With AMD’s Trinity stealing some thunder from Intel’s Ivy Bridge launch, its only natural that Intel was going to have a look around and find some designs for cheaper Ivy Bridge-based Pentiums and Celerons that it was planning to release later on in the year. Compared to Brazos 2.0, these chips should pack quite a punch and will include a version of Intel’s new HD4000 chip that you’ll find embedded in the Core i7-3720QM (QM for quad-core mobile). Given that we’ve never seen many Brazos-based laptops (excluding netbooks) on our shores, this should be good news for those of you looking for cheaper Ultrabooks.
According to Digitimes, Intel will soon be releasing Ultra-low voltage notebook-bound Celerons below the $100 price point this coming June. With the initial launch of Ivy Bridge out of the way, the next wave should bring the Celeron ULV 877 and 807, Core i5-3570, i5-3470 and the lower-voltage and lower-clocked Core i5-3570S and i5-3475S.