​Intel launches processors for 2-in-1 PCs, embeds it in a 7.2mm-thick prototype

At Intel’s keynote presentation here at Computex, president Renee James is set to show off Intel’s mobile future: a 2-in-1 reference PC powered by the company’s new 14nm Intel Core M processor. 14nm processors means less energy use and, when the buck stops, longer battery life — something we can never get enough of. We’re still waiting to see what that design will look like exactly, but we do know it’ll be a hybrid tablet-laptop, measuring in at 7.2mm thick (keyboard detached), while a companion media dock will apparently offer extra cooling (and a performance burst).

It’s not the first appearance of Intel’s new Broadwell chips: Intel boss Brian Krzanich showed off a more vanilla laptop running on the chips late last year. Regardless, Intel says the series is set to be its most energy-efficient Core processor yet, and that the majority of the hardware running on the chip will be fanless, as well packing hybrid functionality — which explains why the reference design took the shape it did. Once it’s up on stage, we’ll battle the crowds to get a shot in the flesh.



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