4. Microsoft Corporation (Microsoft Windows 8 via Samsung, Dell) (MSFT): Develops, licenses, and supports a range of software products and services for various computing devices worldwide. Market cap at $223.46B, most recent closing price at $26.55.

Samsung announced two new models to its computer lineup: the Series 7 Chronos and Ultra. The models shown were running Microsoft (MSFT) Windows 8. CEO Steve Ballmer made a  surprise appearance.

Dell announced an update to XPS 13 Ultrabooks: higher-resolution screens. The Inspiron R line now has the option for touchscreens and will be thinner.

 

5. Intel Corporation (INTC): Engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of integrated circuits for computing and communications industries worldwide. Market cap at $104.94B, most recent closing price at $21.09.

Intel announced the Lexington platform, chips that are for mobile devices and intended for the emerging markets. The Atom processor is modified to run optimally for Android applications. The chip will support 1.2 GHz, 5- and 1.3-megapixel sensors, and will decode video at 1080p. HSPA+, dual SIM, and WiDi streaming, and microSD card are also supported.

 

Written by Kapitall’s Chris Lau .

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