At Computex 2014, Intel has revealed their Llama Mountain prototype tablets. Llama Mountain is based off of Intel's 14 nm Core M (Broadwell Y), which is the successor to Intel's 22 nm Haswell Y. The Core M chip operates at 60% lower TDP than Haswell Y. Core M will offer a 20% to 40% performance increase, and one to two additional hours of battery life.
Intel's design allows the device to overclock itself based on the orientation and optimal thermal distributions (examples: when the device is in the keyboard dock, or in the desktop dock with active cooling).
Intel has shown off two different sizes, both using the same Core M chip.
- Weight - 670 g (1.47 lbs)
- Thickness - 7.2 mm (0.28")
- Weight - 550 g (1.21 lbs)
- Thickness - 6.8 mm (0.27")
- Weight - 469 g (1.05 lbs)
- Thickness - 7.5 mm (0.29")
- Weight - 652 g (1.44 lbs)
- Thickness - 9.4 mm (0.37")
Intel Core M (Broadwell Y), will be in devices before the end of the year with prices expected to start from under $700 USD.
Intel's budget devices will be powered by their next Atom SoC, 14 nm Cherry Trail-T (the successor to the 22 nm Bay Trail-T).