Ivy Bridge Core i3 CPU introduced. Available in Lenovo U410

Posted on 28 June 2012, Last updated on 28 June 2012 by

i3Were you wondering when the low-end Ivy Bridge Ultrabooks would start to appear? Right about now is the answer.

Intel have launched the Core i3-3217U. There’s no Turbo Boost but it comes with a handy 1.8Ghz base clockrate.

The Core i3-3217U also comes with all the Intel Quick Sync Video and HD4000 goodness you’d expect from an Ultrabook and together it forms a huge improvement over the 2nd Gen Core i3 option which was only clocking at 1.3 or 1.4Ghz. In fact, in long-term high-power scenarios, there may not be any difference between the Core i3 and Core i5. Take the Samsung Series 9 under battery power for example. The Core i5 CPU is locked at 1.8Ghz max in this mode – exactly what the Core i3 would deliver.

Turbo is causing quite some confusion out there!

The Core i3-3217U is already available to order in an Ultrabook. The Lenovo U410 that appeared in Amazon this week is available now for just $799 and it’s looking like an interesting option given that there’s an Nvidia discreet GPU inside. One wonders what this weeks fuss about pricing is.

Via ZDNet

Source: Intel

5 Comments For This Post

  1. Jacob Hugosson says:

    My spinder senses are telling me you’re very much fond of DigiTimes chippy ;)

  2. admin says:

    …and I still kick myself for linking back to them! [Chippy]

  3. George Hoposn says:

    Frys Electronics has the U410 with 3rd gen 5 for $849

  4. joe says:

    The Series 9 won’t use Turbo Boost when on battery? Can that be disabled?

  5. Chippy says:

    Check out the review. http://ultrabooknews.com/2012/06/23/samsung-series-9-2012-15-review/
    We haven’t heard anything back from Samsung yet on that.

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