Your laptop is getting very, very sleepy

In that neverending quest to keep your notebook alive on batteries as long as possible, some companies are looking to getting your notebook just a little more ‘sleep’…

SAN FRANCISCO–Intel on Tuesday outlined several advancements it hopes will improve the performance of next year’s notebooks, including a technology that creates a deeper sleep state.

The “Enhanced Intel Deeper Sleep” technology, a feature of the company’s new chips, lowers a processor’s voltage below the Deeper Sleep state found in Intel’s current family of mobile chips. When the processor is inactive, the system clears out some of the memory cache to help save power.

“What you get is a deeper sleep that takes less power from the battery and improves the performance,” Mooly Eden, vice president of Intel Mobile platforms group, said during a press briefing at the Intel Developer Forum here. [Read the rest]