When we think of thin and light laptops, the goal here is obviously portability. If you wanted a more powerful laptop, you probably have to opt for something a bit bigger with the necessary hardware to give it that extra kick, but that might not be needed anymore. This is thanks to Intel’s latest 11th gen processors.
At Computex 2021, Intel took the wraps off its new U-series processors which include the top-of-the-line Core i7-1195G7 processor and the Core i5-1155G7 processor. The former comes with a base clock speed of 2.9GHz, but using Intel’s Turbo Boost Max 3.0 technology, users could boost its single core clock speed to that of a whopping 5.0GHz.
This would essentially make it the first time the thin and light laptop category can be pushed beyond 5.0GHz, theoretically unlocking all kinds of possibilities for power users who might need that extra burst of power. The Core i5-1155G7 is no slouch either as its base is at 2.5GHz, but can be boosted to 4.5GHz, which is still mighty impressive.
The new processors are set for a release this fall, so it will be interesting to see what kind of new laptops we can expect, so if you’re planning on upgrading, you might want to hold off until later in the year.