Updated: Intel's Honeycomb Reference Tablet: 8.9mm Thick, Medfield Insideby Anand Lal Shimpi on September 13, 2011 3:46 PM EST
Paul Otellini showed this tablet off earlier today but we got a little more detail on it just moments ago. Intel has put together a 32nm Atom (Medfield) based reference design which will be available to OEMs should they be interested in it. The only physical specification we have is its thickness: 8.9mm. Update: The display is a pretty typical (for Honeycomb) 10-inch 1280 x 800 panel.
Intel is running a build of Honeycomb (3.2) on the device however it's still in alpha. Intel is currently working on improving performance, power consumption and stability of the platform at this point. Intel is expecting to see Medfield based designs in the market in the first half of 2012.
I'm not expecting huge performance out of Medfield, but Silvermont will likely bring out-of-order execution to Atom and really start to redefine its performance levels in 2013. At this point all Intel needs is a design win so it can start iterating and executing in this space.
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Synaesthesia - Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - linkThis tablet is so slow and the UI seems so choppy, I really expected smoother.
phatboye - Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - linkwell considering that this is just an early alpha reference design that does not contain any kind of optimizations and running a very early version of the x86 version of Android I'd expect it to be pretty choppy...
kkwst2 - Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - linkIn a couple years, we should be running Windows on ARM and Android on x86. Dual boot on either platform? Should be fun...