A veritable cornucopia of ultra-thin laptops is expected from the likes of Asus, Acer, and MSI in the near future. The computers will use Intel’s forthcoming low and ultra-low voltage Penryn CPUs, the Celeron 743 and the SU2300.
The low voltage, 45nm Celeron 743 will have a 1.2GHz clock speed with 1MB of L2 cache, and 800MHz frontside bus, a 6x multiplier, and will use up to 10 watts of power. The ultra-low voltage SU2300 will feature the same specs, except it’ll only use up to 5 watts. For comparison, the Atom chips found in many netbooks use no more than 2.5 watts of power but they have a slower frontside bus and only 512K of cache.
DigiTimes reports that Asus will be first out of the gate on September 7th with two ultra-thin notebooks, one using the Celeron chip and one using the SU2300. Those models will initially be available in Taiwan, China, and Europe, but I’d guess that something similar would eventually make its way to the US.
Acer and MSI are expected to push out similar models in the near future, although details are still pretty sparse at the moment.