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Old 11th Aug 2011, 14:29   #1
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Intel creates $300m fund for ultrabooks

http://www.bit-tech.net/news/hardwar...-for-ultrabo/1

Intel has announced that it has created a $300 million fund ‘to accelerate the next revolution of personal computing’,
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Old 11th Aug 2011, 14:47   #2
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The music in that video is simply jarring.

So yeah, we all know Intel has enough money to throw at anything. I guess they realize they can't hit that price point they promised without incurring some losses.
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This is a really good idea.

I use (and love) a Macbook Air, it's very portable without being a gimped netbook. There really needs to be more manufacturers exploring this form-factor.

I think the biggest problem is the sheer amount of custom components required is much higher compared to a regular laptop, each requiring a lot of R&D. So if you're not Apple, you cannot guarantee the very high sales required to achieve affordable volume discounts from suppliers.

Hopefully the $300m will incentivise that...
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Old 11th Aug 2011, 14:53   #4
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But how are they gonna fit a GT 540M in there as well
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this seems like the way to go
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Was that... a Thunderbolt port?
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Ha beyond beyond! aye ok Intel.
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so how much of that £300m is gonna be left after that add campaign I wonder...
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I have to say, I'd buy one if they were a decent price. I need something portable and light but with decent battery life, a decent sized screen, a nice sized keyboard and enough oomph to actually get some work done.

I imagine a lot of people, business users especially, are in the same boat. Netbooks are underpowered, tradiational laptops are too big and heavy, tablets don't have a proper keyboard and are equally underpowered... and the Macbook Air is expensive. And a Mac, which is enough to deter me in itself these days.
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Ah well, lets see what they have for us in 5 years?
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And yes, that looks like a thunderbolt port, makes sense tbh, on a futuristic book like that
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I just want an IPS screen on these things.
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Why emphasize the "thinness"?
It'l still be 15" at least.
Weight and battery life would be far more interesting than saving 2-3mm?

If you'd make it 3 mm thicker, but lighter and longer lasting, would that make it less sexy?
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they would have to address the keyboard related issues and reflective screens IF they want this to really take off. Especially for business customers. High res mean more lines of text and 16:what ever is bad for work!
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with the new processors (with trigate tech), small with high performance ultrabooks are not far fetched. why focus on thinness? because the majority of ultrabook users will be mobile business men, but im really guessing is a large chunk of that 300m tech fund will focus on battery development
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That is officially insane. How in the world are they expecting to cool this thing? I'm interested to see if this can rival the Macbook Air.
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Originally Posted by NuTech
This is a really good idea.

I use (and love) a Macbook Air, it's very portable without being a gimped netbook. There really needs to be more manufacturers exploring this form-factor.

I think the biggest problem is the sheer amount of custom components required is much higher compared to a regular laptop, each requiring a lot of R&D. So if you're not Apple, you cannot guarantee the very high sales required to achieve affordable volume discounts from suppliers.

Hopefully the $300m will incentivise that...
agreed i think llano would still be a good choice for a laptop of this size even if it is dumbed i don't care abouyt the almighty power of intel cpus , llanos are probably the best choice for all laptop type unless you want to be doing starcraft or 1080p gaming
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I have to say, I'd buy one if they were a decent price. I need something portable and light but with decent battery life, a decent sized screen, a nice sized keyboard and enough oomph to actually get some work done.

I imagine a lot of people, business users especially, are in the same boat. Netbooks are underpowered, tradiational laptops are too big and heavy, tablets don't have a proper keyboard and are equally underpowered... and the Macbook Air is expensive. And a Mac, which is enough to deter me in itself these days.
Quite. Apart from the Mac part, I'd consider anything that fits the bill. What puts me off about Macs is the price and the lack of USB3. The ecosystem change wouldn't be fun, but I'd do it if I could get what I wanted out of the device.

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I just want an IPS screen on these things.
And this.

If they can offer something like the Vaio Z series with a great screen, good performance, and retaining the low weight and size, I'm there. If they can do it for around a grand, I'll be amazed. In fact, if said device existed now and included an SSD for £1000, I'd probably have bought it already.
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by the way how much do you have to pay for a patent
i got an idea
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