Intel‘s been trying to play the slow tease with its Haswell microarchitecture dating back 2008. Currently, we finally have a look at what products running that 22nm core may look like. Shown off at IDF 2012 down in Brazil, the company’s prexy Fernando Martins was photographed brandishing an Ivy Bridge Windows 8 ultrabook, replete with touch screen functionality.
If these hands-on functions will make it into the final consumer device, this new style does at least tip us off to a potential form factor. When those chips do make their official debut, you could expect a line of ultrabooks that will reportedly consume 20-x less power and last up to 240 hours on standby.
Hewlett Packard official have already stated that the corporation strategies to give tablets one more try — and implied that the company’s next tablet might run Windows 8 instead of webOS or Android. Now the people at Neowin have snagged a leaked demonstration which appears to present a first look at HP’s new Windows 8 tablet PC.
The Hewlett Packard Slate 8 tablet appears to be focused at business and pro clients, much like the HP Slate 500 Windows 7 tablet. It will ship with Windows 8 Pro OS.
But the HP Slate 8 additionally looks a little much more consumer-friendly than the company’s Windows 7 tablets thanks to Microsoft’s brand new touch-friendly Metro interface. The new tablet will have an x86 processor, however it will reportedly obtain 8-10 hrs of battery-life and be only 9.2mm (about 0.36 inches) thick, which makes it thinner than the new iPad. It’s a some heavier though – around 1.5 pounds.