Recently, Intel provided an insight into the future of Ultrabooks and features that you can expect in the recently held Computex Fair in June. The next big thing seems to be ultra thin light laptops which are a combination of interaction using sight, touch and sound. The future Ultrabooks will be with face tracking, voice recognition and touch features. This will help in making the Ultrabooks more secure and easier to use. The chip makers are now actively promoting development of screens, sensors and other technologies which enables natural interaction.
Intel is now aggressively backing up Ultrabooks to reinvigorate the slumping PC market, which happened because of the growing sales in tablets. The development of Ivy Bridge Core Processors by Intel was in the right track. These processors provide a 22% improvement in processor performance, 15% less power consumption, twice better processing of media and 3D graphics that its predecessor. Ultrabooks are thin, light laptop with tablet like features such as touch screen, always online and have a good battery life. Apart from these, Intel is actively involved in adding new features to its Ultrabooks in the near future. These are some of the new technologies that can be seen in future Ultrabooks.
This is going to be one of the most important features for Ultrabooks in the future. Being handy and easy to carry around itself raises the question of easy theft. Intel representatives at Computex where able to show audience how sensors enabled on Ultrabooks were able to send an alarm if it was touched by a stranger. In addition to that, they can also do health assessment and eye tracking. Eye tracking can track your eye movement and move cursors and signs according to that.
Voice recognition technology is another technology which Intel is very much interested. Once the system is able to recognize your voice, it adds another level of security. You can configure the computer to allow login by a voice command. The system will only allow to login to desktop to the voice of its owner. You can also utilize the voice recognition to do functions such as opening and closing browser, applications and also dictate notes. Intel recently announced its partnership with Nuance as part of actively developing this technology. Nuance is the producer of the leading speech recognition software, Dragon Naturally Speaking. At present, the technology is at its infant stage. But soon we will be able to see it in real.
Acer and Asus have already announced the release of touchscreen Ultrabooks with Windows 8 installed. Even though other major manufacturers such as Lenovo, Dell and HP are releasing Ultrabooks with standard screen, they will soon have to shift to touchscreen Ultrabooks in order to keep up with the competition. Intel believe that there will be a very high demand for touchscreens in the future. They have already partnered with HannsTouch, Wintek, Cando and TPK to increase the production of touchscreens by 3 to 5 times.
Ultrabooks in the beginning have drawn strong criticism because of being highly priced. Since then, Ultrabooks prices have slashed. The price will continue to come down for future Ultrabooks once the manufacturers increase production. Hopefully future Ultrabooks will be responsible for the re-emergence of PC market.