Medfield

Intel: 75 new Ultrabooks in 2012 plus 10 Atom tablets

Intel: 75 new Ultrabooks in 2012 plus 10 Atom tablets

Over 75 new ultrabooks are expected in 2012 along, Intel has confirmed, along with ten OEMs designing tablets based on the latest Atom processors, as the company pushes ahead with its MacBook Air and iPad rivalry. Key to Intel's IDF Beijing 2012 conference is power consumption - or, more accurately, how it's dropping - with chips for phones, tablets and notebooks all expected to slash their energy additions and boost both runtime and standby. Meanwhile, there are significant graphics improvements also on the cards.

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Intel StoryBook tablet tipped for sub-$299 Medfield

Intel StoryBook tablet tipped for sub-$299 Medfield

Intel is pushing a so-called StoryBook tablet PC reference design for developing markets, insiders at manufacturers claim, pairing Intel's own Medfield processors with dual-OS and a 10-inch touchscreen. The new slate is primarily aimed at markets like China and Brazil, the arch rumor-mongers at DigiTimes claim, but Intel is reportedly also considering a general commercial push with a target sticker-price of sub-$299.

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Intel Medfield phone benchmarked: Bests Nexus but trails Tegra 3

Intel Medfield phone benchmarked: Bests Nexus but trails Tegra 3

Intel were keen to push their Medfield platform at MWC 2012, announcing various partners, and even a product that would make it to retail, the Orange Santa Clara. The Atom Z2460 single-core processor is clocked at 1.6Ghz, with the phone being able to perform such feats as taking ten photos in under a second, as long as 1080p playback and Intel Wireless Display. But how does the performance really stack up against other phones with only a single core?

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Qualcomm: Intel still uncompetitive in mobile

Qualcomm: Intel still uncompetitive in mobile

Intel's Atom Z2460 Medfield processor for mobile devices will struggle to compete with ARM-based chipsets such as the Snapdragon S4, Qualcomm's product chief insists, with the new x86 being more the product of desperation than inspiration. "Intel is very smart and very dedicated" Sy Choudury, director of product management at Qualcomm told us in an interview at Mobile World Congress today, "they can't afford not to have a [mobile] product line." However, Choudury thinks Intel has underplayed the challenge it faces by contrasting Medfield with existing, mainstream ARM chips like Qualcomm's own Scorpion. "They're getting better, but so are we."

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Intel Orange “Santa Clara” Medfield phone hands-on

Intel Orange “Santa Clara” Medfield phone hands-on

Intel has been talking up its Atom Z2460 Medfield processor at MWC 2012, and the Orange "Santa Clara" is the latest carrier win and a confirmed attack on the European market. Running Android 2.3 Gingerbread on the 1.6 GHz x86 processor, with a 4-inch WVGA display and 8-megapixel camera, the Santa Clara tries to convince us that ARM isn't the only company with skills in the cellphone market.

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Intel confirms Motorola as smartphone launch partner

Intel confirms Motorola as smartphone launch partner

This week the Intel Corporation have named two launch partners for their Medfield mobile device chip, one of them being Motorola - this fact previously only a rumor. They've also reconfirmed that the Lenovo device we saw back at CES 2012, Racer A, will be part of their initial launch. Intel has been quite vocal on its intent to take on the already saturated market which includes such titans as Qualcomm, NVIDIA, and Apple, with strong design roots in Austin, Texas.

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Motorola Medfield phone images leaked

Motorola Medfield phone images leaked

The folks at Motorola have had their next Android device leaked, it appearing to have Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich onboard and tipped to be running an Intel-Powered Medfield processor powering it. This device has many hardware details appearing like the DROID RAZR and the DROID 4 that've been released just recently, a power button, volume up/down, and physical camera button all on the right side. This device would be the second device revealed to have the Medfield chip aboard, the first shown by Lenovo at CES 2012.

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Intel dedicates itself a more diverse mobile future

Intel dedicates itself a more diverse mobile future

Late in the week on the fourth full day of CES 2012, we got the opportunity to sit down with Intel's Mark Miller to speak about Medfield, Clover Trail, and the future of mobile computing in the Intel environment. What Intel intends on bringing to the market is not just powerful devices such as tablets, but these devices with elements of differentiation in the silicon itself rather than in the device's specifications. With both Medfield and Clover Trail in the works for Android and Windows 8, Intel is aiming to take on the mobile world with a vengeance.

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Intel considers iPhone and Windows Phones for Medfield chips

Intel considers iPhone and Windows Phones for Medfield chips

Intel has already struck a deal with Lenovo and Motorola for its smartphone chips, focusing the first batch on Android devices. Although Apple is unlikely to pick up Intel in lieu of its own proprietary A series processors, Intel isn't ruling out iOS for its Medfield chips and says it's been "talking to everybody." Intel also considers Windows Phones, but says its a conscious decision at the moment to focus on Android.

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Intel inks Motorola and Lenovo Atom smartphone & tablet deals

Intel inks Motorola and Lenovo Atom smartphone & tablet deals

Intel has detailed its push to get x86 processors inside next-gen smartphones, confirming deals with both Lenovo and Motorola Mobility to use its Atom Z2460 chip. Motorola will "deliver smartphones and tablets based on Intel's Atom processor to consumers and businesses," according to CEO Sanjay Jha, while Intel has already demonstrated its Lenovo Racer-A reference design to SlashGear earlier at CES.

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