Google Android Platform will be optimized for Intel Architecture

Intel and Google announced their new collaboration project starring the almighty Android platform which will be optimized to run on Intel architecture. The first step will be made for Intel’s family of low power Atom processors but the future versions of the Android platform will support the whole Intel technology. The vice-verse effect is that  Intel architecture will be present on Google products, which include Chrome OS and Google TV along with the Android Software Development Kit (SDK) and Native Development Kit (NDK).

The joint effort is designed to speed time-to-market of Intel technology-based smartphones running the Android platform. Intel will take advantage of the open-source accessibility of the Android platform to provide its customers with technology products that inspire continued innovation and also help enable powerful personal computing experiences that fully leverage Intel technology across a range of devices. This work will enable mobile device OEMs and wireless operators to draw upon the performance and low power capabilities of Intel® architecture and tap into the scale of the x86 developer ecosystem to further drive the adoption of the Android platform.

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Your Google Mail, Calendar and News in one place with Gmail Notifier

Tired of checking your Gmail account? Have you more than one account? Well Gmail Notifier is the perfect solution for you and its free ! With more than 20,000 users world wide, including Google Apps users, Gmail Notifier is becoming increasingly popular.

Gmail Notifier not only will be provide you with notifications about your Gmail inbox, but it can also monitor the Google Calendar and Google News related to your account. At the moment the developer offers two versions of this program: a free one limited to only two Gmail accounts and a paid one with support for an unlimited number of Gmail accounts.

The program checks the accounts using IMAP or Atom protocols and will notify through popups. It can also mark read mails and it even gives you the possibility to reply and write new emails without the need to visit the Gmail web site. In case you are following too many accounts of you own, you can use different themes for each of them so that you can easily differentiate them.

Gmail Notifier Pro can also track your Google Calendar and your feeds in Google Reader, despite its minimalist nature. So instead of using all kinds of different Gmail websites and all the additional utilities for calendar and RSS feeds, use Gmail Notifier as it provides a viable alternative to these.

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What kind of laptop is right for you?

In this guide, we’ll outline the different categories of laptops and which types are best for different users. We’ll also take a look at CPU, hard-drive, and networking options.

While there are many ways to divide the categories–based on weight, price, and components–the screen size is the primary deciding factor, as it’s the clearest physical difference between types of laptops.

UMPCs (or ultramobile PCs) are small handheld devices with screens that are between 5 and 7 inches, but they never really caught on. While the idea of a palm-size computer Dell d620 running Microsoft Windows and including most of the features you’d find on a full-size desktop or laptop was an engaging one, most of these devices were not exactly practical outside of a handful of specialized users.

Key features:
5- to 7-inch display
Nontraditional design

Netbook

Netbooks are either the most exciting thing to happen to mobile computing in years, (Acer aspire 4520 battery) or they are the downfall of an industry engaged in a painful price war race to the bottom. We generally define Netbooks as having 7- to 12-inch screens, a full keyboard, and an inexpensive, single-core low-voltage CPU.

While the earliest Netbooks had 7-inch screens and Intel Celeron processors, the typical Netbook today has a single-core Intel Atom CPU, 1GB of RAM, a 160GB hard drive, and runs either Windows XP or Windows 7.

Small and lightweight, they lack optical drives, have tiny keyboards and touch pads, and are generally underpowered for anything other than Web surfing, e-mailing, and basic office productivity. The payoff is that a typical Netbook can be had for less than $300, an unheard-of sum just a few years ago.

Key features:
9- to 12-inch display
No optical drive
Single-core low-voltage CPU, Intel Atom or comparable
Typically less than $500

Ultraportable

Before the rise of Netbooks, ultraportable systems were 11- and 12-inch laptops with then-expensive low-voltage CPUs, allowing them to be small and power efficient, but still relatively underpowered.

The popularity of Netbooks had threatened to make this category irrelevant–after all, who would pay $1,500 or more for an 11-inch laptop, when a $300 10-inch Netbook hp nx6100 battery (Hp dv9000) adapter was a reasonable substitute for basic Web and office tasks?

The ultraportable has been revived of late with the introduction of Intel’s new low-cost consumer ultralow-voltage CPUs. These chips are slightly more expensive and somewhat more powerful than the Netbook Intel Atom CPU, and are available in both single-core and dual-core versions.

Key features:
9- to 12-inch display
Low-voltage ULV CPU
No optical drive
Typically $600-$800

Thin-and-light

This somewhat unimaginative descriptor is intended for 13-inch laptops. Why do laptops with 13-inch displays deserve their own distinct category? It’s because they occupy a unique space in the industry. We define this by pointing out that a 13-inch laptop is the smallest size we’d be able to work on comfortably all day, and at the same time, the largest size we’d consider carrying around more than once or twice a week.

read the full article on: http://www.goodlaptopbattery.co.uk/battery-blog/

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Samsung NP-N310 Hardware Specs

Samsung NP-N310 is a 15.6 inch laptop comes with attractive price and outstanding features. Samsung NP-N310 will feature Intel Atom processor N280, 1.66GHz, 10.1 inch LED HD Display, Genuine Windows XP Home, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Intel Wireless Display, 1024 x 600 pixels resolution, RAM 1 GB DDR2 1.66GHz , 160 GB SATA (max) 5400 RPM,Graphic Card Intel GMA 950,3 W Stereo Speaker (1.5 W x 2)Audio technology HD Audio Integrated Webcam, Wireless LAN 802.11bg/n with Intel Wireless Display.

Price is around 350 euros.

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