Technology vendors such as Hewlett-Packard Company (HPQ), Dell Inc. (Dell) and Lenovo Group Limited (LNVGY) will start marketing new and more advanced versions of 2-in-1 convertible machines in the near future. These next-generation machines will be thinner, lighter and faster than their predecessors. And these changes will be made possible using the new Core M chip, recently perfected by Intel Corporation (INTC).
The Core M chip is the first microprocessor on the market to make use of a new manufacturing process that will reduce its power consumption to 4.5 watts, less than half that of its comparable predecessors. More importantly, the new processor chip has made it possible for computer manufacturers to make convertible machines that had previously suffered due to design limitations.
The previous generation of 2-in-1 machines were more expensive than notebooks and had cooling fans which made them noisy. The Core M processor line will not need cooling fans and will be able to run longer due to the chip’s low power consumption.
Manufacturers like Dell are initially looking to market these devices to businesses. They feel that given the advantage of additional mobility and other useful features, organizations would soon acquire software that would let them use these devices to their full potential.