Intel Has A Huge Tablet That Folds Into An All-Screen Laptop

The laptop is based on Intel’s Tiger Lake processors, which are launching later this year — and that’s about all we know regarding its specs. This isn’t surprising, since it’s a concept device that might not soon (or ever) hit the stores, especially in this exact form. It looks absolutely gorgeous — check out the video above — with smaller bezels and overall nicer design than Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Fold.

Forget about foldable phones, might be the year of the foldable laptop. At this year’s CES, which just kicked off in Las Vegas, Lenovo launched the ThinkPad X1 Fold, a PC with a foldable display. And now, Intel has followed up with the Horseshoe Bend, a concept PC with a foldable OLED display that can switch between a 12-inch laptop and a massive, 17.3-inch tablet. The laptop is based on Intel’s Tiger Lake processors, which are launching later this year — and that’s about all we know regarding its specs. This isn’t surprising, since it’s a concept device that might not soon (or ever) hit the stores, especially in this exact form. It looks absolutely gorgeous — check out the video above — with smaller bezels and overall nicer design than Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Fold.

Intel did introduce one clever concept with the Horseshoe Bend: a detachable, wireless keyboard that “fits seamlessly into the device when folded.” This is smart: no matter how nice the screen is, typing on it isn’t nearly as comfy as typing on a standard keyboard. I don’t really expect Intel to launch the Horseshoe Bend as an actual device, but the tech that went into it will likely materialize in the form of Intel-based, foldable PCs from other manufacturers, probably as soon as this year.

Intel has introduced a clever concept with the Horseshoe Bend: a removable, wireless keyboard that “seamlessly fits into the device when folded”. That’s smart: no matter how beautiful the screen is, typing is nowhere near as comfortable as typing on a standard keyboard.

I don’t really expect Intel to launch the Horseshoe Bend as a real device, but the technology that goes into the Horseshoe Bend will likely be used in the form of Intel-based, foldable PCs from other manufacturers, probably still in this one Year.

ntel is unveiling its new “Tremont” ultra-low-power 10nm CPU architecture today at the Linley Fall Processor Conference in Santa Clara. Intel’s presentation on the new architecture says that usage will “span client, IoT, and datacenter products.” It’s a little too early for a laundry list of the actual devices that will be powered by Tremont, but we do know that the new dual-screened Surface Neo is among them; its Lakefield hybrid processor uses both high-powered Ice Lake and low-powered Tremont cores.

Tremont is the successor to last year’s Goldmont Plus, and Goldmont and Silvermont before it. These are the lowest-powered (and frequently, least expensive) CPUs in Intel’s lineup, and consumers will generally be more familiar with them by names like Celeron and Pentium N. You could occasionally find Celeron or Pentium N processors in extremely low-end retail generic Windows PCs, but they were more frequently seen in specialty items like the bare Linux router build.

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