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​Computex 2017: Always Connected PC sounds great, but we'll have to wait

New ARM processors for mobile devices tailored to AI and VR In separate events at Computex, Qualcomm and Microsoft made a compelling case for a new class of thin, fanless laptops with broadband wireless, significantly longer battery life, and the full Windows 10 experience. And, as expected, the companies announced ...

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Computex 2017: Intel rediscovers the desktop

In recent years Intel has used Computex to try to shake up the laptop market. The chipmaker announced the Ultrabook and later coined the term 2-in-1 here in Taiwan, and more recently it has been pushing concepts such as true wireless computing. Not all of these initiatives have worked but ...

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​Computex 2017: ARM has designs on more than mobile

ARM owns the mobile market. Last year the semiconductor IP firm’s processor designs were used in some 16 billion chips, including those at the heart of nearly ever smartphone. Its Mali graphics, which hasn’t been around as long, crossed the one-billion mark in 2016, giving it around half of the ...

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HP's updated Spectre x2 will compete against new Surface Pro

HP Spectre x2 Lost amid yesterday’s launch hoopla for Microsoft’s latest Surface Pro hybrid tablet was HP’s announcement the day before of a refreshed Spectre x2 convertible that will squarely face off against the more-hyped device. With its 12.3-inch display and digital pen-based input, the Spectre x2 is clearly gunning ...

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AMD says it's back to stay

The launch earlier this year of the first Zen processors was a big step to make AMD relevant again. It demonstrated that the company could produce a competitive CPU design manufactured on an advanced process. But AMD knows it needs to do more to win back business from Intel and ...

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