New Delhi: Global chip maker Intel Thursday announced the launch of a new range of processors that deliver high quality audio-video capabilities, along with faster computing speeds.
Leading vendors like HCL, Wipro, HP, Toshiba and Dell are expected to launch over 500 models of devices with the new chips in the coming months.
“We have already started shipping the new processors to all leading OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) and the machines should be available in the market soon,” Intel South Asia managing director (Sales and Marketing Group) R Sivakumar said.
Asked about the price, Sivakumar said, “Initially, we expect the devices with the new chipsets to be available at a premium of about 20% than the older versions.”
But as these new chips become the mainstay, prices will go down, he added.
While HCL will unveils its range by end of this month, Dell will launch devices based on the new processors by April.
The new processors, including the new Intel Core i7, i5 and i3 processors, promise graphics features built right into the chips, which includes Intel Quick Sync Video, HD Graphics and Wireless Display 2.0.
With this, users like gamers and animation artists need to install additional video cards for improving graphics quality on their PCs. The integration of the graphics card will also make the devices, especially notebooks, sleeker and thinner.
“Today, the consumption patterns clearly indicate a shift towards heavy access to online audio and video content. The new range of products will address this growing need,” HCL Infosystems executive vice president George Paul said.
Besides, the products based on the new family of processors will also receive a significant boost in battery life, he said.