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10 Intel Tablets To Be Shown At Computex 2011

Intel's partners will unveil at least 10 new tablets at the Computex trade show in Taipei that will start on the 31st of May. Last week Intel's CEO, Paul Otellini, told analysts that the company had managed to attract 35 tablet designs with the Atom alone.

The Wall Street Journal (opens in new tab) reports that Navin Shenoy, Intel's general manager for Asia-Pacific, indicated that customers can expect more than 35 tablets based on Intel chips by the end of the year, although he didn't mention whether they will be based solely on Atom Oak Trail based processors or on ultra low voltage Sandy Bridge parts.

Who are the 10 partners that will launch Intel tablets at Computex? Lenovo told us yesterday that they won't have an official presence at the event, so that rules one of the biggest players in the market out.

This leaves Dell, HP, Fujitsu, Acer, Asus, MSI, Toshiba, Gigabyte, LG and Samsung. That said, we expect to see significantly more tablets with ARM inside at the event, as a few big names - LG & Fujitsu to name two - have come to the market since the last big tablet fest at MWC in February.

Whether the new Atom-based tablets will just be upgraded versions of models we saw earlier this year or completely different beasts altogether remains to be seen, especially in the light of what Apple has achieved with the iPad 2.

Désiré Athow
Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.