HP has unveiled one of the thinnest ultrabook in its line called the Spectre 13. The ultrabook has a lot of the latest Intel technology inside combined with a very thin profile and an attractive industrial design. The ultrabook is about 15 mm thick, making about the thickness of a typical ink pen.
Dell has just outed the Inpsiron 11 3000 series, a brand new notebook that sports Intel's latest generation of Core processors. This budget-priced notebook intends to get an edge over its bigger and more powerful siblings by utilizing Haswell's improved performance while keeping battery life at optimum efficiency.
This week the folks at Google have successfully teamed up with ASUS and Toshiba to make the number of top-tier manufacturers working with Chrome OS reach a cool six. New products announced this week with Intel's 4th Generation Haswell processor technology (so far) include a new ASUS Chromebox, an unnamed Toshiba Chromebook, HP Chromebook14, and another new Acer Chromebook. This relative gush of devices is a good sign that Google's prediction of the long-lasting nature of Chrome OS, the web-based OS, will be around for the foreseeable future.
There can be little doubt that the low-cost computer universe has begun to accept Chrome OS into its life, especially given today's confirmation by Intel that a new generation of Chromebooks will be working with Haswell. This is Intel's 4th Generation core technology, and as Intel and Google have made clear, it's expected that this line of products will bring both a measure of increased performance and an improvement on battery life by more than 2x previous generations.
Along with the ZBook 14 - the world's first workstation Ultrabook - the ZBook family has arrived with the ZBook 15 and the ZBook 17. The larger two devices work with much of the same technology as the smaller, but each brings on its own unique blend of high-powered features that makes the price jump worth the cash. Each of these units is also thinner and lighter than previous generations of mobile workstations from HP, bringing with them a new industrial design that doesn't just scream "I'm at work."
The latest among Chromebooks rumors, sources have stated that a new line of Chromebooks will be introduced this week at the Intel Developer Forum. Unlike other Chromebooks, these models will reportedly be running Intel Haswell processors, though other details, such as who will make them, was not provided. This follows closely on a rumor that ASUS plans to launch a Chromebook this year.
This week in Berlin at IFA 2013 the folks at Lenovo has brought on a new wave of ThinkPad Ultrabooks for the latter half of this year. This device portfolio includes additions to the Lenovo ThinkPad T, X, and S Series Ultrabooks with the T440s, T440, X240, S440, and S540. In the T and X series models you'll find 20 percent thinner form factors under recent reboots, a collection of options in each of these devices bright panels, and a massive 45 percent larger size on each of their clickpads. The whole lot works with new 4th generation Intel Core processor technology as well.
After the WWDC 2013 boost given to the MacBook Air range with Intel's 4th generation Core processor technology, it would appear that the end of Summer is appearing as the most likely landing spot for this team-up with the MacBook Pro. What better time to bring this Haswell action in a FULL reboot than the push for both Apple's mobile and desktop operating systems in the second half of this year? It may well be the (still unofficial) September 10th event where this all goes down.
Lenovo has announced a new workstation, the ThinkStation E32 aimed at professionals who need an entry-level system. The ThinkStation E3 has Intel Haswell under the hood, and is being offered with 60-day trials of AutoDesk's AutoCAD, indicating the type of buyers the company is targeting. The models will go on sale on September 6 starting at $729 USD.
In June, Acer's Aspire S7 Ultrabook reboot was unveiled, bringing with it fourth-generation Intel Core processors and some other new features. At the time, Acer stated the laptops would be shipping out in the third quarter of this year, with pricing and some additional details surfacing around the same time. Such was the case this evening, with the company announcing pricing and availability.