Bright Side of News notes Intel's 2013 Haswell chip will have a SoC design for ultrabooks and other low-power devices, while traditional laptops and desktop PCs will continue to use a 2-chip platform:
The Shark Bay Client Platform, as the company calls it calls for a radical rethink of Intel's definition of a platform. Up until Haswell, the company had close to identical products for desktop, notebook and server platform, with customizations being low-power design or enterprise-specific features.
No more. In 2013, Intel will reveal its new strategy, which brings further separation of low-power designs vs. enterprise segment. Intel's Ultrabook platform is being targeted with a single-chip design i.e. SoC approach, while conventional notebook, desktop and workstation will continue to utilize the CPU+Chipset design.