Intel: Over 50 Designs Of Hybrid Laptop/Tablet Windows PCs In The Works

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Speaking at analyst conference call today, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich said that OEMs have over 50 designs of hybrid Windows laptop/tablet PCs in the works that is powered by Intel’s latest Haswell processors. All these new devices does not require fans and which leads to them to be thinner and smaller than in the past.  Along with Intel, Microsoft also hopes that these 2-in-1 hybrids will begin to dominate in the overall PC market which is on decline in the past two years.

Microsoft is not completely dependent on Intel for its Windows based device processors, they have ported Windows to ARM which is now being called as Windows RT. Windows RT devices will be powered by processors from Qualcomm, Nvidia, etc,.

Source: Venture Beat

  • Yuan Taizong

    I can’t wait for a cheap one 😛
    But in all seriousness, low-end devices can easily expand market-share on short-term, the same applies for smartphones and desktops.

  • Yuan Taizong

    Also, those devices shouldn’t be called ”Hybrids” as Tablets were originally full P.C.’s running Windows XP Tablet-P.C. Edition, which was later merged into Windows Vista, and is still a part of Windows 7 and Windows 8 today, I would hardly see the desktop apps that still run on Windows 8 and Windows R.T. and ”desktop/laptop only apps”. Styli were orinally ”the touch imput” before our fingers replaced them, and many people still use styli on their Windows 8 Tablet-P.C’s, some come included with a stylus.

    • NegLewis

      The main problem (in your thinking) is that all apps are build to run “well” on a 1.5 GHz single CPU, 1GB RAM
      Usually we only use a single “main” app.
      With W8 – where the OS is light-er and the apps are Metro (see directx, WPF versus classical interfaces – forms, c++/java …) and therefore an dual core Atom can run most of current apps (not games).

      An i5 can run better that most of the current desktops any app.
      Haswell & CO will have no problems.

  • efjay

    Haven’t we heard this before, Computex 2012 anyone?

  • Rikkirik

    Hybrids or whatever you want to call them will dominate the markets whether it be now, over 5 or over 10 years. In a few video’s a Ceo talked about how he replaced his Ipad, desktop and Ultrabook with a hybrid W8 PC. Great stuff. The future is hybrids and Microsoft can wait patiently for the future to come to it. Because despite slow sales of PC’s these 5 quarters, especially in Europe, Microsoft still commands 94% of the global PC market.

  • Alf Lenni Erlandsen

    Thanks to Surface. Before Surface no one bothered to do anything good, but now… suddenly Acer has a legitimite thing going. Awesome!