Ultrabooks with Intel’s upcoming Haswell chips will possibly also be integrated with Windows Blue. Haswell would be Intel’s next-generation mainstream processor and the company would be setting them free in June.
The processors are meant to power ultrabooks as well as a variety of hybrid devices that walk the line between tablet and laptop designs. According to Intel CEO Paul Otellni, the Haswell technology will effectively bring about the “single largest generation-to-generation battery life improvement in Intel history”.
Windows Blue, which is Microsoft’s update to Windows 8, will be bringing in a lot of improvements which go further than Haswell devices. The software is expected to enhance and contribute to the system’s overall power efficiency.
The software giant is currently building a “power model” that will be able to adapt to a variety of mobile devices that differ in their performance output. So with that in mind, having Windows Blue in a device with the mainstream Intel chips will be more like a smartphone or a tablet’s operating system.
This technology, that sparks off from both Microsoft and Intel, would render an ultrabook to be insanely fast, probably faster than an Ivy Bridge PC, but will have a longer battery life. Ivy Bridge is Intel’s current mainstream chip which is fast, but going by the report, Haswell would knock off more than the Ivy Bridge processor.
The next-generation Intel chip, reportedly, comes with an improved ‘standby’ technology that would keep the device connected to e-mail, social-networking sites and the Internet, even when the system is sleeping. This would mean that the device would always remain connected, allowing for automatic updates and such to take place.