Cnet has learned that the first sets equipped with Intel's latest chipset technology, the Ivy Bridge 3D nano chips, should start rolling out on April 23rd with announcements from HP, Sony, Dell, Apple and Toshiba expected for the week starting on the 23rd.
Intel Ivy Bridge processors are a new line of mainstream microchips focusing heavily on multimedia and graphical processing. It is also Intel's first chipset to employ 3D transistors as well as the first one to support the Thunderbolt USB technology (USB 3.0).
There are rumors that Apple has been granted the honor to announce the first devices with Ivy Bridge processors, rumored to be a thinner 15-inch Macbook Pro and another line of 13-inch Macbooks all to be released around summer.
Hewlett-Packard, Dell, Sony, Toshiba, Acer and Asus are also expected to either update existing models with Ivy Bridge processors or bring out completely new systems weeks (or maybe days) apart from Apple's announcement, all to release thinner ultrabooks, according to multiple rumors.