Leave it to Chippy over at Ultrabook News to get his hands on an elusive developer only Ultrabook. The device is based on an Intel Ivy Bridge Core i7 processor running with Windows 8 and it has a touchscreen to boot. Since this is a reference design this touchscreen Ultrabook will never actually come to market, but what we do get is some real insight into what Windows 8 is going to be bringing us in October when it officially launches.
Chippy got his hands on this delightful sensor enabled hardware as a part of the Intel Ultimate Coder Ultrabook Challenge. He is sitting in judgment of 6 experienced software development teams that are charged with creating applications for a new generation of Ultrabooks. In addition to the latest Intel processor it’s got a 5-finger capacitive touch screeb, GPS, NFC, compass and other sensors.
Chippy has been really putting this Ultrabook through the paces and in the following videos he goes into great detail about usage scenarios, he really asks the question how a touch screen Ultrabook can be used.
Intel has actually pulled together some resources for touch screen Ultrabooks here, in case you’re looking.