Windows RT or Windows 8 for ARM devices launched a couple weeks ago and today we have the very first Intel-driven Windows 8 tablet device to hit our labs, powered by Intel's latest low power Clover Trail Atom Z2760 SoC (System on Chip). The Atom Z2760 is a new dual core chip from Intel with integrated engines for graphics, HD video encode and decode and a low power DDR2 DRAM controller. Clover Trail, like Medfield for smartphones, marks Intel's latest effort to break into the exploding tablet market. With Windows 8 finally launched, does Intel's new Atom architecture have what it takes to compete and offer consumers a full X86 compatible solution to complement existing desktop and notebook devices?
Here we'll take an early look at Clover Trail's performance
and our test vehicle is none other than Samsung's new ATIV Smart PC 500T.