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Intel says get ready for $99 tablets, $299 Haswell notebooks, $349 2-in-1 hybrids

ZDNet Adrian Kingsley-Hughes Oct. 16, 2013

Intel chief executive Brian Krzanich says that he expects OEMs to push prices down over the coming weeks, and that this will result in $99 tablets, $299 Haswell laptops, and $349 2-in-1 hybrid tablets and notebooks.

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 lineup.

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.

For devices build around the Bay Trail silicon, Krzanich believes that there will be eight to 10 clamshell models available at the $299 price point.

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Intel to Buy MacAfee Security Firm

The giant of the chip making world has announced that it is buying one of the larger security firms for nearly $8 Billion dollars.  Mediocrity pays off big!?!?  MacAfee has taken some big hits recently for underperforming but that may have been just the thing that put them at a price point for Intel to snatch up.  Still, one has to wonder what future plans the world’s largest chip maker has in buying a security software firm. Could we be looking at the security baked into the hardware at its deepest level?  Full Article (Ed Rudel)

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