Intel to Broaden Market for Fanless Tablets, Ultrabooks with 14nm Intel Core M
June 3, 2014 10:42 AM
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Intel announces its “most energy-efficient Intel Core processor” to date
When it comes to processors used in today’s computers (be they laptops, desktops, or servers), Intel remains the king. However, as consumers find themselves increasingly moving away from being tied down to a desktop towards mobile devices, Intel still wants to be at the forefront of innovation when it comes to processor performance and efficiency.
With processors based on
clearly dominating in the smartphone and tablet space, Intel is looking to push back heavily starting at the convertible PC level and downward. To show its commitment, Intel is introducing a new Core M processor that is based on the
. Intel calls the Core M the “most energy-efficient Intel Core processor” to date, and states that the processor will enable a broad range of thin, lightweight, and more importantly, quiet mobile devices.
Intel's Llama Mountain reference design
Compared to the previous generation Core offerings, the Core M will have a 60 percent lower TDP, 20 to 40 percent better performance, and a 50 percent smaller package footprint.
At Computex, Intel demoed a 2-in-1 device with Core M, codenamed
, which pairs a 12.5” fanless tablet with a detachable keyboard. The tablet itself is just 7.2mm thin, and weighs 1.48 pounds. For comparison’s sake, the recently announced Surface Pro 3 features a 12” display, is 9.1mm thin, and weighs 1.76 pounds.
Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 is 2.1mm thicker than the Intel reference design
One of the first products to use the new Core M processor is the ASUS Transformer Book T300 Chi which runs Windows 8.1. This convertible PC features a 12.5” IPS display (2560x1440), detachable keyboard, and integrated LTE connectivity.
ASUS Transformer Book T300 Chi
There’s no word yet on availability for the Transformer Book T300 Chi, or other devices that will use the Core M.
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RE: Not much to go on here.
6/3/2014 5:26:04 PM
"It's not a done deal yet, but in terms of markets Intel and MS actually care about ($300+ devices), I think they predicted well and made the right business moves."
Maybe... Through it all they did both remain incredibly profitable, but I cant help to think about the lost opportunities if they had both been up to the mobile task years earlier... Or even if Intel hadnt sold off thier ARM business a decade ago. I remember having a Tungsten T3 with an Intel StrongARM CPU back int he day, but they sold the whole ARM business unit off to Marvell (If I recall correctly). If Intel had that ARM business we could potentially be on faster ARM chips now.
Meh, maybe its a good thing. This whole mobile boom loosened both MS and Intel's grip on the industry, so we all benefit from the added competition.
RE: Not much to go on here.
6/4/2014 7:27:41 AM
I think it played out well for everyone.
As you mentioned, we got competition due to MS and Intel letting others win the low end computing market.
Meanwhile, Intel's failure to market BayTrail (especially when running Android) as "good enough" kept Core processor demand mostly intact, and this at least slowed down the oft-predicted "end of PC era". MS also furthered this goal by bringing multitouch to PCs.
Smartphones are a different story, though. Definitely lost opportunities there.
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