Windows 8 Tablet Could Have Intel Inside; Likely to be Showcased at Microsoft Conference

September 10, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

As you all are aware, the much-spoken about Microsoft conclave will get underway in a few hours from now. The BUILD developers’ conference that is gearing up for a start at Anaheim, California, is what we are talking about. The world is expecting unique presentations at the venue and one among them will be a Samsung creation.

Sammy plans to bring in a tablet, as we all know. The latest on that front is that the Samsung slate will have Intel inside. A CNet report hints at that possibility. We hear Windows boss Steven Sinofsky will bring to the podium an early version of Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system running on a tablet from Samsung.

This slate, which will be possibly distributed to attendees, will come bearing an Intel chip. Doesn’t that surprise you?

Going by our belief, Windows 8 tablets were supposed to come with ARM chipsets, from suppliers like Qualcomm, Texas Instruments, and Nvidia.

However, the latest revelation brings to the fore the possibility of Intel processors and Windows 8 OS going hand in hand inside the upcoming tablets.

With the general belief that Intel falls by the wayside compared with the power efficiency offered by ARM processors, it looks like Intel would want to shake off that shame.

With that in mind, Intel has been striving to close the power efficiency gap, and they have managed to be successful with the power-efficient versions of the Sandy Bridge Core i series chips that will drive Ultrabook thin laptops. Besides the Sandy Bridge chips, Intel has also managed to make their Atom processors relatively power efficient.

Now that the Windows 8 tablet from Samsung  is ready with Intel chipset inside, it gives us food for some good thought.

Though none of the three companies has commented on this possibility, we guess Intel might stand a chance. What is your take on this?

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