Printed from http://www.electronista.com

ASUS ultrabook, tablet hybrid seen with Windows 8 in Sept.

updated 10:35 am EST, Fri December 9, 2011

ASUS to bring out Ivy Bridge Windows 8 ultrabook

ASUS plans to release a mobile PC that combines the features of a notebook with those of an ultrabook, industry sources told Digitimes. It will reportedly be powered by Windows 8 and sport an Intel chip, along with a swiveling screen. The screen will turn the notebook into a tablet PC, thanks also in part to Windows 8 native touch interface.

The computer would be shown off at the 2012 Computex Taipei show, the same sources indicated. The PC will likely be powered by Intel's Ivy Bridge processors, which should begin appearing in the first consumer products in the first half of next year. It's the first 22nm chip and should bring increased efficiencies compared to today's 32nm chips.

Convertible tablets aren't new and were the primary choice of format for the pre-iPad era Windows tablet PC. Because they were usually based on either conventional notebook designs or earlier ultraportables, though, they were usually too heavy, too thick, and too expensive to be viable for competition against either regular notebooks or the iPad. Microsoft's reluctance to add a true touch-native interface also gave little motivation to use one for anybody but niche buyers.



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Advertisement

Recent Reviews

Seagate Wireless

It seems like no matter how much internal storage is included today's mobile devices, we, as users, will always find a way to fill the ...

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 (Android, 10.1-inch)

Lenovo is building a bigger name for itself year after year, including its devices expanding beyond desktop computers. The company's l ...

Brother HL-L8250CDN Color Laser Printer

When it comes to selecting a printer, the process is not exactly something most people put a lot of thought into. Printers are often t ...

Advertisement

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News