Last week, Intel showed off its Windows 8 hybrid tablet/ultrabook prototype at its Developer Forum (IDF) in Beijing and now details are coming our way. At least as far as the hardware and its pricing. Intel’s Cove Point, which was previously known as the Letexo, was shown off running the Ivy Bridge platform, with a 12.5-inch display, two USB 3.0 ports and an HDMI port.
This hybrid device by Intel merges the slim form factor of an ultrabook with the portability and touchscreen features of a tablet. The big question is when will it be available? We still don’t know, but Gary Richman, Director of Marketing for Intel’s PC Client Solutions Division, recently revealed that the device shown off at IDF 2012 will cost about $1,000.
Say what? You can have your pick of different types of ultrabooks arriving during 2012, priced as low as $699. This might be a tough sell. Of course prices drop over time, high-powered hybrid tablets could be the next big thing. I’m sure that’s what they are counting on.
Source The Verge