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Intel Pushing OEMs to New Low Pricepoint
« on: October 20, 2013, 08:51:19 PM »
If you have been waiting to upgrade that four year old laptop that is heating your living room, you may not have to wait much longer. Intel chief executive Brian Krzanich mentioned on a conference call last week that he expects to see full fledged Haswell based notebooks from OEM’s at the sub $300 mark for this Christmas shopping season. He is also expecting tablets starting at $99, as well as convertible tablet/laptop devices in around $349. 

   Speaking during a conference call yesterday, Krzanich told analysts that touchscreen-based notebooks based on the company's new Haswell processors will be at the heart of this year's holiday PC line up. Intel is pinning a lot of hopes on its Haswell silicon, and that the 50 percent better battery life offered by the chips, combined with double the graphics power will tempt buyers away from spending their money on Android and iOS tablets and instead encourage them to give the PC a second chance.       Source: ZDNet

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