Intel’s latest processor, the Haswell, may lead to longer battery life in our mobile devices when it’s released in the next few months.
In fact, there are reports that suggest the fourth generation Intel 22nm chip may get double the battery life for wireless devices compared to the third generation Ivy Bridge processors.
This is why Google engineers are apparently adding Haswell-related code to Coreboot, a fast boot open source BIOS replacement for Linux systems, being tinkered with to improve Chrome OS start times.
With that involvement, there is also additional speculation that an upcoming Chromebook model will feature the Haswell, but as you’d expect, no comment was provided by Google.
The latest Chromebook Pixel uses an Intel Core i5 processor whereas the recent HP Pavilion and Lenovo ThinkPad Chromebooks are both equipped with Intel Celeron processors.