During Intel’s IDF event in Shenzhen, the company showcased a low cost 2 in 1 device, a low cost unit based on Braswell technology. This is a solution for clamshells and 2 in 1 models and the reference design was called Orchid Island.
The slate is built around a Celeron N3000 Braswell chip and has a target price of $299. For somewhere around $299 – $349 Intel delivers a product with a 11.6 inch multitouch IPS panel supporting a 1366 x 768 pixel resolution and 64 GB of eMMC storage, as well as 4 GB of RAM. There’s a 37 Wh battery in the mix, included in the reference design, as well as a HDMI port, USB 3.0 port and SD card slot.
There’s no USB 3.1 support here and the “lid” part weighs 750 grams. The OS versions are Windows, Android or even Chrome OS and battery life is said to be up to 11.5% better than the one of the systems built on previous gen Baytrail M processors. Intel Atom X5 and x7 solutions were also demoed, coming with longer battery lives and affordable prices.