P1080067 CES 2013: Intel broadens mobile computing entry with latest Atom chips

Intel has unveiled a slew of new mobile products at CES 2013, with Atom-powered smartphones,  Ultrabooks that consume even less power than before, and all-in-one computers with a battery built right into the screen.

Intel has unveiled a slew of new mobile products at CES 2013, with Atom-powered smartphones,  Ultrabooks that consume even less power than before, and all-in-one computers with a battery built right into the screen.

With the smartphone market continuing to boom, Intel is hoping to carry forward its popular brand from PCs to the mobile sector, predicting the Intel Inside label will act as an attractive incentive to buy an Android device with an Atom processor over the myriad of other mobile processors out there.
 
P1080056 CES 2013: Intel broadens mobile computing entry with latest Atom chips
 
Intel is boasting speeds of 1.2GHz for the Z2420 Atom processor, with Hyper-Threading Technology, 1080p hardware-accelerated encode and decode, and support for up to two cameras and a 5 megapixel burst mode for capturing seven pictures in less than a second.
 
The company is already looking to the future, however, with the Z2580, codenamed Clover Trail+, set to be a dual-core processor with a dual-core graphics engine.
 
Intel is not ignoring the tablet market either, noting deals it has made with Acer, ASUS, Dell, Fujitsu, HP, Lenovo, LG and Samsung for Windows 8 tablets running on an Atom Z2760 processor.
 
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A next-generation 22 nanometer quad-core Atom System-on-Chip (SoC), codenamed Bay Trial, is set to release around Christmas of this year, which should double the computing performance compared to current Intel-powered tablets. Intel will also be enhancing security features to attract more enterprise customers.
 
The chip giant is not forgetting its Ultrabook range, with plans to offer third-generation Intel Core processors that can operate as low as seven watts, making for even thinner designs that require substantially less power to run. First to hit the market will be Lenovo's IdeaPad Yoga 11S and a detachable Ultrabook being designed by Acer.
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Battery life is a key focus for Intel in the coming year, with fourth-generation Intel Core processors expected to bring huge improvements, allowing users to get up to nine hours out of a single charge, or a whopping 13 hours when docked, as the company demonstrated with a new Ultrabook design that converts into a 10mm tablet, codenamed North Cape.
 
Intel highlighted the capabilities of its hardware in a demonstration where an Ultrabook was controlled via movement of the user's hands, fingers, and face, all picked up by a 3D depth camera, in addition to responding to voice commands. Intel has dubbed this technology Perceptual Computing and is offering developers a beta SDK to play with.
 
All-in-one computers might be taking a back seat to newer types of devices in recent years, but Intel still believes in them, showcasing an adaptive all-in-one with a battery built into the screen, allowing it to be picked up and moved to anywhere in the home, essentially delivering a halfway point between a standard all-in-one PC and a tablet computer.
 
“The best of Intel is coming to a mobile device near you,” said Kirk Skaugen, VP and GM of the PC Client Group at Intel. “We are set to deliver the biggest increase in battery efficiency in Intel's history with 4th generation Intel Core processors, while adding broad new human interfaces to computing devices through touch, voice, facial recognition, and gesture-based interactions. We're also significantly extending the performance and power savings in Atom processors as we accelerate our mobile offerings in an unprecedented fashion in 2013.”