Taiwan Computex to showcase laptop-tablet hybrids

3:35 AM, Jun 1, 2012   |    comments
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TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Taiwan's struggling computer makers will use next week's Computex show to promote a new generation of ultra-thin, ultra-light laptops.

The new devices might be the PC makers' last hope of turning back the seemingly unstoppable momentum of Apple's iPad and other hot-selling tablets.

The sleek laptop-tablet hybrid known as Ultrabook is the brainchild of Intel Corp. It is 0.8 inches (20 mm) thick and features instant log on and ultra-sharp visual images.

Taipei's Computex will display more than a dozen 12- to 17-inch Ultrabook models powered by Intel's new generation of "Ivy Bridge" processors.

World PC sales have stalled since Apple's 2010 launch of the slickly designed iPad.

The Associated Press

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