Intel’s low-power Edison PC module now shipping for developers, hobbyists

Intel is now shipping the tiny Edison PC module the company first unveiled in January. It’s a small, low-power device that basically has the guts of a simple computer. Edison is powered by a 500 MHz Intel Atom Silvermont dual-core processor and feature 1GB of RAM and 4GB of eMMC flash storage as well as […]

HP quietly launches 11.6 inch Pavilion x2 2-in-1 PC with Pentium N3510 CPU

The HP Pavilion x2 11t is a Windows tablet with an 11.6 inch display and a detachable keyboard dock that transforms the tablet into a notebook. Without much fanfare, HP started selling the Pavilion x2 11t in late November 2013 for about $600 and up. While there are plenty of 2-in-1 tablet/notebook hybrids on the […]

Intel Atom Z3000 “Bay Trail” chips coming soon to a tablet near you

Intel’s new tablet chips are ready to go, and they’re designed to offer longer battery life and better performance. The Intel Atom Z3000 series chips are 22nm processors based on the company’s Silvermont architecture. The new chips, code-named “Bay Trail” will show up in Android and Windows 8.1 tablets in the coming months, and Intel […]

Toshiba NB15t 11.6 inch notebook coming in November for $379

Not every ultraportable notebook needs to be a high-priced, ultra-thin ultrabook. Toshiba’s upcoming NB15t laptop is more like the evolution of a netbook. It has a larger screen and a faster processor than netbooks of yesteryear, but at just about 3.3 pounds it’s still a very portable notebook. And it has a pretty netbook-like price […]

Intel Atom Bay Trail benchmark test shows a big performance boost

Intel has been promising that it’s next-generation of low-power Atom processors for tablets would offer better performance while using less power than any Atom chips to date. Now Intel engineer Francois Piednoël is proving the point. He’s posted benchmark results for an upcoming Intel Atom Bay Trail processor called the Atom Z3770. It’s a quad-core chip […]

Leaked Intel Bay Trail lineup: Atom, Celeron, and Pentium chips use less than 10W

Intel’s next-generation architecture for low-power chips, code-named “Bay Trail” is expected to hit the streets by the end of the year. Chips based on the platform are designed for tablets, notebooks, desktops, and other low-power computers, and they’ll replace today’s Intel Atom chips. But Bay Trail processors aren’t just the future of Intel’s Atom family. […]

Intel shows reference design for smartphones with “Merrifield” chips

This week the first chips based on Intel’s 4th generation Core “Haswell” technology are hitting the streets. But later this year the company plans to update its Atom processors for phones, tablets, and other low-power devices. We’ve heard a lot about the upcoming “Bay Trail” tablet and notebook chips based on the new 22nm Silvermont […]

Tablet prototype with Intel Bay Trail CPU, 2560 x 1440 pixel display (video)

Intel’s next-generation Atom chips are designed to offer up to three times the performance and a big boost in graphics performance over today’s Clover Trail chips. They’re also more efficient than earlier Atom chips, which should lead to tablets, notebooks, and other devices with longer battery life. While Intel has started providing details about its […]