Intel Unveils Windows 8 Tablet Specs at IDF 2012
The specification requirements for the new Windows 8 tablet have been finally revealed by Intel during the Intel Developers Forum in Beijing, China.
Intel is expected to support two tablet form factors that will carry the Clover Trail Atom Z2760 chips. The first one is a 10-inch device while the other is an 11-inch combo device with a keyboard along with the tablet.
The 10- and 11-inchers should have a weight of up to 1.5 lbs and thinness of only 9 mm. Battery life should be 9 hours at the very least and should be able to last for at 30 days in standby. Among the connectivity options are Wi-Fi Direct, NFC, 3G and 4G.
Microsoft, meanwhile, had earlier revealed its requirements for Windows 8-based tablets. These are, at least five physical buttons including power, rotation lock, Windows Key, volume increase and volume decrease. The display should have at least 1366 x 768-pixel resolution at a depth of 32 bits. The integrated webcam must also be able to take videos with 720p, at least. There should also be WLAN, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0 + LE, and the standard sensors.
Intel had started showcasing a Windows 8 prototype tablet early this year during CES. The prototype runs on an Intel Atom Z2760 chip built on a 32nm process and is capable of dual core processing, burst mode, and hyperthreading.