April 4, 2011
Apple plays cloud catch-up
Wireless Watch writes about Apple’s possible plans for its next iOS for the cloud.
“Apple is reported to be rising to the challenge by completely reworking iOS for the cloud/browser environment, as well as bringing it closer to the Mac platform (the upcoming new OSX release, Lion, borrows heavily from iOS). This could come at the cost of delaying the next release of the mobile operating system until the autumn. iOS 5 may well still be announced at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) on 6 to 10 June in San Francisco, but it might not be released for a further few months.”
Dell readies its first AMD Fusion laptop, the $699 Inspiron M102z
Sean Portnoy shares details about Dell’s Inspiron M102z notebook.
“Most of Dell’s laptop lineup is Intel-based, but the Inspiron M100 series appears to be saved for its AMD notebook forays. It already sells the Inspiron M101z with an Athlon II processor, and now it appears to be adding its first AMD Fusion portable in the form of the M102z.For $699, the M102z will come with a 1.6GHz E-350 Fusion Zacate processor and Radeon HD 6310 graphics, along with a 11.6-inch screen (1,366×768 resolution) and 4GB of RAM. You can also get a cheaper version ($599) with a 1GHz CPU, or bump things up to $759 with a built-in TV tuner.”
Intel to launch X79 Express chipset for Sandy Bridge E enthusiast processors
Sean Portnoy writes about a new Intel chipset that’s said to be coming out to work with its Sandy Bridge E processors.
“A Chinese Web site has posted a slide showing a new Intel chipset that’s designed to work with the company’s forthcoming Sandy Bridge E processors (”E” standing for “enthusiast”). The X79 Express will replace the X58 as the top desktop chipset when the new high-performance CPUs are launched in the fourth quarter of this year.”