DigiTimes, a publication based in Asia, has urged Intelto lower the prices of its processors that will later be used in Windows 8 laptops and tablets. DigiTimes claims that this is necessary if Intel chips are to compete with those that are based on the ARM design.
"While Intel and AMD have been making efforts to develop low power processors for use in smartphones and tablet PCs, they cannot compete with solutions from ARM in terms of price, according to notebook makers," the publication said.
So, now one has to find out which chips is DigiTimes exactly referring to. Intel has quite a few processors that are lined up for release. Its latest Atom processor called 'Medfield' will soon be out and it is meant for Lenovo and Motorola smartphones. Then later this year, the company will launch its dual-core 'Clover Trail' atom processor that has specially been designed for Windows 8 tablets. The year 2013 will in fact see the release of two chips named Silvermont and Haswell.