Featured Articles

Intel takes credit for three-way 4K gaming

Intel takes credit for three-way 4K gaming

All of a sudden Intel is talking about desktop gaming like there is no tomorrow and it is pushing it. The…

More...
Nvidia Shield Tablet 32GB 4G LTE out for pre orders

Nvidia Shield Tablet 32GB 4G LTE out for pre orders

Nvidia has finally revealed the shipping date of its Shield Tablet 32GB in 4G LTE flavour and in case you pre-order…

More...
Apple announces its Apple Watch

Apple announces its Apple Watch

Apple has finally unveiled its eagerly awaited smartwatch and surprisingly it has dropped the "i" from the brand, calling it simply…

More...
Skylake 14nm announced

Skylake 14nm announced

Kirk B. Skaugen, Senior Vice President General Manager, PC Client Group has showcased Skylake, Intel’s second generation 14nm architecture.

More...
Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool is well known for its gamer cases with aggressive styling. However, the Dead Silence chassis offers consumers a new choice,…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Tuesday, 15 January 2013 10:12

Intel changes Ultrabook definition

Written by Nick Farrell



Wants to include Windows 8 capability


Intel has added a few lines to its definition of the word 'ultrabook' to take into account the new functions of Windows 8.

The latest upgrade of the definition will mean that all future ultrabooks containing one of Intel's upcoming Haswell processors will be required to feature a multipoint touchscreen and a battery that provides at least 8 hours of use.  Previously to call something an Ultrabook it would have to manage seven hours and touchscreen was not considered important.

Another requirement will be WiDi which is Intel's Wireless Display technology is a standard that allows computers and mobile devices to send their image wirelessly to compatible TVs and other display devices. The new standards will be in place by the end of the year.  Intel wants to see machines with thse standards with a starting price of $599.

This seems pretty unlikely, but Intel thinks that the volume of ultrabooks will be so high by the end of the year the unit price will have come down. Good luck with that.

Last modified on Tuesday, 15 January 2013 10:14
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments