On Thursday, Intel the chip marker held a media event in San Francisco to showcase the new range of Windows 8 tablets that are build using its chips.
Intel and Microsoft are eyeing forward to witness the upcoming launch of Windows 8 tablets and PCs, which will happen soon after the official debut of the OS on October 26.
The Apple and Google's Android based devices that have been leading the computing market share, which was earlier dominated by the PCs based on Intel chips and Windows OS will now have to prepare themselves to face the competitor.
At the event, hardware partners including Acer, Asus, Dell, Fujitsu, HP, Lenovo, LG Electronics, Samsung and ZTE also made their presence.
The event was held to unveil the concept tablets and convertible designs that are based on the new Atom processor Z2760 chip codenamed as Clover Trail.
An Intel spokesperson was quoted saying, "The Intel Atom Processor Z2760 allows for the thinnest, lightest tablets built on Intel architecture - as thin as 8.5 millimeters and as light as 1.5 pounds - making carrying and storing a powerful tablet less cumbersome and more convenient."
This new Intel Atom processor will allow the devices to be innovative, stylish and sleek with long battery backup. Also, the consumers will be able to experience a great level of multitasking combined with faster response.
Erik Reid, general manager, application processor platforms for Intel's Mobile and Communications Group said, "This is just the beginning of Intel's effort in the tablet market, and our goal is to deliver products that fit the spectrum of evolving needs of both consumers and business users without compromising on compatibility, experience or battery life."
Have a look at the main features of the Intel Atom Z2760 processor.
High-Performance Dual-Core Processor: Intel Atom processor Z2760 is a dual-core, processor with 1.8GHz speed. It is equipped with Intel's Burst Technology and Hyper-Threading Technology
System-on-Chip (SoC) Process Technology: The processor makes use of 32nm process technology with second-generation high-k metal gate transistors.
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator: Integrated graphics with up to 533 MHz graphics core frequency and hardware acceleration support for 1080p video encode and decode.
Power Management: Uses low power idle standby states to support Microsoft Connected Standby.
Camera and Image Signal Processor (ISP): The chip has integrated ISP with support for a primary HD camera (up to 8MP) and secondary camera (up to 2.1MP).
Security: Secure Boot, with firmware-based Intel Platform Trust Technology.
Battery: The improved battery backup will offer 30 days standby and 10 hours usage time.