Wednesday, 23 August, 2017

Intel's credit card-sized PC ships in August

Intel showcases 'always connected' computer Intel releases Compute card with its partners during its Computex keynote
Earnest Maxwell | 01 June, 2017, 01:59

Intel's Compute Card is slightly longer than a credit card and can plug into a dock.

Compute Card is functionally a complete computer that's still small enough to fit inside a wallet.

Partnerships with brands like Dell, Lenovo, HP and Pasuntech were announced, but no products were declared as of now.

Intel's credit card sized Compute Card is reportedly set to start shipping from August, and nearly a dozen partners are ready to develop compatible products for the compact PC. The card also contains 4GB of DDR3 memory, flash storage (from 64GB of eMMC to a 128GB SSD); and WiFi and Bluetooth. LG is sticking the Compute Card in its monitors to turn them into all-in-ones. It had a slot for a Compute Card in the side and was easily portable with a carrying handle built right into the top of the case.

Today, Intel took the Computex center stage by storm.

Intel also gave us a taste of the types of devices the Compute Card could power. The company envisions a student removing the card from the laptop, and popping into a classroom whiteboard (Intel had a non-working prototype on display).

On the PC side, Intel noted that innovation is coming from across the ecosystem, from stylishly designed always-connected 2 in 1s, to incredibly powerful high-end desktops, to solutions that focus on delivering virtual reality rather than processing data from the real world.

On the desktop side, there was the launch of its most powerful desktop processors ever, as well as the comment that its next generation processors (8 gen Coffee Lake processors) will boast an increase of performance of more than 30% and arrive by the holiday season at the end of the year.

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