If you’ve been waiting to buy a new ultraportable, then you’ve waited long enough. Intel has announced that they are expanding their Core i3, i5 and i7 ULV processors that are used in their ultra-thin processors. These new processors are all dual-core CPUs that promise to provide unto 35% more performance for multitasking, as much as 40% increased performance when it comes to tasks like video editing and 2X as much graphics prowess as compared to the previous generation of ULVs. These new processors also have the benefit of using less power, and they can accommodate a laptop form-factor that is up to 30% thinner. The chips themselves are also smaller then ever – they’ve actually dropped 32% in size. These ULV processors are set to ship inside of new ultraportable laptops next month and we’re sure that they’ll end up inside of many great new lookers. And who knows, maybe one of these will even power a Macbook Air refresh?
Based on Intel’s 32 nanometer (nm) technology manufacturing, the processors are more than 32 percent smaller1 and deliver more than 32 percent better performance2, all in a lightweight, sleek design. These new processors also reduce power consumption3 more than 15 percent, resulting in great battery life.