Intel Atom x5-Z8500 reviewed in Teclast X98 Pro tablet
Published in Reviews


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.

Cherry Trail ends up in $99 tablets
Published in Notebooks
Monday, 19 October 2015 10:04

Cherry Trail ends up in $99 tablets


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. 

Minix Z series with Pentium 3700 pictured
Published in News
Friday, 28 August 2015 22:22

Minix Z series with Pentium 3700 pictured


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. 

Rumours suggest a Zenphone Atom snub
Published in Mobiles
Monday, 04 May 2015 14:00

Rumours suggest a Zenphone Atom snub


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.

Dell has a new venue tablet
Published in Notebooks
Thursday, 09 April 2015 12:52

Dell has a new venue tablet


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.

Intel SoFIA Atom products coming this quarter
Published in Processors


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.

Microsoft Surface 3 uses real Windows 8.1
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 01 April 2015 09:29

Microsoft Surface 3 uses real Windows 8.1


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. 

Intel rebranding Atom processors in Core-like fashion
Published in Processors


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. 

Desktop Pentium N3700 Braswell comes in Q2 15
Published in Notebooks
Wednesday, 18 February 2015 09:42

Desktop Pentium N3700 Braswell comes in Q2 15


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. 

Braswell 14nm Atom graphics supports DirectX 12
Published in Notebooks


4K times 2K resolution too

Braswell 14nm Atom is coming to notebooks / netbooks in Q3 2015, with a new iGPU in tow.