In November we brought you an update on the Intel Sandy Bridge processor line due out in early 2011 and reported the first device spec sheet to turn up using one of the new processors, the i7-2630QM chip in the update for the HP Pavilion dv7.
The second-generation Core processors were due to be released at CES in January but now Vlad Savov over on Engadget, sourced from Lowyat.net, reports that the Sandy Bridge processors are already on release in Malaysia. The Core i5-2300, the i5-2400 and the i7-2600 have all been spotted and photographed in boxes in Compuzone, a Malaysian electronics store.
Speeds and pricing are as follows – 3.4GHz Core i7 is 939RM or $301, the 3.1GHz 2400 is 609Rm or $195 and the 2.8GHz 2300 is 585RM or$188. David Gilbert over on Trusted Reviews, sourced from Bit-Tech, points out that this is a good sign of the new processors definitely coming at CES and also reports that in the vPro-equipped Sandy Bridge chips there will be upgraded anti-theft technology.
This all bodes well for the CES in January at Las Vegas and no doubt we’ll be hearing plenty more news at that time. We’re always interested in what you have to say so please feel free to send us your comments.