First Intel Sandy Bridge Notebooks to be Quad-Core

Rob Williams

Staff member
If an insider reporting to CNET is to be believed, it looks like the initial notebook offerings to employ Intel's Sandy Bridge processor architecture will be of the quad-core variety. That's right... no dual-cores at launch. This is quite the shift from previous launches, where dual-cores have come first and then quad-cores. Does this tell us about the state of computing, or could there be other reasons behind this decision?

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