Lenovo, Fujitsu covet Apple MacBook Air’s special Intel chip

“The PC industry is wasting little time getting in line behind Apple to use Intel’s spiffy new notebook chip,” Tom Krazit reports for CNET.

“CNET News.com has learned that Lenovo and Fujitsu are in the process of putting together systems based on the special Core 2 Duo chip that Apple is using in the MacBook Air,” Tom Krazit reports for CNET. “The new laptops should be out shortly, according to sources familiar with the companies’ plans, and will give customers a chance to see what the rest of the PC industry can do with the power-thrifty chips.”

MacDailyNews Take: Yeah, produce uglier, thicker, tiny-screened, teeny-keyboarded, plastic-bodied, OS-limited junk. With dual parallel ports.

Krazit continues, “Apple asked Intel to design the special Core 2 Duo chip last year as it was putting together the design that would become the MacBook Air. The chip fits into a package that’s significantly smaller than the garden-variety package Intel uses with its notebook chips, and it uses less power than the standard Core 2 Duo, allowing it to fit into the slim MacBook Air without melting the inside of the package or eating the battery.”

“While Apple got the scoop on that new chip–which, since the company asked Intel to build it, seems fair–Intel has other customers,” Krazit reports.

Full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Spark” for the heads up.]

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