I do not really know how you can call a company which makes 3 BN$ (that is more thatn 20% of its annual income!!) benefits per year in trouble while still investing just about the same amount in R&D?Yea, I am not sure it is a good idea to make your lower priced cpu look so anemic. Atom in both x86 and android is what Intel needs to really make headway against ARM in tablet/phone space. Seems like Intel is slipping back into the attitude that got them into trouble in the first place, that is focusing too much on high end, high margin devices and neglecting atom. Even if it is a great product, I see Core M more taking market share from Intel's own laptop/ultrabook/convertible sales than making headway against Android/IoS.
Fanless means its going against iPads, Galaxy tabs and phones and iPhones, etc. If you don't care about those devices and are looking for a laptop replacement, SP2/SP3, then you should stop reading this article because you're not getting it here.I couldn't care less about fanless, so comparing to Atom is nearly useless. For those wondering about how it compares to an i5, the i5-4300U [SP3] got 2.82 in cinebench, vs 2.67 for this guy.