Originally posted on Gigaom:
If the Apple (s AAPL) rumor machine is to be believed then we might soon see a lighter, skinnier and bigger brother of the current Macbook Airs in the market. A report from CPU Central, a blog covering computer processors, points to the April 8 launch of a new range of chipsets from Intel(s INTC) followed by the end-of-April launch of Ivy Bridge processors, which points to a new Macbook Pro.
On April 8 Intel will announce Z77, Z75, H77 and B75 chipsets. On the same day we should see numerous reviews of 75 and 77 boards with, well, Sandy Bridge CPUs. Ivy Bridge processors will be announced in the 4th week of April, between April 22 and April 28. The announcement will include only quad-core models: mobile Core i7 and Core i7 Extreme families, desktop Core i7, Core i5-3570K, i5-3570T, i5-3550, i5-3550S, i5-3450 and i5-3450S. The announced chips will be available for sale on April 29.