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Intel reveals its Windows 8 tablets will be feature packed

Intel reveals its Windows 8 tablets will be feature packed
Can Intel provide us with some awesome Windows 8 tablets?

Intel has revealed details on its upcoming Windows 8 tablets, which will target several areas of the market.

Unveiled at a conference in Beijing, Intel say its Windows 8 tablets will pack a dual-core Atom Z2760 "Clover Trail" chip, which features a "burst-mode", providing an extra boost of power when required.

The Clover Trail processor also boasts hyperthreading technology, allowing it to act like a quad-core chip as certain times.

Intel looking to take on Apple, Samsung and Asus

Intel is planning on releasing a 10-inch Windows 8 tablet, which we expect to rival the new iPad and Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, but it will also launch an 11-inch hybrid sporting a physical keyboard to challenge the likes of the Asus Transformer Prime.

The famous chip maker is claiming its Windows 8 tablets will deliver over nine hours of battery, 4G connectivity, NFC technology, weigh less than 680g (1.5 pounds) and sport a slender, sub-9mm body.

We could well see these tablets arrive before the end of the year, if Microsoft makes Windows 8 commercially available in the second half of 2012 - and if these specs are anything to go by, we're looking forward to getting our hands on them.

Do you reckon Intel will be able to deliver a decent range of Windows 8 tablets, or will it fail to hit the mark? Let us know in the comment box below.


John McCann

Global Managing Editor

John got his first phone aged 12 and since then he's been fixated on all things mobile. Previously Phones Editor, John now looks after the day-to-day running of the site. When he's not got his head buried in mobile tech, you'll find John sitting behind the wheel in his regular TR Drives column.