Intel launches the Intel Core M Processor to power new range of 2-in-1 devices

At the IFA 2014 in Berlin, Intel launched the new Intel Core M processor which will power new 2-in-1 devices from a variety of manufacturers including Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP, Lenovo, and Toshiba.


Intel’s new processor is purpose-built for superior performance in the thinnest, fanless ultra-mobile devices. The Intel Core M processor can power razor-thin devices with Intel Core level performance and deliver up to double the battery life when compared to a four-year old system.

The Intel Core M enables up to 50 percent faster compute performance and 40 percent faster graphics performance versus the comparable, previous 4th generation Core processor. Also, at a power-sipping 4.5 watts, it is the most energy efficient Intel Core processor in the company’s history. The Intel Core M processor can handle more than eight hours of video play; which is up to 20 percent longer battery life versus the previous generation Intel Core processor.

We’ve been on a multi-year mission to address end-user requirements and transform mobile computing. The introduction of Core M marks a significant milestone in that journey. Core M is the first of a new product family designed to deliver the promise of one of the world’s thinnest laptops and highest performance tablets in a single 2 in 1 device.

– Kirk Skaugen, Senior Vice President & General Manager – Personal Computing, Intel Corporation

The Intel Core M processor is available in several versions: the up to 2.0GHz Intel Core M-5Y10/5Y10a processors and the up to 2.6GHz Intel Core M-5Y70 processor. The Core M-5Y70 is also available with Intel vPro technology for business 2-in-1s with built-in security features to help protect data, user identities, and network access.

The Intel Core M processor package is 50 percent smaller and allows OEMs to design sleek, fanless systems less than 9mm thin – thinner than an AAA battery and today’s sleekest laptops. The first systems based on the Intel Core M processor will be on shelves for the holiday season this year, and broader availability of Intel Core M processor-based devices is expected in the first half of 2015.

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Abhishek Baxi

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