Intel shows off the first reference design for the new Core M processor — and its super thin.

llama mountain 03 1024x576  Meet ‘Llama Mountain:’ a Broadwell tablet that’s thinner than an iPad Air

Intel introduced its next mobile processor, Core M, at Computex on Tuesday and on Wednesday Kirk Skaugen, General Manager, PC Client Group, showed off the first reference design using the processor.

llama mountain 04 1024x576  Meet ‘Llama Mountain:’ a Broadwell tablet that’s thinner than an iPad Air

While Llama Mountain is only a reference design — an example of the kinds of systems that can be built with the chip — it is the shape of things to come with Core M. Llama Mountain is thinner than the iPad Air or Macbook Air, coming in at 0.28 inches (7.2mm) and 1.4 pounds with a 12.5-inch screen. It’s also fanless, as Core M only requires passive cooling.

llama mountain 05 1024x576  Meet ‘Llama Mountain:’ a Broadwell tablet that’s thinner than an iPad Air

Below is the Llama Mountain motherboard (top) held up against the Macbook Air’s (below).

llama mountain 01 1024x576  Meet ‘Llama Mountain:’ a Broadwell tablet that’s thinner than an iPad Air

Ultimately the fate of Core M and Llama Mountain is in the hand’s of OEMs. It will be interesting to see what comes of it.

Photos by Chinese VR-Zone