Yes, that's what I like to see! Intel (INTC) came out of the gate swinging furiously at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show ("CES"). I'll spare the reader any further expository fluff and get right down to the two gems that Intel announced at the show:
Next generation "Bay Trail" quad core, 22nm Atom will be in tablets scheduled to be on the shelves for "Holiday 2013" powering both Microsoft (MSFT) Windows 8 and Google (GOOG) Android tablets
Intel has managed to get its third generation Core codenamed "Ivy Bridge" down from the 17W level to the 7W level for Ultrabooks and tablets during 1H 2013 so users don't need to wait for its 4th generation Core codenamed "Haswell" to get very low power consumption.
Intel Has Stopped The Windows ARM Threat
Intel's new chips effectively put an end to the notion of the ARM (ARMH) threat in the traditional Windows notebook/tablet space. The company is aggressively executing and will have very high performance, power-efficient solutions for every device that will run Windows 8. Not only does Intel's process technology advantage allow it to do a lot more than competitors on the performance and features front, it also gives it a power efficiency advantage. Further, compatibility with the suite of legacy Windows programs effectively puts a nail in the coffin of ARM in the Windows space.