Although the first round of Ivy Bridge processors is headed to high-end PCs, Ultrabooks--and laptops in general--seem to be the real winners when it comes to upgrading to Intel's new processor line.
The first wave of Ivy Bridge chips reportedly include 13 quad-core processors and are designed for desktops. Dual-core processors for Ultrabooks and other hardware will roll out later this spring.
Intel said Tuesday that its first Core processors based on the Ivy Bridge microarchitecture will go into high-end desktops and laptops.
Intel's latest concept for Ultrabook-tablet hybrids is beautiful but expensive.
Apple is suspected to be the first manufacturer to launch an Ivy Bridge-equipped laptop, before new ultrabooks adopt the chip in May.
In some respects, the Timeline M3 looks like a legitimate challenger to the 15-inch Macbook Pro, but its poor LCD panel is a one-way ticket to Palookaville.
Intel says the Ultrabooks will include new form factors such as hybrids that can switch from laptops to touchscreen tablets.
Intel’s requirements for Ultrabooks aren’t in line with what consumers expect, and it’s going to turn the label into a meaningless buzzword.
BuyDig.com is selling the HP Folio 13 Ultrabook for only $800, with free shipping (with a mail-in rebate).