Intel says that after some delays its 14nm technology is back on track and provides some new details on the technology and the first Broadwell processors due later this year.
Laptops & Desktops
John Morris and Sean Portnoy deliver straight talk about notebook and desktop computers.
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Unlike the company's beefier 14-inch sibling, the new notebook weighs in at just 4.5 pounds and is an inch thick, while featuring an Intel Core processor and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 860M graphics card.
The new cards take aim at the high-performance supercomputing market with up to 16GB GDDR5 memory and 2,816 stream processors.
The new solid-state drives, apparently using Toshiba flash memory, will join RAM as the latest component sporting the Radeon badge.
The new notebook weighs 4.36 pounds and is less than 0.8 inches thick, but comes with the heft of a $2,299.99 starting price.
The creation of a "pure" lithium battery could offer double or triple the energy storage density of today's lithium-ion batteries for your laptop, tablet, or smartphone.
The new notebook is the first major design win for AMD's new budget mobile chip.
The business-friendly solid-state-storage lineup comes in 2.5-inch and M.2 formats with capacities up to 480GB.
After halting sales on the ThinkPad 8 and selling out of the Miix, the company promises to keep producing new 8-inch Windows tablet PCs in the future.
The new device is the follow-up to the Shield handheld gaming console and is expected to feature the company's Tegra K1 graphics processor.
An online retailer jumps the gun by listing the new chips, which include an eight-core Extreme Edition CPU that will cost more than $1,100.
While most Chrome-based laptops have Intel inside, new competition could push prices even lower on these low-cost notebooks.
Two different versions of the Chrome-based laptop feature the Core i3-40005U Haswell CPU, with a starting price of $349.99.
The refreshed 7-inch and 8-inch tablet lineup features Intel's new Atom processors and starts at $159.99.
WiFi is wonderful, but somehow we are still stuck with lots of cables. Now Intel and others are working to eliminate the rest and deliver true wireless computing.
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