Intel North Cape Prototype
At their own press conference, Intel unveiled their vision for the future of Ultrabooks. The prototype had a next-generation Core processor onboard and a slew of nifty tricks enabled by it. First off, the new processor is small enough to be situated behind the laptops screen, allowing the top of the machine to be removed and used as a tablet with full Core processing power. The extra space in the base can be used to add more ports, engineer the keyboard for more precision or add more battery. Speaking of which, the North Cape prototype is quoted at 10 hours of battery life in laptop mode. Expect the processor and the features that come with it to hit the market in various forms in the latter half of the year.