The followup to Intel’s wildly successful Sandy Bridge series of Core processors, Ivy Bridge, won’t be reaching the market any time soon. In fact, it looks like the chip maker won’t be releasing its latest work into the wild until June, a full two months after Intel’s originally promised April release date.
But what kind of computing goodness are you missing out on thanks to the delay? How about a notebook that’s part tablet, part Ultrabook and a super-powered gaming rig that could have Alienware’s best machines running away with their tails between their legs? And those are just the start. So read on to see the six Ivy Bridge-powered notebooks that you’ll be pining for, for months to come.
Lenovo's Ultrabook/ tablet chimera, the IdeaPad Yoga packs the power of a notebook and the versatility of a tablet into a beautiful machine that would make Frankenstein himself swoon. Powered by Intel's third-generation processor, the Yoga can be used like a standard notebook, but flip its screen over and it becomes a super-charged tablet.
In addition to its flashy processor, the 13.3-inch Yoga comes with 256GB of storage space, and 8GB of RAM and will come loaded with Windows 8. Yoga mats not included.