Early tests, online discussions and even some OEMs seem to show a potential bump in the road for Intel's latest-generation processor architecture -- a bump you can see on a temperature graph.
Tests by ABI Research cast doubt on the common assumption that ARM chips offer better power savings than X86 chips designed by Intel, and may mean more smartphones will be built using Intel's Atom family.
A top Intel executive said the power and performance battle with ARM is over, because Intel's upcoming chips based on its Silvermont architecture are ahead on key metrics required to deliver strong performance and battery life on smartphones and tablets.
Unfortunately, its best integrated GPU—the Iris Pro 5200—is present in only a handful of Haswell-series CPUs.
Intel is showing off what it called the "world's fastest thumb drive," which uses Thunderbolt technology to provide breakthrough data transfer speeds compared to flash drives that plug into USB ports.
Thunderbolt's getting a big bandwidth boost ahead of the arrival of 4K video resolutions.
Intel expects tablets containing its upcoming Atom processor code-named Bay Trail will cost under US$200, a company executive said Wednesday.
Latest updates to the VAIO series are supremely light and feature Sony's X-Reality picture engine, carried over from the company's television product line.
AMD has launched its latest A-series APUs, which integrate powerful graphics and microprocessor technology to take on Intel's latest microprocessor, Haswell.
Here's the question that's keeping Intel up at night: If the latest "Bay Trail" Atom chips are really that good, why does anyone need a "Haswell" PC at all?