Intel executive Rani Borkar told journalists that the upcoming Haswell processor was designed with laptops and tablets in mind, and that lowering power consumption was the main focus during the development process. According to Borkar, devices based on Haswell will offer 50 percent more battery life than Ivy Bridge, without sacrificing performance. On top of that, idle or standby battery life has also been greatly increased, Borkar claims Haswell extends battery life by up to 20 times in these cases!
Haswell chips were designed with laptops and tablets in mind, and the main focus was on lowering power consumption, said Rani Borkar, corporate vice president and general manager of the Intel Architecture Group, in a media briefing.
The longer battery life won't come with a cost to performance, according to Borkar. And in idle or standby mode the chips will do even better, extending battery life by up to 20 times, she said.