Intel launches Bay Trail chips to compete for the tablet market

Intel has launched Bay Trail – a family of chips to compete with its rival ARM for the tablet market. ARM’s designs dominate the tablet market whereas Intel’s x86-based chips is mostly used in desktop and laptop computers. Intel has designed the chips for use in low-power devices including tablets.

Tech analysts believe that Bay Trail could pose a serious challenge to ARM. Unlike Intel, ARM does not make its own chips but generates revenue by licensing its designs to companies such as Qualcomm, Apple and Nvidia. ARM has the reputation of having the more energy efficient chips than Intel.

Samsung had surprised the tech industry in June when it announced that its 10 inch version of its Galaxy Tab 3 tablet would feature an Intel chip. Samsung is also planning to use ARM’s Big-Little design on its Exynos 5 Octa chip.

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