Ivy Bridge

Intel launches Ivy Bridge laptop chips, changes ultrabook requirements

Intel launches Ivy Bridge laptop chips, changes ultrabook requirements

Last month, Intel launched its third-generation processors in the Core family, known as Ivy Bridge. Those chips that launched last month were high-powered versions, not the power sipping, miserly chips that would make their way into notebooks and ultrabooks looking for performance and long battery life. Today, Intel has officially launched its laptop focused Ivy Bridge processors.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X230 Review

Lenovo ThinkPad X230 Review

The ThinkPad family of laptops has had a reputation for reliability since long before Lenovo started making them, and the fervency of their fans is perhaps the only thing that reaches the same level as Apple hardware these days. The X series, Lenovo’s road warrior class of thin and light laptops, remains among the most popular, and it’s not hard to see why. But with Ultrabooks increasingly stealing the limelight, can the ThinkPad X230 keep the same amount of acclaim as its X200-series predecessors? Let’s find out.

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Dell introduces XPS One 27

Dell introduces XPS One 27

Dell has today introduced a new all-in-one computer in the XPS range, the XPS One 27. As the name suggests, it features a 27-inch display, which has a 2560x1440 resolution with LED backlighting. The computer will ship with the choice of new two Ivy Bridge processors, the Core i5-3450s or the Core i7-3770s. Intel’s HD 4000 integrated GPU will come as standard, but there’s the option to add NVIDIA’s GT 640M GPU with 2GB of RAM also.

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Analyst suggests new MacBook Pros coming next month

Analyst suggests new MacBook Pros coming next month

We’re edging closer and closer to WWDC 2012, and rumors have been flying of a potential MacBook Pro refresh with updated Retina displays and Intel’s mobile Ivy Bridge processors. RBC Capital markets believes the same, telling investors in a recent note that Apple is due to refresh its MacBooks in June, and that a new iPhone should be released towards the end of the year.

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ASUS Zenbook Primes official: Ivy Bridge, 1080p IPS

ASUS Zenbook Primes official: Ivy Bridge, 1080p IPS

We’ve seen details leak out about the Zenbook Primes several times, but now ASUS has officially announced that its bringing the new Ultrabooks to the United States. Previous details were pretty much spot on: the new laptops will feature Intel’s Ivy Bridge processors in Core i5 and Core i7 forms, and while the default displays will have the standard 1366x768, a 1080p IPS option will be available on all models.

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Dell Latitude 6430u is a business Ultrabook

Dell Latitude 6430u is a business Ultrabook

Ultrabooks may be primarily focused at consumers, but how about a business Ultrabook? That’s what Dell has stumbled onto with a new entry into the Latitude range, the 6430u. Unsurprisingly, it’ll offer Intel’s Core i3, i5, and i7 Ivy Bridge chipsets, along with the typical specs you’d see on other Ultrabooks. Dell has a couple of twists though: it’ll support Intel’s vPro platform, feature an aluminium construction, and have a removable battery.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: May 15, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: May 15, 2012

Start your morning off right with no less than a couple of massive notebook range upgrades from Lenovo which include no less than the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook with its ultra-thin profile and ultra-powerful innards. Check out the open source nature of Kylo web browser, newly open sourced over night. Facebook, a group you may have heard of, has been tipped for some bits this morning as well, starting with an IPO price boost.

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Acer announces Aspire M5 Ultrabooks

Acer announces Aspire M5 Ultrabooks

Acer has today announced its new range of Ultrabooks, the Aspire M5 series. Acer will offer both 14 and 15-inch models featuring Intel’s new Ivy Bridge processors and discrete NVIDIA graphics. The company has gone back to the drawing board in terms of design, offering a display with a thinner bezel as well as a metallic silver finish for the chassis.

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Sony announces VAIO S and Z Ivy Bridge models

Sony announces VAIO S and Z Ivy Bridge models

More and more laptops are getting updated with some juicy Intel Ivy Bridge internals, and Sony is the latest company is roll out refreshed lines. Both the VAIO S and Z series will receive updates, which includes faster processors and graphics cards. The S series is available in 13 and 15-inch sizes, with the latter offering a 1080p IPS screen option and a hefty 1TB of storage space.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook revealed

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook revealed

The next level powerhouse in workhorse Ultrabook has been revealed by Lenovo as being the ThinkPad X1 Carbon, complete with the claim that it is indeed "the world's lightest 14-inch professional Ultrabook." This Ultrabook "exceeds Ultrabook specifications" as Lenovo says with its premium Carbon Fiber roll cage enclosure and full package weighing in at 3 pounds. This notebook has a 14-inch display which works with Vibrant Hi-Resolution technology, it being 1600 x 900 pixel resolution with a thin bezel and 300 nit brightness. The keyboard is Lenovo's latest setup with backlighting as well, so get prepped for a premium experience.

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