Clover Trail Windows 8 tablets – 10-hour battery, three-week standby time, says Intel

Intel has released details about what kind of performance to expect from Windows 8 tablets and “tablet convertibles” running its new Atom Z2760 processor, also known as Clover Trail.

The dual-core 1.8GHz chip will form the heart of some upcoming Windows 8 devices such as the Samsung ATIV, Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 and ASUS Vivo Tab.

Intel’s “reference tablet” design can allow for tablets “as thin as 8.5mm” and as light as 680g (1.5 pounds). Its technology enables a long battery life too, which Intel claims will give over 10 hours of use – such as HD video playback from internal storage – and more than three weeks of standby time.

The system also supports built-in Wi-Fi, 3G, 4G and NFC connectivity (for “proximity pairing between the tablet and other NFC-enabled mobile devices”).

Intel is presumably keen to promote the benefits of these specs, especially the weight, size and battery management, so that Windows 8 Pro devices can be seen as portable but powerful. The chip-maker’s close competitor ARM is providing chips for the alternative Windows RT tablet platform, which has a stripped down version of Windows 8 but also boasts a circa 10-hour battery life.

According to Engadget, Intel says that at least 20 different Clover Trail tablets are already in the works, for products at around the $799 price mark (just under £500).

Via Engadget

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