Intel working on making the Ultrabooks more affordable, and rugged
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Intel Corp is using some of the methods from aircraft design to make a sturdy laptop that will allow them to bring out ultrathin laptops with much cheaper price.
As Apple’s iPad has grown in popularity, Intel will be counting on Ultrabooks to get some good result in the PC market.
This ultrabook will have some of the great features like large touch screens, “instant on” responsiveness and razor thin dimensions. All this has prompted the market to think that it might be too expensive for the average customers.
Intel’s engineers of Washington R&D center and Boeing Co employees have come together to build a design of plastic laptops that are very strong then the best metal ones. This design may reduce the price of the laptop by $25 and $75 as said by Ben Broili, head of the team.
The Engineers have studied that the hard drives, motherboard and other components that make the core of the PC can be laid out in such a way that it will make the laptops much stronger.
According to Intel’s Chief Executive Paul Otellini, they did not make any raw materials for the laptop design but used an existing plastic with existing manufacturing technology. So only an upfront thought is what they have introduced while laying the things together.
Every component in the laptop can be leveraged to support its chassis and dissipate heat from the processor.
Broili also recommends that to get a better understanding of the laptop we need to lift it up by a front corner while it is open and watch the flexibility.
Intel has already demonstrated its new design technique in a seminar in Taiwan. At a Computex technology show it is about to show many ultrabook’s using Intel’s Ivy Bridge processor.
Intel has been still trying to improve ultrabooks in some way or the other including tweaks to motherboards, touch screens and Wi-Fi.