Haswell Notebooks to Hit Retail by End of the Month

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sotoa

End of the month? That's faster than I thought!! That's awesome!!
Hope they make some great form factors this this little gem.

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TheMissingPiece

I can't wait! For me, 1080p isn't too important on such a small device, but if Haswell can play BF3 at 1600x900 on medium graphics settings at 50-60 frames, and if Ultrabook manufacturers can make something that looks less like a Macbook (in terms of color, and even shape sometimes), I can't wait. :)It's a tall order, but I'm confident that Intel can fill it.

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roberto.tomas

Hoping there's a 1080p, Iris graphics version of the Acer aspire P3 on the horizon. :)

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ronmccord

I bought a dell latitude 14 inch business laptop with the upgraded 900 res screen, ssd, and a discrete video card I think it is the 5400 card.
I can actually play left for dead on it on my 30 inch screen. Quite a bit of heat is coming out of it when I do and there are occassional stutters on the screen. I read somewhere that Haswell will perform as good as a 660m?? If that is so that would be good enough for me to play average gaming, avoid the heat of the discrete video card. I definitely think everyone should wait to buy another month or two if in the market.

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gamingwithnetbooks

If my math is right, the HD Graphics 5000 at 700 MHz will beat the 660M in everything but memory bandwidth. The 660M has 80 GB/s of bandwidth compared to the HD Graphics's maximum of 25.6 GB/s (unless you overclock the RAM).

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vrmlbasic

Does it play L4D at the native resolution of your 30" screen? What is the native res of your 30" screen?

What is the "upgraded 900 res screen"? 1440 * 900?

My ancient macbook with the 8600M GT can play L4D fluidly at 1440*900 so I can't say that I consider it an accomplishment that Intel graphics can finally deliver a somewhat playable experience in that now-ancient game.

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tony2tonez

I'm looking forward to them. I want light and portable. Less 3lbs. IPS touch screen. SSD. Perfect to use Photoshop on the go. I will probably have to add win7 or wait until 8.1 comes out so the wife can be somewhat fimilar.

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