Intel Launches 3rd Gen Processors

  • More than 35 ultrabooks have new processors
  • Over 100 more will have processors over next 12 months
  • No rebadging on computers with a 3rd Gen logo

Intel Corporation Senior Vice President Tom Kilroy officially introduced the next wave of ultrabook systems during a keynote address at Computex Taipei 2012.

Kilroy also announced that Intel has signed agreements with several leading touch panel manufacturers to ensure adequate capacity to meet the expected demand for touch-enabled ultrabook experiences over the next several years.

He also highlighted the company’s efforts to deliver user-centric experiences across a range of mobile devices from the ultrabook to smartphones and tablets, pointing to momentum across all three.   

While Kilroy was making his announcements in Taipei, Intel’s Australian General Manager, Kate Burleigh, was spruiking the 3rd generation processors at an event in Sydney. While this is good news for those of us who like our portable PCs to have decent speed and functionality, you will have to ask the sales assistant if the PC or laptop you are buying has the new processor. For some reason only known to Intel, there will be no new 3rd generation’ badge on the computers, just the usual Intel logo stating if it is an i3, i5 or i7 processor.

More than 35 new ultrabook systems are available now or will be for purchase within 30 days, with more than 110 designs expected in the next year. Powered by 3rd generation Intel Core processors and made with 22nm 3-D tri-gate transistors, these new Ultrabook devices are more responsive and offer enhanced security in a selection of stylish designs for consumers and business users.

New Ultrabook systems offer enhanced security with Intel® Anti-Theft technology built in and free, limited-time service subscriptions out of the box from Absolute Software, McAfee, Norton and Intel in select global markets.

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