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Intel envisions All-in-One PC that doubles as a tablet

Posted on Tuesday, September 25 2012 @ 11:45:01 CEST by

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Whether intended for the home or office, all in one computers are getting more and more popular with consumers, as they offer a winning combination of space-saving style and computing power. The latest innovation in the world of all in one computers is being driven by Intel, who presented its newest gadget prototype in its recent Developers’ Conference in San Francisco. The famous semiconductor chip manufacturer unveiled a new breed of all in one computers which are equipped with a display that can be used as a 27-inch tablet. While other tablets are going for smaller units, Intel seems confident there may be room in the market for an extra-large tablet – and several companies might incorporate this technology into their new products.

Dubbed the Adaptive All-In-One, the display that doubles as a tablet is 2.5-inch thick with a 1080p HD resolution. This all in one computer comes with an optical drive, a high-performance graphics processing unit, and standard input/output ports. The 14-pound display plugs into a dock that can charge its battery and connect to the keyboard and mouse. The touchscreen interface is available both off and on the dock.

Though not as popular as laptops and tablets, all in one computers have their own niche and are ideal machines for professionals who need the large screen, color, and details of high-definition graphics. Some models are equipped with 3D capabilities and touchscreen interface. One of the first all in one computers to come out in the market is the iMac line. The PC followed suit with brands like Lenovo, Samsung, HP, and Dell.

But Intel is taking it a notch higher by giving the display the ability to stand alone as a tablet with the Adaptive All-In-One. Intel realizes that the 14-pound weight may be its biggest setback and is looking to trim it down to a more manageable weight. The idea is not new since several tablets and ultrabook hybrids will come out with detachable screens as well. However, these come in sizes ideal for tablets that are portable and handled effortlessly with both hands. A 27-inch tablet is a different matter altogether. The Adaptive All-In-One may be targeted for a workplace that requires the mobility of presentation materials that need to be seen a large group of people on a bigger display.

Intel adaptive all-in-one PC

Being a prototype, it is likely to undergo more changes and improvements before it makes the final cut. For now, Intel is intent on letting the industry know that the company is persistent in efforts to innovate and provide new toys for the market. After launching the ultrabook last year, it seems that Intel is resurrecting the PC market with the Adaptive All-In-One.

- This is a guest post by Natalie Smith



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