Opinion The writing was on the wall for Intel-based Ultrabooks well over a year ago.
Chipmaker Intel is still struggling to market sleek and pricey Ultrabooks, which are facing more competition than ever from high-end tablets and hybrids. However, it could finally be about to make them a bit more appealing to cash strapped consumers who won't have their savings taxed by the Cypriot government.
While Steve Jobs claimed that any tablet smaller than nine inches was doomed to fail, Intel's PC business chief doesn't see much of a future for big stand-alone tablets.
Intel VP Kirk Skaugen has outlined Santa Clara's vision of achieving ExaFLOP/s performance - a quintillion computer operations per second - by the end of this decade.
Intel has launched its Xeon 7500 processor series for the HPC and mission critical computing markets.