New Intel Chips Bound To Reach Windows 8 Tablets This Year

  • Quad-core processor
  • Windows 8 and Windows 8.1
  • Official Launch late 2013

Intel announced today its upcoming Bay Trail processor to power the next generation of tablets this year.

  • Quad-core processor
  • Windows 8 and Windows 8.1
  • Official Launch late 2013

Intel announced today its upcoming Bay Trail processor to power the next generation of tablets this year.

The announcement was made at the company’s annual developer forum in Beijing,China with Intel China’s Weng Kuan, vice president and general manager of Mobile communications group providing the introduction on Intel’s next generation 22nm Atom Soc (system-on-chip), codenamed Bay Trail.

Bay Trail which is scheduled for release by late 2013 will deliver improved performance through the company’s first quad-core Atom SoC to date, delivering twice the computing performance of Intel’s current generation tablet processors. It will also include integrated security features and will allow designs as thin as 8mm (0.3 inches) while still having enough battery life to last a day.

The Bay Trail chip is expected to power the next generation of Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 tablets that will launch during the holidays of 2013. Manufacturers expected to adopt the new chip include HP, Dell, Acer and Lenovo.

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