Intel Storybook Medfield tablet leaked
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Sources at the manufacturers reveal that Intel is now pushing a StoryBook tablet PC reference design for developing markets, by combining the Intel Medfield processors with dual OS and a 10 inch touchscreen display. According to the DigiTimes, The StoryBook slate is primarily aimed for the markets in China and Brazil, but Intel will consider pushing it by means of a general commercial and a price tag of $299.
This will be the first time that a classmate PC will be accompanied by touch functionality. Back in 2008, Intel came up with a touchscreen variant of its Classmate Netbook, with a rotating display that would even fold flat against the keyboard, and a handle for easier handling with the arm. Compared to the StoryBook slate the earlier version of the Netbook used a much smaller 8.9 inch, 1024 X 600 display and ran on 1.6 GHz Atom CPU.
By the mid of 2012, the StoryBook tablet would arrive, also a rumor about the same suggested that ECS and Malata each tipped to build the notebook for the chip company.
The sources at DigiTimes claim that as the ECS is already an OEM for Intel’s Classmate PC, Intel might just be pushing the Medfield as an ARM alternative, signing off with Lenovo in January 2012 for a phone tablet deal; which got caught for a sight of a leaked Intel reference design.