Intel initiates an array of ultrathin laptops

Intel initiates an array of ultrathin laptops

By SiliconIndia   |   Tuesday, 31 May 2011, 12:29 Hrs
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Bangalore: With an innovative concept, Intel has come forth with even more thinner laptops by accelerating its efforts for its Atom processor family. The launch of these array of ultrabooks were revealed at Computex 2011, held at Taipei.

The innovations of these stylish laptops are categorized as the thinnest and lightest ultrabooks. The specifications of these ultraportable laptops are that, they are less than an inch thick and weigh just 2 to 5 pounds. They offer faster performance, battery life and connectivity to consumers.

The Intel core processors are based on Intel's 32 nanometer (nm) technologies manufacturing with processors more than 32 percent smaller. They deliver more than 32 percent better performance. These new processors reduce power consumption more than 15 percent, resulting in great battery life.

The core processors are enhanced with Intel Turbo Boost Technology which automatically accelerates performance and adjusts the workload to give users an immediate performance boost. It also has Intel Hyper-Threading Technology, available in Intel Core i7, Intel Core i5 and Intel Core i3 processors. They provide responsiveness and help reduce latency when performing several tasks simultaneously. The processors deliver crystal-clear visuals, vibrant colors and smooth high-definition (HD) video and audio playback with Intel HD Graphics .

The Intel ultra thin laptops are entitled with thin and light designs which are around 20mm (0.8 inch) thick. The systems based on these chips will be available by the end of 2011. Among all the laptops, the ASUS UX21 ultrabook is available at present and is displayed at the Computex 2011. Intel's vision of the ultrabook consists of a thin, elegant machine, powered by the new 22nm Ivy Bridge processors, which costs under $1,000 (Rs.4, 500).

Intel plans to deliver the Ivy Bridge to the market by the end of the first quarter of 2012. In 2013 and beyond, the ultrabooks will be powered by Intel's next generation of chips, codenamed Haswell. These chips will use even less power, enabling manufacturers to produce even thinner and lighter laptops.

Mooly Eden, Vice President and General Manager of the PC Client Group at Intel said, "Consumers crave for laptops that offer style and performance, and the new 2010 Intel Core Ultra-Low Voltage processors for ultra-thin laptops delivers both, in one sleek design."

However, Intel has its competitor like the Dell ultrathin laptop. This laptop is designed with the Adamo brand and has 15.6-inch screen size. It is built around the latest Intel "Sandy Bridge" Core i5 and Core i7 processors and is priced around Rs. 4,500.