Intel unveils ultrathinnest ultrathin
The 14mm netbook
Intel has announced on a new "innovation platform" that it claims will enable the world's thinnest netbooks.
Intel claims that its new Canoe Lake platform, a refinement of the on the company's Atom-based Pine Trail platform, will allow for netbooks to be built at an anorexic 14mm thick. By comparison, Dell's ultrathin notebook, the Adamo is 16.5mm thick, and Apple's MacBook Air slopes from 4mm to a relatively tubby 19.5mm thick.
Closing in on the one-centimeter boundry
The MacBook Air and the Adamo are notebooks powered by Intel Core 2 Duo processors. They're not netbooks per se. Canoe Lake is based on single-core and dual-core Intel "Pineview" Atom processors, which share the platform with the "Tiger Point" I/O chip.
The single-core N400 series Atoms are available now, with the dual-core chips "in production now and on shelves before the winter holiday season," according to Intel.
The Canoe Lake announcement comes, coincidentally, on the same day that Hitachi said it would be making a major push this year towards ultrathin, 2.5-inch single-platter hard drives that will be a mere 7mm thick. ®
Sexy - But...
I'd like to know the projected expected battery run time, says he with a HP Tablet extra external battery pack that gives me about 8 hours.
I'll take hours over minutes.
Paris - Mainly out of habit, any pun that crosses my mind will undoubtedly be the same as yours.
Night Night everyone (7 hours behind you lot).
the Sony X series already thinner than that
Sony managed to make a 12.2mm thick netbook with the old chips, I wonder how thin they can possibly go with this. At this point hard drives are likely the limiting factor so they may have to go ssd only
"Does it make a nice noise if you snap it in two?"
Not *quite* as nice as this thing would. OTOH I can still use *both* halves afterward.
Being non-reflective its "display" surface is also immune from passing cats mistaking it for an intruder on its home territory. This happened to a friend of mine's IBM laptop (yes it was back when IBM still *made* them) and his *very* well fed feline.
LCD screens have never been cheap.
Astonishing. I'll admit I'd figured the Linux distro would win hands down. #
The article reckons it's mostly due to ACPI support being much better in Windows (let me guess MS had a big hand in writing the standard?)
Something to play for with the next Linux release?
BTW lowish power ROM bootable *nixes have been around since at *least* the mid 80'x
Mine's the one with a 1984 copy of Byte showing the M68k based *nix HP computer
Phoronix did those tests
They compared default installs of Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.04 on an Asus Eee 1201N and a Lenovo T61, and Windows won every time. The original Aspire One needed a number of manual tweaks to save power if you weren't using the Acer-supplied distro, and I suspect the same is true if these.