Products expected to hit the market in 2014 and 2015

Intel showcases portable all-in-one ‘Black Brook’ desktop PC

Intel has showcased a portable all-in-one desktop PC expected to hit the market this year.

The ‘Black Brook’ desktop design is an all-in-one PC with up to a 27-inch touchscreen display, which can be unplugged from its docking station and carried around like a large-format tablet.

The prototype device, which Intel said it expects to reach the market in a range of consumer devices during 2014 and 2015, was revealed as part of Intel’s reveals at GDC 2014, where it outlined its vision of ‘revitalising the desktop’.

Intel also made a number of other announcements, including:

  • An eight-core Extreme Edition version of the Core i7 processor based on Intel’s new X99 chipset – said to be the “first eight-core desktop processor [and] the first desktop platform supporting DDR4 memory”.
  • A 20th-anniversary ‘Anniversary Edition’ of the Pentium processor, including “unlocked” clock speeds, Intel Quick Sync Video and support for Intel 8 and 9-series chipsets.
  • An unlocked ‘Devil’s Canyon’ fourth-gen Intel Core CPU, which Intel advertises as featuring "improved thermal interface material”, “updated packaging materials” and support for the Intel 9 series chipset.

 Take a look at the Black Brook ‘next-gen’ desktop PC below:

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