Intel today announced the availability of its new line of processors for ultralight notebooks, featuring specific editions of the Core i3, i5 and i7 chips capable of operating at low power consumption with quite significant performance gains over the current Core 2 Duo. According to one of the company's managers, the new components will give rise to computers that are easily accessible to users within the category, but without an exact price estimate.
With a low voltage edition of the Core i7, an ultralight notebook can have considerable performance gains, reaching 32% compared to the previous generation processors for the category. Loading all the benefits that we already know in MacBooks Pro, it also offers a 15% reduction in energy consumption, giving an opportunity for products with longer battery life or in smaller formats.
Among the manufacturers that announced the adoption of Intel's new ultralight processors, we highlight Acer, Gateway, Lenovo, Asus and MSI. It is still difficult to say whether Apple will follow the same path of these companies, but if it decides to prioritize the graphic performance of a future MacBook Air with current NVIDIA hardware, it will not be able to adopt the ultra-light edition of a Core i3, i5 or i7 a no if she decides to use Intel's integrated graphics.