"Intel today broadened its number of ultra-low voltage
processors (ULV) to include a complete range, from Celeron to Core
i7, for the super-thin laptop market. This announcement builds on
Intel's January introduction of laptop processors, which included
only a few low-end ULV processors.
"Today's announcement is an array of ULV processors for
ultra-thin laptops of approximately 0.8 to one inch thick that
weigh in at one to two pounds lighter than traditional laptops
(think Windows 7 rivals to Apple's MacBook Air, but priced well
below that portable's $1,499).
"Built on Intel's (NASDAQ: INTC) 32-nanometer process and
Westmere, the second-generation design of the Nehalem architecture,
these new ULVs draw only 17 watts of power, half of the old 35W
power draw of the previous generation. That's according to Mooly
Eden, vice president and general manager of the PC Client Group at
Intel, who described the advancements during a press conference