Intel to Produce CPU for Thin and Light Laptops

Intel Logo According to CNET sources, Intel will be rolling out a new CPU later this year, targeted towards cheaper laptops that are just above netbooks in specifications, pricing, and size, but below some of the more expensive high-end thin and light laptops (such as the 12.1″ Toshiba R600 or Sony’s VAIO VGN TT series).

The new CPUs are not meant to compete with Intel’s Atom platform or NVIDIA’s Ion platform, but instead targets the AMD Athlon Neo.

They are looking at the market for ultraportables who fall into the $700 – $900 price range.

It won’t be based on the Atom CPU either, it’ll be based on the existing Intel Ultra Low Voltage (ULV) CPUs that power devices like the Toshiba R600 and Sony TT series mentioned above. It doesn’t look like it’ll be a replacement for the current SU9300 and SU9400 CPUs. It will be in the 22mm range, size-wise.

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