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Dell (DELL), H-P (HPQ), and other PC OEMs have pushed back the launch of Windows 8 Pro tablets...

Dell (DELL), H-P (HPQ), and other PC OEMs have pushed back the launch of Windows 8 Pro tablets running on Intel's (INTC) Z2760 (Clover Trail) Atom CPU to January. The Z2760 consumes much less power than Intel's Ivy Bridge CPUs, and is pivotal to the efforts of PC vendors to make a dent in the fast-growing tablet market as PC sales slump. And judging by recent comments from Acer, they could also give a lift to ASPs even if they don't boost total unit sales much.
Comments (7)
  • Assuming the tech is ready I don't see the strategy here... Is there any reported problems with supply / hardware?
    20 Dec 2012, 10:01 AM Reply Like
  • The article states that PC makers have trouble making stable drivers for the Clovertrail Atom CPU.
    20 Dec 2012, 10:15 AM Reply Like
  • Oh thanks remco, I missed the link in the post... That isn't good for anyone but I wonder whose to blame.
    20 Dec 2012, 10:29 AM Reply Like
  • Actually Intel seems to be having trouble with the power management drivers for the Atom Z2760 in special idle states.
    20 Dec 2012, 05:03 PM Reply Like
  • the reason for a january launch is that people will be more focused on their needs for the upcoming years and not boggled down in holiday scampering. plus they do not have to compete with other year end releases.
    20 Dec 2012, 11:14 AM Reply Like
  • There is so much Ivy Brudge mobile sitting in the channel, why displace with lower power Atom before Christmas?

     

    Mike Bruzzone
    Camp Marketing
    20 Dec 2012, 03:48 PM Reply Like
  • Sooner or later Intel's Atom tick tock will crack the ARM power performance curve with W8 tablets and WP8 smart phones with Intel Atoms Inside becoming very competitive.
    20 Dec 2012, 05:03 PM Reply Like
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