Ivy Bridge Ultrabooks expected to debut June 5
Following the release of its newest chipset, Intel® says the first Ultrabook™ computers to run on Ivy Bridge processors will be available to consumers on June 5. Intel desktop product manager Scott Pendrey reveals details about the new devices in an interview with TechWorld.
"You are going to see a variety of styles; you're going to see clamshell Ultrabooks, you're going to see convertibles, you are going to see tablets - a tablet won't be an Ultrabook specifically but you are going to see tablets coming into the marketplace as we move forward as well," Pendrey tells the news provider.
Those in both the tablet computer and traditional notebook computer markets have long awaited the release of Ivy Bridge. The chipset will make its debut on tablets before the early summer release of second-generation Ultrabooks.
According to Pendrey, the success of Ivy Bridge will be aided by the impending release of Windows® 8 from Microsoft®, which is expected in late 2012. He says the two go "hand-in-hand."
The release of Ivy Bridge is expected to be a boon for the burgeoning Ultrabook market. In addition to the availability of new devices, first-generation models should become more affordable.