Intel officially launched the new Kaby Lake processors yesterday, under the “7th generation Core” branding. Kaby Lake is the first of company’s post-tick-tock processor architectures and a revamp of the 14nm Skylake, with more efficiency and power squeezed in.
Intel says, with new computers powered by 7th Gen Intel Core, you should enjoy 14 percent faster productivity performance, 19 percent faster web performance, as well as 3X better battery life while watching 4K videos. Besides, Kaby Lake features the ability to power over 100 new laptops and hybrid devices, including Microsoft Surface products and Macbooks, allowing thinner laptop designs moving forward.
Such great news for Apple, the Cupertino-based company can finally upgrade it Macbook Pro (and probably even Macbook Air). Already a new line of the laptop is expected to be announced this fall. However, it’s sure that Apple isn’t going to announce this laptop at the upcoming event on September 7. Also, the new generation of Surface products, including the rumored Surface Book 2 and Surface Pro 5 could be powered by the new Kaby Lake processor.
Compared to the 5-year-old PC the new processor features a threefold improvement in graphics, letting you play popular games such as Overwatch™, anywhere and anytime on a light, thin laptop. Besides, gamers will be able to use a single cord to plug in an external graphics dock and 4K UHD monitors with Thunderbolt 3 support. Intel also tells its plan to expand this chip to desktop PCs early next year.