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USB Type-C, Wireless Charging and more. Reference Design for 2-in-1 Tablets according to Intel

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Recently you could read about the changes that Intel introduced a new Skylake processor. Today more information about Intel and its reference design for 2-in-1 tablets.

At the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, the company revealed a reference design for a 2-in-1 detachable ultrabook with the latest hardware, including Intel Skylake processors, USB Type-C connectors, wireless charging, WiGig wireless docking support, and more.

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intel 2 in 1 tablet designThe Intel has been talking about a wire-free future for a few years, and the latest reference design seems to include just about everything you’d need for a totally wireless device. Wireless charging means you don’t need to plug in a power cable (although you’ll still need one for the charging pad). WiGig technology lets you connect to a docking station if you want to use a keyboard, mouse, storage devices, or other peripherals. And Intel WiDi technology supports wireless displays.

intel wireless charging The company also  recommends a Thunderbolt port with a USB Type-C connector. It’s a versatile solution that lets you charge the tablet and connect a range of accessories including displays and even external graphics cards.

intel usb type cIntel also thinks 2-in-1 tablet makers should consider adding a 6 inch, 1024 x 768 pixel E-Ink display to the back of the tablet.

intel tablet with e-ink 6" screenThis secondary screen could be used to display static graphics, convey status updates or other messages, or let you use the tablet as an eReader for reading long articles or eBooks in a low-power mode while the primary color screen is turned off. Intel also notes that advertisements could be shown on that screen.

Another batch of revelations from Intel include active stylus support, 13MP, 4K cameras, multiple microphones for noise cancellation, a keyboard base station with a ForcePad touchpad, full-sized keyboard, and an extra battery.

Source: Liliputing

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