IDF news and the end of back-to-school: The week in laptops
The Intel Developer Forum brought a host of new technologies, and we finish out our back-to-school roundup. It's the week in laptops!
This week's Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco kept us all busy this week, with plenty of new components and products that use them. We'll start off with the event host, Intel, which announced small-form-factor versions of its processors (that should ignite plenty of rumors about a Centrino 2-based MacBook Air). Intel also broke out a and announced a , due next month. The company also showed off an update to its tiny Classmate PC, which will include a touch screen.
There were plenty of other manufacturers' Netbooks and UMPCs on display at the show as well; reportedly expects to ship 20 million Atom processors this year? (If you're feeling overwhelmed with Netbook choices, check out our article on .)for a peek at all the little guys. We also got wind of . Given the sheer number of these devices that are being released these days, is it any surprise that Intel
In product announcements, Lenovo refreshed the ThinkPad X300 with Centrino 2 and called it the laptops. Also, we filled in the gaps on the mobile workstation front with .; HP broke out some ; and Dell started of its Studio 15 and 17
In Reviews, we had a look at Dell's latest business system, the
Also worth reading: Eric Franklin explanation of graphics hardware; and David Carnoy wonders .from LucidLogix; Acer of its Aspire One Netbook; NotebookReview continued its How It Works series with an
Have a great weekend!