At CeBIT last month, we managed to get a hands on of the Intel Haswell prototype, and here we are with additional information concerning this computing device. This Haswell-powered North Cape prototype from Intel is able to pull one rabbit from its seemingly bottomless proverbial hat, that is, to have its 13” 1080p display adjust itself to a 11.6” display whenever it is detached from the keyboard base, as you use it like a tablet device.
Fret not, this prototype is not that advanced where it is capable of changing the molecular structure within to shrink to the desired 11.6” size, but rather, the display will introduce letterboxes by adding a virtual bezel to expand the current one. Whatever touch input in this expanded area would be disabled too, to keep in line with the overall feel of the device. While this would result in less viewing and touching real estate, it ought not be too much of a bother with Windows 8 apps that have been specially optimized for situations such as this. Would you be interested in this Haswell prototype when it finally rolls out officially to the masses?