Items tagged with Haswell

It was a long road to the top for Lenovo, the world's largest PC maker in terms of market share, and it got there by focusing on features customers want. If Lenovo's going to retain its crown, it will have to continue listening to its customers, and in fact that's exactly what the company claims inspired new enhancements to its ThinkPad performance and value portfolio. Lenovo's upgraded ThinkPad laptops are thinner, lighter, and last up to 13.7 hours on a single charge, yet they still support full connectivity capabilities that its commercial customers demand, the company says. And though they're less bulky, ThinkPad laptops are still MIL-SPEC tested for durability and reliability. "As the No.... Read more...
We’re used to seeing gaming notebooks that resemble a portable device only insofar as they have a lid that closes, as all those killer components tend to make the units heavy and bulky, but we’re starting to see gaming notebooks that somehow pack in impressive specs in a svelte form factor. Such is the case with CyberPowerPC’s ZeusBook Ultimate series, which delivers a quad-core Intel Core i7-4700HQ (2.4GHz) Haswell processor, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M (2GB) graphic card, and 8GB of 1600MHz RAM. It has a 17.3-inch (1920x1080) anti-reflective LED display and offers a 1TB HDD, Killer NIC, stereo speakers with a subwoofer, and 720p HD webcam with four USB 3.0 ports, HDMI, two mini... Read more...
Intel has announced a new family of SSD hardware aimed at business deployments with support for 256-bit AES encryption, the Trusted Computing Group's Opal management specification, and support for the vPro features inside Haswell. This last is a bit of an inaccuracy -- while the new drives do apparently support some vPro capabilities for remote management, Haswell didn't actually include any new features for vPro that Ivy Bridge doesn't support. Haswell's vPro implementation is supposed to be faster in certain circumstances, however. With this new family, Intel is talking up Trusted Computing and remote management capabilities, and emphasizing the fact that these products are designed to hit... Read more...
You may find that your next PC is a pint-sized model about the size of an optical drive, or even smaller. Mini PCs are becoming more powerful, making them viable options for people who really just need a daily driver for getting around on the web and productivity chores, or even some light gaming. Underscoring that point is Gigabyte's upgraded BRIX Ultra Compact PC Kit. "This new and updated Gigabyte BRIX builds on the incredible success and popularity of our original compact PC design," commented Henry Kao, Vice President of Gigabyte Motherboard Business Unit. "We’re confident end users will enjoy the improved overall performance that the latest Intel Core processors offer, as well as... Read more...
Intel is reportedly going to add over a dozen new processors to its desktop Haswell line on September 1, which is just two days away at this point. That means if you're currently shopping Intel chips, you may want to wait until after the weekend to see what Intel has on tap and whether or not any of the prices for current parts come down. According to Digitimes, among the new releases will be the high-end Core i7 4771, mid-range Core i5 4440 and Core i3 4340, and entry-level Pentium G3430. Intel is also planning to launch new Haswell parts for notebooks. Among the two dozen chips slated for laptops, there will be the Core i7 4610Y, Core i5 4300Y, Pentium 3560Y, and Celeron 2955U. In case you're... Read more...
Dell has updated its Alienware series of gaming notebooks with the refreshed Alienware 18, and what an update it is. In addition to a new generation of hardware, with both Intel's Haswell and NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 780M rumbling under the hood, Alienware has completely redesigned the look of the chassis, keyboard, and touchpad, all of which we’ll examine more closely in just a moment. One thing that has definitely not changed from the previous generation Alienware notebooks is the size and weight of these monsters, but of course, all that weight belies components built for serious gaming firepower... Alienware 18 Gaming Notebook: New Look, Even Better Performance... Read more...
Dell has updated its Alienware series of gaming notebooks with the refreshed Alienware 18, and what an update it is. In addition to a new generation of hardware, with both Intel's Haswell and NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 780M rumbling under the hood, Alienware has completely redesigned the look of the chassis, keyboard, and touchpad, all of which we’ll examine more closely in just a moment. One thing that has definitely not changed from the previous generation Alienware notebooks is the size and weight of these monsters, but of course, all that weight belies components built for serious gaming firepower. We'll dig in a little deeper on the pages ahead, but for now here’s a quick... Read more...
A Japanese language website apparently has the scoop on Apple's plans to refresh its MacBook Pro line with Intel's Haswell architecture. According to the website, MacBook Pro machines with Haswell processors inside will debut sometime next month, though it's not clear what other upgrades might be in store and whether or not the Haswell upgrade will apply to both the regular and Retina Display model MacBook Pros. Haswell's been on the market for awhile now, versions of which are even found in Apple's MacBook Air line, so really the only holdup is on Apple's end. Recent price cuts from third-party vendors like Best Buy suggest that the Cupertino outfit may want to give its retail partners a chance... Read more...
Unless you're a gamer or a content-creation professional that requires a lot of computing horsepower, the latest crop of All In One PCs probably seem very attractive. AIOs tend to be quite the lookers, with sleek lines, large and crisp displays, touch capabilities--and of course, a small footprint. We're starting to see AIOs with better and better specifications too, and although they won't be your choice of machine for pwning n00bs just yet, products like the Dell XPS 27 Touch offer very solid specifications in addition to a premium user experience and lots of ports for connecting peripherals, media cards, and more. The Dell XPS 27 Touch is one of the first generational updates to an all-in-one... Read more...
Unless you’re a gamer or a content-creation professional that requires a lot of computing horsepower, the latest crop of All In One PCs probably seem very attractive. AIOs tend to be quite the lookers, with sleek lines, large and crisp displays, touch capabilities--and of course, a small footprint. We’re starting to see AIOs with better and better specifications too, and although they won’t be your choice of machine for pwning n00bs just yet, products like the Dell XPS 27 Touch offer very solid specifications in addition to a premium user experience and lots of ports for connecting peripherals, media cards, and more.  The Dell XPS 27 Touch is one of the first... Read more...
The second generation of Acer's lightweight S7 Ultrabook has landed in the U.S. and is now available to purchase. Acer's pitching the revitalized S7 Ultrabook as being the perfect companion for college students heading into the back-to-school shopping season, as well as any road warrior who needs a system that's not just thin and light, but also powerful with all-day battery life. Acer made some key improvements to its S7-392 model, starting with the fact that it now ships with Haswell inside. According to Acer, battery life is improved by 33 percent, and a quieter fan with second generation "Twin Air Cooling" technology keeps the system chilly without raising a ruckus. There are two models to... Read more...
Earlier this week, we posted a story about Samsung’s upcoming ATIV Book 9 Plus ultrabook and said that, according to a listing we saw on B&H, the device would be available on August 20th. Samsung reached out to correct and adjust our expectations: the ATIV Book 9 Plus will be available for pre-order in the U.S. on August 18th for $1,399, but there’s no published date on its actual availability. Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus However, the specs we found appear to be accurate; the ATIV Book 9 Plus will feature an Intel Core i5-4200U (up to 1.6GHz) processor (Haswell), Intel HD Graphics 4400, 4GB of DDR3 RAM, and 128GB SSD. The display is an impressive 13.3-inch touchscreen LED QHD+ display... Read more...
Haswell and Dell -- sounds like a perfect marriage, doesn't it? If you're on the lookout for a Haswell-based machine that skews to the enterprise side, your options thus far have been few and far between. But that's changing as Dell pushes out a new range of Latitude notebooks, which just so happen to also fall within the Ultrabook segment. It's a boon for a number of reasons, one of which being that enterprise notebooks are finally shedding the "big, bulky, and unsexy" stereotype. The 12.5" E7240 and 14" E7440 were just announced, each toting Intel's 1.7GHz Core i3 processor from the fourth-generation line. The chassis is around 0.8" thick; it's not the slimmest we've seen, but that's fairly... Read more...
There are mobile devices and then there are mobile devices, and Samsung’s latest is a doozy. The Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus rocks an Intel Core i5-4200U (Haswell) processor and a 13.3-inch QHD+ touchscreen display with a superb resolution of 3200x1800. The rest of the choice components include 4GB of DDR3-1600MHz RAM, a 128GB SSD, and integrated Intel HD Graphics 4400. There’s also a 3-in-1 card reader, integrated webcam, built-in microphone and speakers, and for connectivity, the machine offers gigabit Ethernet, 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, and WiDi. In terms of ports, the ATIV Book 9 Plus sports a pair of USB 3.0 ports, micro-HDMI, mini-VGA (via an optional cable),... Read more...
To usher in the summer season, we teamed up with CyberPowerPC to give away an awesome gaming rig, designed to keep you inside fragging away as long as possible!  This time around you all had the chance to win an Intel Core i7-4770K-infused, custom-built CyberPowerPC Gamer Xtreme 5200, complete with 16GB of RAM and an uber-powerful AMD Radeon HD 7990 graphics card. Needless to say, this system is an absolute beast that can tear through the latest games easily. The complete parts list and breakdown for the CyberPowerPC Gamer Xtreme 5200 up for grabs here are listed below: GPU: AMD Radeon HD 7990   Motherboard: ASUS Z87-A PSU: 800W CoolerMaster Silent Pro CPU: Intel... Read more...
It's true, whether you like it or not, we're back!  In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and a Half Geeks, Iyaz, Dave and Marco return to ride again in full high tech geekery.  This week we discuss Apple's new MacBook Air 13 powered by Intel's 4th generation Haswell Core processor, EVGA's overclocked GeForce GTX 770, Google's tiny little Chromecast media streaming dongle and SanDisk's Extreme 64GB SDXC card. 02:00 - Apple's Haswell-Powered MacBook Air 13 06:45 - EVGA GeForce GTX 770 SC with ACX Cooling 10:50 - Nokia Lumia 1020 Video and Photo Shoot Preview 17:35 - SanDisk Extreme 64 SDXC Memory Card 24:15 - Google Chromecast Media Streaming Dongle... Read more...
Intel's fourth-generation family of Core processors (Haswell) have shown to perform extremely well in testing, particularly in an area where Intel has historically been slightly weak: power consumption. Many PC makers have already showcased their Haswell plans, hoping to get the new silicon into new machines before the back-to-school and holiday shopping seasons. Toshiba is joining that crowd today with a number of improvements to its Satellite U and M series of laptops. The Satellite U50t is the company's first 15.6-inch Ultrabook, and ships with a ten-point touchscreen for easy navigation through the Windows 8 interface. You'll also get the latest NVIDIA graphics support; in addition, M50t... Read more...
Apple is no stranger to product delays, in part because the company's gadgets are typically in huge demand. Some things are simply out of Apple's control, however, such as reported yield issues with Retina-class displays for its upcoming MacBook Pro refresh featuring Intel's 4th Generation Core processor (Haswell) line. The bad news is the yield issue could lead to a delay. And the good? You won't have to wait very long -- rather than launch in September, as has been previously reported, the new MacBook Pro models are now expected to debut in October. There will be no change in price compared to the previous models, IBTimes reports. According to various reports around the web, the new Haswell-based... Read more...
What better way to usher in the summer season than to give away an awesome gaming rig, designed to keep you inside fragging away as long as possible? We have teamed up with our friends at CyberPowerPC and have one heck of an awesome gaming system to giveaway! This time around you've all a chance to win an Intel Core i7-4770K-infused, custom-built CyberPowerPC Gamer Xtreme 5200, complete with 16GB of RAM and an uber-powerful AMD Radeon HD 7990 graphics card. Needless to say, this system is an absolute beast that can tear through the latest games easily. The complete parts list and breakdown for the CyberPowerPC Gamer Xtreme 5200 up for grabs here are listed below: GPU: AMD... Read more...
Hardcore gamers are more interested in raw horsepower than incremental thermal wins, but Intel is still proud to announce that it will release at least one Haswell Core chip that has an SDP of just 4.5 watts. This surpasses the company’s previous mark of 6W SDP, and both are far below Intel’s stated goal a year ago of producing chips under 10W SDP. It’s important to note, however, that SDP (Scenario Design Point) is not the same as TDP (Thermal Design Power). The latter has been the standard metric for determining the cooling needs of a given processor for some time, and SDP is a different (though related) metric. Thus, for those who have been following the decreasing thermal... Read more...
Intel's roll-out of their 4th generation Haswell-based Core series processors has been a little pokey, quite frankly, when you compare this launch to the deluge of products that hit the market when Ivy Bridge broke cover last year.  Regardless, Apple always seems to have an inside track on Intel's latest technology and so, as it turns out, our first Haswell-powered notebook has finally arrived and it's none other than the Apple MacBook Air. The new MacBook Air for 2013 is virtually indistinguishable from the previous gen model, though if you'll look closely there actually two tiny pinholes on its left edge, for dual omnidirectional microphones, versus a single mic on previous models. Beyond... Read more...
Intel's roll-out of their 4th generation Haswell-based Core series processors has been a little pokey, quite frankly, when you compare this launch to the deluge of products that hit the market when Ivy Bridge broke cover last year.  Regardless, Apple always seems to have an inside track on Intel's latest technology and so, as it turns out, our first Haswell-powered notebook has finally arrived and it's none other than the Apple MacBook Air. The new MacBook Air for 2013 is virtually indistinguishable from the previous gen model, though if you'll look closely there actually two tiny pinholes on its left edge, for dual omnidirectional microphones, versus a single mic on previous models. ... Read more...
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