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Intel&'s challenge to tablets: Ultrabooks.

Summary: San Francisco, Jumada II 28, 1432 / May 31, 2011, SPA -- Tablet computers are so 2010. The latest mobile computing form was unveiled Tuesday by chip giant Intel which predicts that "Ultrabook" hybrid devices which marry the best qualities of tablets like touchscreens, and...

Tablet computers are so 2010. The latest mobile computing form was unveiled Tuesday by chip giant Intel which predicts that "Ultrabook" hybrid devices which marry the best qualities of tablets like touchscreens, and long battery life with the traditional advantages of ultrathin laptops will dominate the mobile computing landscape in the near future, according to dpa. Intel Executive Vice President Sean Maloney predicted that by the end of 2012, Ultrabooks will represent 40 per cent of the consumer laptop market. In a press release Maloney said these laptops will be less than 20mm thick, cost less than 1,000 dollars and will be widely available by the end of the year. Intel is hoping that the new devices catch on quickly since it is largely frozen out of the burgeoning market for tablet computers and smartphones, most of which run on ARM chips that are considered more power efficient. According to ARM more than half of all tablets, notebooks and other mobile computers sold in 2015 will use the company's processors. "Computing is taking many forms," said Maloney. "Technology innovation is a catalyst, and we believe the changes Intel is making to its roadmaps, together with strong industry collaboration, will bring about an exciting change in personal computing over the next few years."

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