Last couple of months back, Intel launched its third generation processors in the Core i series family, known as Ivy Bridge. The chips that were launched last month were high powered versions but the power was bit sipping, miserly chips that would make their way into notebooks and ultrabooks looking for performance and long battery life. But now Intel has officially launched its laptop focused Ivy Bridge processors meant for high performance power boost.
These bew Ivy Bridge dual core and ultra low voltage chips are now official announced and will be equipped in each and every notebooks that will be coming very soon. Currently it is reported that there are nearly about eight new laptop processors in the Ivy Bridge family. You can bet the chips will be seen in some of the ultrabooks Intel is pushing. Intel notes that 110 different ultrabooks are in the works right now. Out of those 110 new machines, 30 reportedly have touchscreens and 10 are reported to be convertible ultrabooks.
The best thing that is with the new ultrabooks is that the price which is comparatively down from a low of roughly $800 historically to $699 making them much more attractive. Intel has also changed the rules allowing a notebook to be called an ultrabook. New requirements include that the machines have to be responsive while active, meaning programs load quickly. The machines must have either USB 3.0 or Thunderbolt ports. Ultrabooks in most countries have to include Intel Identity Protection and Intel Anti-Theft as well.