Intel partner, Dell, plans to launch from end of July, a new range of ‘2-in1’ lightweight convertibles that will cost around S$1,100 to S$1,400.
According to Dell’s Marketing Communications Manager, Consumer Retail & Branding, Mr Daniel Chia, the new convertibles can be used as both laptop and tablet, and will weigh 1.5 kg at most.
“The cutting edge technology and battery saving capabilities offered by Intel’s latest processor have allowed us to cut down on weight, provide longer battery power as well as slimmer designs to cater to consumers’ needs. So with Intel, we are definitely moving away from the bulky laptops of the past,” said Mr Chia.
Also look out for a 13.3 inch Sony Hybrid Ultrabook weighing 1.343 kg with an 11 hour battery life, and a 13.3 inch Samsung notebook weighing 1.29 kg with a touchscreen.
The 4th Gen Intel chip will also feature in Fujitsu Lifebooks, the HP Elitebook range, Lenovo’s new ThinkPad and for homes, Asus is banking on all-in-one computers.
Intel needs to get the power efficient versions of Haswell to market ASAP. The selection at stores has been very limited with mostly different versions of the 45 Watt TDP Haswell in laptops & notebooks. These 45 Watt versions are indeed capable but they offer negligible performance advantage over their Ivy Bridge counterparts and no meaningful improvement in battery life.
I have seen one Asus model notebook below $1,000 with the 15 Watt TDP i4500U on a store shelf but nothing with that processor yet from HP, Dell and other manufacturers that occupy so much of the shelf-space in U.S stores. Intel and its partners need to get their act in gear pronto.
HAHAHA you just revealed yourself as a clueless basher. The MSFT tablets you are talking about had CHEAP ARM chips in them, not Intel's. PS, the statement you made in another thread about China pumping out their own cheap chips shows your palpable desperation.