Tablets based on Intel’s next generation Atom system-on-chips based on the Silvermont microarchitecture have already been slated for release late this year. But it appears that the devices may appear earlier than expected. A new document from Intel details that the new Atom Z-series chips (Bay Trail-T platform) could...

One of the greatest things about Windows 8 is how much faster it performs. Even better, all Windows 7 devices and many Windows XP and Vista machines will run the newest OS without a problem. I’ve tested Windows 8 on machines as low as a Pentium 4 without much issue. With that in mind, it seems that there is one...

Every once in a while I still hear about how Microsoft might cause confusion with Windows 8. Some tablets can run x86 applications and drivers, some can’t? The idea is that this notion is so huge that consumers can’t wrap their heads around it. I disagree. I originally felt this might be true, but going with the Windows...

In a recent article in Forbes, the author seems to be super confident about Microsoft and Intel’s outlook going forward. It struck me as pretty upbeat in a sea of negative press about Microsoft and Windows 8. Some quotes from the article: Intel and Microsoft are — finally — doing all the right things. If anyone was...

Here we go. This issue is like a 1000 pound gorilla in the corner that was always waiting for resolution. Digitimes is reporting that Notebook vendors are having some trouble meeting Windows 8 hardware requirements in a cost-effective manner. Since Ultrabook prices are still unable to drop to a desirable level, while...

Chip maker Intel revealed some specific hardware details about tablets running on Windows 8. Here are some of the salient points. Windows 8 tablets will be available in 10- and 11-inch designs. These tablets will have an anticipated nine-plus hours of battery life. 3G/4G connectivity are expected. The tablets should...

When it comes to desktops and laptops I have constantly said that I feel ARM is at a major disadvantage. The main reason I’ve mentioned regularly is that x86 has a full library of existing applications and drivers, something ARM doesn’t have. How about in the tablet world though? Does x86 have any major worth? This is...

When it comes to mobile phone/tablet technology, Intel certainly isn’t a name that comes to mind. Despite their major lagging behind the pack, Intel has always aspired to develop x86 processors that work in a variety of different situations from high-end servers, supercomputers, thin-and-light laptops, netbooks,...

Windows 8 is certainly changing the way Windows works with its new interface, Metro, and its ability to support ARM processors. It is no secret that the ARM processor giant, Qualcomm, is very excited about the future of Windows thanks to its support of ARM and its move into the tablet market. Qualcomm hopes to use...