Chip giant Intel has made public more specifics on the features of Windows 8 tablet.
(1) Two basic tablet designs: The tablets themselves fall into two basic sizes: pure 10-inch tablets and hybrid 11-inch designs with physical keyboards.
(2) Hyperthreading : An Atom Z2760 “Clover Trail” chip which is dual-core capable with “burst mode” (for quick bursts of performance when needed) and Hyperthreading — the latter allows a dual-core chip to behave in quad-core-like fashion in some cases.
(3) Battery life: More than nine hours.
(4) 3G/4G: That’s a must for tablets, of course. And Intel bought the wireless business of a chip company called Infineon to supply its own silicon.
(5) Weight/thickness: Under 1.5 pounds as compared to the gen 3 iPad’s 1.44 pounds. Thickness, as proposed, is under 9mm. The gen 3 iPad is 9.4mm.
(6) Other Specs: NFC (near field communication) and Wi-Fi Direct.
All the above specs is predicated on Windows 8 being commercially released in October this year.
The specifications are welcome but what would be the price of Windows 8 Tablet? The iPad is priced at $ 399 and other tabs under $ 500. It is expected that Microsoft would come out with a competitive price.