A 4SquareMedia Website

> Wearable Technology
> Appliances
> Automation
> Automotive
> Buyers Guide
> CEDIA 2010
> Comment
> Content & Downloads
> Digital Photography
> Gaming
> Green Energy
> HD
> Home Cinema
> Home Office
Broadband & Web Hosting
Desktop PCs
Microsoft Windows
Monitors And Screens
Notebooks & Tablets
Printers & Multi-Function
Security & Support
> How Stuff Works
> Installation
> Portable Players
> Media Centres
> Phones
> Real Sound
> Reviews
> Smart Awards 2013
> Smart Ideas
> Trio Awards 08
> TVs & Large Display
> Wireless & Networking
> Featured Reviews
> Advertising
> Competitions
> Contact
> Disclaimer
> Signup
> Terms & Conditions
> Subscribe to Newsletter
> Subscribe to Magazine

Top 10 Viewed Articles
  1. Who Has The Best LCD TV: Sony, Toshiba Or Samsung?
  2. FIRST LCD TV REVIEW: LG Scarlet 60 Vs Samsung Series 6
  3. Sony PS4 Not Far Away
  4. The Humble PC Gets A Whopping Makeover
  5. Sony Bravia LCD TVs Vs Samsung LED HD TVs Which is Best?
  6. Toshiba Working With Microsoft On New Entertainment Xbox
  7. Blu-ray Xbox 360 Planned By Microsoft
  8. Massive Failure Rate For Xbox 360 Exposed
  9. Free Sony PS3 Con
  10. How To Build Your Own Digital Media Server: Part I
Top 10 Viewed Reviews
  1. First Review: Samsung Series 7 LED TV
  2. Movies On-The-Go With Teac DVD Boombox
  3. Who Has The Best 32-inch Screen: Panasonic, Samsung, or Sony?
  4. Who Has The Best Home Theatre Kit? Denon vs Bose
  5. Every Bit Of Defence Counts
  6. New Denon Home Theatre Makes Bose Look Like Yesterdays Technology
  7. Best Media Player On The Market
  8. At $1,499 The Aldi Medion 17-inch Notebook Is A Steal
  9. Affordable Noise Cancelling Headphones That Work
  10. B&W 600 Speaker Delivers Real Sound


Talk To Me, Intel Takes PC's To A New Level

By David Richards | Thursday | 13/06/2013

Sales of PC's may have slowed but it has not stopped Intel from delivering processor technology that delivers better picture quality, the ability to talk to your devices and significantly improved battery life.

At a launch event at Sydney's Museum of Contemporary Art Intel executives showed 4K content being delivered to two LG Ultra High Definition TV's, music being played from a voice command. They even showed how easy it was to browse surfboards at Amazon without entering a keystroke.   

The new "Haswell" fourth-generation Core processors have been redesigned from the ground up to deliver both performance and functionality such as slimmer design for devices the elimination of fans in an Ultrabook and the ability to deliver sharper clearer content to a screen.
Also revealed was a showcase of products from more than a dozen PC makers, including the likes of Sony, Toshiba, Dell, Acer, Asus and Lenovo, showing their first Haswell-enhanced models.

Notably missing, however, was the first - and one of the most influential - Intel customers to actually get Haswell models into the Australian marketplace: Apple, whose fourth-gen Core-sporting MacBook Air models went on sale this week. In question time Intel execs declined to say whether Apple had been given preferential treatment in early delivery of the new processors.

Greg ("GB") Bryant, Intel's Hong Kong-based Asia Pacific president, joined A/NZ MD Kate Burleigh for the press presentation, which stressed the huge improvement in battery life Haswell is offering over the Ivy Bridge third-generation Core chips - especially in the growing class of Ultrabooks.

Battery life is at least 50 percent better, he claimed, offering up to 11-12 hours in normal operation, and nine hours of video watching - enough, claimed GB, to have given him endless movie viewing on his Honkers-to-Sydney flight.

Among the many PC makers showing advance models of Haswell-enhanced PCs, laptops and Ultrabooks, was LG who drew a lot of attention for their very natty new "TabBook" slider PC that comes with an 11-inch screen that glides down over the good-sized keyboard, up to 180 gigs of solid-state memory and an i5 Haswell chip. It's due on Australian shelves in September.

Sony drew a crowd with a number of Vaio notebooks and sliders sporting its "Triluminos" HD colour displays, a technology previously seen on Sony's top-end Bravia TVs, and claimed to use quantum-dot technology to give gorgeous true colours. 

The Duo 13 slider, equipped with a clip-on stylus - just remove it to start the computer - was an eye catcher, due in late June or early July.

Dell caught the eyes of hardcore game-players with a new line of Haswell-equipped Alienware games machines, the Alienware 14, 17, and 18.

The 14-inch model can hold up to three hard drives, its bigger brothers up to four. The Alienware 18 includes a full HD display with a wide-angle viewing feature.

They'll all be available from late June direct from Dell, or from mid-July at "select" JB Hi-Fi stores.

Print this article
Email this story to a friend
Link this story:
Link this page to delicious Link this page to Digg Link this page to Furlit Link this page to News Vine Link this page to Reddit Link this page to Spurl Link this page to Yahoo My Web RSS this section

New LG 65   New LG 65" Ultra High Definition TV, Complete With Pop Down Speakers: REVIEW
LG Australia has finally rolled out their 65" Ultra High Definition TV offering in Australia and what you get is a TV that delivers a quantum leap in TV technology and surprisingly a significantly improved sound system that is delivered from pop down speakers but the big question is whether it is worth $6,999.
Product Rating 4.5

Westfield To Split   Westfield To Split
Shopping giant to separate ANZ, international operation
Product Rating 0

REVIEW:Note 3 Is The Best There Is In Phablet Smartphones   REVIEW:Note 3 Is The Best There Is In Phablet Smartphones
If you are one of those people who love technology but struggle to manage the hundreds of apps and the endless capabilities that today's smartphones are capable of delivering then the new Samsung Note 3 is not for you.
Product Rating 5

Get the latest news
Subscribe today for your daily news of consumer electronic news...
Get the latest news

reaches over 2 million consumers a year. Contact us today about special deals..

For more information ...

Apr/May 2011 issue

reviews the hot new iPhone attach device, the Zeppelin Air. And we look at what's going on in the tablet space...