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Intel Starts Funding for MacBook Air-like Ultrabooks

Written on August 11, 2011 by Lulu

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Intel raised $300 million fund for the development of an ultrabook that is similar to MacBook Air.

Intel’s capital division pledged itself to their ultrabook concept in earnest late Wednesday by beginning the Ultrabook fund. This fund is worth $300 million and will be allocated for the companies’ ultraportable developments, as well as software to take advantage of them. The said budget will be divided over the course of the next three to four years.

The company has been predicting that their ultrabooks will be an important area for innovation in computers as a whole, which were estimated to be worth $261 billion. PC builders have already been working closely with Intel from the start, and have were getting unusually direct guidelines for what they should use to create the thin and light PCs. Intel also gives them guidelines for the price ranges and choice of materials. Depending on the screen size, ultrabooks should be no thicker than 0.7 or 0.8 inches and will often have real metal shells and solid-state drives.

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