Enterprise Mobility: Intel Makes Mobile Computing Push at Computex 2011

By Jeffrey Burt  |  Posted 2011-06-01 Print this article Print
Intel Keynote

Intel Keynote

Intel Executive Vice President Sean Maloney delivers the keynote address at Computex, which included the introduction of what the chip vendor is calling the "ultrabook," an ultra-thin notebook that will offer tablet-like features.
At the Computex 2011 show in Taipei, Intel executives put on display their aggressive game plan to push their way into the mobile device market. Executive Vice President Sean Maloney, recently appointed to head up Intel's China business, talked of a new category dubbed "ultrabooks," which are thin, powerful and energy-efficient notebooks that offer tablet-like features, such as responsiveness and—eventually—touch capabilities. Intel expects that 40 percent of notebooks shipped by the end of 2012 will be ultrabooks. During his keynote, Maloney also touted new and upcoming Core processors—including next year's "Ivy Bridge" chips and "Haswell" after that—aimed at the tablet and smartphone markets, and outlined an accelerated roadmap for its low-power Atom platform, promising a new generation of the chip every year. Intel also showed off "Keeley Lake," a reference design for ultrathin notebooks. In addition, the chip maker got a boost from some partners, including Asus, which unveiled its UX21 ultrabook based on Intel's newest Core processors, and Acer, which said it will release an ultrabook in the fourth quarter. (Images courtesy of Intel)

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