PCs are gasping for Air

There's a new, tiny Intel chip inside the MacBook Air, but Apple won't be able to keep it to itself for long. According to rumours, both Lenovo and Fu

There's a new, tiny Intel chip inside the MacBook Air, but Apple won't be able to keep it to itself for long. According to rumours, both Lenovo and Fujitsu are inking deals with Intel for the same shrunk-down processor.

Since Apple asked Intel to make the teeny Core 2 Duos, it naturally got them first – but the chip-maker said right back at the Air's launch that other companies would also be getting a look-in.

Because of its design, the half-pint processor can punch above the weight of the usual low-voltage efforts that get shoehorned into ultra portables.

So expect to see some wafer-thin PC notebooks floating into stores before long. Or just load Vista onto your MacBook Air, of course.