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Intel's Core i7 Solution for Shopping at the Mall

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Intel makes a giant "Minority Report" style touch display for... shopping?

Well know what we like to do with Intel Core i7 CPUs inside our systems. But Intel has a different sort of application that it demonstrated using its latest chip technology.

At the Intel booth, we saw an interactive floor plan that could be used by retailers to both help the customer find what they are looking for, adding things to their shopping list, as well as advertise new products.

While digital floor plans are already in use in some malls, this cool feature for this system is that the display is transparent. The viewing angle of the images is quite limited, so the display is most visible to those standing directly in front of it. For those viewing it from the side, it appears as just a clear window.

The big clear panel is touch sensitive so consumers just need to touch what they want to see. To the side of the clear display is a bright flat panel that could be used to advertise new products or special offers.

The software runs on Windows Embedded 7 and a Core i7 CPU.

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    builderbobftw , June 6, 2010 4:08 PM
    Why does this need so much CPU power?

    I would think an i3 woul;d be good
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    PC_GI , June 6, 2010 5:08 PM
    I imagine the screen will be disgusting with finger prints...
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    hellswaters , June 6, 2010 4:39 PM
    I am more impressed about the screen that appears to be a window than the interactive map.
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    builderbobftw , June 6, 2010 4:08 PM
    Why does this need so much CPU power?

    I would think an i3 woul;d be good
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    Bert R , June 6, 2010 4:38 PM
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    an interactive floor plan that could be used by retailers to both help the customer find what they are looking for, adding things to their shopping list, as well as advertise new products.

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    find what they are looking for, adding things to their shopping list, as well as advertise new products.

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    advertise new products or special offers.

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    hellswaters , June 6, 2010 4:39 PM
    I am more impressed about the screen that appears to be a window than the interactive map.
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    xurwin , June 6, 2010 4:56 PM
    triplebugWhat?
    no. there's no video card
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    PC_GI , June 6, 2010 5:08 PM
    I imagine the screen will be disgusting with finger prints...
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    mlopinto2k1 , June 6, 2010 5:13 PM
    PC_GII imagine the screen will be disgusting with finger prints...
    It should come with some of those electrostatic cleaners like in Demolition Man. I mean, they have enough power to do it, right?
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    IzzyCraft , June 6, 2010 5:16 PM
    builderbobftwWhy does this need so much CPU power? I would think an i3 woul;d be good

    I think it does no harm, you want a powerful cpu to run the touchscreen so it's responsive unlike shitty tablet touchs screens.
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    babybeluga , June 6, 2010 6:23 PM
    builderbobftwWhy does this need so much CPU power? I would think an i3 woul;d be good


    To make it more expensive.
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    eklipz330 , June 6, 2010 6:29 PM
    im totally gonna buy "YOU ARE HERE" stickers and slap them all over the place
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    Ciuy , June 6, 2010 7:22 PM
    thiis looks cool tech, i cant wait to interact with it ....
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    ta152h , June 6, 2010 7:30 PM
    That model is seriously ugly. She couldn't sell me anything but Alpo.
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    NightLight , June 6, 2010 7:39 PM
    I can imagine them everywhere, and in the future, interacting with you.. this is the future man...
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    aaron686 , June 6, 2010 8:08 PM
    builderbobftwWhy does this need so much CPU power? I would think an i3 woul;d be good

    Agreed. An i3 still sounds like overkill
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    schmich , June 6, 2010 9:44 PM
    I would love having this at home connected to different stores. I hate walking around for hours trying to find clothes that I like.

    Just browse everything from at home and then order OR go out and try it without having to take detours in other shops.
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    j51 , June 6, 2010 11:23 PM
    hmm... is this also from the Computex 2010? I miss the daily summary of major computer tech event Toms used to have. (like what Engadget did http://www.engadget.com/2010/06/06/computex-2010-wrap-up-tablets-a-windows-7-eatery-and-a-few-mo/)

    This year the computex news from Toms are scattering and everywhere. The only summary we had is for the booth babies!

    While I do love the booth babies, is this the only thing Toms really care to make a summary from the Computex 2010?

    I miss the good old "day to day" and comprehensive coverage of computer major events from Toms.
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    LATTEH , June 6, 2010 11:42 PM
    i would use it if it gave me a discount on i7's at the mall :D 
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