Intel has been hard at work for the last nine months shaking out the bugs on its new Oak Trail platform, and the first working Atom branded silicon is expected to start rolling off the line early next month. Several tablets and netbooks running the 1.5GHz Atom Z670 are expected to launch before the end of March and we can’t wait to see if Atom finally has what it takes to properly drive Windows 7.
This really isn't much of a surprise as the SoC is expected to hit the market in early 2011. The intial product will feature an Atom Z670 processor and SM35 chipset. The tablet-centric SoC will support MeeGo, Android and Windows 7. But as you'd expect, vendors opting for Windows will end up paying a lot more compared to those opting for MeeGo or Android. As per the report, the Oak Trail-MeeGo combo will cost $25.