Intel Releases Arc, Now We Have a Three-Horse Race

With Intel’s release of the new Arc processor, there are now three big players in the race to put an artificial intelligence chip in every home and business. Microsoft, Google, and Intel are all looking to stake their claim as the dominant AI chip maker of the future. But who will be the first to bring it mainstream? And what does this mean for Apple?

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Before we dive in

Read up on all of your competitors. And I don’t mean just reading their press releases and marketing material. I mean know their products better than you know your own. Not only will you learn how to differentiate yourself (or if it’s even possible), but you’ll also gain a competitive edge and can confidently explain why yours is better, cheaper, or faster in any given situation. Never be afraid to ask questions (within reason). Because it’s not just your imagination: There really are two kinds of people in the world. Ones who let other people tell them what to do. And ones who figure things out for themselves… so get out there and make some friends!

Compared to Today’s Smartphones

Today’s smartphones are capable of doing so much more than ever before. They have cameras and touchscreens and can run apps and stream video content. But with these advancements come high costs. The newest release from Intel might not completely level that playing field but it does bring more processing power to a lower price point—perhaps enough to give Apple and Samsung cause for concern.

Design Factors

While a number of different processors have been released under one banner or another—Athlon 64 and Athlon X2/X4 come to mind as solid contenders to replace Pentium IIIs and Athlons, respectively—the Intel Pentium III has always been alone in its niche. The Core 2 Duo changed that somewhat; with dual cores on board and adequate performance at low clock speeds (particularly in server environments), it threatened to cannibalize some of Intel’s other lines and that just can’t be tolerated. The solution: an upgrade without an upgrade price. Enter AMD’s new chipsets – codenamed Mohawk – which should give us something comparable to Intel’s offering for slightly cheaper than $600 or so.

First Impressions (Hold/Size)

There’s no shortage of phablets on the market today—and almost as many phones and tablets in between—but Intel’s new line of products really do stand out. The 10.1 inch Arc has been called everything from an oversized smartphone to a small tablet. But it doesn’t matter what you call it because it is beautiful and looks like an entirely different product than anything we’ve seen before. While I can’t speak for its technical aspects (yet), I can say that it features solid build quality along with innovative design touches not found anywhere else on the market today. A world phone (meaning U.S., Canada, and Europe) as well as global service, doesn’t hurt either!

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