Intel Demos Future Ultrabook Designs, 4th Generation Core Processor Family

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    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."
    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.

    Article Link: Intel Demos Future Ultrabook Designs, 4th Generation Core Processor Family
  2. daneoni macrumors G4


    Mar 24, 2006
    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?
  3. kbt1020 macrumors regular

    Feb 15, 2010
    Sounds good, but I don't like the sound of LATE 2013 or 2014
  4. Pianoblack3 macrumors regular

    Jul 18, 2012
    Got to hate getting into a new year, and companies are already rushing you to the end of it!
  5. wilycoder macrumors 6502

    Aug 4, 2008
    "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.
  6. Exotic-Car Man macrumors regular

    Exotic-Car Man

    Oct 29, 2010

    What will these be called? Power Bridge?
  7. xVeinx macrumors 6502

    Oct 9, 2006
    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).
  8. dav465 macrumors member

    Oct 11, 2011
    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?
  9. troop231 macrumors 603

    Jan 20, 2010
    London Bridge :)
  10. ArtOfWarfare macrumors G3


    Nov 26, 2007
    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.)
  11. SilentLoner macrumors 65816


    Dec 29, 2007
    I have. My wife's laptop is a touch win 8 laptop. Lovely laptop but the touch just feels overkill.
  12. genovelle macrumors 6502a

    May 8, 2008
    His comment doesn't require using win8. Using any touch screen that is upright creates the gorilla arm syndrome.
  13. Peace macrumors Core


    Apr 1, 2005
    Space--The ONLY Frontier
    With all due respect you are doing the same thing the person you quoted is.



    I don't like the idea of laptops with touch screens unless you can fold it over.
  14. Aluminum213 macrumors 68040


    Mar 16, 2012
    well looks like I'll be waiting till next for a new macbook then
  15. underkuerbis macrumors member

    Mar 14, 2011
    Bremen, Germany
    Finally! I won't have to carry around my bulky power brick anymore! Wait a minute... *looking at my MBP power adapter*
  16. nick_elt macrumors 68000


    Oct 28, 2011
    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.
  17. saytheenay macrumors member

    Jul 6, 2012
    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?
  18. Rayd5365 macrumors member

    Aug 31, 2010
    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.
  19. Marx55 macrumors 65832

    Jan 1, 2005
    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.
  20. MRU macrumors demi-god


    Aug 23, 2005
    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 :)
  21. duervo macrumors 68000


    Feb 5, 2011
    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!
  22. Peace macrumors Core


    Apr 1, 2005
    Space--The ONLY Frontier
    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.
  23. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    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.

    Why do that when you can use Intel's x86 SoC? Or even AMD's. This year...
  24. QCassidy352 macrumors G3


    Mar 20, 2003
    Bay Area
    How could they improve battery life by that much? Isn't the screen the main draw anyway?
  25. ls1dreams macrumors 6502

    Aug 13, 2009
    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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