With the introduction by Intel of its six-generation Core processor called “Skylake”, speed is accelerated past ‘warp’. In fact you might even say this new chip is “Warp Core” equipped, according to some analysts.
The new chip is posed to revitalize the PC industry, especially for small and professional laptops along with small, medium and super tablets, where the processor will double the battery life of those computers. Intel premiered the chip at the IFA in Berlin, which is Europe’s largest consumer electronics show.
Skylake should also double graphical performance and boost web surfing speed by more than 50%, but best of all this is a “Zero to Warp” speed processor capable of starting in about half a second.( None of that impulse engine drive, and sub-light travel "Scotty", with this new processor you get to jump straight to warp speed.)
Another key function will be visual logins, since the chip “allows you to log in securely, with just your face,” according to Intel’s client computing group Sr. Vice President Kirk Skaugen.
This chip greatly expands the functionality of laptops and tablets, they can become thinner, using a smaller batter, yet providing the same battery-life, if not longer, all will providing greater capabilities and full PC application performance. Imagine a program like a sophisticated graphics application or a Computer Assisted Drafting program, running on a laptop as thin as an iPad, yet perhaps twice the size of an iPad.
Oh, did I mention yet another innovation, ‘wireless charging’ via a device that mounts under any flat surface effectively turning the flat surface of a charger. “No more power cords”, just plop your laptop down on your glass desk, and while you work the computer is getting a charge. Intel currently has a five-watt charger, but they are also “inventing a 20-watt charger…” Skaugen said. Intel is shooting for a year as the reality date when wireless charging is the norm, not the exception.
So are you looking at the new chip in time for Christmas computers under the tree? Well if you want a desktop machine, the answer is definitely yes, probably even before that. As to these redesigned ‘thinner super’ laptops and tablets, you may see them emerge about the first of the year, but probably not in time for a bow on Christmas day, unless the major hardware makers really get with it.
Come on you guys, we are all ready to ‘blast off at warp speed’, we want our new Skylakes and we want them now.