The new processors will offer significant upgrades in processing power while keeping the power usage below 10 W
Much has been said about Intel's new processors over the past months. Haswell chips have been cropping up in a fair number of new products (desktops and laptops) and have been very well received (more for their battery saving properties than processing power). Unfortunately we still have to wait a few months for Intel's Bay Trail line which are expected to hit the market in Q4 of this year.
Bay Trail processors are Intel's next-generation of low-power chips intended for tablets, convertibles, and desktop computers. The new designation will incorporate the replacements for Atom, Celeron, and Pentium chips, all of which will be based on Silvermont architecture. Intel has promised that the least of these new processors will offer twice the processing power of current Atom chips while still maintaining the extremely low power requirements and heat emissions.
The new line has been broken down into three categories based on their intended use: I, M, and D. The I line is intended for tablets and notebooks, The M for notebooks and convertibles, and the D for desktops.