Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Intel starts Oak Trail production, counts on cheap tablets

updated 07:55 am EST, Wed November 24, 2010

Intel Oak Trail said in mass production

Intel has started full production of its Oak Trail platform for Atom-based tablets, insiders said Wednesday. The first processor to ship in the Atom Z600 series should be a Z670 running at an unknown clock speed with one Oak Trail chipset, SM35, to keep it running. Price would be the focus as the combination would cost about $25 when using Intel's in-house MeeGo platform, Digitimes tips said, with Microsoft's relatively expensive Windows 7 adding more.

The chip designer has acknowledged that it may have a long struggle in tablets but might help it compete primarily on price where it hasn't had the option before. Current tablets like the HP Slate 500 cost as much as $800, partly through the prices of the Atom chips themselves but also the parts needed to make them acceptable for tablet use. The Slate 500 needs a relatively large battery and has a Broadcom accelerator to support HD video where the Z600's graphics are fast enough on their own.

ARM is currently dominant in tablets through the iPad, Galaxy Tab and most others. It hasn't worried about Intel's short-term plans as it still claims an edge in battery life and currently has a performance edge for video.

The first Oak Trail tablets should be made public at the CES expo in January and could include Acer's 10-inch tablet.



By Electronista Staff
toggle

Comments

  1. fhurfhgj

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Nov 2010

    -6

    comment title

    your comment★★★★★★
    ONLINE STORE★——————- -( http://www.kohlscn.com )— ——————-—
    ★★★★★★
    Air jordan(1-24)shoes $33
    Handbags(Coach l v f e n d i d&g) $35
    Tshirts (Polo ,ed hardy,lacoste) $16
    Jean(True Religion,ed hardy,coogi) $30
    Sunglasses(Oakey,coach,gucci,A r m a i n i) $16
    New era cap $15
    Bikini (Ed hardy,polo) $25
    ——————- -( http://www.kohlscn.com )— ——————-—

    ★ FREE SHIPPING ★

  1. iphonerulez

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Nov 2008

    0

    I thought Atom chips were inexpensive

    and that's why netbooks are so inexpensive. What's the difference between an Atom-powered netbook and an Atom-powered tablet besides lack of a keyboard? At least it's good to hear that Oak Trail might not be the perfect solution against ARM processors.

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Razer Taipan mouse

The list of gaming devices is growing larger with each passing day. A large number of companies have entered the gaming input arena, a ...

Cambridge Audio DacMagic XS

Every computer with a microphone or headphone port has one -- a digital to analog converter (DAC). There are nearly as many chipsets a ...

D-Link Wi-Fi Smart Plug

Home automation fans have been getting their fair share of gadgets and accessories in the last few years. Starting with light bulbs, a ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News