Acer Aspire Switch 12 2-in-1 tablet with Intel Core M revealed

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When Intel unveiled its first 5th-gen Core “Broadwell” processor in September, a number of laptop and tablet makers took the opportunity to unveil some of the first computers that would use the chip. Among them was the Acer Aspire Switch 12, but Acer didn’t provide many details about the 2-in-1 tablet at the time. Now […]

Mele PCG03 is a tiny, low-cost Intel-powered mini PC

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Chinese company Mele has been offering small, low-cost TV boxes with ARM-based chips and Android software for the past few years. Now the company is showing off its first Intel-powered model. The Mele PCG03 features an Intel Atom Z3735D Bay Trail quad-core processor and supports up to 2GB of RAM and up to 64GB of […]

Allwinner Nobel64 is a 64-bit dev board

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Allwinner is showing off an early version of an upcoming single-board computer called the Nobel64 Board. It’s aimed at hardware and software developers, and it’ll be the first such board from the Chinese chip maker to feature a 64-bit processor. The board has 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, and features Gigabit Ethernet, dual-band WiFi, HDMI […]

$65 Windows tablets show up in Hong Kong

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This is what happens when Intel slashes chip prices and Microsoft starts giving away free Windows licenses for small tablets: Prices fall to crazy lows. During this week’s HKTDC show in Hong Kong, a handful of tablet makers are showing off Windows tablets priced at just $65. The Emdoor EM-I8170, for example, is a 399 […]

Samsung promises next-gen WiFi will be 5x faster

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So you thought that new 802.11ac WiFi router your just bought was pretty fast? Samsung says it’s developing next-gen WiFi hardware that could be up to 5 times faster than today’s devices. Samsung’s new 60 GHz 802.11ad WiFi technology supports data transfer speeds of up to 4.6Gpbs or 575MB per seconds. At those speeds you should […]

Deals of the Day (10-13-2014)

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The Lenovo ThinkPad 8 is a Windows 8.1 tablet with an 8.3 inch, full HD display, an Intel Atom Z3770 quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage. It normally sells for $379 and up, but for a limited time this afternoon the Microsoft Store will offer the tablet for just $99. It’ll probably […]

Zero Devices Z8C is a TV box with an Allwinner A80 octa-core CPU


Zero Devices plans to launch one of the first TV box/mini PC devices featuring Allwinner’s new 8-core processor. The Zero Devices Z8C sports an Allwinner A80 processor, support for USB 3.0, HDMI and SPDIF output, and more. The Allwinner A80 processor features 4 ARM Cortex-A15 CPU cores, 4 ARM Cortex-A7 cores, and PowerVR G6230 graphics […]

Tronsmart Vega S89 TV box giveaway

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The Tronsmart Vega S89 is a device that lets you run Android apps on a TV. There’s no shortage of such devices in the market, but the Vega S89 is one of the better models I’ve tested. It’s fast, gets decent WiFi performance, ships with Android 4.4 KitKat software, and a TV-friendly user interface. Geekbuying […]

Lilbits (10-10-2014): Intel Skylake cometh (after Broadwell)

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The first computers with Intel Broadwell (5th-generation Core) processors are just starting to arrive, and most Broadwell chips won’t be ready until early 2015. But Intel is already working on the processors that will replace Broadwell. Skylake processors will use as little as 4 watts (for the next-gen Core M processor), but most laptop chips in […]