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Google's and Intel's Chrome OS event

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  • seth.rosenblatt 5/6/2014 5:35:28 PM
    the mines where these metals are dug up are often in "rough areas of the world"
  • seth.rosenblatt 5/6/2014 5:36:05 PM
    Intel is making an effort to raise awareness of where the precious metals come from
  • seth.rosenblatt 5/6/2014 5:36:26 PM
    video: "i'm an intel engineer, but more importantly i'm a human being"
  • James Martin 5/6/2014 5:37:32 PM
  • seth.rosenblatt 5/6/2014 5:37:34 PM
    Intel's video is good PR, but it doesn't say where or how the conflict-free chips are mined. A good move, but too light on details.
  • Eric Franklin 5/6/2014 5:37:52 PM
    Intel saying it will no longer get its minerals from mines controlled by warlords is a great sentiment. I'm just curious how they'll actually pull this off and in what volume these "conflict-free" processors will be produced.
  • seth.rosenblatt 5/6/2014 5:37:56 PM
    All the devices shown off today will be powered by conflict-free Bay Trail and Haswell chips
  • James Martin 5/6/2014 5:38:27 PM
  • seth.rosenblatt 5/6/2014 5:39:02 PM
    Shenoy summarizing the event: "a lot of new news, and expect more from us as we head into the Q4 time frame"
  • James Martin 5/6/2014 5:39:49 PM
  • Eric Franklin 5/6/2014 5:40:05 PM
    Vendor panel time.
  • seth.rosenblatt 5/6/2014 5:40:32 PM
    OEM reps now on stage: Eric Ackerson, Acer; Ashley Rodriguez, Lenovo, Neil Raggio, Dell, Caesar from Google
  • James Martin 5/6/2014 5:41:30 PM
  • James Martin 5/6/2014 5:41:53 PM
  • seth.rosenblatt 5/6/2014 5:42:07 PM
    Audience questions:
  • seth.rosenblatt 5/6/2014 5:42:36 PM
    Q: How can you differentiate if you offer essentially the same thing as everybody else?
  • seth.rosenblatt 5/6/2014 5:42:51 PM
    Neil: Depends on how users want to use the products.
  • seth.rosenblatt 5/6/2014 5:43:14 PM
    Eric: There's fun to be had with the design. Lenovo's doing some interesting stuff with design.
  • seth.rosenblatt 5/6/2014 5:43:48 PM
    Caesar: We're seeing a lot of variety, touch devices, innovative hinge designs. I see people getting a lot more choice.
  • seth.rosenblatt 5/6/2014 5:44:19 PM
    Q: When will we see different screen sizes?
  • James Martin 5/6/2014 5:44:34 PM
  • seth.rosenblatt 5/6/2014 5:44:53 PM
    Navin: Good variety of screen sizes that we're already seeing.
  • Eric Franklin 5/6/2014 5:45:35 PM
    He also says that as the market for Chrome expands, we'll start seeing larger screens/more variation.
  • seth.rosenblatt 5/6/2014 5:45:45 PM
    Ashley: We're offering some differentiation with touch and non-touch.
  • James Martin 5/6/2014 5:46:11 PM
  • seth.rosenblatt 5/6/2014 5:46:54 PM
    Q: More on touch?
  • Eric Franklin 5/6/2014 5:47:30 PM
    Nothing specific about Google Classroom, Joshua. Lots of talk about education, however.
  • seth.rosenblatt 5/6/2014 5:47:34 PM
    Caesar: Kids expect everything to have touch. We're going to take it as far as users want it.
  • seth.rosenblatt 5/6/2014 5:48:53 PM
    Q: When will we see higher-end hardware?
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