The new chips support gigabit Wi-Fi, second-generation USB 3.1, and are also optimized for working with voice assistants Alexa and Cortana.
According to Intel, the presented processors will allow laptops to work up to 19 hours provided optimization by the manufacturer. The standard autonomy of ultrabooks with Whiskey Lake should be about 16 hours.
The Amber Lake (Y) family also includes three processors: i7-8500Y (1.5 GHz and Turbo Boost up to 4.2 GHz) , i5-8200Y and m3-8100Y.
The characteristics of these chips Intel does not disclose, but assures that the autonomy of devices based on processor data will be two-digit (meaning in the range between 10 and 19 hours).
Well, Apple got a decent alternative for updating the 12-inch MacBook and the “forgotten” MacBook Air. The only question is the timing of the announcement.