September 11, 2013

Intel Launches Bay Trail Tablet Processors: Here's What You Need to Know

In May, we told you how Intel's new Silvermont cores could power phones and tablets you might actually want. Now, we can give you an idea of how those tablets might perform and how much they might cost. Today, Intel's formally launching its first Silvermont processors, the 22nm Atom Z3000 "Bay Trail" series of chips, and the company's clued us in on practically everything you'd need to know. We even took a prototype tablet for a spin. Let's bring you up to speed on what Bay Trail is all about.

 

Last year there were three varieties of Windows tablets, and none of them quite hit the mark. Windows RT devices like the Surface RT had long battery life, but their ARM chips could be quite slow and wouldn't run traditional Windows desktop...

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