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During the "Game"-Changer session today at the Intel Developer Forum 2015, Doug Fisher, senior vice president and general manager of the Software and Services Group and Kirk Skaugen, senior vice president and general manager of the Client Computing Group talked about how computing has always been at the heart of the gaming industry and the PC remains the number one platform for gaming. Intel is supporting the gaming industry with computing performance and new innovations, opening up new opportunities for developers. Gamers and developers joined Doug and Kirk on stage, discussing how gaming is extending its influence to other industries such as toys, advertising and eSports by embracing new technologies including virtual reality and Intel RealSense technology for new, immersive gaming experiences. Read the blogs from Doug and Kirk for more details or visit the IDF press kit.

The Microsoft Surface 3 (4G LTE), based on the Intel® LTE Advanced XMM™ 7260 Modem and Intel® Atom™ x7 processor, the highest performing processor in the Intel Atom™ product family, is now available for purchase at AT&T stores in the U.S., providing the option of mobile-broadband for a flexible computing experience.   Powered by Intel Atom processors, both consumers and business users of Surface 3 will be able to enjoy the full Windows experience, ability to upgrade to Windows 10, great performance and long lasting battery life.  With the Intel LTE Advanced XMM 7260 modem, users will also enjoy constant productivity with 4G LTE connectivity.  The Microsoft Surface 3 (4G LTE) can be purchased for $0 down and $30 per month with an AT&T Tablet Installment plan.

For kids, summer means endless sunny days of school-free fun. For busy mothers, it is code for schedules that need to be coordinated, activities that need to be planned, and days that are even more hectic than ever. Summer months can be some of the most challenging for active moms. Check out this illustration featuring Intel’s tips on how to combat summer challenges with the help of technology, and learn how a tablet can ease the stresses of the summertime blues.

Westgate Resorts, a timeshare and hospitality company which manages 13,500 villas at 28 resorts, is working with Intel and Microsoft to digitize their sales and marketing efforts with Intel-powered Windows devices. The company will arm all of its customer-facing crew with an Intel® Core™ processor-powered Microsoft Surface Pro 3, improving sales process efficiency, reducing paper usage, boosting sales productivity and enhancing overall customer experience. Additionally, after sales close, Westgate customers will be gifted with an Intel® Atom™ processor-based tablet. These customers will be able to enjoy the power, performance and battery life offered by the tablets, while staying in touch with Westgate through a customized property owner application on the tablet, fostering a more engaged customer base for the company.

Intel Senior Vice President Kirk Skaugen joined ASUS Chairman Jonney Shih on the eve of Computex 2015 to introduce the latest Intel-powered devices resulting from the ongoing collaboration between the two companies. Together, Shih and Skaugen unveiled a series of new devices based on Intel architecture, including the ZenPad 7.0, ZenPad S 8.0 and Zen AiO. The ZenPad 7.0 is a 7-inch tablet featuring the Intel® Atom x3 processor (SoFIA). The ZenPad S 8.0 is an 8-inch tablet powered by a 64-bit Intel® Atom™ Z3580 processor (Moorefield) and is the world’s first 8-inch mobile device with 4GB of RAM. The Zen AiO Series is a premium range of All-in-One PCs for the home that is powered by the next generation Intel® Core™ processors.

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Today Dell unveiled the Dell Venue 10 7000, a premium Android tablet powered by a quad-core Intel® Atom™ Z3580 processor. The razor-thin device features a detachable, magnetic keyboard to enable enhanced productivity and can be used in five different configurations: tablet, slate, stand, tent and clamshell modes. Ideal for both work and play, the Venue 10 7000 also boasts the Intel® RealSense™ snapshot depth camera and the Dell Gallery application. Dell also announced the availability of the Venue 10 (5050) for Education and an update to Android 5.0 Lollipop on its award-winning Venue 8 7000. The Venue 10 7000 starts at USD $499.00 and will be available on Dell.com in the United States, Canada and China starting May, 2015.

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ASUS, AT&T and Intel introduced the ASUS MeMO Pad 7 LTE, an affordable Android* tablet powered by a quad-core Intel® Atom™ processor and paired with the LTE Advanced Intel® XMMTM 7260 modem. The ASUS MeMO Pad 7 LTE provides extensive battery life and enables users to quickly and seamlessly access apps, browse the Internet and enjoy quality entertainment and gaming. The tablet also boasts dual front stereo speakers, a high-definition IPS+ display with a 178-degree wide viewing angle, and a five megapixel rear-facing camera with advanced shooting modes such as Time Rewind and Selfie. The ASUS MeMO Pad 7 LTE, priced at $8.75 per month for 20 months with the AT&T Tablet Installment plan, or $74.99 with a two-year agreement, will be available in AT&T stores, www.att.com, and select national retailers beginning April 10.

Surface 3 powered by the Intel Atom x7 processor

Surface 3 powered by the Intel Atom x7 processor

Today, Microsoft introduces the new Surface 3, powered by the recently announced Intel® Atom™ x7 processor, the highest performing processor in the Intel Atom™ product family. The Intel Atom x7 processor doubles the graphics performance over the prior generation processor.  Surface 3 is the thinnest and lightest Surface yet and is optimized to run Windows and Office at an affordable price. The Surface 3 will be available for pre-order starting today on March 31.

In order to help people understand the level of processor performance and make an informed purchase decision based on their needs, Intel® Atom™ processors will now be offered in three distinct brand levels in a good/better/best construct - the Intel Atom x3, x5 and x7 processors. This change will start with the next generation of processors. Intel Atom x3 processor provides basic, but genuine Intel-level tablet, phablet and smartphone performance.  Intel Atom x5 processor has more capabilities and features for people who want an even better experience, and the flagship Intel Atom x7 processor provides the highest level of performance and capabilities for the Intel Atom family. The Intel Atom processor is designed to provide the best battery life with great performance for tablets, phablets, smartphones and other mobile devices. This infographic lists Intel’s consumer brand portfolio for consumer devices including the Intel® Core™ processor, Intel® Core™ M processor, Intel Atom processor, Intel® Pentium® processor and Intel® Celeron® processor.

 

Infographic: Intel Drives Performance Across the Board with New Processors

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Election Systems and Software announced a new ExpressPoll Pollbook Tablet, based on the Toshiba Encore 2 Windows* tablet powered by the quad-core Intel® Atom™ processor. The new fleet of pollbooks aims to enhance the voting experience, making it quick and convenient for voters to electronically check-in, validate and update their registration information and view important election details. The Intel Atom processor provides the pollbook with fast, reliable performance with long battery life. ES&S provides election equipment, such as the new ExpressPoll Pollbook Tablet, to 41 states and more than 2,400 county-level governments, powering democracy and ensuring accurate and fair elections. ES&S will be exhibiting this new technology at the National Association of Secretaries of State conference on February 11 and 12 in Washington, D.C.

The Intel-powered Jolla tablet, the world’s first crowdsourced tablet project, will be available for a new phase of crowdsourcing for consumers to contribute. This new phase will help lower the cost of the tablets and help introduce more options to the Jolla tablet series. For example, the 64GB option will be introduced in addition to the 32GB that was launched in the first phase. The tablet reached its first phase of crowdsourcing goal within two hours when it was announced last November. In fact, it raised over US$1.8 million, five times of its original target, in the first 21 days. The Jolla tablet is based on the Intel® Atom™ processor 3700 Series, runs on the company’s independent operating system Sailfish OS, and provides a smooth multitasking experience with Android application compatibility. The Jolla Tablet is available starting at US$219, and it is expected to ship in second quarter of 2015.

HP announced new Intel-powered devices to bring innovation to the education experience. New thin and light laptops include the Intel® Core™-powered HP ProBook 11, the HP Stream 11 Pro and HP Chromebooks based on Intel® Celeron® processor. The HP Pro Slate 10 EE G1 Android tablet based on Intel® Atom™ processor Z3735G improves learning and student engagement through customized tools and flexible connectivity, and the HP Pro Tablet 10 EE G1 Windows* tablet, also powered by an Intel Atom processor, offers a natural handwriting experience. Backed by the performance, power and battery life fueled by Intel processors, each device improves productivity and encourages learning beyond the walls of the classroom.

Dell Inc. today announced a collaboration with Intel on the latest social film titled “What Lives Inside.” The film will be directed by two-time Oscar-winner Robert Stromberg (“Maleficent”) who is inviting the public to collaborate with him to complete the film by submitting character sketches and drawings for potential inclusion. Submissions will be accepted on www.WhatLivesInside.com and the winning drawings will be handpicked by Stromberg to appear in the film. The films stars Colin Hanks (TV’s “Fargo”), J.K. Simmons (“Whiplash”) and Catherine O’Hara (“Best In Show”) along with the world’s thinnest tablet, the new Dell Venue 8 7000 Series tablet with Intel® RealSense™ technology-based snapshot and Intel® Atom™ processor. The series will debut on March 25 exclusively on Hulu. View the press kit for more information.

Toshiba announced the Intel-powered Satellite Click Mini and Encore 2 Write tablets today. Satellite Click Mini is a detachable 8.9-inch device that offers both laptop and tablet capabilities. Encore 2 Write Tablets come in screen-sizes of 8-inch and 10.1-inch with TruPen™ technology for taking notes, sketching and editing photos. The thin and light devices are powered by the Intel® Atom™ Z3735F processor, providing lightning-fast performance and portability with long battery life. The Encore 2 Write tablets will be available starting on January 11 at select retailers, including Microsoft Stores and on toshiba.com/us. The Satellite Click Mini will be available in Europe during the first quarter of 2015.

 

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Today Dell announced an array of both new and refreshed devices at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas including 2 in 1s, laptops, tablets and all-in-ones. The Dell XPS 13 and 15 2 in 1s and the Dell Inspiron 15 5000 and 7000 Series laptops are all powered by the just-released 5th Generation Intel® Core™ processor. The Dell XPS 13 is the world’s smallest 13-inch laptop, featuring the first virtually borderless infinity display, powerful performance and up to 15 hours of battery life. The Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Series laptop and the Inspiron 23 All-in-One desktop will launch with Intel® RealSense™ 3D Camera Front F200 technology. Dell also debuted Alienware 15 and 17 gaming laptops, powered by Intel® Core™ i7 quad-core processors. The laptops are 20 percent thinner than their predecessors and make overclocking possible so users can experience exceptional gaming performance. The much-anticipated Dell Venue 8 7000 Series tablet, powered by an Intel® Atom™ Z3500 series processor with Intel RealSense Snapshot was selected as 2015 CES Innovation Award Best of Honoree and is now available for purchase on Dell.com and select Best Buy stores.

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