Intel 5×5: Smallest PC board with upgradeable CPU socket

There’s a growing number of tiny PCs on the market, including models like the Intel Compute Stick that are small enough to close your fist around and larger, more powerful models including Intel NUC-sized computers with Celeron, Pentium, or Core series processors. Now Intel is introducing a new platform for tiny PCs… and it has […]

Intel says Thunderbolt 3 will bring external graphics to laptops

The lines between desktop and notebook computers are getting thinner and thinner. Intel has announced plans to bring its enterprise-class Xeon processors to notebooks, and offer unlocked, overclockable K series processors for notebooks later this year. Want even more power in your notebook? How about an external graphics card? Intel says notebooks that feature Thunderbolt […]

Intel’s 2-in-1 tablet reference design: USB Type-C, wireless charging, and a secondary E Ink display

There’s no shortage of 2-in-1 tablets with detachable keyboard docks on the market. But if you’re looking for an idea of what the next generation will look like, Intel’s latest reference design is always a good place to start. At the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, the company revealed a reference design for a 2-in-1 […]

Intel Skylake: Some chips have an integrated image signal processor

Intel’s 6th-gen Core “Skylake” processor for notebooks, desktops, and tablets are designed to offer slightly better CPU performance and up to 50 percent better graphics than chips based on Intel’s 5th-gen Core “Broadwell” designs. But that’s not the only thing that’s new. At least some Skylake chips will also include an integrated image signal processor, which should […]

What to expect from Intel Skylake graphics

Intel’s 6th-generation Core processors are 14nm chips that don’t offer much better CPU performance than the 5th-gen “Broadwell” processors they replace. But Intel is promising up to 50 percent better graphics performance. The new “Skylake” chips feature Intel Gen9 integrated graphics which not only offer more graphics compute performance, but consume less power while doing it. […]

Intel RealSense 3D sensors coming to phones, game systems and more

Intel’s RealSense technology brings depth perception to gadgets including phones and tablets. Laptops and desktops with RealSense cameras can respond to gestures you make by moving your hands, fingers, or face in the air, while use can snap pictures using the cameras on tablets like the Dell Venue 8 7000 Series and then adjust the depth-of-field after […]

Intel pushes Atom, Braswell, and Core M chips for tablets and 2-in-1 laptops

Intel is taking low-power computing seriously these days. In fact, the company now offers 3 different lines of chips aimed at low-power tablets and 2-in-1 notebooks: the Intel Atom x5 and x7 “Cherry Trail” family, the Intel Celeron and Pentium “Braswell” family, and the Intel Core M “Broadwell Y” family. All of these chips use 6 […]

Intel RealSense depth-sensing camera coming to smartphones

Intel’s RealSense camera technology adds support for 3D features. On some devices like laptops a RealSense camera lets you control your computer using hand gestures. On mobile devices like the Dell Venue 8 7000 Series tablet, Intel’s RealSense Snapshot camera lets you capture depth-of-field information when snapping a photo, so you can edit the depth after […]

Intel’s low-power Braswell chips are now shipping

As expected, Intel has announced that it’s now shipping low-power Celeron and Pentium processors based on “Braswell” architecture. These chips replace the Bay Trail-M chips that have been popular in low-cost Chromebooks and Windows laptops for the past year or two. Braswell chips could be used in other notebooks, 2-in-1 devices, and small, low-power desktops. The […]

What Intel’s new Atom x5, x7 “Cherry Trail” chips can do

Intel’s latest Atom processors for tablets, notebooks, and other low power devices are here. The Microsoft Surface 3 is one of the first products to ship with an Intel Atom x7 chip based on Intel’s “Cherry Trail” design, but we should see more devices with Atom x5 and x7 processors in the coming months. So what […]