FBN’s Liz Claman took a product-demo walk-and-talk Tuesday with newly-appointed Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) CEO Brian Krzanich at the company’s annual developer conference in San Francisco.
Krzanich showed Claman the new 13-inch MacBook Air, which runs on the Haswell system. This allows the laptop to have a battery life of up to approximately 12 hours, depending on how the product is used.
“The whole idea here is to just give you some examples as to where our technology is headed, and really how we’re moving the mobile space and trying to lead in the mobile space,” said Krzanich.
He also displayed the Lenovo ThinkPad Helix Ultrabook, which, like Apple’s Macbook Air, runs on the Haswell system. The product has a 1080p HD display, while sporting about 10 hours worth of battery life. Another highlight for the Helix is that it can be used as both a computer and a tablet. Users can actually disconnect the screen from the keyboard by simply pushing a button.
Krzanich says the company is not concerned about potential changes coming down the pike at Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HPQ) and/or Dell (NASDAQ:DELL).
“We do a lot of business with them on servers and data centers. That’s actually a very large section of our business with them,” said Krzanich about H-P. “So no matter what, H-P will continue to be a great partner for us.” When asked how things would change if Dell is taken private, he said, “if anything, it’ll just continue to get stronger. [Michael Dell] has a great plan for what he is going to do with his company as he goes private, and I think he’ll do a good job. ”