“Intel has formally launched its Oak Trail processor, designed for use in tablet computers,” BBC News reports.
“The new microchip is smaller and uses less power than other models in its Atom range,” The Beeb reports. “Despite being the world’s largest manufacturer of microprocessors, Intel has been largely pushed out of the growing tablet market.”
The Beeb reports, “Until now, most devices have used chips designed by Apple and Cambridge-based Arm Holdings.”
MacDailyNews Take: Yeah, most devices, or the only ones that matter: iPad and iPad 2.
The Beeb reports, “Announcing Oak Trail’s retail name – the Z670 – Intel conceded that it was currently lagging behind the competition. ‘You won’t find a lot of Intel based tablets on the shelves at the moment,’ said Kevin O’Donovan, marketing manager for notebooks and tablets. However, he insisted that the company now had a competitive product. ‘2011 is about becoming relevant,’ he said.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “dab2” for the heads up.]