Portable Devices:Their processors and operating systems 2010-Q1

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1. Netbook

1.1. Processors

1.1.1. Intel's Atom Cons The conclusion is that the new platform with the Intel Atom N450 main processor, the GMA 3150 graphics, and the memory controller on a single die delivers a better power efficiency and has minor performance benchmark differences when compared to the previous Atom netbooks with the N270/N280 CPUs and the GMA 950 graphics. - Samantha Noyes http://laptoping.com/intel-atom-n450-reviews-benchmarks.html Pros One of the most significant features of the new platform is the integration of memory controller and graphics into the CPU, a first in the industry on x-86 chips. That means two chips (CPU+chipset) instead of the previous three (CPU, chipset, I/O controller hub), a lower TDP, and substantial reductions in cost, overall footprint and power. The netbook platform features a 20 percent improvement in average power and a smaller package size over the previous Atom platform. This translates into smaller and more compact system designs and longer battery life. Because of the integration, the total footprint for the netbook platform has decreased by approximately 60 percent. For entry level desktop PCs, it's a nearly 70 percent reduction in footprint and about 50 percent lower TDP than the previous generation. - Samantha Noyes http://www.intel.com/pressroom/archive/releases/2009/20091221comp_sm.htm The incredibly small yet surprisingly capable Intel® Atom™ processor lets you put the Internet and basic computing in more places in your home and on the go. Pair a 3G- or 4G-enabled Intel® Atom™ processor-powered device with a broadband service package from your service provider and connect virtually anywhere. - Samantha Noyes http://www.intel.com/consumer/products/processors/atom-family.htm The conclusion is that the new platform with the Intel Atom N450 main processor, the GMA 3150 graphics, and the memory controller on a single die delivers a better power efficiency and has minor performance benchmark differences when compared to the previous Atom netbooks with the N270/N280 CPUs and the GMA 950 graphics.- Samantha Noyes http://laptoping.com/intel-atom-n450-reviews-benchmarks.html

1.2. OS

1.2.1. Windows 7 Pros: 1. Microsoft offers 6 versions of Windows 7. Which are, starter, Home premium, Professional, Ultimate, OEM, and Enterprise. (M.D.C.) 2. Search results include a snippet and highlights the snippet more clearly. This feature is to appeal people who juggle large numbers of documents and also for people who just want to find files faster. (M.D.C) Cons: 1. The search engine is available by default only in the Start Menu and in Windows Explorer, and cannot be easily added to the Taskbar. (M.D.C.) 2. Bluetooth Driver support no longer comes baked into the operating system. If you need a Bluetooth Driver, you'll either need the installation disc on hand or you'll have to go download it. (M.D.C)

1.2.2. Linux Pros: 1. 2. Cons: 1. 2.

1.2.3. Chromium Pros: 1. 2. Cons: 1. The operating system is based on Linux and will run only on specifically designed hardware 2.

1.2.4. Android

1.3. Netbook vs iPad Saphaire Nieve and Iashah Niazi

1.3.1. Netbook Pros Iashah Niazi Stay productive on the road. From note-taking to loading presentations to Skyping, Pamela Gilchrist, 45, president and CEO of Cincinnati-based PR firm PR-Link, swears by her new Acer Aspire One: "It's much easier for business travel," she says. "[It's] quickly becoming my 'can't do without' item." http://bmighty.informationweek.com/mobile/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=217700496 Cons Iashah Niazi Many netbooks come sans disc drives or the memory and speed needed to run certain programs. http://bmighty.informationweek.com/mobile/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=217700496

1.4. Saphaire Nieves http://weblogs.asp.net/bleroy/archive/2010/04/05/netbook-vs-ipad.aspx http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/04/03/AR2010040303497.html the iPad is similar to the iPhone. Differences: not the same 3G unless you pay extra and it won't fit in your pocket. The iPad's lack of Adobe Flash support, problem for browsing. For every site that now offers HTML5-based video as an alternative to Flash, there are still scores of sites containing Flash ads, navigation, and applications that will simply break on the iPad. The browsing on an iPad is great. Don't have tabs in the browser, open several pages at once and flip between them. Browser on the iPad is Apple's safari. Easy to move around and zoom in. iPad good to play games with. Great apps on the iPad costs $. iPad no local storage so it is a pain on moving documents around. Features within Excel and Word (such as macros and drop-down boxes) won't work properly, either. On-screen keyboard good for browsing, small reminders not well for taking notes or writing papers.

1.5. Saphaire Nieves http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/04/03/AR2010040303497.htmlde Netbook is a PC: access to any browser you choose. The screen, small, can't zoom in or rotate easily like an iPad.Support for Flash, and Silverlight.Wording hard to read> small screen. Can't run high definition movies smoothly, hard to run flash games. It does have a keyboard iPad does not, useful for typing assignments. Netbooks, fully run excel, word, and power point. Travel size. For long trips or crowded places. Unlike the iPad, you do not have to email documents to yourself, you can easily save it right on to the netbook.

2. Notebooks

2.1. dual core

2.1.1. Lenovo Upgrades ThinkPad X100e with dual core AMD chips, Yessica Payan http://news.softpedia.com/news/Lenovo-Upgrades-ThinkPad-X100e-With-Dual-Core-AMD-Chips-139327.shtml

2.1.2. Intel Preps 3.6GHz Dual core i5 CPU, Yessica Payan http://news.softpedia.com/news/Intel-Preps-3-6GHz-Dual-Core-Core-i5-CPU-138006.shtml

2.2. Nvidia's Optimus Transforms the Laptop PC

2.2.1. http://www.hardwarecentral.com/hardwarecentral/reports/article.php/3872281

2.3. Differences From a Lab Top to a Notebook.

2.3.1. Lab Top

2.3.2. Notebook Larger. Built in disk drive unit.14"-17" screen. Full keyboard. 3+Hour battery life. upgradeable. Integrated Modem, network, Bluetooth, and Wifi capabilities. Good speaker audio systems. Lower power consumption. High performance processor. Intel Centrino Light. 4-5 batter life. No internal floppy drive. Minimal graphics subsystem. No internal DVD or CD system. 12"-14" Thin, Integrated modem network connection, smallest possible keyboard needed. Low power consumption style processor. Celeron/Centrino or Sempron http://www.homeofficebuddy.com/officecomputer/diff-notebook-laptop.shtml

3. Carriers, 3G, 4G

3.1. AT&T

3.1.1. Cynthia Peiz

3.1.2. Surf the wireless Internet faster and significantly lower your wait for page loads

3.1.3. Disclaimer: 3G network not available in all areas

3.1.4. Disclaimer: Referenced speeds require an HSDPA 3.6Mbps / HSUPA capable device with Receive Diversity and/or Equalizer. BroadbandConnect speed claims based on our network tests without compression using 3MB data files. 3G devices not enabled with HSUPA support typical upload speeds of 220-320kbps based on our network tests without compression using 500KB data files for upload. Actual throughput speed varies.

3.2. 3G provides accelerated data speeds and simultaneous voice and data capabilities for an amazing wireless voice and data experience. http://www.wireless.att.com/learn/why/technology/3g-umts.jsp?WT.srch=1

3.3. Verizon

3.3.1. Janett Martinez

3.3.2. Verizon Wireless is also making headway towards getting its 4G network in place, but they're going a different route than Sprint by selecting LTE technology

3.3.3. their 4G LTE network will be roughly similar to its current 3G network in terms of size.

3.3.4. their network has seen peek download speeds of around 50Mbps, which is huge, but expect real-life download speeds of probably around 10Mbps http://www.techreviewsource.com/content/view/411/1/

3.3.5. The question is what else do you use your phone for? If you are into email, web surfing and using applications, network speed might be something to consider. Obviously the importance of speed will depend how much time you spend using these non-phone talking functions. Diana Turner http://www.helium.com/items/1762064-att-v-verizon In this instance, speed is a bonus that AT&T holds over Verizon. Diana Turner http://www.helium.com/items/1762064-att-v-verizon The company has invested more than $55 billion since its inception to increase the wireless voice and data coverage of its national network and to add new 3G services like Mobile Broadband and V CAST. As the carrier with America's largest and most reliable wireless network, Verizon Wireless cell sites in New England provide 3G wireless data connectivity.

4. Tablets

4.1. CES 2010 Best Notebook: IdeaPad U1 Hybrid

4.1.1. http://www.laptopmag.com/review/laptops/best-of-ces-2010.aspx?pid=2

4.2. iPad

4.2.1. Pros Iashah Niazi: iPad will be able to run third-party apps without modifications. Kind of like the iPhone! Yes, Apple will profit off of an even more hyped-up app store, but users will benefit from the flexibility and creativity brought in by (mostly profit-seeking) developers. Also key: the iBooks e-reader app. It may not instantly rescue all of journalism, but it’s a start, and this may make the iPad an attractive choice for consumers who don’t want to buy black-and-white, restricted Internet e-readers. More broadly, in the words of David Carr, “the iPad is creating and killing categories at the same time;” the free market says that third-party devs will best be able to figure out what to do with all of that potential. http://www.geekosystem.com/ipad-pros-and-cons-specs-features/ Iashah Niazi Apple's iPad has many excellent features. It is small and portable and it has 3G capability, allowing it to connect to the Internet in more places than Wi-Fi hot-spots. In addition, the iPad is competitively priced with other netbook competitors. Apple's iWork is available for the iPad at a negligible cost. The iPad's battery life is 10 hours, and the entire machine is made of environmentally friendly and recycled products. http://www.ehow.com/list_6140334_apple-netbook-pros-cons.html

4.2.2. Cons Iashah Niazi:It’s running on the iPhone operating system (currently, version 3.2); no OS X. Among other things, this means no multitasking: as in, you can’t run two applications at the same time. Also: no Flash (see below). Engadget: “There’s no multitasking at all. It’s a real disappointment. All this power and very little you can do with it at once. No multitasking means no streaming Pandora when you’re working in Pages. http://www.geekosystem.com/ipad-pros-and-cons-specs-features/ Iashah Niazi The Apple iPad's keypad is on the touch screen and could be difficult for users to navigate. Although select devices has 3G capabilities, this feature has to be turned on with a service agreement with AT&T. Though there is a microphone, the device is missing a camera. Last, the screen is exposed, unlike that of the iPhone and iTouch, and can easily be scratched. http://www.ehow.com/list_6140334_apple-netbook-pros-cons.html