Intel announced U-series (formerly code-named Whiskey Lake) and Y-series (formerly code-named Amber Lake), additions to the 8th Gen Intel Core processors.
Intel has optimized the U-series and Y-series processors for connectivity in thin, light laptops and 2 in 1s for the first time, while also providing better mobile performance and long battery life.
“Now with Gigabit Wi-Fi, we’ve enabled faster PC connectivity, added more intuitive voice experiences and enabled longer battery life needed for the next wave of mobile computing,” said Chris Walker, vice president of the Client Computing Group and general manager of Intel Mobile Client Platform.
The 8th Gen Intel Core U-series processors bring integrated Gigabit Wi-Fi, delivering up to 12-times faster connectivity speeds. They offer up to 2-times better performance, compared with a 5-year-old PC, and double-digit gains in office productivity for web browsing and light content creation over the previous generation.
Consumers can download their shows and movies in under a minute, create, edit and share 4K/360 video content 6.5-times faster.
U-series processor-powered laptops and 2 in 1s will be lasting up to 16 hours on a single charge, achieving about 19 hours of battery life.
Laptops and 2 in 1s powered by the new 8th Gen Intel Core U-series and Y-series processors will be available from PC manufacturers beginning this fall.