Intel has announced that it has started shipping its latest Atom Z670 processor, codenamed “Oak Trail” for the tablets. The Atom Z670 processor for tablets brings better performance with multimedia playback, runs at 1.5GHz and promises to support 1080p video and HDMI-out, and longer battery life than previous Z series Atom CPUs. This chip comes with Intel’s GMA 600 integrated graphics and have the capability of supporting Meego, Windows 7, and Android operating systems, lets the manufacturers to build tablets that can boot into a variety of operating systems.
Intel writes that we can expect to see over 35 "innovative tablet and hybrid designs" from the likes of Fujitsu, Lenovo, Razer and Viliv. Intel also noted that this chip is designed for more portable embedded designs. We will have the chance to see the tablets running with this new processor during the Intel Developer Forum on Tuesday and also tease its next generation 32nm “Cedar Trail” chipset for the netbooks. Cedar Trail will provide support for Intel Wireless Display, PC Synch, Fast Boot and Intel Wireless Music and it will enable a "new wave of fanless, cool and quiet, sleek and innovative netbooks, entry-level desktops and all-in-one designs."