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News Intel creates $300m fund for ultrabooks

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Baz, 11 Aug 2011.

  1. Baz

    Baz I work for Corsair

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    Lazy_Amp Entry AMD Engineer

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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.
     
  3. NuTech

    NuTech New Member

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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...
     
  4. Madness_3d

    Madness_3d Bit-Tech/Asus OC Winner

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    But how are they gonna fit a GT 540M in there as well :(
     
  5. jcb121

    jcb121 New Member

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    this seems like the way to go :)
     
  6. ch424

    ch424 Design Warrior

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    Was that... a Thunderbolt port?
     
  7. will_123

    will_123 Small childs brain in a big body

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    Ha beyond beyond! aye ok Intel.
     
  8. geoboy333

    geoboy333 Sometimes I say something bright...

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    so how much of that £300m is gonna be left after that add campaign I wonder...
     
  9. Yslen

    Yslen Lord of the Twenty-Seventh Circle

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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.
     
  10. Arghnews

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    Ah well, lets see what they have for us in 5 years?
    Lol, take over the world :D

    And yes, that looks like a thunderbolt port, makes sense tbh, on a futuristic book like that
     
  11. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    I just want an IPS screen on these things.
     
  12. Xir

    Xir Well-Known Member

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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?
     
  13. MSHunter

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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!
     
  14. dyzophoria

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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
     
  15. Bituser

    Bituser 64 Gigglebytes

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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.
     
  16. rayson

    rayson Damn sure it was legal

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    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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    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.

    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.
     
  18. rayson

    rayson Damn sure it was legal

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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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