Allwinner R58 Octa-core Processor Targets 2-in-1 Android Laptops

Allwinner R-series processor family, such as Allwinner R8, is supposed to target “IoT applications”, but IoT must have recently taken a whole new meaning as the latest Allwinner R58 octa-core processor targets 2-in-1 laptops running Android. Allwinner website however lists R58 as an high-end IoT platform for virtual reality and robotics. Allwinner R58 specifications: CPU – Octa-Core Cortex-A7 CPU up to 2.0 GHz GPU – PowerVR SGX544 GPU @ 600 MHz with support for OpenGL ES 2.0/1.1, OpenCL 1.1, DX 9_3 Memory 32-bit DDR3/DDR3L/LPDDR3/LPDDR2 SLC/MLC/TLC/EF NAND with 64-bit ECC eMMC V4.5 Video [email protected] video playback multi-format video playback, including H.264, MPEG1/2, MPEG4 SP/ASP GMC, H.263 including Sorenson Spark, WMV9/VC-1, JPEG/MJPEG, etc H.264 [email protected] or [email protected] video capture Display LVDS up to 1366×[email protected] or RGB LCD up to 2048×[email protected] 4-lane MIPI DSI up to 1920×[email protected] HDMI up to [email protected], HDCP V1.2 supported Dual display supported with LCD up to [email protected] and HDMI up to [email protected] Camera 5MP parallel CMOS sensor 8MP …

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Chromebooks with Mediatek MT8173 Cortex A72 Showcased at Computex 2015

Chromebooks were originally all based on Intel processor, but eventually ARM based Chromebooks got launched starting with Samsung Exynos, more recently Rockchip RK3288, and soon we’ll have Mediatek Chromebooks based on their latest Cortex A72 + A53 processor. The platform is still in development, but some prototypes are being shown up at Computex 2015 in Taipei. The full specs are not available but we do know the laptop features MT8173 SoC with 2x Cortex A72 cores, 2x Cortex A53 cores, and a PowerVR GX6250 GPU. NotebookItalia is at Computex and in their short video below with can hear the spokesman claiming support for 4K video playback, 2K display, and the presence of Type C USB port that can be used to connect device, but also charging the laptop. Mediatek Chromebooks should offer about twice the single thread performance as Rockchip RK3288 devices, thanks to the use Cortex A72 cores instead of Cortex A17 and a higher clock frequency (up to …

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