Intel's Barrett Charts Course for "Extended PC Era" at Consumer Electronics Show

Pentium® 4 Processor-Based PCs Combine with an Array of New Digital Products To Extend Consumers' PC Experience

2001 CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW, LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5, 2001 - As the opening speaker at the 2001 Consumer Electronics Show, Intel Corporation President and CEO Craig Barrett will introduce the "Extended PC Era," setting the stage for a future in which more consumer products go digital and interconnect with powerful home PCs.

"The PC is at the center of the digital universe and the universe is expanding," Barrett said, adding that in the near future one billion PCs will be connected to the Internet. "In the Extended PC Era, the combination of powerful and versatile Intel® Pentium® 4 processor-based PCs and a vast array of digital products will help consumers use their home PCs and the Internet in new, exciting ways. This emerging consumer scenario is what we call PCX - the PC to the power of X."

Pentium 4 Processor is the Center of the Extended PC Era
To illustrate how consumers can fully realize the benefits of the Extended PC, Barrett will showcase demonstrations on Intel Pentium 4 processor-based PCs. Using digital cameras, toys, camcorders, books, personal audio products and PDAs, he will display how mainstream digital gadgets deliver their full value when linked to a powerful PC.

Barrett will also demonstrate how the power of the Pentium 4 processor can save time for consumers who enjoy ripping music tracks, processing images, editing their own home digital movies, and interacting with 3D environments - all examples of applications that can be customized to a customer's interests and hobbies.

"As digital consumer devices evolve, they will migrate toward more of the PC's capabilities and blend into the PC environment, enhancing and extending the home PC," Barrett said. "In the Extended PC Era, the home PC will be tasked to do even more and consumers will be at the center of their own Internet experiences."

The PC will deliver Internet video and audio throughout the home, while at the same time adding value to digital consumer products that take advantage of its unrivaled ability to edit, manage, store and share content in and around the home.

"As the most powerful microprocessor for desktop computing, the Pentium 4 processor-based PC is ideally suited to be at the center of the Extended PC Era today and in the future," Barrett said.

New Consumer Experiences in the Extended PC Era
Barrett will preview product concepts for the home that include a cellular phone-based personal digital assistant (PDA) and a wireless Web tablet. One demonstration will include a Pentium 4 processor-based PC that can automatically synchronize voice mail and e-mail with a cellular phone-based PDA. Barrett will explain that such devices and powerful PCs will continue to converge and complement each other in the Extended PC Era.

In a "telewebbing" presentation, Barrett will use a wireless Web tablet linked to a home PC to purchase a Formula One hat online while watching an auto race on television. Such a device is capable of working smoothly even when another person is surfing the Internet on the host home PC.

Barrett will also demonstrate a "media appliance" concept. With it, entertainment media such as digital scrapbooks, digital audio files, home movies and DVDs, can be delivered from the home PC to any television and home theater device within a house.

In a display of peer-to-peer computing, a Pentium 4 processor-based home PC will be used for personal broadcasting of video and digital images.

Representing the Internet generation, three teenagers from the Intel Computer Clubhouse Network will screen their own home digital movie produced on an Intel Pentium 4 processor-based PC. The Intel Computer Clubhouse Network provides young people access to technology and helps develop technology skills that open opportunities, encourage self confidence and foster creativity.

Intel Retail Support in 2001
Pledging Intel's support, Barrett will encourage retailers to be a consumer destination for the Extended PC.

"Intel will offer a great product line that starts with Intel Pentium 4 processor-based systems and a growing line of Intel-branded consumer products supported by new television ads, Web-based marketing and the Intel Inside® program," he said.

Intel Booth at CES
Under its "Out of the Blue" theme, Intel's CES booth will feature 7,000 square feet of new consumer products and technologies that extend the power of the PC and the Internet. The multi-leveled booth, number 4535 in the North Hall, will have a retail area showcasing the Intel® AnyPoint™ Wireless Home Network, Intel® Pocket Concert™ Audio Player, Intel® Pocket PC Camera, Intel® Wireless Series family of PC peripherals, and Intel® Play™ line of PC-enhanced toys. The power of the Pentium 4 processor will be showcased in another area within the exhibit.

The booth will also focus on the latest consumer technology. In the Internet area, Intel will showcase the Intel® Dot.Station Web appliance and technology demonstrations of the wireless Web tablet and a wireless chat pad. Other technology areas include digital media, Bluetooth™ wireless communication, and gaming and sharing where Intel will demonstrate peer-to-peer computing applications.

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