Skip to comments.Intel Expects Atom “Bay Trail-T” Based Tablets to Cost $150 or Less.
Posted on 07/19/2013 9:50:57 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
We believe what [Bay Trail platforms] really does it allows us to get into these markets that we are not in, in a big way today. [There will be] tablets [at] $199 and below, some you are going to see even lower, below $150 and much below that as we go through the holiday season. So, Bay Trail, really first and foremost we believe gives solid performance, solid battery life relative to the competition in price points and markets that were simply not in, in a big way today, said Brian Krzanich, chief executive officer of Intel, during quarterly conference call with financial analysts.
Intel will officially launch Atom processor Z-series for Bay Trail-T platforms designed for tablets between August 28, 2013, and September 13, 2013, according to an excerpt from an Intel document published earlier this month.
Intel will offer three versions of Bay Trail platforms based on different versions of ValleyView system-on-chips: Bay Trail-T (3W), Bay Trail-M (4W 6.5W) and Bay Trail-D (12W) for tablets, notebooks, and desktops, respectively. Actual SoCs will come in different form-factors, with different levels of performance and even with some feature-set differences. In addition, there will be server and industrial solutions based on Valleyview.
For the first time in history, highly-integrated Atom system-on-chip will utilize Intels own graphics processing technology (current SoCs use PowerVR technology). Thanks to Intel HD Graphics 4000-series graphics core, ValleyView will provide three times higher performance than todays Atoms for netbooks and nettops.
Silvermont will serve as the foundation for a breadth of 22nm products expected in market later this year. The performance-per-watt improvements with the new microarchitecture will enable a significant difference in performance and responsiveness for the compute devices built around these products. Intel's Silvermont microarchitecture was designed and co-optimized with Intel's 22nm SoC process with tri-gate transistors. By taking advantage of this industry-leading technology, Intel is able to provide a significant performance increase and improved energy efficiency.
Highlights of the Silvermont microarchitecture include:
And I don't see Windows being a player ...
Have we got an Android for the masses on x86 yet....
What was that operating system Intel was playing around with?.... ..Meego... where did that go?
Have not heard much noise about Tizen...
07 July, 2013
Intel has posted a statement regarding the rumor that the Tizen OS, which is co-developed with Samsung, is dying. The rumor came from Eldar Murtazin, whose prediction record seems to have picked up another miss.
Obviously, Intel hasn't been all too pleased with such information floating around the web and has posted the following statement, cited by TizenExperts.com.
Intel is very committed to the development of Tizen. We see a unique role for Tizen in the industry to create and to grow a new, open and flexible, mobile operating system that allows developers to "write once/run on many devices". Tizen has received broad industry support through the Tizen Association and has achieved major milestones this year including establishing the storefront, releasing the Tizen 2.1 source code, the Tizen IVI 2.0 and the Tizen 2.2 Beta SDK that was just released yesterday.
The authenticity of the message above isn't confirmed, as a source isn't directly pointed out. If true, it seems that Intel is keen on continuing its work on the Tizen project. Samsung has also proven a lot of commitment to the mobile OS. The company has been running a Tizen app challenge race with a $4 million prize and released a new SDK for the platform just this week.
We suspect Samsung is going to chime in soon enough with an official statement.
Intels Silvermont Architecture Revealed: Getting Serious About Mobile by Anand Lal Shimpi on May 6, 2013 1:00 PM EST
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What I want is a small and inexpensive tablet that can display on a 1920x1080 HDMI monitor by just being close to it...no wires. ditto for a kbrd and mouse.
It should be able to run Linux, Windows and Android.
It needs at least 1TB internal flash and 4GB of ram.
It needs a useable graphic accelerator...I’m no gamer so the ability to flawlessly play Bluray quality video is enough for me.
It needs USB 3 ports.
These should be on the market soon...I’d say within 2 years.
Then I can ditch the huge PC that is cluttering my desk.
Intel’s biggest problem is ARM is getting “good enough” which least to competition based on price alone.
I have a little Android laptop that replaces about 50% of my Windows use. I also have a new Windows 8 laptop with a touch screen and frankly, Android works better as a screen interface.
Is that an ASUS netbook?
Asus Tranformer, but I never remove the keyboard.