Next wave of Ultrabooks now available
By Digital News Asia June 26, 2012
- Industry players come together to deliver ‘no-compromise computing’
- New Ultrabooks more responsive and offer enhanced security, claims Intel
This wave of Ultrabook devices brings Intel Corporation one step closer to delivering on the industry-wide, multi-year endeavor to deliver a no-compromise, must-have computing experience, the company said in a statement.
The new devices are even more responsive and more secure to better protect personal information, Intel claimed. These new 3rd-Gen chips have also been designed to offer increased media and graphics performance, and longer battery life.
“Similar to the introduction of Intel Centrino® nearly a decade ago, this is a time of revolutionary change in personal computing,” said Prakash Mallya (pic), country manager of sales and marketing, Intel Malaysia.
“More Ultrabooks will be introduced in the next 12 months as compared with the previous. This also includes new business, touch, and convertible designs.
“At the same time, we’ve continuously improved on security and responsiveness. With these new 3rd generation Intel Core-based Ultrabook devices, mobile computing as we know it today will suddenly seem old fashioned,” he claimed.
This new wave of Ultrabook devices will wake in a flash, meaning the system will transition from deep sleep (S4 mode) to its active state in less than seven seconds, Intel said. Additionally, all Ultrabook devices are now required to be ‘responsive while active’ in that they will load and run users’ favorite apps quickly.
Connecting at blazing speeds is also now possible with the addition of USB 3.0, Thunderbolt technology or both. Thunderbolt technology is a high-speed connection that allows incredibly fast transfers. For example, a full-length HD movie can be transferred to an Ultrabook in less than 30 seconds, the company added.
Taking into account that security has become an important criteria for consumers, the next wave of Ultrabook systems is equipped with enhanced security features. This includes the Intel Anti-Theft technology that lets people automatically disable the system if it is lost or stolen.
Taking advantage of the company’s 22-nanometer tri-gate transistor manufacturing technology, Intel engineers have delivered significant improvements in performance for 3rd generation Intel Core processors with up to 22% faster performance on multithreaded applications compared to 2nd generation processors.
Conceived by Intel just over a year ago, the Ultrabook category was quickly embraced by the industry. More than 20 systems have been introduced since October 2011, and today momentum is growing with more than 110 3rd generation Intel Core processor-based Ultrabook devices under development.