Acer unveils super thin Aspire S5 Ultrabook

At CES in Las Vegas today, Acer unveiled the Aspire S5 which the company claims is the world’s thinnest Ultrabook which measures just 15 mm at the maximal point.

An Ultrabook is a computer in a category of higher-end thin and lightweight ultraportable laptops, defined by a specification from Intel. The devices feature a low voltage Intel processor, integrated graphics and flash-based drives.

Intel says hard drive shortage will cut profits and revenues

>Computer chip maker Intel Corporation said today that its fourth quarter revenues will be significantly lower than previously estimated.

The world’s largest semiconductor chip maker says microprocessors sales have been adversely affected this quarter because Intel customers are reducing their chip inventories. Manufacturers aren’t buying as many Intel Chips because they are having difficulty sourcing reasonably priced hard disc drives to use with Intel chips to build computers.

Intel 4004 CPU released 40 years ago today

On this day 40 years ago, Intel Corporation introduced the world’s first commercially available microprocessor, the Intel 4004.

The microprocessor, also known as the Central Processing Unit (CPU), is the brain of all computers and many household and electronic devices.

WiDi devices lets you stream video from your laptop to your HDTV

D-Link said today that its MainStage wireless display adaptor will be available in Canada next month for $130. The Mainstage is one of many soon to be released devices that employs Intel’s Wireless Display technology, known as WiDI.

According to Intel, WiDi enables users to wirelessly stream whatever is displayed on their WiDi enabled laptop to their HDTV in full HD up to 1080p video resolution.

Intel announces third generation of solid state drives

Intel has announced the release of the company’s third-generation of solid state drives (SSD) which Intel says are more reliable and more cost effective than the X-25M series of drives they replace.

The 320 Series will come in six different capacities including 40, 80, 120, 160, 300 and 600GB models.

Intel announces new line of super-fast solid state drives

Intel announced today a new line of solid-state drives (SSD) which take advantage of Intel’s transition to higher speed SATA 6 Gigabits per second (Gbps) bus interfaces on the recently introduced 2nd Generation Intel Core processor-based platforms.

Supporting data transfers of up to 500 megabytes per second (MB/s), Intel says the new SSD 510 line of drives doubles the sequential read speeds, and at up to 315MB/s more than triples the sequential write speeds of Intel’s current 3Gbps SSDs.

New Apple MacBook Pros features Thunderbolt Technology

Apple today unveiled its new line of 13-, 15- and 17-inch MacBook Pro notebooks which features Intel’s next generation processors, Thunderbolt I/O technology and a new FaceTime HD camera.

With two bi-directional channels, Apple claims that Thunderbolt, a technology developed by Intel, can transfer files at 10 gigabits per second, about twelve times faster than FireWire and twenty times faster than USB 2.0.

Recalled computer systems still on-sale at Futureshop

Advertised this week in the latest Futureshop flyer (effective February 11, 12:00AM (EST) 2011 to February 17, 2011) is the Gateway FX6850-47C which is on sale for $1,399, $200 off the regular price of $1,599. This computer contains a second generation Intel Core i7 2600 processor with Intel 6 Series Chipset which has been recalled.

Under Intel Guidelines, this system should not be sold therefore we urge Digital Home readers not to buy this product. In addition, we recommend any Canadian consumers who have purchased a computer system from Futureshop or Futureshop’s parent company Best Buy, containing a second generation Core i5 and Core i7 processor return it for a full refund.

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