Intel Pocket PC with Windows 10
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The technology is evolving over time. The computers as a whole have evolved in recent years. The personal computers were large desktops and then the tech industry invented laptop, and the later smartphones. The consumer electronics in 2018 are smaller and more compact shaped.

Dual-screen laptops might be the next trend in consumer PCs, but there are some OEMs interested in Pocket PCs, including Intel. The chipmaker showed off the dual-screen Tiger Rapids at Computex 2018, and it appears that Intel also developed a pocket PC with full Windows 10 operating system.

Intel is working on a Pocket PC since 2016, and it runs full Windows 10 operating system that you wouldn’t normally expect to fit in a smartphone-sized device. While it seems innovative, it’s not the first pocket-sized device to boot Windows 10, GPD’s pocketable devices are available in the market for a while now.

This is just a prototype version and Intel won’t bring it to the market. Intel Pocket PC looks like an innovative product that many of us would like to have for productivity on the go. The prototype could fit in your pocket and it looks like a smartphone or a phablet.

The Pocket PC is powered by Intel Core Kaby Lake Y, which is fanless and it powers the current generation notebooks. The processor is underclocked in smartphone mode, and the clock speed would increase when the Pocket PC is connected to a display with a dock, the tech is similar to Microsoft’s Continuum for Windows 10 Mobile.

It’s a mini PC that runs a full version of Windows 10 operating system, the device is featuring hardware and technologies that are pretty difficult to fit into such a small case.

As noted above, Intel also unveiled the Tiger Rapids, a prototype dual-screen notebook with Windows 10. The Intel Tiger Rapids is an actual working device, despite being a prototype.

Intel is of course not planning to manufacture the Pocket PC, and the question now is whether OEMs will bite into this Intel idea. The bigger question, however, is whether consumers will actually buy these products. What do you think? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

  • Jorge Roman

    And the surface phone ?

  • Praxius

    Unless it can take calls and text, I’ll stick to my Surface Book and 950XL

  • WPJ

    The real “question” here is that a Kaby Lake CPU cannot reasonably be useful with a battery that small. That’s the reason it’s a prototype: it works allright but only if you have it plugged in at all times. Intel has been trying to fit their processors into mobile things for ages – no success so far.

    • JohnW

      The GPD Win 2 and Pocket 2 show they are getting nearer.

  • Alfred Soyemi

    “The bigger question, however, is whether consumers will actually buy these products.”
    If it can make phone calls and text, solid battery life, They got 1 sale already.

  • Gn Re

    I recommend to everybody to answer like alfred did because the sit is totally logic and simple:
    If it can make phone calls and has solid batt life, they have got next sale already.

  • Jose Belluga

    At a fair price, of course I would buy it.

  • it can’t be full windows 10 OS, come that device is too small to handle that. you mean the device handles 4GB Windows 10 OS without any problem, i will love to see that.

  • Gn Re

    battry last how long?
    Has app for calls and sms?
    yes – good. – send me one I will pay for it immediately.
    no – for bin.