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Intel Unveils Solar Laptop Chipset That Can be Powered by a Desk Lamp
Posted By Brit Liggett On September 15, 2011 @ 2:10 pm In green technology,Renewable Energy | No Comments
In the wake of Intel announcing the world’s first 3-D transistor  that uses 35% less energy  than its counterparts, the company has now decided to kick their own energy record into oblivion. The processor giant just unveiled their Haswell CPU , a chipset that runs on nothing but direct solar power  and uses 20 times less energy  than equally powerful chipsets. In fact, this little bugger uses so little energy it has been displayed running off the light emitted from a regular lightbulb!
The Haswell product will be used in Intel’s “Ultrabooks”, a new group of ultra thin, fast computing machines that fit Intel’s vision of the future. This solar powered chipset does not include the rest of the computer’s hardware of course — keyboard, screen, motherboard, hard drives etc. — but the processor is a huge power drain and the upgrade in energy efficiency  is expected to greatly help the overall energy retention of the computer’s batteries.
The new 22-nanometer 3D-transistor architecture promises to up the computer’s battery life to 24 full hours, and 10 days of “connected standby”. Though the rest of your computer would need to be plug-in to play, the company explains that you could turn your display off and keep your processor running while synchronizing files and doing other internet-based jobs. This hounds like a computing dream to us — as our poor two year old MacBook Pro loses power  after just 30 minutes.
Intel says the chip will be available in 2013.
Via DVICE 
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 world’s first 3-D transistor: http://ihabitat.com/intel-unveils-3d-transistors-that-cut-energy-use-by-50/
 35% less energy: http://inhabitat.com/energy
 Haswell CPU: http://newsroom.intel.com/community/intel_newsroom/blog/2011/09/13/intel-ceo-outlines-companys-plans-to-lead-future-of-computing
 solar power: http://inhabitat.com/solar-power
 DVICE: http://dvice.com/archives/2011/09/intels-new-lapt.php
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