Details of Intel's 2013 Haswell ultrabook configuration sets were seen by TechEye. Standard models must have a bill of materials of less than $699, and Intel insists that these systems must offer nine hours of battery life, voice command, HD video chat with 720p camera, a wireless display, robust WiFi, a multi touchpad, minimum 16GB NAND, and bundled anti-virus protection (consumer models only). Full details over here.
The recommended sample OEM configurations for a 13 inch Ultrabook in 2013 on connected standby are a <18mm clamshell/<20mm hybrid metal chassis weighing in under 3 lb. The CPU should be an HSW 2+3, while memory is 2x2GB x32LPDDR3 (1600), and a 128 GB SSD for storage. There is a 1080p USB camera and a 13" display with 1920x1080 resolution.
The machine ships with WWAN, as well as multi-touch screen and multi-touch touchpad, and will have NFC capabilities. The battery life will be 9+ hours and media playback battery life will be 6+ hours. The recommended spec ships with Windows 8 Connected Standby.
Baseline samples ship without Windows 8 Connected Standby. They will not require touch interfaces or ship with WWAN, or ship with NFC capabilities. Baseline display resolution is 1366x768. The chassis will be plastic and will weigh in at 3 lb +. Baseline memory is 2x2 GB x 16 DDR3L (1600), storage is 320GB HDD and a 32GB SSD. The camera is 720p USB.