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Intel Announces New ‘Ultrabook’ Laptop Class

Intel Corporation announced the creation of a new class of notebooks, “ultrabook” which combine high performance with the thin, light design of tablets. According to PC World

the new class of mobile PCs will sport form factors less than 20mm thick.

“Ultrabook” was presented at the Computex 2011, which opened on May 31 in Taipei (Taiwan) and will continue until June 4. The Intel expects that by the end of 2012 thin notebooks occupy about 40 percent of the total market laptops. The first officially announced “ultrabook” became ASUS UX21, which goes on sale this year.

Intel representatives promise that the cost of a new class notebooks will be priced under $1,000,. The Intel roadmap for Ultrabooks, starting with the processor family codenamed “Ivy Bridge,” which is scheduled for availability in systems in the first half of 2012. Following “Ivy Bridge,” planned 2013 products codenamed “Haswell” will change the mainstream laptop thermal design point by reducing the microprocessor power to half of today’s design.






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