IFA 2014, held in Berlin also saw the launch of Intel’s new line of Core M processors. There is no doubt of the fact that Intel is one of the best when it comes to processors and the launch of the new series will help Intel establish a new hold on the market. According to the reports, the core M processors are extremely powerful and will allow the notebook manufacturers to build in a much thinner and sleeker design. In addition to it, Intel has stated that the processors will be extremely energy-efficient.
The concept of thin notebooks is not at all new in the market. There exists a few devices like Surface Pro 3, Chromebook 13, etc.. Interestingly, none of them are actually in the state where they can be termed as perfect. The Surface Pro 3 is powered by Intel Core processors and has been engineered exceptionally well, but still does make some amount of noise. On the other hand, Acer’s Chromebook 13 does not have a fan and runs on the NVIDIA Trega K1 processor. In addition, Chromebook 13 does not even have full-fledged Windows operating system.
According to the reports, the new line of Core M processors will be extremely energy-efficient, thus the process of heating up will be low and slow. The processors will also offer a huge advantage in terms of battery consumption, thus allowing the user to work for more than 8-9 hours at ease. The Core M processors will allow the Notebook manufacturers to work on other features as well.
The news is that major notebook manufacturers like DELL, HP, Lenovo, Acer, etc. are already working on their first launch with Intel’s Core M processors. This is presently one of the fastest and most efficient processors in the market and will have a huge role to play when Windows 9 is launched.
- By the end of 2014, Acer will expand its popular 2-in-1 series of laptops with the Aspire Switch 12, featuring a 12.5-inch Full HD display with a unique kickstand and magnet keyboard to move smoothly between five modes.
- ASUS unveiled the ASUS Zenbook UX305, an incredibly light and thin Ultrabook with a 13-inch QHD display and the ASUS Transformer Book T300FA 2-in-1, which was unveiled during the Intel keynote. The Transformer Book T300FA is a high-performance 2-in-1 and is expected to be available in Europe this fall for an estimated €599. Looking ahead, ASUS plans to go even thinner with the ASUS Transformer T300 Chi.
- Dell has announced its first commercial 2 in 1, the Latitude 13 7000 Series, which combines a lightweight business Ultrabook and a detachable tablet in one powerful, no-compromise device.
- HP further extends its award-winning ENVY portfolio with the addition of two new HP ENVY x2 detachable PCs, available in 13.3-inch and 15.6-inch form factors.
- The new Lenovo ThinkPad Helix, available in October, is 12 percent lighter and measures 15 percent thinner than its predecessor while packing even more power thanks to the Intel Core M processor.
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