Intel (INTC +4%) officially launches its first Haswell desktop and notebook CPUs. Thanks to both...

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Intel (INTC +4%) officially launches its first Haswell desktop and notebook CPUs. Thanks to both CPU architecture and platform improvements, Intel is promising a 30%+ boost in battery life over the current-gen Ivy Bridge under load, and more than a doubling of standby time to 10-13 days. Faster wake times, major GPU improvements (thanks to Iris) and thinner form factors are also promised. Reviews of high-end Haswell parts from CNET and AnandTech indicate moderate CPU performance gains, but also noticeable power improvements in real-life use. Dell, Asus, and others are announcing Haswell systems ahead of Computex, which begins tomorrow. (previous) (Barron's)