Microsoft patents technology similar to that of the Transformer Prime
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The Asus Transformer Prime was successful enough to be one of the favorites of the consumers. This same reason might also be the main inspiring factor for Microsoft for thinking to create something of similar concepts in the near future.
A new patent reveals that Microsoft planning on a tablet that could turn into a full-fledged laptop or desktop computer. This device is also expected to have two processors. These two processors will be equipped with the Tablet part as well as on the keyboard part of the device or the base unit. This processor will be the key difference from the Transformer however we may also say it to be an upgrade of the Prime.
The processor in the tablet would be optimized for low power for better power efficiency, and are pointing towards an ARM chip while the processor in the base unit will mostly be focusing on performance.
This design of the device would most probably have a better performance with the scenario depending upon the mobility requirements. Apart from that the operating system would also adapt to the change. The patent also confirms that the device would switch between a resource conserving computing environment, when in tablet mode and a resource-intensive computing environment when in laptop mode.
We may also speculate this operating system point towards Windows 8 as it will be mostly designed to be compatible with both desktop computers as well as tablets. While the device will be in tablet mode it may switch to the Metro interface, and also shift to traditional desktop version when in laptop mode.
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