Intel shows off hybrid Ultrabook with sliding design at IDF Beijing

intel hybrid ultrabook Intel shows off hybrid Ultrabook with sliding design at IDF Beijing

When it comes to inventing new and at least sometimes innovative designs, Intel isn't shy to try new things and at IDF Beijing that just finished, the company was showing off a hybrid Ultrabook known as the Letexo. What is a Hybrid Ultrabook you ask? Click on through and we'll tell you.

When it comes to inventing new and at least sometimes innovative designs, Intel isn't shy to try new things and at IDF Beijing that just finished, the company was showing off a hybrid Ultrabook known as the Letexo. What is a Hybrid Ultrabook you ask? Click on through and we'll tell you.

The Letexo might have an awkward name, but it's a really cool piece of technology and if it can be manufactured to a high quality level, then this could potentially turning Ultrabooks into a huge hit with consumers. Rather than just being a notebook, the Letexo features a sliding screen which allows it to be used in a few different modes. You can either use it as a regular notebook, or you can slide the screen forward and use it sort of like a touch-screen all-in-one PC, or – and this is where we think the real killer consumer appeal is – you can fold the screen flat so it rests on top of the keyboard which allows you to use it as a tablet.

intel hybrid ultrabook Intel shows off hybrid Ultrabook with sliding design at IDF Beijing

Judging by a five second video clip posted by Intel on YouTube – which you can find below – the Letexo is constructed in such a manner that when it's in tablet mode, the screen is flush with the rest of the design. Due to the fact that it uses a similar hinging mechanism to Asus' not so successful Eee Pad Slider, you end up with a very compact design without having to have a screen that can rotate.  The main difference here is that you actually get a full-size keyboard and the screen sits at the rear of the notebook chassis when in notebook mode, rather than half-way up the chassis. This allows for a more traditional notebook usage scenario when a keyboard is required.

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The only thing we know for a fact is that the Letexo is based on Intel's Ivy Bridge Ultrabook platform. Judging by a presentation slide posted over on Ultrabook News, the Letexo design also incorporates at least a pair of USB ports and what appears to be an HDMI port. What we don't know is if Intel will have any takers for this design and even if they do, the final product might end up looking very different.

The Letexo is being shown off 1:10 into the video

Source: Ultrabook News

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