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Fitlet3 small, fanless PC with Intel Elkhart Lake coming soon

Compulab’s new fitlet3 is a compact computer with a fanless design for silent operation and a choice of 6 to 12-watt Intel Elkhart Lake energy efficient processors based on Intel Atom architecture. Designed for use as an IoT gateway or fanless industrial computer, the fitlet3 is basically a small form-factor computer that measures 5.2″ x […]

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Lilbits: Playdate dissected, PC shipments continue to rise, and Chromebooks lose support for MS Office Android apps

Chromebooks are basically just laptops that ship with Google’s Chrome OS rather than another operating system. But since Chrome OS was designed to put the web browser front and center, some folks have insisted that it’s not a real operating system – after all, it loses much of its functionality if you lose your internet connection. […]

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ASRock introduces a line of mini PCs with Intel Elkhart Lake chips

ASRock is launching two new mini PCs powered by low-power Intel Elkhart Lake processors. The iBOX-J6412 is a fanless computer that measures 5.31″ x 4.33″ x 1.75″ while the NUC BOX-J6412 is an even smaller mode that measures 4.63″ x 4.33″ x 1.88″ and has a fan inside the case for active cooling. According to […]

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Lilbits: DSL conundrum, Pixel 2 EOL, and a $6K Android camera

My first broadband internet connection was DSL. After years of dialup, the ability to surf the web with speeds measured in MB rather than KB per second felt like living in the future. But these days DSL is aging technology that’s been largely left behind by the proliferation of cable, fiber, and cellular technologies that […]

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Intel launches Elkhart Lake: 10nm Atom, Celeron, and Pentium chips for embedded applications

Intel’s new 11th-gen Core “Tiger Lake” processors for laptops and low-power desktops are grabbing a lot of attention thanks to a big graphics boost and a more modest bump in CPU performance. But this year Intel is also giving its low-cost, low-power “Atom” chips a major update. A bunch of new chips with “Tremont” CPU […]

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Intel Core i5-L16G7 Lakefield chip details leaked

The upcoming Intel Lakefield processors will be the first in a new line of processors from the companies to combine CPU cores featuring different architectures. It’s basically Intel’s answer to ARM’s big.LITTLE technology that allows high-performance CPU cores to be paired with cheaper, more energy-efficient cores to balance performance, battery life, and price. We already knew […]

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Intel’s upcoming “Jasper Lake” chips could bring Gen11 graphics to Celeron and Pentium low-power processors

Intel doesn’t use the Atom name very much anymore, but the company still ships a lot of Atom-based, low-power processors for use in low-cost Chromebooks and Windows laptops. Basically if you find a sub-$300 laptop with an Intel Celeron or Pentium processor based on Gemini Lake or Apollo Lake architecture, you’re probably getting the successor […]

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Intel “Tremont” low-power chip details coming soon (next-gen Atom)

Intel’s new 10th-gen Core processors for mobile devices include Comet Lake chips that use as little as 4.5 watts of power and Ice Lake processors that use as much as 28 watts. But the company also has another line of low-power chips aimed at cheaper laptops, tablets, mini PCs, and IoT devices — and the […]

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Lilbits 355: Intel’s next-gen low-power chips coming in 2020, better graphics in tow

We already knew Intel’s follow up to the Gemini Lake line of cheap, low-power Celeron and Pentium processors would probably be code-named Elkhart Lake and that the new chips could pack way more performance, possibly by combining high-performance “Sunny Cove” CPU cores, lower-power “Tremont” cores, and Intel Gen11 graphics. Now, if a leaked product roadmap […]

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Intel’s next-gen Celeron and Pentium chips for budget devices could be way more powerful

Intel has been offering cheap, low-power processors for entry-level laptops since the company unveiled the first Atom chip for netbooks way back in 2008. The company doesn’t use the Atom name any more, but entry-level Celeron and Pentium Silver chips in the company’s Gemini Lake line use Atom-based architecture while higher-performance Pentium Gold processors are […]