Intel said computer makers Lenovo, Asustek and Acer will launch its
new category of notebook computer in the third to fourth quarter,
and expects to see their prices below $999 in the fourth quarter.
Intel Capital, Intel's global investment arm, will create a $300
million fund to invest in companies building hardware and software
technologies for the new category of PCs known as Ultrabook.
Ultrabooks will be lightweight but still pack high-performance
processors. Intel sees them accounting for 40 percent of laptop
sales to consumers by the end of next year.