With most of the PC brands rolling out their Ultrabook products with Intel processors, AMD is set to compete with their own Ultrathin laptops based on their Trinity platform. As it stands, all of the Ultrabooks sold today uses Intel’s 2nd generation Core processors (Sandy Bridge). However, by April, Intel will be launching its latest generation codenamed Ivy Bridge. It is this new chip that Trinity will have to face when it comes out in the 2nd half of this year.
Currently, Ultrabooks cost around $800-$1200. AMD’s Ultrathin laptops will be sold for around 10-20% below that. Other than that, performance, battery life, and other specs are still unknown for Trinity and the Ultrathin laptops. However, if it does prove to be compete with Ivy Bridge, even if it does not perform better, AMD might still have a winner with Trinity if they can keep the price much lower than Intel’s Ultrabooks.
Expect to see AMD’s Ultrathin laptops from brands such as Asus and HP around June.