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Intel is killing off low-power Atom chips (for smartphones and PCs)

Intel recently announced plans to layoff 11 percent of its workforce as the company shifts its focus from PCs to the cloud… now we’re starting to get an idea of what that will mean for the company’s line of chips for personal computers: the low-power, entry-level Atom chip family is being phased out. Those are […]

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Asus launches ZenPad line of tablets with 7 to 10 inch screens

As expected, Asus is introducing a new line of Android tablets under the ZenPad name. They’ll be available with 7, 8, or 10.1 inch displays, but Asus is only really providing details about two 8 inch models right now. The Asus ZenPad 8.0 is a tablet with an Intel Atom x3 processor (or a Qualcomm Snapdragon […]

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Teclast X70 3G: First tablet with Intel Atom x3

The Intel Atom processors are low-power chips designed for smartphones, tablets, and other small and relatively affordable devices. This year Intel is introducing several new members of the Atom family ranging from the reasonably powerful Atom x7 chips used in devices like the $499 Microsoft Surface 3, mid-range Atom x5 chips for devices that will […]

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Intel outlines plans for next-gen Atom chips (Cherry Trail, SoFIA)

Intel’s Atom processors are low-power chips aimed at smartphones, tablets, and entry-level notebook and desktop computers. The Atom line has been around for over half a decade, but this year Intel is shaking things up by splitting the line into three segments. The Intel Atom x3 line of chips are aimed at entry-level devices which […]