Intel's opening keynote at this year's Computex was all about redefining the next generation of PCs, as Intel's Tom Killroy stressed the importance of today's new hybrid tablet-PC devices. The company flaunted new tablets based on its upcoming Bay Trail-T chips on stage for the first time, revealing that the first tablets toting this hardware will launch toward the end of 2013.
"Today we're talking about 2 in 1," Killroy said on stage. "Thanks to the fourth generation core this foundation is ushering in a new era of computing around 2 in 1 [devices]. This is a tremendous opportunity for our industry to change the course of computing."
Intel's 22nm quad-core Intel Atom system-on-a-chip will be the first chip from Intel to support LTE. According to Killroy, tablets running Bay Trail-T chips will have battery lives as high as 8 hours. Killroy showcased tablets running graphics-intensive games and streaming 4K video on stage, although he didn't specify exactly when we will see these devices. Overall, Intel claims its Bay Trail-T processors will provide a two-fold performance increase over its predecessors and three-times better graphics capabilities.
We're not sure which tablets would come with Bay Trail-T, but Killroy did say that some models will start at $399.