Intel Launches Budget Ivy Bridge Processors

Now that Intel has its efficient and expensive Ivy Bridge microarchitecture in tablets and computers everywhere, it's decided to launch a budget-friendly line of processors which use the same 22nm manufacturing process. » 1/22/13 5:11am 1/22/13 5:11am

New Mac Mini Torn Down and Benchmarked: Ivy Bridge Kicks Ass

The folks at Mac Mini Vault have benchmarked and torn down the new Mac Minis. The Mac Mini's $600, 2.5GHz Core i5 Ivy Bridge configuration racked up a Geekbench score of 7433 straight out of the box. That's impressive considering last year's Sandy Bridge i5 Mac Mini refresh has a standing average of 6323 on the… » 10/24/12 4:42pm 10/24/12 4:42pm

The New, Speedier, Ivy Bridge Mac Minis Are Here

A new tiny iPad isn't the only little-big news out of today's Apple extravaganza. Here's a the brand new set of upgraded Mac Minis that'll be delivering that Apple love at sub-$1000 prices—Now with upgraded Intel Ivy Bridge processors. They're available for purchase now. » 10/23/12 1:26pm 10/23/12 1:26pm

Samsung Series 9 2012 Review: Who Said Samsung Can't Do Cool?

The Samsung Series 9 was one of the best Windows ultraportable laptops last year. Even though it didn't quite keep up on specs or benchmarks with some of the top-end machines, it was the most usable of the bunch. This year, as ultrabooks have made massive improvements over the past generation, the Series 9 remains one… » 7/10/12 3:20pm 7/10/12 3:20pm

MacBook Air 2012 Review: Still the Best Laptop for Regular People

Like last year's update, the 2012 MacBook Air is entirely in the guts. The 2011 bump into present-day usability was enough to make it your Most Important Gadget of the Year. This year's update is more of the same—which is a actually good thing. » 7/03/12 1:00pm 7/03/12 1:00pm

Dell XPS 14 Review: Beautiful and Powerful, but Wait for Windows 8

The Dell XPS 14 follows the XPS 13 ultrabook as the latest addition to the revamped product line. Equipped with a 14-inch screen, dual-core Intel Core i7 running at 2.4 GHz, 8 gigabytes of RAM, 500 gigabyte HDD (with a 32 gig SSD for quick caching), and discrete NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M graphics, it certainly has… » 6/26/12 3:00am 6/26/12 3:00am

Rumored MacBook Pro Specs: A No-Retina Display Fatty

With WWDC just around the bend—Apple's keynote is next Monday—it's time to face the usual torrent of leaks and dribbles and rumors and lies. And while this look at a rumored 13-inch MacBook could well be the latter, it certainly matches up with what we'd expect. Except, maybe, for that display. » 6/05/12 9:09am 6/05/12 9:09am

Here Come a Crap Ton of Ivy Bridge Ultrabooks

After many delays Intel's Ivy Bridge processors were finally unleashed on the world last month. Now here comes the notebook version. Next week we'll get a look at the first wave of Ivy Bridge ultrabooks, courtesy of Intel. » 5/31/12 12:51pm 5/31/12 12:51pm

Ivy Bridge MacBook Pro and iMac Benchmarked?

Intel's hot new next-gen chipset looks like it'll be making an appearance in Apple's computer ranges rather soon, with Ivy Bridge processors popping up in some Apple tech benchmarks. » 5/14/12 7:48am 5/14/12 7:48am

Sony's First Ultrabook Is a Flop Before It's Even on Sale (Updated)

While Sony has a track record for making beautifully slim laptops, so far it's ignored Intel's prescribed ultrabook gimmickry. That stops now, with the newly announced Vaio T—but sadly, it's a laptop that's doomed before it even hits the shelf. » 5/02/12 4:33am 5/02/12 4:33am

Intel's Ivy Bridge: The Maximum PC Review

You are, no doubt, quite familiar with Intel's CPU-release "cadence" of tick-tock by now. If not, the short story is that every tock brings a major breakthrough, while ticks are decent upgrades but nothing to Twitter home about. hat's not necessarily the case with Intel's latest tick, the Ivy Bridge CPU. Sure, the… » 4/25/12 2:45pm 4/25/12 2:45pm

Intel's Ivy Bridge: Tri-Gate Transistors Bring Supercharged Performance

Today is the day that the full veil comes off Intel's Ivy Bridge processors, which will be more commonly known as the third generation of Core processors. With that comes stats and specs about what Ivy Bridge is built on and what it will be capable of. Here's everything you need to know about Ivy Bridge. » 4/23/12 12:22pm 4/23/12 12:22pm

Intel's Supercharged Ivy Bridge CPU Proves Its Mettle in Benchmarks

Intel's upcoming Ivy Bridge platform has been touted and celebrated for months, and the thing hasn't so much as been touched by nary a consumer. But now, the anticipated CPU has made it into devices and a couple of lucky bastards have gotten their hands on it early. How does it perform? It's powerful. Real powerful.… » 4/17/12 10:18am 4/17/12 10:18am

Report: Intel's Multimedia-Friendly Ivy Bridge Processors Will Arrive…

Despite reports that Intel's Ivy Bridge processors would be delayed until June, CNET now says that Intel will start rolling out the highly anticipated processors on April 23rd. » 4/12/12 12:13pm 4/12/12 12:13pm

Intel's Greatest New CPU Already Overclocked to 7 GHz

It's coming later than we'd like, but Intel's impending superchip looks like it's going to be worth the wait—especially if you're a speed addict. As in processor speed, not amphetamines. » 2/28/12 11:10am 2/28/12 11:10am

Intel Confirms That Ivy Bridge Is Definitely Delayed

There have been suggestions floating around that Intel's new Ivy Bridge processors would arrive later than anticipated on the market. Now, those rumors have been confirmed as true by a senior Intel employee, so we won't see the processors in April as previously expected. » 2/27/12 4:40am 2/27/12 4:40am

Ivy Bridge Benchmarks Show Integrated Graphics Might Not Suck (As Much)

We've been hearing for years that integrated graphics—meaning your computer doesn't have its own, separate graphics card—won't catch up to the beefier cards, but it'll be good enough some day soon. Hasn't happened yet. But these reported benchmarks of Intel's new Ivy Bridge processors from CPU World look pretty… » 2/23/12 9:17am 2/23/12 9:17am

Intel's Ultrabook Army Enlists Some Hardcore Features: Touch Display,…

The ultrabooks you've seen these last few months—and that, good lord, you're going to see in drove these next couple of days? They're plenty capable, sure. But they're pretenders. The real deal, the ultra ultrabooks? Those are still a few months away. And when they get here, they're going to be fast. » 1/09/12 12:16pm 1/09/12 12:16pm

Intel's Next Processors Detail Leak: Ivy Bridge Benchmarks, Specs, and…

Ivy Bridge has been on our radar for almost a year now, but with the 2012 release date fast approaching, leaks from the partner channel were inevitable. » 12/05/11 9:40am 12/05/11 9:40am

Get Ready For a Massive Orgy of Ultrabooks in 2012

Looks like ultrabooks are the new tablets. Sort of. Remember when CES in 2011 was the show of a zillion slates? CES 2012 could see as many as 50 super-thin, Intel-powered ultrabooks. Wanna take a Scrooge McDuck dive in an ultrabook pool? » 11/18/11 2:37pm 11/18/11 2:37pm