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Intel previews new tablet chips
intel's new microprocessor is aimed at the mobile and tablet market
Intel has previewed a wave of tablet computers powered by a microprocessor that the company redesigned to make a bigger dent in the rapidly growing mobile market.
An assortment of major computer vendors made the tablets previewed in San Francisco.
All the devices depend on Intel's new processor and Windows 8, a dramatic overhaul of the widely used operating system made by Microsoft.
The tablets will not go on sale until October 26 when Windows 8 is released.
The prices for the various machines will be revealed during the next few weeks.
Intel held the event in an attempt to prove it is adapting to the market upheaval caused by the increasing popularity of smartphones and tablets such as Apple's iPad.