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When it comes to computing devices used in different working environments, tough features are usually required. Laptops now need to have that added rugged features in order to be an ideal computing device in a working environment that is not necessarily that of a conventional office. There are now laptops like the new Dell Latitude E6420 ATG that will be the ideal laptop for a rugged and tougher than normal working environment.

The Dell Latitude E6420 ATG is a rugged laptop that’s built for environments that can be considered as more than just a conventional workplace.  It is built and designed to have that added toughness with its armored casing made out of MIL-STD 810G tested Tri-Metal and with powder coated magnesium alloy base. It also comes with a spill resistant keyboard and protective covers for its ports.

The Dell Latitude E6420 ATG Rugged Laptop also comes with an Intel Core i5 or i7 quad core processor, up to 8GB DDR3 SDRAM, Intel HD Graphics 3000 NVIDIA NVS 4200M video card and a 14.0 HD LED display with a touchscreen display option. It also comes with up to 750GB hard drive and other features that has become more of a standard for laptops in its category. The Dell Latitude E6420 ATG Rugged Laptop is slated for shipping to interested customers by the last week of March. Price starts at US$2454, depending on the different configurations available.

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Intel are serious about getting into the mobile phone business with phones like the Orange Santa Clara. The Intel Atom Z2460 chipset however drew some ridicule for its single CPU core.

Early benchmarks show, however, that the single (but HyperThreading-capable) core packs a lot of punch. A lucky CeBIT visitor had a chance to run a couple of browser-based benchmarks, which are easier to access than dedicated apps.

The Santa Clara scored nearly 90K on BrowserMark, beating an iPhone 4S by a slight margin. The Samsung Galaxy Nexus, which uses the highly-optimized Android 4.0 ICS browser, scores over 100K on this benchmark, but the Santa Clara is still on Gingerbread and should see its scores jump after the planned ICS update.


Orange Santa Clara vs. iPhone 4S in BrowserMark

The Intel-based droid also posted some impressive scores on Vellamo. It managed to outpace the Galaxy Nexus and placed behind the quad-core Asus Transformer Prime and the dual-core Xiaomi Mi-One Plus.


Santa Clara’s Vellamo benchmark

The Orange Santa Clara used for these tests ran Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread and its Atom CPU was reportedly clocked at 1.4GHz. Browser-based benchmarks are not the best at pushing several CPUs to their limit (and much less when it comes to the GPU), but these are pretty encouraging results, especially with a dual-core Atom chipset on the way.

Source (in German)

AMD‘s Ultrathin Set to Undercut Intel Ultrabooks by $200

By Daniel Ionescu

AMD is preparing chipsets for thin laptops that would cost up to $200 less than an Intel-powered Ultrabook, according to a Digitimes report. AMD hopes to take down Intel’s Ultrabooks on price, and is set to launch in June its platform for thin and light laptops, codenamed Ultrathin, which the company hinted at during the CES.AMD’s Ultrathin Set to Undercut Intel Ultrabooks by $200

The current generation of Intel Ultrabooks cost upward of $900, with some models, such as the HP Envy 14, retailing at $1,400. Intel expects some 70 new Ultrabooks models this year and is hoping that its next-generation Ivy Bridge platform, arriving in April, will drive down the cost of Ultrabooks between $700 and $900, bringing the thin and light laptops into the mainstream.

AMD’s ultrathin laptops (Intel trademarked the term Ultrabooks) will use the company’s Trinity chips, which will come in dual- and quad-core options. AMD’s chips tend to be priced lower than Intel’s, and ultrathin laptops seem to be no exception. The starting price for Trinity laptops would be around $500, up to $200 less expensive than the expected average price of an Intel Ultrabook.

When it comes to performance, AMD says its Trinity chips draw around 17 watts of power, roughly the same as upcoming Ultrabook chips based on Intel’s Ivy Bridge microarchitecture. Trinity chips are set to deliver the same performance AMD’s A-series chips currently used in standard laptops, but consume half the power.

There won’t be as many models of AMD-powered ultrathin laptops as Intel’s Ultrabooks, according to Digitimes. Only around 20 ultrathin models are expected this year, with HP, Acer and Asus tipped as the first manufacturers of such laptops.

Image of Motorola’s First Intel-powered Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Phone Leaked

By  on February 13, 2012 in Phones

Motorola Intel Android ICS

During the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this year, Intel announced that it was partnering with Motorola Mobility to launch the first Intel-powered smartphones. Now, a leaked image fromPocketnow suggests that Motorola Mobility not only has an Intel-powered smartphone in the works, but also one powered by Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

The device will no doubt be important for both companies. Motorola Mobility has yet to launch an Android Ice Cream Sandwich device and Intel desperately wants to gain share in a mobile market dominated by Qualcomm, NVIDIA, Samsung, Texas Instruments, ARM and others.

So far, we’re digging the thin design and the metal accents even though the phone looks a bit similar to the Motorola DROID RAZR and DROID RAZR MAXX, save for the touch-sensitive buttons at the bottom of the display. Unfortunately, the device still doesn’t have a name and it’s unclear what kind of specs it will offer. It is possible we will hear more during Mobile World Congress later this month but we have a feeling that might be too soon for an announcement.

[via Pocketnow]