Leaked Intel Kaby Lake, Apollo Lake details suggest confusing names for next-gen low-power chips

Intel doesn’t have a great track record of giving its processors names that are easy to understand. Theoretically you should be able to look at the name and have a rough idea of the price and performance you should expect from a processor, but in recent years the waters have been kind of muddy: some […]

This is Intel’s 2-in-1 tablet reference design for China

There’s no shortage of 2-in-1 tablets featuring detachable keyboards. But Intel wants to make it easy for Chinese PC makers to create new models, so the company is updating its reference designs for 2016. The chip maker recommends using low-power Intel Core M3 Skylake processors, screen sizes ranging from 9.7 inches to 12.5 inches, and […]

Intel Compute Stick now available with Core M CPU now available for $317 and up

Intel’s most powerful PC-on-a-stick is now available for purchase (or pre-order) in the United States. The new Intel Compute Stick features an Core M3-6Y30 processor, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage. CDW is taking orders for a model with no operating system for $317, and Amazon has a Windows 10 version for $385. B&H […]

Early look at Intel’s Compute Stick with a Core M Skylake processor

Intel’s Compute Stick line of computers are tiny PCs that are small enough to slide into your pocket, but powerful enough to plug into the HDMI port of your TV to run Windows 10 on virtually any display. In 2015 Intel launched a model with an Intel Atom Bay Trail processor, and earlier in 2016 the […]

Intel launches 6th-gen Core “Skylake” chips for desktop, mobile devices

Intel is holding a coming out party for its 6th-generation Core family of processors. The company launched two desktop chips based on the “Skylake” platform in August, but now Intel is expanding the lineup with a wide range of processors designed to use anywhere from 4.5 watts to 91 watts of power. I’m most interested in […]

Intel Core M Skylake details start to emerge

Intel’s Skylake chips for mobile devices including notebooks and tablets will come in several different flavors. Skylake-H chips will offer the highest performance, but they’ll also use the most power. Skylake-U chips will be 15 watt processors aimed at ultrabooks and other devices that are designed to balance power consumption and performance. And then there’s the […]