Intel is creating a voice-activated tablet/laptop. This innovation is called the Nikiski. It has a transparent touch pad panel right under a standard keyboard. The panel can be closed and the user will be provided a window to the laptop screen. The screen can be controlled like a tablet, with touches and swipes.

These hybrids are known as ultrabooks and will be produced though many different brands, such as Asus, Samsung, and Toshiba.

Intel’s ultimate goal is to make the ultrabook available to the average person. This means having a less expensive price tag then earlier generations of the product, and make them a mainstream product.

Intel is planning to start its largest marketing campaign in almost a decade for these hybrid ultrabooks in April.

Tags: voice activation, nikiski, hybrid ultrabooks