Intel: Touch-based Ultrabooks With Windows 8 Coming Next Year


We all know Intel is “all in” about bringing Ultrabooks to mainstream. They even announced the Ultrabook fund of $300 million to bring down the cost of Ultrabooks that would enable volume shipments. At an Intel conference yesterday, CEO Paul Otellini said that Touch based Ultrabooks based on Windows 8 will be a main focus for Intel next year.

“To do that, we have to get touch to a lower cost. This is particularly important, as we move to the launch of Windows 8. The iPad and the iPhone have made touch a paradigm,” he said.

Windows 8 in 2012 will usher in touch-based “ultrabooks,” as Intel calls the form factor. “Starting with Windows 8, you have a mainstream operating system incorporating touch. Our view is that in the ultrabook lines, touch is a pretty critical enabler. When users see that new Windows interface, they’re going to want to touch it. If the screen does nothing, you have disappointed [the] consumer,” Otellini said.

Hope we see them in our store shelves soon ! !

Read more on this at CNET.

Some links in the article may not be viewable as you are using an AdBlocker. Please add us to your whitelist to enable the website to function properly.

Related
Comments