J. Dzhugashvili writes: Intel is readying a new line of Atom processors, code-named Bay Trail, based on a completely overhauled architecture and fabricated using 22-nm tri-gate transistors. At the Intel Developer Forum this week, journalists were able to benchmark pre-production Bay Trail tablets for the first time. The results are interesting. While current-gen Atoms struggle to keep up with the fastest ARM-based SoCs, Bay Trail is measurably faster in a host of benchmarks. Bay Trail even comes close to AMD's A4-5000 "Kabini" processor, a 15W notebook chip, in some scenarios. Meanwhile, power utilization numbers suggest that battery run times of eight hours or more are in the cards. The results bode well for the next round of Windows tablets—and for future, Intel-based Android tablets, too.