The US Patent & Trademark Office recently published a Samsung patent application that reveals their intentions of joining the Ultrabook Convertible market that will begin rolling out in the second half of this year. The Ultrabook will generally be presented to the public in three design form factors including a swivel, tilt or slide-out design that'll basically allow the notebook's display to act as an independent touchscreen tablet. Samsung's patent filing confirms that they've chosen a "slide-out" form factor as one of their potential designs. In this particular patent filing, Samsung focuses in on a slide and tilt mechanism of their convertible notebook as illustrated in the four patent figures below.
Below is a screenshot of Intel's Ultrabook Convertible webpage
Samsung's patent application was originally filed under serial number 562451 in Q3 2012 in the US and filed one year earlier in Korea. See Intel's webpage for more on the next generation of notebooks. Being that this is a patent filing, Samsung may or may not choose this as their final Ultrabook Convertible form factor.
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