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Intel looks to 3G for notebook reboot

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Intel, the world's largest processor maker, is pinning its hopes on the rollout of third-generation (3G) commercial services in Thailand to revive limp notebook sales, which hit their lowest level in a decade this year. 

The US-based firm plans to introduce a convertible notebook, a new device that switches from a notebook to a tablet, to win back notebook customers.

Accharas Ouysinprasert, country manager of Intel Microelectronics (Thailand), said convertible notebooks are gaining popularity, and he expects the overall computer market to post sales of 4.5 million units in 2013.

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