CES 2013: Intel's press conference live blog

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  • josh.miller 1/7/2013 9:13:20 PM
  • josh.miller 1/7/2013 9:13:36 PM
  • Josh Lowensohn 1/7/2013 9:13:53 PM
    OK, now we're getting a sneak peek of "Bay Trail," Intel's 22nm, quad-core chip for tablets that Intel says is twice as fast as current chips. It's available "holiday 2013."
  • josh.miller 1/7/2013 9:13:59 PM
  • Rich Brown 1/7/2013 9:14:03 PM
    Three Bay Trail devices on stage.
  • Rich Brown 1/7/2013 9:14:27 PM
    One other one, running Android.
  • Josh Lowensohn 1/7/2013 9:14:28 PM
    And Bell says there are actually three tablets on stage running the newer chips, including one running Google's Android.
  • josh.miller 1/7/2013 9:14:29 PM

    Three "Bay Trail" devices on stage.

  • Rich Brown 1/7/2013 9:14:41 PM
    Holiday 2013 release date for these/
  • josh.miller 1/7/2013 9:15:23 PM
  • Josh Lowensohn 1/7/2013 9:15:44 PM
    Bell wraps up and we've got Kirk Skaugen on the stage to talk about convergence of notebooks and tablets.
  • Rich Brown 1/7/2013 9:15:47 PM
    Now highlighting convergence, "ultrabook convertible and detachable."
  • Rich Brown 1/7/2013 9:16:09 PM
    AKA, we don't know which one of these consumers will like, so let's try everything and see what happens.
  • dan.ackerman 1/7/2013 9:16:30 PM
    Problem with current-gen Atom laptop/tablet/hybrids is that they offered little price incentive over more powerful systems.
  • josh.miller 1/7/2013 9:16:41 PM

    Kirk Skaugen

  • josh.miller 1/7/2013 9:16:56 PM
  • Josh Lowensohn 1/7/2013 9:17:14 PM
    Skaugen bringing us back to the company's announcement back in September about its 4th gen Intel Core processors. Skaugen says that its special, lower-power 3rd gen chips are shipping today which run at 7 watts instead of 10 watts, which means thinner tablets and notebooks with longer battery life.
  • josh.miller 1/7/2013 9:17:16 PM
  • Rich Brown 1/7/2013 9:17:29 PM
    Bringing third gen Core down to ~10 watt threshold. That works for tablets, need to be more efficient to bring Core to smartphones. More on that in a few.
  • josh.miller 1/7/2013 9:17:38 PM
  • Josh Lowensohn 1/7/2013 9:18:14 PM
    Skaugen brings out an ultrabook convertible from Acer, which will be out "this spring" that's 20 percent thinner than what Acer was able to do before with previous chips.
  • josh.miller 1/7/2013 9:18:22 PM
  • josh.miller 1/7/2013 9:18:38 PM

    Kirk Skaugen highlighting convergence, with some ultrabook convertibles and detachables. Here's Lenovo's Yoga 11S. CNET's Rich Brown says the varied swath of convertibles translates to Intel saying, "we don't know which one of these consumers will like, so let's try everything and see what happens."

  • Josh Lowensohn 1/7/2013 9:19:22 PM
    And another demo unit from Lenovo due out in June that's similar to the Yoga model that can work as a notebook, tablet and "tent mode." This was the 11S model announced yesterday. It can even run Civilization 5.
  • Rich Brown 1/7/2013 9:19:24 PM
    Lenovo Yoga 11 on display now, announced yesterday. Ackerman likes it.
  • josh.miller 1/7/2013 9:19:25 PM
  • dan.ackerman 1/7/2013 9:19:30 PM
  • dan.ackerman 1/7/2013 9:19:52 PM
    Link is hands-on with Yoga 11S -- Windows 8 version -- www.cnet.com
  • josh.miller 1/7/2013 9:19:53 PM
  • Josh Lowensohn 1/7/2013 9:20:07 PM
    Skaugen says the company is shipping 140 designs of ultrabooks.
  • Rich Brown 1/7/2013 9:20:28 PM
    First mention of Haswell at this event now, Intel's next-gen Core chip. Get ready for "fourth gen" Core CPUs, folks.
  • Josh Lowensohn 1/7/2013 9:20:56 PM
    By the end of this year we'll see $599 touch-based computers because of this breadth, Skaugen says.
  • Rich Brown 1/7/2013 9:20:59 PM
    Haswell due out later this year.
  • dan.ackerman 1/7/2013 9:20:59 PM
    Uh, we already had $550 touch laptops for Holiday 2012...
  • Josh Lowensohn 1/7/2013 9:21:29 PM
    @dan.ackerman Get your facts out of here!
  • dan.ackerman 1/7/2013 9:21:45 PM
    Bay Trail and Lexington info at this link: ces.cnet.com
  • josh.miller 1/7/2013 9:22:12 PM
  • Josh Lowensohn 1/7/2013 9:22:35 PM
    "Every single day we're getting more and more mechanical innovation," Skaugen says, showing off a 12.8 mm thick 15-inch notebook from NEC. "They've done an absolutely phenomenal job on this."
  • josh.miller 1/7/2013 9:22:49 PM

    From inches to millimeters in ultrabooks.

  • Josh Lowensohn 1/7/2013 9:23:31 PM
    Between 2011 and 2012, the low voltage chips the company makes has grown 5x in popularity, Skaugen says.
  • josh.miller 1/7/2013 9:23:46 PM
  • josh.miller 1/7/2013 9:23:50 PM

    Skaugen notes that Haswell (the company's 4th gen Core model) is really the first chip the company's made with ultrabooks in mind. Everything else was effectively retrofitted. The platform will also have a mandatory touch requirement.

  • Rich Brown 1/7/2013 9:24:32 PM
    "Interact naturally with touch and voice," says the slide. Has voice input ever felt natural on any device?
  • Josh Lowensohn 1/7/2013 9:25:00 PM
    Skaugen notes that Haswell (the company's 4th gen Core model) is really the first chip the company's made with ultrabooks in mind. Everything else was effectively retrofitted. The platform will also have a mandatory touch requirement.
  • Josh Lowensohn 1/7/2013 9:25:44 PM
    The new chips will also sport "all day battery life," though no number was given out.
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