While Apple wasn't specifically mentioned in Intel's keynote, which focused mainly on the chip maker's push into smartphones and Ultrabooks, the processors outlined on Monday will likely be powering the MacBook lineup later this year.
Intel has released a new, low-power Core processor for ultrabooks and pledged that touchscreen ultrabooks will be available for as low as $599 by the end of the year.
Ultrabooks are Intel's effort to breathe new life into the laptop market with thinner and lighter designs. They haven't been selling like hot cakes, in part because of price, so Monday's developments could help change that.
New leaked slides from Intel have shed additional light on how the company's 2014 platforms will challenge ARM products in the netbook/nettop space. At present, the company's efforts in the segment are anchored by Cedar Trail, the 32nm dual-core platform that launched a year ago. To date, all of Intel's platform updates for Atom have focused on lowering power consumption and ramping SoC integration rather than focusing on performance -- but Bay Trail will change that.
Trouble striking up content deals with media companies means Intel's plans for an internet-based TV service and hardware is unexpectedly delayed.
According to the Wall Street Journal's sources, Intel was hoping to launch its TV service by the end of 2012, but the roadmap is now uncertain. One prediction is that Intel will launch the product by the middle of this year, however, another, speaking with the WSJ, said that it might not appear until the fourth quarter.
VR-Zone has managed to get their hands on the line-up for Intel's upcoming 22nm Haswell desktop processors, revealing that there will be initially 14 CPUs across the Core i7 and Core i5 brands. These processors will be utilizing a brand new CPU socket - LGA 1150 - on Lynx Point chipset motherboards, and are split into six standard power SKUs and eight low power SKUs.