Intel has revealed some more concrete information on its upcoming Core M processor, which will be the first chip that will use its Broadwell micro-architecture and made using its 14nm manufacturing process. It's more than likely that the chip will find itself inside upcoming Windows 8.1 tablets.
Intel stated, "The combination of the new micro-architecture and manufacturing process will usher in a wave of innovation in new form factors, experiences and systems that are thinner and run silent and cool." Some of those device could be as thin as nine or eight millimeters. The Core M processors are supposed to be twice as fast for regular computing tasks compared to earlier Intel chips, and will offer speeds of up to seven times older chips when it comes to handling graphics.
At the same time, battery life for tablets and other products could be extended to twice their current amount, with batteries that are half its size. The first Broadwell-based devices were supposed to be out by now but Intel ran into production issues that delayed their launch by over six months. Intel now says the first devices with the Core M chip could begin shipping by the end of 2014, with a larger push planned for the spring of 2015.
Are you waiting to get a Windows 8,1 tablet with a Core M chip inside?