Intel ‘Canoe Lake’ platform prototype unveiled in ultrathin netbook

June 1, 2010, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Intel unveiled a prototype of the ‘Canoe Lake’ platform for netbooks that allows users to play 720p video in a machine that is barely 14 mm thick. The unveiling was done by the company at the Computex 2010 event held in Taipei.

The ultrathin device that housed the platform, which is still in its experimental stages, was also said to be designed by Intel in an effort to convey the idea to PC manufacturers. A GMA 3150 Graphics Processing Unit was also revealed to be present inside the slim netbook. The platform can also assist in playing high-definition multimedia on the displayed device that has a 10-inch screen. The device is designed with a huge gap between the LCD and the keyboard to allow space for components including the battery.

The ‘Canoe Lake’ platform was earlier reported to support both single and dual core Atom processors from Intel. It was also said to provide enough cooling for systems that are 50 percent thinner.

Intel has said that a range of systems based on ‘Canoe Lake’ will ship from the second half of 2010 onwards. However, the company did not reveal the companies that would be producing and shipping these systems.

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