Asus releases VivoStick
Published in Notebooks


At least in Japan

Six months after showing us its Windows computer-on-a-stick, Asus is finally selling its VivoStick – at least to the Japanese.

Lenovo’s Android based Yogabook leaked
Published in Notebooks


True 2-in-1

Lenovo’s Yoga brand is rather nice when you look at Windows machines, but its Android flavour has been a bit of a yawn, lacking all of the windows flavour's adaptability.

Cherry Trail-based Beelink BT3 mini PC reviewed
Published in Reviews


Review: 14nm silicon makes a big difference

A year ago we had a chance to test a couple of Beelink micro PCs, including a stick PC, and we were pleasantly surprised; not only by the performance offered by Intel’s venerable 22nm Bay Trail processors, but by the build quality of these diminutive PCs.

Intel upgrades Compute Stick with Core M CPUs
Published in News


Launches new Intel Atom Cherry Trail model as well 

At CES 2016 show in Las Vegas, Intel had quite a lot of new things to show, including a whole new line of Compute Stick devices powered by its latest Skylake-based Core M chips as well as a new entry-level Compute Stick based on Intel Cherry Trail Atom chip.

Cherry Trail VOYO A1 Plus notebook reviewed
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Review: Lenovo Yoga lookalike on a budget

A couple of months ago, Asian tech sites started talking about a new trend among Chinese tablet manufacturers. Since the tablet market was overheating, manufacturers were looking beyond tablets to ensure growth. Intel’s new 14nm processors were just what they were looking for, as they enabled them to start building inexpensive ultraportable notebooks. Many of them are marketed as “ultrabooks” but unlike proper Ultrabooks, they’re not based on “big core” processors.

Intel Atom x5-Z8500 reviewed in Teclast X98 Pro tablet
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Review: Beefed up GPU trumps Bay Trail

It’s been almost two years since we reviewed our first device based on Intel’s Bay Trail Atom System-on-Chop (SoC). Obviously, it’s time for a refresh, and it comes in the form of the eagerly anticipated Cherry Trail platform. To be more precise, Atom x5- and x7-series parts, codenamed Cherryview, are the new 14nm chips, while x3 branding is reserved for SoFIA chips.

Cherry Trail ends up in $99 tablets
Published in Notebooks


That was fast

Intel’s new 14nm Atoms have already made their way to commoditised tablets, and the entry level Atom x5-Z8300 will power $99 tablets. 

Cherry Trail Atom Z8300 tested in Tronsmart Ara X5 micro PC
Published in Reviews


Review: 14nm Atoms hit sweet-spot for tiny boxes

Intel's new Cherry Trail Atoms are poised to revamp a few of market segments, namely 2-in-1s, tablets, and cheap mini PCs. So how does the new 14nm silicon compare to good old Bay Trail?

ASUS unveils Windows 10 running VivoStick
Published in Mobiles


Get your PC on a stick

In addition to a crazy liquid cooled notebook and a crazy looking router, ASUS has unveiled the new VivoStick mini-PC at the IFA 2015 show in Berlin.

Intel rebranding Atom processors in Core-like fashion
Published in Processors


Atom x3, x5 and x7

Intel has announced plans to rebrand Atom processors, giving the whole line-up a new naming scheme similar to Core series CPUs.