Intel Skylake chips: Up to 50-percent better graphics

Intel’s 6th-gen Core processors are set to launch later this year, and while the new “Skylake” processors will be 14nm chips just like the current 5th-gen “Broadwell” processors, Intel is introducing a new microarchitecture which should offer reduced power consumption, better performance, and a big boost in graphics performance. In fact, Skylake chips could offer […]

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 […]

Cube i7-CM is an Ubuntu tablet with Intel Core M

Chinese device maker Cube offers a range of tablets with Android, Windows, or both. Now the company’s launching its first tablet running Ubuntu Linux. The Cube i7-CM is a tablet with an Intel Core M processor Canonical’s Linux-based operating system. It launches in China this week, but you should be able to have one shipped internationally if […]

Asus Zenbook UX305 review: An affordable ultrabook with premium design

Asus is the company that pretty much launched the netbook market when it introduced the original Eee PC mini-laptop in 2007. A few years later Asus was one of the first computer makers to join Intel in launching a new brand of portable notebooks. The Asus Zenbook line of laptops were among the first ultrabooks to […]

HP Pavilion x360 convertible notebook gets a Core M Broadwell update

The HP Pavilion x360 is an 11.6 inch Windows laptop that becomes a tablet when you push the screen back 360 degrees. It’s basically HP’s answer to the Lenovo Yoga line of convertible notebooks… but cheaper. HP offers models with Intel Bay Trail processors and starting prices as low as $350. I reviewed a model last year and […]

Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi now available for $699

The Asus Transformer Book Chi T300 is a Windows tablet with a 12.5 inch high-resolution display and a low-power Intel Core M Broadwell processor. It’s also a Windows notebook thanks to a detachable keyboard dock. Asus unveiled the Transformer Book T300 Chi at CES in January. Now it’s available for purchase for $699. The $699 model […]

Panasonic’s 1.6 pound laptop with Core M now available in the US (for a steep price)

The Panasonic Let’s Note RZ4 may be the lightest-weight notebook with an Intel Core M processor. First introduced in Japan in October, the Let’s Note RZ4 has a 10.1 inch full HD display, an Intel Broadwell processor and up to 14 hours of battery life. It also weighs just 1.64 pounds. At launch this little computer was […]

Cube I7 Windows tablet with Intel Core M launches in January

Chinese tablet maker Cube has revealed its next tablet will sport an Intel Core M Broadwell processor. While we’ve seen a number of companies launch tablets, notebooks, and 2-in-1 hybrids with this chipset, the Cube I7 is the first tablet of its type that I’ve heard about which is designed specifically for the Chinese market. […]