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Intel Touts New Features of Ultrabook at IDF

Chip maker Intel has unveiled new features of its upcoming Ultrabook notebook PCs at its annual developer conference.

The company plans to counter the effect, tablets and smartphones have had on the PC market, by introducing new notebook devices that will sleek like tablet PCs, offer enhanced battery life and provide functionality equal to a full-blown PC.

Intel, at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF), said that the Ultrabook laptops, which will be released during this year’s holiday season, will feature a sleek and lightweight design and will be powered by 2nd generation Intel Core processors.

The devices will also come with Intel’s Rapid Start technology which will allow the notebooks to wake for sleep instantly.

“Not since the introduction of Intel(R) Centrino(R) technology more than 8 years ago have we witnessed such a fundamental transformation of personal computing," said Mooly Eden, vice president and general manager of the PC Client Group.

"We know people desire and demand more from their computers -- to create, consume and share -- which is why we have challenged ourselves and the industry to make Ultrabook the most adaptable, complete and satisfying device" he added.