We expected the new low-power Haswell chips and Bay Trail Atoms for tablets. But on the first day of its annual conference, Intel offered a few surprises too, including working 14nm Core processors and a new Quark chip family for tiny devices.
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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 three new high-performance CPUs include the six-core i7-4960X Extreme Edition for $999, but lack the improvements from the company's recent Haswell microarchitecture.
The company is touting the improved security and easy IT manageability of its latest enterprise SSDs.
While Amazon, Apple, and Microsoft are still keeping their new tablets under wraps, many other manufacturers chose the Berlin convention to show off their latest Android and Windows 8 slates. Here are a number of notable ones.
The 24-inch all-in-one PC uses a Tegra 3 processor and runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, but is there a market for it?
The next frontier for tweakers was on display at PAX Prime, with more details supposedly to come at an upcoming IDF session.
The new entry-level workstation line will be come in tower and small-form-factor versions, use Intel Xeon E3 or Haswell processors, and be available on September 6.
With back-to-school shopping in full swing, here's a look at 10 (mostly) affordable notebooks for students returning to the classroom. Most of them are helped by Intel's new fourth-generation Core processors (a.k.a. Haswell), which manage to improve both performance and battery life. That will come in handy for those all-night study sessions -- or YouTube viewing marathons.
The ultra-thin notebooks also get their RAM doubled to 8GB, but starting at $1,449.99, they don't come cheap.
The MacBook Pro competitor goes up for pre-order on August 18 for $1,400, while the new tablet will be released on September 1 for $699.99.