Definitions

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  • proper n. The popular computing environment of the Microsoft Windows operating system running on an Intel CPU.

Etymologies

Blend of Windows and Intel (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Windows 7+Intel = "Wintel" -- Well, the mathematical operation in question is not that boring because it holds great benefit for all you laptop users.

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  • Windows 7+Intel = "Wintel" - Well, the mathematical operation in question is not that boring because it holds great benefit for all you laptop users.

    Gaea Times (by Simple Thoughts) Breaking News and incisive views 24/7

  • Each new operating system from Microsoft traditionally drove demand for more powerful chips from Intel, with the duo, sometimes dubbed Wintel, grabbing the lion's share of industry profits.

    Intel Awaits Microsoft's Next Number

  • To fight the growing power of Intel and Microsoft the so-called Wintel platform in the personal computer market, Apple and IBM agree to a technology-sharing alliance that also includes Motorola.

    20 Greatest Moments In Apple History

  • I think you're right that Mac laptops can be had for about the same price as a mainstream brand name Wintel laptop although you'll find if you look around that off-brand ones can be had for much less.

    Myth: Macs are more expensive

  • That trend signal a shift in the tech balance of power from the so-called Wintel hegemony and the PC makers like Dell Inc that thrive off it, to smaller but booming companies like chip designer ARM Holdings and Netflix.

    Reuters: Top News

  • : Newly disclosed internal Microsoft emails raise questions about the company's behind-the-scenes dealings with Intel, the other half of the famed "Wintel" partnership, before Windows Vista's launch last year.

    The Risk Debate

  • If the Mac OS runs on Intel machines, then surely people will be able to run the Mac OS on bog-standard "Wintel" boxes.

    Waiter! There's an Intel in my Apple...

  • The marriage of Intel chip designs and Windows-what became known as the "Wintel"

    WSJ.com: What's News US

  • Microsoft's new approach marks the end of Intel's hegemony on Windows systems, sometimes referred to as "Wintel," which set the standard in early computing.

    Reuters: Top News

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