We know that the next big thing to come from Intel is Sandy Bridge, which will be the biggest CPU overhaul since Nehalem.
Intel CEO Paul Otellini made mention of the upcoming processor generation, saying that it'll be the biggest leap the company's made yet in terms of processing power.
While Intel would never encourage prospective customers to hold off on a new PC – especially leading up to the hot holiday buying season – the CEO's enthusiasm for Sandy Bridge could give reason to wait until 2011.
In closing, I want to mention our next processor family codenamed Sandy Bridge. This quarter, we began volume production of Sandy Bridge and expect to ship revenue units in Q4 as we prepare for systems launch in the first quarter of 2011. Sandy Bridge represents the largest increase in computing performance in our history. This is a truly stunning product that we can’t wait to bring to market. Early demand from customers is much greater than we originally expected and we anticipate a very fast ramp.
Source: Seeking Alpha