We thought this would be our only coverage on Intel. Maybe there will be more to come, but we are not sure yet. After all, this is only the second day of Computex. Here is our summary after Intel's e21FORUM 2009 press conference.
Right at the beginning of e21FORUM 2009, Intel's vice CEO Sean Maloney congratulated Taiwan on having produced 1 billion motherboards. This milestone proves that the desktop market is still running very well. However, in our own unofficial observation, less people are building desktops now while more people are going for the smaller and more energy-efficient Atom systems. Maybe the next billion will take much longer to achieve. There are also some products featuring the new Nehalem platform, but we didn't get a chance to take any pictures.
It's quite obvious that Intel's focus this year is on the ultra-portable latops. CULV is really a dream machine. However, the differences between ultra-portables and Netbooks are really getting minimal. Even though Netbooks have become really popular in the past year, we still believe that ultra-portable latops have their own market niche. Whatever the case might be, the ultra-portables are pushing product designs to the next level. We certainly hope to see more products roll out of different companies design house. On the other hand, Intel also announced their next laptop platform: Calpella.
3. Atom is 1-year old!
Atom is already a year old, yet it's getting better and better. The next generation will be thinner, better performing but more energy-efficient.
They are still promoting this wonderful technology. This reminded of our recent article on LTE.
5. Moblin 2.0?
We are not sure about the meaning behind this OS designed for Netbooks. Are they trying to develop proprietary softwares?
6. Laptops for kids
This part started off with a fun skid, but ended poorly with the appearance of this celebrity.
7. What about MID?
Intel didn't mention anything about MID, and we are quite disappointed. We hope to see more coverage on that.