Dell’s First Windows 8 Tablet Comes with Atom Clover Trail [Pictured]
This will be a fast one, but it only has 2 gigabytes of system memory
American company DELL is one of the largest computer manufacturers in the world. For a long time an Intel exclusive partner, DELL is reportedly getting ready to launch its first Windows 8 tablet which will be powered by an Intel processor.The device will have quite a large 10.8” screen and will sport the dreaded 1366 x 768 resolution, but for such a medium-sized screen, the “HD Ready” 1366 x 768 resolution will be just fine.
Many of you are probably wondering how will Intel’s low performance graphics be able to handle 3D applications running at such a resolution. The answer is “just fine,” as it is likely it won’t be Intel made, but rather a PowerVR GX544MP2 core licensed from Imagination.
We’ve seen how Medfield is able to stand against last year’s dual-core and quad-core ARM processors, so Clover Field can only do better.
The ones that think Clover Trail with Windows 8 will be slow, should really think again.
Sure, Microsoft’s operating systems are demanding, but Windows 8 was built with low-power tablets in mind, and we believe DELL knew what it was doing when it chose to offer the tablet with only 2 GB or RAM.
We must underline that, considering the low price of DDR memory right now, 4 GB would have been preferable.
This is not the usual DDR2 800 MHz memory like you might think, but a LP version. That’s short for Low Power, so upgrading may be tricky.
Storage is going to be very fast, as a 128 GB SSD is also available.
The tablet will also come with a fingerprint reader, dual webcams (2MP and 8MP), and a removable battery with a high capacity option.
Because Clover Trail is very power-efficient, the battery life will be slated between 6 and 8 hours with the normal battery, and 10 to 12 hours with the high capacity one.
Let’s see how AMD’s Hondo will be able to stand against this with its 40 nm manufacturing technology.