Intel & OEMs Unveil Range of Windows 8 Tablets

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Intel & OEMs Unveil Range of Windows 8 Tablets

Postby Mike10 » Thu Sep 27, 2012 6:41 pm

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.1

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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Re: Intel & OEMs Unveil Range of Windows 8 Tablets

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Re: Intel & OEMs Unveil Range of Windows 8 Tablets

Postby KnightRid » Fri Sep 28, 2012 4:48 am

I am curious what people think about the tablets with Windows 8.

I think it is a great idea to finally follow apple and make an os that is comparable across multiple platforms. I do think the MS tablets are going to be very overpriced (Just look at Surface) for coming into a market segment that is just plastered with Apple devices all over the place. If Microsoft wants to make a dent they need to outprice and outperform the ipad and iphone. You cant introduce a tablet that costs more or even the same as an ipad and think you will have millions of buyers, especially since those buyers probably have another tablet already.

It may catch on at the business level as long as everything between server and portable device can be done seamlessly and secure.

What do you guys and gals think? Windows 8 tablets a hit or miss? and why?
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Re: Intel & OEMs Unveil Range of Windows 8 Tablets

Postby Mike10 » Fri Sep 28, 2012 11:20 am

I think Win8 tablets will be more of a miss, mainly because of overpricing. You're right about outpricing and outperforming - a newcomer always has something to prove, end of story.

It also doesn't help that Win8 is shaping up to be another Vista in popularity, mainly due to Metro and other restrictions like the retarded multimonitor support and lack of Aero - it looks bland and so backward compared to the rich Aero look that I love. All the improvements to the OS under the hood will come to nothing with Microsoft trying to force users down a certain path like this.

So, to state the obvious, I'm sticking with Win7!
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