Intel unleashes new Core i3 processor to give thin-and-light laptops a power boost

In a move which, at least to some extent, seems to be running interference with AMD’s recently released (and well-received) fresh APUs, Intel has unveiled a single new 8th-gen Core i3 processor aimed at ultraportable laptops and 2-in-1s.

The Core i3-8130U is a dual-core CPU with four-threads, clocked at 2.2GHz with Turbo up to 3.4GHz.

You get integrated graphics in the form of Intel’s UHD Graphics 620 (with a base frequency of 300MHz, maximum of 1GHz), and the chip has a TDP of 15W. It supports DDR4-2400 system memory.