Intel brandishes Android Ice Cream Sandwich tablet
Lenovo plans to bring out an Ice Cream Sandwich tablet based on Intel's new Medfield Atom chip in the second quarter and a Windows 8 tablet based on a next-gen Atom chip later in the year.
LAS VEGAS--Intel demonstrated today at CES a Lenovo tablet based on its new "Medfield" Atom processor and said a Windows 8 tablet based on a next-generation Atom was on the way.
The Lenovo IdeaTab K2110 tablet (see photo and video) is based on Intel's freshly-minted Medfield Atom processor--the same processor powering the Lenovo K800 smartphone announced today.
This Android Ice Cream Sandwich-based tablet is slated to appear sometime in the second quarter.
Intel and Lenovo are also demonstrating a more futuristic Lenovo tablet running Windows 8 and packing Intel's next-generation Atom chip, dubbed Clover Trail.
That chip, due in the second half of the year, distinguishes itself from Medfield by integrating two processor cores (Medfield has only one) and a higher-performance graphics engine.
Clover Trail will be Intel's platform of choice for Windows 8 tablets this year, while Hybrid tablet-laptop designs will use both Clover Trail and Intel's high-performance Ivy Bridge processor.