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Intel Shows off "Letexo" Slider Hybrid-Ultrabook

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  1. btarunr

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    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.

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    "Letexo" is talked about at 1:10.

    Sources: UltrabookNews, VR-Zone
     
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    Worst name ever?
     
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    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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    Amen to that. This looks interesting.

    Anyone know what processor is used in this Ultrabook ?
     
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    Looks good and I don't mind the name but I will probably mind the price.
     
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    not tegra2.... but an intel equivalent in performance at least...
     
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    Ultrabook already cost a bomb, includes a touchscreen going to make it cost a lot more.
     

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