Ivy Bridge

MacBook Air refresh confirmed for Ivy Bridge

MacBook Air refresh confirmed for Ivy Bridge

Apple has just confirmed the specs for its new MacBook Air notebooks and as expected they will be sporting the latest Intel Ivy Bridge chips. The announcements are coming from the Apple's WWDC 2012 event, which is currently underway. We are covering the event live, so be sure to check out our live blog here.

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Acer Aspire V5 series features Ivy Bridge and USB 3.0

Acer Aspire V5 series features Ivy Bridge and USB 3.0

Ready for more Ivy Bridge updates? Acer is the company jumping on the bandwagon this time, announcing two new Aspire notebooks that will feature Intel’s third-generation of Core processors. Acer will offer two Aspire V5 models, a 14-inch and a 15.3-inch, with the former weighing 4.6lbs and coming in at 0.79-inches thick, while the latter will weigh 5lbs and be around 0.83 inches thick.

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Dell updates Inspiron 15R and 17R

Dell updates Inspiron 15R and 17R

In addition to the Inspiron 14z, Dell has unveiled two other Inspiron models, the 15R and 17R. The R is designed to bring a bit of a performance boost over the standard offerings, although the base models of both laptops still feature Sandy Bridge processors (Ivy Bridge upgrades are available). They’re certainly heavy, with the lightest laptop coming in at 6.05 lbs, but the prices are low too, with the 15R starting from $549.99 and the 17R starting at $599.99.

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Dell Inspiron 14z Ultrabook ships June 19th from $699.99

Dell Inspiron 14z Ultrabook ships June 19th from $699.99

Dell has today announced a new Ultrabook in its lineup, the Inspiron 14z. Dell is hoping that the budget offerings will entice students, and the design has been tweaked to add some more supple curves. If you’re hoping to find Ivy Bridge lurking beneath the chassis, you’ll be in for a disappointment: the Ultrabook comes equipped with a ULV Sandy Bridge Core i3 processor, although Core i5 and Core i7 Ivy Bridge upgrades are available.

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Alleged spec sheet for 13″ MacBook Pro 2012 leaks

Alleged spec sheet for 13″ MacBook Pro 2012 leaks

The 15-inch MacBook Pro has been the main model tipped to include a Retina display, with not much being said of the 13.3- or 17-inch models. A leaked spec sheet indicates that that 13-inch may not see a Retina display update, instead settling for a mobile Ivy Bridge update as well as two USB 3.0 ports. The integrated graphics also see a bump to Intel’s HD 4000 GPU.

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Toshiba Portégé Z930 ultrabook hands-on

Toshiba Portégé Z930 ultrabook hands-on

Ultrabooks have turned up in force at Computex 2012, and Toshiba isn't in the mood to be left out. The Toshiba Portégé Z930 - aka the Satellite Z930 - is a 13.3-inch ultrabook using Intel's 3rd Gen Core processors, and measuring a scant 8.3mm thick at its thinnest point.

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Toshiba Satellite U840W 21:9 ultrabook and U840 hands-on

Toshiba Satellite U840W 21:9 ultrabook and U840 hands-on

Niche or nonsense? That's the question we find ourselves asking about the new Toshiba Satellite U840W, a 14.4-inch ultrabook with a bizarre 21:9 "cinemascope" widescreen display. Running at 1792 x 768 resolution, the U840W - to be known as the U845W in the US - comes preloaded with a custom Toshiba app that automatically scales two apps to run side-by-side.

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Sony VAIO T13 Ultrabook heading Stateside from $799

Sony VAIO T13 Ultrabook heading Stateside from $799

If you’re a laptop purist and not too fussed about all this convertible dual-boot nonsense than ASUS is keen to promote, then maybe a good old fashioned Ultrabook is just the thing you need. We heard that Sony’s VAIO T Ultrabook was coming to European markets, but the company has announced that the laptop will also be heading to the United States with some decent specs, attractive design, and an aggressive price point.

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