Intel Expects 35 Atom Tablets Coming 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.

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • NapoleonDK
    Moorestown vs Tegra 2. Ready.....FIGHT!
  • amdwilliam1985
    We need better specs and better prices.

    I like a tablet that's
  • jimmysmitty
    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.
  • formin
    what happened to 32nm?
  • ares1214
    Moorestown vs. Tegra 2 vs. ARM vs AMD...FIGHT
  • dogman_1234
    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?
  • alchemy69
    They're only expecting 35 of them? That's what I call a low yield.
  • chuenl
    Optimized = Slower
  • K-zon
    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.
  • stingstang
    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.