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January 9, 2011

Live at CES 2011: Intel gives the inside scoop on its new Core and Atom processors

Intel had big news of their own at CES this year with the unveiling of their second-generation of Core processors, code-named “Sandybridge”.  The new lineup is faster, smaller and lighter than ever before, meaning Core-powered Windows PCs will have better overall performance, smoother, faster video, and exceptional battery life. 

Anand Lakshmanan from Intel walked me through the new architecture and why consumers like you and me should care, and afterwards, Intel netbook category manager Cindy Ng took some time to show me what Intel’s doing to innovate in the netbook space.  Short version?  Lots.

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As one industry insider told me this week “The new Core lineup might be the biggest thing in silicon since the debut of the original Pentium.”  After seeing the new processors in action, I’m inclined to believe him.

I’ll be at CES 2011 for the entire show, meeting with our hardware partners to get a behind-the-scenes look at their newest, most innovative gear.  Keep up with me by following me on Twitter @BenThePCGuy, and let me know if you have any questions by sending me a tweet with the hashtag #askben