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Computex 2013: Intel Core 4th Generation Haswell Processors are official

Intel Haswell CPUToday at Computex 2013, Intel has announced their 4th generation of Core processors, codenamed Haswell. These CPUs will rule from now on ultrabooks, tablets and 2-in-1 convertible devices that give you a laptop when you need it and a tablet when you want it.

This new Haswell chip that is present on the fourth generation Core processors was adapted to change the traditional PC format. These new devices can be used as a computer, or taken as a portable tablet with a much higher battery life than any other Intel CPU to date. This will take the standby battery life from four days to thirteen, a huge jump in evolution from the company.

Intel Executive Vice President Tom Kilroy called the 2-in-1 format the “new norm” for computers, and pointed out what we have been seeing in the market today: that the traditional desktop PC is becoming a thing of the past.

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Computex 2013: Asus Transformer Book Trio device is ready to make waves

Asus Transformer Book TrioAsus has announced their new Transformer Book Trio, a single device that can be used as a three-in-one notebook, desktop computer and tablet at Computex 2013. Unlike other models that have claimed to be able to do something similar, this one seems to finally have the hardware to back it up.

It comes with two processors, a Core i7 Haswell CPU and a 2 GHz Intel Atom Z2580 Clover Trail+. Compatibility issues have been bypassed through an integration of two different operating systems: Windows 8 for using it as a computer or notebook, and Android Jelly Bean for mobile use as a tablet.

Other specs include a 1920×1080, 11.6” screen that can be mounted on a PC dock and used as a display, a full keyboard for easy use, a 750GB hard drive when docked and 64GB SSD when used as a tablet.

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