Intel's IDF: Reinventing the PC with a 2 for 1 Computer Deal
Coming from PatentlyApple, this article shows all the more why good times are ahead for Intel.
And just over the last 2 weeks, this same publication had an article on Apple possibly coming out with a Hybrid Mac-iPad device - a laptop with a detachable screen.
ARM can do Tablets and Smartphones now....but can they compete with Bay Trail Tablets and Merrifield Smartphones. More importantly, can they even have an entre into the 2-for-1 convertibles and detachables form factor? I think not.
The New Ultrabook Convertible and Detachable Category Gives Consumers a 2 for 1 Computer Deal
The main keynote delivered at IDF Beijing 2013 last week titled "Reinventing the Intel Computing Experience" was delivered by Kirk Skaugen, Senior VP, General Manager PC Client Group. Early into Skaugen's keynote he made the observation that at the end of the day "we're all both consumption and creation people. On one hand, we consume news on our phones and tablets every day. But we're also creation people. So there's room for a new and exciting category that we're calling the Ultrabook Convertible and Detachable. Simply put it's a 2 for 1 computing device that's the best of a PC with a full quad core experience and a fantastic tablet."
If there was one message that Intel hammered home at IDF Beijing, it was definitely that the coming wave of Ultrabook Convertible products arriving this summer will deliver the very best 2 for 1 computer deal and experience that the industry has to offer. The multiple slides presented during Skaugen's keynote and throughout IDF prove this out. Below are some of the slides that repeat their new 2013 marketing message.
Apple has to come out with a hybrid device, otherwise 1) to support large mac user base that use bootcamp to run windows; without a hybrid device, bootcamp will not be able to support Windows 8......2) hybrids will cannibalize the 9" iPads, so why not turn the larger iPad into a hybrid?