Intel focuses on 5 hours of battery life for notebooks

Posted on Monday, February 20 2006 @ 9:22 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Notebooks with Intel's upcoming Merom processor should be able to break the five-hour battery life barrier, according to TG Daily.
Intel's latest notebook processor, Core Duo, will offer users more than four hours of battery time in most notebooks, once the chip becomes available in volume. But four hours is still well of Intel's target of achieving eight hours by 2008. The upcoming Merom processor, which will be debut as Core Duo T5000 and T7000 series in the fourth quarter of this year, will be contributing to bump the current 240 - 270 minute range to at least 300 minutes, TG Daily has learned.

Merom will serve as the center piece of Intel's processor portfolio at least through 2008 and will key for the company to deliver on its promise to not only increase raw processing speed, but also decrease the power consumption of processors. According to sources, Merom will be introduced initially in the following lineup...
More details over at TG Daily.

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