Intel discusses Haswell achitecture, cites 24 hour notebook battery charge, 10 day standby, expected 2013 release date
Date: Thursday, September 15th, 2011, 09:43
Category: battery, Hardware, News
Wait two years and your notebook’s battery life problems could get quite a bit easier to deal with.
Per Macworld, Intel’s next processor platform, code named Haswell, will offer more than 10 days of connected standby battery life and the ability to run your laptop for a full 24 hours on one charge.
Standby connected power will be decreased about 20 times over current Sandy Bridge processors. In real-life terms, this means you could put your laptop to sleep, unplugged, and it could still be working in the background, getting your emails and IMs, for ten days straight.
With 24 hours of battery life, those long-distance flights and day trips will no longer be a worry.
Intel also stated that this technology was slated for 2013, which means you have plenty of time to hanker for it.
For those looking to the more near-term, Intel is expected to released the Ivy Bridge chipset in 2012, which will use a new 22-nanometer architecture to replace the current Sandy Bridge architecture and help make laptops more power efficient in the process.
Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.