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What to expect from Intel, Microsoft, Valve and other PC players at CES 2014

Traditional PCs are no longer the most talked-about topic at the Consumer Electronics Show, but there are a few companies that could make waves in computing at this year show. Here's what to expect.

Computing

How Intel’s new Atom chips could finally make fast Windows 8 tablets cheap

The upcoming release of Intel's new Bay Trail based Atom processors will provide PC manufacturers their first opportunity to sell powerful yet affordable tablets and convertibles for less than $600. Some tablets may even hit the market for as little as $199.

Computing

Transformers galore: Asus shows off an armada of convertible tablet-laptops

Asus has announced the Transformer T100, a 10.1-inch, 2-on-1 tablet PC that runs Windows 8.1. Equipped with the latest Intel Atom processor, the T100 offers up to 11 hours of battery, but pricing starts at just $349.

Computing

ZTE Grand X2 launches, packs a 2GHz Intel Atom chip

ZTE has announced the Grand X2, a new Android smartphone in its expanding range of Intel-powered devices, and this one packs a 2GHz Z2580 Clover Trail+ processor.

Mobile

Intel hopes its new Atom will revitalize Windows 8 tablets

Windows 8 tablets can't really be classified a success, partly because Windows RT is a confusing mess and the ARM chip in the Surface is pretty disappointing. However, it's Intel to the rescue as the chip-maker gears up to introduce its latest Atom processor.

Mobile

Price check! Intel says Windows 8 touch products will drop to $200

Intel CEO Paul Otellini says that the price of Windows 8 tablets and touch laptops could drop to as low as $200 thanks to Intel's quad-core Bay Trail chip, which will debut on devices this holiday season.

Computing

Intel releases ‘optimized’ Android 4.2 release, hinting it will dual-boot with Windows 8

While it's still a pre-alpha build, Intel has released a special Android build for Windows, suggesting that pretty soon there will be tablets that dual-boot Windows alongside an x86 edition of Android

Android Army

Should you accept Atom in your next PC?

Intel's Atom processor has re-appeared in tablet and convertible PCs. Should you buy a device powered by Atom, or is the chip best left to rest in netbooks?

Computing

Intel cranks up the pressure, as ZTE and Motorola prepare to release Atom-powered Android smartphones

ZTE has announced the Grand X IN, an Intel Medfield-powered Android phone, while Motorola prepares to join the party in September.

Android Army

Meet the Orange San Diego, the UK’s first Intel Medfield-powered Android phone

UK network Orange has launched the San Diego, an Android phone powered by Intel's Medfield Atom processor.

Android Army

Intel partners with Google to optimize Android for Intel chips

Intel will attempt to shoulder its way into the cell phone and tablet market by partnering with Google and bringing Android to Intel chips.

Android Army

Hands-on with Intel’s line of Atom-based tablets, including the MeeGo WeTab

Intel showed off 10 different devices in New York this week. We went hands-on to check out its obscure lineup of Atom-based tablets.

Android Army

Intel smartphone push postponed – again

Intel has a strong grip on the PC market, but mobile is another story. The manufacturer says it will continue to focus on this arena.

Mobile

Cisco Cius Android-powered tablet aims at enterprise

The tablet market may be focused on consumers, but networking giant Cisco wants to bring a high-def, 7-inch tablet to enterprises.

Computing

Gigabyte planning dual-boot Windows/Android tablets

Hoping for the best of two worlds in one tablet? Gigabyte says its tablet plans include a model that can dual-boot Windows and Android.

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