Intel Computex 2012 Press Conference | CNET

Intel Computex 2012 Press Conference

  • seamus.byrne 6/5/2012 6:21:50 AM

    Ultrabooks everywhere!

  • seamus.byrne 6/5/2012 6:22:04 AM
    This is officially a 'Tick' step.
  • vincent.chang 6/5/2012 6:22:32 AM
    Was there enough space on stage to fit 50 Ultrabooks?
  • seamus.byrne 6/5/2012 6:22:32 AM
    22% better performance; 15% lower power; 2x better media & 3D
  • seamus.byrne 6/5/2012 6:23:09 AM
    Compared to a 2 year old machine the graphics performance is 19x. I was also told yesterday this is 80% faster than a Core 2 Duo.
  • seamus.byrne 6/5/2012 6:24:05 AM

    Big charts = big keynote

  • seamus.byrne 6/5/2012 6:24:51 AM
    Doing a lot of talking about the security features built into the hardware, like remote lockdown and secure browsing.
  • seamus.byrne 6/5/2012 6:26:10 AM
    They're raising the bar even higher, everyone. Are you ready to jump over it?
  • seamus.byrne 6/5/2012 6:26:54 AM
    Jim Wong, President of Acer just joined Kilroy on stage.
  • seamus.byrne 6/5/2012 6:27:04 AM
    They're talking about touch.
  • seamus.byrne 6/5/2012 6:27:20 AM
    Wong: "We learn to touch before we learn to speak or write."
  • seamus.byrne 6/5/2012 6:27:34 AM
    They have the Full HD 11.6 tablet on stage.
  • seamus.byrne 6/5/2012 6:28:32 AM

    Augmented reality!

  • seamus.byrne 6/5/2012 6:28:39 AM
    Thickness less than 12mm for the Ultrabook they just brought on stage.
  • vincent.chang 6/5/2012 6:29:49 AM
    The Aspire S7, I presume?
  • seamus.byrne 6/5/2012 6:30:06 AM
    Kilroy: "We believe touch can be essential to the Ultrabook experience, and Windows 8 will deliver a great touch experience."
  • seamus.byrne 6/5/2012 6:30:53 AM
    Announcing today, Intel wants to lead touch. Investing in touch to jump start factories and enable 3-5x the forecast demand capacity, focused on 13-inch and bigger panels.
  • seamus.byrne 6/5/2012 6:31:15 AM
    Investing in four touch companies to boost their capacity and make sure touch gets into computers fast.
  • seamus.byrne 6/5/2012 6:31:37 AM
    "Let's as an industry embrace touch."
  • seamus.byrne 6/5/2012 6:32:09 AM
    Now talking about Ultrabook convertibles as the 'no compromise' experience for Windows 8 and touch experience.
  • seamus.byrne 6/5/2012 6:33:04 AM
    Johnny Shih now on stage showing Asus convertibles.
  • vincent.chang 6/5/2012 6:33:20 AM
    All that focus on touch--I wonder if Ballmer is feeling the pressure for Windows 8.
  • seamus.byrne 6/5/2012 6:33:34 AM
    Showing their Intel Core i7 tablet. Screens docks on/off the keyboard.
  • seamus.byrne 6/5/2012 6:34:08 AM
    Shih is pressing some buttons on the screen. Nothing interesting happening.
  • seamus.byrne 6/5/2012 6:35:38 AM
    Now they're going to talk about the Taichi. No, wait. Johnny isn't finished NOT showing us anything!
  • seamus.byrne 6/5/2012 6:35:42 AM

    Johnny Shih brings the Asus.

  • seamus.byrne 6/5/2012 6:35:51 AM
    Kilroy is pretty eager to move on... finally, Shih gets the music playing. That was what we were waiting for?
  • vincent.chang 6/5/2012 6:36:09 AM
    Oh boy sounds like yesterday's failed demo at the Asus press con.
  • seamus.byrne 6/5/2012 6:36:49 AM

    The big touch investment.

  • seamus.byrne 6/5/2012 6:37:05 AM
    Now showing the Taichi. Shih likes to give it the magician flourish. Carefully not showing the back. And... PRESTO!!!
  • crostron76 6/5/2012 6:37:08 AM
    Acer would be enjoying this demo!
  • seamus.byrne 6/5/2012 6:37:37 AM
    "What a beautiful black mirror finish, yes? But wait! That's not all it is!" Seriously, Shih should get a stageshow in Vegas.
  • seamus.byrne 6/5/2012 6:38:22 AM
  • seamus.byrne 6/5/2012 6:38:35 AM
    Kilroy now looking at the screen on the reverse while Shih does other things on the main screen.
  • seamus.byrne 6/5/2012 6:39:09 AM
    Tech guy runs out to give Shih a working Taichi, but he waves him away. He's determined to make the first one work properly! That's commitment!
  • vincent.chang 6/5/2012 6:39:16 AM
    Sounds like it would be perfect for Battleship. Someone do an app!
  • seamus.byrne 6/5/2012 6:39:47 AM
    "Taking multi-tasking up another level." Finally got a video playing on the reverse while he was 'doing some work'.
  • seamus.byrne 6/5/2012 6:40:20 AM
    He just gave Kilroy the Taichi as a gift. Maybe that's why he stuck with the one that wasn't working properly? ;-)
  • seamus.byrne 6/5/2012 6:41:17 AM


  • seamus.byrne 6/5/2012 6:42:45 AM

    A determined Shih pushes through to make his demo have its 'prestige' moment.

  • seamus.byrne 6/5/2012 6:43:37 AM
    Security again. Demo showing that a computer can lockdown even in a coffee shop. If you move away for a moment and someone grabs it, a security setup could lock it down as soon as it is moved when you're not the person sitting there.
  • seamus.byrne 6/5/2012 6:43:58 AM
    Showing facial recognition for login.
  • vincent.chang 6/5/2012 6:44:38 AM
    Sounds like Intel Anti-theft technology, which is on all 3rd-gen Intel Core-i chips.
  • seamus.byrne 6/5/2012 6:45:44 AM
    Now demoing touch on a standard non-convertible Ultrabook.
  • seamus.byrne 6/5/2012 6:46:01 AM
    Facial recognition login not just for device-level, but even for website account-level login.
  • seamus.byrne 6/5/2012 6:46:09 AM
  • seamus.byrne 6/5/2012 6:46:27 AM
    "We've done sight with face, we've done touch, how about we do sound?"
  • seamus.byrne 6/5/2012 6:46:54 AM
    Dragon speaking demo. "Post to Facebook "doing demo live on stage." And Dragon did it -- from the desktop. Nice!
  • seamus.byrne 6/5/2012 6:48:06 AM
    Taiwanese celebrity now on stage! The 'wooo' factor just went up by 1000x.
  • seamus.byrne 6/5/2012 6:48:41 AM
    Doing the Dragon demo again, but this time in Mandarin.
  • seamus.byrne 6/5/2012 6:49:38 AM
    Posted the Mandarin Facebook post in Mandarin. Slick.
  • seamus.byrne 6/5/2012 6:53:59 AM

    Posted to Facebook, launched Explorer, all with voice from Desktop.

  • seamus.byrne 6/5/2012 6:54:08 AM
    Talking about what 22nm does for computing.
  • seamus.byrne 6/5/2012 6:54:09 AM
    How the tick-tock model works beautifully together. And Haswell gets a brief mention.
  • seamus.byrne 6/5/2012 6:54:15 AM
    Computex 2013? Multi-person gesture, biometrics...
  • seamus.byrne 6/5/2012 6:54:27 AM
    "Let's make the future together!" That's a wrap.
  • seamus.byrne 6/5/2012 6:54:33 AM

    The big final slide on why Intel architecture rocks.

  • seamus.byrne 6/5/2012 6:55:13 AM
    Thanks everyone for joining the live blog.
  • seamus.byrne 6/5/2012 6:55:46 AM

    The celebrity factor.

  • thanks for posting 6/5/2012 6:57:45 AM
    great updates
  • crostron76 6/5/2012 6:58:07 AM
    Thanks Seamus
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