While the attention might be mainly on Intel Haswell a.k.a the 4th generation Core processor here at Computex 2013, the Intel team showed us a prototype tablet this morning which interestingly powered by the 3rd generation Core processor a.k.a the Ivy Bridge.
What make the prototype even more interesting is that the fact it actually runs on Android which is not something that processor usually do and the level of performance that the processor gives to the tablet is rather significant since it is able to run N.O.V.A 3 smoothly. Additionally, it is also equipped with a huge internal storage (at almost 500GB) as shown below.
In its essence, this prototype is an Acer Iconia W700 which have been heavily modified by the engineers at Intel. Apart from running on 3rd generation Intel Core processor, they also took the thermal fan away but the folks at Intel still manages to keep the operating temperature of the tablet just like the standard ARM-based tablet.
This fanless Intel Ivy Bridge Android prototype tablet might not be something you going to see in the market anytime soon and some might seen it as a show of “because we can” spirit by Intel but nevertheless, you can’t deny the tablet’s high-performance nature and potential.