Intel's new chip aims at tablets
- Published: 13/09/2012 at 04:36 PM
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Intel Corporation has high hopes that its fourth generation core processor family will make a significant inroad into convertible ultrabooks and tablets.
The move by the world's largest chip maker is aimed at strengthening its share of the global PC chips market.
The new chip, slated to be launched in 2013, is also to pave the way for processor-based smartphones and tablets.
Speaking at the 15th Intel developer forum in San Francisco this week, David Perlmutter, Intel's chief product officer, said Intel's fourth generation core processor will set a new bar for mobile devices, especially in convertible ultrabooks and tablets.
The new sleeker designed processor consumes less power and has double the battery life compared to the third generation family.
It also supports natural language user interface by enabling users to make voice commands or waving a hand or a finger to control computers. The chip also includes face recognition for device access control.
Mr Perlmutter said Intel will launch free software development kits for perceptual computing applications to developers in the next quarter.
"Over the next 12-18 months, users will usher in an era of unprecedented innovation in mobile computing,"' said Kirk Skaugen, vice-president for PC client group at Intel.
The new processor will convince people to replace their existing PCs more often, from 4.5 years to 3 years.
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- Writer: Suchit Leesa-nguansuk
Position: Senior Reporter