Update: High quality video from the Intel CES 2013 press conference here.
Notes from the Intel Press Conference at CES. (Ultrabook-related only, for Bay Trail, see UMPCPortal)
Intel just announced the 7W TDP Core processors that we’ve been expecting. (see previous article)
It’s confirmed that the Lenovo Yoga 11S will use one of the new low-power CPUs. (See previous article)
On Ultrabooks though, Intel predict touch based systems at $599
The NEC Lavie 15” Ultrabook at less than 0.5”
“We’ve gone from inches to mm on this Journey”
Coming in 2013…
4th Generation Intel Core Ultrabooks are going to be game changers.
Haswell is first product designed from ground up with Ultrabooks in mind.
Natural interaction with touch and voice.
4th Gen Ultrabooks will have to have touch. Again, touch is mandatory to be a 4th gen Core Ultrabook.
Mandatory intel wireless display in 4th gen Core Ultrabooks.
Hawell Ref design shown. North Cape.
17mm Ultrabook. Batt in display and keyboard. 13hrs of battery life.
On perceptual computing (see this article) Intel announced progress.
Relationship expanding with Nuance.
“Face login” being implemented for secure login that uses 7-point and muscle movement detection
Developer kit shown that will also be available in retail.
Intel working to get these integrated into devices.
Million dollar developer competition progressing well.
Eye tracking demo was impressive.
Expect more about perceptual computing tomorrow.
We’ll obviously bring you more, if we haven’t already, soon. In the meantime, here’s the press release that accompanied the keynote…
Low Power Fuels Ultrabook Innovation
Since mid-2011, Intel has led the industry in enabling Ultrabook devices aimed at providing new, richer mobile computing experiences in thin, elegant and increasingly convertible and detachable designs. To enable these innovative designs, Intel announced last September that it added a new line of processors to its forthcoming 4th generation Intel Core processor family targeted at about 10 watt design power, while still delivering the excellent performance people want and need.
Skaugen announced today that the company is bringing the low-power line of processors into its existing 3rd generation Intel Core processor family. Available now, these chips will operate as low as 7 watts, allowing manufacturers greater flexibility in thinner, lighter convertible designs. Currently there are more than a dozen designs in development based on this new low-power offering and they are expected to enable a full PC experience in innovative mobile form factors including tablets and Ultrabook convertibles. The Lenovo* 11S Ultrabook and a future Ultrabook detachable from Acer will be among the first to market this spring based on the new Intel processors and were demonstrated by Skaugen on stage.
The 4th generation Intel Core processor family enables true all-day battery life — representing the most significant battery life capability improvement in Intel history. Skaugen disclosed that new systems are expected to deliver up to 9 hours of continuous battery life, freeing people from some of the wires and bulky power bricks typically toted around.
“The 4th generation Core processors are the first Intel chips built from the ground up with the Ultrabook in mind,” Skaugen said. “We expect the tremendous advancements in lower-power Core processors, and the significant ramp of touch-based systems will lead to a significant new wave of convertible Ultrabooks and tablets that are thinner, lighter and, at the same time, have the performance required for more human-like interaction such as touch, voice and gesture controls.”
To demonstrate the impact of the 4th generation Intel Core processor family, Skaugen showed a new form factor Ultrabook detachable reference design (codenamed “North Cape”) that converts into a 10mm tablet and can run on battery for up to 13 hours while docked.
Advancements made in the way consumers will interact with their computing devices were also demonstrated, including natural and more immersive interaction experiences using a 3-D depth camera. Intel showed applications running on an Ultrabook in which objects can be manipulated naturally with free movements of the hands, fingers, face and voice. One application that was demonstrated can be used for enabling new and immersive video collaboration and blogging experiences. These were all enabled using the Intel® Perceptual Computing SDK Beta. This year, Intel expects more Ultrabooks and all-in-one (AIO) systems to offer applications for voice control (Dragon Assistant*) andfacial recognition (Fast Access*) for convenience and freedom from passwords.
End of Press release.