Just like every prior CES in the past few years, Intel(s intc) is touting how its chips are ready for mobile devices. The only difference in 2012 is that I’m starting to believe the company. Some of my prior skepticism disappeared after I got a five-minute demonstration of an Intel-powered tablet running Google Android(s goog) 4.0. Here’s a look so you can see the performance.

Of course, performance usually comes at the price of battery power, and that’s where ARM-based(s armh) chips shine. These sip power both when in idle mode and in everyday usage. But according to the Intel folks, so does the 1.6 GHz Medfield chip in this Lenovo tablet: eight to 10 hours of run time with 30 days of standby in a tablet as thin as an iPad(s aapl). Those are ARM-type battery life numbers but with peppy performance.

From what I saw of the…

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