor as opposed to the 2.4GHz Core i5-520M found inside its predecessor. Hit the jump for detailed specs.
Intel on Sunday updated its official price list with four new ultra-low voltage (ULV) chips, three of which are second-generation Core i parts, while the fourth is a Celeron. These power-efficient chips have a TDP of 17W, making them ideal for ultrathin laptops - or “ultrabooks” as Intel now likes to call them. Hit the jump for more.
For the few that need a computer that can survive a 10 foot fall or keep ticking in a sandstorm, Panasonic has refreshed their line of Toughbook convertible tablet laptops with the Toughbook 19. Not much has changed on the outside of this version, but the internals got a big bump up.
With one market research study after the other pointing towards the cannibalization of netbooks and other PCs by the iPad and other media tablets, Intel has a reason to be alarmed. After all, it has yet to gain any traction in the tablet market.
But Intel is trying to turn things around. Even as it makes a play for a foothold in the tablet market with its Oak Trail chips, the company has decided to do something on the PC front too. The chip maker is now counting on a new class of laptops called “Ultrabooks” to turn things around for portable PCs.
In Greek mythology, Chronos was known as the Titan god of time and the ages. He swallowed each of his children as they were born in fear that one of them would rise up and take his throne, just as his father (who Chronos killed, by the way) prophesied, but his wife managed to hide one of them (Zeus), who would later fulfill that prophesy. None of that has much to do with PCs, except that boutique system builder Origin named its small form factor (SFF) gaming line after the Greek god.
Dell today announced the launch of its Sandy bridge-powered XPS 15z ultra-thin laptop. Touting the now defunct Adamo’s spiritual successor as the thinnest 15-inch PC in the world, the company announced that the XPS 15z is the “first in a series of new thin, ultra-powerful laptops from Dell this year.” Let’s hope that the new series does not share the same fate as the Adamo. And on that optimistic note, let’s just hit the jump and see what the specs have to say.
Maybe the corner store was out of trumpets. For all we know, Hewlett-Packard's PR guy is off on vacation. Lucky for us, the Internet affords no secrets, so even if HP doesn't feel like making a big deal out of its new g6s notebook series, this 15.6-inch Sandy Bridge laptop will still get the same attention we give to all new gear.
Much to the chagrin of Linux users, support for Intel's Sandy Bridge platform has been anything but stellar. Many hoped Canonical's Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" release would improve this rocky relationship between Linux and Intel's latest silicon, but according to reports, these new chips are still giving open-source users fits.
You didn't really think Intel would retire the Pentium brand, did you? Apparently that's just crazy talk, man! Nope, Intel isn't doing away with its aging Pentium nomenclature, and in fact is getting ready to launch a trio of new Pentium chips with Sandy Bridge DNA later this month, and perhaps as early as next week. Hit the jump to find out what you can expect from a modern day Pentium processor.