Intel launches first 14-nanometre processor for thin fanless PCs

After yesterday’s video explaining the size of transistors in computer chips, we thought you might be interested in this picture of the new Intel Core M chip. – Deskarati

Intel has launched a generation of processors with the smallest transistors ever featured in a commercial product. The Core M chip is the first in the family of Intel’s next-generation Broadwell processors. Intel had initially aimed to start delivering them to computer makers last year. However, problems manufacturing the 14-nanometre transistors meant that the first chips were not sent until July. The tech offers improved computing power and better battery life, according to Intel.

The firm has managed to make the physical size of the Core M 50% smaller and 30% thinner than that of the equivalent last-generation Haswell chip, which featured 22-nanometre (meaning billionths of a metre) transistors. The firm said manufacturers would now be able to produce “razor-thin” fanless tablets – less than 9mm (0.35in) thick – without having to opt for a less powerful option, such as a rival ARM-based processor. HP is one of the first PC makers to take advantage of the new computer chip To coincide with Intel’s launch at Berlin’s IFA tech conference, several firms – including Acer, Asus, Dell, HP and Lenovo – unveiled laptop-tablet hybrids featuring the new processor. Via Intel launches first 14-nanometre processor for thin fanless PCs.

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