At IDF Beijin 2012 GoWorld is showing off an Ultrabook prototype which uses a hybrid sliding design. Intel has been saying that one of the goals of the Ultrabook campaign is to bring the good features from the tablet realm to the laptop — things like instant-on, long standby time, thinness, and light weight. It’s no wonder that along for the ride is touchscreen functionality. Thanks to Windows 8 doing double-duty as a traditional desktop OS and also a touchscreen friendly OS with its Metro half, convertible Ultrabooks could actually become a mainstream reality.
Much like the hybrid Ultrabook slider that we spotted earlier today, the GoWorld Ultrabook seen in the video below is just a prototype, though it is expected that we’ll see the launch of this sort of Ultrabook at some point in 2012. The final device would need to be more thin to officially use the name ‘Ultrabook’, and it will be using the latest generation Ivy Bridge Ultrabook platform. NetbookNews.com got their hands on the GoWorld hybrid Ultrabook and shot a video of it in action. The touch component looks surprisingly responsive!