So is this processor really s--t ?
Most benchmarks I read compare it to all
I7s which it would be a worse performer
Against. The reviews lackluster so I wonder why
Intel built it, released it this year and have not improved it. Further, why are top tier machines like the Acer M utilizing it.
Am I misunderstanding this ? Appreciate any insight.
The Core i5-3317U is a ULV CPU; ultra low voltage. These CPUs run at relatively low speeds to reduce power consumption; both the CPU and the iGPU. One of the several requirements for a thin laptop to be considered an Ultrabook is the use of a ULV CPU, such as the i5-3317U.
If you do not want a ULV CPU that lowers performance for better battery life, then do not bother with Ultrabooks.