I just found this article on 9to5mac: http://9to5mac.com/2011/12/04/intel...cs-and-minis-splayed-and-delayed/#more-116191 It seems that Intel has officially "notified it's partners about its decision to introduce of its next-generation code-named Ivy Bridge processors in the second quarter of 2012." Some other interesting bits and pieces (some of it might just apply to the desktop CPUs): - the CPUs support dual channel 1600 MHz DDR3 RAM - there seem to be two versions of the integrated "Intel HD graphics", called 4000 and 2500 respectively. The 4000 seems to be the iGPU for the middle and high end CPUs, while the 2500 is available for the low end i5 and i3 chips. - some benchmarks show about 10%-20% more CPU performance compared to a current i7, but a factor of 2-3 performance boost of the Intel HD 4000 compared to the Intel HD 2000. Not sure where the 3000 falls... Hope you find it interesting!