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posted by chromas on Thursday October 04 2018, @11:00PM   Printer-friendly
from the IME+LTE=♥ dept.

Intel's Customized SoC for HP: Amber Lake-Y with On-Package LTE Modem

Announced earlier this week, HP's Spectre Folio convertible notebook already looks remarkable due to its leather exterior. As it appears, the system is as impressive inside as it is on the outside, as it incorporates a custom Intel's Amber Lake-Y multi-chip-module that features an LTE modem.

According to a report from PC World, the internal design of the Spectre Folio PC convertible notebook was co-developed by HP and Intel engineers under Intel's Innovation Excellence Program, which is aimed at enabling PC makers to bring state-of-the-art designs to the market. The product uses a tiny, jointly-designed motherboard that measures only 12,000 mm2 and is based around a unique multi-chip module that carries Intel's Amber Lake-Y SoC, a PCH (platform controller hub), and Intel's Intel XMM 7560 LTE Advanced Pro Cat16/Cat 13 modem.

[...] Intel is not new to selling complete platforms comprised of a CPU, a chipset, and a communication module. Back in 2000s the company made a fortune selling its Centrino-branded sets containing the aforementioned elements. By selling multiple chips at once, Intel naturally increases its revenue, whereas system vendors ensure compatibility. Therefore, platform-level integration is a win-win for all parties. With that said, this is the first time we've seen Intel put a CPU, a PCH, and a cellular modem onto one multi-chip-module in this fashion. So this may be the start of a trend for the company.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday October 04 2018, @11:11PM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday October 04 2018, @11:11PM (#744380)

    They named their computer the Spectre Folio, instead of the Meltdown Folio.

    • (Score: 2) by arslan on Friday October 05 2018, @12:59AM

      by arslan (3462) on Friday October 05 2018, @12:59AM (#744417)

      Uhhh... Spectre... as in James Bond Spectre...

      Why? Because it probably doesn't only contain just an LTE modem, probably a bunch of other spook chips sitting next to it to exfiltrate data and comms... someone, somewhere is stroking a furry cat looking at a gigantic wall of LED panels and cackling maniacally..

  • (Score: 2) by requerdanos on Friday October 05 2018, @12:32AM (4 children)

    by requerdanos (5997) Subscriber Badge on Friday October 05 2018, @12:32AM (#744405) Journal

    Intel Integrates LTE Modem

    The management engine could now phone home literally, instead of just figuratively.

    • (Score: 2) by takyon on Friday October 05 2018, @01:21AM

      by takyon (881) <reversethis-{gro ... s} {ta} {noykat}> on Friday October 05 2018, @01:21AM (#744436) Journal

      I'm not satisfied until it has an integrated neutrino emitter.

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    • (Score: 3, Insightful) by MostCynical on Friday October 05 2018, @02:51AM

      by MostCynical (2589) on Friday October 05 2018, @02:51AM (#744474) Journal

      New required casemod: Faraday cage

      Chicken coops start to appear in basements..

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      "I guess once you start doubting, there's no end to it." -Batou, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 05 2018, @02:52AM (1 child)

      by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 05 2018, @02:52AM (#744475)

      The LTE modem probably will have the ability to be turned on/used by the Intel ME.

      But, it probably works the other way too. Current basebands integrated into SOCs for phones, can be controlled from the tower and (usually) have direct access to the same memory as the main processor.

      Double back-doored.

      • (Score: 1, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 05 2018, @04:36AM

        by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 05 2018, @04:36AM (#744504)

        My arse is sore just thinking about that.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 05 2018, @02:48AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 05 2018, @02:48AM (#744472)

    HP-Cihicom. Fuck you Intel.

  • (Score: 1, Offtopic) by realDonaldTrump on Friday October 05 2018, @04:50AM

    by realDonaldTrump (6614) on Friday October 05 2018, @04:50AM (#744509) Homepage Journal

    They put Modem into computer. Nobody thought they could ever do that. And they put computer into this beautiful, and very strong, leather case. Our computers industry and our cattle industry, our wonderful cattle ranchers, are working together -- PERFECTO.

    And you know, Coal is a big part of that too. Beautiful Clean Coal. I talk to the Coal miners, they love to mine Coal. They love the Coal. These are great people and they love not only beautiful, clean Coal, they love lots of other things we are doing well. West Virginia is back, a lot faster than even I thought it could happen. Backstage, I get hugged by miners, these massive guys. I say, so would you like to make computer widgets? Nope, we want to dig coal. They have no interest in delicate computer parts. Zero interest. But, without Coal you can't have computer. Can't happen, folks. We brought back Coal and it's making our whole Country MUCH STRONGER!!!

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 05 2018, @07:53AM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 05 2018, @07:53AM (#744547)

    Does it run Linux? Or at least Chrome? Or Android? Or BSD of any flavor?

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 05 2018, @08:12AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 05 2018, @08:12AM (#744550)

      Does it run Linux? Or at least Chrome? Or Android? Or BSD of any flavor?

      Of course it will, Ubiquitous surveillance

      (to the tune of 'Every sperm is sacred.')

      Every OS is supported,
      Every OS is pwned.
      If an OS is missed out,
      Five Eyes gets Irate...

  • (Score: 2) by shortscreen on Friday October 05 2018, @08:31AM

    by shortscreen (2252) on Friday October 05 2018, @08:31AM (#744555) Journal

    is getting stuck with Intel's shitty GPU.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 05 2018, @06:07PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 05 2018, @06:07PM (#744737)

    fuck both of you whores (intel and hp).

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