50% More Battery Life?


Laptops are great. Many people make use of a laptop daily nowadays for work, school and/or personal matters. Their portability makes them desirable, but almost all have the same issue – short battery lives. In order to get a laptop to last more than a few hours, you have to tone down the brightness until you practically need an outside source of light and micro your applications. Intel’s Haswell claims to alleviate that problem and increase your laptop’s battery life while also increasing performance.

Haswell

Haswell is the company’s next latest and great laptop processor. It’s the first chip to be built from the ground up by Intel for the sole use of mobile devices. Intel claims that it’ll be able to increase your laptop’s battery life by 50% without sacrificing processing power or speed.

The actual number Intel has released is 9.1 hours on an Ultrabook-class Core i7. This is with the new HD 5000 GPUs being used to play the new Tomb Raider on an Ultrabook at 1366 x 768 resolution. You’ll even be able to achieve 60 fps, frames per second, on Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 at 1920 x 1200.

It’s a good technological jump for mobile battery lives. Another two or three and we’ll really be in business with 15+ hour long batteries.

Source – Engadget – http://www.engadget.com/2013/06/01/intel-haswell-launch/