Intel unveils new processor for laptops, 2-in-1 convertibles

Currently, the Intel Atom chips used to build sleek machines are great at battery management and produce less heat, but lack in terms of performance

By: HT CORRESPONDENT
| Updated on: Apr 20 2016, 08:31 IST
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Currently, the Intel Atom chips used to build sleek machines are great at battery management and produce less heat, but lack in terms of performance
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Currently, the Intel Atom chips used to build sleek machines are great at battery management and produce less heat, but lack in terms of performance

Intel has just showcased its Apollo Lake processors designed for making slim machines perform like a powerhouse.

The new chipsets from Intel aim to make devices slimmer by requiring less power for performing heavy tasks. At the same time, Intel promises capabilities like 4K video rendering.

Currently, the Intel Atom chips used to build sleek machines are great at battery management and produce less heat. However, they lack in terms of performance and thus, haven't been able to propel the production of sleeker laptops and 2-in-1s.

While the clock-speeds haven't been revealed by Intel, the new Apollo Lake chips borrow the architecture from their Skylake range with capabilities like 4k video playback. It will also support newer tech like support for USB Type-C. These new chipsets are unlikey to replace the high-end processors, but make it possible for companies to slim down convertibles and ultrabooks further.

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First Published Date: 18 Apr, 17:24 IST
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