Intel taps into new computing at Taiwan show

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“The boundaries between notebooks, tablets and smartphones are blurring,” he told a news conference Monday. Laptops “have to evolve quickly to respond” and become “ultra-thin, ultra-light and ultra-responsive.”

Also at Computex, Google Inc. pushed its Chromebook notebook, which is based on its web-browsing-oriented Chrome operating system _ an up-and-coming rival in a field long dominated by Microsoft Corp.

Google is partnering with Intel and has engaged South Korea’s Samsung Electronics Co. and Taiwan’s Acer Inc. to produce the Chromebooks, set to go on sale in June.

Google’s Senior Vice President Sundar Pichai said the company has set up a center in Taipei to try to bring more manufacturing partners onboard, but declined to give specifics on his expectations for Chromebook’s market share.

“Today my only goal is to make sure we deliver Chromebooks and make customers happy,” he said. “That’s the only criteria. Focus on quality of experience for consumers rather than quantity.”

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Associated Press writer Debby Wu contributed to this report.

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