Intel Windows 8 Tablets Details: Two Sizes, Atom Guts, and 4G Goodness To Come

At a conference in Beijing earlier today, Intel released some new details on what its Windows 8 tablets will look like when they finally launch either later this year or early next. Turns out there are actually going to be two different lines: a traditional 10-inch model, and an 11-inch hybrid with a physical keyboard.

Here's what'll be inside: A dual code Atom Z2760 Clover Trail chip with a "burst mode" that allows short periods of high-level performance; a (claimed) nine-hour battery; and NFC and Wi-Fi Direct, which allows devices to connect to each other without a traditional network. They'll be under 1.5 pounds, and less than 9mm thick. And all will have 3G/4G connectivity, though that is not saying very much at all considering how loosely "4G" is thrown around.

Intel Windows 8 Tablets Details: Two Sizes, Atom Guts, and 4G Goodness To Come

None of those specs are too surprising, and they all fall in line with the requirements Microsoft laid out for Windows 8 tablets months ago. Still, seeing details like these out of Intel means we might be seeing the tablets sooner rather than later. [CNET]