Living in California and working at Intel, I sometimes have the privilege of waking up early to get the latest insights about new technology.  In this case, the timing was right because just this weekend my wife and I were exploring what type of laptop we should get for her work, studies, Skyping, photo management and well….management of our family digital life.

She has a three-year-old, sleek Sony laptop but the fan and hard drive are so loud and irritating.  She uses a Classmate PC sometime while putting the kids to sleep, but it’s too small for her.  She likes a bigger, bright screen and full keyboard vs. what most netbooks have.

I showed her the new line up of MacBooks at our local Apple store yesterday, but she doesn’t want a Mac.  I showed her the Mac Air.  I saw her get more interested when she felt how light it was.  I think our next steps are to look for some of the new Ultra Thin laptops with an Intel Core i5, so we can check out the built-in  Turbo Boost performance when processing and editing photos.  And, it’d be light and easier to carry on our family trips…than the heavier, older laptop she’s been using.

Here is the Intel Webcast from this morning plus a few stories posted by some of my favorite tech blogs:






Here’s my PearlTree collection of stories on the new IntelThin mobile technology for laptops:

PearlTree of IntelThin 2010 Core Chips for Ultran Thin Laptops

Webcast introducing all new 2010 Intel Core processor — Intel Core i7, Core i5 and Core i3 — available for ultra thin laptops.

“Consumers crave laptops that offer style and performance, and the new 2010 Intel® Core Ultra-Low Voltage processors for ultra-thin laptops delivers both, in one sleek design,” said Mooly Eden, vice president and general manager of the PC Client Group at Intel. “Intel’s leadership in 32nm high-k metal gate process technology, combined with breakthrough architecture and design has enabled thinner, lighter and faster notebooks than previous models, with terrific battery life. Not only are laptops becoming ultraportable, but with the new processors inside, users will see faster response times and less waiting.”

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