Monday, 14 January 2013

Touch Screens - The Next Brand Of Laptops


Intel's CES booth, still a large presence in the CES Central Hall, had one basic unmistakable message: Touch has arrived.

This simply means consumers should be prepared to adapt to this new awesome and innovative Tech.
Windows 8 convertibles, detachables, touch-screen laptops, and just plain tablets from Hewlett-Packard, Dell, Samsung, Acer, Asus, Lenovo, Toshiba, Sony, and others blanketed Intel's list of manufacturers.

And to make sure the touch message was crystal clear, Intel issued an edict to PC partners during its CES keynote: All next-generation ultra-books based on its "Haswell" chip must be touch.

(Desktop Touch)
Based on what was displayed at the Intel booth (and other booths, like Samsung's), this is how it will break down:
Convertible: Convertibles, like the HP EliteBook Revolve and Lenovo Yoga, have swivel touch screens that can't be detached from the unit.
The important info here is that the Intel processor and related electronics are still under the keyboard, so these systems tend to have higher performance because the design affords more opportunity to keep the processor cool.
Detachable: These are essentially tablets with well-integrated keyboard docks. They would include the new Lenovo ThinkPad Helix, HP's Envy x2, and Samsung ATIV Smart PC.
Detachables put the processor electronics behind the screen. And that usually forces PC makers to use a lower-performance, more power efficient chip like Intel's "Clover Trail" Atom.
One of the few exceptions to that rule is the ThinkPad Helix, which manages to cram a mainstream Intel Ivy Bridge chip into a tablet.
As a matter of fact, Intel is now trying to get more PC makers to do this. It has just begun shipping a new Y series Ivy Bridge processor that is more power efficient than the one in the Helix(ThinkPad).
Still, battery life won't be terrific, and Ivy Bridge chips, even the power-efficient ones still require fans to keep them cool.Well, I'll like to have hands first-on on any of this new gadgets.WOULD YOU ?
 

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