Intel CEO praises iPad, promises to win tablet segment

By Jos
Oct 13, 2010
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  1. Besides announcing another record-breaking quarter yesterday, Intel’s chief executive Paul Otellini took a minute to comment on the new computing categories where Intel currently has no presence – namely, tablets. The executive specifically referenced the iPad’s dominance of the market and praised Apple’s “awesome” job reinventing the tablet category, but said Intel has every intention to ultimately win the space with its Atom processor platform.

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  2. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,363   +260

    Well I guess if any Proccessor manufacturer is capable of Knocking ARM off the top spot in this segment its Intel, the useful thing about this is (Hopefully) AMD will then see it as Competition and create cheaper Low power CPU's :) Overall I'd say this is good news all round.
  3. competition is always good for the consumer!

    although, is intel suggesting they'll be making the entire tablet? (not likely), or just the underlying architecture (like ARM is doing right now?) just want to clarify.
  4. Jos

    Jos TechSpot Staff Topic Starter Posts: 1,976   +51 Staff Member

    @Guest, only the chip powering tablets
  5. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,272   +90

    The article is a bit misleading as I, too, thought Intel was implying it would compete in the market by manufacturing the tablet, not chips.
  6. Vrmithrax

    Vrmithrax TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,259   +216

    ARM has nVidia helping to push it in the market, Intel has Oak Trail, and AMD has Bobcat... Looks like it will be a 3-way Thunderdome fighting for the mobile/tablet market. Intel can claim they will win the Tablet market all they want, but if AMD's new APUs have similar processing speeds and superior graphics, Intel may have a steep uphill climb to get to the top. Particularly since they have quite a few eyes on them, watching for the old Intel strong-arm tactics we've come to know and love.

    Yes, the end of 2010 and Q1 of 2011 should be mighty interesting, with all that new tech. Will be mighty interesting to see if actual benchmarks match the hype Intel and AMD are creating for their new platforms.
  7. I don't like the way this article was phrased... they aren't dominating the market, there is no real competition yet. You could say they are leading the pack now, or launched this particular market, but they aren't dominating anything yet.
  8. malakaayo

    malakaayo Newcomer, in training Posts: 20

    longer battery life...lol...
    how about an i3-powered lappy with more than 12 hours battery life and not costing more than 500$?
  9. Chazz

    Chazz TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 617   +54

    I'm looking to buy my mother a tablet this holiday season. My criteria is anything that's not made by apple. I'm keeping my eyes open for the oncoming onslaught of devices. Sadly, Meego is taking too long.


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