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Most of the tablets that you get excited about run ARM processors, putting Intel in the curious position of being the underdog in the tablet space, continually updating its Atom processors as it goes. The latest iteration, Bay Trail is looking particularly good.

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Windows 8 hardware sales are off to a slow start as shoppers scratch their heads over Microsoft's new operating system and flock to low-cost tablets instead. Could a souped-up netbook save the day? The latest hybrids powered by Intel Atom processors promise the best of both worlds: the versatility of a laptop combined with the portability of a touch screen slate. But now that we've tested a couple of these detachables, I've concluded that the folks who price these things are detached from reality.

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Intel's inability to crack the mobile market has been a growing blemish on their record, an increasingly sore spot that's seen the processor giant sit out the biggest new product category since the laptop. Sure, there have been tablets with Intel inside, but they've been solidly second-rate battery suckers. So how will intel catch up? By throwing Moore's law out the window, and upgrading its Atom processor at unprecedented speeds.