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Wait for Haswell?

by mabbasi90 / July 2, 2013 12:56 AM PDT

I'm looking for a new laptop to buy, something high-performance and also good for multimedia purposes,
my question is should i wait for new laptops equipped to Haswell or Ivy Bridge is good for me? how about the price?
please explain!

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Well the haswell is already out
by orlbuckeye / July 3, 2013 12:51 AM PDT
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at least the i7 series and what I'm reading says. If cost it the number one thing your looking at the 3rd generation Ivy bridge will be discounted. The 4th generation processor will not be much different from the 3rd generation in desktops as the major improvements over the 3rd generation are Graphics and battery life.

The Haswell:

1. The new Iris graphics will actually do 3D graphics without a discrete graphics card.
2. Battery life - The new micro architecture has changed from the Ivy and Sandy Bridge to be more power efficient. The Haswell has a integrated voltage regulator which focuses on power saving and lower temperatures.

I read that a group tested the MBA 13.3 haswell versus Ivy Bridge processor test. The haswell almost doubled the Ivy bridge and got 15.5 hours of battery life. The ivy MBA is going for 974.99 and the new MBA is going for 1089. SO your looking at a 10% increase for the new technology.

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Re: wait for haswell
by Kees_B Forum moderator / July 2, 2013 1:04 AM PDT
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It's safe to assume that the Haswell processor will start to be more expensive the Ivy Bridge.

Only you can decide if - for your use of that laptop - you expect to find the performance increase or the longer battery life (a) noticeable and (b) worth the money and the wait.


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Your second new topic?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 2, 2013 1:06 AM PDT
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I find folk don't want anything but the latest. I have an old (?) Ivy Bridge and it's very nice for what I do. But as many will want the latest in sheer terror their new laptop will be obsolete in days, it's best for them to wait.

If this takes the usual course you will pay a premium for the latest. But for some they must have the latest for reasons they could share.

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yes, my second new topic!
by mabbasi90 / July 2, 2013 1:18 AM PDT
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no, it's not important for me the "latest one" label! Grin

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One thing I want to add
by orlbuckeye / July 3, 2013 1:09 AM PDT
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the clock speed of the haswell has increased over the same level of ivy but the OEM's are using the lower clock speed processors in the 4th generation which will result in similar performance with the mainstream ivy bridge processors. That will also make the cost a little lower. In the MBA (MacBook air) comparison the the Ivy bridge was a 1.8 GHZ i5 and the Haswell used in the new MBA is a 1.3 ghz i5 and they give similar performance.

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