Intel CEO: Windows 8 on Intel chips is "the ultimate experience"

Intel CEO Paul Otellini is clearly a big fan of Microsoft's upcoming Windows 8 operating system. Indeed he praised the OS during remarks made on Friday at a keynote address at Dell World, a conference for IT professionals that's hosted by PC maker Dell. Computerworld.com reports that Otellini said, "We think that Windows 8 on Intel architecture, particularly in Ultrabook, will give you the ultimate experience."

Otellini is also pushing for more PC makers to adopt the Ultrabook notebook design. Intel announced the concept back in May and since then a number of PC notebook makers have announced plans to release laptops based on Intel's thin-and-light design. The first such Ultrabooks, from Acer and Asus, went on sale in the US this week with prices that started at $899. Intel has established a $300 million fund that allows PC makers to lower the cost of making Ultrabooks. Otellini said on Friday that he hopes the fund will drive down prices for the notebooks "much faster than we would have seen otherwise." Ironically Dell, the host of Dell World, has yet to officially confirm it is working on an Ultrabook-based notebook.

Intel has also seen the rate of PC shipments slow down in recent years. Some of that slow growth is due to the poor economy but the rise of smartphones and tablets in the last few years has also cut into PC sales. Otellini said on Friday, "Intel loves PCs." However, He added, "To some extent, the evolution of the PC has been retarded, I think, in the last few years."

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I'm not really trying to knock AMD processors, because I know there are alot of pro-AMD people out there. I am a power user, I can quickly stress out any computer in an effort to see what its limits are. From my personal experience installing Windows and a vast range of software onto different machines, I tend to notice that Intel processors handle the load better. AMD processors get overloaded and overheated and seem to pause for a moment in order to cool down or catch up. I've been using Intel since after my first experience with an AMD/K6-2 that even at 500MHZ could not out perform a Pentium 2 350MHZ. I will however say this, the AMD Athlon XP series of computers were in my opinion the best things that AMD made during the Windows XP era.

Since when do people not care about software compatibility?? Perhaps those people with money to burn on software and computers. I'm not at the point where a computer with an Operating System is a commodity, similar to a toaster or a cheap microwave.

Who has got more money will enjoy the ultimate exp of any software

Intel / AMD / ARM own actually matter since at the end of the day, those who can afford, they can enjoy

Gaara sama said,
I don't care i love my AMD and im sure 100% windows 8 will run beautiful on my 6 core.

Good for you, you sure you`re not 100% sure, you`re just sure 100%....

Man, I actually like Windows 8 on laptops, but even I have to say this isn't so much the, "ultimate experience," as the, "we're really, really afraid of ARM now," experience.

"Intel has also seen the rate of PC shipments slow down in recent years. Some of that slow growth is due to the poor economy but the rise of smartphones and tablets in the last few years has also cut into PC sales"
bull****. This has nothing to do with smart phones or tablets.

THis is not ******** at all.

I know some people who don't have a PC anymore because of tablet.

Neowinian need to wake up. Not all people are power user. Lot of people use their PC to check their mails, update face book profile and surf the web only. Tablet are perfect for that.

LaP said,
THis is not ******** at all.

I know some people who don't have a PC anymore because of tablet.

Neowinian need to wake up. Not all people are power user. Lot of people use their PC to check their mails, update face book profile and surf the web only. Tablet are perfect for that.

You know some people?! I have an entirely family that is transitioning away from the traditional computer. Some have moved on to tablets, but frankly a lot are perfectly happy with just having their smartphone (and television with media apps).

I have actually become the center of many jokes because I still not only have a traditional computer setup, but it's a desktop. They make me feel like I am a living fossil. Worse, a number of them are older than me. I honestly feel that as a specie we may soon become extinct (i.e. PC users).

psionicinversion said,
I think it says alot about the concept and pricing when you have to subsidise it to make it work.

And it's still $899! LOL. Talk about fail. I think ARM are going to take over the laptop/netbook/smartbook market. Intel and the wintel monopoly will be relegated to desktops and servers only.

psionicinversion said,
I think it says alot about the concept and pricing when you have to subsidise it to make it work.

I don't mean to sound harsh, but the Ultrabook-based notebook concept will be DOA. The world has moved past classical x86 architecture for such things. People don't really care that much about software compatibility as they do battery life, noise and heat issues. Intel has done their best to address these issues with their current technology, but it is simply a matter of being too little, too late (and at too high a cost).

Sad really...