Intel shows off a tablet/laptop hybrid running Windows 8

 

Windows 8 powered ultrabook
Windows 8 powered Ultrabook

 

During the IDF 2012 event, which was recently held in China, Intel managed to surprise the audience by reveling an interesting device – hybrid between a tablet and a laptop, which is running Windows 8. The gadget is known as Cove Point, though until recently it was called Letexo. It’s actually a very interesting concept (though in all fairness, not really a new one – the ASUS EeePad Slider has quite a similar form-factor) – the device can be viewed as a normal, albeit thick, tablet, but as soon as you swipe the screen (12.5″ in diagonal) up and reveal the QWERTY keyboard underneath, it becomes a laptop and a powerful one at that, thanks to its Ivy Bridge processor.

When we can expect to see such a device remains unknown, but Microsoft have recently said to have taken a major part in the design of a series of ultrabooks, running the latest version of their OS and one of them might just be the Cove Point. B. A.

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