Dell to introduce its Intel Ultrabooks at 2012 CES. Will they include Ivy Bridge processors?

Dell to introduce its Intel Ultrabooks at 2012 CES. Will they include Ivy Bridge processors?

Summary: The jury is still definitely out on how well Intel's new Ultrabook platform will do in the market, especially initially as prices remain on the high side. But the company keeps adding vendors to the Ultrabook fold, with Dell apparently ready to finally join the party.

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The jury is still definitely out on how well Intel's new Ultrabook platform will do in the market, especially initially as prices remain on the high side. But the company keeps adding vendors to the Ultrabook fold, with Dell apparently ready to finally join the party.

According to DigiTimes, Dell will launch its Ultrabooks at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show. The svelte laptops will then go on sale in the first quarter of next year, joining models from Acer, Asus, HP, and Lenovo. Our sister site CNET is reporting a similar rumor, and even speculates that Dell could be choosing the timing of its announcement to coincide with Intel's introduction of its Ivy Bridge chips at CES.

Despite claims that it hasn't helped lower prices on Ultrabooks sufficiently, Intel has been ponying up big marketing dollars to its partners to support the new laptops. Presumably Dell will be the latest to step up to that trough.

Topics: Dell, Intel

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  • RE: Dell to introduce its Intel Ultrabooks at 2012 CES. Will they include Ivy Bridge processors?

    Ultrabooks are just a naked attempt to entice consumers to trade their perfectly functional $300 netbooks for a faster $1000 netbook.

    Good luck with that, Intel.
    dsf3g
    • RE: Dell to introduce its Intel Ultrabooks at 2012 CES. Will they include Ivy Bridge processors?

      @dsf3g Isn't that what Macbook Air does?
      jhughesy
      • RE: Dell to introduce its Intel Ultrabooks at 2012 CES. Will they include Ivy Bridge processors?

        @jhughesy

        Yes and no. If you want to run MacOS, you've got no choice but get an Air. If you're happy with Windows, the benefit of trading your netbook for an ultrabook is not so clear.
        dsf3g
    • RE: Dell to introduce its Intel Ultrabooks at 2012 CES. Will they include Ivy Bridge processors?

      @dsf3g How about a better chassis, screen, faster processor, faster graphics, better touchpad, keyboard, everything!
      MSFTWorshipper
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    I just hope like Acer and Asus that Dell and HP include the lightning fast PCIe Thunderbolt port.. that is the coolest feature to hit laptops since cardbus!
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  • Touchscreen support

    With Windows 8 coming out most likely Q3 of next year, I'd be hesitant to buy an expensive new hardware unless I knew it would be touch enabled, and fully compatible with Windows 8.
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    • RE: Dell to introduce its Intel Ultrabooks at 2012 CES. Will they include Ivy Bridge processors?

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      Yup... I have a feeling that touch-screens are going to be de rigeur for portable computing devices in the near future.
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