The 10 Coolest Processors Of 2014 (So Far)


Low End: Intel's Core i3-40005U Haswell

Intel's Core i3-40005U processor based on the Haswell microarchitecture fits nicely in the chip maker's economy line of chips. The chip won't break any benchmark records for speed, but it will allow vendors such as Acer to roll out its C720 Chromebook, with an impressive 8.5 hours of battery life, for less than $200.