Intel officially reveal Haswell and Bay Trail fourth-gen processors, ultrabooks and tablets the focus

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Haswell-intel-top.jpgIntel have officially launched its fourth generation of processors, Haswell and Bay Trail, looking to focus on getting the chips in ultrabooks, tablets and hybrid devices.

Revealed during the company’s Computex 2013 press event in Taipei after many months of snippets of info being released, Intel claim their Core Haswell processors are the most power efficient they’ve ever made, delivering “the biggest power savings” in Intel’s history, squeezing as much as 9 hours of battery life out of laptops while doubling the graphics performance of the Ivy Bridge generation of Intel chips.

Likewise, the new Bay Trail-T Atom chipset is billed as the ” most powerful Intel Atom system on chip yet for tablets.”

A 22nm quad-core Atom system on chip based on Silvermount microarchitecture, it’ll support both Windows 8.1 and Android machines, and is expected to be found in plenty of tablets before the end of the year. The Bay Trail-T can offer as much as 8 hours or more battery life, and weeks on standby, and integrates Intel’s newly announced 4G LTE multimode for high-speed mobile data transfers/

“Today we deliver on the vision set forth 2 years ago to reinvent the laptop with the introduction of our 4th generation Intel Core processors that were designed from the ground up for the Ultrabook and serve as the foundation for a new era of 2-in-1 computing,” said Executive Vice President Tom Kilroy.

“We made one of the most seismic changes to our roadmap ever to build these new Core processors that deliver the stunning performance of the PC and the mobility of a tablet in one device. The new processors power the most exciting 2-in-1 designs to-date.”

Gerald Lynch