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New Intel Haswell chips to offer 50 percent better battery life for notebooks than Ivy Bridge

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 24 May 2013 22:53

New Intel Haswell chips to offer 50 percent better battery life for notebooks than Ivy Bridge Intel is preparing to launch their new power-efficient Core processors, codenamed Haswell, next month.
The highly-anticipated processors will offer 50 percent better battery life than the current-gen 'Ivy Bridge' processors as the chips were built with notebooks/ultrabooks/tablets in mind.

Word comes via corporate vice president of the Intel Architecture Group Rani Borkar, who also quelled worries that the better battery life would also come at a performance cost to its predecessor.

Borkar also added that standby/idle mode would see battery life improvements of 2000 percent.

Intel says the chips, when used in tablets, will have "similar" battery life to current Android tablets, but performance will be significantly better. That remains to be seen, however, but Intel may finally have a competitor in the space.

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