At the IFA 2014 tradeshow, chipmaker Intel launched its Core M processor line. The company says that M chips will allow PC makers to build much thinner designs, and get extra battery life. Furthermore, the M chips are very energy-efficient and pleasantly cool, which don’t require heating-fans.
The last part is very important. As the current Intel processors, despite being thin, still require a fan to keep it cool. Remember Surface Pro 3? The new chip will give OEMs the ability to pack in the components closer and make the device even thinner.
In terms of stats, the company says that its Core M processor is 50 percent smaller and offer as much as 20 percent extra battery life. The new chip will be used in several upcoming new Windows 8.1 notebook-tablet hybrid products including ThinkPad Helix, and HP’s Envy X2 among others.Further reading: Intel, Windows 8.1