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MacBook Pro 2012: 15″ Retina Display, USB 3.0 and ultra-thin

MacBook Pro 2012: 15″ Retina Display, USB 3.0 and ultra-thin

More and more information has emerged regarding the next MacBook Pros featuring Ivy Bridge chips, and now 9to5Mac has detailed exactly what to expect from the new 15-inch model. They say that Apple is currently finalizing the new laptop, and that it will feature a slimmed down design, drop the optical drive, include a high-resolution Retina display, and most interestingly, have several USB 3.0 ports.

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HP ProBook b-series and s-series take on the boardroom

HP ProBook b-series and s-series take on the boardroom

HP's the number one maker of computers in the world, mostly thanks to their Pavilion consumer-grade notebooks. But they've got a pretty wide array of laptops tailored to business users as well, and the penny-pinchers among them will find something to like in the ProBook b-series and s-series. The two families cover a range of screen sizes from 14 inches all the way to 17.3 inches, with prices to match.

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Acer Aspire One 725 netbook packs AMD Fusion

Acer Aspire One 725 netbook packs AMD Fusion

You might not necessarily want some of those upcoming Ivy Bridge mobile processors. Netbooks are still fine for light browsing and whatnot, right? Acer has just the thing for you in that case. The company has added a new netbook to its line, the Aspire One 725, which makes use of AMD’s low-power Fusion chipset, or more specifically, the dual-core C-60 processor.

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Foxconn fanless PCs breaks cover

Foxconn fanless PCs breaks cover

Foxconn is set to get into the fanless PC realm with two new offerings running either an Intel Atom or an AMD processor. The Intel computer is called the AT-5300, and the AMD version is called AT-5600. Both machines are the small and compact type designed easily fit into tight spaces or entertainment centers in the living room.

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AMD teams with GameFly for major gamer push

AMD teams with GameFly for major gamer push

It appears that AMD is bringing the heat back to the world of gaming, or at least some pointed focus, with a deal they've struck with GameFly. This online video game rental and PC download service has a membership program which will be given for free (for 30-days) to purchasers of any of several new AMD processor packs. This membership also includes a 20 percent discount on brand new PC game purchases via GameFly's own PC store.

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AMD announces 28nm-based Radeon HD 7000M series

AMD announces 28nm-based Radeon HD 7000M series

AMD has just unveiled the next-generation of GPUs destined for ultrabooks and laptops. The Radeon HD 7000M series consists of the HD 7900M, the HD 7800M, and the HD 7700M, and AMD say that all three chips feature the new Enduro technology, designed to efficiently manage battery life by automatically switching from integrated to discrete GPUs when required.

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Alienware M14x, M17x and M18x get 2012 refresh

Alienware M14x, M17x and M18x get 2012 refresh

Alienware has revealed the first stage of its 2012 refresh, updating the M14x, M17x and M18x gaming notebooks with new NVIDIA and AMD graphics, mSATA SSDs and caching for boosted performance, and bumping the default memory. The three notebook models keep the external aesthetic of their predecessors - think Stealth Bomber style angles and thousands upon thousands of user-selectable colored LED lighting - but inside there are big changes afoot. Read on for full details.

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Digital Storm intros new Marauder gaming PCs

Digital Storm intros new Marauder gaming PCs

Digital Storm previously showed us the Aventum line of gaming PCs, so ridiculously expensive that we haven’t looked at our wallet quite the same way ever since. The company has unveiled yet another line of PCs, but with some more modest prices this time around. They’re calling it the Marauder series, and the entry-level model starts at just $799.

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Xbox 720 rumored to have 16-core CPU

Xbox 720 rumored to have 16-core CPU

Another day, another next-generation console rumor. Once again, the specifications for the Xbox 720 are being hinted at. Previously we’d heard that the Xbox 720 will come in two flavours: a low-power and basic ARM version that will run apps, and the “main” console. The more powerful of the two was tipped to have two GPUs that could render graphics independant of each other, and a new rumor indicates the Xbox 720 could have a CPU with 16 cores.

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