Intels near future computer products

By: Sandog
April 21st, 2013
7:45 am

Intels near future computer products

Hey guys,

Intel is continuing to lead its way and us on the correct computer progression path by engineering products that are smaller and use less power. Not only does Intel have to hit homeruns with every design in order to avoid getting caught in quicksand like AMD, their products have to adhere to and guide the changing market. Intel has concentrated on smaller dies, not increasing unnecessary core count, better power management, and multi-chip processors to combine functions. Intel has withdrawn from the ATX desktop boards as well moving away from its eventual demise. With all this Intel is able to help build devices which are smaller, have longer battery life, and are cheaper.

Intel has what is called the NUC (Next Unit of Computing). A small mobo in a box provides a mini computer complete with graphics that can run Windows. These will get more powerful as Haswell and Broadwell get integrated.
http://www.engadget.com/2013/04/09/i...ap-leak-i7-i5/

One of Intels new products is the Ultrabook, a sleek and thin folding laptop that lasts all day and can be used without the keyboard.
http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/...convertibility

Next up is Atom based touch screen devices like phones, PDA's, and small computers.
http://www.engadget.com/2013/04/17/intel-bay-trail-200/

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30 comments on "Intels near future computer products"

  • zepherzs
    April 21, 2013 at 7:53 am

    Neat Stuff!

  • Sandog
    April 21, 2013 at 8:01 am

    The NUC would probably be my next big upgrade to my home desktop system. There will be a need IMO to have a computer that is not portable or wireless (desktop) that will run a KVM with a big screen monitor and that offers modern features. After Intel drops the large desktop ATX products and starts concentrating on increasing the performance of the small NUC, it will gain popularity. ASUS and other mobo/device manufacturers will start producing units like this as well.

    I can see one of these small boxes someday with 16-32GB of DDR4 memory, solid-state storage, wireless device capability, and more sitting on my desktop. I would also own something like the Ultrabook to take with me places that would also synchronize with the desktop. Those and a regular cell phone are all I would want.

  • Sandog
    April 21, 2013 at 8:05 am

    Originally Posted by zepherzs
    Neat Stuff!
    Yep, and with them comes neat prices. Not like Apple .

    Apple does give you your monies worth but I am sure there is a market for devices in the $200-300 range as well for people who can afford it.

  • zepherzs
    April 21, 2013 at 8:12 am

    It would be hard for me to leave my Desktop setup for daily usage, but in the future the time may come for smaller and like you said have them be more portable, NUC.

    Digressing a bit, just finishing catching up on the other Haswell thread, now that Haswell is getting near, I almost, repeat, almost wish I waited from getting my Ivy Bridge which I love it! ..but 2x GPU, well I would prefer the Haswell of course then... speaking of GPU, I still find my self going back and forth between using the GTX 650 and the built HD4000 seeing if I could just stay HD4000 right along, and so far 99% of the time it's more than adequate.

  • zepherzs
    April 21, 2013 at 8:18 am

    Originally Posted by Sandog
    Yep, and with them comes neat prices. Not like Apple .

    Apple does give you your monies worth but I am sure there is a market for devices in the $200-300 range as well for people who can afford it.
    Reminds me of what BOSE does, markup way too much, but I suppose that's how they stay in business, but it needs to be a darn good product to fetch these high prices. Kinda like what I did getting an Oppo BDP-103 last week, but now I'm really digressing.

  • Sandog
    April 21, 2013 at 8:18 am

    BTW, I am trying to inform where the desktop is headed with these articles. I am not interested in buying any of this stuff ATT. But, if you know where the technology is headed you can kinda see where it will be at down the road. My new Haswell desktop will be awesome and relevant for 5yrs. By that time though can you imagine how far the ATX desktop computers will have fallen? It could very well be gone by then and can you imagine how far this NUC box will have risen?

  • zepherzs
    April 21, 2013 at 8:21 am

    Originally Posted by Sandog
    BTW, I am trying to inform where the desktop is headed with these articles.
    [...]
    sorry, didn't mean to digress too much, thanks
    I do like your articles.

  • Sandog
    April 21, 2013 at 8:28 am

    Originally Posted by zepherzs
    It would be hard for me to leave my Desktop setup for daily usage, but in the future the time may come for smaller and like you said have them be more portable, NUC.

    Digressing a bit, just finishing catching up on the other Haswell thread, now that Haswell is getting near, I almost, repeat, almost wish I waited from getting my Ivy Bridge which I love it! ..but 2x GPU, well I would prefer the Haswell of course then... speaking of GPU, I still find my self going back and forth between using the GTX 650 and the built HD4000 seeing if I could just stay HD4000 right along, and so far 99% of the time it's more than adequate.

    Yep, Intel is beating a path to better graphics. The Haswell with Crystal Well is like Haswell on graphic steroids. Given in a few years how far onboard graphics can progress I would think it would become 100% adequate.

  • Sir Skully
    April 21, 2013 at 9:25 am

    Originally Posted by zepherzs
    It would be hard for me to leave my Desktop setup for daily usage, but in the future the time may come for smaller and like you said have them be more portable, NUC.
    I'm waiting for these smaller portable pc's, to have the capability to
    project holographic images. Then that will spark my interest in
    the smaller portable devices. I'm retired an spend a lot of time at
    home, with no need for portable pc's...

  • zepherzs
    April 21, 2013 at 9:28 am

    Originally Posted by Sandog
    Yep, Intel is beating a path to better graphics. The Haswell with Crystal Well is like Haswell on graphic steroids. Given in a few years how far onboard graphics can progress I would think it would become 100% adequate.
    Did you mean to say The Haswell with Crystal Well is like ""Ivy Bridge"" on graphic steroids?

    iirc, Haswell built in GPU for Desktop will be 2x that of the HD4000 and for their Laptop version it will be 3x, is there any change to that?

    I wish! the sockets were the same for my Ivy Bridge so I could just plug in the Haswell in its place - then I would surly do that. Having to buy a new MB just to accommodate the Haswell... darn it!
    Maybe they make an adapter <g>



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