One would think that with Haswell out, Intel would be done with the Ivy Bridge architecture, or would at least put it on hold for a while, but this is not happening.
In fact, it was just a short time ago that the Ivy Bridge Pentium 2127U microprocessor came out.
It is a dual-core unit with a clock speed of 1.9 GHz, which is just a bit higher than the performance of the 2117U SKU.
One might argue that is a low performance, and that 2 MB of L3 cache memory and simple HD graphics (regardless of the 1.1 GHz max speed) would support that complaint.
But then you notice the U at the end, which says this is a processor that value energy efficiency over raw horsepower.
Sure enough, the TDP (thermal design power) is of 17 Watts. The price is of $134 / €134.