Intel Under Threat? Qualcomm enters the PC business with Asus, HP & Lenovo

It’s been anticipated for years, but today at Computex, Qualcomm announced the launch of what can be called a world war in the semiconductor business. The smartphone chipmaker said three PC manufacturers — Lenovo, HP and Asus — will start making computers with its chips inside them. The move should be particularly bitter for Intel, […]

New Cortex A73 chip easily beats Snapdragon 821 inside Google Pixel

The Snapdragon 821, based on Cortex A72 design from ARM, is supposed to be the best in the business, but it’s reign is likely to be cut short — very short — by the release of Huawei Mate 9. The Mate 9 comes equipped with a radically difference core technology known as Cortex A73. Though […]

Upcoming Intel Apollo Lake could disappoint going by Broxton Goldmont benchmarks

Intel’s upcoming Apollo Lake low-end tablet and PC processor could trail ARM-based chips by a big margin if a benchmarking result from a product using similar technology is any indication. Goldmont, the core inside Apollo Lake is to be the first major update to Intel’s Silvermont architecture and was supposed to take on ARM chips. When first […]

Intel Skylake brings 4k to basic desktops, boosts battery life in cheap laptops, convertibles

Intel has unveiled 40 of its new chips belonging to the Skylake or 6th Generation family. While there many advancements all over, for the price-sensitive customers, the launch gives special reasons to celebrate. FOR DESKTOPS First, the Skylake processors bring 4K UHD display support at a silicon price of just $64 (Rs 4,200). This was […]

Buy Intel’s fifth-generation Broadwell desktop processor or wait for Skylake?

Intel has finally revealed the prices of its first Broadwell desktop processors – the  i5-5675C and the i7-5775C, marking the era of 14-nanometer chips in the desktop world. Intel’s fifth-generation Core i desktop processors are coming exactly 9 months after the first Broadwell chips – the Core M aimed at laptops – were announced. The new Broadwell […]

MediaTek’s LTE phones coming to India in March?

Back in October, MediaTek, the Taiwanese chipmaker that practically ruled India’s low- and mid- range smartphone market, announced that by December, India would see several smartphones powered by its first LTE chip MT6595. December’s over. January’s also over, and February is almost over. Yet, India is yet to see the flood of LTE handsets powered […]

Mid-range Huawei G621 set to be India’s first 64-bit Android phone

64-bit Android phones have been quite a while in the workings, primarily because of shortcomings with ARM and its chip making partners to get the platform ready. Now it’s about to change with the 5-inch Huawei G621, expected to be priced at a modest Rs 13,500. Apple has been the only company to successfully incorporate […]