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View Full Version : Intel Nikiski: An Windows 8 Ultrabook with Tablet Features

Michael Knutson
01-10-2012, 06:00 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.gottabemobile.com/2012/01/09/nikiski-ultrabook-concept-intels-stunning-new-transparent-laptop-video/' target='_blank'>http://www.gottabemobile.com/2012/0...t-laptop-video/</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"During its CES 2012 press conference today, Intel took us on a tour of what might just be the future of the Ultrabook. That future is something the company calls &lsquo;Nikiski&rsquo; and it&rsquo;s a concept that replaces your normal trackpad, with a transparent touchpad, that can double as a gorgeous touchscreen when the Ultrabook is closed."</em></p><p><object width="600" height="360" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/o3BpDgoIQj4&amp;ap=%26fmt=18" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="src" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/o3BpDgoIQj4&amp;ap=%26fmt=18" /></object></p><p>Pretty cool stuff maybe on the horizon! Operates as a standard notebook (ultrabook class) computer, but the transparent "full-width" touchpad functions as a mini-tablet when the computer is closed and flipped on its back. Email, calendar entries, alerts, etc; can all be handled in the tablet mode, and, when the notebook is opened, whatever is being worked on in "tiles" will be (quickly) active in notebook mode. Of course, this does require Windows 8 and Metro, and the video mentions to audience members to not even think about copying the technology, 'cause it's patented. Seems like an ideal melding of notebook and tablet to me.</p>

Sven Johannsen
01-11-2012, 04:18 PM
Interesting that we are introducing a concept, accessibility to information when the PC is essentially 'off' as a wonderous new thing. Anyone remember Windows Sideshow? (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_SideShow) Anyone recall any device using it? Artical mentions one device. It was a Vist feature, so 2005/2006.