Intel just revealed a series of Chromebooks based on its Haswell microarchitecture. The processors can be found in number of device brands such as Toshiba, Asus, Acer and HP.
The HP Chromebook features a 14-inch diagonal high-definition (HD) display. It also packs on a 16GB solid-state drive HDMI, USB 3.0 port and USB 2.0. The device features a combination of microphone and headphone jack.
For the past couple of months, Android devices have been selling faster and better than traditional personal computers. Intel wants to take advantage of this, thus the company has been focusing on Chromebooks and similar devices compared to the conventional WinTel market. WinTel is a category of Intel-powered personal computers using Micrsoft Windows.
Intel's focus on Chromebooks marks the era of smart devices.
Intel revealed that the company was a primary contributor to the Android OS. The chip giant has worked on enabling 64-bit kernel support for Android. The support system offers developers over 4GB worth of system memory to boost the performance of programs and applications. This makes it possible for smart devices to support apps like ultra-HD videos and similar formats.
Intel's vice-president and general manager of software and services, Dough Fisher, noted the following about the company's work on Chromebooks:
"As mobility becomes more personal and personalised, Intel is innovating to address this shift by creating a set of new services, user experiences and designs for consumers and also IT managers and business users to choose from."
"Our strategy is to help ensure Intel architecture offers the best experience across all devices, operating environments and price points," he added.
Intel has launched the newest Atom processor: the Z3000 series. The company claimed that the processor series is the first mobile quad-core system based on a chip's framework. Intel also said that their design will offer up to more than 10 hours of battery life. Devices can last up to three weeks on standby mode. This also includes an always-connected mobile experience.
The company's choice of backing up non-PC devices reflects the trend of the market nowadays. IT buyers are moving away from the traditional desktop and laptop computers. They want something more mobile and portable. In fact, tablets and smartphone sales are expected to increase by as much as 70% for this year up to 2017.
That is a very profitable market and Intel's aiming for it.
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