Intel announces fourth-generation Intel Core processor, imposes restrictions on new devices

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Intel today launched it’s new fourth-generation Core processor, formally known as Haswell, the new chip will bring all-day battery life to the latest Ultrabooks. Intel says you should expect 9 hours of battery life on new systems. The new chip was designed from the ground up with Ultrabooks in mind. However, with this new chip, Intel will be imposing restrictions on “fourth-generation Ultrabooks”. The new restrictions include mandatory inclusion of a touchscreen and voice command, in addition to mandatory inclusion of wireless display technology (WiDi) – produced by Intel.

“We expect the tremendous advancements in lower-power Core processors, and the significant ramp of touch-based systems will lead to a significant new wave of convertible Ultrabooks and tablets that are thinner, lighter and, at the same time, have the performance required for more human-like interaction such as touch, voice and gesture controls.”