When you read â€œBay Trailâ€ on tech sites or magazines, they are not talking about the San Francisco Bay Trail nor the Bay Trail in Melbourne.
Tech editors are referring to the Intelâ€™s latest system-on-a-chip (SoC) processor family, codenamed â€œBay Trailâ€.
Bay Trail is Intelâ€™s most powerful processor to date for tablets and other mobile devices that provide balance of performance, features and battery life.
Bay Trail has 3 variants targeting different product segments: Bay Trail-T, Bay Traiy-M, Bay Trail-D.
You will learn about the features of each Bay Trail variant in this article.
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Bay Trail-T: Intel Atom Z3000 series
Bay Trail-T is now know as the Intel Atom Processor Z3000 Series (Z3770, Z3740). It is Intelâ€™s most capable, high-performance SoC to-date for tablets and 2-inâ€“1 device.
Build on 22nm microarchitecture, Intel Atom Z3000 is high performance yet low power consumption, up to 10 hours battery life. The SoC includes Intel Burst Technology 2.0 with 4 cores 4 threads and 2MB L2 cache.
The highlight? Intel Atom Z3000 series (Bay Trail-T) supports both Windows 8 and Android operating systems â€“ First in mobile platform solution.
Donâ€™t be surprise when you see a slim and light Windows+Android device!
Bay Trail-M: Intel Pentium and Celeron for Mobile
Bay Trail-M line available in 4 SKU: Intel Pentium N3510, Intel Celeron N2910, N2810, and N2805 processors.
Bay Trail-M ability to power detachable & convertible devices, touch-enabled notebooks at lower price range. Starting from USD$199 for clamshell device (notebook), USD$250 for touch-enabled notebook and USD$349 for 2-inâ€“1 device.
Comparing to previous Pentium and Celeron processors, Intel claims that Bay Trail-M has up to 3x faster performance in productivity applications and up to 3x graphic improvement. The battery life is up to 8 hours.
Bay Trail-D: Intel Pentium and Celeron for Desktops
Bay Trail-D available in 3 SKU: Intel Pentium J2850, Intel Celeron J1850, and Intel Celeron J1750.
They are Intelâ€™s smallest-ever package for desktop processors. It is up to 3x faster performance than previous processors.
The ability to support fanless designs, make it ideal for small form factor entry-level desktop computer and intelligent digital displays.
System running on Bay Trail D will start at USD$199.
Intel Bay Trail family in a glance
Now you know the different Bay Trail family members (T, M, D):
- Bay Trail-T (Intel Atom Z) has best performance, used in 2-inâ€“1 and tablets. Support Windows and Android.
- Bay Trail-M (Pentium & Celeron N) is for entry-level notebook.
- Bay Trail-D (Pentium & Celeron J) is for entry-level small form factor and desktop.
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