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  • backbay_bstn backbay_bstn Oct 18, 2011 5:42 PM Flag

    LOL..tablets are toys next to real laptops

    Clients want the real thing...not garbage tablets.

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    • HIgh performance tables are available. Just decide if you want extra battery life or extra performance.

      The Samsung ATIV 500T has an Intel Atom processor and actually Clovertrail.

      The Samsung ATIV 700T has an Intel Ivy Bridge processor or that's third-generation-i-core.

      Reviewers complain that the dock to a laptop keyboard is not rigid but they do convert to tablet-only.

    • I always thought intel pumper/sheep were stupid, but you just went of the charts. Hey fanboy...ever heard of Apple? Why don't you tell them they have garbage! LOL They have sold 14 MILLION iPads! I guess people DON'T want the real thing, like Intel's laptops.

      Sentiment: Strong Sell

      • 1 Reply to inteldontplayfair
      • Yes the masses do love the Ipads and the Iphones. But there are many who were pretty much raised on Windows operating system and the PC that will stick with it. There are also a lot of technies who use the PC, especially the gamers. The google Android is also very popular among the technies who like to have things their way. I think tablets are very useful, but I wouldn't want to work in my office on one.

        Sentiment: Buy

    • I'm a bull on INTC but tablets will gain performance, quickly. Check out the android tablet powered by the ZMS 40 chip by ZiiLabs (CREAF).

      • 1 Reply to rbrentbyrne
      • Intel owns rights to the ZMS 40 chip technology now.

        Singapore-based Creative Technology announced today that it has signed a US$50 million deal with Intel. The chip giant will pay US$20 million to license certain technologies related to high-performance graphics from Creative's ZiiLabs. Creative will also receive US$30 million for selling its UK subsidiary--ZiiLabs Limited--to Intel.

        The UK subsidiary was part of graphics firm 3DLabs, which was acquired by Creative in 2002 for an estimated US$170 million. The move was an attempt by Creative to challenge PC consumer graphics stalwarts--ATI and Nvidia--by merging 3DLabs' expertise in professional-grade graphics with Creative's multimedia business.

        Renamed ZiiLabs after the acquisition, the subsidiary has been involved in Creative's ARM-based StemCell processor. Despite the sale, Creative retains ownership of the StemCell chip and related technologies, and will continue to sell its ZMS-branded processors to interested parties.

        The company has been trying to attract Chinese OEMs to use its ZMS chips in their tablets (seen here in the Creative HanZpad). However, it doesn't appear to have had much success so far. Known for its Sound Blaster PC audio cards, Creative has been losing money for 14 straight quarters and its trove of patents built over the years may be one of its last few valuable assets.

        According to Creative CEO Sim Wong Hoo, the company still holds patents in 3D graphics and media processing and is looking to "further monetize this valuable collection of 100 plus patents".

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