Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) introduced its new Intel Core M processor, which offers a faster performance and longer battery life, during the IFA consumer electronics trade show in Berlin today.
“We’ve been on a multi-year mission to address end-user requirements and transform mobile computing. Core M is the first of a new product family designed to deliver the promise of one of the world’s thinnest laptops and highest performance tablets in a single 2 in 1 device,” said Kirk Skaugen, senior vice president and general manager of personal computing at Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC).
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Intel Core M processor capabilities
According to Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC), the Intel Core M processor will power 2 in 1 devices from different manufacturers. It is designed to deliver an optimal blend of mobility and performance to the thinnest, fan-less ultra-mobile devices.
The Intel Core M processor can handle more than eight hours of video play, which is 20% longer than the 4th generation Intel Core processor and doubles the battery life of the average 4-year old PC.
The Intel Core M processor delivers up to 50% computing performance and 40% faster graphics performance than the 4th generation Intel Core processor.
Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) emphasized that consumers will notice a significant improvement with Intel Core M processor because their computing performance will be two time faster, and graphic performance is seven times better than a 4-year old PC.
The Intel Core M processor is 50% smaller, and it has 60% lower thermal power than its predecessor allowing OEMs to design sleek, fan-less systems (less than 9mm thin).
According to Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC), the Intel Core M processor is a “conflict-free product. It does not contain conflict minerals such as tin, tantalum, tungsten or gold that directly or indirectly finances or benefit armed groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) or adjoining countries.
Intel Core M processor based devices
At present, there are already more than 20 OEM products powered by Intel M Core processor in the development pipeline. According Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INCT).
Different manufacturers including Acer Incorporated (TPE:2353), ASUSTEK Computer Inc. (TPE:2357), Dell Inc., and Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ) unveiled their upcoming devices powered by Intel Core M during the IFA.
Acer Incorporated (TPE:2353) introduced its latest 2-1 notebook called Aspire Switch 12 featuring a 12.5-inch FHD display with a unique kickstand and magnetic keyboard to move smoothly between five modes.
In Q4, Acer will expand its popular 2-in-1 series of notebooks with the Aspire Switch 12*, featuring a 12.5-inch FHD display with unique kickstand and magnet keyboard to move smoothly between five modes.
ASUSTEK Computer Inc. (TPE:2357) unveiled its ASUS Zenbook UX305, an Ultrabook with 13-inch QHD display, and the ASUS Transformer Book T300FA, a high-performance 2-in-1 notebook, which will be available in Europe for €599 this fall.
Dell Inc. launched its Latitude 12 7000 Series, 2-in-1 and lightweight business Ultrabook and detachable tablet.
Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ) introduced two new HP ENVY x2 detachable PCs (13.3-inch and 15.6-inch).