The ultra-thin notebooks also get their RAM doubled to 8GB, but starting at $1,449.99, they don't come cheap.
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The refreshed convertible laptop also adds Near Field Communication, starts at $1,199.99.
The forthcoming laptop also sports a 14-inch IPS display, spill-resistant keyboard, and a pair of batteries.
The fourth-generation Intel Core processor was developed specifically for ultrabooks and promises big advances in the second half of 2013. Apologies to anyone who has already bought a Windows 8 ultrabook.
An ultrabook that can convert to a tablet when the occasion demands, the ThinkPad Twist has a lot going for it. The build quality is very good, and there are enough business-friendly features to make it acceptable as a BYOD system. Battery life may be an issue though.
FixYa, the problem-solving website, has just published a report on the most common problems found with some big-name ultrabook designs.
With manufacturers reluctant to make more concessions on their end to make Ultrabooks more affordable, Intel may be finally blinking on prices.
The Lenovo IdeaPad U310 is a solid Ultrabook thanks to the new Ivy Bridge processor.
Earlier in May I flew to China, Shanghai to be specific, for the launch of a host of new HP ultrabooks and sleekbooks, a term created as a result of Intel's trademark on the word ultrabook.HP's Envy4 sleekbook does not currently offer any options that include an AMD processorThe only difference between an ultrabook and a sleekbook is the processor under the bonnet.
The third generation of Intel's business-oriented processors is based on the 22nm Ivy Bridge architecture and brings added security components to the vPro platform
The second generation of AMD's APUs provides double the performance per watt of their Llano predecessors, according to the company, which is taking aim at the ultrabooks in Intel's Ivy Bridge sights
Sony may be calling the Vaio T its first ultrabook, but the device is hindered by an aging processor and uninspiring specifications.
The processors, scheduled for release this week, are built on Intel's tri-gate design and promise better graphics along with integrated PCI 3.0 and USB 3.0 support
It's a good sign if other members of the family want to use any of the laptops that pass through my hands, and it happens less often than you might think. Lenovo's ultraportable Ultrabook U300s turned out to be a star in that particular category.
There's a growing interest in solid state disk drives (SSDs) as a way to speed up ultraportable laptops, thanks partly to their appearance in Apple MacBook Air and Intel Ultrabook-style machines. SanDisk is now targeting the upgrade market with an Extreme SSD in consumer packaging.
Yesterday, we reported that product names and specs have leaked about Intel's upcoming Ivy Bridge desktop processors. Now information about their mobile counterparts has been revealed as well, including a new Extreme Edition chip and new CPUs for Ultrabooks.
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.
AMD has officially launched its next-generation of processors with HP announcing on the same day a range of laptops built around the blended CPU and GPU processors
The Taiwanese company has shown off new models in its range of slimline UX Series laptops, alongside an updated Eee PC device and audio-centric N5 Series laptops
The chipmaker has detailed its mobile plans for the upcoming year and introduced a new category of lightweight laptops that will initially be based around Sandy Bridge Intel Core processors
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