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Intel Shows Off WiDi Tablet

Many of the much talked about tablets that will be with is in the next couple of months include HDMI ports for connecting them up to a TV and playing back video. But what if you don't want to deal with messy cables? Well, Intel might have the answer, assuming you're willing to use an Atom based tablet.

During his opening keynote speech Intel CEO, Paul Otellini, showed a tablet device wirelessly streaming HD video to a nearby TV, using the company's WiDi wireless video streaming technology. This technology transmits the video stream over WiFi and picks it up on your TV via a compatible receiver that plugs into an HDMI port, available for around $100. Clearly, given the otherwise wireless nature of a tablet, having a wireless video streaming solution is a big boon.

Intel has a number of Atom-based tablets here at IDF so we will hopefully get some hands-on time with them over the next couple of days and report back on how they perform in non-video related tasks.

protoplasm 1

September 14, 2010, 12:18 pm

$100 seems expensive just to stream it to your TV.





You could get the Apple TV for that much and stream wirelessly to your TV using an iPad instead, and get the other features of the Apple TV for nothing.





Mind you, it might be more tempting to us Brits if Intel's $:£ conversion is better than Apple's which seems to be 1:1 for the Apple TV. Pah.

GoldenGuy

September 14, 2010, 3:15 pm

IDF? Seriously? Their event's called the IDF? That... wasn't the best idea.

Geoff Richards

September 14, 2010, 4:01 pm

@GoldenGuy - Intel Developers Forum = IDF.





Do you think it would confuse people looking for the International Diabetes Federation?

GoldenGuy

September 14, 2010, 4:42 pm

@Geoff Richards





Well it might spark quite a conflict if the International Diabetes Federation had booked exactly the same venue.

Castalan

September 14, 2010, 4:57 pm

or possibly International Dehydrated Foods .... I was so disappointed when I realised it was a developers forum :(

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