Intel used a 17-inch foldable tablet to show off its 'Tiger Lake' platform

"Horseshoe Bend" is a glimpse at Intel's foldable future.


Tiger Lake, Intel's next-generation Core mobile platform, is coming later this year. And to prove it, the company trotted out 17-inch foldable OLED tablet, codenamed Horseshoe Bend, as an example of what it's future chips can achieve. So far, Intel is saying Tiger Lake (below) will feature "double-digit performance gains," huge improvements for AI processing and Thunderbolt 4, which will be four times as fast as USB 3.0. It'll also be the first time Intel will build high performance chips on its 10nm+, and of course, it'll include the company's Xe graphics, which it says matches some dedicated GPUs.

Intel Horseshoe Bend and Tiger Lake

Those specs are nice and all, but mainly we wanted to see more of that enormous Horseshoe Bend tablet concept. It's by far the largest foldable OLED we've seen -- when laid flat, it looks as big as a full-sized PC monitor. The folding mechanism seemed iffy, unsurprisingly, but its existence is a sign that Intel is thinking big for new PC form factors. Literally.

While it's unclear when, exactly, the first Tiger Lake systems will appear, you can expect them after its upcoming 10th-gen H Series chips, which will break the 5GHz barrier.