Intel have today announced that they have updated their third-generation processor range to include a new low power model. The new chips will run as low as 7 watts which will allow tablet and ultrabook manufacturers to create thinner and lighter designs with more battery life – A dramatic decrease compared to current 17 watt low-power chips. Intel notes there are more than a dozen designs currently in development utilizing the new chip and will be available soon.
It’s expected this chip will be used in the upcoming Surface Pro. The chip is available now for manufacturers to use with two devices, Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S Ultrabook and a future Ultrabook detachable from Acer already utilizing the new chip – as demonstrated on stage by Intel’s Kirk Skaugen.