Intel to introduce affordable Bay Trail chips in 2014: Report

While quite a few Bay Trail-running tablets are coming out over the next couple of months...

While quite a few Bay Trail-running tablets are coming out over the next couple of months, Intel seems to be working on a more affordable version of the SoC. According to Digitimes, which cites unnamed sources from tablet makers, the cheaper Bay Trail chips will be priced at around $15 to $20. This puts the price tag roughly $12 below the currently-available chips from the Bay Trail line-up.

Currently, BayTrail-T processors, such as the Atom Z3740 and the Atom Z3770, are priced at $32 and $37 respectively with a 10 percent subsidy for bulk purchases. With this pricing, however, Intel isn’t being very competitive when compared to ARM-based chips of the same calibre. With the affordable chips, Intel hopes to be in a better position to compete against companies like Qualcomm with its Snapdragon chips and Nvidia with its Tegra chips.

Intel to introduce affordable Bay Trail chips in 2014: Report

Cheaper Bay Trail SoCs incoming!

 

Intel’s Bay Trail chips come with robust security features, including McAfee DeepSAFE Technology, AES hardware full disk encryption, Intel Platform Trust Technology, Intel Identity Protection Technology and Intel Data Protection Technology. It also supports Microsoft Windows 8 Pro Domain Join and Group Policy, and delivers full application and peripheral compatibility.

Intel has been working with application developers to ensure optimisation for Intel architecture platforms on both Windows and Android. Work with Cyberlink, Skype-HD and Netflix-HD, PhiSix, Arcsoft, Tieto, Gameloft, and many line of business apps are a few examples where Intel has focused on optimising imaging, graphics, and overall performance.

The company had officially launched its Bay Trail line-up back in September, and on paper, the new chips have been a major step up from the older Clover Trail line-up.

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