Ultrabooks to replace Laptops by 2013: Intel

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 20, 2011 - 18:44

New Delhi; Electronic chip maker Intel is betting big on evolution of new form factor of computer notebook, UltraBook, and expects it to replace laptops by 2013.

"Our focus for next few years is going to be on energy efficiency, security and connectivity. Ultrabook as category was launched this year. This will change face of computing in next two to three years," Intel South Asia`s Director of Marketing Sandeep Aurora told reporters here.

Ultrabooks have sleek and compact design with computing speed that can match computing need of present laptop users.

"We expect that laptops will be completely replaced by Ultrabooks by 2013," Aurora said.

Intel expects that business organisations will be early adopters of Ultrabooks.

"Thickness of Ultrabook is going to be such that you can put in into an envelope," Intel South Asia`s Director of Sales and Marketing Group Tara Kalavade said.

Intel will launch Ivy Bridge processors which will focus on Ultrabooks.

In 2012, Intel says it will enter into in smartphone segment with its Atom processors during first half of 2012.

"Phones based on the Atom processors are schedule to arrive in the first half of 2012," Aurora said.

Intel will use its Mobile Communications division, formed after acquisition of Infineon Technologies Wireless Solutions, to develop technology for working on 2G, 3G and 4G cellular platforms.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, December 20, 2011 - 18:44

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