Enterprise Mobility: Intel Atom Chips Power Lenovo K800, IdeaTab K210 Tablet
LAS VEGAS - Intel Corp. has taken some well-deserved lumps for failing to provide low-power parity for processors that compete with ARM-based systems. That could change, based on a few devices we saw Jan. 11 at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show here. These include the Intel smartphone reference design device, which Intel's mobile chief Mike Bell claimed was hardly a reference device because it was so advanced; the Lenovo K800 Android smartphone, which is coming to China in the second quarter; and the Lenovo IdeaTab K210, a 10.1-inch Android tablet. All three devices were powered by Intel's Atom 1.6GHz processor and seemed snappy in limited testing. However, we were unable to handle the IdeaTab because it was in pre-production and the software was a bit on the sparse side, the Lenovo representative told us. Check out the photos of some of the first Intel "Medfield" devices in this slide show.