New Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 Coming Soon With Dual Core 1.2GHz Processor

Posted in Samsung by Reuben Drake on June 16th, 2011

Samsung has announced two new tablets in the Galaxy Tab range, the Galaxy Tab 8.9 and the Galaxy Tab 10.1, but what about the original Samsung Galaxy Tab with its 7 inch display? There were rumors that Samsung would release a second generation version and now according to HDBlog, Samsung will be releasing it later this year.

According to them the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 will have a 7 inch WSCGA IPS LCD display, and a dual core 1.2GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, and Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread instead of Honeycomb. It will be able to make voice calls and send SMS message like the original Galaxy Tab as well.

HTC ChaCha rumored to get processor upgrade

Posted in HTC by Reuben Drake on June 6th, 2011

HTC has reportedly upgraded the processor of the HTC ChaCha. The phone was unveiled back at Mobile World Congress and runs Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) with deep Facebook integration via a customized Facebook button. The phone should arrive this summer.

According to the HTC ChaCha has had it’s processor upgraded from a 600mhz Qualcomm processor to an 800mhz Qualcomm processor, which is an increase of 33%. It should make it noticeably faster if this is true.

Samsung’s Dual Core Mobile Processor is called Exynos

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on February 11th, 2011

The new Samsung Galaxy S2 will feature a new dual core Samsung processor, which will be called Exynos. The dual core Exynos processor will go into production next month and the first phone to use it should be the new Samsung Galaxy S2.

Samsung hasn’t released any specifications on the new Exynos processor, but we know that the model in the new Galaxy S2 will be a 1.2GHz dual core version. Exynos comes from the Greek words ‘smart (exypnos)’ and ‘green (prasinos)’ to associate Samsung’s ‘smart and green’ strategy.

Viliv X70 Windows 7 tablet with Oak Trail processor

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on January 9th, 2011

Viliv’s newest tablet is the X70, which packs in a 1.5GHz Oak Trail processor. The 7-inch tablet with capacitive touch display also speeds up Windows 7 performance with both Home and Starter packs. It also delivers a 6.5 hour battery life.

Other features include a split keyboard that makes thumb typing easier, a 3-megapixel camera in back and a 1.3-megapixel camera up front, and an optical trackpad.

Acer Aspire One 721 gets AMD Neo K145 processor upgrade

Posted in Acer by Conner Flynn on December 14th, 2010

The Acer Aspire One 721 notebook has just received a processor upgrade, with the AMD Neo K145 chip. The AMD Neo K145 processor has a 12W total power draw and 1MB of L2 cache, maxing out at 1.8GHz clock speed. That should give you some fast performance.

Aside from the processor upgrade, other specifications of the Acer Aspire 721 are the same, including an 11.6-inch, 1366 x 768 resolution display, 2GB of DDR3 memory, ATI Radeon HD 4225 graphics, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, a 6 cell battery, and a 1.3-megapixel camera.

ARM Cortex-A15 will be used in smartphones and scales to octo-core

Posted in Processors by Shane McGlaun on September 9th, 2010

ARM has been making processors for smartphones and all manner of other gadgets and hardware for a long time. ARM has now announced its next processor that will find its way into smartphones, home entertainment devices, and wireless infrastructure devices called the Cortex-A15.

The new Cortex-A15 has as much as five times the performance of today’s high-end smartphone processors and ten times the performance of processors used in infrastructure platforms with low power consumption. The A15 is highly scalable for different uses.

Archos 9 Tablet gets upgraded to 1.2GHz Atom Z515 processor

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on March 23rd, 2010

Well looky here. The Archos 9 tablet has just received a processor upgrade, from the original 1.1GHz Intel Atom Z510 CPU to the 1.2GHz Atom Z515 CPU with Hyper-Threading and Intel Burst Performance Technology. Even with the upgrade, the device still sells for the same $549.99 price tag, so that’s a bonus.

To remind you, some other specifications of the Archos 9 tablet are an 8.9-inch display, 32GB SSD, Windows 7 Starter Edition, and 1GB of RAM. Looks like now is the time to buy it.

Intel promo flier allegedly reveals MacBook Pro with Intel Core i5 processor

Posted in MacBook by Conner Flynn on January 14th, 2010

An e-mail sent to members of Intel’s Retail Edge promotional program highlight an upcoming MacBook Pro from Apple with a new Core i5 processor. The promotion was included in an e-mail sent to members of the Intel Retail Edge Program. It reads: “January Prize Draw: Win a MacBook Pro. Pass this month’s trainings for 2 chances to win one of 2 MacBook Pro laptops with the accelerated response of an Intel Core i5 processor.”

Right now, the top MacBook Pro has an Intel Core 2 Duo processor. Last week at CES, Intel formally introduced the new line of processors, which included the new Core i3, i5 and i7 chips. The mobile Core i5 has been considered a likely candidate for a MacBook Pro refresh.


ATOM-7xp humanoid robot is Atom-powered

Posted in Robots by Conner Flynn on January 4th, 2010

This bot looks like he’s a wise-guy with those eyebrows. He can also walk. But what’s really interesting is that he is made in the USA by Futurebots and powered by two Atom processors (a dual-core Atom 330 and an Atom 230), which power two separate systems running Windows XP and Windows 7.

ATOM-7x will have a range of capabilities thanks to several sensors, gyros and accelerometers. An advanced stereo vision system will let it “take on real world problems.” Whatever that means. Presumably it will make it easier for the bot to hunt down humans and steal their netbooks for an upgrade.

Samsung Jet with 800 MHz processor

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on June 15th, 2009

Samsung Jet with 800 MHz processorThe Samsung Jet is a speed demon. It’s the Road Runner of cellphones. All others are just Wile E. Coyote. It clocks 800MHz and occasionally utters a beep beep as it passes other handsets in the market that have only just made it past the 500MHz mark.

Looks like cellphone processors are catching up with netbooks when it comes to MHz count. The Samsung Jet also features a Samsung six-sided Cube interface and a WebKit browser, dubbed Dolfin. No word on when it will hit the US, but chances are that AT&T will be the carrier.

VAIO P gets Atom Z550 processor, SSD and WiMAX

Posted in Netbook by Conner Flynn on June 14th, 2009

vaiop-sbLooks like the Sony VAIO P is learning some new tricks. These new processor and drive upgrades will have the Tiny PC taring up benchmarks at twice the speed of the original. Most of that improved speed comes from the SSD drive, but the Atom Z550 sure doesn’t hurt.

Over in Japan they are getting a WiMAX version, which doesn’t mean crap to us since most of the US doesn’t have WiMax coverage. As usual, Japan is always beating us.

Intel T9900 Core 2 Duo Notebook processor breaks 3GHz

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

Intel T9900 Core 2 Duo Notebook processor breaks 3GHz It’s no surprise that Intel unveiled a bunch of new processors at Computex. The T9900, P9700, P8800, SU2700 processors and GS40 chipset. The T9900 Core 2 Duo stands out from the crowd, clocked at a fast 3.06 GHz, which makes it the first Penryn-based Core 2 Duo chip to accomplish that. The P9700 and P8800 are “performance kickers” that pack a whole lot of super-fast cache memory.

The SU2700 is aimed at ultra-thin laptops, which is where Intel predicts a “boom” this year. Decent performance and low-power is the key here.

ARM launches small and low power processor

Posted in arm by Shane McGlaun on February 23rd, 2009

ARM Cortex-M0Intel typically holds the majority of the CPU market no matter what segment it is in. However, when it comes to processors for the mobile phone market ARM is tops. ARM processors are in most smartphones and other high-end devices.

ARM announced a new processor today called the ARM Cortex-M0 processor that is being called its smallest, lowest power, and energy efficient processor available. The processor has a low gate count but still delivers 32-bit performance.