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.

Acer demonstrated the new Acer Iconia M500 tablet based on the Atom processor. Here, you can see it running a customized UI of the MeeGo operating system.

Evolve III's convertible tablet with an innovative built-in stand. It's based on the Oak Trail (Z670 processor) platform and it runs Windows.

The Evolve III convertible also comes with an optional USB RF keyboard that can be folded to the tablet magnetically.

Toshiba's new WT110 based on the Atom Z670 processor demonstrated here with Windows 7.

Fancy having all 3 supported operating systems on your tablet? Now you can!

Intel's Atom tablet running Android's Honeycomb operating system.