Wireless Display - Now on Atom Tablets!

Intel has been pretty big on WiDi technology since debuting it at CES 2010. They're shipping 48 notebook SKUs with the technology and are pushing it to the Atom platform later this year. The real news from the keynote, though, was the Atom-based tablet sporting WiDi demoed by Otellini onstage. The WiDi technology itself appeared to be pretty much the same as the technology found on current WiDi enabled notebooks, except in an internet tablet form factor. The tablet was presumably running the Oak Trail platform underhood and was connected to an existing WiDi TV adapter while playing through a short video flawlessly.

This is more interesting than just the WiDi technology - it's about being able to touch the information on your television screen. The tablet becomes a really large remote to control the media shown on screen. Along with the netbook implementation, this is a great next step for WiDi. Tablets running Atom can process HD video and push it to an HDTV seamlessly, so any media you play on your computer can be watched on your TV. Bringing it to tablets just gives you a more tactile method to control your media wirelessly, whtich is pretty impressive.

More from IDF soon, stay tuned!

IDF 2010 - Not just chipmaking
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  • dgz - Monday, September 13, 2010 - link

    Intel is a "Computing Solutions provider" and not a chipmaker as much as Shell is an "Energy company" and not just an oil company.
  • therealnickdanger - Monday, September 13, 2010 - link

    Looks like the demo has some overscan problems to deal with before it's ready for prime time. Not exactly what I would call "flawless". Also, is WiDi yet capable of 1080p? Seems to me like Intel should be leveraging WirelessHD here rather than try to reinvent the wheel. I don't want to have 4 different adapters for WirelessHD, WiDi, WDMI, and WiGig in my house - kinda defeats the purpose.

    In understand that WiDi is supposed to clone the desktop of the device, but there's not much point in try to play back 1080p content over WiDi if it's not native. WiDi is worthless in the HTPC realm, even if it is fun to show off for your friends.
  • DanNeely - Tuesday, September 14, 2010 - link

    That's probably just the guy who setup the demo not putting the TV in the correct mode. By default almost all TVs overscan like that.
  • strikeback03 - Monday, September 13, 2010 - link

    Running only "known good" applications sounds like a bad idea to me, albeit something Apple would probably like.
  • jasperjones - Monday, September 13, 2010 - link

    I hope we won't see anything resembling TPM ever again!
  • Zingam - Monday, September 13, 2010 - link

    "Computing Solutions provider, not just Chipmaker"

    Haha... not just Chipmaker... they are a Chipmaker and the biggest at that... What other computing solutions besides x86 chips does Intel provide? They cannot even make a descent GPU... XD
  • anactoraaron - Monday, September 13, 2010 - link

    ...look really great! Can you say Meego Phone integration too??

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