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Intel outs Oak Trail Atom Z670 officially

The Oak Trail based chips will not come cheap initially, but will consume only 3W

It was only recently we reported that the Oak Trail tablets might arrive in May, and already Intel officially paved the way by releasing the Oak Trail based Atom Z670 processor. The Atom Z670 clocks at 1.5GHz and supports hyperthreading which means as per Intel there should be an about 30% increase in performance.

This new chip will come with the Intel SM35 Express chipset incorporating HD video decoder and HDMI output that should allow the user to play full HD 1080p videos. The graphics card will be an Intel GMA 600 400MHz chip. Being an Oak Trail platform, the tablets are expected to have lower energy footprints than the previous generation chips and also an increased battery life – thanks to the fan-less low-power design.

We are in for some serious windows-based fun here, but the spoilsport can be the initial price-point. Fudzilla says the Z670s won’t come cheap to the OEMs initially. In fact the price of $75 per unit is far expensive than the meager $20 for an NVIDIA Tegra 2 chip. This could make the Oak Trail based tablets pretty expensive, so the experience better be worth it.


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Pallab Jyotee Hazarika, 2011-04-12 (Update: 2012-05-26)