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A new
category of thin and light mobile computers in the sub $1,000 price range called
Ultrabooks will grab 40 percent of the consumer laptop market by the end of
2012, according to Intel Corp’s Sean Maloney, executive vice president.

Maloney was
speaking at the Computex Taipei 2011 event in Taiwan, calling these new Ultrabooks the
mobile device that requires no compromise on performance, portability, or

"These computers will marry the performance and
capabilities of today’s laptops with tablet-like features and deliver a highly
responsive and secure experience, in a thin, light and elegant design,"
Intel said in a statement.

Maloney said that new versions of 2nd Generation Intel Core processors would "enable thin,
light and beautiful designs that are less than 20mm (0.8 inch) thick, and mainstream
price points under $1,000." New systems based on these chips will be
available for the 2011 winter holiday shopping season and include the UX21,
ASUS Ultrabook, the company’s new ultra-thin laptop based on the latest 2nd Generation Intel Core processor.

“At Asus, we are very much aligned with Intel’s vision of
Ultrabook,” said Asus Chairman Jonney Shih, who joined Maloney on stage to show
off the system. “Our customers are demanding an uncompromised computing
experience in a lightweight, highly portable design that responds to their
needs quickly. Transforming the PC into an ultra thin, ultra responsive device
will change the way people interact with their PC.”

Maloney also said that Intel would accelerate Atom processor
development to a one-year cadence, accelerating from 32nm through 22nm to 14nm
within 3 successive years.

In addition, Maloney showcased more than 10 tablets, running on
three different operating systems, that are available today based on the Intel Atom processor Z670.

Intel’s growth will continue along with the cloud, said Maloney,
noting that every additional 600 new smartphones or 122 tablets connecting to
the internet would require one new Intel-based server. He also discussed
Intel’s Cloud 2015 vision of a world of interoperable federated clouds that
allow enterprises to share data securely across public and private clouds;
automated networks that allow the movement of workloads between servers in the
data center for better utilization and energy efficiency, and device-aware
clouds that know what types of applications, commands and processing.