Reporters' Roundtable Podcast: Mobile road map

This week: A look at Atom, WiMax, Netbooks, and what to expect from the Intel Developer Forum next week in San Francisco. Guests: senior editor Dan Ackerman, and writer Brooke Crothers.

This week: What Intel is doing to keep the momentum in computing moving from the desktop to mobile platform. A look at Atom, WiMax, Netbooks, and what to expect from the Intel Developer Forum next week in San Francisco. Guests: senior editor Dan Ackerman, and writer Brooke Crothers.

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It's Reporters' Roundtable No. 2, and I wanted to get deep into hardware. So this week, with mobile computing and chip experts Dan Ackerman and Brooke Crothers, we talk about Intel's mobile computing road map. As always, read on if you want the raw show notes, but click the audio or video stream to get the full firehose of content.

Talking points

Has the focus of innovation moved from desktop parts to laptop components?

Looking at the architecture of the laptops coming out now and for the holidays, what's different and new compared to last year?

How Intel and all the ARM players (Qualcomm, TI, Samsung, Apple--yes, Apple designs chips) intend to compete.

What is a Netbook? Does the category matter?

What is the Atom chip? Why is it important?

Other ways Intel is balancing computer power/energy consumption?

Graphics: discrete vs. integrated. Does it matter for consumers? Switchable graphics (Lenovo/Apple) wave of the future? Or a way station? NVidia vs. AMD/ATI?

What else is Intel pushing into the market?

Let's talk about communications. Is this going to be the season of WiMax?

Where are we going with cellular, Wi-Fi?

What's AMD up to?

The Intel Developer Forum is coming up in SF next week. What's the takeaway likely to be?

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