Chip maker Intel is now coming up with its next generation of processors having smallest transistors which enables manufacturing of 2-in-1 hybrid fanless computers with thin and light designs.
Intel’s new Core M processor series was first unveiled in June at the Computex IT trade show in Taiwan but was unavailable due to some technical issues in the market until July.
With its Core M processor series, Intel has moved from its 22- nanometre (nm) process chips to the most advanced 14-nanometre (nm) manufacturing process.
The Core M line up, the first Intel’s next-gen Broadwell processors family, constitutes Intel Core m 4, Intel Core m 3, Intel Core m 2 and Intel Core m 1.
According to Intel, the new generation of processors aims at offering improved computing power and better battery life in the equipments.
The physical size of the 14 nm Core M processors are 50 percent smaller and 30 percent thinner in comparison to the last-generation Haswell chip having 22-nm transistors.
According to the tech company, its new processors line up will allows manufacturers to build ‘razor-thin’ fanless tablets (having thickness less than 9mm) without opting for less powerful options including rival ARM-based processor.
With the advent of Intel’s next generation processors having smallest ever transistors, the PC makers will now be launching fanless hybrid computers in the next few months. These hybrid systems will allow customers to use them as both laptops and tablets as they often come with detachable keyboards.
The 14nm processors consume less power and produce less heat, hence enabling to production of computers without a cooling fan. This has led to the manufacture of thin PCs which are less than 9mm in thickness.
The Intel Core M chip will also increase the power backup as now the customers can use their devices up to 1.7 hours longer than those devices that used a previous generation Intel processor.
Along with these utilities, the new chip will also perform up to 19 percent better than their predecessors.