Intel’s “North Cape” detachable tablet reference design had been introduced at CES in January of 2013 and it did garner quite some buzz…
Different media outlets focused on different aspects of North Cape, and I wanted to take a moment to review what the press had to say about the product over the past few months:
Laptop Mag talked about the fact that this is a reference design and expressed their hope that the product would make it to market:
As a reference design, North Cape is meant to inspire OEMs rather than become a shipping product, though Intel said that it’s possible one will adopt this design. We hope they’ll take the hint.
Mashable was certainly excited about seeing the prototype at CES in Las Vegas:
Intel Shows the Awesome Laptop You’ll Be Using Next Year
The Verge clearly saw the value that North Cape’s Smart Frame adds to the product:
Smart Frame sounds like a gimmick, but when you see how narrow the bezel is around North Cape’s screen, you can understand why people might want some more free space for their thumbs.
Laptop focused mainly on the aesthetics of the product… and it sure sounds as if they liked what they saw:
A system that reminded us of a spaceship from ‘2001: A Space Odyssey.’