Chipmaker Intel has launched its fourth generation core processors in India which has been codenamed Haswell. Notably, it is the first system on chip for PCs and will enable 2-in-1 design form factors.
The new chipset is built on Intel’s 22nm microarchitecture, and Intel claims it will provide up to 50 percent gains in battery life from the previous generation. This means most UltraBooks in the market will deliver up to 9 hours of battery life. In fact, we already seen Apple launch the new 13-inch MacBook Air in the US which uses the very same processor, and it delivers around 12 hours of battery life, so these processors should manage to sovle the woes of heavy laptop or utlrabook users.
“This is the largest generation-over-generation gain in the company’s history, equating to nine hours of battery life in active workloads for some Ultrabooks based on the new processors,” Intel South Asia Managing Director (Sales and Marketing Group) Debjani Ghosh said here.
The 4th generation processor enables every day computing to be about two times faster. It helps systems wake up around eight times faster, and allows users to edit and share HD video about 20 times faster than a similar four-year-old computer.
PC makers such as Acer, Dell, Hewlett-Packard and Lenovo are already in the process of launching products with the latest Intel processor. Dell will release its XPS 12 ultrabook in the first week of July, whereas, HP will soon be launching its HP Envy AiO (All-in-One) PC. Similarly, Lenovo will launch its AiO PC in the coming couple of months, which will be powered by the Intel 4th generation core processor. Apple had announced the MacBook Air models running Intel 4th gen Core Processors earlier this month at WWDC 2013.
Intel Haswell’s two-in-one devices will prove to be game-changing, and can already be called as the ‘best of both worlds.’ The new processors are faster and efficient, but that doesn’t mean that there’s a revolution in store for hardcore PC gamers and professional animators. Users can expect to see a modest boost in graphic prowess, though. Intel has already confirmed plans of plunging into the smartphone and tablet market with Haswell(quad-core ones) and even for the Desktop. Let’s see whether we get to see a host of products running Intel 4th Gen Core Processors by this Christmas in India.