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Intel says HD 4000 graphics driver update will boost performance by 10 percent

Intel is set to release a new graphics driver for computers with Ivy Bridge processors, which the company says will improve graphics performance while lowering power consumption. The Intel HD 4000 graphics driver version 15.3.1 should be available in early April. Intel’s 3rd-generation Core family processors feature integrated Intel HD 4000 graphics. While these chips […]

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Xolo X1000 smartphone packs a 2 GHz Intel Atom processor

Samsung isn’t the only smartphone maker with a new product to launch today. India’s Xolo introduced its newest smartphone, the Xolo X1000. It’s a 4.7 inch handset powered by a 2 GHz Intel Atom Z2480 processor and PowerVR SGX 540 graphics. That makes it one of the fastest Intel-powered phones unveiled to date… although that […]

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Android on Intel now supports UEFI, can dual-boot with Windows 8

Developers at Intel’s Open Source Technology Center have been working on a version of Android optimized to run on Intel chips, and this week the team released a major update. Android-4.2.2_r1-ia0 is a preview release designed to run on the same types of desktop, notebook, or tablet PCs you’d normally run Windows on — and […]

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Intel next-gen 22nm Merrifield, Bay Trail chips coming to future smartphones, tablets

Intel may be busy launching a new dual-core Clover Trail+ processor for smartphones, but the company’s already looking ahead to next-generation Atom chips for smartphones and tablets. The companys’s 32nm Clover Trail+ will eventually be replaced by 22nm “Merrifield” processors designed to offer better performance and longer battery life. Meanwhile the company’s confirming that the […]

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Intel unveils Clover Trail+ dual core chips for smartphones

Intel is fleshing out its plans for a line of low-power, dual-core processors for smartphones. Last year the company introduces its first 32nm single core chips, code-named Medfield. This year Intel will be adding dual-core Clover Trail+ chips to the lineup. We first heard about Clover Trail+ at CES in January, but at the time […]

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Intel StudyBook Windows 7 tablet now available for $699 (3x the promised price)

It’s been almost a year since Intel unveiled its new StudyBook tablet design. Now the 7 inch Windows tablet is finally available for purchase — but it’ll cost a bit more than the initial estimates. Intel initially suggested that tablets based on its reference design could sell for as little as $200 (the company also […]

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SilverStone designs a fanless case for Intel’s NUC mini-computer

The Intel Next Unit of Computing (NUC) is a tiny desktop computer with an Intel Core processor, a few USB ports, HDMI ports, and pretty much everything you’d expect from a desktop. It’s just smaller than most desktops, measuring a bit over 4 inches by 4 inches square. Despite the small size, the Intel NUC […]

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Intel’s $300 NUC mini-computer is now available for purchase

Looking for a little desktop computer to stick next to your TV or use around the house, but want something a little more powerful than an ARM-based TV stick like the MK802 or GK802? Intel’s NUC (Next Unit of Computing) is a computer that measures about 4 and a half inches square, and which packs […]

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Gigabyte tweaks Intel NUC, designs mini-desktop with up to Core i7 CPU

The Intel NUC (Next Unit of Computing) is a platform for a tiny desktop computer that measures just over 4″ x 4″ and which features an Intel Core i3 processor. But that’s not good enough for Gigabyte. The PC maker has taken Intel’s design and tweaked it by adding support for Core i5 or Core […]

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Intel’s new low power Ivy Bridge chips are more like 13W processors than 7W

Intel unveiled details about a whole raft of upcoming chips this week… but not very many details. In a 45 minute press conference on Monday, Intel breezed through slide after slide in a presentation meant to pack a few tidbits about a lot of products. Or maybe the goal was to gloss over some of […]