Intel 32nm chips enable wafer-thin laptops

PC makers Acer, Asus, Lenovo and MSI are expected to introduce up to 40 new ultra-thin lightweight laptops based on Intel's new 32 nanometre core processors

PC makers Acer, Asus, Lenovo and MSI are expected to introduce up to 40 new ultra-thin lightweight laptops based on Intel's new 32 nanometre core processors launched this week.

The new chips are 32% smaller and faster than the previous generation and use at least 15% less power, leading to longer battery life, the chip maker said. This would lead to ultra-portable laptops less than an inch thick and weighing just one to two kilograms.

Processors that feature Intel's Turbo Boost technology would automatically accelerate performance, adjusting to the workload to give users an immediate performance boost when needed.

Intel hyperthreading technology, available in i-series processors, reduce latency when performing several tasks simultaneously. The processors also feature HD graphics for clearer displays, more vibrant colours and smooth video and audio playback.

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