Apple have just released their new ultraportable laptop computer, called the Macbook Air. It contains a 1.6GHz Intel Core 2 Duo CPU, with an option for a 1.8GHz, a 80GB 4,200RPM hard drive, or a 64G SSD drive. The battery is expected to last 5 hours or so. The front of the notebook is 0.16 inches high and the back tops off at 0.76 inches. It features a full sized keyboard with the same layout as the Mac Pro, the keyboard is backlit and has a black finish. The optional USB Superdrive markets for $99.00 USD.
Just when Intel's mobile line-up looked unbeatable and flawless, speculation is building that the five mobile CPU's arriving this month have been delayed due to a defective temperature sensor. As reported earlier today, Intel has no less than 20 mobile CPU's slated for half one - 15 of which are arriving in May. Word is that the delayed Penryn chips will slowly start to appear in February - a few weeks after the intended launch. Thanks to Engadget for the tip...
Back in October, Intel reported a record revenue of US $10.1 billion, a 12% increase since the same time the previous year. Today though, they've gone and topped that record with a $10.7 billion revenue in the final quarter of 2007 - that's a 10.5% yearly rise. Intel's net income is currently $2.3 billion, and their gross margain is up from 52.4% in quarter three, to 58% in quarter four. Finally, their operating income is $3 billion, up 105% year-over-year.
Intel has already announced five new notebook processors at CES which are scheduled to arrive this month, though according to DigiTimes, they have an additional fifteen CPU's lined-up for May this year. Dubbed "Montevina", seven of the processors listed have regular 35mm package sizes, while eight will be aimed at small-form-factor PC's with a 22mm package size. The chip's details can be seen in the table on the right. Additionally, the five mobile CPU's arriving this month are highlighted in the table underneath.