Intel's Got New Details on Its Windows 8 Tablets

By Kyle Wagner on at

Intel's released some new details on what its Windows 8 tablets will look like, either later this year or early next, at a conference in Beijing today. It's going to have two different lines—a traditional 10-inch model and an 11-inch hybrid with a physical keyboard.

Here's what'll be inside: A dual code Atom Z2760 Clover Trail chip with a "burst mode" that allows short periods of high-level performance; a (claimed) nine-hour battery; and NFC and Wi-Fi Direct, which allows devices to connect to each other without a traditional network. They'll be under 1.5 pounds, and less than 9mm thick. And all will have 3G/4G connectivity, though that is not saying very much at all considering how loosely "4G" is thrown around.

Intel's Got New Details on Its Windows 8 Tablets

None of those specs are too surprising, and they all fall in line with the requirements Microsoft laid out for Windows 8 tablets months ago. Still, seeing details like these out of Intel means we might be seeing the tablets sooner rather than later. [CNET]