A New Laptop Segment Is Born
It doesn’t seem all that long ago that we were introduced to the Ultrabook segment (OK, it was actually a decade ago), and the resulting trend has produced a seemingly endless supply of what are now called “thin-and-light” offerings, with ever-thinner designs. Naturally, one area where the current crop of ultra-thin laptops often suffers is raw CPU performance, with 15W-25W products integrated into most designs.
Today Intel has what they are framing as a new segment-defining processor line that could be bridging the gap between the traditional low-power offerings and high-performance CPUs. It is the Tiger Lake H35, which is, as you may have guessed from the name, a 35W line. The important thing is that we are talking about a 10W reduction while offering, according to Intel, performance equal to the best of the previous 45W generation.
Intel Tiger Lake H35: 5GHz and 35W
Before now Intel has offered their 45W Core H Series CPUs for the enthusiast/gaming segment, while the company’s U Series mobile parts are offered with 15W TDPs, with models configurable as low as 12W and as high as 25W.