Energy-Efficient Intel Chip Paves the Way for Thinner Laptops.
The world's first 14-nanometer fan-less mobile PC reference design from Intel is a 12.5" screen that is 7.2mm thin with keyboard detached and weighs 670 grams.
Intel unveiled a 14-nanometer fan-less Intel Core M processor at the Computex Fair in Taipei, Taiwan, on Tuesday, aimed at quiet, thin and energy-efficient laptops and tablets.
"It's cool, it's quiet, it's lighter, it's thinner, and it's the most energy efficient processor in Intel's history," Intel president Renee James said.
To show off the chip's capabilities, Intel showed a fan-less mobile PC reference design — an ultra-thin laptop-tablet hybrid with a 12.5-inch screen. It measures only 7.2mm in thickness and weighs 670 grams.
This chip will doubtlessly fuel rumors of a fan-less, ultra-thin MacBook Air — rumors which began circulating in March.
The Intel Core M processor will become available later this year.