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Allwinner A64: a $5 64-bit quad-core chip for 4K tablets and CE

Allwinner, a Chinese maker of application processors for mobile devices and consumer electronics, recently introduced the world’s cheapest 64-bit application processor. The system-on-chip, which costs just $5, will power high-performance tablets and CE devices with 4K ultra-high-definition displays. The Allwinner A64 SoC integrates four ARM Cortex-A53 general-purpose cores, an unknown …

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Intel retains position of top tablet SoC supplier

Intel Corp. maintained its position of the top supplier of application processors (APs) for non-Apple tablets in the third quarter of 2014, according to a new report from Strategy Analytics. Thanks to the fact that Intel’s roadmap includes various low-cost chips for mobile devices as well as solutions from Rockchip and …

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Alienware could be making a gaming tablet

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Alienware has been diversifying from its core market of high performance gaming machines for a while now, with the likes of the Alienware Alpha, that was originally conceived as a Steambox but has Windows installed, until SteamOS is ready. Now it seems it will soon be getting into the gaming tablet arena with the …

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Intel unveils WiGig-powered 7Gb/s wireless docking tech for mobile PCs

Intel Corp. has formally unveiled its wireless docking technology first announced last year. The new tech will be supported by laptops, tablets and 2-in-1 hybrid systems powered by the company’s next-generation microprocessors code-named “Skylake”. The new tech will rely on WiGig technology and will eventually be accompanied by Rezence, a …

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Nvidia details Tegra X1: 8 cores, 256 stream processors, 4K video and 20nm

Nvidia Corp. on Monday introduced its latest addition to the Tegra family of system-on-chips for mobile devices, the Tegra X1. The new application processor features the latest ARMv8 64-bit cores, Maxwell architecture graphics, ultra-high-definition video support as well as a massive amount of camera throughput. The all-new Nvidia Tegra X1 …

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Microsoft: Windows 10 will run on billions of devices

Microsoft Corp.’s Windows 10 operating system will eventually power billion of devices, the company revealed this week. Apparently, the new OS will target not only PCs, tablets and smartphones, but also various devices that belong to the Internet-of-Things (IoT) world. While Microsoft did not explicitly confirm it, it looks like …

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Samsung’s own CPU and GPU cores in design stage, due next year

Samsung Electronics has world-class semiconductor manufacturing facilities and leading-edge process technologies. While the company designs its own system-on-chips for mobile devices, Samsung continues to use application processors from Qualcomm for its high-end smartphones and extensively uses intellectual property from ARM Holdings and Imagination Technologies. Apparently, Samsung wants to change that …

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Nvidia to launch Shield Black Friday bundle this week

Nvidia is set to launch its own Black Friday bundle for the Nvidia Shield tablet in the UK and the US this week, giving shoppers the chance to get their hands on the tablet, the controller, the Greenbox bundle and free access to Nvidia’s recently launched GRID cloud gaming service. …

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AMD: Chips for tablets are not our priority

Although Advanced Micro Devices has developed several generations of chips for tablet PCs, it has not shipped a lot of them because makers of tablets were not too interested in making slates based on x86 processors and Microsoft Windows operating system. As a result, AMD now believes that chips for tablets are …

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Nokia announces N1 Android tablet

The future of Nokia has been uncertain for a while now but it looks like the company is still kicking around as it has just announced the N1 tablet, one of the first devices to use a reversible USB-Type C connector. Reversible USB cable specifications were first settled on back …

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