Superfast computing with new 8th Gen Intel® Core™ processors

A new computer with an 8th Gen Intel® Core™ processor delivers a big jump in performance compared to the previous generation - play, create and explore faster than ever before…

30 Nov 2017


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Sluggish old laptop holding you back? Intel has released its latest computer chip, designed to help you breeze through tasks and handle the most complex software.

The new 8th generation processors are aimed at power-obsessives looking for that extra oomph – you’ll find them in selected high-end core™ i5 and i7 laptops.

You can work out the generation of an Intel processor by its serial number. For example, you can tell that the Intel Core™ i5-8250U Processor is 8th gen because of the 8 that appears after the hyphen.


Why is a processor so important?

The processor is your computer’s brain. It governs how fast your machine runs and its ability to handle multiple tasks at the same time.

The more tasks you do, such as video editing and 3D gaming, the more speed and cores you’ll need in your device.

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Lift-off for speedier laptops

A slow, sluggish computer can leave you tearing your hair out while you wait for it to stir into action. Now you can do all your favourite things up to 40% faster (1.) than previous generation Intel PCs with an 8th Generation Intel® Core™ processor.

  • Quickly edit and share 4K Ultra HD videos of family weddings and holidays
  • Binge watch Netflix for up to 10 hours without plugging in the battery to recharge (2.)
  • Enjoy fun family gaming experiences with popular titles

The Dell Inspiron 15 5000 is great for multitasking. Edit documents and have several tabs open in your web browser at the same time, and stream visual content that’s too rich for older computers.

Get the Dell Inspiron 15 5000


Longer battery life when you’re on the go

Whether you’re rushing between meetings or commuting to work, you’ll need a computer with plenty of juice. Intel has optimised its processors for slimmer portable laptops, so you can leave your charger at home and no longer have to worry about finding power points on your journey.

  • Power even the thinnest laptop for up to 10 hours
  • Binge watch your favourite TV shows on long train journeys

The Dell Inspiron 13 7000 is a 2-in-1 computer powered by Intel’s fastest ever 15W mobile processor, giving you the best of both worlds. Get the full performance of a laptop plus the fun of a tablet in one device. Edit Word documents one minute, watch movies the next. Go from spreadsheets to gaming in a flash.

Get the Dell Inspiron 13 7000

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Superb-quality entertainment and gaming

A computer with an 8th-gen Intel Core™ processor is a one-stop entertainment hub. It’s ready to stream high-resolution videos, power virtual reality or play your favourite games. 

With 4x more pixels on screen than traditional HD, you can enjoy sharp, lifelike visuals and fast frame rates. And be ready for what’s to come with amazing immersive experiences like Windows Mixed Reality.

  • Stream 4K Ultra HD videos with stunning visuals that leap off the screen
  • Enjoy virtually no stuttering, buffering or lags

The HP Spectre is designed for serious gamers and video watchers. It’s ideal for watching the latest movies streamed from Netflix, editing your own video projects and viewing your photo albums.

Get the HP Spectre


Check out laptops with 8th-gen Intel® Core™ processors in our Achieve ranges



Intel technologies’ features and benefits depend on system configuration and may require enabled hardware, software or service activation. Performance varies depending on system configuration. No computer system can be absolutely secure. Check with your system manufacturer or retailer or learn more at

For More complete information about performance and benchmark results, visit © 2017 Intel Corporation.

(1.) As measured by SYSmark* 2014 SE (Second Edition) on Intel Reference Platform  on Intel Reference Platform Intel® Core™ i7-8550U Processor, PL1=15W TDP, 4C8T, Turbo up to 4.0GHz, Memory: 8GB DDR4-2400, Storage: Intel 600p SSD, Intel UHD Graphics 620, OS: Windows* 10 versus previous generation: Intel® Core™ i7-7500U Processor, PL1=15W TDP, 2C4T, Turbo up to 3.5GHz, Memory: 8GB DDR4-2133, Storage: Intel 600p SSD, Intel HD Graphics 620, OS: Windows* 10. 

(2.) As projected on Intel Reference Platform using a 40WHr battery and 25x14 Panel on Windows 10* 1080p 24fps Local Video Playbac: Intel® Core™ i7-8550U Processor, PL1=15W TDP, 4C8T, Turbo up to 4.0GHz, Memory: 8GB DDR4-2400, Storage: Intel 600p SSD, Intel UHD Graphics 620, OS: Windows* 10, Battery Size: 40WHr, Screen: 25x14 12”, Windows 10 Power Slider – Better Performance