Intel Corporation and its OEM partners have unveiled the first wave of new tablets and tablet convertible designs based on Intel Core vPro, Intel Core and Intel Atom processors, including the new Atom processor Z2760 (formerly codenamed Clover Trail).
The new Intel Atom 32nm processor-based devices provide consumers and business users with a wide choice of innovative, sleek and stylish designs with long battery life and class-leading performance. Additionally, they will be able to experience Windows 8 while continuing to run all the programs they know and love.
“This is just the beginning of Intel’s effort in the tablet market, and our goal is to deliver products that fit the spectrum of evolving needs of both consumers and business users without compromising on compatibility, experience or battery life,” says Erik Reid, general manager, Application Processor Platforms for Intel’s Mobile and Communications Group. “When people or corporations buy a device with Intel Inside, theyre getting the best of Windows 8 features with a computing experience that just works.”
Intel Atom Z2760: Powerful Computing On-the-Go
The Intel Atom Processor Z2760 allows for tablets built on Intel architecture to be as thin as 8.5mm and as light as 1.5 pounds making carrying and storing a powerful tablet less cumbersome and more convenient.
As more and more people take their devices on-the-go, such considerations as battery life and size have become increasingly important, and the chipmaker claims devices using the Intel Atom Z2760 offer a full-featured tablet computing experience that doesn’t compromise its performance over battery life. The dual-core, four-thread SoC provides exceptionally long battery life with more than 3 weeks of connected standby and more than 10 hours of local HD video playback.(1)
The Register’s Tony Smith reports that Clover Trail contains a dual-core x86 CPU capable of running at up to 1.8GHz in burst mode – maximizing the clock frequency as far as the chip’s temperature will allow – equipped with HyperThreading so the tablet operating system thinks it’s running on a four-core processor.
Smith also notes that the new Intel SoC also incorporates a 533MHz Intel graphics core plus 30fps 1080p capable video encoding and decoding engines, plus I/O controllers for USB, up to 64GB of Flash storage, LP (low-power) DDR 2 memory, HDMI 1.0, cameras of up to 8Mp, NFC and SD, and support for location and orientation sensors.
Tablets and tablet convertibles powered by Intel Atom processors and running Windows 8 support input using touch, keyboard and mouse or a pen, while providing capabilities such as Intel Burst Technology, Intel Hyper-threading Technology. Utilizing the multitasking capability of Intel architecture, users will experience fast response, allowing them to swiftly load and switch among their favorite applications.
Enhanced Security, Collaboration and Software Support in the Enterprise
Intel is enabling a choice of innovative mobile designs for the enterprise, including those powered by Intel Atom, Intel Core, and Intel Core vPro processors. Intel architecture provides corporations with the flexibility and compatibility they are used to, resulting in a lower total cost of ownership (TCO) coupled with the personalized productivity that people crave.
Intel tablets with Windows 8 support the millions of existing applications, devices and full-featured components used within corporations and include the security and manageability features corporate IT managers demand. Additionally, these devices easily integrate into existing corporate infrastructures, providing the ability to join a domain, access shared network resources and run both new Windows Store apps and familiar Windows desktop applications side by side.
The Intel Atom Processor Z2760 tablets address IT demand for built-in security and manageability with Windows 8. The new Intel Atom Processor Z2760 is built to seamlessly integrate into a business computing environment. Intel Atom Z2760 offers Secure Boot and firmware-based Intel Platform Trust Technology (PTT).
Intel Core processor-based tablets with Windows 8 will provide the intelligent performance and responsive power for the most productive and personalized employee experience. In addition, tablets based on the Intel Core vPro processors deliver the most comprehensive and flexible enterprise-class hardware-assisted security, manageability and virtualization capabilities for business computing.
With Intel vPro technology, Intel Core-based processors provide remote system access and management, regardless of power or OS state, and offer the most robust set of security features including Enhanced Intel Anti-Theft Technology, Intel Secure Key, Intel OS Guard, Enhanced Intel Identity Protection Technology, and Intel Trusted Execution Technology.
Intel says it is actively engaged with a broad cross-section of the software ecosystem to provide the best experience possible for applications running on Intel-based devices. With over 7,000 member companies, the Intel Software Partner program helps support optimization efforts by concentrating resources, references, and tools for software optimization into key Technology Focus Areas. Additionally, through the Intel Software Network, developers can connect with communities, tools, training and events to help deliver more efficient, higher-performing software to the market more quickly.