Intel

Intel this week confirmed that it had decided to close down its New Devices Group, which developed various wearable electronics, such as smartwatches, health/fitness monitors, smart/AR glasses and so on. The group was created five years ago by then-incoming CEO Bryan Krzanich, who wanted to ensure that Intel’s chips would be inside millions of emerging devices. While wearables have become relatively popular, their propagation is far below that of smartphones. Meanwhile, wearables made by Intel have never been among the market's bestsellers. Thus, the chip giant is pulling the plug. Over the five-year history of NDG, Intel made two significant acquisitions to bring necessary expertise to the group: the company took over Basis (a maker of fitness watches) in 2014 and Recon (a maker of...

Intel Previews Optane 800p 58GB And 118GB M.2 SSDs

LAS VEGAS, NV — Intel has previewed an upcoming expansion of their Optane family of storage products featuring 3D XPoint memory. The Optane SSD 800p is essentially a higher...

26 by Billy Tallis on 1/10/2018

The NZXT N7 Z370 Motherboard Review: A New Player in the Motherboard Market

NZXT, a company much better known for products like cases, power supplies, and coolers, is dipping its toes in the motherboard waters with an Intel Z30 based motherboard named...

62 by Joe Shields on 1/9/2018

Intel Mentions 10nm, Briefly

LAS VEGAS, NV - Today during a breakfast presentation at CES, Intel's Gregory Bryant, SVP of the Client Computing Group, finally broke Intel's silence on the state of their...

18 by Ian Cutress on 1/9/2018

Digital Storm at CES: Project SPARK Mini-PC Announced with GTX 1080 and i7-8700K

LAS VEGAS, NV — This year at CES, Digital Storm, a US-based boutique custom PC maker, has unveiled Project SPARK, its smallest enthusiast-class PC to date. According to Digital...

6 by Joe Shields on 1/9/2018

Intel Forms Product Assurance and Security Group amid Meltdown and Spectre Fallout

In response to the Meltdown and Spectre exploits that potentially affect all CPUs released in the recent years, Intel on Monday created a new group that will focus on...

3 by Anton Shilov on 1/9/2018

Intel at CES 2018: Brian Krzanich Keynote Live Blog (18:30 PT, 02:30 UTC)

Intel's annual CES keynote is upon us. This week they have already announced Intel with Radeon RX Vega M graphics and reiterated their commitment to PCs that are always...

44 by Ryan Smith & Ian Cutress on 1/8/2018

Lenovo Re-Engineers ThinkPad X1 Tablet: 13-inch LCD, Quad-Core i7, TB3, 9.5 Hrs

LAS VEGAS, NV — Lenovo has announced its third iteration of the ThinkPad X1 Tablet. The new system is a complete departure from the two prior generations of the...

23 by Anton Shilov on 1/8/2018

Lenovo Unveils New ThinkPad X1 Carbon, X1 Yoga Laptops: 8th Gen Core, Dolby Vision HDR

LAS VEGAS, NV — Lenovo today announced its 2018 models of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon and the ThinkPad X1 Yoga notebooks. The new premium laptops from Lenovo received three...

5 by Anton Shilov on 1/8/2018

Samsung Notebook 7 Spin 13.3-inch Convertible Gets Quad-Core i5 & SSD, Loses Weight

LAS VEGAS, NV — Samsung has announced its new-generation Notebook 7 Spin 13.3” convertible that will shortly be available in the U.S. The new model is more powerful and...

8 by Anton Shilov on 1/8/2018

Intel And Micron To Discontinue Flash Memory Partnership

LAS VEGAS, NV — The long-running partnership between Intel and Micron for the development and manufacturing of NAND flash memory will soon come to an end. The two companies...

9 by Billy Tallis on 1/8/2018

Intel Releases "Titan Ridge" Thunderbolt 3 Controllers: Adds DisplayPort 1.4 Support & USB-C Host Compatibility

Intel has introduced a new family of Thunderbolt 3 controllers that bring support of the DisplayPort 1.4 standard to TB3 ports. The new Titan Ridge family of controllers pick...

19 by Anton Shilov on 1/8/2018

AMD Updates Ryzen SKU Pricing To Counter Intel

LAS VEGAS, NV — 2017 was by many measures a breakout year for AMD and some of the first news out at the beginning of 2018 is its plans...

32 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/8/2018

ORIGIN PC Intros Next-Gen Customizable Desktops: Genesis, Millenium, and L-Class

LAS VEGAS, NV — Custom desktop maker ORIGIN PC has announced chassis updates to its existing Genesis (full tower) and Millennium (super tower) gaming desktops, as well as updates...

6 by Joe Shields on 1/8/2018

It’s Actually an Intel Chip: Rivet Networks Launches the Killer Wireless-AC 1550

LAS VEGAS, NV — One of the main criticisms about the Killer network controllers, either wireless or wired, is that they aren't Intel. The hardware isn't Intel, or the...

19 by Ian Cutress on 1/8/2018

HP at CES 2018: HP Spectre x360 using Intel with Radeon RX Vega M, $1370

LAS VEGAS, NV — On the back of Intel's announcement for its new product line, Intel with Radeon RX Vega M Graphics, two OEMs have come forward as launch...

8 by Joe Shields on 1/8/2018

HP at CES 2018: Envy x2 with 6W Core-Y and LTE

LAS VEGAS, NV — For 2018, HP is updating the Envy X2. These updates focus on longer battery life and connectivity, which HP says will give users the ability...

3 by Joe Shields on 1/8/2018

Intel Core with Radeon RX Vega M Graphics Launched: HP, Dell, and Intel NUC

Intel’s Performance Numbers *Disclaimer: All performance numbers in this section are from Intel and have not been independently verified On the face of it, this new product is a 7th Generation...

66 by Ian Cutress on 1/7/2018

Intel's Hades Canyon NUCs with Radeon Graphics are Official: $799-$999, Shipping in Spring 2018

LAS VEGAS, NV — Intel's Skylake-based Skull Canyon NUC has been a popular mini-desktop since its launch in early 2016. We didn't see a corresponding Kaby Lake version...

50 by Ganesh T S on 1/7/2018

Best Motherboards: Q1 2018

This past year has offered an extremely wide selection of motherboards and chipsets to choose from. AMD’s Zen and Threadripper, Intel’s Kaby Lake and Coffee Lake, and enterprise options...

26 by Ian Cutress on 1/6/2018

Lenovo’s ThinkPad T580 Launched: Quad-Core CPU, 4K LCD, 32 GB RAM, Up To 27 Hrs Battery Life

Lenovo this week refreshed its ThinkPad T500-series laptops for performance-demanding users. The new ThinkPad T580 integrates Intel’s quad-core 8th Generation Core i5/i7 processors, faster memory, improved storage, optional GeForce...

17 by Anton Shilov on 1/5/2018

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