The new 8th Generation Intel® Core™ mobile U-series processor—for sleek notebooks and 2 in 1s—elevates your computing experience with an astounding 40 percent leap in productivity performance over 7th Generation Intel® Core™ U-series processor-based PCs,1 brilliant 4K UHD entertainment, and easier, more convenient ways to interact with your PC. With 10-hour battery life2 and robust I/O support, Intel’s first quad-core U-series processors enable portable, powerhouse thin, and light PCs, so you can accomplish more on the go.
Extraordinary Performance and Responsiveness
With Intel’s latest power-efficient microarchitecture, advanced process technology, and silicon optimizations, the 8th Generation Intel® Core™ U-series processor is Intel’s fastest 15W processor3 with up to 40 percent greater productivity than 7th Gen processors and 2X more productivity vs. comparable 5-year-old processors.4
• Get fast and responsive web browsing with Intel® Speed Shift Technology.
• Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 lets you work more productively by dynamically controlling the processor's frequency—across cores and graphics—boosting performance precisely when it is needed.
• With up to four cores, 8th Generation Intel Core U-series processor with Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology) supports up to eight threads, making every day content creation a compelling experience on 2 in 1s and ultra-thin clamshells.
• For those on the go, PCs enabled with Microsoft Windows* Modern Standby wake instantly at the push of a button, so you don’t have to wait for your system to start up.
Impressive built-in media capabilities enhance your editing and viewing experiences with 4K UHD video, 360° video, and premium content streaming, enabling new ways to enjoy and engage content across a range of form factors. Intel® UHD Graphics, integrated into these next-generation processors, deliver advanced, efficient performance for visual brilliance, so you can easily watch, create, edit, share, and game. Our media engine, with power-efficient VP9 and HEVC 10-bit hardware acceleration, means great battery life, even with 4K UHD viewing and content creation. You can root for your favorite sports team and stream movies and TV shows in rich, detailed 4K UHD from a burgeoning content ecosystem. Gamers can play their favorite games on the go in UHD with fluid, texture-rich graphics.
For an enhanced gaming experience, connecting to an external graphics dock via Thunderbolt™ 3 delivers spectacular gaming performance with one simple connection, even with a thin and light notebook. Enjoy the freedom—and the results.
8th Generation Intel® Core™ U-series processors will be Microsoft Mixed Reality-ready5—great for 360° photos and video, including discovering new HoloTour places.
Simple, Convenient, Intuitive
With today’s diverse designs supporting touch, voice, and stylus input, the 8th Generation Intel® Core™ U-series processor is designed to deliver intuitive experiences, enabling you to simplify your interactions and unleash your creativity. Supporting digital assistants like Windows Cortana* and capabilities like Windows Ink*, new PCs offer flexible and natural ways to communicate and express yourself. On notebooks with fingerprint sensors or cameras supporting Windows Hello* facial recognition, you can securely5 log into your PC and websites hassle-free.
Intel® Online Connect technology takes this convenience even further, making secure payments a breeze while shopping online, enabling hardened password managers, and providing built-in 2-factor authentication for some of your favorite sites.5
Extended Battery Life
By meticulously engineering power efficiency at a processor and platform level, Intel delivers performance without sacrificing battery life,6 enabling enhanced productivity and creativity in increasingly slim form factors. Dedicated hardware acceleration dramatically reduces power consumption, enabling exceptional battery life during 4K UHD video playback.
8th Generation Intel Core U-series processor I/O support includes PCIe* 3.0, delivering data transfer rates at 8 GT/s versus 5 GT/s with PCIe 2.0. The latest Intel® Rapid Storage Technology supports NVMe* PCIe 3.0 x4 Solid State Drives. The Intel® Context Sensing SDK for the Intel® Integrated Sensor Solution allows third-party software vendors to develop exciting sensor-enhanced applications. This rich combination of technologies means fast response and movement of data throughout the platform for unique user experiences.
Thunderbolt™ 3: The USB-C that Does it All
Notebooks with versatile Thunderbolt 3—the USB-C that does it all—provide incredible I/O performance. Declutter your desk with a single cable that conveniently supports up to 40 Gb/s transfer speeds, two 4K UHD 60 Hz displays, system charging up to 100W, external graphics, and Thunderbolt networking to bolster productivity and deliver amazing experiences on your PC.