The Extraordinary Battery Life
of 4th Generation
Intel® Core™ Processors

The newest Intel® Core™ processors deliver the biggest generation-over-generation increase in battery life in Intel history.1 But what does that mean?

Customers Can Go a Long Time without Plugging In

with a 4th generation Intel® Core™ processor!
Sony VAIO*
(with smaller battery)

Up to 5:56 hours2
Apple MacBook Air*
Up to 10:14 hours2

“Bottom line: Intel has pulled off a major gain in battery life with its new 4th generation processor, and I recommend you look for one with these new chips if you're shopping for a light, thin, mobile laptop.”2

– Walter Mossberg, Wall Street Journal*

The Newest Intel® Core™ Processors Offer Much Better Battery Life than the Previous Generation

57.5% better battery life3 during light Web-browsing

Under heavy load I wouldn’t expect any substantial increase in battery life, however most notebook usage models boast significant periods of idle time. Staring at your screen, browsing the web, or even multitasking all offer opportunities for idle power optimizations to kick in. That’s where [the 4th generation Intel® Core™ processor excels.”3

– Anand Lal Shimpi, AnandTech*

The Battery in a New PC Lasts Much Longer than One from Four Years Ago

Old PC
New PC
About
3 hours4
Up to
10+ hours4

Customers Can Enjoy Long Battery Life in Many Different Devices

The latest Intel® Core™ processors let customers work or play longer on a range of devices.

Ultrabook™

2 in 1 Devices

Tablet

Portable
All-in-One PC

Customers Can Charge Their PCs Less Often

†Ultrabook™ 50Whr battery, with refreshed e-mail and social media notifications

9 Hours1
of HD video viewing
10-13 Days1
of standby power†

And Do More On the Go

Surf the Web longer
Surf the Web longer
Watch more than three HD movies1
Watch more than three HD movies1
Work anywhere
Work anywhere
Leave the power cord at home
Leave the power cord at home

Take the Quiz

The Extraordinary Battery Life
of 4th Generation
Intel® Core™ Processors

The newest Intel® Core™ processors deliver the biggest generation-over-generation increase in battery life in Intel history.1 But what does that mean?

Customers Can Go a Long Time without Plugging In

with a 4th generation Intel® Core™ processor!
Sony VAIO*
(with smaller battery)
Up to 5:56 hours2
Apple MacBook Air*
Up to 10:14 hours2

“Bottom line: Intel has pulled off a major gain in battery life with its new 4th generation processor, and I recommend you look for one with these new chips if you're shopping for a light, thin, mobile laptop.”2

– Walter Mossberg, Wall Street Journal* – Walter Mossberg, Wall Street Journal*

The Newest Intel® Core™ Processors Offer Much Better Battery Life than the Previous Generation

57.5% better battery life3 during light Web-browsing

Under heavy load I wouldn’t expect any substantial increase in battery life, however most notebook usage models boast significant periods of idle time. Staring at your screen, browsing the web, or even multitasking all offer opportunities for idle power optimizations to kick in. That’s where [the 4th generation Intel® Core™ processor excels.”3

– Anand Lal Shimpi, AnandTech*

The Battery in a New PC Lasts Much Longer than One from Four Years Ago

Old PC
New PC
About
3 hours4
Up to
10+ hours4

Customers Can Enjoy Long Battery Life in Many Different Devices

The latest Intel® Core™ processors let customers work or play longer on a range of devices.

Ultrabook™

2 in 1 Devices

Tablet

Portable
All-in-One PC

Customers Can Charge Their PCs Less Often

†Ultrabook™ 50Whr battery, with refreshed e-mail and social media notifications

9 Hours1
of HD video viewing
Watch a favorite trilogy without recharging!
10-13 Days1
of standby power†
Their laptop is ready when they need it, wherever they are!

And Do More On the Go

Surf the Web longer
Watch more than three HD movies1
Work anywhere
Leave the power cord at home

Take the Quiz

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Software and workloads used in performance tests may have been optimized for performance only on Intel® microprocessors. Performance tests, such as SYSmark* and MobileMark*, are measured using specific computer systems, components, software, operations, and functions. Any change to any of those factors may cause the results to vary. You should consult other information and performance tests to assist you in fully evaluating your contemplated purchases, including the performance of that product when combined with other products. For more information go to http://www.intel.com/performance.

1 Estimated using: Battery life during video playback on: Intel® Core™ i5-4200U Processor based OEM system, Intel® Core™ i5-3317U Processor based OEM system, and Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor P8600 based OEM system with battery size normalized to 50Whr, running looping HD video. Battery life is impacted by numerous factors including system architecture, battery size, and processor energy efficiency. Consult your system manufacturer for specific battery performance information. Performance will vary depending on the specific hardware and software used. For more information on battery performance, visit http://www.intel.com/.

2 “Power Testing: Can Two New Laptops Really Last All Day?” Walter Mossberg, Wall Street Journal*: June 18, 2013. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324021104578553392004347614.html?mod=WSJ_Tech_RIGHTTopCarousel_1

3 “The Haswell Ultrabook Review: Core i7-4500U Tested,” Anand Lal Shimpi, AnandTech*: June 9, 2013. http://www.anandtech.com/show/7047/the-haswell-ultrabook-review-core-i74500u-tested. Systems compared: Acer Aspire* S7-392 with Intel® Core™ i7-4500U vs. an Acer Aspire* S7-391 with a 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i7-3517U processor.

4 Workload: MP4 1080p 20Mbps h.264 High Profile L4.0 144MB 60 second clip. Method: In the device settings, disable all radios (Bluetooth*, 3G, GPS, etc.) except Wi-Fi*. Associate Wi-Fi* to an 802.11n access point. Set up the system to ~150 nits screen brightness using a full screen white background. Turn OFF the adaptive brightness setting under Power Options in Control Panel. Set “Dim the display” to never on both battery and AC. Set “Put the computer to sleep” to never on both battery and AC. Wait 15 minutes after boot. Launch the default Windows* 8 Style UI video player and load the MP4 1080p workload video (1080p ElephantsDream_H264_1080p_10M.mp4 Total Bitrate: 10124kbps). Make sure to start the video playback and disconnect the AC to start the test. Loop the video until battery is exhausted and record the time. Fully charge the system and repeat a total of three runs. Use the median of the three-run battery data. Battery size normalized to 50 WHr.

New PC: 4th generation Intel® Core™ i5-4200U processor (up to 2.60 GHz, 4T/2C, 3 M cache) on OEM platform; BIOS: OEM; Graphics: Intel® HD Graphics (driver v. 9.18.10.3071); Memory: 4 GB (2 x 2 GB) dual channel DDR3L-1600 11-11-11-28; SSD: Liteonit* LMT-128M6M 128 GB; OS: Windows* 8 6.2 build 9200; System Power Management Policy: Balance; Wireless: On and connected. Battery life measured on OEM system using battery life during local offline video playback of a 1080p MP4 in landscape mode.

Old PC: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor P8600 HP* dv6 1355dx; BIOS: Load Optimal Default HP* v.F.31 (INF Intel v9.3.0.1020); Graphics: Intel®) GMA X4500HD (driver v.8.15.10.2555); Resolution: 1366 x 768; Memory: 4 GB (2 x 2 GB) Micron* DDR3 1066 7-7-7-20; HDD: Intel® Hitachi* HTS725032A9A364 320 GB 7200 rpm 16 MB cache; OS: Windows* 7 Ultimate 6.1 Build 7601; System Power Management Policy: Windows* Default; LCD Size: 15.5 inches.