Intel’s fourth-generation Haswell chip reportedly on its way to OEMs for a launch this quarter, even though it contains a bug that will impact the performance of USB 3.0 devices.
CNET first reported that Haswell is on its way to manufacturers. An official announcement is expected an Intel’s Developer Forum in Beijing later this week.
Haswell’s big selling point are claims that it will provide a dramatic increase in battery life. The company claims that some Haswell-powered Ultabooks will get up to 24 hours of usage on a single charge.
According to a briefing sent out to the media on Friday, Haswell ships with a USB “errata” (read: bug) that causes some USB storage devices to disappear after the system comes back from standby. Intel says that this bug will not cause data loss or corruption.