Intel to Release Core i3, i5 ULV Processors in 2H

Many manufacturers have already announced or launched machines with Core i3, i5 and i7 processors, but it looks like Intel will soon introduce more Core i3 and i5 CPUs for PC makers to work with. This time, Intel is targeting slim or ultra thin laptops.

PC World cites an Intel spokesperson that Friday confirmed that the company would soon released new, low power processors under the Core i3 and Core i5 brands. Aimed at ultra portables and ultra slim laptops, the chips are said to be less powerful than the standard-voltage Core i3 and Core i5 laptop CPUs.

Stephen Smith, VP and director of PC client operations says the new processors will be made using the latest 32-nanometer manufacturing process and will integrate the CPU and graphics processor inside a single package, which could improve graphics performance while drawing less power. Expect to see laptops featuring these chips in the second half of this year.

  • IronRyan21
    Actually these products have been delayed for awhile, they were supposed to be released in 1H. Don't slow down intel!
  • jarnail24
    I have an atom and it lasts an 8 hour flight. If this last me atleast 6 without lagging like the p.o.s. atom I'll take it. I need battery life but a little performance definitely wouldn't hurt.
  • lauxenburg
    Yes more overpriced Macbook Airs! My favorite!
  • WR2
    Looking forward to seeing the reviews and benchmarks!
  • burnley14
    I'll take one in a 13" Asus.
  • zaznet
    New processors that are slower... I understand it's for power consumption, but it's a downgrade for system performance and doesn't seem a step in the right direction with existing low power options already on the market. Unless of course this thing blows away the Atom in performance and can match power consumption. We'll see.
  • someguynamedmatt
    Hmm... sounds like Intel is trying to get back the market share AMD is starting to get in the laptop sector... this should be interesting. I still think a good AMD processor can beat whatever is about to come out in price/performance, just because of the surely reduced performance of these to save on power, and the guaranteed Intel i5/i7 price premium...

    Just my two cents...
  • JohnnyLucky
    Can't blame them for trying to cover niche markets. Not sure I would name the new processors Core i3 and i5.
  • 1st duke of marlborough
    Hmm, seems to me AMD already makes good CPU's that require much less than their Intel counterparts...Let's see if Intel can step up their game!
  • liquidsnake718
    crackbook air using a macos is nothing more than a glorified and overpriced netbook With steriods. Its as light but wider and obviously has a superior processor at about 6 times the price