The StoryBook tablet PC will feature a 10-inch display panel, use Intel’s mobile Medfield chipset and intriguingly boast dual-operating systems (much like ViewSonic’s ViewPad 10). According to Digitimes, this tablet is to be marketed towards users in emerging markets like China and Brazil.
The StoryBook tablet is set to be released in the second half of 2012 and will be primarily pushed towards the education market. That said, the news source says that Intel will also sell this tablet into regular retail channels at $299. Tablet production is expected to be split between notebook OEM maker Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) and China-based Malata.
LAS VEGAS — Vizio isn't ready to say much about a new tablet it plans to launch soon, but the company is showing the device here at CES to promote it's growing portfolio of computer products that now also includes an all-one-PC and Ultrabook. The company is of course best known for its line of HDTVs.
Vizio already offers an 8-inch Android tablet based on an ARM processor, but specuation is the new tablet will be powered by Intel's next generation Atom "Medfield" processor. If so, it will be another Atom win for Intel. Yesterday CEO Paul Otellini invited an executive from Lenovo on stage to announce the first smartphone based on Intel's [...]
Intel powers almost all the world’s PCs and notebooks, but its attempts to conquer the mobile space have thus far fallen flat. The one exception has been its Atom processor favored by netbook makers, but interest in netbooks seems to have peaked with the ascent of tablets.
Intel. however, is not sitting still. The chipmaker is banking on the latest generation in its Atom line, codenamed Medfield, to win over mobile device makers who generally favor chip designs licensed by UK-based ARM.
Intel officials gave Technology Review a preview of a prototype Android smartphone and tablet based on Medfield. Typically, these so-called reference designs are meant [...]