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Sony ultrabooks to come with Ivy Bridge option, removable battery

The Sony Vaio T11 and T13 ultrabooks are expected to hit the streets this month with second-generation Intel Core series processors. But TechFokus spotted the thin and light laptops in the wild recently and received confirmation from a Sony official that models with Ivy Bridge third-generation Intel Core chips would also be available. Intel isn’t […]

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Ivy Bridge ultrabooks coming in June

Intel launched its third-generation Core family of processors this week. But all of the new Ivy Bridge chips available at launch are quad-core processors designed for desktop or high-end laptop computers. During yesterday’s launch event, Intel executives said dual-core ultrabook processors would be coming in a few months. Now Intel product manager Scott Pendrey has […]

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Even Intel’s high-end Ivy Bridge chips use less power

Intel unveiled 13 new processors as part of its third generation Core family lineup today. The new processors should be about 20 percent faster than their predecessors while using 20 percent less energy — but the biggest change will be in the improved graphics. The new chips are designed to support DirectX 11 graphics, HD […]

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Intel launching 13 quad-core Ivy Bridge processors today

As expected, Intel is introducing its first 3rd generation Core family processors today. The first crop of the new “Ivy Bridge” chips will be high performance quad-core processors, and the BBC reports most of the 13 new processors coming today will be destined for desktop computers. Some of the chips will arrive in high performance […]

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Intel Ivy Bridge coming next week, won’t hit ultrabooks until summer

Intel is expected to launch its 3rd generation Core series processor line on Monday. But the first Ivy Bridge processors will be quad-core chips designed for high performance computers. We won’t see the lower power dual-core chips for ultrabooks and “mainstream noteboks” until later this year. CNET reports that Intel CEO Paul Otellini spoke a […]

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Future Chromebooks could have Ivy Bridge processors… maybe

The first notebooks to hit the streets running Google Chrome OS were powered by Intel Atom low power processors. The good news is that means the Acer AC700 and the Samsung Series 5 Chromebooks get decent battery life. The bad news is that they feel surprisingly sluggish for computers that don’t really run much software […]

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Intel Atom Valley View chips to feature Ivy Bridge graphics

Intel may be preparing to launch a low power Atom processor with the same graphics architecture found in the company’s upcoming Ivy Bridge chips. That would enable much better support for HD video and 3D graphics in future Atom processors, as well as better support for Linux-based operating systems. Phoronix reports that Intel has released […]

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Intel Ivy Bridge graphics getting a big boost (Yes, it can run Crysis)

Intel is expected to start shipping its third generation Core series processors for desktop and notebook computer soon. Code-named Ivy Bridge, these chips will be the first 22nm processors from Intel and they’ll offer reduced power consumption and better performance. But you’ll only see a modest increase in CPU performance over today’s Sandy Bridge chips. […]

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PCs with Intel Ivy Bridge chips not coming until June

Intel has apparently pushed back the coming out party for its new 22nm Ivy Bridge processors by about two months. The company now expects notebooks with the next-generation chips to hit the streets in June. Earlier, Intel had hoped to see that happen in April. Financial Times interviewed a top Intel executive, who confirmed the new time […]

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Ivy Bridge ultrabooks on the way (could mean cheaper Sandy Bridge models)

PC makers are charging anywhere from $800 to $1900 for ultrabooks, the new class of thin and light laptops featuring Intel processors. But prices for the current crop of ultrabooks could fall soon, in order to make room for next-generation models. Every ultrabook available right now features an Intel Sandy Bridge processor, with most featuring Intel […]