At Computex 2014, Intel introduced a new line of processors Core M with 14-nm architecture Broadwell, who have no higher TDP of 10 W, do not require active cooling and are designed for use in thin notebooks and tablets. Apparently, these devices are not the cheapest, since the initial niche still occupied processors Atom.
For such tablets Intel is going to introduce a docking station that lets you easily transform the tablet into a desktop computer, in this case will also automatically improves performance by about 30%. This will be achieved by automatically overclocking the CPU and the heat generated additional dock will be removed due to an active cooling system. A similar approach in his time offered AMD Turbo technology in its Dock .
Opportunity to do one device seem attractive to many, and to some extent it is already being implemented in modern hybrid computers. Some light on the development opportunities docking stations also shed Intel plans to implement the standard WiGig, designed to save computers from wires.
It is reported that in the first half of 2015, Intel will introduce a docking station with support for WiGig, which will become part of a wireless system Maple Peak, providing data transfer speeds of up to 7 Gb / s. This standard will output video with a tablet or laptop into two independent monitor connected to the docking station.
Thus, the entire periphery of the screen, and will be connected to the wireless docking station, but there is a question about charging the tablet. It will also be carried out without wires: at Computex 2014 Intel demonstrated a prototype Rezence-panel charging power 20 W – later models will provide 50 watts.
As you know, AMD is also working on the idea of standardization docking stations – at Computex 2014 the company introduced with VESA final specs open standard wired docking stations DockPort .
During the exhibition, Intel showed a reference design tablet Llama Mountain, which proved to be even thinner than the iPad Air, however, his weight was 670 ASUS has also introduced a similar tablet Transformer Book T300 Chi thickness of only 7.3 mm. Its diagonal reaches 12.5 “at 2560 × 1440.
It should be noted that the recently introduced 12 “tablet Microsoft Surface Pro 3 does not take advantage Broadwell, and paves the Haswell processors of the previous generation and is equipped with a special cooling system with a fan. Thickness is 9.1 mm.