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  • 25 May 2010 16:44

Intel Expands 2010 Intel® Core™ Processor Family to Stylish Ultra-Thin Laptops

Intel Corporation introduced new Intel® Core™ processors today, extending the availability of its award-winning Intel Core processor family to more stylish, ultra-thin laptops

The number 32 is key -- Intel's chip design and unique manufacturing dubbed "32 nanometres" delivers 32 per cent slimmer laptops and more than 32 per cent better performance

Smarter, faster processors offer the perfect balance of style and performance. Ultra-thin laptops typically are approximately 0.8 to 1 inch thick and 1 to 2 pounds lighter than traditional laptops

Chips include a multitude of new technologies to enhance performance while offering great battery life, such as Intel® Turbo Boost Technology, which intelligently provides an immediate boost when needed for certain software and Intel® HD integrated high-definition graphics.

SYDNEY, Australia, May 25, 2010 – Intel Corporation introduced new Intel® Core™ processors today, extending the availability of its award-winning Intel Core processor family to more stylish, ultra-thin laptops.

Ultraportable laptops – less than an inch thick and weighing just 2 to 5 pounds – offer the performance, battery life and connectivity consumers need on-the-go.

Based on Intel's 32 nanometre (nm) technology (http://www.intel.com/technology/architecture-silicon/32nm/index.htm) manufacturing, the processors are more than 32 per cent smaller1 and deliver more than 32 per cent better performance2, all in a lightweight, sleek design. These new processors also reduce power consumption3 more than 15 per cent, resulting in great battery life.

"Consumers crave laptops that offer style and performance, and the new 2010 Intel® Core™ Ultra-Low Voltage processors for ultra-thin laptops deliver 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."

Processors that feature Intel® Turbo Boost Technology4 will automatically accelerate performance, adjusting to the workload to give users an immediate performance boost when needed. Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology5, available in Intel® Core™ i7, Intel® Core™ i5 (http://www.intel.com/products/processor/corei5/mobile/index.htm) and Intel® Core™ i3 processors, provides responsiveness and helps reduce latency when performing several tasks simultaneously. With Intel® HD Graphics, the processors deliver crystal-clear visuals, vibrant colours and smooth high-definition (HD) video and audio playback.

In addition, recently announced Mobile Intel® 5 Series Chipset designed for use with the ULV-based laptops expands support for multiple video and audio options, enhanced data and PC protection with Intel® Anti-Theft Technology and robust data protection for users' digital assets.

More than 40 designs are expected from computer makers such as Acer, Asus, Lenovo and MSI, and will be offered at a variety of price points beginning in June. For more information and images, visit www.intel.com/pressroom/kits/ultrathin. To learn how ultra-thin can benefit your mobile lifestyle see the Intel Inside Sccopblog ( http://scoop.intel.com).

About Intel

Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world’s computing devices. Additional information about Intel is available at www.intel.com/pressroom and blogs.intel.com.

For more information contact:

Paul McKeon Intel Australia +61 2 9937 5944 paulx.mckeon@intel.com

Jennifer Jefferys Spectrum Communications +61 2 9954 3299 intel@spectrumcomms.com.au

Intel, Intel Xeon, Core and the Intel logo are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the United States and other countries.

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