Intel has officially launched its latest processors. The Intel Haswell processors are said to be much more power efficient and offer a marked improvement in graphics over earlier models. The move and announcement are seen as many as a bid to breathe life back into the ailing PC market and Executive Vice President Tom Kilroy has said that he believes the tablet will fall by the wayside to be replaced by the transformer or 2-in-1 laptop.
The new Haswell chips will allow laptops and 2-in-1 devices to become much thinner and lighter while offering improved battery power. Battery power is a common source of complaint and disarray with many laptop users and new chips have been released in the past that supposedly offer improved battery life. One of the Intel offerings uses as little as 6 Watts of power during standard use and this means that it could be incorporated into a sleek, silent, fanless laptop model.
The release and accompanying statement clearly concentrates on the rivalry that currently exists between tablet and PC owners. PC sales have fallen dramatically while tablet sales have rocketed but Tom Kilroy, Executive Vice President of the chip manufacturer, doesn’t see this lasting. He has said that the days of carrying around multiple devices including smartphone and tablet will soon fade and we will instead see the rise of the so called 2-in-1 laptop. The 2-in-1 laptop can be used as a touchscreen tablet or as a laptop and has been popularised since the release of Windows 8 powered devices like the Microsoft Slate.