Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HPQ) announced recently that it is set to offer six desktops that will use the latest Ivy Bridge processors from Intel (NASDAQ:INTC). The upcoming PCs are all-in-one devices with the HP Pavilion HPE h9t Phoenix set to be available on April 29 with a price tag of $1,149. The other PCs with the Ivy Bridge processor are not expected to be available on June 24.
Since the Ivy Bridge processor uses the 22nm manufacturing process, the chips are smaller compared to its predecessor, the Sandy bridge processor. With the smaller chips, the Ivy Bridge processors are expected to offer more power even as it will use only a small amount of power.
The processor is referred to as a ‘tick+’ which points to the effort of the tech company in enhancing the onboard graphics performance of the third generation Core design. The company aims to enhance it beyond the standard technology upgrade process in the usual ‘tick’ enhancement.
The enhanced graphics and media performance that is integrated into the Ivy Bridge processors has impressed a number of industry watchers. One observer indicated that even though discrete GPUs is still better, the Ivy Bridge processor will offer better performance to allow devices including small PCs to be able to edit or stream videos as well as play games.
Aside from the HP Pavilion HPE h9t, which is considered as the most powerful Pavilion platform in the market that is designed for video editing, gaming and other power-intensive tasks, the other desktops that will feature the Ivy Bridge processor are the Omni 22qd, the Omni 27qd, and the TouchSmart 520xt. Rounding up the upcoming six desktops that HP is set to offer with the Ivy Bridge processor are the Pavilion HPE h8t and the Pavilion HPE h8xt.
The last five desktops with the Ivy Bridge processor will be released by June 24 and will have a price tag ranging from $699 up to $1,199.