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Intel Core M Chips: Tablet Turbocharge
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Michael Endler
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Michael Endler,
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6/4/2014 | 2:52:36 PM
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Yeah, it's a little disappointing Intel wasn't ready to offer more detailed information about power consumption and battery life. But I think it's safe to say the chips will let OEMs go wild designing thin, light devices.

Apple got better battery life out of the fourth-generation chips than almost anybody, so I too am curious to know what they could do with Broadwell processors. Then again, there's been some online chatter than Apple might actually stick an A8 processor in its alleged fanless MacBook. Take that with an appropriate grain of salt, but it would be an interesting development.
Charlie Babcock
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6/4/2014 | 2:38:17 PM
Sleekness personified: Core M, Core K chips
These chips will be used in a next generation of sleek new products. Today's sleek and chic will start to look clunky.
Li Tan
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Li Tan,
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6/4/2014 | 3:44:07 AM
Re: Nice names
I am more interested in Apple and would like to see what Apple will do with the new chip. Another thing I would like to know that, how much energy it will consume? How long the battery will last? Did it have some improvements from energy consumption perspective?
Michael Endler
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Michael Endler,
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6/3/2014 | 3:01:42 PM
Re: Nice names
Intel runs ads for "Intel tablets." Most of them don't even bother to talk about an operating system-- just the difference it makes to have "Intel inside." So they're trying to grab some consumer mindshare. Not sure how much traction they're gaining. That said, I think that even if the new chips don't grab attention, they'll enable new devices that do-- e.g. 12-15-inch hybrids and tablets that are thinner and lighter than virtually anything on the market, and that almost all have near-Retina screen density.Hopefully they're not all $700+. I could see the cheaper tablets remaining ARM and Atom.

Although I won't lie-- when I saw the new chips, I was less interested in, say, the Asus hybrid than in what Apple might do with these and the mythical 12-inch fanless MacBook Air that's been in the rumor mill for a while.
Lorna Garey
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Lorna Garey,
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6/3/2014 | 2:53:42 PM
Nice names
I must say, "Devil's Canyon" sure beats names like "Core M" and the like!

What percentage of tablet buyers do you think are even aware of the chip, mugh less make a selection based on that information? I'm betting it's a minority. Do you think Intel  plans to try and change that, to market its silicon as better than offerings from AMD and ARM?


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