Haswell-powered Chromebooks reportedly coming at IDF

By Scorpus
Sep 9, 2013
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  1. According to a report from PCWorld, new Chromebooks powered by Intel's 'Haswell' processors are expected to be announced at the Intel Developer Forum, which runs from September 10-12 in San Francisco.

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  2. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,521   +223

    I thought the point of Chromebooks was that they didn't need much horsepower so seems a bit counter productive to be churning out them with the latest and greatest CPUs.
  3. RenGood08

    RenGood08 TS Booster Posts: 185   +13

    Maybe they want it to perform with top quality.
  4. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,521   +223

    I suppose they might be focussed on the power saving benefits of Haswell rather than the performance increase over the previous generation.
  5. RenGood08

    RenGood08 TS Booster Posts: 185   +13

    That would be rather useful. This is the mobile device age. Everyone is on the go and people need something that will last a while and if they can save power, they should go for it. I believe there are probably a lot of benefits behind using a Haswell. I will probably go into more research on these Haswells myself lol.
  6. Fbarnett

    Fbarnett TS Enthusiast Posts: 193   +26

    Lol they dumped windows and went with Chrome for free to pay for the overpriced intel has been chips
  7. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,473   +963

    Google Docs has to be improved before I can switch to a Chromebook. It just doesnt have the features of MS Word.
  8. RenGood08

    RenGood08 TS Booster Posts: 185   +13

    That I agree with.
  9. huh? I've failed to find gold harware key, that puts on the screen message "I'M RICH AND YOU ARE NOT", its useless without it, better buy 7 vertu phones for everyday use, or pink iphone with gold & dimonds cover

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