Monday, 18 June 2018

Intel: Pushing the Boundaries of Modern Computers at Computex

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Intel to Boost Battery Life

Intel to boost battery life, yes Intel is all about doubling battery life by introducing a simple tech. Intel believes that battery life can be boosted by in fact reducing the consumption of energy by the display screens in laptops. At an announcement at Computex in Taipei, Intel recently created quite a stir by saying that they, by reducing the display screen’s battery’s consumption, they could actually double the battery life of a laptop device.

The most energy hungry part in a laptop is the display, so if the consumption of energy by the display is reduced, the battery life of a laptop can be increased. Currently laptop displays use about 2 watts. Intel says that by bringing down consumption to 1 watt means that we could see even 28 hour laptop battery life.

How is Intel going to boost battery life? 


One way by which Intel plans on boosting battery life and reducing display consumption is by co-engineering low power display technology. This tech co- created by Intel appears in a 1 watt panel manufactured by Innolux and Sharp, which apparently cuts LCD power consumption by half.

Testing of these panels by Intel: 


Intel says that it has seen laptops battery life increase from 20 hours to 24 hours using the tech and in some case it has also seen a jump in power of 4- 8 hours with the low power display technology.

This low power display tech is like a specification for manufacturing companies to meet, if these specifications are met while developing a display then Intel’s processors could use their integrated graphics card to adjust other settings such as refresh rate, brightness as well as various other settings that will boost battery life and reduce display consumption.

So in order to boost battery life, manufacturers would not only have to build display panels that match the low power consumption spec but also would have to use Intel processors to control the display and its settings, all to boost battery life of the laptop.

Cutting battery consumption by looking at the display was the right way to go as the display screens in devices are a major component that is known for consuming a lot of energy. As of now Sharp and Innolux are the only companies who have adopted the low power display tech in their manufacturing of display panels.

5G laptops in 2019: 


At the recent Computex, Intel also talked about selling Intel Processors for 5G connected PCs around the world. Intel is reportedly working with Acer, HP, Lenovo and Microsoft in bringing the first 5G connected PCs to the world in 2019.

Besides this Intel also plans on bringing out 10 more 4G PCs with partners like Acer, Dell, Asus and HP. This is in addition to the 25 4G connected PCs that are already on the market.

All this news at the Computex comes as Intel celebrates its 50th anniversary next month.

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