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Intel is the world renowned name when it comes to Desktop Personal Computers and its trusted chip-set Some of us might still hold very close to their hearts their very first Intel motherboard embedded computing systems even though they would practically be of no use to them anymore. A sad news for all those Intel admirers is that Intel has decided to fall back from their processing of motherboards. Intel has decided to shift their attention and resources to the making of other products, They however mentioned that all the existing motherboards and those currently being shipped to their customers would all be dealt with throughout their warranty periods.
I have this feeling that the coming week is going to be the Google week. I think you know why. Yup, that’s right Google I/O event will be kicking off on 19th May and will bring some exciting announcements with it which off course includes Android 2.2 and Adobe Flash 10.1. More on that after the jump.
Microsoft‘s week has come to a crushing end. I say this because sources suggest that HP has decided to kill its Windows 7 powered HP Slate project. The thing to ask here of course is why? The answer which won’t go down well with Microsoft is its highly successful Windows 7.
Very recently Meego was unleashed and also brought with it a native image for Nokia N900. Meego is an OS designed in collaboration by Intel and Nokia for mobile phones and tablets. Naturally you would want to get the OS up and running to see what it has to offer. The first step of course for that is to flash or install the Meego image on N900. Steps listed after the jump.
What would you get if you combine Nokia’s Maemo and Intel’s Moblin platform? Meego is the answer I am looking for. It comes out as a software platform that is targeted to work on a variety of devices and gadgets which includes mobile phones, netbooks and more. This collaboration announcement was made by the two firms at the Mobile World Congress which has been off to a bright start. More details after the jump.
Gigabyte technology rolled out a BIOS update Yesterday, which thankfully resolves the iPhone synchronization issue with Windows 7. Gigabyte calls this BIOS update as Beta BIOS. Gigabyte reveals, that the Beta BIOS resolves the iPhone sync issue and brings with it other enhancements as well.
When Apple Stores went offline today, that meant that something major was coming. And that is exactly what has happened. As expected Apple has updated its MacBook range and introduced a new MacBook that becomes equipped with LED display screen, 7 hour battery, multi-touch trackpad and much more. As always the MacBook really looks awesome.
A couple of days back I went with my friend for purchasing a laptop for him. We had a look at a number of laptops. But one specific laptop which caught our eye was HP Pavilion dv6t. It is my practice that I always see what the Internet has to offer regarding whatever laptop I choose in terms of the reviews, user experience and so on. I think you get my point. So in this post I would share with you what I came across during this interesting experience.
- Type: General Purpose, Media, Value
- Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium
- Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo T6400
- Processor Speed: 2 GHz
- RAM: 4 GB
- Weight: 6 lb
- Screen Size: 16 inches
- Screen Size Type: widescreen
- Graphics Card: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD
- Storage Capacity: 320 GB
- Networking Options: 802.11n
- Primary Optical Drive: DVD+/-RW
Want to see sizzling pics of the laptop under consideration, PCMag has put up an interesting slide show showing laptop from various angles and perspectives. You can see it here.
I read a review from various sites but one particular site that caught my eye was TestFreaks, since it offers expert reviews as well as user reviews. The thing which strikes me even more is that it allows you to to submit your own experience to share with other people and enlighten them. You ask what has been the feedback and experience of the users who have already used this machine. Well a user at TestFreaks said regarding this machine:
This is a really good choice for business or everyday computing. HP has the best line of laptops out there today. I would highly reccomend this laptop!
You might want to go ahead and look at it by yourself. Believe me you won’t be disappointed with what you will find and come across.
Intel quietly got hold of two software companies within last 30 days, with aim of development of applications that take better advantage of chips with more than one processing core.
James Reinders, chief evangelist and director of marketing and sales at Intel, said:
Over the last few years, there has been a gradual emergence of multicore microprocessors. It’s put parallelism in more and more machines,
If you look at traditional applications, ones that we use everyday, it’s fair to say that most are not exploiting parallelism–at least not to the full extent,
A multicore processor is defined as chip with more than one processing core. As of today almost all Intel chips that go into laptops, desktops, and servers have at least two cores.
Referring to operating systems such as Windows Reinders said:
The operating system does stuff for applications in parallel,
Intel’s main goal is to facilitate the development of parallel programming. Both companies had teams of experts that had been focused on this problem.
While discussing about Cilk Reinders said Intel sees:
great opportunities for Cilk to integrate with our parallel tools… including Intel Parallel Studio.
The Cilk enables mainstream programmers to develop multithreaded applications. Providing a smooth path to multicore for legacy (older) applications that otherwise cannot easily leverage the performance capabilities of multicore processors,”
Rapidmind was founded five years ago as Serious Hack and grew out of work at the University of Waterloo. It boasts advanced technology for helping software developers with data parallel programming for multicore processors.
First Acer, then Hewlett-Packard and now Toshiba. The $299 laptop is a force to be consider with. There’s a new $299 laptop in style at stores and it’s not a Netbook.
These laptops sport big screens, optical drives, plenty of memory, and reasonable graphics horsepower. In simple words, this is nothing like a $299 Netbook.
The $299 Wal-Mart laptop are being sell out so quickly before people can even reach their wallets and the Best Buy $299 Acer laptop vanishes almost overnight.
Best buy appeared again for few days with a $299 Toshiba laptop sporting a 15-inch screen but then bumped the price up to $329. But whether it’s a $298, $299, $309, or $329, it’s a laptop design that has arrived. And it is a real competitor to the 10-inch Netbook, which costs approximately same.
The challenging is NetBook’s demand price. If retailers make something with more robust hardware in the same range of price, these tiny laptops are at the risk of falling back.
The salient specifications of the Toshiba include a 2.2GHz Intel Celeron processor 900, 2GB of memory, DVD-RW/CD-RW drive, 15.4-inch screen, 160GB Serial ATA hard drive (5400 rpm), 802.11b/g wireless, 10/100 Ethernet LAN, Intel‘s Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD, and Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic Edition operating system.
There also appears to be some misunderstanding about the difference between the Atom and Celeron 900 processors. The Celeron 900 is rated at 2.20GHz, integrates 1MB of cache memory, and has an 800MHz bus. By comparison, the widely-used Atom N270 is rated at 1.60GHz, integrates 512KB of cache memory, and has a 533MHz bus.