Intel’s announcement of its first 14nm Broadwell processors was frustratingly short on details. That’s not too surprising since the first systems won’t even show up until the holidays. But Intel executives did offer a few tidbits throughout the week.
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John Morris and Sean Portnoy deliver straight talk about notebook and desktop computers.
John Morris is a former executive editor at CNET Networks and senior editor at PC Magazine.
Sean Portnoy is a former executive editor at Computer Shopper magazine and editor at CNET Networks.
The Pro x2 612 can turn into a 12.5-inch Windows tablet, while the Elite 700 family includes Ultrabooks and all-in-one PCs in addition to traditional desktop and laptop form factors.
AMD announced the mobile version of its Kaveri mainstream processor and claimed it was now prepared to go 'toe-to-toe' with Intel’s Core processors. Along with the new mobile APUs, AMD announced new branding and rolled out a Pro Series to challenge Intel's vPro in the enterprise.
As expected Intel announced its 14nm Broadwell processor family, but it is running late and won’t be available until the holidays. Despite this, Intel says Moore’s Law is alive and well, and will not only reinvent the PC, but also drive the next era of integrated computing.
While Crucial's MX100 targets budget consumers, the Intel Solid-State Drive Data Center Family for PCIe and Samsung 845DC EVO lineup cover the enterprise market.
ARM is known for the Cortex-A processors that power more than 95 percent of the world’s smartphones and tablets. But at this year's Computex the company is focusing on the tiny Cortex-M designs well-suited for sensors and smartwatches.
The show floor hasn't even opened yet, but that hasn't stopped several companies from announcing new devices including smartphones, phablets, and tablets, 2-in-1s and laptops, and of course, yet another smartwatch.
The company announces an Android laptop, an updated Chromebook, and a bevy of refreshed Windows convertible notebooks, but what does it all add up to?
One of the world's largest tech shows takes place in Taiwan this week at an unusual time for the industry. The PC is under pressure, but this is prompting lots of experimentation with new designs, lower prices, and different software platforms. And Computex is the place to see these fresh ideas.
The new drives provide eight more layers than the first generation of three-dimensional V-NAND flash memory and will be targeted to high-end PCs as well as data centers.