Intel has a bold goal: to raise computers performance by 10x and to cut computers power consumption by 10x.
In order to show that they are going in that direction, Otellini presented a handtop prototype running at only 0.5 W. Intel’s CEO believes that this kind of product will reach the market by the end of this decade.
Intel’s goal for laptops is to have a battery that lasts at least 8 hours with the computer running at its full speed and using all its features. In this IDF Intel has shown a progress in this arena, with the release of a new 2.9 Ah (Ampère-hour) battery by Panasonic, a 30% capacity increase over the simpler batteries found on the market today, which are of 2.2 Ah. This new battery will allow the manufacturing of 72 W/h battery packs and should reach the market next year.