Intel plans to release new Core M processors this year. These processors will be based on Skylake chip design which allows thinner Windows tablets.
The Skylake architecture not only make the system lightweight but also reduces power consumption. Moreover it improves graphics and general application performance compared to the current processors.
“As we move into the second half of the year, we will have ‘Skylake’, which is our second-generation 40nm product,” said Brian Krzanich, chief executive officer of Intel, at the Goldman Sachs technology and Internet conference.
It is believed that this type of processors intend to compete with iPad Air.
Currently tablet with a Core M processor is 7.2 millimeters thick while Apple’s iPad Air 2 is 6.1 millimeters thick. Thinner tablets are preferred as it is easy for people to carry them around.
According to Intel®, Core™ M processor combines blazing-fast speed with
exceptional energy efficiency to bring stunning new tablet-thin, ultra-quiet
fanless designs to life.
The Skylake chips will be able to run Windows 10, Google’s Chrome and Android
operating systems though most of the existing Core M systems run Windows 8.1. It is to be noted that there is a demand for Skylake Core M’s services to be
inside Windows 10 systems.