Intel has unveiled the ‘North Cape’ reference laptop at CES to highlight its Fourth Generation of Core processors. The laptop was built to test and show off the capabilities of the new processors.
The hybrid device can convert into a tablet by detaching the monitor from the keyboard, which can be done with just one finger thanks to Intel’s separation mechanism.The screen, which is usually a 13.3″ display scales down to 11.6″ when detached to make it easier for you to grip the device.
Mashable notes that the biggest improvement seen in the North Cape is battery life. It can last up to 13 hours while docked and 10 hours in tablet mode. There are batteries both beneath the keyboard and behind the monitor. North Cape’s unique design also places the CPU behind the display rather than under the keyboard.
Intel claims to be working with computer manufacturers to implement some of these features into new machines that should cost around $800-900.