That Whirring Fan You Hear When Firing Up Your Laptop May Finally Shut Up


Over the past few years, laptop have gotten much thinner and lighter — but not much quieter. Whether you have an ultra-thin design or something bulkier, the whirring fan has been a computer owner’s constant companion, turning on whenever you start to tax the processor even a little bit outside its comfort zone.

Intel is attacking this problem head-on with its Core M processor, which allows PC and tablet manufacturers to build products with laptop performance in a thin and fanless form factor.

The photo above shows the motherboard for a MacBook Air underneath a motherboard with the same performance, but built around a Core M chip. Not only will the new chips let laptops and tablets get even thinner, but they’ll have twice the performance, Intel says. Reps from the company showed Mashable a 12-inch prototype Windows tablet thinner than an iPad Air, but with twice the performance, they added. Read more…

More about Intel, Tablets, Laptops, Chips, and Processors

via Mashable

Pete Pachal


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