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Intel Expects 35 Atom Tablets Coming in 2011

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Tablet explosion in 2011.

Tablets are the next big form factor now that netbooks have flooded the mainstream. Apple may have the market now with the iPad, but Intel is getting ready to jump in as the chipmaker's CEO said that there will be more than 35 tablets in 2011 with Intel inside.

Intel CEO Paul Otellini said, "We have two flavors of products; one carries our PC legacy, the codename is Oak Trail. This is for the Windows environment. That's important for people who want the advantage of PC peripheral compatibility. All the printers in the world work, all the USB drivers in the world work. Any PC peripheral will work perfectly well with Oak Trail. [It is a] very solid, high-performance, low-power version of Atom."

Otellini continued. "We have an even more optimized [Atom] version called Moorestown. For people who want the most lightweight, longest battery life, thinnest machine. It doesn't carry the PC compatibility. It's got the x86 instruction set, so Internet compatibility is there, but we're not worrying about legacy support [in Windows]."

This Intel slide some of the companies along with the which operating system they'll be employing in their Intel-based tablet. We suspect that there will be tablets aplenty all over CES 2011.

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    NapoleonDK , December 10, 2010 3:32 PM
    Moorestown vs Tegra 2. Ready.....FIGHT!
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    NapoleonDK , December 10, 2010 3:32 PM
    Moorestown vs Tegra 2. Ready.....FIGHT!
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    amdwilliam1985 , December 10, 2010 3:32 PM
    We need better specs and better prices.

    I like a tablet that's
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    jimmysmitty , December 10, 2010 3:45 PM
    NapoleonDKMoorestown vs Tegra 2. Ready.....FIGHT!


    While Tegra 2 will probably beat Moorestown in more advanced graphice I am pretty sure that Moorestown will spank it in power usage.

    They are a more dependant on the use type of thing. Tegra 2 will probably be better if you want more game like capabilitis but Moorestown will be better as a low poer device.
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    formin , December 10, 2010 4:21 PM
    what happened to 32nm?
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    ares1214 , December 10, 2010 5:58 PM
    Moorestown vs. Tegra 2 vs. ARM vs AMD...FIGHT
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    dogman_1234 , December 10, 2010 6:23 PM
    Intel has too high of expectations. Sure they can pull it off, but what makes them think that they will dominate the market? I thought ARM was more efficient than x86?
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    alchemy69 , December 10, 2010 7:40 PM
    They're only expecting 35 of them? That's what I call a low yield.
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    chuenl , December 10, 2010 8:33 PM
    Optimized [Atom] = Slower [CPU]
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    K-zon , December 10, 2010 8:49 PM
    Might be 35 versions of tablets. Idk. Sometimes i think when they make statements for release they dont get into all markets of statement for release. Why, i dont know.
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    stingstang , December 10, 2010 9:05 PM
    I'm suprized they are still pushing atom architecture. I remember reading that article on here pitting a lowered-voltage core 2 against the leading atom and beating it in both power efficiency and performance.
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    dEAne , December 11, 2010 1:24 AM
    Oak Trail and Moorestown are really good products for small time computing.
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    cookoy , December 11, 2010 1:57 PM
    now i got at least 35 choices to help me simplify my life.
    i'd take 2 tylenol tablets first.
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    Blessedman , December 12, 2010 1:35 AM
    chuenlOptimized [Atom] = Slower [CPU]


    Not necessarily remember the first core processors? way more efficient and way more powerful. I trust that Intel isn't going backwards any time soon.
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