Intel has made it clear that it is looking to re-invent the mobile computing experience. The company recently introduced its 4th fourth generation core family processor, code-named Haswell. Based on the new Silvermont Microarchitecture, these SoCs have ushered a new wave of Ultrabook 2in 1' that are PCs when you need it and tablets when you need it.
Kirk B Skaugen, senior vice-president and general manager of Intel's personal computer client group was here in Bangalore to talk about the developments in the Intel's on going pursuit of building powerful and energy efficient processors that are meant to revolutionize Ultrabooks.
"We are delivering on the vision set forth 2 years ago to reinvent the laptop with the introduction of our 4th generation Intel Core processors that were designed from the ground up for the Ultrabook and serve as the foundation for a new era of 2-in-1 computing," said Skaugen.
"We made one of the most seismic changes to our roadmap ever to build these new Core processors that deliver the stunning performance of the PC and the mobility of a tablet in one device. The new processors power the most exciting 2-in-1 designs to-date." he added.
4th gen Core based Ultrabook Features
Ultrabook devices are 20mm or less in thickness for systems with displays smaller than 14 inches and 23mm or less for systems with displays 14 inches or larger; many systems are much thinner.
Ultrabooks wake up in a flash -- going from a very deep sleep state (S4) to screen on in less than three seconds, and wake up from "sleep" mode even faster; additionally, they include SSDs or SSD caches that deliver faster access to favorite applications and data.
The latest Ultrabooks deliver always fresh data; waking up occasionally to pull data with minimal power consumption still allowing for more than seven1 days of standby on a single battery charge.
All Ultrabooks now have touch capabilities and also include Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi) as well as support robust Wi-Fi technology. Ultrabook devices provide the ultimate interactive user experience with multi-screen touch capabilities and all of the benefits of Windows 8* technology.
Intel WiDi 4.1 brings ‘touch and flick' capabilities and speed mode for low latency, low power panel refresh, and delivers smoother video play back for a cinema like movie watching experience.
Ultrabooks include a dual element array microphone which when coupled with the appropriate software, takes advantage of the local processing power to execute such voice commands as controlling media playback, updating social networks and performing Internet searches.
Extended battery life
The latest Ultrabook devices are capable of offering more than six hours of full HD media playback and over nine hours of idle power.
Security Built In
Intel Anti-Theft (Intel AT) technology is a hardware-based technology that makes it possible to lock down an Ultrabook if it's lost or stolen, secure sensitive information stored on the device's hard drive and reactivated to full functionality if recovered.
Ultrabook systems come enabled with anti-virus and anti-malware protection that offer active real-time scanning and removal, as well as Intel Identity Protection technology, which provides a more secure online experience for activities such as shopping, banking and gaming and is a more secure approach than software-only authentication.
Ultrabooks based on 4th generation Intel Core processors have at least one USB 3.0 port and Thunderbolt technology to enable incredibly fast transfer capabilities.
Skaugen also spoke about the Intel's next-generation Atom SoC, codenamed "Bay Trail" for next wave of tablets. He said Bay Trail will offer 2x more performance and 3x more graphics performance over the previous generation. These SoCs come with LTE compatibility or 4G capability. He said that the tablets running on the next-gen Bay trail processors, including the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 and a new Microsoft tablet will be launched by the end of Q3.
Skaugen also brings up the new Creative Senz3D camera which comes with gesture and voice command recognition. You can read the detailed report of this device here. He says camera will be bundled with various apps that can allow users to interact with PC like never before. For example one of the apps allows users to pick up objects in the screen and drop it somewhere else via gestures.
Intel introduced 4th generation Intel® CoreTM processors that serve as foundation to wave of new 2-in-1s that combine stunning PC performance with tablet-like mobility in one device and deliver on UltrabookTM vision.
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Intel unveiled for the first time its next-generation 22nm quad-core Intel® AtomTM SoC for tablets in conjunction with its forthcoming 4G LTE multimode data solution
Intel unveiled the new Creative Senz3D camera which comes with gesture and voice command recognition.