January 25, 2021

Meet Tiger Lake H35, Intel’s new bid for ultraportable gaming laptops

Intel is carving out a new ultraportable gaming segment with a specific variant of its 11th-gen Tiger Lake Core chips, known as the H35—complemented by a new “Special Edition� brand and even a desktop-like, 8-core H-series chip that will debut...

Intel is carving out a new ultraportable gaming segment with a specific variant of its 11th-gen Tiger Lake Core chips, known as the H35—complemented by a new “Special Edition� brand and even a desktop-like, 8-core H-series chip that will debut later this quarter, promising massive bandwidth.

Intel also said that it would bring Tiger Lake to Chromebooks, complete with Thunderbolt capabilities. Intel rounded out its notebook PC announcements for CES 2021 by adding some more options to its existing 10th-gen processor lineup.

Traditionally, Intel’s notebook offerings have broken down into Y-series chips for the thinnest of notebooks, and tablets; U-series processors for mainstream notebooks, and the H-series processors for thicker, heavier gaming machines. In general, gaming laptops have followed the budget/midrange/premium breakdown, using price as a guide. With the H35, however, Intel is trying to segment gaming notebooks by their physical characteristics. 

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