Ultra-low Voltage Laptops Draw Interest
Intel displayed laptops powered by the CULV (consumer ultra-low voltage) chips from a half dozen PC makers on the same day it announced the Pentium SU2700, a new addition to the chip line.
The Intel microprocessors are meant for a new class of ultra-thin laptops that are as light as a netbook but pack bigger screens and stronger computing power. Examples include Gigabyte's new CULV and Windows 7-powered [[xref:http://www.pcworld.com/article/165826/gigabyte_shows_culv_laptop_netbooks_with_windows_7.html|Booktop M1305|Giga-byte Shows CULV Laptop, Netbooks With Windows 7]], pictured. Such machines could fill the gap for buyers between standard laptops, which usually cost over US$1,000, and netbooks that sell for as little as $250 but do not run complex applications well. [[xref:http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/165902/ultralow_voltage_laptops_draw_interest_at_show.html|Full details.|Ultra-low Voltage Laptops Draw Interest at Show]]
-- Owen Fletcher