Chip giant Intel unveiled two new series mobility processors under its 8th-Gen branding on Tuesday in Berlin, both of which were developed at Intel’s research and development center in Haifa, the company announced.
The new processors, the U-series (formerly codenamed Whiskey Lake) and Y-series (formerly codenamed Amber Lake) both feature Gigabit WiFi, which the company says is 12 times faster than WiFi, and are optimized for connectivity in thin, light laptops and 2 in 1s (laptop/tablet hybrids) for the first time, Intel said in a statement.
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The company added the features will also allow for longer battery life, “up to 16 hours on a single charge with power-optimized systems targeted to achieve about 19 hours.”
“The new 8th Gen Intel Core processors extend once again our leadership in delivering exceptional performance. Now with Gigabit WiFi, we’ve enabled faster PC connectivity, added more intuitive voice experiences and enabled longer battery life needed for the next wave of mobile computing,” said Chris Walker, vice president of the Client Computing Group and general manager of Intel Mobile Client Platform.