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Intel pushes Ivy Bridge out a little further

Ultrabook refresh holds its breath

Toshiba Portege Z830 Ultrabook

Intel is set to delay the launch of its next-gen processor, Ivy Bridge.

While some of Intel's new chips will still surface in products this April, mass Ivy Bridge release will not happen until much later in 2012, DigiTimes reports.

Poor sales of current-gen Sandy Bridge machines is apparently to blame, although plans may have been put on hold until the release of Windows 8, expected later this year.

The news follows manufacturers' assertions that the price of Ultrabooks will fail to drop significantly until 2013. A refresh now looks more likely in Q4. ®

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