The high end processing power of enterprise PCs and professional workstations will now be available in mobile workstations and laptops as well. Intel is bringing its much acclaimed Xeon processor family to laptops recognizing the need of high processing needs in portable workstations and increasing trend of mobile workstation usage.
Designed for the professional who needs workstation-class capabilities in a portable device, Intel will soon be launching the Intel® Xeon® Processor E3-1500M v5 Product Family.
Intel announced in its blog post.
The new E3-1500 M v5 family will be based upon the modern Skylaker architecture capable of delivering high processing power in notebook PCs.
Some of the features these mobile workstations will have are error-correcting code memory that prevents data corruption and system crashes;Intel vPro Technology for unique hardware-assisted security, manageability, and productivity and Thunderbolt™ 3 that brings Thunderbolt to USB-C at speeds up to 40 Gbps, creating one compact port that can deliver the fastest, most versatile connection to any dock, display, or data device.
With the increase in number of professionals such as designers, content creators, engineers and architects who prefer working from anywhere for multiple clients, there is an increase in the demand of workstations which an meet the high processing needs of such people as well as are easy to carry around and portable. So this new offering by Intel is surely going to attract a lot of professionals.
Although Intel has yet to come up with a detailed description of the features of Xeon processor enabled laptops , there are certain reservations especially about the battery power of such laptops. With high processing power, there is going to be a need for better battery power given the fact they are meant to be used as mobile workstations.
The new laptops with E3-1500 M v5 family processors reportedly are not going to arrive until fall and Intel is expected to divulge more details about them in coming months.