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Intel lays down design guidelines for Windows 8 tablets

Intel discloses some of the design related facts in a developer’s conference, for the Windows 8 tablets to be introduced in the market later this year

Intel has recently unveiled the design of the devices or the tablets which will be carrying their Windows 8 operating system. These devices will be slim as the Apple’s iPads and will be featuring a turbo mode and hyper-threading as found in the computers.

The tablets are also expected to provide a standby life of about unbelievable 30 days and also a back up to 9 hours. These plans for the future Windows 8 devices were detailed in a developer’s conference in Beijing on Friday.

According to some propositions made there may be mainly two basic types of tablets, 10inch model which will be quite similar to the iPads and an 11inch hybrid tablet, which would come with a physical keyboard, which might look like the Asus Transformer Prime tab.

The Intel Processor equipped in the tabs is expected to be a version of the Atom chip known as the Clover Trail. These chips are due for release in the coming month and have two cores each of which can run two threads of commands. So we may say that these chips seem like a quad core processor to applications capable of taking advantage of the feature.

These processors will also be capable of running at high speed for some period while it gets a turbo mode. And after some time when the processor starts getting overheated, as it consumes more power, they ratchet their speed to the normal level.

Intel has always been good in providing power but they are a bit power consuming then the ARM processors. But Intel is hoping to turn the power consumption level down around this year.

Apart from all these a lot of other features are also to be introduced in the Windows 8 tablets like the Near field communication, high speed LTE mobile broadband, Wi-Fi Direct and Intel Wireless Display. The Intel Wireless Display feature will allow the users to connect the device to an external monitor without connecting via a wire. 


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Pallab Jyotee Hazarika, 2012-04-16 (Update: 2012-05-26)