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Old 04-12-2011, 10:00 PM
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Default Atom Z670 Ready And Willing

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.engadget.com/2011/04/11/intel-rolls-out-atom-z670-oak-trail-processor-for-tablets/' target='_blank'>http://www.engadget.com/2011/04/11/...or-for-tablets/</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"Built using a 45nm manufacturing process, the Z670 runs at 1.5GHz and promises to support 1080p video with the aid of Intel's GMA 600 integrated graphics, while also keeping power consumption to a minimum and allowing for smaller, thinner, and fanless devices."</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/lpt/auto/1302632530.usr20447.jpg" style="border: 0px solid #d2d2bb;" /></p><p>Intel seems to want to move the ultraportable x86 market at a glacial pace.&nbsp; The Z670 is an improvement.&nbsp; Woo hoo!&nbsp; Look!&nbsp; It can how handle 1080p video!&nbsp; If that is the biggest claim it can make, I worry about how incremental we can get.&nbsp; Next year, a new model Atom will come out that can decode 3D 1080p video.&nbsp; With AMD's APUs now out in the wild, providing some real competition, the only leverage I can see Intel having is branding and possibly manufacturing capacity.&nbsp; And that is only if the ARM behemonth does not come up and smack the bottom out from under the market.</p>
 
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