Article is confusing in that the model NP530U4C-S02CA is advertised as coming with a faster Ivy Bridge i5-3317u and a 1 Tb. HD with express cache. This review is not relevant to this other configuration. See http://www.samsung.com/ca/support/model/NP530U4C-S02CA-techspecs. Must be Samsung though as Samsung's description now states it also has Win 8 when Ivy Bridge i5 did, at one time, come with Win 7.
to be honest... I wouldnt call Sandy Bridge Chip 'outdated' you make it sound as if Sandy Bridge is as old as a Pentium 4 compared to Ivy Bridge.
Clock for clock, there is very little difference between the two CPUs the Ivy Bridge chip does run a little hotter due to Intel putting thermal paste under the heat shield. Otherwise 4.6Ghz IB is equal to 4.8Ghz SB - some would even go as far as to say almost negligible. A Sandy Bridge laptop is still an EXCELLENT buy just like an Ivy Bridge laptop and should not detract points from the review.
Multimedia ultrabook. The elegant purists are slowly mutating to versatile multimedia machines. Samsung's new ultrabook sports a GeForce graphics and DVD burner at a reasonable price. Is it an all-rounder or a bad compromise?