Dell Stack is an Intel-powered mobile device with an unknown fate
Dell and Intel may still be working on a powerful Windows 10 mini-tablet with phone capabilities
Intel canceled its Atom line of chips for mobile devices, but Dell might be considering to build a powerful Windows 10 Mobile device with Intel’s Kaby Lake processors instead. According to @evleaks, Dell and Intel started a project in mid-2014 to build a device with a dual-core x86 Intel processor in different hardware configurations. Such a device would include a full-HD display with a diagonal between 6 and 7-inches, 4 GB or 8GB RAM, 128 GB or 256GB storage.
The current state of the Dell Stack project is unknown. The initial plan was centered on a x86 device, with a screen up to 7 inches in order to fit in the pocket, offering an uninterrupted workflow for business and regular users. Stack would definitely have Continuum, a built-in function of Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile, so the users would be able to use Stack as a phone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer.
Evleaks also reveals that such a device would require a 3.5 watt power as a phone/mini tablet, but when docked it would transition to a 12 watt power draw. Dell was planning Stack as a thin device (up to 9 mm), with two cameras and an Iris Scanner. The problem here is that Windows Mobile still doesn’t support x86 processors.
With Microsoft’s future improvements for Continuum in Windows 10 Mobile in 2017, Dell might have put Stack on hold, replaced the laptop-class Intel processor with an ARM-based chip, or completely canceled the project. VentureBeat informs that the project was not supposed to be released before Spring 2017, so we had to wait to learn whether some form of Stack will ever see the daylight.
Source: Venture Beat