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Intel Apollo Lake CPUs promised to bring cheaper, thinner hybrids

Intel Apollo Lake CPUs promised to bring cheaper, thinner hybrids

In same areas, the PC landscape hasn't changed one bit. But in a relatively smaller corner, a new breed of computing devices are growing in number. Sometimes called 2-in-1 laptops, tablet/laptop hybrids, convertibles, and even detachables, this sub-category is being poised by some analysts to help mitigate the decline of the PC market. And Intel naturally wants its processors to power that next wave. At its annual IDF, it announced Apollo Lake, the platform for its next gen Atom processors that it envisions will make such devices more powerful while also bringing down not just costs but also sizes.

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Intel’s ‘Cherry Trail’ Atom chips do more than run Microsoft Surface 3

Intel’s ‘Cherry Trail’ Atom chips do more than run Microsoft Surface 3

Intel's "Cherry Trail" line of Atom X5 and X7 processing chips is featured in Microsoft's newest tablet, the Surface 3. Cherry Trail chips are the next generation of processors for mobile devices and tablets. These chips surpass their predecessor "Bay Trail" chips when it comes to graphics. In fact, users can expect twice the graphics performance from the Atom X5 and X5. This will be great for gamers who are looking for a chip to keep up with their high frame rates during gameplay.

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Intel charges at mobile again with new Atom x3, x5, x7 chips

Intel charges at mobile again with new Atom x3, x5, x7 chips

You have to hand it to Intel. It just doesn't let go of a dream. Despite not being able to make a big enough dent in the smartphone market, it is still soldiering on, revising its strategy again and again. While many of us thought (or hoped) that the chip maker would just focus on wearables, it's taking another stab at smartphones, phablets, and tablets. This time with a new line of mobile chips under the names of the Atom x3, Atom x5, and Atom x7.

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Lenovo P90 smartphone puts Intel’s best foot forward

Lenovo P90 smartphone puts Intel’s best foot forward

Lenovo might be more known for its notebooks, but its smartphones, especially its VIBE line, is definitely catching up in fame. Here at CES 2015, the manufacturer is showing off a new kind of smartphone, the P90. This 5.5 incher boasts of the best that Intel has to offer in the market space, being the first to bear the chip maker's newest 64-bit smartphone processor as well as its new LTE-A compatible modem, giving buyers the power and speed that consumers expect in this smartphone day and age.

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Zotac ZBOX PI320 delivers Windows 8.1 in a tiny box

Zotac ZBOX PI320 delivers Windows 8.1 in a tiny box

Zotac is on a roll with its Windows-powered "pico" desktop computers. Popular for delivering small computers, some of which run Linux or are powered by ARM processors, Zotac has lately been delving into tiny boxes that run Windows 8.1 right out of the box, pardon the pun. Last month saw the rise of the BI320, its first Windows 8.1 mini box. Now we have the ZBOX PI320, with an even more powerful processor and a price tag that matches its extremely portable body.

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ASUS MeMO Pad 7 slims KitKat slate with LTE

ASUS MeMO Pad 7 slims KitKat slate with LTE

ASUS has revamped its MeMO Pad 7 Android tablet, bringing the 7-inch Android 4.4 slate down to 8.3mm thick and throwing Intel's Atom Z3560 processor inside. Revealed at IFA 2014 today, the MeMO Pad 7 has a 1920 x 1200 Full HD IPS display which ASUS is pushing for video consumption, along with Bluetooth aptX for higher-quality audio while you try not to disturb everyone else on the plane.

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MinnowBoard Max lures DIY users with Intel Atom E3185 or E3825 CPU

MinnowBoard Max lures DIY users with Intel Atom E3185 or E3825 CPU

DIY types that like to build up various small PCs or other projects using cheap and compact hardware have several options on the market today. One of those options is the Raspberry Pi. Those looking for something with more power than the Raspberry Pi can now get their hands on a product called the MinnowBoard Max.

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Intel Atom Z3480 64-bit ready processor operates at 2.13GHz, aims at Android devices

Intel Atom Z3480 64-bit ready processor operates at 2.13GHz, aims at Android devices

Intel has pulled the wraps off a new Atom processor that is aimed directly at Android smartphones and tablets. The product is the Intel Atom Z3480 code-named Merrifield that promises performance and battery life for Android devices. The SoC is a 64-bit ready chip that promises both best in class battery life and performance.

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HP ProPad 600 G1 slate brings Windows 8.1 and Atom processor

HP ProPad 600 G1 slate brings Windows 8.1 and Atom processor

On the cusp of Mobile World Congress 2014, HP has introduced two new business tablets, the first of which is the HP ProPad 600 G1. With this slate comes fairly robust hardware and Windows 8.1/Pro, which runs on the device's 64-bit Intel Atom quad-core processor.

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ASUS ZenFone smartphone lineup debuted with Intel Atom processors

ASUS ZenFone smartphone lineup debuted with Intel Atom processors

ASUS has taken the wraps off the new lineup of ZenFone smartphones powered by Intel Atom processors: the ZenFone 4, ZenFone 5, and ZenFone 6. With these handsets comes a swath of colorful rounded mobile devices, all of them boldly bearing ASUS's branding and the newly-introduced ZenUI, a new user interface the company is rolling out with its smart devices.

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Acer Iconia W4 tablet official as Acer tries 8-inch Windows 8 again

Acer Iconia W4 tablet official as Acer tries 8-inch Windows 8 again

Acer beat rivals to the punch with an 8-inch Windows 8 tablet, the Iconia W3, but it's already time for its replacement, the Acer Iconia W4, to be revealed. Set to deliver Windows 8.1 on an Intel Atom 1.8GHz processor sometime this month, the $330 tablet isn't exactly a huge surprise, and nor is the W3's rapid demise so disappointing; we - and others - complained so much about the mediocre display, that Acer has given the Iconia W4 a new IPS LCD panel with Zero Air Gap touch.

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Intel Bay Trail will be available in 10 devices by November’s end

Intel Bay Trail will be available in 10 devices by November’s end

Earlier today, Intel's CEO Brian Krzanich made the company's third-quarter earnings call, revealing additional information during the time including word that the Broadwell chip has been delayed a quarter. In addition to that, the executive also talked about the Bay Trail chips, detailing their sizable arrival in the next handful of weeks.

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