Shenoy talking about Haswell and Bay Trail, which both debuted last year
James Martin5/6/2014 5:27:07 PM
seth.rosenblatt5/6/2014 5:27:41 PM
New Bay Trail Chrome OS devices: Asus, Acer, Toshiba, and Lenovo will have Bay Trail Chromebooks debuting throughout the year
James Martin5/6/2014 5:27:49 PM
seth.rosenblatt5/6/2014 5:28:01 PM
the N20p announced last night, coming in August
James Martin5/6/2014 5:28:12 PM
john.falcone5/6/2014 5:28:25 PM
Here are our hands-on impressions of the Lenovo N20/N20p: www.cnet.com
seth.rosenblatt5/6/2014 5:28:56 PM
now onto Chromebooks for education
seth.rosenblatt5/6/2014 5:29:34 PM
Video time: the Science Leadership Academy in Philly is using Chromebooks for its students.
James Martin5/6/2014 5:29:47 PM
seth.rosenblatt5/6/2014 5:29:53 PM
"they don't have to bring their charges because they have a really long battery life"
Eric Franklin5/6/2014 5:30:06 PM
Now showing shaky-cam documentary-looking video showcasing Chromebooks in schools.
seth.rosenblatt5/6/2014 5:30:17 PM
school principal: Chromebooks good for 90 percent of what you do in school
James Martin5/6/2014 5:30:29 PM
seth.rosenblatt5/6/2014 5:30:49 PM
other laptop shown in the video with the Chromebooks: a black Macbook
seth.rosenblatt5/6/2014 5:31:10 PM
Chromebook Yoga, announced earlier this year, will come with Bay Trail
seth.rosenblatt5/6/2014 5:31:23 PM
I'm a big fan of the Yoga line, I have a Yoga 13 at home and in the office.
James Martin5/6/2014 5:31:33 PM
James Martin5/6/2014 5:32:05 PM
john.falcone5/6/2014 5:32:06 PM
.... and here's our hands-on evaluation of the ThinkPad 11e (available in Windows and Chrome flavors): www.cnet.com
seth.rosenblatt5/6/2014 5:32:17 PM
"Bay Trail is optimized for power, optimized for performance"
Eric Franklin5/6/2014 5:32:25 PM
Intel's Education Chromebook reference design shown. Actual product coming from CTL later this year.
seth.rosenblatt5/6/2014 5:32:31 PM
Up to 11 hours of battery life, up from 10 on Haswell
seth.rosenblatt5/6/2014 5:32:46 PM
first Chrome devices that will be fanless, 15 percent lighter
seth.rosenblatt5/6/2014 5:32:57 PM
first with 802.11ac
seth.rosenblatt5/6/2014 5:33:19 PM
The Yoga is the closest you'll get to a Chromebook tablet.
James Martin5/6/2014 5:33:21 PM
Eric Franklin5/6/2014 5:33:57 PM
I like laptops with touch and it's great on a Yoga-type system, but otherwise I forget it's even there.
seth.rosenblatt5/6/2014 5:34:05 PM
AH. Thanks for the correction, Ian Ray. Not a black Macbook, but a Chromebook with an Apple sticker over the Dell logo.
seth.rosenblatt5/6/2014 5:34:17 PM
one more thing!
seth.rosenblatt5/6/2014 5:34:47 PM
Intel intends to ship its first "conflict-free" chip this year
seth.rosenblatt5/6/2014 5:35:01 PM
tin, tantalum, gold, tungsten
James Martin5/6/2014 5:35:17 PM
seth.rosenblatt5/6/2014 5:35:28 PM
the mines where these metals are dug up are often in "rough areas of the world"
seth.rosenblatt5/6/2014 5:36:05 PM
Intel is making an effort to raise awareness of where the precious metals come from
seth.rosenblatt5/6/2014 5:36:26 PM
video: "i'm an intel engineer, but more importantly i'm a human being"
James Martin5/6/2014 5:37:32 PM
seth.rosenblatt5/6/2014 5:37:34 PM
Intel's video is good PR, but it doesn't say where or how the conflict-free chips are mined. A good move, but too light on details.
Eric Franklin5/6/2014 5:37:52 PM
Intel saying it will no longer get its minerals from mines controlled by warlords is a great sentiment. I'm just curious how they'll actually pull this off and in what volume these "conflict-free" processors will be produced.
seth.rosenblatt5/6/2014 5:37:56 PM
All the devices shown off today will be powered by conflict-free Bay Trail and Haswell chips
James Martin5/6/2014 5:38:27 PM
seth.rosenblatt5/6/2014 5:39:02 PM
Shenoy summarizing the event: "a lot of new news, and expect more from us as we head into the Q4 time frame"