Acer isn't really impressed with the performance of Intel's current CULV processors for ultraportable notebooks, but the company says faster chips are coming early next year:
The performance of Intel's current CULV (consumer ultra-low voltage) processors, designed for thin laptops like Acer's Timeline 1810T, has not lived up to Acer's expectations, President and CEO Gianfranco Lanci said during the company's earnings call Friday.
Customers like the eight hours of battery life that the low-power chips can enable, but they are not getting the level of performance they expect, Acer Chairman J.T. Wang said on the same call.
The executives said Acer will announce new thin and light laptops in the first quarter next year that address the performance issues, using new Intel chips that mark a significant step forward in processor technology. "This time we should be able to do it right," Wang said.