(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Chip maker Intel on Monday unveiled its 4th generation of Core processors – something the company said would usher in a “new wave of 2-in1 devices.”
The tech components deliver 50% battery life improvement along with doubled graphics performance.
A report from 9to5Mac, meanwhile, speculated that the processors are heavily favored to be included in next-gen Macs. The timing would make sense as Apple is expected to hold its annual WWDC conference starting next Monday. There, the company could debut next gen Mac computers.
“Today’s announcement accelerates a new category of 2-in-1 computing devices delivering the best of a notebook and a tablet in amazing new form factors. This year is the perfect time for consumers to refresh their old tablet or PC with these new 2-in-1 devices,” stated Kirk Skaugen, Intel Senior VP and PC Client Group GM in a press release.
And while next-gen Macs will surely receive a large focus in the coming months, you can expect to see the next-gen Intel Core processors in multiple device from numerous companies.
Apple previously announced a switch to using Intel processors back in 2005. Before then, the company worked with IBM.