Clover Trail chip arrives as Intel Atom Z2760, makes Windows 8 more promising

by Gareth Mankoo

It’s been a long time coming but we never caught wind of the Intel Atom Z2760 that paraded around rumors as the ‘Clover Trail’. This dual-core chip could greatly contribute in Microsoft’s hopes that are pinned to the upcoming Windows 8 revolution. The chip is specially built for tablet devices and convertibles. The processor will function as a 1.8GHz dual-core CPU with a four-thread design. This can be extended as the Burst technology allows higher clock speeds temporary. The chip will come on tablets that are likely to be as thin as 8.5mm and will weigh just 1.5 pounds.

The best part is that these tablets will be able to run HD videos for 10 hours, straight. Other speculations favor NFC, 8-mp cameras, 4G LTE and Wi-Fi among other things. There are already 20 Intel Atom Z2760-enabled tablets in the works and are expected to cost $800 or more. OEMs will receive it by October.


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