Intel’ CEO Paul Otellini, today, has revealed that there are currently 20 tablets in works running Microsoft’s Windows 8 platform along with company’s Atom ‘Clover Trail’ SOC. Being designed by various manufacturers, the all Intel Windows 8 slates can be expected to hit the streets later this year at the same time as Windows 8 launch.
Paul explained there would be a dozen ‘convertible’ and ‘touch enabled’ devices based on the ‘Ivy Bridge’ architecture, which would suggest hybrid laptop and tablet devices.
That said; In addition, Mr. Paul has also stated that company is now expecting 140 different Ivy Bridge Ultrabook designs with the same time frame.
While Intel still rules the PC hardware industry, it has seen processors based on designs from ARM take over the smartphone and tablet space. Indeed, Microsoft’s Surface tablet will have its ARM version released first, with the Intel tablet, running Windows 8 Pro, coming out 90 days after Windows 8 and Windows RT’s launch.
Intel is rumored to be on track to sell $699 Ultrabooks this fall, though company didn’t comment on the same. We’ll keep you guys updated officially on the matter. Stay tuned.
Via – VentureBeat