When you can joke too comfortably about the death of human relationships due to too much screen time, I don't even know if I want voice recognition to work that well.
So we're getting a demo of the company's reference design of the 4th gen core chips called Northcape.
Note that the requirement for touch and WiDi is only if you want to have Intel's "ultrabook" sticker -- not to actually use the 4th-gen chips themselves.
Has a battery behind the keyboard and the display. Also the CPU is in the display.
You can take the keyboard off and hey, it's a tablet. Can run an i7 chip with 10 hours of battery life too.
The tablet is 11.6-inches when it's taken off, and includes a special mechanism to remove it from the keyboard frame. There's also a graphics toggle that will change the aspect ratio for specific tasks like games and movies.
All-in-one computers now.
Only one on stage, the Vaio Tap 20.
Maybe a Toshiba in the corner.
Now we're onto aging desktops. Skaugen grabs a Sony all-in-one that runs Windows 8.
I think the battery-powered all in one is a really underrated idea.
Intel wants to make desktop computers more wireless so you can just pick it up and use it on a table or a couch. The example? The Sony Tap 20, which can be used a bit like a giant tablet. Skaugen says the company has a new initiative to get other computers to be like this, which includes work from Microsoft, EA, and Omnitapps to produce software specially designed for this form factor.
Wow, big ecosystem focus on the wireless all-in-one. Various software and hardware partners. Intel pushing these apps towards the Windows 8 store?
So we've got a video of some folks playing Monopoly on a 27-inch, touch-enabled computer.
It also doubles as a poker table.
We played with that Lenovo table/tablet yesterday -- the poker game was very clever. Plus, I want a motorized, unfolding coffee table to hide it in.
The 27-inch Lenovo Horizon Table PC on demo now. I like this thing, but once you go coffee table, it's tough to go back.
(Lenovo demo'd it with an integrated coffee table accessory yesterday)
So yep, we're getting a demo of a poker game that's using the same 27-inch computer. The key feature is that you can hold your cards with your Android smartphone so that nobody else sees your hand. Neat, but hey -- cards never run out of batteries.
Skaugen says Comcast and Intel have a new home box that puts live content and on demand content on your computer without a set top box or a TV. This is coming later this year, he says.
Xfinity home TV gateway allowing full streaming of pay cable content. Sounds similar to what Roku announced yesterday.
There's also a deal with Bouygues Telecom to get some of that stame content to phones. All this is for Windows 8 machines by the way.
"Perceptual computing" Experience time.
Finally: Perceptual computing. Skaugen says 2013 will bring eyes, ears and voice to PC interactions. The company wants to put better "eyes and ears" to computers with the use of sensors.
What's better jargon, perceptual computing or computational photography?
Last year the company demoed this with a partnership with Nuance's Dragon. This year will include the software in more computers. Already on Dells, Skaugen says.
Hmmm looks like Intel's using the same pic of Apple's "Retina Display" eyeball on its slide deck.