Mooly Eden showed off more of the future of Ultrabook computing at Intel’s press event for CES 2012.
Firstly, he talked about how future Ultrabooks will support touch. In the stage demo, they showed how a user could swipe to flip pages in a digital magazine, pinch to zoom in and out, and use the same multitouch gestures that most tablet users are used to.
In the stage demo, it looked like thetouchscreen was very responsive even to light swipes across the screen. This would make a touch interface on a clamshell Ultrabook a smoother, more tablet-like experience.
They also showed off another Ultrabook that has GPS and accelerometer sensors. Mooly Eden piloted a paper airplane on the screen through a Google Earth 3D map of some mountain ranges. He said that he knew some people would be skeptical about using the accelerometer to control a game or demo like this on a clamshell Ultrabook, but he assured them that it is quite comfortable to use the clamshell Ultrabook in this manner. However, he also showed off another Intel prototype, a slider Ultrabook form-factor that can convert intomode in one easy motion.
All in all, a lot of very interesting features are coming to the Ultrabook category of laptops! You can see the whole presentation in our video below.