Discussion with Intel engineer about AMD

Neowin managed to get some interesting details from an Intel engineer in a conversation here in Las Vegas. The engineer was really excited about Intel's recent Atom development and showed off a few in development tablets running Windows 7, among other implementations. The engineer also revealed that Android is being compiled for Oak Trail and will be able to run alongside (dualbooting) with Windows and other compatible operating systems.

Neowin was very interested in AMD's Vision integrated platform and we covered it earlier this week. The AMD platform showed incredible gaming performance in the Netbook form factor and the AMD rep assured us that this platform could be adapted to tablets. The Intel engineer we spoke with stated that [sic] "Intel doesn't believe gaming on the netbook is important. If you want to game get an ultraportable with a ULV processor instead." When asked about ARM, the Intel engineer suggested that the Atom processors will continue to best competitors. 

It was interesting to get insight into the competitive nature of the processor market and right now is an interesting time, with Windows coming to ARM, AMD's APU platform and Intel's development in the mobile market. The tablets shown by Intel were not stable nor complete, but at least they are there.

Neowin managed to snag some Motion Computing tablet specs as well as some images of the device and OS.

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DarkNovaGamer said,
Am I the only one to notice that the WEI score in the first picture is 7.0? A bit high for that thing.

It's a 2

Yeah, it's rounded at the top. You can just barely make it out if you zoom in

That's pretty low considering it's out of 7.9.

KSib said,
Yeah, it's rounded at the top. You can just barely make it out if you zoom in

That's pretty low considering it's out of 7.9.

Well, if you have everything at 7.9 except one with 2, the end rating is 2. So I won't be sure is necessarily that terrible.

When I look at the second picture (back of unit) it reminds me an article I read a long time ago.

I'm sure it would also appy here, the fact that toilets seats are cleaner (less germs) than this! Sure when it's yours at home, it's different... but in a place like CES, the question remain! Would you touch it? ;-)

Whether or not gaming on a netbook is important or not is irrelevant I think. Hardware manufacturers would be able to market netbooks as "gaming capable" with the AMD chips which could lead to more hardware design wins for AMD and more sales (as long as the chips are priced competitively).

Anaron said,
Android is a definite plus for me. Also, that tablet is a fingerprint magnet to the Nth degree.

I know, can anyone guess how many diseases are on it at the moment?

Lowdown said,

I know, can anyone guess how many diseases are on it at the moment?

Somewhere between 1 and 80 billion, I'd guess.