Intel in No Hurry to Release New Ultra-thin Notebook Processors

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talz13

I think the other problem is, why are people going to spend $2k on a thin and light laptop, which will still likely be horribly underpowered compared to a regular laptop, when they can get an almost equally underpowered netbook for under $400?

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Modred189

Because these ULV processors are FAR more capable than a netbook processor. Additionally, these systems can support much more ram and have better graphics systems, even the Intel integrated systems.

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violian

Yep, my 11.6" laptop is the same size as a netbook, only .9" thin, etc, etc. But it's equipped with a 1.4GHz Core 2 processor and 4GB of RAM. It's MUCH MUCH more powerful than my 1.6GHz Atom 4GB-Ram powered netbook. My Atom powered netbook freezes and stutters when I have just 3 tabs opened in IE...lol.

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talz13

Wow, there's a cheap ultraportable!  I assume you're talking about a model of the acer aspire 1410?  That looks pretty sweet.  I would totally replace my eee 1000he with that if I had the money right now!  I guess I haven't heard about much other than expensive lenovo and dell ultraportables before, but it looks like cheap ones are out there now.

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Keith E. Whisman

Hell isn't the atom processor thin? How about all them ULV processors that were expressly designed for these ultra thin laptops? Or are they just not going to be making the newer Core I7, I5 and I3's into ULV ultra thin processors? And I think that the processors aren't physically skinnier then others, its that they are meant for Ultra thin laptops and devices because of their thermal output is pretty much room temperature.

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Modred189

I think the reason is simple: Intel has not advertised these CPUs. The Coreix series is all over the TV advertisements, but noting to explain why someone would want a C2D SU series processor. 

Personally, one will be in my next system, probably the Alienware m11x, once they get the kinks worked out. 

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