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Intel Unveils the Intel Core M Processor at the Intel Tech Bonanza

Danie Steyn second from right General Manager Intel Corporation EA and Sven Beckmann far left Regional Director Sub Saharan Africa with other Intel officials during the launch of Tech Bonanza

Intel launched the new Intel® Core™ M processor, which will power new 2 in 1 devices from a variety of manufacturers including: Acer*, ASUS*, Dell*, HP*, Lenovo* and Toshiba*. Delivering the optimal blend of mobility and performance, Intel’s new processor was purpose-built foramazing performance in the thinnest, fanless ultra-mobile devices. The Intel Core M processor can power razor-thin devices with Intel Core level performance anddeliverup to doublethe battery life when compared to a four-year old system.1

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Speaking at the launch of the Intel Tech Bonanza, Danie Steyn, General Manager for East Africa, Intel Corporation said, “We’ve been on a multi-year mission to address end-user requirements and transform mobile computing. The introduction of Core M marks a significant milestone in that journey. Core M is the first of a new product family designed to deliver the promise of one of the world’s thinnest laptops and highest performance tablets in a single 2 in 1 device.”

Faster Performance and Even More Battery Life

The Intel Core M enables up to 50 percent faster compute performance and 40 percent faster graphics performance versus the comparable, previous 4th generation Core processor.2Consumers with older PCs will notice a more significant performance improvement. Intel Core M delivers up to two times the compute performance and up to seven times better graphics compared to a four year old PC, for example.1

In 2013,Intel delivered the biggest generation over generation battery life improvement in the company’s history. Intel® Core™ M processor and platform power reductions raise the bar on battery life even higher. The Intel Core M processor canhandle more than eight hours of video play;which is up to 20 percent (1.7 hours) longer battery life versus the previous generation Intel Core processor3 and double the battery life of the average four-year-old PC.1

Intel Brand Ambassadors at the demo zone to experience the new Intel Core M processor

Intel Brand Ambassadors at the demo zone to experience the new Intel Core M processor

Thin, Fanless 2 in 1s Available in 2015…and Beyond

The Intel Core M processor packageis 50 percent smaller and, at 4.5 watts, has sixty percent lower thermal power than the previous generation.4 This lets OEMs design sleek, fanless systems less than 9mm thin –thinner than an AAA battery and today’s sleekest laptops. There are alreadymore than twentyIntel Core M processor-based OEM products in the development pipeline. The first systems based on the Intel Core M processor will be on shelves in Kenya in 2015.

To further sytem choice and availability, Intel said it is working with ODMsincludingWistron* and others. Wistron plansan IntelCore M  processor-based design inspired by the Intel “Llama Mountain” reference device. Intel first unveiledthe stunning, fanless Llama Mountain reference device, which measures 7.2mm thinand weighs a mere 670 grams, at Computex in Taiwan earlier this year.

A “Conflict-Free” Processor;Additional Features

Intel Core M is a “conflict-free” product, which means this product does not contain conflict minerals (tin, tantalum, tungsten and/or gold) that directly or indirectly finance or benefit armed groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) or adjoining countries.

The Intel Core M processor is available in several versions: the up to 2.0GHz Intel Core M-5Y10/5Y10a processors and the up to 2.6GHz Intel Core M-5Y70 processor. The Core M-5Y70 is the highest performing Core M processor and is also available with Intel vPro technology for business 2 in 1s with built-in security features to help protect data, user identities and network access.5

Additional Intel Core M platform features include support for high-quality audio, Intel® Wireless Display 5.0, Intel’s second generation 802.11ac products and will evolve to support wireless docking with WiGig from Intel. For more information visit: www.intel.com.

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