According to the Wall Street Journal, Intel is investing heavily into “Ultrabooks” — thinner and lighter PCs similar to the MacBook Air. The company has made a US0 million commitment to the technology and hopes to “define” the category the same way it defined the netbook category a couple of years ago.
Two of the chief requirements for the Ultrabook label are a thickness of no more than 21 millimeters and a wake-from-sleep time of seven seconds or less. By contrast, the MacBook Air’s maximum thickness is 17 millimeters, and any newer Mac that takes more than seven se…
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Intel betting big on ‘Ultrabooks’ after Apple threatens to dump it