Intel Bay Trail Prototype Tablets Run Windows or Android at QHD Res

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TAIPEI, TAIWAN — Your next Windows 8 tablet is going to be a lot faster and more power-efficient. Here at Computex 2013, Intel showed off its upcoming Atom “Bay Trail” processors for Windows and Android devices, which up the low-power ante with quad-core, 22-nanometer processors and support for DirectX 11 graphics. We had a chance to view one of Intel’s reference design Bay Trail tablets running Windows 8 and Android 4.2 in action.

Intel Bay Trail Prototype Tablet Homescreen

The tablet has a 10-inch, 2560 x 1440-pixel screen, and it’s able to power all those pixels smoothly as we saw the Android version running a game-engine demo without dropping any frames. Even after running this demo for several minutes, the back of the tablet remained cool to the touch. Unfortunately, we were not allowed to film the game engine demo, but we were able to film the device smoothly flipping through the app menus on the Android 4.2 OS. 

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Intel Bay Trail Prototype Tablet Windows 8

The tablet running Windows 8 had the same exact hardware as its Android-based companion. We watched as an Intel rep flipped through a stock install of Windows 8, but were unable to see any demos that showed the platform’s performance or battery life potential. However, we were impressed with the smooth performance in both operating systems and tablet’s ability to provide that performance on such a high-resolution screen without emitting much heat.

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Avram Piltch
Avram Piltch
The official Geeks Geek, as his weekly column is titled, Avram Piltch has guided the editorial and production of Laptopmag.com since 2007. With his technical knowledge and passion for testing, Avram programmed several of LAPTOP's real-world benchmarks, including the LAPTOP Battery Test. He holds a master’s degree in English from NYU.
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