Intel Corporation and its OEM partners 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') yesterday. According to an official statement by Intel, 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, the devices run on Windows 8.
"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."
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The Intel Atom Processor Z2760 allows for the thinnest, lightest tablets built on Intel architecture – as thin as 8.5 mm and as light as 1.5 pounds (0.68kg) – 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 claim to 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 provide capabilities such as Intel Burst Technology, Intel Hyper-threading Technology. Utilising the multitasking capability of Intel architecture, people will experience incredibly fast response, allowing them to swiftly load and switch among their favourite applications, says Intel in a press communiqué.
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 tablets with Windows 8 support millions of existing applications, devices and full-featured components, and include security and manageability features. Additionally, these devices 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 new Intel Atom Processor Z2760 is built to 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 are aimed at increasing employee productivity. In addition, tablets based on the Intel Core vPro processors deliver hardware-assisted security, manageability and virtualisation capabilities. With Intel vPro technology, Intel Core-based processors provide remote system access and management, regardless of power or OS state, and offer a 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 cross-section of the software ecosystem to enhance the user experience for applications running on Intel-based devices. With over 7,000 member companies, the Intel Software Partner program helps support optimisation efforts by concentrating resources, references, and tools for software optimisation into key technology focus areas.