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Intel Takes Aim At Building More Powerful, Longer-Running PCs

According to recent studies, the average consumer replaces their primary PC every six years. While this is a dramatic improvement from just a few years earlier, when they typically only lasted four years, some companies – such as Intel – want to improve these numbers even further. They hope to achieve this in a variety of ways.

New, Faster Processors

Intel is one of the industry's true pioneers when it comes to CPU development for both desktop and laptop PCs. As such, they've promised 8th-gen updates to their X-series and S-series desktop processors before year's end. They've also promised to release a 28-core CPU touting the Core i9 processor.

For now, their only entry into the newest line of i9 processors – known as "Coffee Lake-H," is the 8950HK processor. With a 12 MB SmartCache cache, six cores, 12 threads and a max frequency of 4.80 GHZ, it's a force to be reckoned with – even if it is meant for mobile computing.
Earlier i9 releases – most of which focus on desktop computing – comprise all of the entries in the "Skylake-X" line; including the 7900X, 7920X, 7940X, 7960X and 7980XE, as well as the 9900K processor from the "Coffee Lake-S" line.

Extending Laptop Battery Life

Intel is also looking at ways to extend the battery life in their current- and next-gen laptops. The introduction of Intel Lower Power Displaying Technology gives the average laptop battery an additional four to eight hours of longevity by using a highly innovative display. Moreover, it achieves this without negatively affecting the screen's quality.

The team with Intel recently unveiled a laptop that is capable of running for 28 hours on a single charge at the Computex 2018 event in Taipei. One of their recent laptops, the Dell XPS 13, was outfitted with their new Lower Power Displaying Technology to unveil the breakthrough. While the laptop didn't see any heavy or CPU-intensive activities during this time, it represents a significant leap forward when it comes to extending the battery life of next-gen laptops.

Eagerly Awaiting 5G

But Intel isn't ignoring their mobile users. Intel has recently partnered with Sprint to ensure compatibility with the 5G data networks that are expected to hit consumer availability at some point in 2019. Other companies, including Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Lenovo and Microsoft, have also committed to the development of Intel-powered 5G PCs. Although an exact date hasn't been announced, consumers are eagerly awaiting the release of the next wireless standard.

According to a statement on their official website: "Intel is collaborating with some of the world’s leading PC manufacturers to create 5G-connected PCs, offering you anytime, anywhere connectivity at lightning speeds. Powered by Intel® Core™ processors and connected by Intel® 5G modems, these mobile PCs are designed for maximum work and maximum play, no matter where you are. Download massive files in seconds or enjoy virtual reality gaming on a thin, untethered 5G PC."

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