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Why your next laptop might be way more powerful

A 45nm process 300mm silicon wafer is diA 45nm process 300mm silicon wafer is di
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In a blog post, Intel recently announced that, for the first time, it is planning to incorporate its high-performing Xeon processors into notebook computers.

The company will soon launch its Intel Xeon Processor E3-1500M v5 Product Family, which is designed for the professional who requires the capabilities of a workstation-class computer in a portable device. Intel is hoping that their new Xeon processors will provide “the right balance of power and mobility.”

9to5mac reported that Xeon chips “intended for notebooks are unexplored territory at this point,” and raised concerns that the higher performing chips could reduce battery life.

There is also concern about heat management. Higher computing power could potentially translate into more fan activity, which would use up extra battery power and cause the machine to be louder.