There have been many articles speculating on the shipping time frame of Intel’s next generation processors Ivy Bridge. We were expecting to see a release in April, but the rumors claimed that it would actually be release in June.
According to VR-Zone, Intel will only be be delaying the dual-core versions of the mobile Ivy Bridge processors, which means that the quad-core Ivy Bridge processors are apparently still set for an April release. The reason behind the delay is pretty much the same as what the rumors had claimed, which was that Intel had too much stock of Sandy Bridge processors that have yet to be shipped to partners, which means that if you were looking forward to seeing dual-core Ivy Bridge processors, May would be your earliest bet.
This means that Ultrabooks will not be see be seeing a refresh until May or June. This delay actually has a few implications, which I’ve actually summed up in an earlier article “What an Intel Ivy Bridge Processors Delay Would Mean“.