Intel has new Oak Trail Atom platform
Intel has a spanking new Atom platform, formerly codenamed “Oak Trail”, where it is now available and will arrive in devices beginning from May onwards – and for the rest of the year as well. There is also more than 35 innovative tablet and hybrid designs which come from companies such as Evolve III, Fujitsu Limited, Lenovo, Motion Computing, Razer, and Viliv among others.
Intel intends to accelerate the Atom product line by moving faster than Moore’s law, where they intend to deliver new products to market using a trio of process technologies within the next 3 years. Apart from that, the company will also deliver a sneak peak of its next-generation, 32nm Intel Atom platform, which is now known as “Cedar Trail.”
Could the Cedar Trail solution actually usher in a new age of fanless, cool and quiet, sleek and innovative netbooks, entry-level desktops and all-in-one designs? Only time will tell. The new Intel Atom processor Z670 is capable of delivering improved video playback, fast Internet browsing and longer battery life, all without sacrificing on performance. It is also noteworthy that the new “Oak Trail” will be able to support 1080p video decoding in addition to HDMI connectivity. Other platforms supported included Adobe Flash, of course.
Of course, the good news doesn’t just stop here, as the new power-efficient Intel Atom processor Z670 is able to run on wide range of operating systems, such as Google’s Android, MeeGo and Windows. Being uniquely flexibile, this bodes well for the consumers since it will open up the doors for newer kinds of tablet and hybrid designs that intend to merge both the netbook and tablet features in one amalgamation.
Accompanying the Intel Atom Z670 processor would be the Intel SM35 Express Chipset that delivers a lead-free, halogen-free design alongside high-speed USB 2.0 that delivers greater performance and Intel High-Definition Audio to enable premium home theater sound.