Intel outs 32nm chips for slim laptops

Intel has expanded it Core processor line with new-up 32nm offerings designed to be wedged into super slim laptops.

The company reckons its new CPUs are 32 per cent slimmer and offer 32 per cent better performance, which all seems a bit convenient to us, but the numbers are just as believable as most industry benchmarks.

Intel says its new chips reduce power consumption by 15 per cent, ruining the nice neat numbers in one fell swoop.

"Consumers crave laptops that offer style and performance, and the new 2010 Intel Core Ultra-Low Voltage processors for ultra-thin laptops delivers both, in one sleek design," said someone very important from Intel, before adding, "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."

The likes of Acer, Asus, Lenovo and MSI are expected to churn out as many as 40 new designs based on the 32nm architecture in the coming weeks.