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Old Jan 7, 2013, 06:19 PM   #1
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Intel Demos Future Ultrabook Designs, 4th Generation Core Processor Family




Intel demoed low power versions of its 4th Generation Intel Core Processor family (Haswell) that should make its way into Apple's next generation of MacBooks. The chips were first previewed in September 2011 and low power chips should be available in late 2013 or 2014, while desktop models are expected this spring.

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Intel also announced its intention to promote new Intel-powered touch-enabled Ultrabook devices using these new processors. Intel demonstrated one Ultrabook with a 13-hour battery life and said that these Ultrabooks with touch would start as low as $599, while units with a removable keyboard to convert to a tablet (like the Microsoft Surface) would start at around $799.

The company says the chips will provide a significant increase in both power and battery life and that devices using them should experience "true all-day battery life."
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The 4th generation Intel Core processor family enables true all-day battery life -- representing the most significant battery life capability improvement in Intel history. Skaugen disclosed that new systems are expected to deliver up to 9 hours of continuous battery life, freeing people from some of the wires and bulky power bricks typically toted around.

"The 4th generation Core processors are the first Intel chips built from the ground up with the Ultrabook in mind," Skaugen said. "We expect the tremendous advancements in lower-power Core processors, and the significant ramp of touch-based systems will lead to a significant new wave of convertible Ultrabooks and tablets that are thinner, lighter and, at the same time, have the performance required for more human-like interaction such as touch, voice and gesture controls."
Intel has previously said that power efficiency is one of its top priorities in chip design going forward. Versions of these chips will eventually make their way to the MacBook Air, iMac, and the MacBook Pro.

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Old Jan 7, 2013, 06:21 PM   #2
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Looking forward to the mainstream/performance chips. But do i have wrong that the chips will have a TDP of 37W, 47W and 57W i.e. 2W higher than the Bridge chips?
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Old Jan 7, 2013, 06:23 PM   #3
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Sounds good, but I don't like the sound of LATE 2013 or 2014
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Old Jan 7, 2013, 06:26 PM   #4
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Sounds good, but I don't like the sound of LATE 2013 or 2014
Got to hate getting into a new year, and companies are already rushing you to the end of it!
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Old Jan 7, 2013, 06:27 PM   #5
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"With the company putting its efforts behind touch-capable ultrabooks, there could be increased pressure on Apple to release a touch-enabled notebook -- something it has resisted thus far"

Just because MS takes a dump and gives us win8 means we all want gorilla arm syndrome and touch screen laptops? No.
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Old Jan 7, 2013, 06:27 PM   #6
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What will these be called? Power Bridge?
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Old Jan 7, 2013, 06:28 PM   #7
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Sounds like they are only getting a few notebook-grade cores per wafer, so it will take awhile to get enough to release on a large scale. Could be any number of things, including current stock at suppliers (and based on the large drops in purchasing, it wouldn't surprise me).
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Old Jan 7, 2013, 06:30 PM   #8
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Might be wrong but did intel not say that for Haswell to work it must have a touch screen.... Does that mean apple must upgrade to touch screen laptops to use haswell?
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Old Jan 7, 2013, 06:32 PM   #9
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"With the company putting its efforts behind touch-capable ultrabooks, there could be increased pressure on Apple to release a touch-enabled notebook -- something it has resisted thus far"

Just because MS takes a dump and gives us win8 means we all want gorilla arm syndrome and touch screen laptops? No.
Have you actually used a laptop running Windows 8 or are you just making guesses about what the experience would entail? (I haven't even seen one running Windows 8 in person, yet.)
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Old Jan 7, 2013, 06:36 PM   #11
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Have you actually used a laptop running Windows 8 or are you just making guesses about what the experience would entail? (I haven't even seen one running Windows 8 in person, yet.)
I have. My wife's laptop is a touch win 8 laptop. Lovely laptop but the touch just feels overkill.
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Old Jan 7, 2013, 06:39 PM   #12
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Have you actually used a laptop running Windows 8 or are you just making guesses about what the experience would entail? (I haven't even seen one running Windows 8 in person, yet.)
His comment doesn't require using win8. Using any touch screen that is upright creates the gorilla arm syndrome.
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Old Jan 7, 2013, 06:40 PM   #13
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Have you actually used a laptop running Windows 8 or are you just making guesses about what the experience would entail? (I haven't even seen one running Windows 8 in person, yet.)
With all due respect you are doing the same thing the person you quoted is.

Irony.

But.

I don't like the idea of laptops with touch screens unless you can fold it over.
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Old Jan 7, 2013, 06:41 PM   #14
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well looks like I'll be waiting till next for a new macbook then
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Old Jan 7, 2013, 06:42 PM   #15
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Finally! I won't have to carry around my bulky power brick anymore! Wait a minute... *looking at my MBP power adapter*
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Old Jan 7, 2013, 06:44 PM   #16
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Might be wrong but did intel not say that for Haswell to work it must have a touch screen.... Does that mean apple must upgrade to touch screen laptops to use haswell?
Its not for them to work but a guideline that companys must use for their windows ultrabook. The macbook air doesnt have to go by their guidelines i believe.
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Old Jan 7, 2013, 06:45 PM   #17
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LATE 2013 or 2014? For Haswell? Not cool, so 9 months to a year? Ouch. Those defective retina mbp screens are starting to look like a better option than waiting--don't know if I can wait another year.

Waiting until June-July, ok, but until NEXT winter?
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Old Jan 7, 2013, 06:47 PM   #18
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LATE 2013 or 2014? For Haswell? Not cool, so 9 months to a year? Ouch. Those defective retina mbp screens are starting to look like a better option than waiting--don't know if I can wait another year.

Waiting until June-July, ok, but until NEXT winter?
Is this story referring to Haswell, or is it the generation AFTER Haswell it's talking about?
I was hoping for Haswell macs this summer too.

Edit - oops, finally saw the word Haswell in the article after reading it the third time. Bummer.
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Old Jan 7, 2013, 06:49 PM   #19
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Apple should make a light (400 to 600 g) Mac as small as possible (7 to 9-inches or so). Whatever form factor (clamshell, slider or tablet). Not for heavy work. Great for Keynote and PowerPoint presentations. The Mac in your pocket. Always.
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Old Jan 7, 2013, 06:50 PM   #20
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Sounds good..


A 2014 MBA 11" with Retina display and 10hr battery life would be perfect and right when my AppleCare runs out on my current MBA
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Old Jan 7, 2013, 06:51 PM   #21
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13 hours would be awesome in reality, but it will be probably be about 70-80% of that number in actual average real world usage.

Fingers still crossed for 13 hours, though!
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Old Jan 7, 2013, 06:53 PM   #22
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2013 or 2014 ? wow.

Maybe that rumor about the Air using Apple SOC's might come true. We will know in June at the WWDC I'm guessing.
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Standard voltage desktop and mobile should be out in June. I was not expecting a presentation at CES. I thought anything Haswell related had been pushed back to Computex.

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2013 or 2014 ? wow.

Maybe that rumor about the Air using Apple SOC's might come true next year.
Why do that when you can use Intel's x86 SoC? Or even AMD's. This year...
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Old Jan 7, 2013, 06:59 PM   #24
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How could they improve battery life by that much? Isn't the screen the main draw anyway?
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Old Jan 7, 2013, 07:00 PM   #25
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Apple should make a light (400 to 600 g) Mac as small as possible (7 to 9-inches or so). Whatever form factor (clamshell, slider or tablet). Not for heavy work. Great for Keynote and PowerPoint presentations. The Mac in your pocket. Always.
What kills me is that apple doesn't offer any products in the sweet spot!

Laptops - for me, around 14" is just right. 13.3 on the MBP13 is too small, and the 15" is just too large.

iMac - why the hell do they jump from 21.5" to 27"? There are tons of 24" screens out there that would be way more affordable and are a great compromise.
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