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New DisplayPort 1.3 standard supports 5K monitors

Monitors and TVs supporting 4K resolution are just arriving, but the new DisplayPort 1.3 is already looking forward to 5K resolution.

By Agam Shah | 16 September, 2014 05:22

Tags: peripherals, VESA, monitors, Components, displays

PC confusion to linger on Intel's quick jump to Skylake

Laptop and desktop buying decisions may get confusing in 2015 as Intel introduces PC chips based on two different architectures -- Broadwell and Skylake -- in the same year, something the chip maker rarely does.

By Agam Shah | 16 September, 2014 04:21

Tags: hardware systems, Components, laptops, intel, processors

Microsoft expanding Windows on Devices program

Microsoft is expanding a program to put Windows in smart devices, robots and Internet-connected appliances, following overwhelming response for developer hardware.

By Agam Shah | 12 September, 2014 03:42

Tags: IDF, Microsoft, hardware systems, Components, intel, processors

Dense server battle to heat up with Intel's Xeon D next year

Ahead of competition from ARM servers, Intel is putting more weight in the server space with a new Xeon D family of chips, which will be in systems next year.

By Agam Shah | 11 September, 2014 12:55

Tags: IDF, servers, hardware systems, Components, intel, processors

Wire-free laptops will hit the market next year, Intel says

Laptops that require no wires for charging, display, data transfers or docking will be available by the end of next year, an Intel executive said Wednesday.

By Agam Shah | 11 September, 2014 07:10

Tags: IDF, hardware systems, laptops, Components, intel, processors

Smartphones under $US100 with Intel chip could ship next year

Intel will ship its low-cost Sofia mobile chip to device makers by the end of this year, so smartphones and tablets priced less than $US100 could be on the market early next year.

By Agam Shah | 11 September, 2014 04:36

Tags: IDF, consumer electronics, smartphones, Components, intel, processors

Intel pastes second screen on prototype laptop

Forget laptop stickers: Intel's pasted a second screen on a prototype laptop it showed at its annual developer conference.

By Agam Shah | 10 September, 2014 14:44

Tags: IDF, hardware systems, laptops, Components, intel, displays

Intel developing sensor chips for wearables, robots

Intel is developing a family of sensor chips that the company hopes will ultimately be used in robots, wearables, drones and other electronics.

By Agam Shah | 10 September, 2014 10:30

Tags: IDF, consumer electronics, Components, intel, processors

Intel hopes to replicate successful PC strategy in wearables

For Intel's CEO, the recipe for success in wearables mirrors a strategy that made it the dominant player in PCs decades ago.

By Agam Shah | 10 September, 2014 05:11

Tags: business issues, IDF, consumer electronics, Components, intel, processors

Intel's Skylake chips set for PCs and tablets next year

Intel showed off the first PC containing a next-generation chip based on the upcoming Skylake architecture, set to be in PCs and tablets in the second half of next year.

By Agam Shah | 10 September, 2014 03:59

Tags: IDF, hardware systems, Components, intel, processors

Hands on: Dell's thinnest Venue 8 7000 tablet with 3D camera

Intel calls Dell's new Venue 8 7000 the world's thinnest tablet, and there's a lot to like about its paper-thin design and its 3D-sensing camera that is for more than just selfies.

By Agam Shah | 10 September, 2014 02:02

Tags: IDF, Dell, hardware systems, tablets, intel

How Intel plans to find its way in smartphones

Smartphone success has eluded Intel for years, but the company's CEO hopes to reverse its fortunes by drawing lessons from an aggressive strategy that made it a major player in the tablet market.

By Agam Shah | 10 September, 2014 02:02

Tags: IDF, business issues, Components, processors, intel

Lenovo, IBM x86 server strategy gets clarity as acquisition looms

With Lenovo expected to close its IBM x86 server business acquisition by year end, a glimpse at the combined server product line has emerged.

By Agam Shah | 09 September, 2014 06:02

Tags: business issues, IDF, servers, IBM, hardware systems, Lenovo, Mergers and acquisitions

Beefier servers pack more storage, DDR4 memory

Chasing data-center trends, top server makers have made storage and memory capacity a priority in their new servers.

By Agam Shah | 09 September, 2014 05:56

Tags: IDF, Dell, servers, IBM, hardware systems, Lenovo, intel, Hewlett-Packard

Intel wants to modernise datacentres with new Xeon server chips

Intel has designed its latest server chips to provide the building blocks to modernize "legacy data centers" by providing more processing cores, throughput and power-saving features.

By Agam Shah | 09 September, 2014 04:13

Tags: IDF, servers, hardware systems, Lenovo, Components, intel, processors

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