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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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Press-single_tablet_hand_multitasking.jpgThe Finnish mobile company Jolla today introduced its first tablet based on Intel technology. Jolla tablet will be the world’s first crowdsourced tablet project on the Indiegogo crowdfunding platform, offering its customers the opportunity to participate in the development of the tablet.  The new tablet is based on the Intel® Atom™ processor 3700 Series, running on the company’s independent operating system Sailfish, providing multitasking experience with Android application compatibility. Users can now contribute to this Jolla Tablet project through the Indiegogo campaign starting at $189 for the first contributors in all European Union countries, Norway, Switzerland, United States, India, China, Hong Kong and Russia. Jolla Tablet shipments are expected to start in the second quarter of 2015.

nokia_n1_perspectives.jpgNokia today announced the first Nokia-branded Android tablet based on Intel technology. The N1 offers an innovative interface called the Nokia Z Launcher and an industrial design by Nokia that focuses on simplicity. Powered by the 64-bit Intel® AtomTM Z3580 processor (codename Moorefield), the N1 features lightning-fast performance running the Android Lollipop operating system. The N1 is scheduled to be available in China in first quarter of 2015 for an estimated US$249 through a brand-licensing agreement with an original equipment manufacturer responsible for manufacturing, distribution and sales.


E FUN has released the 8-inch Nextbook, the company’s second Windows* tablet based on the Intel® Atom™ processor. The device will hit Walmart stores on Black Friday and will retail for $99. Powered by Intel, the device offers the power, performance and battery life to meet the needs of ultra-mobile, constantly connected consumers with a very attractive pricepoint. The device comes equipped with a one-year subscription to Microsoft Office 365 Personal, 1TB of OneDrive cloud storage and 16GB of internal storage. The 8-inch Nextbook available through Walmart also includes a bonus 16GB microSD memory card, which doubles the unit's storage capacity. As the holidays rapidly approach, Intel is powering a wide variety of affordable, high performance tablets that are ideal for just about anyone’s needs.

Dell announced two new Intel-powered, Windows-based tablets at its Dell World Conference this week. The Dell Venue 11 Pro 7000 Series is based on the Intel® Core™ M processor to offer businesses a thin, versatile and fanless tablet option. The 10.8-inch tablet will be equipped with 1920 x 1080 resolution display, 10-point multi-touch support, and the option of a keyboard and docking station. The Dell Venue 8 Pro 3000 Series is an affordable, 8-inch tablet that is powered by an Intel® Atom™ processor Z3480 and available in standard black or white color options. The Dell Venue 11 Pro 7000 and Dell Venue 8 Pro 3000 will be available for a starting price of $699.99 and $199.99, respectively.


CNK Digital announced a tablet that is designed for children and parents – the ClickN KIDS Tablet 2 – which comes pre-loaded with child-friendly features including educational programs and 30 premium games such as Looney Tunes* Phonics and SmartRunners. Powered by the Intel® Atom™ Processor, this tablet features lightning fast performance, high quality graphics, long battery life, front and rear facing cameras and 8GB of memory, and is the first Kid Safe Certified learning tablet powered by Intel. The device boasts a Dual Purpose Interface*, including parental control settings and a “Grown Ups” area that contains traditional tablet features, making it customizable for both parents and children. The ClickN KIDS Tablet 2 will be available at national retailers and priced at $99.95.

TrekStor, a well-known electronics company in Germany, is launching the TrekStor SurfTab® xintron i 7.0 tablet.  The SurfTab will be the first tablet developed under the Intel Reference Design for Android* program announced at the Intel Developer Forum in September. The program was developed to make it easier for tablets manufacturers to bring Android devices based on Intel® architecture to market.  As part of the program, Intel will provide Android operating system updates for tablets manufacturers.  Manufacturers save development costs and have shortened time to market while end users benefit from timely operating updates to their devices. The SurfTab xintron was designed for mobility with the Intel® Atom™ processor, a 17.7 cm screen, WLAN, Bluetooth* 4.0 and Miracast, in addition to advanced photo capabilities. With the program announced in September, Intel expects more devices based on the program to be introduced in the coming months.

E FUN, the fifth largest tablet supplier in the U.S., released its first Windows-based Nextbook, a new Intel-powered 2 in 1 tablet. The 10.1-inch ultra-portable Nextbook tablet leverages the power of an Intel® AtomTM processor for lightning-fast performance and long-lasting battery life, ensuring productivity and constant portability for users. The device comes packed with features such as a free one year subscription to Office 365 Personal, which includes 1TB of OneDrive cloud storage, as well as a detachable POGO keyboard and dual cameras with microphone. The Nextbook will be available in mid-November at Walmart stores nationwide and Walmart.com and in December at SamsClub.com.

HP unveiled the Stream 7 and Stream 8 tablets, two new Intel-powered tablets that will be available for the holiday season. The cloud-connected, Windows 8.1 tablets will run on Intel® Atom™ processor Z3700 series and include 1TB of Microsoft’s OneDrive storage as well as a one-year Microsoft Office 365 Personal subscription and 60 minutes of Skype credit per month. The Stream 8 tablet is equipped with 200 MB of no-contract 4G data. Unique features include a customizable Start screen, multi-user built in support and HP Connected apps that conveniently locate and bring  together digital content from multiple sources all in one place. Expected to be available for the holiday season, the 7- and 8-inch Stream tablets will be priced at $99.99 and $149.99 respectively.

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