Fresh details are beginning to emerge about the Windows 8 ultrabook hybrid that Intel showed off at its Developer Forum. Intel is now referring to the device as the Cove Point (instead of the Letexo). The Cove Point has an Ivy Bridge processor, 12.5-inch display, two USB 3.0 ports and an HDMI port.
Intel is still mute on when we could see a device like this on the market, or which OEMs are going to be manufacturing the device. But Gary Richman, Director of Marketing for Intel’s PC Client Solutions Division, did open up some to Wired about the price of the device. Richman says that Cove Point type devices will cost around $1,000. He also emphasized that their will be 75 different types of ultrabooks arriving this year. Some will be priced as low as $699.
So far consumers have shown little interest in hybrid type devices (Asus Transformer). But with the release of hybrid devices running Windows 8 that interest could increase. At least Intel and Microsoft think so. No matter what happens its nice to see companies trying to differentiate instead of just copying the success of Apple’s iPad.