So as a person that really likes small Windows tablets this is a pretty big blow to me. I do agree that cherrytrail was a complete disaster, I went through several 8-10 inch cherrytrail tablets that were horribly buggy just to end up with a larger Surface 3 that I like. However my ideal tablet is still an 8 inch Windows tablet. Baytrails were pretty awesome as far as reliability and battery life but lacked power and did not typically support 4GB ram or 1080P + screens. Somehow MS bucked the trend with Cherrytrail and produced the Surface 3 which has decent battery life, good power and is very reliable. My hope was to see a Surface mini down the road. I literally just want a Surface 3 shrunk down to 8 inches, that is my perfect tablet. So without Atom what are the chances we ever see another X86 Surface Non Pro like the Surface 3 or a surface mini? Is CoreM workable in a smaller tablet? I've heard mixed things about CoreM and am not familiar with it's ability to be in smaller tablets. Why couldn't intel build a SOC that was as good in battery life and reliable as Baytrail but with the power needed in modern X86 devices? I really have ZERO interests in Arm based devices, I like my small tablets but do not want to be handicapped by ARM based devices running IOS or Android. I hope something can fill the void, the world seems ignorant to how useful a small X86 based tablet is. A real powerful pc you can carry in one hand is very useful.