25 February 2015

Intel mobile devices: so much to choose from

Shopping for a new PC? Maybe a laptop will do instead of a desktop, or even a tablet. The number of devices that are powered by Intel come in more shapes and forms than ever before.

“2015 is the Year of the Goat - an animal generally regarded as curious, clever, and ambitious. These values and aspirations are also shared by Intel as we continue to push the boundaries of computing," notes Sumner Lemon, Country Manager, Intel Singapore & Malaysia.

A recent Intel Chinese New Year Gift Guide shows the wide range of mobile devices now available with "Intel inside":

The Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro has a hinge inspired by luxury watch bands that supports a wide range of positions. From S$2,299.

The Acer Aspire Switch 12 is billed as a '5 in 1' as it can be used in five ways. According to Acer, the device can be used as a laptop, tablet with or without keyboard, or desktop PC via five modes (notebook, pad, display, tent and desktop). It costs S$1,098.

Dell’s Inspiron 13 7000 Series is the classic '2-in-1', combining a 13.3” tablet with built-in stylus with the storage and performance of a laptop. From S$1,199.

Leaning more towards a tablet but boasting the power of an ultrabook, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 features a 12" high definition display and a choice of Intel Core i3, i5, or i7 processors. It also comes with a stylus, called the Surface Pen. From S$1,108. 

Need them more compact? The ASUS Transformer Book T100 is a tablet that can be detached from a keyboard. It runs on Intel Atom processors, has a free one-year subscription of Microsoft Office 365, and long battery life. From S$569.

Lenovo’s Yoga Tablet 2 Pro features a built-in projector. From S$1,199.

If it is affordability that is the criteria, the ASUS MeMO Pad 8 may be it. This 8" tablet has a quad-core Intel Atom processor for smooth multitasking, web surfing, and multimedia playback. From S$499.

The Acer Iconia Tab 8 W comes at an even lower price-point. This is a full Windows 8.1 tablet with a quad-core Intel processor and a free one-year subscription to Microsoft’s Office 365, which costs S$98 a year for the Personal edition. From S$249.

And for contrast, a 27" all-in-one PC from HP. The HP ENVY Recline 23 TouchSmart has an Intel Core i7 processor and 16GB of RAM. Its flexible stand allows many levels of adjustment. From S$2,099.

*All images from Intel.