Intel doesn’t like to be kept waiting. While Microsoft takes their own sweet time creating a voice assistant for PC’s, Intel partnered with Nuance to build it’s very own voice assistant specifically for ultrabooks. And thus Dragon Assistant was born.
Nuance just announced that Dragon Beta will be available on the Dell XPS 13 ultrabook in the 4th quarter of 2012. The Dell XPS 13 is already available for $1000 plus and the addition of the Dragon Beta might become an interesting incentive to buy the very thin ultrabook from Dell.
It works like this: You start a conversation with Dragon, “Hello, Dragon” and the app opens. From there you can check email, play music, reply to messages, search the web and more. You end your time with Dragon by dismissively saying “Go to sleep.”
Intel and Nuance are testing out the voice assistant on the Dell ultrabook and if it works out, Dragon might appear on more ultrabooks soon.