Intel Announces New ‘Ultrabook’ Laptop Class


Yesterday we saw the new Asus UX21 ultra thin laptop, and now Intel has announced a new class of laptops called the ‘Ultrabook’, which are ultra thin laptops that will use Intel’s latest processors, and the new Asus UX21 is the first one that uses the new Intel specifications.

The first range of Ultrabook laptops will go on sale before Christmas this year, and they will all be less than 20mm thick and will use the latest Intel Core i5 and i7 processors, and all of them will retail for less than $1,000.

Asus UX21 Notebook

Intel will also release new specifications for the Ultrabook laptops in the first half of next year, which will be based on Intel’s upcoming Ivy Bridge processors, and they will also release further specifications for Ultrabook laptops based on a new Core processor design which is yet to be unveiled.

From the photos and video we saw yesterday of the new Asus UX21 it certainly does look very thin, and we can expect more of these ultra thin laptops from a range of manufacturers based on the Intel Ultrabook specifications before the end of the year.

Source PC Mag

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