‘Netbooks’ and ‘Nettops’ enable consumers with low-power precessors for Internet usage

Egypt: Wednesday, June 18 - 2008 @ 12:13

During the opening keynote speech at today’s press conference, Nour-eldin Zaki, Country Marketing Manager for Intel Egypt. Levant & North Africa announced the availability of new versions of Intel Atom processors for an emerging class of compact, easy-to-use devices called Netbooks and Nettops that will bring the Internet to new users.

“The convergence of mobile computers, WiMAX wireless broadband, and powerful, HD-rich computer technologies point to a tremendous growth opportunity,”

said Nour-eldin Zaki, Intel Egypt, Levant and North Africa Marketing Manager.

“Individuals – not households – will drive the next era of growth with people each owning one or more computing devices. People have an innate desire to be ‘connected’ all the time and see personalized, mobile technology as the way to meet that need.”

Intel Technology Helping Industry Address Growth Opportunities

With the emergence of the Netbook category this year, Intel believes that this will be the first year that more mobile computing devices will be sold than desktop computers.

The company is delivering a variety of high-performance, low-power processors and other advanced computer technologies to help the industry address this opportunity with devices at all price points.

Netbooks are compact mobile devices that children, first-time Internet users and people who desire an extra PC can use for basic computing applications, listening to music, e-mailing and surfing the Internet.

They can also be used for playing basic online games, social networking and making voice over IP phone calls.

The new Intel 4 Series Chipsets will be used in mainstream desktop PCs powered by the latest 45nm Intel Core2 Duo and Intel Core2 Quad processors. Nour-eldin Zaki said people want to store all their HD videos, photos, games and music in one “central library” and be able to access it from portable Internet-connected devices while on-the-go.

“The Internet is going ‘high-def,’” Zaki said. “Desktop PCs with these new chipsets let you enjoy, share and protect your digital life. They have the processing power and graphics to deliver stutter-free HD video playback, improved 3-D performance and leading storage capabilities.”

WiMAX: The Network for Mobilizing Web 2.0

Nour-eldin Zaki said ubiquitous wireless Internet access is required to mobilize how people are using the Internet today for things such as creating and watching videos, playing games and sharing photos. He said mobile WiMAX will make the Internet open, fast and mobile and it’s quickly progressing toward a healthy global footprint. Informa Telecoms reports that carriers are deploying more than 281 fixed or mobile WiMAX networks today.

“Mobile WiMAX is the right solution and it’s happening now,” Zaki added. “Wireless networks will be how the majority of people get connected and they have to be Web 2.0 capable. That means they’ve got to have a lot of bandwidth to send data either to or from devices at a rapid-fire pace.”

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