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Intel Reportedly Testing Core M Processors In Phablets


A more powerful alternative to Atom chips?

IFA is officially kicking off today, and Intel is getting into the swing of things by announcing that they’re testing their Core M processors in phablets. If you’re not familiar, Intel’s Core M family of processors is the company’s answer to extreme mobile computing, powering notebooks such as Apple’s Macbook and ASUS’ Zenbook UX305.


Obviously the Core M processor is a step up above the company’s Atom series of processors in terms of performance, and should give a performance boost to mobile devices that use it. After all, if it’s powerful enough to power the Macbook, just imagine what kind of performance you’ll be getting if it’s shoved in a device that’s as small as a phablet. Just imagine a phone that’s similar to the Zenfone 2 with 4GB of RAM, but instead of Atom it’s powered by a Core M processor. Tasty.


John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.

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  1. My worry: Will it fry eggs? Even MediaTek’s Helio X20 reportedly heats up less than that barbecue griller from Qualcomm.

    1. Remember the original “heat wars” where Intel was suffering spaztastically? They’ve apparently learned their lesson since then and are now probably the most self-conscious of the big SoC makers about that issue and other efficiency benchmarks. If you’re the proud owner of an ASUS Zenfone then you’ll know Intel has a clear winner here if they keep moving, especially since their architecture is very kind to developers.

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