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Originally code-named LXO, Cove Point is the product of an early collaboration with Microsoft in anticipation of the Windows 8 operating system. … Read More
Originally code-named LXO, Cove Point is the product of an early collaboration with Microsoft in anticipation of the Windows 8 operating system. We had the opportunity to learn first-hand the exciting new capabilities the OS would bring...first and foremost was the incredible opportunity to merge "conventional computing" through traditional desktop applications with aspects of "modern computing" in the form of touch-enabled web applications and metro apps. Read Less
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Originally code-named LXO, Cove Point is the product of an early collaboration with Microsoft for the Windows 8 operating system. We had the opportunity to learn first-hand the exciting new capabilities the OS would bring...first and foremost was the incredible opportunity to merge "conventional computing" through traditional desktop applications with aspects of "modern computing" in the form of touch-enabled web applications and metro apps. 


Touch First. Cove Point is all about connecting: connecting to information, to people, to work and to play. Unlike typical notebooks which hide the screen when closed, Cove Point features a "screen up" configuration - the screen is always available, and with it comes a full multi-touch interactive surface
Cove Point is not just a tablet, it is a PC first. It is a PC that provides the convenience of touch. This means you have full access to all of your files, all of the programs you rely on, which is great. It also means that Cove Point is a wonderful canvas for interacting with Modern touch-focused Windows 8 applications as well, whether you are at your desk, in bed or on the couch.
The answer is in the space between. Cove Point offers incredible flexibility in how you use your computer...but the secret to a great experience does not lie in just providing one usage mode and then the next. The secret is in how elegantly the device transitions between those modes, how easy it is to move from one to the other, and how flexible the usages are in between. Shown above is an example of Cove Point providing a touch experience beyond a simple tablet with an intimate and adjustable viewing angle.
No Compromises. Most convertibles do away with the trackpad because the hinge takes up too much space in the keyboard area..the solution is to push the keyboard forward and remove the trackpad entirely. Our solution in Cove Point is much better - we utilized a patented mechanism to make room for the hinge without moving the keyboard anywhere. This means ALL of the tools for PC computing are available to the user.
Adding this degree of flexibility in such a small form factor is a very complex task. The key to the design, however, is to make it seem effortless. We wanted the hinge and mechanism itself to appear as a functional and elegant feature of the system, and to convey none of its complexities to the user.
Laptops are often 2- dimensional objects: the design focuses only on touch points, or where the user lays their hands and eyes. This results in a fairly neglected sense of 3-dimensionality where vents and doors and all sorts of junk is left to populate the bottom of the product. That is not the case with Cove Point. The entire form is made to be touched, it is designed for the hands, not for the table. There are no "feet" on the bottom, rather the entire bottom surface is a warm, rubberized finish characterized by durability. It is a material that also feels great in the hands.
The cupped profile of Cove Point, it's functional material message, and the visual contrast which reduces the perceived thickness of the product.
Thermals, IO and mechanical details are all consolidated into one area - the surface which provides the least amount of interference with the hands.
Regardless of what mode you are using the device in, the form language remains complete. Materials and form work together.