Intel Ivy Bridge HP ENVY 14 Spectre Notebook Hits the FCC
By second quarter next year, notebook manufacturers are expected to release Intel Ivy Bridge powered notebook designs. One such upcoming model was seen at the FCC. This notebook is from HP and it will come as an addition to the company’s ENVY line bearing the new Spectre moniker that was leaked back in November this year. For now, there’s still few details about the notebook aside from the fact that this 14-incher features dual-band WiFi 802.11 b/g/n capabilities and it should sport one of Intel’s upcoming Ivy Bridge processors.
While it is xpected to be released probably in April or May, Ivy Bridge comes as a 22nm die shrink of the current Sandy Bridge processors, featuring some slightly improved operating clocks. The graphics core included in these chips will however bring a significant performance boost. Thanks to an increase in the number of EUs installed as well as to a series of tweaks which will be introduced by the chip maker.
The shift to Intel’s 22nm Tri-gate manufacturing process means that Ivy Bridge processors will also sport better power saving features than today’s Intel mobile CPUs, which basically means longer battery life.
No word yet on the release date or the pricing of this upcoming ENVY 14 laptop. While its features can’t arrive any sooner than Q2 2012, more of its details would start coming in next year.