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Intel Launch Haswell CPU to Revive PC Market

Published on June 4, 2013, in Press Release, Ultrabook.

Computex Taipei 2013, Intel today on the first day of Computex launched its long-awaited lineup of Haswell processors. The chips are designed to enable a new breed of computers based on a 2-in-1 form-factor – PCs that can turn into tablets. The 22nm Tri-Gate Haswell CPUs offering 50 percent more battery life for notebooks than Ivy

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PC Shipments Post the Steepest Decline Ever in a Single Quarter

According to IDC, Worldwide PC shipments totaled 76.3 million units in the first quarter of 2013 (1Q13), down -13.9% compared to the same quarter in 2012 and worse than the forecast decline of -7.7%, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker. The extent of the year-on-year contraction marked the worst quarter since IDC

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Intel to Separate 3rd-Generation Ultrabooks Into 3 Price Groups

Published on March 28, 2013, in SSD, Ultrabook.

Intel has unveiled its plans for third-generation Ultrabooks to downstream partners and is separating the segment into three major price levels, hoping to satisfy different consumer groups, according to sources from Notebook makers. Third-generation Ultrabooks will adopt the new Haswell-based processors and have three price levels – US$599-798, US$799-998 and US$999 and above – with

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Intel’s Short Term Plans to Revive the PC Market

Published on February 21, 2013, in SSD, Tablets, Ultrabook.

PC makers are planning to launch a series of measures, including price cuts for their products, in the second quarter of 2013 to rekindle the stymied notebook industry caused by growing popularity of tablets, according to industry sources. The launch of Windows 8 has failed to ignite replacement demand for notebooks in the end markets,

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Ultrabook Sales Continue to Disappoint

Published on November 16, 2012, in Ultrabook.

Longbow Research‘s chip analyst Joanne Feeney reported that production of notebook computers fourth quarter (Q412) is coming in “worse than expected,” perhaps flat with Q3′s level versus a prior expectation for growth of 5% to 10% from Q3, with recent Microsoft Windows 8 notebook order cancellations from OEMs as they revise downward views of holiday demand. “Consumers continue to spend on

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Ultrabook Sales Continue to Disappoint in 4Q12

Published on November 15, 2012, in OEM, SSD, Ultrabook.

Longbow Research‘s chip analyst Joanne Feeney reported that production of notebook computers fourth quarter (Q412) is coming in “worse than expected,” perhaps flat with Q3′s level versus a prior expectation for growth of 5% to 10% from Q3, with recent Microsoft 8 notebook order cancellations from OEMs as they revise downward views of holiday demand. “Consumers continue to spend on lower-priced

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Weak 3rd Quarter PC sales In Spite of Expected Windows 8

International Data Corporation IDC released its third quarter of 2012 (3Q12) Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker data showing that worldwide PC market decreased sharply in the third quarter, with shipments declined by 8.6 percent from last year (3Q11). The results are well below the initial projections of 3.8 percent decline with all regions presents shipment volumes decline from a year ago.

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SanDisk Provides Smaller Form Factor X100 SSD for Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

SanDisk announces today at the Flash Memory Summit that it is providing Lenovo with its SanDisk X100 high performance solid state drive (SSD) in use in the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon, high-end 14 inch UltraBook PC. Starting at $1,249 the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon premium UltraBook will be available in two capacities 128GB and 256GB, following on

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Intel is Developing a New SSD Standard For UltraBooks

Published on August 6, 2012, in SSD, Ultrabook.

Following on Apple’s lead, pushing SSD capacities beyond 500GB in its MacBook Air line. Intel is said to be working on a Next Generation Form Factor (NGFF) SSD replacing the limited mSATA SSD currently in used by most UltraBook vendors. Intel wishes to unify mSATA SSD specifications into one single standard and is working with most UltraBook PC

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Update: Can UltraBook Sales See Year-End Rally?

Published on July 31, 2012, in Market Share, SSD, Ultrabook.

Intel still think so… With PC sales declining in favor of Smartphones and Tablets, the PC industry was looking at UltraBook to save them. UltraBook are said to be extremely thin and as powerful as a standard desktop, initially introduced by Apple with the launch of the MacBook Air in 2008. Seeing how well Apple was doing with its MacBook

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