Intel Oak Trail for slim netbooks and tablets landing in 2011

June 1, 2010 at 8:38 am

Intel Oak TrailIntel has formally announced its “Oak Trail” platform that is the company’s SoC (system on chip) Atom platform designed with tablets and skinny netbooks in mind. There is little technical detail on the platform right now by we know that it should deliver around a 50 percent reduction in power consumption.

It will also be capable of full 1080p HD video playback and will support MeeGo, Windows 7 and Google’s Android and Chrome OS operating systems. It is expected to launch in early 2011. Click through for a large slide picture. Read more

Intel “Oak Trail” set to replace Atom Z series?

February 18, 2010 at 9:38 pm

Intel may be set to launch a replacement of the Atom Z series of processors according to PC Watch. The Atom Z CPUs are found on a number of netbooks including the Sony Vaio P, MSI Wind U115 and Asus Eee PC T91MT. Intel had already announced Moorestown, the successor to Menlow that includes the Atom Z series, as part of its MID/smartphone platform.

Rumours suggest that Intel may be launching a new version of Menlow called “Menlow Plus” or “Menlow Refresh” with clock speeds faster than 2GHz. However, another rumour suggests that Intel is working on a Moorestown version for PCs dubbed Oak Trail. It’s all rumours for now but we’ll keep you posted with any developments.