Intel expects super-cheap Haswell tablets, laptops by the holidays

Brad Reed
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Intel is about to make its big push into the world of tablet processors. Per ZDNet, Intel expects that we’ll start seeing very cheap new devices powered by its Haswell processors release in time for the holidays this year. How cheap are we talking about? Intel CEO Brian Krzanich said during a conference call this week that he expects Haswell processors will be used in $99 tablets, $299 notebooks and $349 tablet-notebook hybrids. Intel earlier this fall started shipping its Haswell tablet processors that the company says will deliver up to 50% better battery life depending on usage. The new processors are particularly important for tablets running Windows 8 since they need to have strong batteries to run a full PC operating system on a light and thin form factor


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