"Monday was a good day, it didn't start until 11:15AM."
[A good day? Ha. You said we would be at $29 now. The only thing you have going for you is stamina. You never get tired of being wrong.]
I mean LucyInTooDeep. Just one of the many, many IDs that Lucy thinks he fools everyone with.
Lucy, you really are such a pinhead. When are you going to retire your ridiculous backbay persona?
Further nailing Windows RT's coffin shut, the Surface 3 runs a full version of Windows 8.1, and will be eligible for the free upgrade to Windows 10, when that operating system is released later this year.
All Surface 3 tablets are powered by the Intel Atom x7-Z8700 processor. This quad-core processor runs at 1.6GHz with a Burst speed up to 2.4GHz. Microsoft claims a 10-hour battery life playing back video, which we will test once we have the Surface 3 at PC Labs. The base $499 model comes with 2GB of memory and 64GB of SSD storage. The upgraded $599 model has 4GB of memory and a 128GB SSD. The Surface 3 and its accessories will be available to retailers and ship pre-orders on May 5. You can pre-order the base models today, March 31. Add $100 to either configuration for the 4G LTE modem, when that model is available later this year.
Microsoft Surface 3 uses real Windows 8.1
WOA was the big, sexy codename for Windows on Arm and many makers of ARM based processors were really excited about this one. However, WOA quickly turned into woe.
Windows on ARM was later renamed to Windows RT and since it didn’t support Windows x86 applications, we were quite sure that it was doomed before it even took off. Microsoft has just confirmed this with Surface 3 announcement, and guess what, Surface 3 is using an Intel Atom X7 processor and Windows 8.1, which is clearly a death sentence for Windows on ARM, or Windrows RT if you like.
The Surface 3 has a 10.8-inch screen in 1920x1280 Full HD Plus resolution measures 10.52 x 7.36 x 0.34 inches (267mm x 187mm x 8.7mm). The device comes with 64GB or 128GB or storage. The processor that powers this tablet is the Intel Atom x7 Z8700, and this is the long awaited 14nm quad-core part formerly known as Cherry Trail.
[Getanid61 and Monk are sad. Are the pubs open yet? ]
Intel's "Cherry Trail" line of Atom X5 and X7 processing chips is featured in Microsoft's newest tablet, the Surface 3. Cherry Trail chips are the next generation of processors for mobile devices and tablets. These chips surpass their predecessor "Bay Trail" chips when it comes to graphics. In fact, users can expect twice the graphics performance from the Atom X5 and X5. This will be great for gamers who are looking for a chip to keep up with their high frame rates during gameplay.
These latest Intel chips can run multiple operating systems. Their main market is likely to be Windows 8 and Windows 10 devices, but the chips are fully capable or running Android, as well. When it comes to battery life, everyone wants a device that can run longer without adding weight to the device. One result of doubled graphics performance would usually be a halved battery life, but Cherry Trail chips maintain the same battery life as models with weaker graphics.
Braswell CPU manufactured on 14nm process
Intel has introduced seven new processors that will make their way into affordable laptops and desktops.
The new chips, from the Braswell family, are manufactured using a 14nm technology and will take
over Bay Trail parts in the long term.
1.) Acquiring Altera
A potentially great buy for Intel for these reasons:
a.) Opens important new areas of development with FPGA's, which have implications for all levels of computing at the 14nm node and below.
b.) Smooths out inconsistent PC revenue streams.
c.) Enables Altera to suck more market share out of Xilinx.
d.) The market recognizes and likes the idea. It provided an immediate bump.
2.) The Windows 10 release in July and the Death of RT
The WinTel alliance is back big time.
3.) Intel's built-to-order Xeon D Chips
Extending Intel's dominance in servers
4.) Micron and Intel's new 3D NAND Flash Memory
Yet another big hit opening new areas of development
5.) The move into mobile picks up speed.
Intel is now set to become the biggest supplier of tablet processors and is starting a major move on smartphones.
Time to buy
Doing verbal battle with the shill/short propaganda team which is comprised mainly of pinheads who can barely string two sentences together much less do any research or furnish any content. Where's the A-Team???
Send them in. The current squad is not ready for prime-time.
Oh, that's right - this is the shill A-Team.
But being substantially ignored by Wall Street.
RT is dead. Done. Nada. Finished. Over. Gone. Buh bye.
Let the celebration begin.
(Reuters) - U.S. consumer confidence unexpectedly rebounded strongly in March, according to a private sector report released on Tuesday.
The Conference Board, an industry group, said its index of consumer attitudes rose to 101.3 from an upwardly revised 98.8 in February. Economists were looking for a reading of 96.0, according to a Reuters poll.
[Yet more bad news for Misery Loving Lucy.]
"wallis, I've been testing this zenfone 2 (moorefield architecture) and I have good news for you, it does NOT overheat :) great cpu by intel in mobile IMO."
MICROSOFT WON’T SAY Windows RT is dead, so allow me: Windows RT is dead.
The new Surface 3, the affordable tablet/laptop hybrid just announced today, proves it. Rather than the dumbed-down version of Microsoft’s operating system that its predecessors ran, it’s been imbued with full-fledged Windows 8.1 (with a free Windows 10 upgrade coming as soon as Microsoft can release it), thanks to Intel’s new x86-based Atom X7 processor. For $499, you can get the same lovely design from the Surface Pro 3, only in a smaller, less powerful package. And you can still get up to ten hours of battery life. So why would you want—hell, why would Microsoft even make—something less?
A device like the Surface 3 simply wasn’t possible a year or two ago: there wasn’t a CPU fast enough and efficient enough to run in a fanless device for longer than about 20 minutes. Advancements from Microsoft and Intel, though, mean that’s no longer the case.
Meanwhile, Windows RT was never much more than a bandage, built to let something called “Windows” run on cheap hardware. It looked like Windows, but could only run apps from the Windows Store. Most of the desktop apps we need to get work (and life) done were just incompatible. You could use a browser, Office, and a handful of decent apps, and that was it.
Now that cheap hardware is also good hardware, the Surface 3 can finally be just a smaller, more affordable version of the Pro 3 without also being strikingly less capable.
Intel wants to stuff four bits per cell to get more storage out of SSDs
Currently the best that anyone managed was three bits, but if Chipzilla pulls it off it could enable devises so dense that they could attract small moons into their orbit.
By putting four bits per cell, a technique Intel calls QLC (quad-level cell), the capacity of SSDs could balloon to more than 10TB on standard 2.5-inch drives. Intel said QLC is still under research, and didn't provide a timeline for the release of flash chips based on the technology.
Intel has said it could raise the capacity of SSDs to 10TB or more with the new triple-level cell (TLC) flash chips it announced with Micron last week.
And there never was
A lot of rumours regarding an alleged upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 815 SoC have been floating around, and now the chipmaker has informed us that that no such chip exists.
Qualcomm's Senior Director of Public Relations Jon Carvill told Fudzilla that there is no Snapdragon 815 in the works:
Carvill was clear:
“There are no plans for a Snapdragon 815 processor.”
Snapdragon 815 filed under creative journalism
The Snapdragon 815 rumours spread like wildfire, but since they didn’t make much sense, we decided not to carry them. Basically the alleged Snapdragon 815 was supposed to be a 16nm SoC with four Cortex-A72 and Cortex-A53 cores, but the rest of the spec was hard to swallow.
The rest of the information, things like SKUs, models, cost, and TDPs are not being released but the chip is supposedly due for a 2H/2015 release. I would bet on Supercomputing or IDF myself but who knows which way the marketing winds will blow? There will be three types of KNLs launched in the end, PCIe card, stand alone CPU, and stand alone CPU with Omnipath. Buy one of each for the one you love, it makes the perfect late summer treat.