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Lenovo IdeaPad V460 with Core i3 on sale now

Lenovo IdeaPad V460 with Core i3 on sale now

A new budget Lenovo consumer notebook has emerged, though we're still waiting for the official details from the company themselves.  The Lenovo IdeaPad V460 is a 14-inch Core i3 based machine with a 1366 x 768 display and up to 4GB of DDR3 memory; graphics are courtesy of Intel's HD chipset, though unfortunately there doesn't appear to be a switchable NVIDIA option like on other models in the V Series.

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Lenovo ThinkPad L Series is greenest to date

Lenovo ThinkPad L Series is greenest to date

Lenovo has announced the newest entrants to its ThinkPad range, the L Series, and according to the company they're the greenest notebooks on the market.  Packing Intel Celeron, Core i3 and Core i5 processors together with either a 14-inch 16:9 display on the L412 or a 15-inch 16:9 display on the L512, the range kicks off at $649 but offers up to 8hrs of runtime.

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Toshiba Satellite A660, L670, L650 and C650 debut

Toshiba Satellite A660, L670, L650 and C650 debut

Toshiba have announced a refresh to their Satellite notebook range, including four new models each with a multimedia bent.  Top end is the Toshiba Satellite A660, with a choice of Core i3, i5 or i7 processors, a 16-inch LED-backlit 1366 x 768 display and up to 640GB HDD/8GB RAM.  However there are also Satellite L670, L650 and C650 models which offer more affordable computing.

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Toshiba Tecra M11 gets Core i3/i5 from $879

Toshiba Tecra M11 gets Core i3/i5 from $879

It's obviously a week for laptop processor upgrades, and while Toshiba's Tecra M11 notebooks aren't quite as eye-catching - or as fast - as Apple's new MacBook Pro machines, they're a whole lot cheaper.  The 14-inch Tecra M11 packs Intel's latest Core i3 and Core i5 CPUs, together with up to 3GB of DDR3 memory and standard Intel HD graphics; if you're willing to splash out on the top-spec model, you get NVIDIA NVS 2100M graphics instead.

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ASUS U30jc arrives with Optimus, Core i3 and $900 tag

ASUS U30jc arrives with Optimus, Core i3 and $900 tag

The ASUS U30jc was one of the more interesting models from ASUS' notebook portfolio, and the company have now taken the wraps off the 13.3-inch machine officially.  Packing an Intel Core i3 350M processor, paired with NVIDIA Optimus graphics - automatically switching between the integrated Intel GPU and the discrete GeForce GT 310M - and a battery apparently good for up to 9.5hrs of runtime, the U30jc comes in at a smudge under $900.

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Intel freeze CULV refresh over Calpella success?

Intel freeze CULV refresh over Calpella success?

Another rumored blow to Intel's CULV range of ultra-low-voltage processors for ultra-thins, as DigiTimes' sources at notebook manufacturers claim the silicon company have delayed the launch of a new CULV line-up.  The decision - which would push the new ultra-thin CPUs back into Q3 2010 - is blamed in part on Acer's decision to eschew the CULV chips in favor of low-voltage Calpalla-series processors for their newest TimelineX notebooks.

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HP EliteBook 8740w and Z200, Z400, Z600 & Z800 workstations get Intel CPU updates

HP EliteBook 8740w and Z200, Z400, Z600 & Z800 workstations get Intel CPU updates

HP have updated their workstation range, and of the new tower, SFF and notebook models perhaps the most interesting is the HP EliteBook 8740w.  Toting Intel's latest Core i7 Extreme processors, up to 16GB of DDR3 memory and a 17-inch LED-backlit display running at either WXGA+ or WUXGA, the 8740w can be spec'd with either ATI FirePro M7820 1GB graphics, NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800M 1GB graphics or Quadro FX 2800M 1GB graphics.

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Intel Core i3, i5 & i7 notebook CPUs in short supply?

Intel Core i3, i5 & i7 notebook CPUs in short supply?

Acer's enthusiastic embrace of Intel's latest Core i3, i5 and i7 "Calpella" notebook processors for their upcoming TimelineX range has seemingly thrown the chipmaker's production lines into a panic, with DigiTime's manufacturing sources reckoning that the CPUs are now in relatively short supply.  That's led Intel to prioritize the orders of first-tier manufacturers, meaning it may take a little longer for niche market notebooks to arrive.

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