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Fujitsu Loox F-07C: World’s first ATOM powered Smartphone

Posted in Fujitsu by Conner Flynn on May 16th, 2011

Docomo and Fujitsu have introduced the world’s first dual mode PC/Phone running on an Intel ATOM CPU. The F-07C is mostly an ultra compact Tablet like PC with a slide-out QWERTY Keyboard and trackball in an ultra compact body (125x61x19.8mm).

Some features include a 1.2 ATOM CPU, a 4” touchscreen with a 600×1024 resolution, a 5Mp rear camera and a 0.32Mp front camera, 1GB of RAM, 32GB SSD, WIfi BGN, Bluetooth. And a dual Smartphone mode running Symbian.

MSI shows off WindPad 100 at Computex

Posted in MSI by Shane McGlaun on May 31st, 2010

Computex is one of the biggest trade shows in the industry and is underway right now in Taiwan. The show has lots of gadgets unveilings and one of the big categories this year is tablets.

MSI has unveiled the prototype of its WindPad 100 at the show. The 100 is an Intel Atom-based machine running Windows 7. The machine uses an Atom Z530 processor and has a custom MSI UI over Windows 7.

Intel to let Atom N550 CPU be used in machines with up to 12.1-inch screen

Posted in Intel by Shane McGlaun on May 19th, 2010

Intel has always been worried that the robust sales and popularity of the Atom line of CPUs would draw buyers away from its more profitable and powerful CPUs. This fear lead to the Atom processors getting a screen size limit of 10.2-inches.

DigiTimes reports that Intel is lifting that screen size limitation on the new Atom N550. The N550 is a dual-core CPU set for release in the second half of the year.

MacBook Pro clone powered by Dual-core Atom and ION2

Posted in MacBook by Conner Flynn on March 30th, 2010

Sure, this looks like Apple’s MacBook Pro, but looks can be deceiving. Look closer and you’ll find that it’s really a clone. A clone powered by either a single core Atom N450 or dual-core Atom D510, coupled with NVIDIA’s ION2.

We don’t know what operating system this computer is running, but there’s a good chance that it’s Windows 7. No word on pricing or availability yet either, but you can expect the specs of this cloned MacBook Pro to include Atom N450 or D510 processors, 1-2GB DDR2 RAM, 160GB-320GB hard disk, 14.1-inch 1366 x 768 display, and Bluetooth.

Durable Atom-powered in-car computers from Rave

Posted in PCs by Conner Flynn on October 25th, 2009

Durable Atom-powered in-car computers from RaveRave Computer is offering a rugged in-car computer dubbed the MIL-SPEC-810F, which debuted at the MILCOM 2009 exhibition. It’s a fanless computer powered by an Intel 1.6 GHz Atom N270 processor, which consumes less power, making it suitable for nearly all vehicles and almost all conditions.

The MIL-SPEC-810F is capable of operating normally in temperatures from -30 C to 60 C (-22 F to 140 F) and runs on 6 – 36 VDC. The PC also sports a PCI-104 expansion connector, 2 mini PCI express slots, compact Flash and SIM slots, Gigabyte Ethernet, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, and three USB ports.

CTL 2go all-in-one Atom PC unveiled

Posted in Computers by Shane McGlaun on August 3rd, 2009

allin4-sbIn theory, an all-in-one PC is a good way to save space and get a cleaner looking desktop. The reality is that for some users an all-in-one won’t do the job since most of the new ones being introduced are base don’t the Intel Atom. Gamers need not apply.

A company called CTL has announced an all-in-one PC that’s really more of a normal LCD with a holder on the back for an external Intel Atom-powered system. That means that you have a choice of monitor sizes from 17 to 23-inches and the machine can have an optional DVD drive.

Daewoo releases new Atom powered Tablet PC

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on June 22nd, 2009

Daewoo releases new Atom powered Tablet PCThe Daewoo C920-mini tablet PC looks fairly sturdy despite having that “toy” look, and is powered by an Intel Atom N270 CPU with 1GB of RAM, an Intel 945 Express, a 60GB of HDD (1.8-inch @ 4200rpm), and a 8.9-inch touchscreen display with a 1024×600 resolution.

It measures 241.4mm x 209.3mm x 27.7mm and weighs just 1.21kg. This tablet PC also features a 1.3MP webcam for video conferencing.

Atom PC in a toy Ferrari

Posted in PCs by Conner Flynn on June 3rd, 2009

Atom PC in a toy Ferrari Yesterday we saw a PC in a vase at Computex, today it’s an Atom-based net-top in a Ferrari. There isn’t much info about it. We simply know that it has the guts of a netbook and appears to be sticking it’s tongue out in the form of a CD tray.

The body is custom-molded as well as the optical drive tray. I proclaim thee a thing of awesomeness. Other things we would like to see PCs crammed inside? Luke Skywalker’s landspeeder, Barbie’s Dream car and the Batmobile, just to name a few.


Posted in Computers by Conner Flynn on June 2nd, 2009

PC-In-A-VaseThis is a first. Normally we see PC guts or console guts stuffed into all kinds of things, but they are the result of hackers. This PC-in-a-vase was designed by an actual company, ECS. It’s actually an interesting glimpse into the future, when we will want to hide the PC and have it mesh more with our environment.

It has an Atom 230 system, a 2.5-inch HDD of unknown capacity, a Blu-Ray drive, 1GB of RAM and HDMI out, all in one package. Sometimes you just want a vase in your living space instead of a HTPC.

Supermicro crams Intel Atom processors inside low-power servers

Posted in Computers by Shane McGlaun on May 5th, 2009

supermicroatomserver-sbTypically when you think about a server you think about massive, power gulping machines with lots of performance packed with multiple CPUs and lots of RAM. Some applications don’t need all that power though and would work just as well on lower performance servers optimized for power savings.

Supermicro has announced a pair of new servers to suit the low performance, low power needs in the datacenter. The servers are both based on the Intel Atom processor and the most efficient of the pair needs 4W of power while the higher performance server needs 8W.

Intel announces new Atom Processors

Posted in Intel by Shane McGlaun on April 8th, 2009

intel-logo-sbIt’s hard to believe that with the popularity and adoption rate of netbooks today that the devices only hit the market at the end of 2007. At the beginning of the netbook revolution the machines lacked a purpose built CPU for their portable nature. However, it didn’t take long for Intel to offer a CPU just for the class with its Atom line.

Intel is celebrating the 1-year anniversary of the Atom processor by announcing a pair of new Atom parts. The high-end part is the Z550 and the bad boy runs at 2GHz and features Intel’s hyper threading technology. All of that performance is crammed into a power envelope of 3 watts so it shouldn’t be a battery killer.

Intel says it won’t try to kill NVIDIA’s Ion platform

Posted in Intel by Shane McGlaun on December 26th, 2008

NVIDIA IonIntel and NVIDIA aren’t exactly the best of friends. Just when things were looking up in the relationship thanks to NVIDIA allowing SLI on the Intel X58 chipset, NVIDIA ousts Intel as the GPU of choice in the new MacBooks.

A rumor circulated around the Internet that claimed Intel may be looking to kill NVIDIA’s new Ion platform that combines the Intel Atom CPU with an NVIDIA 9400 GPU. The rumor had Intel only selling the Atom CPU with its 945 chipset.

NVIDIA Ion platform combines Intel Atom and 9400 GPU

Posted in NVIDIA by Shane McGlaun on December 18th, 2008

NVIDIA IonI am a big fan of netbook computers. I have tested several and found them to be great for reducing my load when traveling to places like CES. The catch is that netbooks offer little graphics power meaning that you get a less than ideal HD video and gaming experience on most netbook computers.

NVIDIA announced a new platform this week called Ion that promises to provide Intel Atom powered netbooks and net tops with the graphics muscle they need for better HD video viewing and even PC gaming.

BenQ S6: First Atom-powered Mobile Internet Device

Posted in BenQ by Conner Flynn on October 6th, 2008

BenQ S6: First Atom-powered Mobile Internet DeviceDesktops are quickly becoming a thing of the past. When you have an Intel Atom powered UMPC with an 800MHz processor, you really don’t need much more. The BenQ S6 is compact, and powerful. It’s a Mobile Internet Device with 512MB memory and a 2GB SSD, featuring Bluetooth 2.0, Wi-Fi and HSDPA. It also sports a stylus-enabled 4.8inch WVGA touchscreen, built-in G-sensor, mini USB and microSD slot. It even comes with cool “free-surf” user interface. Great for the traveler who needs a powerful device. The BenQ S6 retails for $629.

Intel names new chips ‘Atom’

Posted in Processors by Darrin Olson on March 3rd, 2008

Intel announces Atom for name of new processor chipsIntel made an announcement on Sunday that they’ve decided to give a new family of small processor chips the official name “Atom”. The Atom family of processors will be low-power chips targeting mobile devices that access the internet as well as lower-end, “Internet-centric” mobile computers. The first two chips to be branded with the Atom were previously code-named Silverthorne and Diamondville.

Both of these chips are expected to hit the market early yet this year. Intel’s Sliverthorne chip is designed to run in mobile Internet devices and uses very low amounts of power, even shutting down between processing tasks to further conserve power. The Diamondville chip is a more affordable single processing core chip created for low-end notebook computers.