Intel this year at the IFA 2014 has revealed its Core M processor, the processor with which thin, Convertible Fanless Notebooks can be designed. This new processors focus on three mobile segments – ultra portables, convertibles, tablets that can enable its users to create ultra thin designs as they are reported to be incredibly energy-efficient at 4.5W. And they do not require a cooling up fan as they can run cool enough.
Intel with its Core M Processors launch is also booming up of its key partners who are ready to ship Intel’s M based convertible notebooks this holiday season. Some of the products with Core M processor can be premium tablets, convertible 2-in-1s, and detachable 2-in-1s, notebooks with touchscreens, enthusiast notebooks, traditional notebooks and mobile workstations. These Core M processor based devices can come with screen sizes ranging from 13.3-inch, 12.5-inch, 11.6-inch and 10.1-inch.
Core M Processors Cool features:
The Core M using a 14nm manufacturing process when compared with Intel’s Core i5-4302Y gives 50% more performance to the CPU and 40% faster graphics performance. It consumes less power therefore less power dissipation and so turns as a fanless design. Ultimately the size and weight of the devices get reduced which in turn improves their reliability and of course their battery life.
The major features of Core M processors include touchscreen capability, thinner profiles, full HD display resolution, instead of using spinning hard drives solid state drives used.
Not only this, the Core M processors come with features supporting high-quality audio, second generation 802.11ac, Wi-Di 5.0 and in near future with wireless docking WiGiG.
Exploring its Fanless design rivals:
The New Core M Intel Processors with the capacity to run cool enough avoid the need to have heat fighting fans in the devices build with them. This gives the option for the device manufactures to create ultra thin devices with less weight even thinner than 9 mm. On considering super thin devices that possess Intel Core-powered Surface Pro 3 there is still a fan running to cool the device which still occupies more space and also makes slight noise.
On the other hand when checking on Acer’s new Chromebook 13 that comes with a fanless design, it still runs on an Nvidia Tegra K1 processor which was initially created for mobiles and also does not run on a full-fledged Windows but on Chrome OS.
Yet coming this holiday season to hit the store shelves are the new 2-in-1 devices from OEMs that include ASUS, Acer, Lenovo, Dell, Toshiba and HP that are boosted up to run full windows with good performance still expected not to overtake Intel’s top-of-the-line current generation Core processors.
With all its fascinating advantages Intel expects manufactures to build thinner tablets of even less than 9mm – about the thickness of Apple iPad 2.
Few Intel Core M sporting devices:
Expected to hit the stores this Christmas is more than 20 OEM products built with Intel’s Core M processor. Five of them are ready to be sold from this year October and more expected in early 2015. Released at IFA 2014, Asus Zenbook UX305 and Lenovo Thinkpad Helix feature an Intel Core M processor. Other devices as seen above in the picture would start selling from this October.
Intel processor line claims three main processors – the Intel Core M-5Y10, the 5Y10a and the M-5Y70. While Core M-5Y10, the 5Y10a would be clocked at up to 2GHz, the M-5Y70 is said to be clocked at up to 2.6GHz. Also M-5Y70 supporting vPro makes it a good choice for business users.
With this Intel also revealed of its $280 worth software bundle for SMEs coined Small Business Program Partners Software Bundle for chosen products.
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