LAS VEGAS--Ultrabooks are nice, but tablets are even smaller. Unfortunately, Intel's Core i-series processors haven't been a perfect fit in that regard. Intel announced tweaks to its current Ivy Bridge lineup at this year's CES that will make thinner, better battery-efficient laptops and tablets in a matter of months.
While fourth-gen Intel Core i-series processors aren't here yet, more power-efficient 7-watt Intel Ivy Bridge processors are shipping now that allow thinner laptops and tablets with better battery life than the previous 10-watt CPUs.
These will show up in systems as early as this spring, in devices like theand thinner tablets from Acer and other manufacturers.
Although it sounds like a hold-the-fort move, it's also a necessary development to get Windows 8 touch convertibles off the ground and working as fast and as compactly as we expect them to.
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