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12:17pm – And that's a wrap from Kilroy at the keynote address.
12:15pm – Kilroy says 1.4 billion transistors in the fourth-generation 22nm chipsets. Desktops, notebooks, tablets, phones, embedded systems – the range of devices that Intel has a chip inside. Intel is clearly on one knee on the Computex stage trying to woo PC makers to continue their partnership. “90 percent of notebooks come from Taiwan and 80 percent of branded tablets” come from Taiwan, says Kilroy.
12:10pm – Intel has a couple of actors on stage showing the benefits of 2-in-1 devices, tools like depth cameras, stylus etc.
12:05pm – Intel wants to change the PC camera. Regular web cameras don't show the real picture, says Kilroy. Creative Sense 3D Camera, will be available in Q3. Intel will be integrating “depth cameras” in their products by next year. Users can manipulate and interact with images shot by the camera. Intel is demonstrating how it can be handy in a practical environment like a busy hospital.
Creative Sense 3D depth camera in action
12:01pm – Intel now has a Taiwanese artist Jolin Tsai on stage. There was no grand introduction, but Kilroy says “You're a living example of 2-in-1,” referencing her dancing and singing skills. Kilroy and the mystery musician now going through a number of devices now. She's looking for an Android game on a Windows 8 PC.
Taiwanese artist Jolin Tsai on the stage
11:59am – Iris graphics prowess being shown off. A Iris-toting PC competing against a three-year-old “fatbook” and Iris wins by a distance. There's no need for discrete graphics anymore, says Intel.
Iris vs the rest
11:55am – For the first time PCs will be SoCs like smartphones and tablets thanks to Intel's 4th gen chipsets and the Iris graphics processors. Now there's a video of Intel's customers and what they have to say about the fourth-gen Intel Core processors. Will be coming to a slew of devices this year. “This is our biggest generational leap,” says Kilroy.
Fourth-generation is here
11:52am – Intel says its partners have worked with them to popularise segments like Ultrabooks and 2-in-1 devices in terms of changing the design process of products and making thinner, lighter, touch-enabled devices possible.
How things have changed.
11:51am – Bay Trail chipset can deliver PC-like graphics performance. And now Intel is showing 4K video playing on a Gigabyte Windows 8 tablet. It's not local nor on Wi-Fi, but uses the integrated LTE chip in Bay Trail.
11:49am – Bay Trail now. Intel's chipsets for tablets. Will come in quad-core configurations and is claimed to be great for multimedia and game consumption. Will be featured in 2-in-1 devices like tablets with keyboard docks.
PCs vs tablets
11:45am – Intel Merrifield coming in 2014. Kilroy says Barcelona 2014 (that's Mobile World Congress, we reckon) will see new Merrifield-based smartphones with LTE and “great power savings.“
11:40am – A bunch of Intel devices displayed on the stage and Kilroy now dives into the next-gen development for Intel. Silvermont.
11:37am – Everday you spend 133,000 years on the net. 500 million status updates. An equivalent 56,000 Hollywood movies are uploaded every day to Youtube. Rapid innovation is happening and devices are evolving fast.
A slew of Intel devices
11:35am – Desktops evolved into all-in-ones and now all-in-ones are also evolving into exciting devices, says Kilroy. “The 2-in-1 era. We believe this is the way forward.“
11:33am – Kilroy talking about how Android has changed the face of the tablet market which was once dominated by Apple. We reckon a tablet-related announcement is coming soon.
Tom Kilroy on stage
11:30am – Intel's Tom Kilroy will be delivering the address and he's going over the history of computing and the company's place in it. “Industry dynamics are changing almost overnight!“
Intel’s keynote address at Computex is about to get underway in a few minutes. You can watch the address here.
While the company has already detailed the fourth-generation Intel Core processors and chipsets, we are itching to see how Intel plans to establish itself in the mobile processor market. We expect some announcements in relation to the smartphone and tablet CPUs as well as some stage time for the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0, which was announced yesterday and is powered by an Intel processor. We also expect to see some new hardware partners for the next-gen Intel processor.
Disclosure: tech2's travel to Computex 2013 was sponsored by Intel
Publish date: June 4, 2013 11:29 am| Modified date: January 7, 2014 11:53 am