Intel offers a sneak peek at a hybrid tablet ultrabook running Windows 8

Summary:Maybe Windows 8 will reimagine hardware more than I initially thought.

Intel has posted a video showing highlight from the Intel Developer Forum 2012 held in Beijing, China last week. In that video is an interesting looking hybrid tablet ultrabook running Windows 8.

The hybrid system, called Letexo, transforms from a tablet into a system which has a keyboard and a screen propped up on a stand.

Here's the system in "tablet" mode:

And here it is in "ultrabook" mode:

This design makes a lot for sense for a device where you're going to be prodding at the screen since it give the screen added stability. One of the biggest problems with touch on notebooks is that prodding the screen sends the device rocking back and forth, a flaw that makes placing precise touches on the screen tricky. This design cleverly solves that problem.

This looks like a thinner, sexier version of the Toshiba Portege M930.

Here's the full video:

Maybe Windows 8 will reimagine hardware more than I initially thought.

Related:

Topics: Hardware, Intel, Laptops, Mobility, Tablets

About

Adrian Kingsley-Hughes is an internationally published technology author who has devoted over a decade to helping users get the most from technology -- whether that be by learning to program, building a PC from a pile of parts, or helping them get the most from their new MP3 player or digital camera.Adrian has authored/co-authored technic... Full Bio

zdnet_core.socialButton.googleLabel Contact Disclosure

Kick off your day with ZDNet's daily email newsletter. It's the freshest tech news and opinion, served hot. Get it.

Related Stories

The best of ZDNet, delivered

You have been successfully signed up. To sign up for more newsletters or to manage your account, visit the Newsletter Subscription Center.
Subscription failed.