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Intel commits to CES after Microsoft leaves

Intel has reaffirmed its commitment to the Consumer Electronics Show after Microsoft announced that 2012 would be its last year attending the major trade event.Intel stressed its belief in the show in an article published on the Intel Free Press website on Wednesday.

Intel has reaffirmed its commitment to the Consumer Electronics Show after Microsoft announced that 2012 would be its last year attending the major trade event.

Intel stressed its belief in the show in an article published on the Intel Free Press website on Wednesday. Intel Free Press is a "tech news beta" that is funded by Intel.

"Despite Microsoft's announcement that 2012 will be its last CES, the technology trade show is poised for the biggest turnout in years," Intel wrote.

Intel has recently pinned its commercial hopes to a new product category known as 'Ultrabooks' — thin, powerful laptops with long battery life — and it is widely expected that Intel's top partners will show off devices at the show.