Behind the making of the first tablet — Razer Edge — designed to meet the demands of PC gamers.
Rob Deline of the Intel PC Client Group said, “We were looking for any sweet spots. Do end users gravitate to a certain screen size? A certain folding mechanism? Detachable vs. non-detachable? Do they prefer low weight or thinness?”
Tablet computers that almost made it to market from Intel and Microsoft.
2000: The Intel Web Tablet let users connect to their PC and surf the Web from anywhere in the home using Intel’s Anypoint wireless home networking solution. It was not a stand-alone PC but an extended browsing device with some additional applications. Why it never reached market.
2010: Microsoft’s two-screen tablet Courier. The device wasn’t intended to be a computer replacement; it was meant to complement PCs. Courier users wouldn’t want or need a feature-rich e-mail application such as Microsoft’s Outlook that lets them switch to conversation views in their inbox or support offline e-mail reading and writing. The key to Courier, was its focus on content creation. Courier was for the creative set, a gadget on which architects might begin to sketch building plans, or writers might begin to draft documents. How MS killed it
Intel Atom Tablet Tweaker on Flickr.
Recipe for Success — inside the kitchen (read: lab) with the Jacques Pépin of Atom tablet tweakers http://t.co/0OsB5KF.
Francois Piednoel, an high performance computer analyst at Intel, has spent two years pushing Atom-powered tablet to their limits, resulting in a compilation of software programming tips that he calls “a recipe for a good tablet.” Here he shows how he optimized an older “Pineview” Atom-powered tablet so it could respond quickly to touch and share media with a computer-connected TV. The tablet are running Windows 7.