Intel shows of Windows 8 ultrabooks at IDF

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imageWhile much has been made of a split between Microsoft and Intel, the vast majority of Intel’s chips still run Windows and vice versa.

Besides showing of Chromebooks then at IDF Intel also took a minute to show ultrabooks running Windows 8. 

Intel’s Vice President Mooly Eden and Brett Carpenter from Microsoft’s Windows Ecosystem Group showed off an Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook running on Windows 8 as well as a 32nm Atom based tablet.

Ultrabooks will run on  Intel’s Ivy Bridge processor, due out in the first half of next year.  Ivy Bridge will be succeeded by the ultra-low-power Haswell processor.

Eden rounded off by saying, "What we are trying to do together is Windows 8, Microsoft’s newest operating system, and Intel’s new platform solution together provide a no compromise based user experience."

While Intel concentrated on showing Windows 8 will also run on devices without touch screens, I think they are missing a beat by not adding touch screens to their reference specification for ultrabooks.  This is especially relevant to very small notebooks, given how much closer to the screen the user’s hands would be.

Via theinquirer.net.

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  • Anonymous

    And that’s how those presentations should be done! :)
    I think those 32nm Atam tablets with Windows 8 will be a perfect combo

    • Anonymous

      Personally I hate Atom so I’d rather pick up one with an AMD chip like the E450.

      • Anonymous

        I prefer AMD too, but something tells me these tablets will do quite well on the market

  • Monkey D Black

    I’m using Firefox at work and I can’t help but feel like I miss IE10, I miss the auto correct!! I haven’t seen that implemented in any other browser so  I guess IE is the first.

  • J A

    No tverything needs to be touchscreen. As long as they are not tablets or all-in-ones, touchscreen is not necessary, no matter “how close to the screen the user’s hands are”.

  • J A

    No tverything needs to be touchscreen. As long as they are not tablets or all-in-ones, touchscreen is not necessary, no matter “how close to the screen the user’s hands are”.

  • J A

    No tverything needs to be touchscreen. As long as they are not tablets or all-in-ones, touchscreen is not necessary, no matter “how close to the screen the user’s hands are”.

  • markiz

    They need to keep starting price bellow 1000 dollars. Touchscreen does not compute :)

  • http://twitter.com/jimmyfal Jimmy Fallon

    Hardware makers continue to be clueless. Yeah Ultrabooks are nice, but an Ultrabook with a touch screen would be a game changer. Now why would they want to do anything like that? F-ing morons.

  • Anonymous

    why is this man doing the demo, he barely knows how to use windows 8

  • Anonymous

    Resistive touchscreen technology at relatively small sizes is not insanely expensive. But yes much of the time you need either a keyboard or touchpad — but having the touchscreen makes all the difference — I have a touchscreen monitor driven by my 13″ notebook and am constantly touching the notebook screen when I want “that one”.

    With Windows 8’s big icons and obvious touch orientation, yeah why not touch. When it is big news when an Ultrabook is released below $1,000 that ain’t exactly in the “cheap”, “I care about costs” realm.