We’ve known about Intel’s plans to pack their dual-core Clover Trail+ 1.6GHz Atom processors inside Android tablets for awhile now. At Computex 2013, we finally saw their plans come to fruition with ASUS formally introducing the world to the ASUS MeMo Pad FHD 10. A device packing fairly high-end specs, the MeMo Pad FHD comes with a 10-inch 1080p full HD display, 2GB of RAM, and all the other connectivity you expect from a highish-end tablet device.
If those specs didn’t quite blow you away, maybe you should take a look at Intel’s latest reference tablet dubbed the Bay Trail-T. As the name suggests, this tab is running off of Intel’s next generation quad-core Atom processor codenamed “Silvermont.” Bay Trail will be the first implementation of the SoC, and the guys at AnandTech were lucky enough to play around with the reference tab that features a 10-inch 2560×1440 resolution display and just so happens to be running both Windows 8 and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. Yowza.
Intel promises Bay Trail will deliver 2X’s the CPU and 3X’s the GPU performance of Cover Trail (as found in the MeMo Pad FHD) and weeks of standby time. All in all it looks pretty sexy and while this tablet is nothing more than a reference for tablet makers, it’s nice to see Intel making a better effort at attacking Android tablets — a market dominated largely by ARM-based processors. All we have to say is… go get ’em, kid.
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