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Fancy a wire-free laptop? Intel just showed one

Intel has shown what it calls the “world’s first no-wires” laptop, which has wireless charging and can connect to peripherals without cables. The prototype laptop frees users from carrying a bulky power adapter, since the laptop recharges after being placed on a wireless charging table or surface. It also connects wirelessly to external displays through […]

Intel to help Chinese vendors churn out more PCs

Last year, Intel convinced small, little-known Chinese tablet makers to use its chips instead of only ARM’s. Now it wants those companies to churn out PCs, potentially upsetting a market that has been dominated by Taiwanese manufacturers. Many PCs are already manufactured in China, but often times in factories owned by Taiwanese companies, partnering with […]

Asus ZenBook UX305F review: Asus gets in there first with attractive Intel Core M ultraportable laptop

Asus pipped Apple to the post with its attractive Intel Core M ultraportable laptop. Read our Asus ZenBook UX305F review Price: 650 Rating: 8 Asus pipped Apple to the post with its attractive Intel Core M ultraportable laptop. Read our Asus ZenBook UX305F review. (Also see: Best ultraportable laptops 2015.) Asus may have copied the […]

Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi: the latest 2-in-1 to use Intel Core M processing

First there was the Asus Taichi: a laptop featuring screens on both sides of lid, and one of the more interesting 2-in1 designs we’ve seen. Now there is simply the Chi: a 2-in-1 laptop featuring one screen, but a removable one so that you can use it as a tablet or as a laptop whenever […]

Acer adds horsepower to Chromebook with Intel Broadwell chip

Acer is pumping more horsepower into its Chromebook C910 with an optional Intel Core i5 processor based on the Broadwell architecture. The laptop, which has a 15.6-inch screen, has been available with Core i3 or Celeron processors. The Core i5 processor will add more application and graphics performance to the laptop. Intel’s Core chips based […]

Razer Blade refresh adds GeForce GTX 970M GPU and Intel Core i7 quad-core CPU

The “world’s thinnest gaming laptop” just got a big game-enhancing shot in the arm. Razer said it’s refreshed its Razer Blade with a beefy new GeForce GTX 970M and an Intel quad-core that’s almost 400MHz faster than last year’s model. Externally, the 4.5-lb. Razer Blade doesn’t change much, but it’s the insides that matter the […]

Intel’s vPro Core chips advance wire-free computing with wireless dock, Pro WiDi tech

Intel brought its fifth-generation Core technology to business PCs on Thursday, launching its new Core vPro processors alongside components of its “wire-free” vision of computing. Twelve PC makers plan to launch VPro-equipped PCs in the coming weeks, Intel said, complete with support for two technologies that Intel included inside the vPro processors themselves: Intel’s Pro […]

AMD vs Intel: Why AMD will always be the underdog but ARM still beats Intel for mobile

These are interesting times for CPU makers. Gone are the days where a few hours’ laptop battery life was considered efficient and where the only computers people had in their homes were noisy, hot desktops. Now, the pre-built desktop PC is all but a dead man walking: in 2013 the market collapsed with desktop sales […]

Intel cranks up laptop battery life, graphics with new Broadwell Core chips

Laptop battery life and graphics will get a serious boost with Intel’s new Core processors, which will reach PCs this month after a lengthy delay. The fifth-generation Core processors, code-named Broadwell U, are destined for Windows laptops, Chromebooks, desktops and mini-PCs. Lenovo, Hewlett-Packard, Dell, Asus and Acer are among those using the new chips in […]

10 things you need to know about Intel’s new Broadwell chips

3D cameras, 4K graphics and biometric log-ins are some of the capabilities that Intel’s fifth-generation Core chips will bring to new laptops later this month. The systems will also be thinner, faster and offer longer battery life. But while the chips, based on Intel’s Broadwell architecture, offer attractive features, the decision about whether to buy […]

Acer refreshes Aspire line with 5th-gen Intel CPUs and RealSense imaging technology

Acer may be the big name in Chromebooks today and its former CEO may be known for saber-rattling, but the company still wuv’s you, Windows. On the Saturday just before this year’s Consumer Electronics Show kicks off in Las Vegas, the company has announced a stable of Wintel boxes (yup, no AMD here). None of […]

AMD retools laptop chip strategy to challenge Intel’s dominance

Advanced Micro Devices wants its chips in more laptops, and is devising a new strategy to reverse a free fall it has endured in the PC market over the last few years. The chip maker is reshaping the way it supplies chips and components with the hope that more PC makers will use its upcoming […]

This freedom-loving laptop discovered how to make Intel CPUs boot without closed firmware

You may be rolling an obscure flavor of Linux on your new laptop and sporting a Free Software Foundation bumper sticker on your bio-diesel powered V-Dub, but chances are your laptop isn’t really that “free,” thanks to closed firmware binaries hidden deep inside hardware itself. That’s something Purism says it has finally cracked with its […]

How Intel, Microsoft and the wireless carriers will finally realize the promise of an ‘always connected’ PC

Remember the “connected PC,” that always-tethered-to-the-Internet machine that would put the web at our fingertips, 24-7? It was a noble–if failed–PC industry initiative long before the age of smartphones and tablets. But now it looks like always-connected machines are finally on the horizon: Upcoming PCs based on Intel’s “Skylake” platform will come with built-in LTE support, connecting […]

PC confusion to linger on Intel’s quick jump to Skylake

Laptop and desktop buying decisions may get confusing in 2015 as Intel introduces PC chips based on two different architectures — Broadwell and Skylake — in the same year, something the chip maker rarely does. Mainstream PCs with chips based on the Broadwell architecture — Intel’s fifth-generation Core processors — will ship in the first […]

Intel talks wireless charging and RealSense 3D cameras, coming over the next year

Intel plans to make the wire-free future of the PC a reality as early as the first quarter of 2015, when the first “Skylake” reference designs ship to hardware makers. Kirk Skaugen, the senior vice president and general manager in charge of the PC Client Group at Intel, began laying out more details of its […]

Wire-free laptops will hit the market next year, Intel says

Laptops that require no wires for charging, display, data transfers or docking will be available by the end of next year, an Intel executive said Wednesday. The laptops will free users from power bricks and wires for connecting to external displays, said Kirk Skaugen, Intel senior vice president and general manager of the PC Client […]

Intel pastes second screen on prototype laptop

Forget laptop stickers: Intel’s pasted a second screen on a prototype laptop it showed at its annual developer conference. The laptop had a regular screen on one side of the display panel and a gray scale e-ink screen on the other. When it was shut, the e-ink screen could serve as an electronic sticker to […]

Intel’s Core M chips headed to 20 Windows tablets, hybrids

Intel’s new Core M chips — which bring PC-like performance to paper-thin tablets — will initially be in many Windows 8.1 tablets, but no Android devices are yet on the radar. The chips will be in five to seven detachable tablets and hybrids by year end, and the number of devices could balloon to 20 […]

What is Intel Core M? Core M specs, Core M devices, Core M UK release date – Intel promises desktop performance on portable devices

Intel has today announced the Core M family of processors, aimed at tablets and hybrids running full Windows. Here we explain Intel Core M specs, Intel Core M details and what kind of products to expect running Intel Core M chips. (See also: Intel turns its attention to desktop performance, unveils 8-core Haswell-E processor.) What […]

Dell laptops listed with Intel’s unreleased Broadwell PC chips

It’s been a long wait for mainstream PCs that use Intel Core processors based on the Broadwell architecture, but Dell has listed laptops that could ship with the unreleased chips early next year. Models of Dell’s Latitude 14 3000 (14-inch screen) and Latitude 15 3000 (15-inch screen) will have “5th Generation Intel Celeron, Core up […]

Intel highlights more of its wireless computing plans

Intel is taking more steps to provide what it calls “wire-free” computing by 2016, a plan the company first talked about publicly in June at the Computex trade show. The company is developing a smart dock through which laptops can wirelessly connect to monitors and external peripherals, it said in a blog entry. The dock […]

Acer ships first Chromebooks with Intel’s Core i3 chip

Acer is cranking up the speed of Chromebooks with the first models featuring Intel’s Core i3 processor. The two Acer C720 Chromebooks have 11.6-inch screens and Intel’s Core i3-40005U processor based on Haswell microarchitecture. The Acer C720 Chromebook model with 2GB of memory has a $349.99 price tag and a model with 4GB of memory […]

AMD vs Intel: which processor is best?

There was a time when choosing the right processor for your laptop or desktop PC was relatively straightforward. There was a choice of perhaps half a dozen models from Intel or a similar number from AMD, but CPUs have bred faster than rabbits on Viagra. In the battle of Intel vs AMD, which processor should […]

Intel wants your next PC to have no wires

Intel wants to completely eliminate wires from computers, and is working on a series of wireless technologies to make that a reality in the coming years. PCs are on the way to a “true no-wire” experience, and Intel is working on technologies to remove the clutter of power cords, display connectors and peripheral cables, said […]