Intel's Atom Tablets and Booth Highlights @ Computex 2011


Up Next: Medfield Tablets

Up Next: Medfield Tablets

For tablets and smartphones, Intel will introduce the upgrade to Moorestown known as Medfield. The new "Medfield" SoC will be Intel's first purpose-built 32nm platform which will be optimized for both low power and high performance. Expected to be shipped in the next 6-9 months, "Medfield" promises to deliver longer battery life, rich media and gaming, and advanced imaging capabilities. Devices based on this new SoC will start production later this year and we can expect to see new devices with sub-9mm designs that weigh less than 1.5 pounds in the first half of 2012. It will also support a range of operating systems, including Google Android and MeeGo. To prove the system's flexibility, Intel demonstrated a "Medfield" prototype running Google's Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) operating system.