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$249 ASUS Chromebook Flip on Rockchip RK3288C convertible 10.1″ touch screen, 2/4GB RAM,

Posted by Charbax – June 7, 2015

Asus Chromebook Flip is the world’s first 360 degree convertible Chromebook, light and nicely designed, powered by Rockchip RK3288 quad core ARM Cortex-A17, with 2GB or 4G RAM, 10.1" and 10 finger multi-touch screen, dual band WiFi 802.11&BT4.0, full size QWERTY keyboard, and large touchpad, up to 9 hours battery life, Ultra ligh at 0.89KG, to be available from Q3 2015 worldwide.

$169 ASUS Chromebook C201 on Rockchip RK3288, 2G/4G RAM, 11.6’’ display, shipping now

Posted by Gennie – June 7, 2015

The Asus Chromebook C201 is an ultra light well built ARM Powered Chromebook, powered by the Rockchip quad-core RK3288 Processor, with 2GB RAM or 4GB RAM as option, 11.6" display, dual-band WiFi 802.11, BT4.0, full size QWERTY keyboard, and large touchpad, up to 13hours of battery life, Ultra light at 0.98KG, super thin at 17.9mm. It is shipping from now for $169 at http://amazon.com.

Aikun 3D Gaming Tablet on Allwinner A80

Posted by Charbax – June 6, 2015

Aikun presents their Gaming Tablet based on the Allwinner A80 octa-core big.LITTLE ARM Cortex-A15/A7, it will have a 3D glasses free display and slide-on gamepads on each side of the display. The 13 megapixel camera also rotates 180 degrees to shoot to the front, to the back or to the side.

Distributors can contact Aikun about ordering large quantities here:
Mail : celia@aikun-china.com / master@atek-china.com / rob@aikun-china.com
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Tel.: (+86) 6110 2468 - 6110 2858
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Fuyong, Baoan, Shenzhen, China

MediaTek CMO Johan Lodenius talks IoT, Turnkey Solutions

Posted by Charbax – June 6, 2015

MediaTek is shipping hundreds of millions of ARM Processors each year, second Smartphone chip provider by volume after Qualcomm, MediaTek is launching their Internet of Things optimized ARM Processors for Smart Homes, for wide area and short area networks connectivity. MediaTek pioneered the Turnkey solution 10 years ago for feature phones and they do exactly the same for Smartphones, enabling fast time to market for smart mobile technology.

Marvell Avastar 88W8997 Wi-Fi 11ac wave2 in 28nm for best Wi-Fi performance and Bluetooth 5.0

Posted by Charbax – June 5, 2015

Marvell launches their new 88W8997 chipset for the highest performance Wi-Fi chipset for Chromebooks, Laptops, Tablets, Chromecasts, TVs and more. The 88W997 is built on 28nm enables 40% lower power consumption for the Wi-Fi at a higher performance. Marvell are first to get qualified for Chromebooks, in front of Broadcom, Intel and Qualcomm. The 2x2 Wi-Fi system doubles the range. Marvell integrates also the Bluetooth 5.0 spec implementing double the bandwidth for Bluetooth, LTE anti-interference. Marvell provides CSP Chip on Board, QFN package Chip on Board and the M2 2230 module PCI-E Form factor.

MediaTek Helio X20 Tri-Cluster 10-core ARMv8 64bit processor

Posted by Charbax – June 5, 2015

MediaTek shows off and claims that their new Tri-Cluster 10-core ARM processor can use about 30-40% less power running certain apps in Android for example saving power consumption or performance efficiency when doing things like Facebook and Web Browsing. The MediaTek Helio X20 has 4 ARM Cortex-A53 at a low 1.4Ghz clock speed, 4 ARM Cortex-A53 at a higher 2Ghz clock speed and 2 ARM Cortex-A72 at a high 2.5Ghz clock speed. MediaTek claims that them being able to shift gears improves power consumption and performance. MediaTek CorePilot 3.0 improves MediaTek's heterogeneous multi-processing to also integrate the GPU into the efficient processing.

Gigabyte D120-S3G Annapurna Alpine AL5140 ARM Server for Cold Storage

Posted by Charbax – June 5, 2015

The lowest power Cloud storage with Cold Storage support, allows for most storage with the lowest cost and power consumption, where Annapurna (acquired by Amazon last January) designs a quad-core ARM Cortex-A15 SoC with built-in hardware RAID, also combining two Marvell chips totally the small motherboard can control 16 hard drives, designed for lowest power consumption and cost efficiency.

Gigabyte R120-P30 AppliedMicro X-Gene 1 ARM Server

Posted by Charbax – June 5, 2015

Gigabyte launched their AppliedMicro X-Gene 1 server on 64bit. This server can connect into for example the Annapurna storage server. By October Gigabyte will also be shipping the AppliedMicro X-Gene 2 server with DDR4 speed, lower power consumption, where AppliedMicro designs their custom SoC with many features integrated and performance and power consumption optimized. You can also see my tour at AppliedMicro featuring the X-Gene 1 and X-Gene 2: http://armdevices.net/2014/12/11/how-the-appliedmicro-x-gene-arm-server-processors-are-designed/
http://armdevices.net/2014/12/09/appliedmicro-lab-tour-x-gene-2-arm-server/
http://armdevices.net/2015/01/03/appliedmicro-x-gene-arm-server-software-status-and-performance/

Allwinner R58, octa-core ARM Cortex-A7 at 2Ghz for Android Laptop Convertibles

Posted by Charbax – June 4, 2015

Allwinner launches their convertible-optimized Octa-core ARM Cortex-A7, similar to the Allwinner A83T Octa-core but at a higher clock speed for both the CPU and the PowerVR GPU. The roadmap for Allwinner's productivity processors and solutions includes multi-window Android support in Q3 2015 and also a 64bit Allwinner R88 processor with Windows 10 support by the end of the year.

Jide Remix Android tablet laptop convertible UI

Posted by Charbax – June 4, 2015

Remix Android presented on this Jide 11.6” tablet that was launched on Kickstarter. Remix presents a multi-window UI and they say firmware-level changes to Android for combining tablet apps with productivity features for the Android convertible. Jide Remix is being made by a large software team in Beijing headed by 3 ex-Googlers and it is being manufactured by Foxconn. For now it's Nvidia Tegra4 based, and they are designing a next generation with a faster ARM processor and with a design that doesn't look as similar to a Microsoft Surface tablet.