Thursday, April 12th 2012

Intel Shows off "Letexo" Slider Hybrid-Ultrabook

At IDF Beijing, Intel showed off an almost unique new class of Ultrabook devices which could be sold by various notebook OEMs in the future, codenamed "Letexo". This is a tablet + slider ultrabook, similar in form (albeit larger) to the ASUS EeePad Slider, except that it has an Intel processor inside, and runs Windows 8 (the EeePad Slider was NVIDIA Tegra 2 and Android 3.0 driven). When slid down, Letexo is almost as compact and functional as a tablet PC, with its multi-touch screen, letting you take advantage of Windows Metro UI; when slid up, a keyboard and trackpad are revealed, letting you use it as just another laptop. Perhaps Letexo is intended to be a large-scale effort by Intel to bring about a transition between laptops and tablets, by shaping people's usage patterns towards more touch-based interface.

A video presentation follows.



"Letexo" is talked about at 1:10.Sources: UltrabookNews, VR-Zone
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6 Comments on Intel Shows off "Letexo" Slider Hybrid-Ultrabook

#2
Vulpesveritas
by: Thefumigator
Worst name ever?
Quite possibly, but this is the first "ultrabook" that I've seen that actually makes sense. Not to mention gives a purpose for windows 8. Just give me back the start menu and this would make sense for the future of portable computers XD
Of course, that's IMO.
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#3
hardcore_gamer
by: Vulpesveritas
this is the first "ultrabook" that I've seen that actually makes sense.
Amen to that. This looks interesting.

Anyone know what processor is used in this Ultrabook ?
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#4
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
Looks good and I don't mind the name but I will probably mind the price.
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#5
Thefumigator
by: hardcore_gamer
Amen to that. This looks interesting.

Anyone know what processor is used in this Ultrabook ?
not tegra2.... but an intel equivalent in performance at least...
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#6
Apocalypsee
Ultrabook already cost a bomb, includes a touchscreen going to make it cost a lot more.
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