Intel Puts Squeeze on Power Consumption
On September 11 the company is supposed to demonstrate a newfangled thing called an Ultrabook convertible
By: Maureen O'Gara
Sep. 7, 2012 01:22 PM
Intel told the Wall Street Journal that it's gotten the power consumption of the fourth-generation mainstream Haswell Core chip due out sometime next year down 41% from where it thought it would be.
At 10W it should mean thinner, lighter laptops with longer battery life. Good thing too considering it Ultrabooks haven't been selling and PC demand is, well, kinda sucky.
On September 11 the company is supposed to demonstrate a newfangled thing called an Ultrabook convertible, a light laptop that converts into a tablet. It's also supposed to show off widgets with features such as gesture, voice and facial recognition, the paper says.
Comparable chips now on the market need 17W.
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