Intel announced the first serious Atom-based tablet computers will show up at Computex next month. These systems will be based on the upcoming dual-core Atom processor.
And the first serious Intel-based designs will show up at Computex in June. "People ask me, are you serious about trying to participate in the tablet market? The answer is yes...The message is stay tuned for Computex," Intel Vice President Mooly Eden, who heads the chipmaker's client group, said at the Intel investor meeting on Tuesday.
Intel, not surprisingly, sees distinct advantages for devices based on its upcoming dual-core Atom for Netbooks and tablets. "(People) want it to multitask. So, we deliver dual-core to be able to do several things in parallel," he said. "We believe performance is relevant even in this category (because of the need to multitask)," he added.