Desktops and Notebooks: Acer, Lenovo Asus Tap New Intel Chips for Ultrathin Laptops
Intel is looking to give the ultrathin laptop market a boost with the release of low-power processors that officials say will give OEMs new tools to work with when designing their thin and light notebooks. The new ultra low-voltage processors, which span Intel's Core, Pentium and Celeron product lines, are built on the chip maker's new 32-nanometer manufacturing process, and other a smaller size, greater performance and better energy consumption than current processors used in ultrathin laptops. They also offer such features as Hyper Threading, Turbo Boost and integrated graphics. Intel officials say about 40 laptops using the new chips are in the works, and a few from the likes of Acer, Asus, Gateway and MSI are ready to hit the market in June.