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Intel slash CULV CPU prices to tempt manufacturers

Intel slash CULV CPU prices to tempt manufacturers

Intel is believed to be heavily discounting its CULV processors - by more than 50-percent according to some manufacturers - in an attempt to promote the consumer ultra-low voltage platform.  HP, Dell and Acer are rumored to have been offered CULV chips at $65 each (when bought in bulk), a considerable reduction from the unit list-price of $152.

Acer, ASUS & MSI face tough year as Dell, HP CULV notebooks predicted

Acer, ASUS & MSI face tough year as Dell, HP CULV notebooks predicted

We could see a significant shake-up of the consumer ultraportable notebook segment in the second-half of 2009, claim Taiwanese market sources, as current mainstays Acer, ASUS and MSI find themselves under increased pressure from Dell and HP.  First-tier laptop manufacturers are expected to begin launching entry-level 11- and 13-inch ultraportables based on Intel's Consumer Ultra-Low Voltage (CULV) platform in Q3 this year.

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MSI Wind U110 Eco gets official: 9hrs runtime

MSI Wind U110 Eco gets official: 9hrs runtime

Hot on the heals of the power-frugal MSI Wind U115 Hybrid netbook comes the company's more entry-level version.  The MSI Wind U110 Eco has the same 1.6GHz Intel Atom Z530 processor, 10-inch 1024 x 600 display and 1GB of memory, but lacks the U115 Hybrid's clever dual HDD/SDD storage.  Instead it has a single 160GB 2.5-inch SATA hard-drive, but according to MSI the U110 Eco can still hit 9hrs runtime from a single charge.

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