Most of our attention with servers has gone to the midrange (Xeon E5, Opteron 6300) and high-end (Xeon E7) platforms. But the low-end and micro server market is where most of the competition, innovation and excitement is. It's time for some much needed analyses, based on solid real-world benchmarks.

Intel's Unified Design: Core & Atom Now Under One Roof

Intel has had a bit of a reorg. The photo above depicts how Intel used to work. Core and Atom architecture development happened via independent design teams. Core was...

8 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/13/2011

Google: All Future Versions of Android Will be Optimized for Intel x86

Paul Otellini just showed off a Medfield based Android phone (running the "latest" version of Android) and immediately announced a development partnership with Google. Andy Rubin from Google just...

16 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/13/2011

Intel's Cedar Trail Atom Processors Delayed to November

Cedar Trail, the next-generation version of Intel's Atom processor, has been delayed from September 2011 to November 2011 because of graphics driver and Windows 7 certification issues, reports DigiTimes. As...

13 by Andrew Cunningham on 8/18/2011

The Ultrabook: Meet the New Thin and Light Intel Notebook

It's too cliché to proclaim netbooks are dead. Perhaps the appropriate phrase is netbooks are no longer interesting to write about, but they do have a roadmap going forward...

36 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/31/2011

Intel's Silvermont: A New Atom Architecture

Brooke Crothers broke a very important story today - he published the name Silvermont. Atom's first incarnation came to us in 2008 as a Pentium-like dual-issue in-order microprocessor. The...

53 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/12/2011

Details on Intel’s Next Generation "Cedar Trail" Atom Platform

Last August in our Atom N550 article, we hinted that Intel will release their next generation Atom platform in mid-2011. As we mentioned in that article, the codename for...

43 by Kristian Vättö on 4/29/2011

Nettop and Mini-ITX Buyer’s Guide

Most of our Buyer's Guides focus on full desktop builds, but what about something a little smaller? Perhaps you're looking for an inexpensive yet sufficiently powerful system to function...

101 by Zach Throckmorton on 4/22/2011

Intel Plans on Bringing Atom to Servers in 2012, 20W SNB Xeons in 2011

The transition to smaller form factors hasn't been exclusively a client trend over the past several years, we've seen a similar move in servers. The motiviation is very different...

54 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/15/2011

Intel @ MWC 2011: Atom-Based Medfield SoC Now Sampling, Low-Power LTE Modems In 2012

Though we still like to think of Intel first and foremost as a computer CPU company, the fact of the matter is the company is trying its hardest to...

21 by Ryan Smith on 2/14/2011

AMD’s Brazos vs. Atom Thermals, Revisited

Last week we met with AMD at CES to see some of their latest and greatest offerings. We already reported on the meetings in our earlier article, but in...

154 by Jarred Walton on 1/14/2011

HP Mini 5103: Looking at the Dual-Core Atom N550

Netbooks are all so similar in terms of performance that it’s difficult to get excited about reviewing “yet another netbook”. Aesthetics and build quality may change, but outside of...

59 by Jarred Walton on 12/17/2010

Anand's Thoughts on Google's Chrome OS

Fifteen years ago if you wanted to write an application that would run on over 90% of the world’s personal computers, you only needed to target one OS. Today...

109 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/8/2010

ASUS EeePC 1215N: Bringing NG-ION to the 1201

When we first looked at the ASUS Eee PC 1201N last year, we thought it was a unique take on the netbook idea, and possibly one of the first...

41 by Vivek Gowri on 11/25/2010

Zotac ZBOX Blu-Ray HD-ID34 Review

Zotac has become quite popular in recent times for their entry level products in the mini-ITX motherboard, Atom / ION nettop and nVidia GPU space. Their mini-PC lineup started...

40 by Alan Lueke on 10/19/2010

HP Mini 5102: This Netbook Means Business

We’ve seen more than our fair share of Pine Trail netbooks since their launch late last year. Performance has never been spectacular, but battery life and portability have been...

24 by Jarred Walton on 9/22/2010

Intel announces Tunnel Creek - Atom E600 System on Chip

At the end of this morning's keynote at IDF 2010 intel announced the Atom Processor E600 series. It's a Moorestown-like SoC designed for embedded applications. It's pretty obvious what the...

26 by Brian Klug on 9/14/2010

Dell Shows off 10" Inspiron Duo Convertible Netbook/Tablet

Dell just demonstrated its upcoming 10-inch Inspiron Duo convertible netbook/tablet. Based on the dual core Atom N550 the Inspiron Duo runs Windows 7 Premium. The system can work as...

13 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/14/2010

First Public Demo of Oaktrail and Windows Gaming Tablet

Earlier this year Intel unveiled its Moorestown architecture, branded as the Atom Z600 series for smartphones and handhelds. Moorestown focused on a significant reduction in idle and active power...

13 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/14/2010

Intel Announces CE4200 SoC for Smart TVs

Intel just announced its CE4200 (Groveland) SoC, the successor to the CE4100 used in devices like the Boxee box. The CE4200 is based on Intel's 45nm Atom architecture and features...

4 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/14/2010

Intel Atom N550 Notebooks

Intel has launched their first dual-core Atom processor designed purely for netbooks, the N550. The new CPU has led to the netbook manufacturers scrambling to update their products to...

23 by Balraj Sandhu on 8/30/2010

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