Intel's Mobile 8th Gen Core Processors Coming Soon, Acer Swift 3 Might Be First Laptop With It

After a few years, Intel finally has big competition from AMD and its latest Ryzen architecture. The architecture forced Intel to hurry up with the development of Coffee Lake microarchitecture that is expected to be manufactured using Intel's 14nm process.

According to new information, Intel's new mobile processors could launch and one of the first laptops that will feature new processor might be Acer Swift 3. The laptop has reportedly available for pre-order in one of the French retail store for €1,099, featuring unannounced Intel Coffee Lake-U processor (Core i5-8250U) and a dedicated NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphics card. Other specs include a 14-inch IPS display with 1080p resolution, 8 GB of RAM, 256 GB SSD, 1x USB 2.0, 2x USB 3.0, 1x USB 3.1 Type C, 1x HDMI, card reader SDXC and audio jack of 3.5 mm. Its battery life is rated at 10 hours.

Regarding the new Core i5-8250U, the processor looks to feature four physical cores clocked at 1.6 GHz with Turbo Boost frequency of 3.4 GHz paired with 6 MB of L3 cache. Hopefully we'll see better improvements than with the Kaby Lake.