Windows 8 Ultrabooks
and convertible tablets will soon sport new sensors, which will give users more ways to interact with their laptops, according to an Intel blog post Friday.
There are five sensors, including a compass, accelerometer, gyroscope, GPS, and ambient light sensor. All five of the sensors are required for a convertible tablet to be branded as an Ultrabook, and three of the five are recommended for a regular laptop branded as an Ultrabook.
Here are the five sensors:
Compass (optional for Ultrabooks): Useful for showing which direction you're facing, so you can automatically get details about landmarks in front of you, for example.
GPS (recommended for Ultrabooks): Pinpoints your location so your device can deliver mapping and other relevant information.