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Intel and company show off range of new tablets running Windows 8 and Atom Z2760

Intel and its partners unveil a wide array of Windows 8 and Atom Z2760 powered tablets

| Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones News | Posted: Sep 27, 2012 7:30 pm

People looking to get a Windows 8 x86 tablet at launch will now be able to start researching just which one they would like to buy. Intel and its partners have unveiled a wide array of tablet designs and experiences with the only common factor running through all of them being Windows 8 and an Intel Atom Z2760.

 

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"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," said Erik Reid, general manager, Application Processor Platforms for Intel's Mobile and Communications Group. "When people or corporations buy a device with Intel Inside, they're getting the best of Windows 8 features with a computing experience that just works."

 

New tablets being shown off today come from the likes of Dell, Acer, ASUS, Fukitsu, HP (seen above), Lenovo, Samsung, and ZTE. The designs vary from business models to consumer models, but Intel is saying they can go as thin as 8.5mm (nearly as thin as the iPhone 5!) and as light as 1.5 pounds.

 

Intel's testing model reportedly allows for 3 weeks of connected standby and more than 10 hours of local HD video playback. Of course, production models will vary, however, it looks like Windows 8 x86 tablets may just be able to compete with the iPad and other Android tablets. And considering this is Intel's first tablet chip, it will only improve from here.

 

The whole press release is below for reference:

 

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 27, 2012 - Intel Corporation and its OEM partners today 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 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," said Erik Reid, general manager, Application Processor Platforms for Intel's Mobile and Communications Group. "When people or corporations buy a device with Intel Inside, they're 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 the thinnest, lightest tablets built on Intel® architecture -- 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 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.

 

Tablets and tablet convertibles powered by Intel Atom processors and running Windows 8 deliver a highly intuitive and responsive experience 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, people will experience incredibly 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 deliver the mobility and experience that business users desire and set a new bar for addressing 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 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.

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