New laptops released in the holiday season will get a huge power boost
Chip maker Intel announced on Monday its new eighth generation U-series chips, which the company claims will give ultrabooks and 2-in-1 laptops a huge boost in performance over laptops running on its current seventh generation chips.The company boasts that the new chips, codenamed "Coffee Lake," can perform up to 40 percent faster than the seventh generation "Kaby Lake" chips. In computer processor terms, a 40 percent jump in performance over the previous generation is a significant leap.
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There's no telling if or when Apple's Mac computers will run on Intel's eighth generation chips. The company recently released its new MacBook Pros running on Intel's seventh generation Kaby Lake chips in June, and the MacBook series runs on a different series of Intel chips called the Y-series. Apple could always choose to go with a different chipmaker though, like AMD.We have yet to see what kind of performance boosts Intel's Y-series and other chip series could bring. There's no detail on the pricing for new laptops that will run on Intel's eighth generation of U-series chips, but you can expect that in the next month.
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