This story won't stick. They pull the same stunt last year with 'Apple using arm chips for macbook', not everyone will fall for this trick again.
its some bs from Bloomberg:
"Google Inc. (GOOG) is considering designing its own server processors using technology from ARM Holdings Plc (ARM), a move that could threaten Intel Corp. (INTC)’s market dominance, said a person with knowledge of the matter. "
There's a video on Bloomberg that talks a little about Dell today. search for "Michael Dell: Sales Up Double Digits"
BTW, I got my Venue Pro 8 yesterday. I added 64GB micro sd card and bought a MS Mobile Wedge Keyboard. I recommend this keyboard cause its really a nice size and the rubber case can be used as a stand for the tablet. I'll eventually get a usb hub and a larger monitor to add another desktop setup at home. So far I'm loving it.
[Will the US version have Moorefield inside? Hope so]
Asus has global ambitions for its PadFone.
A higher-end version of the PadFone Infinity is set to reach the US during the second quarter of 2014, CEO Jerry Shen told Engadget. Shen teased the device's US debut by saying Asus has a big operator lined up but didn't spill any specific names. And after the US, Europe is next on the agenda.
"Once this product is launched [in the US], we will definitely have no problem tackling Europe with the same product, because this US operator is very big." Shen said.
The model being prepped for the US and Europe is a higher-end version of the Infinity, while a more "mainstream" lineup is being targeted for the Asian market, Shen explained. The CEO didn't reveal any details about the upcoming high-end edition but dropped some hints that it may offer a new and improved keyboard dock, an item that was missing with the PadFone 2.
The PadFone Infinity starts life as a 5-inch smartphone but then transforms into a 10.1-inch tablet when docked with the included PadFone Infinity Station.
Asus is also keeping busy in its home base with its launch of the new PadFone Mini in Taiwan, Shen told Engadget. The new version shrinks in size to a 4.3-inch phone and a 7-inch tablet. This model also will be available in China, Russia, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Indonesia, but no word on a US launch just yet.
We tested a quad-core Z3770 Bay Trail-powered tablet against an Acer Iconia W3 running on Clover Trail, and the new Atom chip significantly outperformed its predecessor. The Bay Trail tablet performed 80 percent better than the W3 on the PCMark 7 performance test, and nearly quadrupled the W3’s score on the 3DMark Ice Storm graphics test. These statistics held up in real-world situations, as the Bay Trail tablet instantly loaded a 36-MP photo and ran the high-action “Torchlight II” game with ease.
Bay Trail’s integrated Intel HD graphics chip has the same type of architecture that Intel has used in previous generation Core Series processors. The chip also provides support for Direct X 11, a standard used in a number of demanding games.
“We’re bringing a PC-class graphics architecture down from Ivy Bridge to an Intel SoC,” Wallace said.
Where the previous-generation chip could not support resolutions higher than 1366 x 768, Bay Trail can output at up to 2560 x 1600. The new platform has also been optimized for 4K video playback. When we ran a sample 3840 x 2160 video on both a Bay Trail tablet and an older, Clover Trail model, the Bay Trail slate provided smooth playback while its older brother couldn’t even manage 1 frame per second.
All that speed and power efficiency means little if most users can’t afford Bay Trail products. Fortunately, it looks like Intel and its partners are being just as aggressive on pricing as they are on performance. In fall 2013, we’ve seen a number of sub-$400 windows slates with Bay Trail, including the $299 Lenovo Miix2, the $349 ASUS Transformer Book T100 and the Toshiba Encore. Though Intel won’t share its wholesale prices, the company is trying to help vendors hit affordable price points.
“We work very closely with our OEM partners on what they are trying to achieve in their designs and where Intel can help enable that,” said Chris Walker, Intel’s general manager for tablet application processors. ”You’ll see Bay Trail be in smaller 7 to 8-inch tablet devices and those are going to be at mainstream tablet price points, even at $200 or below on something like Android next year.”
Up until now, Intel has had a few Android tablet design wins using its older and more sluggish Clover Trail chip, such as the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1. With Bay Trail, Intel can finally compete with ARM-based processor makers such as Qualcomm and Nvidia on performance, allowing it to grab a bigger piece of the Android pie.
Before you plop down $499 for that new iPad Air, consider that you could pick up a speedy tablet that lasts even longer on a charge and comes with a built-in keyboard for $150 less. The ASUS Transformer Book T100 is just one of several compelling tablets and hybrids powered by Intel’s new Bay Trail platform that are now hitting shelves. This third-generation Atom chip is set to do for Windows tablets what its ancestor did for netbooks, while helping Intel gain share from ARM-based competitors such as Qualcomm and Nvidia in the Android space.e
Made with the same 22-nanometer manufacturing process as Intel’s 4th generation Core Series, Bay Trail processors offer plenty of power for real productivity, media playback and casual gaming. Yet because of their low-power design — and Intel’s aggressive pricing — quad-core Bay Trail CPUs appear in a new-generation of budget-minded Windows tablets.
Intel managed double the processing performance and triple the graphics over the previous generation through a variety of innovative changes. As the first Atom processor series made with a 22-nanometer die that has tri-gate power-saving transistors, Bay Trail is able to pack in four cores without eating up too much power or space. A new microarchitecture also allows the chips to execute more instructions per clock cycle while a new Burst Mode lets them temporarily raise their clockspeed to complete demanding tasks.
“That shrink down to 22-nanometers both brings die size down and lets us fit into an ever-smaller package footprint as well as bringing down your power profile,” said John Wallace, Business Line Manager of Intel’s Mobile and Communications Group. “So all four cores can still fit into that same low-power envelope to give greater than 10 hours of active battery life.”
The most interesting from the Broadwell lineup are "Y" ultra low power SoCs. These parts will fit into 4.5 Watt thermal envelope, and will have 3.5 Watt configurable TDP on some SKUs. The chips are going to have 2 CPU cores, GT2 GPU, and up 4 MB of last level cache. The processors will work with LPDDR3-1600 memory, and will support up to 8 GB of RAM.
The next Intel microarchitecture, codenamed "Broadwell", will be mostly aimed at mobile computers, and will offer increased CPU and GPU performance, along with significant power savings. The first mobile processors to switch to new architecture will be "H", "U" and "Y" types. Because Broadwell products will be released in the second half of 2014, it is too early to talk about specific model numbers and frequencies, however we already have preliminary information on some Broadwell lineup features.
H-series high-performance processors will be available as one- and two-chip platforms. 2-chip versions will feature 4 CPU cores, GT3e or GT2 graphics (depending on SKU), up to 6 MB of last level cache, and they will work with DDR3L-1600 memory. The parts will have 47 Watt Thermal Design Power, although some models will support configurable TDP, that will allow them to operate in the 37 Watt thermal envelope. 2-chip "H" microprocessors will be paired with HM86, HM87, and QM87 Haswell chipsets, as well as with new HM97 chipset.
One-chip version of H-series systems on a chip (SoC) will integrate Broadwell PCH-LP chipset. They will also have 4 CPU cores, GT3e GPU, up to 6 MB of cache, and 47 Watt TDP. The processors will support up to 32 GB of DDR3L-1600 memory.
Ultra low-power "U" and "Y" SoCs will be offered only as a 1-chip platform. They will incorporate 2 CPU cores and up to 4 MB of last level cache. "U" models will support up to 16 GB of DDR3L-1600, or up to 8 GB of LPDDR3-1600 memory. They will have 15 Watt and 28 Watt TDP. 15 Watt Core-branded processors will come with GT3 and GT2 graphics, whereas Celeron and Pentium SKUs will be limited to GT1 GPU. 28 Watt chips will be available only with GT3 graphics unit, and they will be offered only as Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7 products.
Look at the paid shill(s) take over the ihub message board filling it with BS messages. Probably the same shill that is posting on here.
So you like the idea of Intel’s NUC mini-desktop computers, but you don’t love the idea of using an mSATA solid state drive as your only means of storage. No problem. Intel is getting ready to launch new models that have 2.5 inch drive bays, which means you can use pretty much any hard drive or SSD designed for laptops.
Intel introduced its first NUC systems in 2012, and recently updated the lineup to include Intel Haswell (4th generation Core) processors. NUC stands for Next Unit of Computing, and these little computers are basically an attempt to show off with Intel’s latest low-power, high-performance chips can do in a tiny desktop that only needs a 65W power supply.
The new models will be a bit thicker than their predecessors, at 4.6″ x 4.4″ x 1.95″ compared with the models which lack a drive bay and which measure 1.36″ thick. But an Intel NUC is still one of the smallest desktop computers you’re likely to find with support for a Haswell processor.
Legit Reviews has a few more photos which show features inclduing a few USB ports, HDMI and Ethernet jacks, and more.
"Were Bribes part of INtel's original strategy"
[you sound like a broken record again. It was plan A - exterminate the competition :)]
"Is evident by INtel forced into Billions in bribes to compete..."
[you should put bribes in quotes. Isn't it just killing you and arm fanbois that Intel came up with this strategy to outprice arm using the best SoC in the market? ]
getanid61, you can spin it any way you want, but the fact of the matter is: Bay Trail is arguably the best SoC in the market today. BK already announced 50 design wins with Bay Trail. The design wins can go as high as 140 as one Intel rep had said earlier. The proof of how well Bay Trail is the regular sell out of the Asus T100 and Dell Venue 8 Pro, 2 of the first Bay Trail devices.