Updated: Intel's Honeycomb Reference Tablet: 8.9mm Thick, Medfield Insideby Anand Lal Shimpi on September 13, 2011 3:46 PM EST
Paul Otellini showed this tablet off earlier today but we got a little more detail on it just moments ago. Intel has put together a 32nm Atom (Medfield) based reference design which will be available to OEMs should they be interested in it. The only physical specification we have is its thickness: 8.9mm. Update: The display is a pretty typical (for Honeycomb) 10-inch 1280 x 800 panel.
Intel is running a build of Honeycomb (3.2) on the device however it's still in alpha. Intel is currently working on improving performance, power consumption and stability of the platform at this point. Intel is expecting to see Medfield based designs in the market in the first half of 2012.
I'm not expecting huge performance out of Medfield, but Silvermont will likely bring out-of-order execution to Atom and really start to redefine its performance levels in 2013. At this point all Intel needs is a design win so it can start iterating and executing in this space.