by Joe Olivas & Mike Chynoweth
This following article was subsidized by Intel and authored by Zebra Partners.
Often considered to be the Achille's heel of portable devices, power management has come a long way. The new breed of Ultrabook™ PCs have pushed battery life and thermal design to a new level. We spoke with Dr. Mike Pearce, Intel Community Manager for Power Efficiency.
Q: Ultrabooks already have fantastic battery life by design, why do I need to worry about it in my application?
The Windows 8 Consumer Preview ISO image became public a few days ago, which is available here, so I am sure a lot of people are interested in trying it out on their development systems without replacing their current Windows 7 installation.