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In the months and years to come, it will become more and more complicated to optimize a laptop to improve its performance. Indeed, Intel's new Lunar Lake processors will spell the end of replaceable RAM in PCs of this type. Laptop owners know that choosing a PC in this category means giving up on a truly scalable configuration. Apart from RAM and SSD, there are few components that can be upgraded in a laptop PC. And the situation is not going to improve with the arrival of new Intel processors for ultrabooksYou can also change the title listed above and add new blog articles as well.
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Processors designed for AI, but not for upgrading

Intel's Lunar Lake processors will hit the market very soon and they have several special features. The first is that they are equipped with an NPU, a component intended to accelerate the performance of artificial intelligence which is increasingly present in our daily lives. We can also mention the fine engraving of Intel's new CPUs thanks to TSMC's 3nm process, or the abandonment of hyperthreading. But these points are not the only ones that attract the attention of connoisseurs. There is one point that tends to annoy laptop fans: Intel Lunar Lake processors for ultrabooks will have RAM chips directly soldered next to the CPU. This choice will not only optimize the performance of the machine, but also reduce the space required for installing the motherboard.

In short, Intel is doing like Apple, which adopted this strategy with the Silicon M processors that equip its recent Macbooks.

The beginning of the end of optimizable RAM on laptop PCs

The screenshot of a presentation of Lunar Lake, which leaked on the social network X, confirms this situation. The performance will most likely be there, but by soldering the RAM directly next to the processor, Intel eliminates any possibility of upgrade by the owner of the ultrabook concerned. It will therefore no longer be possible to change the RAM module(s) to extend the life of the laptop. Furthermore, you will have to choose the computer model taking into account the RAM associated with the processor. Enough to shake up the habits of those who like to put their hands in the bowels of their laptops to optimize their performance. With this development, there clearly won't be much left to tinker with.

Changes coming at the end of the year

The Computex show which will be held at the beginning of June in Taipei should be an opportunity to find out more about what Intel is preparing with its new generation processors. And what will

happen on AMD’s side? Should we predict a general trend? It is quite likely that Intel's competitor will end up following suit, especially if it weighs heavily on the performance side. One thing is certain, the small world of laptops risks being shaken up by this novelty, particularly with regard to models geared towards gaming.

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