From the wilds of the web (AMD, Intel and Samsung)

A few bites from around the internet that I haven't seen at the Verge yet.

The first reviews of the very first Temash device have started to surface. Some of the numbers are unexpected, so we'll have to wait for a few other designs to see if this is just a poor implementation, or if Temash isn't the APU we've been hoping for.

The good: quad-core Temash showing comparable performance to dual-core ULV i3 SNB; impressive TrueCrypt AES performance.

The bad: SNB like battery life(~3 hours browsing); uninspiring gaming performance, even at low settings.

It looks like the Temash quads have a TDP of between 10-15 W if Turbo Mode(not Turbo Dock) is enabled, which is why the battery life is no better than it is.

Acer Aspire V5-122P Review

Someone has posted cTDP up specs for the HSW U-series chips on Wikipedia. If accurate(I haven't been able to confirm), they suggest the option for a similar power draw to current IVB tablets/ultrabooks with a significant performance boost. Base clocks are up 700MHz for the i5, and 800MHz for the i7, while staying comfortably under the ~22-23 W that IVB U-series platform uses.

Haswell Wikipedia

Finally, this has nothing to do with microsoft, but I found it interesting. Hopefully this isn't too upsetting for some of you.

GLbenchmarks for both the wifi and 3g versions of the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 have been posted, and both versions are running Clovertrail+ (z2560) SoCs. Obviously, we won't know if these are just prototypes until Samsung launches the Galaxy Tab 3, but it shows pretty conclusively that Atom is price competitive with both Qualcomm and Samsung's own in-house solutions. Particularly since using CT+ for the 3g versions means needing a separate radio.