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Rock Pi X is a $39 single-board computer with an x86 chip (Intel Atom x5-Z8300)

Since Raspberry Pi launched its first $35 computer in 2012, a bunch of other companies have entered the space with their own small, cheap, single-board computers. And, like the Raspberry Pi, most of them are powered by ARM processors. But Radxa’s new Rock Pi X is one of a handful of models with an Intel […]

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Lenovo Miix 320 leaks: A slightly upgraded budget 2-in-1 Windows tablet

Lenovo is getting ready to launch a follow-up to last year’s Miix 310 Windows tablet with a detachable keyboard. The new model is called the Miix 320, and at first glance it looks an awful lot like last year’s model. It’s still a 10 inch tablet with a detachable keyboard and an Intel Atom x5 […]

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Ubuntu on Intel Atom mini PCs (Linuxium’s builds for Bay Trail and Cherry Trail computers)

Over the past few years a number of companies have released small desktop computers with Intel Atom processors. Some ship with Windows software. Some have Linux. And others have no operating system at all. Want to install your own operating system? If you’re using Windows that shouldn’t be too hard. But Linux may be another […]

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Diginnos DG-STK4S is a PC stick with 4GB RAM, Atom x5-Z8500 CPU

Computer-on-a-stick products have gotten a lot more powerful in 2016. A few years ago you could find models with ARM-based processors and Android software. In 2015 we started to see models with Intel Atom Bay Trail chips. And this year saw the launch of new Intel Compute Stick models, with some featuring Atom Cherry Trail […]

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Beelink launches BT7 mini PC with Atom x7, 4GB of RAM

There’s no shortage of cheap mini-desktop computers with Intel Atom x5 processors from Chinese device makers. There aren’t as many that feature the more powerful Intel Atom x7-Z8700 processor… but now there’s one more than there used to be. Beelink has launched a mini PC called the Beelink BT7. It features one of the most […]

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Asus unveils Transformer Book T101 2-in-1 tablet with Atom x5-Z8350

The Asus Transformer Book family of computers are 2-in-1 devices that can function either as laptops or tablets. Some models have detachable keyboards, while others have 360 degree hinges that allow you to fold the screen until it’s back-to-back with the keyboard. One of the most popular lines has been the Transformer Book T100 series, […]

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Intel is killing off low-power Atom chips (for smartphones and PCs)

Intel recently announced plans to layoff 11 percent of its workforce as the company shifts its focus from PCs to the cloud… now we’re starting to get an idea of what that will mean for the company’s line of chips for personal computers: the low-power, entry-level Atom chip family is being phased out. Those are […]

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Intel launches RealSense Robotic Development Kit for $250

Intel’s RealSense 3D camera technology allows smartphone and tablet users to snap photos and adjust the depth-of field after the fact. Another version of RealSense allows you to interact with a laptop or desktop computer using 3D gestures — by waving your hands in front of the device without touching it. Now Intel wants developers […]

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Kangaroo Mobile Desktop mini PC review

I’ve seen a lot of tiny desktop computers in the past few years. The Kangaroo Mobile Desktop is one of the most unusual. This little Windows 10 computer isn’t as small as an Intel Compute Stick or as powerful as an Intel NUC-style system. But this little computer from InFocus is small enough to slide into one pocket, speedy […]