Lenovo has recently updated its previous notebooks with Haswell processors. The current IdeaPad U310 Touch and U410 Touch are now the U330 and U430 Touch. The only difference is that of the screen sizes i.e. 13-inches and 14-inches, but both will be configurable with up to Core-i7 fourth generation Haswell processors with optional SSD and maximum RAM of 8GB.
Good news for Samsung Tablet users. Recently at the Samsung Premiere 2103 in London the giant Korean company unveiled its convertible, dual boot tablet capable of running both Windows 8 and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean called the ATIV Q. Samsung had already planned to launch a notebook display in the market which resolution was expected to be better than the Apple Retina services. Well for the curious, ATIV Q is exactly using the same display, boasting a 3200×1800 qHD+ screen resolution.
ASUS today launched their 15.6-inch touch-enabled Ultrabook called the ViviBook S551. The device is powered by the competent NVIDIA GT 740M graphic processing unit which provides ample power for every application and side by side also includes Intel’s 4th generation Haswell based core processor. What a combination! We must say. With the mobile NVIDIA GT 740M it does not compromise on power and performance at all while taking care of the heat dissipation as well(important in case of thin UltraBooks).
Just a year ago Intel launched their Ivy Bridge processors and now a year later we have another platform launch from Intel. The 4th Generation Core Haswell processors are the “tock” to Intel’s “tick” and “tock” release schedule. A “tock” represents a new architecture and a “tick” represents a process refinement. So Haswell brings with it a new architecture, but is still built on the same 22nm process as Ivy Bridge. Intel has introduced a new LGA1150 socket with Haswell and a new chipset so you will not be able to throw this processor in an older motherboard, you will have to buy a new one. Today we are taking a look at the top of the line Haswell desktop chip the Core i7-4770K. Of course the “K” denotes that it is an unlocked processor. This is a quad-core processor that has a default clock speed of 3.5 GHz and a turbo frequency that goes all the way up to 3.9 GHz.
Giada Technology has a new compact mini-PC, the D2308. This new compact system will be powered by Intel’s 4th generation Haswell processors (Core i5 / Core i7), a powerful NVIDIA GTX650 graphics card and DDR3 memory. We reviewed the Giada D2305 last year and were very impressed with it. The newer D3208 holds and same design and with upgraded hardware should give you a significant performance boost.
Many people are very excited that we will finally get getting new Extreme processors from Intel in Q3 of this year, this will of course be Ivy Bridge-E parts. Just a year after that we will see the first Haswell-E processors. This was already confirmed from leaked slides that show a Haswell platform refresh in 2014. Now VR-Zone has revealed slides that give us quite a lot of detail on the Haswell-E platform.
According to tech reports, Intel have declared that over-clocking of Haswell processors will be only restricted to K-series chips. Well earlier, Intel was a bit moderate with the previous-generation “Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge” matching parts and did allow some room of over-clocking for non K processors but that too was for a limited time.
The team iFixIt have got their hands on the newly refreshed mid 2013 model of Macbook Air laptops which include Haswell processors. These models were recently announced at the WWDC this week and we have come across a number of crucial changes with this 13 inch model. Apparently the outer look is quite similar to that of the previous model but the folks at iFixIt are more curious to know about the internal parts, especially because to know whether the after service of a ruined component will be easy or difficult repair.
The guys over at CPU world have stumped upon even more slides from Intel’s desktop roadmap. These slides shed more light on the Haswell mid-range lineup. Last week the Intel’s Haswell desktop processors launched and the initial offering consisted of Core i5 and i7 quad-core models. Now we know Intel will also be offering less expensive products like Core i3 and Pentium CPUs.
MSI has announced their latest gaming laptop in the GE40. It is the perfect combination of Ultrabook portability and deadly gaming capability. The portable gaming laptop features a Intel Haswell Core i7 processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760M. What’s even better is that the unit itself only weighs 4.4lbs and measures less than 1-inch thick.