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Intel Unveils 'World's Fastest' Laptop CPUs: 5 Things To Know

Intel brings 5 GHz boost clock speeds to the masses with its new 10th-generation Core H-Series processors for gaming and content creation laptops, which an executive says will create new refresh opportunities for the channel, especially as people are stuck at home due to the coronavirus.

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A Good Refresh Opportunity For Three-Year-Old Laptops

Intel expects customers with three-year gaming and content creation laptops will be looking to buy new notebooks with improved performance this year because they are two of the fastest refreshing segments in the market, according to Hamberger, Intel's head of gaming and premium laptops.

"We see across the world a roughly two- to three-year lifecycle for most people," he said. "They refresh because they want better gameplay. They want faster editing. They want a richer and more immersive experience, and that's what gets them into the store to go and buy."

Out of the customers buying gaming laptops, Intel research found that 50 percent of them also use the notebooks for content creation. At the same time, 25 percent of gaming laptop purchasers use the devices for content creation only.

"So if you had a performance need, that's naturally what you gravitated to," Hamberger said.

Beyond designing the processors for gaming and content creation, Intel also optimized the new H-Series for productivity workloads and social web as well as high battery life, all within smaller form factors than what previous generations of Intel mobile processors have generated.

"When they're not using those super demanding tasks, they want to have great battery life. They want to have things that aren't sort of hot to the touch so they can easily sit in the sofa in their lap and use the device," Hamberger said.

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