The Intel Atom processors are low-power chips designed for smartphones, tablets, and other small and relatively affordable devices. This year Intel is introducing several new members of the Atom family ranging from the reasonably powerful Atom x7 chips used in devices like the $499 Microsoft Surface 3, mid-range Atom x5 chips for devices that will sell for $349 or less, and x3 chips for entry-level devices.
How cheap is an entry-level device? Pretty cheap. One of the first devices with an Intel Atom processor is a 7 inch Android tablet that’s expected to sell for around $50 in China.
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