Intel have spent some time on the side lines of the Tablet market watching from a distance and developing their own answer to Nvidia’s SoC processors.  Finally after much rumor and speculation they have today announced the launch of their latest Atom Z670 CPU codenamed Oak Trail. It will be debuted in May by the next generation of Google Android-based Tablets. The first of these devices will be introduced by various manufactures such as Lenovo, Viliv and Fujitsu at Computex 2011 in Taiwan where Windows 7 variants will also be demonstrated. The new CPU boasts vastly improved video decoding and HD playback performance.

It is expected that these new Tablets will be running Android 3.0 Honeycomb from the beginning. One such Tablet that has made use of The Oak Trail Atom Z670 is the ViewSonic ViewPad 10 Pro, which ran at a clock speed of 1.5 GHz single-core. The Z670 boasts a 50% reduction in power consumption on average and also supports Intel HD Audio. The Z670 is also expected to deliver significantly longer battery life.

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