Intel Vice President Mooly Eden leads a CES press conference this morning, in which the chipmaker highlights its ultrabook efforts, including a touch interface, NFC, and gesture-based recognition. Here he's showing off a concept ultrabook that has both a touch screen and a keyboard.

Click on for more photos from the press conference.

Updated:
Photo by: James Martin/CNET / Caption by:
Lots of demo ultrabooks provide a backdrop on stage.
Updated:
Photo by: James Martin/CNET / Caption by:
Intel kicks off the press conference "with something just a little bit different." Judson Laipply, who takes the stage wearing an Orange Crush shirt, does an "evolutions of dance" number.
Updated:
Photo by: James Martin/CNET / Caption by:
Eden hits on what consumers want in a notebook. He says they want it to be nice, sleek, and sexy.
Updated:
Photo by: James Martin/CNET / Caption by:
Intel shows off specs as it blows up a bridge in a gaming-app demo.
Updated:
Photo by: James Martin/CNET / Caption by:
We learn about transactions on ultrabooks using NFC.
Updated:
Photo by: James Martin/CNET / Caption by:
Eden says Intel is working to make every component slimmer to make ultrabooks thin.
Updated:
Photo by: James Martin/CNET / Caption by:
Eden talks about the history of interfaces.
Updated:
Photo by: James Martin/CNET / Caption by:
Moving on to touch interfaces in ultrabooks.
Updated:
Photo by: James Martin/CNET / Caption by:
Intel shows off the Nikiski concept ultrabook, a clamshell with a touch screen on the cover that lets you use the device without opening it.
Updated:
Photo by: James Martin/CNET / Caption by:
Proudly displaying the Nikiski concept.
Updated:
Photo by: James Martin/CNET / Caption by:
In the future, Intel foresees ultrabooks with gesture-based recognition, shown here in a video game.
Updated:
Photo by: James Martin/CNET / Caption by:
Intel marketing head Kevin Sellers takes the stage to talk about the company's ultrabook-marketing effort.
Updated:
Photo by: James Martin/CNET / Caption by:
"We have rallied the troops and our marketing engines to drive [ultrabooks] this year," Sellers says.
Updated:
Photo by: James Martin/CNET / Caption by:

"The buzz is building" for ultrabooks, Sellers adds.

Fueling that buzz, Intel pitches an upcoming announcement with Will.i.am, likely at tomorrow's keynote address from Intel CEO Paul Otellini.

Updated:
Photo by: James Martin/CNET / Caption by:
Intel gives away 50 ultrabooks to the media, stashed under their seats. Here's a lucky member of the press.
Updated:
Photo by: James Martin/CNET / Caption by:
Hot Galleries

CNET's Holiday Gift Guide

Tablets that put your TV to shame

Binge-watch your favorite episodes on these portable screens.

Hot Products