At IDF Shenzhen 2015 Intel showed off a new reference design of the 6th generation processor series, code name Skylake.
The device was shown during the Day 1 keynote by CEO Brian Krzanich along with an All in One which is lifted up with just one hand. We got up on stage after the Curie controlled dancing spiders were done obeying BK’s every gesture controlled command to take a closer look.
Storming the keynote stage I was able to shoot a few minutes of video of the Reference Design, I do have to admit, that it is looking much sexier than the one we saw even just a few weeks ago at MWC.
This 2 in 1 device is very thin just like the details the details we are about to present. We’re told that it is a Windows 10 software development platform. The burly fellow on stage whose dagger like stares stopped me from doing any more than just laying a my fingers on it for a few seconds agreed that it’s display is 12.5 inches.
What you can glean from the photos below is that the keyboard has 2 USB Type C connectors on board. If you’re not familiar with USB Type C, it’s the future, I’m all in.
The Apple Macbook has taken a lot of heat for coming out with a device that only have one port. However, through the port you can power the device and it can act as your HDMI, VGA and DisplayPort. Even though it’s the first step to cutting all cords Apple took quite a bit of heat on this because the price of their accessories what pretty outrageous. This is a new connector shape so you won’t be able to plug in a USB drive, but the awesome thing about Type C is that it doesn’t have a top of bottom, meaning no more flipping it around looking for the right way.
They keyboard of the Reference Design looks quite good, the travel distance on the individual key’s in more than I expected from a device that is so thin.
As I mentioned above the second Skylake device that was shown was a All-in-One PC that was quite thin and so light that it was lifted with just one hand. The brand on the front said Starbrook IDV but I can’t find any information online about this brand.
We have no word is Intel is still on track to delivered Skylake for the Q4 of 2015, but I will keep asking and hope that I get a bit of insight as to when we might be seeing such powerful and thin devices grace our homes.