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Intel Goes Mobile At CES

LAS VEGAS – Intel continued its drive into the smartphone, tablet and Ultrabook markets at CES today.

Intel unveiled its “Lexington” Atom processor for smartphones, the 7-watt Intel Core Z2760 processor for Ultrabook convertibles and its fourth generation Intel Core processors, formerly codenamed Haswell. Company executives also showed off a new 22nanometer quad core Atom system-on-a-chip processor that will be in products by the 2013 holiday season.

Intel’s latest Z2420 smartphone processor features runs at 1.2GHz when used with the company’s Hyper-Threading technology. This enables devices using the processor to encode and decod 1,080p video, support two cameras – including one with a 7-photo per second burst mode at 5 megapixels.

The new Z2760 tablet processors, codenamed Bay Trail, will deliver twice the performance of the current dual-core chips now on the market. The processor will also allow tablet manufacturers to develop models down to 8mm in depth.

The new Ultrabook processor are for both touchscreen and conventional models.

For ultra thin Ultrabooks Intel is bringing a new line of ULV processors into production early. These 7-watt chips will allow for thinner and lighter convertible Ultrabooks.

For traditional clamshell Ultrabooks Intell rolled out its fourth generation Core Haswell processor. These are the first Intel processors specifically designed for the Ultrabook market. The company believes these will tremendously improve power consumption.