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Core wars redux: Intel to ship 15-core chip

Intel's 15-core server chip code-named Ivytown will be targeted at high-end servers

Acer new 21.5-inch all-in-one PC has an integrated battery

But Acer's Aspire Z3-600 offers only 2.5 hours of battery life.

Lenovo looking at acquisitions to expand enterprise unit

Widely known as a PC maker, Lenovo wants to expand its server unit ouside of China.

Windows tablet shipments to grow, but won't challenge Android, iOS

IDC is projecting Windows tablets to have a 10.2 percent market share by 2017, increasing from an expected 3 percent this year.

Intel's Quark chip

Users should have their hands on Intel's Galileo computer within two weeks

Intel's Galileo board will be based on the extremely low-power Quark processor.

HP Slate tablets running Android Jellybean hit the market

Hewlett-Packard's latest Android tablets come in a variety of screen sizes at prices ranging from $150 to $330.

Laptop, tablet prices to reach lows during year-end holiday season

Prices of some laptops and tablets have already fallen, with others expected to drop starting with Black Friday year-end holiday sales.

Mac Pro (3)

Apple's new Mac Pro signals commitment to professional computing

Apple Mac Pro's $2999 starting price is tempting, but potential buyers are weighing it against the iMac and other Apple machines.

Hewlett-Packard's $89.99 Mesquite Android tablet with Intel chip

HP's prepping an $89, 7-inch Android tablet with Intel inside for Black Friday

Retailer Walmart will sell on Black Friday an US$89 Hewlett-Packard Android tablet, one of many tablets available at massive discounts this holiday season in the U.S.

Intel's new Atom chip code-named Broxton, slide-shot

Intel updates Atom road map, announcing chips for tablets, smartphones

Intel will release new Atom chips for smartphones and tablets next year as it chases a goal of boosting mobile chip graphics performance by 15 times and CPU performance by five times by 2016.

Intel expands contract manufacturing to broader segment of customers

Intel’s manufacturing facilities are considered the most advanced in the industry.

Intel's Atom chip code-named Bay Trail

Tablets with 64-bit Android, Intel Bay Trail chips coming next year

The 64-bit Android tablets will be released after Bay Trail tablets with a 64-bit version of Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 are released in the first quarter next year,

Qualcomm wants to bring 'brains' to smartphones, tablets

The company wants to load mobile devices with its Zeroth processor, which is being designed to mimic a human brain.

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Micron's Automata processor

Micron challenges conventional computer architecture with new chip

Micron's Automata processor uses modified memory cells that can be reprogrammed to solve specific problems.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 slide

New Qualcomm Snapdragon chip will bring 4K video to mobile devices

Qualcomm has introduced a mobile chip that will play back 4K video on smartphones and tablets in addition to supporting the latest 802.11ac Wi-Fi.