Intel Core i-series ultra-thin notebooks due in June

Summary:Intel has given details about which manufacturers will use its Core i3, i5 and i7 ultra-low voltage processors in their slimline notebooks

Ultra-thin laptops using Intel's new Core i-series processors will go on sale at the start of June, the chipmaker announced on Monday.

The Core i3, i5 and i7-based slimline notebooks will have integrated high-definition graphics capabilities and will use Intel's Turbo Boost technology to automatically accelerate performance when needed, the company said in a statement.

"Intel's leadership in 32nm high-k metal gate (HKMG) process technology, combined with breakthrough architecture and design has enabled thinner, lighter and faster notebooks than previous models, with terrific battery life," Intel PC client chief Mooly Eden said in the statement.

According to Intel, the 32nm ultra-low voltage (ULV) processors are more than 32 percent smaller and offer 32 percent better performance than their Core 2 Duo predecessors, while offering 15 percent less battery consumption.

Intel said it expected more than 40 ultra-thin notebooks with Core i-series processors to appear "at a variety of price points" from June. Manufacturers will include Acer, Asus, Lenovo and MSI.

Topics: Mobility, Hardware


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