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Asus, other PC makers announce laptops, desktops with Intel Haswell chips

Agam Shah | June 3, 2013
The Haswell-based PCs are cooler and faster than older models.

Cyberpower announced the US$1,579 FangBook EVO HX7-200 laptop, which focuses more on performance than battery life. The laptop is geared for gaming with a 17.3-inch 1920 x 1080 pixel screen, a quad-core 2.4GHz Intel Core i7-4700MQ processor and a Nvidia GeForce GTX 780M graphics card.

U.S.-based Micro Center announced the PowerSpec G411 desktop for gamers starting at $1,399. The desktop comes with the new Intel Core i7-4770K unlocked processor, which will allow enthusiasts to crank up performance of the PC. The desktop also has the Nvidia GTX660Ti graphics card. The desktop is available Sunday.

Razer has also announced the thin-and-light Razer Blade gaming laptop, which has a 14.1-inch screen that can display images at 1600 by 900 pixels. The Blade is 16.76 millimeters thick, has 8GB of RAM, and an Nvidia GTX765M graphics card. The price will depend on configuration and the laptop will be available Monday.

Micro Express also announced the $1,599 MicroFlex 47B desktop.

Agam Shah covers PCs, tablets, servers, chips and semiconductors for IDG News Service. Follow Agam on Twitter at @agamsh. Agam's e-mail address is agam_shah@idg.com

 

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