Intel has stopped the development of modular computers

Another promising idea went into the furnace. Intel announced the discontinuation of the development of modular

Computer Compute Card.

What a beast

Compute Card was conceived as cheaperoption to upgrade tablets and laptops. In a small block, the size of a credit card, it was planned to fit the processor, RAM, various modems and other components. The module was connected to the docking station of the mobile device and, if desired, it could be changed to a more advanced one.

At CES 2017, Intel showed a prototype of such a system, but recently it became known that the development is being minimized for unknown reasons.

"We still believe that modular computershave many opportunities for innovation. However, considering the best way to use this technology, we decided that we would not develop new Compute Card products in the future, ”reported Intel.

Apparently, the company has found the best implementationtechnology. It is also possible that the Compute Card simply did not find a response among manufacturers of portable devices - the development of a compatible product is expensive, and why give the user the opportunity to upgrade cheaply when it is easier to encourage him to buy a new devas.