Intel just announced new chips that will let future MacBooks have practically infinite battery life

“You think those new Sandy Bridge MacBook Pros are beasts? Just wait a couple years,” John Brownlee reports for Cult of Mac. “That’s when Apple will be able of releasing bleeding edge MacBooks capable of not only running for 24 hours on a single charge, but of recharging their cells as they run by sucking up the ambient light in the room around them. Wow.”

“At today’s Intel Developer’s Forum, Intel introduced its new Haswell architecture, and it’s a doozy of an update to current chips,” Brownlee reports. “Created using a 22 nanometer 3D transistor process, the first thing Haswell makes possible is ARM-like power consumption on an x86 chip. That means all day battery life, as well as ten days of connected standby.”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Arline M.” for the heads up.]


  1. awesome sounding arch update.

    Intel reminds me a lot of Apple at times, just when you think they might be ‘finished’ they re-invent what we thought was possible.

  2. Apple should use its huge cash horde to buy the “rights” to this wonder chip. Intel will be guaranteed a steady income stream and Apple will get the first right of purchasing these chips. If competitors want this chip, they will have to pay 80% more than what Apple pays.

  3. The heck with running off of ambient light. What this country needs is for it to be powered by the lard stored in our fat American asses. Adapt it to run our cars and trucks also and we can tell the OPEC countries to go piss up a rope.

  4. If the Haswell chips really only consume 1/20th the power of the Sandy Bridge CPUs that is probably more power efficient than ARM. A year after Haswell Intel plans to come out with an even more power efficient successor to the Atom processor.

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