"We can offer everything the ARM guys can in terms of power and cost and affordability but can also offer something they can’t, which is 100 percent compatibility with everything that’s ever been written for Windows up to this time," he added.
Otellini said another opportunity will come as the tablet computer evolves.
"I don’t think the tablet as we know and love it today is the end state of computing. I think it’s much more likely you’ll see notebooks as they get thinner and smaller and lighter and tablets as they get smarter merge together," said Otellini.
Intel has "a number of customers designing hybrids, or convertible designs, that take the best of both — slide-out keyboards, higher performance capabilities, yet they're always on, always connected and touch-enabled," he added. And Intel will be powering them.