The first batch of Ivy Bridge products is expected to occur on the 23rd of April according to an anonymous source quoted by Cnet.
All major computer manufacturers like Hewlett-Packard, Dell, Sony, Acer (including Gateway, Packard Bell), Lenovo (including Medion), Asus, Toshiba and Samsung are expected to launch a number of products including laptops and desktops.
Apple also expected to release new products possibly a new range of thinner MacBook Pro laptops including 15-inch and 13-inch models.
Earlier today, a German company Transtec, sent us a press release saying that it would start shipping its Ivy Bridge range of computers from the end of April, which corroborates Cnet's Claims.
The GPU is likely to be the biggest single improvement in Ivy Bridge which is a die shrink (tick) rather than a tock (new micro architecture).
The new HD 4000, Transtec said in its press release, will be twice as fast as the previous HD 2000 GPU found in Sandy Bridge which could help reduce the gap between low end discrete video cards and IGPs.
Source : Cnet