Early feedback from some equipment manufacturers seems to point towards at least one downside of the new design: A higher temperature when overclocked compared to earlier Ivy Bridge processors.
Apple yesterday refreshed its popular MacBook Air family with the new Intel Haswell processor, bolstering battery life to an enviable 9 hours for the 11-inch MBA, and 12 hours for the 13-inch MBA.
Apple will update its iMac lineup with Intel's new Haswell chip, which provides increased power efficiency and graphics performance.
The big data market in Asia (not including Japan) is expected to reach $603 million this year, according to IDC research.
Cisco, Intel's McAfee, Blue Coast Systems, Websense and Zscaler are leaders in the $1.2 billion secure Web gateways market, according to Gartner's most recent Magic Quadrant for Secure Web Gateways report.
Chipmaker AMD has unveiled a new family of microprocessors to take on the Intel Atom in the microserver market. Formerly codenamed "Kyoto," AMD's new Opteron X-Series is a quad-core processor based on the "Jaguar" core.
Expect new Windows tablets and PC devices to be announced or unveiled next week at the annual Computex trade show in Taipei, Taiwan. This includes Windows tablets with smaller screens, new styles of hybrid laptops, as well as faster and more powerful PC desktops and laptops.
Intel's next-generation "Haswell" microprocessors will offer 50 percent more battery life than current "Ivy Bridge" processors, according to the company.This improvement in power life will not have an impact on performance, according to Rani Borkar, Intel's corporate vice president and general manager, at a media briefing held on Thursday.
One-quarter of notebook computers are forecast to ship with touchscreens by 2016, according to research firm IHS.
Intel is rolling out a new development environment that it hopes will help developers build apps for Android devices on both ARM and Intel microprocessors. Called Beacon Mountain 0.5, the tool is said to facilitate and accelerate the design, coding, and debugging of applications.