3 best Lakefield processor laptops to buy

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Laptops are evolving to be faster, stronger, lighter, and slimmer, and one testimony to that is the new generation of laptops that sport Intel’s new Lakefield hybrid laptops.

Lakefield processors are considered hybrid because they combine one powerful core with four lower-power cores, thus totaling a  total of five cores and five threads.

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This new approach in processor technology now allows portable devices to offer multithread-capabilities without using too much power and killing off the device’s battery.

Since these devices show great promise, we’ve decided to create a list of best laptops that sport the new Lakefield processors

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What are the best Lakefield laptops that I can buy?

The Samsung Galaxy Book S is the first laptop to hit the market right now sporting the new Lakefield processors, and it does it in excellent fashion.

Weighing in at 2 pounds and 0.7 inches at its thickest, this device is meant to be an epitome of what it means to be sleek, slim, and modern.

Of course, this laptop isn’t just for show, as the incorporated Lakefield processor is the equivalent of a modern-day i5.

Given the size, weight, and power of the laptop, your main concern now is probably how long the battery will last. At 42Wh, this device is meant to last you a pretty long time, up to 17h to be more precise

The laptop is available in both Wi-fi and LTE versions.

  • Latest generation Intel® Core™ i5 Processors
  • Features the new Intel® Hybrid Technology
  • 256GB storage that can be expanded to 2TB
  • Wi-Fi is 3x faster than previous generations
  • The battery lasts for up to 17 hours
  • 8GB of RAM
  • Ultra-thin
  • Doesn't have many USB ports, so you may need a separate USB hub.

Does your device lack USB ports? Check out this list of the best USB hubs that you can buy.


While we’re on the topic of cutting-edge technology, this discussion would be incomplete if we didn’t mention the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold. This amazing device brands itself as the world’s first foldable PC.

This device can be used as a PC, a tablet, a laptop, or a phone, depending on how you fold it and how you configure the screen.

Sporting 13.3-inch display, this device is made with lightweight materials so that all that power can fit inside your hands without being too much of a burden.

Like all other entries here, this too features the Intel® Hybrid Technology processors.

This entry is a bit of a middle ground between the previous too, as it features a double-screen and a hinge down the middle that allows you to fold the device, but it is not quite like the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold.

Sporting 2 9-inch screens, this device also advertises itself as being perfectly capable of operating as a laptop, tablet or a phone.

The screens can be made to display 2 different pages and windows independently from one another, so not only is this device portable, but it allows multitasking as well.

It too is made from materials that perfectly balance strength and a small weight, allowing portability like never before.

As for power, it goes without saying that since it is on the list, it too features the Intel® Hybrid Technology Lakefield processors.


That pretty much wraps up out list of the best laptops that you can buy that feature the new Intel® Hybrid Technology Lakefield processors.

This list will be expanded in future updates since the list of devices that will sport the new processors will most likely grow.

Which one of these devices are you most excited on getting your hands on? Let us know by leaving us a message in the comments section below.


FAQ: Learn more about Lakefield processors

  • What are Lakefield processors?

Lakefield processors are a type of hybrid processors from Intel that combine power single cores with multiple weaker cores.

  • What devices have Lakefield processors?

One device that stands out for using the Lakefield processors is the Microsoft Surface Neo.

  • Are Lakefield processors any good?

In theory, these processors should allow for powerful computing and multi-threading without being too much of a burden on the device’s battery.


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