New Intel Tablet Chips, Nvidia Slates Expected at Computex

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Computex, the big consumer electronics show in Taiwan, is approaching and it’s expected the big focus will be on new tablets. Several companies will be unveiling slates designed to compete with the iPad, and while some of them will be based on technology from ARM and Nvidia there will be some Wintel tablets, too. Intel is expected to announce some silicon designed specifically for tablet products, and it is unknown what processor products this might be.

Two major manufacturers had announced early this year the upcoming release of Android tablets based on Nvidia Tegra technology, but DigiTimes is reporting that pressure from Intel and Microsoft will result in Windows 7 slates from the companies being shown. Asustek and MSI are both major players in the personal computer space, and the race to get a slate to market on any platform validates how hot the segment has become. We were impressed with the Tegra tablets we saw in action at the CES back in January.

This week an Intel executive mentioned that the company will be announcing at Computex new products aimed at tablets specifically. Not much is known about Intel’s planned announcement but it’s clear the company is not ignoring the hot category.

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