Adaptive all-in-ones redefine "desktop"
Imagine a desktop that you can carry around the house without needing to turn it off.Harley Ogier | Friday, September 14 2012
At Intel Developer Forum on Wednesday, Intel announced a new product category.
At a session with international media, Intel VP and PC Client Group general manager Kirk Skaugen introduced the ‘Adaptive All-in-One’ category.
In an attempt to “redefining the desktop”, adapive all-in-ones have a removable screen (like a large version of existing ‘detachable’ tablet PCs), or can be moved from room to room around the house without being powered down. Skaugen explained that this entails “adding batteries to the desktop”.
As an example, a working sample of the Sony VAIO TAP 20 was displayed. This all-in-one PC can be battery-powered for mobility around the home. When positioned, the screen can be tilted anywhere from a traditional desktop monitor angle, to completely flat.
Running flat on a table, the VAIO TAP 20 appears much like a large tablet, or a smaller version of the Microsoft PixelSense (the ‘table computer’ previously titled the Microsoft Surface, until that name was repurposed for Microsoft’s upcoming 10-inch tablet).
We asked Sony New Zealand to comment on when the VAIO TAP 20 might appear in the local market – and hope to get a hands-on in early October.
Harley Ogier is attending IDF 2012 as a guest of Intel.
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