PAGE: BUT TALKING SPECIFICALLY ABOUT INTELíS FLAGSHIP BUSINESS OF TODAY, THAT REFRESH CYCLE ISNíT GOING TO IMPROVE RIGHT? ITíS MORE LIKE 5 YEARS AGAINST 3 YEARS OR LESS. WHATíS THAT GOING TO DO TO YOUR BUSINESS?
NS: There are about 500 million PCs (300M Consumer, 200M Business) that are 4, 5 and 6 years old, and until recently there hasnít been as much change in PCs to give as good reasons for an upgrade as is the case now. We have also seen a significant evolution in the ecosystem to thin, light, power-efficient and touch enabled notebooks (i.e. bow wave effect).
PAGE: 2 IN 1S SEEM COOL Ė BUT WILL THEY REALLY BE ANYTHING MORE THAN NICHE THIS YEAR? HOW MUCH WILL THEY COST?
NS: We anticipate 2 in 1 designs to be popular, as an innovative form factor that has tremendous potential to bring many of the best attributes of the tablet and PC together. With 4th gen Core and Silvermont-based devices we expect to see more than 50 in the coming year.
PAGE: WHAT DIFFERENTIATES TABLETS FROM 2 IN 1S?
NS: A 2 in 1 is a device that includes full laptop and tablet capabilities in a single form factor with a keyboard that has the ability to convert or detach into a flat tablet usage. These devices deliver full PC performance and productivity along with tablet capabilities such as touch and quick responsiveness that consumers have grown to love.
PAGE: Weíve seen some new Android tablets hit the market recently. What are Intelís plans to develop for Android?
NS: It should come as no surprise that
PAGE: SECURITY IS ONE OF THE MAIN BARRIERS FOR ANDROID IN THE ENTERPRISE. WHAT IS INTELíS STRATEGY WITH ANDROID IN ENTERPRISE AND WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO ADDRESS THE ANDROID BARRIERS?
NS: To increase the Enterprise trust in Android,
PAGE: INTELíS CEO BRIAN KRZANICH HAS STATED THAT INTEL WILL MOVE FASTER IN MOBILITY. WHAT CHANGES CAN WE EXPECT?
NS: Changes will drive greater emphasis on our Atom-based products, bringing the full weight of our process and architectural leadership to the Atom family. We will move Atom even faster to our leading edge silicon technology, and focus on the SoC integration of key components like graphics, communication, and other devices. This does not mean we will lessen the value or leadership of our core product family, but rather make Atom an equal player in technology leadership for the mobile space. Both product lines will be driving
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