Touchscreens, 3D displays coming to Ultrabooks
The dust has not yet settled on the second generation of Ultrabook™ computers, but Intel® is already looking on to bigger and better things with an eye to the technology's third generation.
Set to arrive in the second quarter of 2013, the third wave of Ultrabooks will be based on Intel's yet-to-be-released Haswell processor architecture and, according to news provider DigiTimes, could boast a new range of capabilities, including touchscreens, 3D displays and high-definition user interfaces.
DigiTimes reports that Intel is expected to announce its suggestions for the third generation of Ultrabooks in the near future. In addition to the updated display features, these suggestions may also include new specifics for batteries, chassis, security measures and solid-state drives.
The fact that the Ultrabook continues to see significant new developments with each generation should not come as a huge surprise. Intel has maintained that it expects the device to be more than just a super thin notebook. By introducing new capabilities -- as well as new form factors -- with each generation, Intel is continuing to make the Ultrabook more appealing in a market that has struggled as of late.