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IDF 2014 – New Moorefield tablets from ASUS, Dell & Lenovo

The Intel Atom Z3500 series based on the Moorefield platform are designed for smartphones and small tablets (7-8 inch). The SoC itself is based on the same Silvermont quad-core out-of-order architecture as BayTrail while the GPU is based on a PowerVR solution, G6430 more exactly clocked at 533MHz (Apple uses the same GPU but clocked at just 200MHz). This enables lower thermals and smaller package, which makes integration in smaller devices possible.

The use on PowerVR graphics makes the Moorefield more suitable for Android devices, while Baytrail remains the better choice for Windows based tablets due to Intel HD Graphics. Also Moorefield also supports the new XMM 7260 LTE enabled silicon which support CAT 6, making it very interesting for the mobile devices.

At MWC 2914 we could see the first implementations of Moorefield from ASUS and Lenovo, but the first really interesting tablet was showed at IDF this year: Dell Venue 8 7000 series. The Atom Z3500 quad-core processor is clocked at 2.3 GHz with Turbo, the RAM is set at 2 GB while for storage we have 16 GB. The tablet is officially the thinest in the world with just 6mm, it has a beautiful 8.4-inch OLED display with native of 2560 x 1600 resolution and also features Intel RealSense camera technology. The tablet will be available for orders in about 2 weeks at an undisclosed price.

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