Intel Unveils ‘Ultrabook’ Concept, Atom Mobile Roadmap
By Joseph F. Kovar, CRN
May. 31, 2011 1:07 PM EST
Intel (NSDQ:INTC) this week introduced a new mobile PC form factor, the “Ultrabook,” which the company said will offer best-in-class performance in an ultra-thin form factor.
The first phase is a new family of second-generation Intel Core processors, introduced this week, that will allow manufacturers and system builders to produce mobile PCs that are under 0.8-inches thick, with mainstream prices slated to start under $1,000. They are expected to be available late this year.
Erik Stromquist, COO of CTL, a Portland, Ore.-based custom system builder, said from Computex that he has been seeing ODM system builders all over the conference showing their first versions of the Ultrabook.
“It’s awesome,” Stromquist said. “We’re assessing it now. CTL is very excited about the Ultrabook concept demonstrated at Computex. In addition to sleek form factors, we are most impressed with the return to wake from sleep and hibernate.”
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