The ultrabooks, which are thin and offer significant power and battery efficiency, will also run on Intel's new Ivy Bridge platform, allowing for the Thunderbolt ports.
Thunderbolt combines DisplayPort and PCI Express, but is currently very expensive and has only been adopted in high-end devices. Adding the port is said to cost over $20 as of now.
For the new ultrabooks, Gigabyte Tech will be the manufacturer of the motherboards.
Ivy Bridge is expected to be fully standardized by 2013.
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 22 Jan 2012 15:20