In response to the substantial threat posed by ARM, Intel are introducing a new chip architecture into the marketplace.
The new platform codenamed “Clover Trail” will combine Intel’s wide compatibility with the stability and durability of their ARM competitor.
Intel say that tablets based on Clover Trail can be 8.5 mm thin and weigh 1.5 pounds. In addition, they are saying these new chips allow tablet and mobile devices to achieve over 10 hours of battery life.
Clover Trail also integrates Near Field Communications (NFC), an HD camera (up to 8 megapixels) and optional second camera, Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n), 3G WWAN, and 4G/LTE WWAN.
Clover Trail CPUs can run at speeds of up to 1.8 GHz, include Intel Burst and Hyper-Threading technologies, integrated Intel graphics, support for external HDMI 1.3 video, embedded storage, multiple USB ports, and support for sensors such as GPS, accelerometer/compass, ambient light (ALS), Synthetic Aperture Radar (SARS), proximity, and thermal.
It remains to be seen whether Intel can respond quickly enough to ARM’s coming onslaught but they are definitely giving it all they have.
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