Ivy Bridge

Lenovo ThinkPad laptops T, X, L, W series grab Ivy Bridge

Lenovo ThinkPad laptops T, X, L, W series grab Ivy Bridge

It's time for the 3rd Generation Intel Core update to Lenovo's line of ThinkPad laptops including their T, X, L, and W series, these including software updates as well. What we're dealing with here in this update is a series of upgrades for each of the unique series with one common strain between the lot of them: Intel's Ivy Bridge processors bumping them all up to ultra powerful. Have a peek at how Lenovo is bringing the heat across the board with their ThinkPad series all across the board.

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Mac stock clearing indicates Retina refresh nigh

Mac stock clearing indicates Retina refresh nigh

An imminent refresh of Apple's desktop and mobile Mac line-up adopting Intel's 3rd Gen Core processors is looking increasingly likely, with retailers slashing pricing of existing stock to clear shelves for the newer models. Best Buy has begun offering discounts of up to $200 on its Mac Pro, iMac, Mac mini, MacBook Pro and MacBook Air models. The cut price computers come hot on the heels of leaked benchmarks for supposedly Ivy Bridge based MacBooks and Macs, as well as suggestions of USB 3.0 and Retina Display technology in Apple's new notebooks.

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MacBook Pro 2012: 15″ Retina Display, USB 3.0 and ultra-thin

MacBook Pro 2012: 15″ Retina Display, USB 3.0 and ultra-thin

More and more information has emerged regarding the next MacBook Pros featuring Ivy Bridge chips, and now 9to5Mac has detailed exactly what to expect from the new 15-inch model. They say that Apple is currently finalizing the new laptop, and that it will feature a slimmed down design, drop the optical drive, include a high-resolution Retina display, and most interestingly, have several USB 3.0 ports.

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Ivy Bridge iMac and MacBook Pro revealed in benchmarks

Ivy Bridge iMac and MacBook Pro revealed in benchmarks

As we edge ever closer to June, more and more signs keep cropping up that Apple is poised to refresh its line of iMacs and Macbook Pros with Intel’s new Ivy Bridge chips. The latest tip comes from benchmarks posted to GeekBench with new iMac and Macbook Pro models featuring the new platform, providing detailed scores compared to old models, plus an idea of what processors we can expect to see.

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Windows Thunderbolt previewed: A mighty potent port

Windows Thunderbolt previewed: A mighty potent port

Intel's Thunderbolt connection is nearing its end as almost an Apple exclusive, with the high-speed connection set to proliferate on 3rd Gen Core Ivy Bridge PCs through 2012. Bundling DisplayPort and PCIe channels into a single connection, Apple has already used Thunderbolt to its advantage in its Thunderbolt Display, and now Anandtech has had some playtime with one of the first PC motherboards to natively support the tech.

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Samsung Series 7 Chronos 17-inch packs Ivy Bridge and 8hr battery

Samsung Series 7 Chronos 17-inch packs Ivy Bridge and 8hr battery

Samsung has outed a new, larger version of its Series 7 Chronos notebook, throwing Ivy Bridge into the mixture but still keeping the price down under $1.5k. The new 17-inch Series 7 Chronos is an inch thick in its brushed aluminum casing, and weighs around 6.56 pounds; it comes with a choice of Core i7 processors, paired with a matte-finish, Samsung SuperBright 1920 x 1080, 300-nit brightness screen.

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HP ENVY Spectre XT hands-on

HP ENVY Spectre XT hands-on

This week HP has revealed the next generation in their Spectre line with the HP ENVY Spectre XP, a notebook with style and power to spare. This notebook works with Beats Audio, has a backlit keyboard, and has a lovely slim-bezel 13.3-inch display. The whole unit measures in at 14.5mm thin and weighs just 3.07 pounds, yet contains no less than the 3rd Generation Intel Core line of processors as well as a 128GB SSD.

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HP EliteBook 8470p and 8570p revealed

HP EliteBook 8470p and 8570p revealed

Just like several other EliteBook notebooks revealed today by HP, the HP EliteBook 8470p and 8570p notebooks bring a new age to portable Windows machines with HP's EliteBook hardcore construction backing them up. Both of these devices support 3rd Generation Intel Core processors (Ivy Bridge, that is) and work with Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 plus vPro technology for remote access. You've got these and the 2570p as well as the 2170p in this newest lineup from HP to get you mobile with light and thin power in stylish chassis galore.

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HP EliteBook 2170p and 2570p hands-on

HP EliteBook 2170p and 2570p hands-on

If you're the type of person who hits the tarmac more than a couple times a month, HP has the notebook lineup for you with the EliteBook 2170p and 2570p, both due in June. Both of these devices are made to be both strong in their construction (as all Elite-series notebooks are) and powerful on the inside with 3rd Generation Intel Core processors (aka Ivy Bridge.) They're both also extremely light and small, the 2170p being HP's smallest and lightest EliteBook to date!

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