Review: Beefed up GPU trumps Bay Trail
It’s been almost two years since we reviewed our first device based on Intel’s Bay Trail Atom System-on-Chop (SoC). Obviously, it’s time for a refresh, and it comes in the form of the eagerly anticipated Cherry Trail platform. To be more precise, Atom x5- and x7-series parts, codenamed Cherryview, are the new 14nm chips, while x3 branding is reserved for SoFIA chips.
That was fast
Intel’s new 14nm Atoms have already made their way to commoditised tablets, and the entry level Atom x5-Z8300 will power $99 tablets.
Fanless Baswell with 256GB SSD
Our friends at Minix have shared a big update to their product line with us and showed us a few pictures of Minix Z series mini PC based Intel Braswell SoC.
Snapdragon bites back
When Asus hit the headlines by announcing that it was going to be the first to run 4 GB of RAM; in a smartphone, it was believed that Intel wold be celebrating too.
Atom Z3580 processor on board
Dell has launched a new Venue 10 7000 tablet, which will be available starting May in Canada, China, and the US.
Going after cheap Chinese handsets
Intel’s first SoFIA smartphone SoCs will start shipping this quarter, with cheap smartphones based on Atom x3 silicon coming shortly thereafter.
RIP Windows RT
WOA was the big, sexy codename for Windows on Arm and many makers of ARM based processors were really excited about this one. However, WOA quickly turned into woe.
Atom x3, x5 and x7
Intel has announced plans to rebrand Atom processors, giving the whole line-up a new naming scheme similar to Core series CPUs.
One quarter earlier than notebook version
It looks like Intel plans to release a desktop version of the Pentium N3700 one quarter ahead of the notebook version.