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Lenovo IdeaPad Z570, Z470 & Z370 multimedia notebooks get Sandy Bridge

Lenovo IdeaPad Z570, Z470 & Z370 multimedia notebooks get Sandy Bridge

Lenovo's updated Z Series multimedia notebooks have had in injection of Intel's latest Sandy Bridge processors, with the IdeaPad Z570, Z470 and Z370 built around 15.6-, 14- and 13.3-inch displays respectively and a choice of Core i3, i5 or i7 CPUs. The IdeaPad Z470 and Z370 come with eye-catching fuchsia, sky blue or dark brown transparent covers, while the Z570 is a little more sensible with an Accutype chiclet keyboard and metallic-effect casing.

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Lenovo IdeaPady Y560d, Y470 & Y570 boast sub-10s boot with SDD/HDD combo

Lenovo IdeaPady Y560d, Y470 & Y570 boast sub-10s boot with SDD/HDD combo

Lenovo's new Y Series notebooks have made their CES 2011, and the company reckons that they're the fastest booting PCs around. The Lenovo IdeaPad Y560d, Y470 and Y570 get second-gen Intel Core i3, i5 or i7 processors along with NVIDIA GT 550M 1GB switchable graphics, but it's the optional Lenovo RapidDrive SSD that pairs HDD and SDD storage to achieve sub-10 second boot times.

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Lenovo IdeaPad G Series notebooks get Intel or AMD Brazos Fusion chips

Lenovo IdeaPad G Series notebooks get Intel or AMD Brazos Fusion chips

Lenovo's G Series may be the company's value notebooks, but they still haven't escaped the Sandy Bridge upgrade. New for CES 2011 are the Lenovo IdeaPad G770, G570, G470, G575 and G475, spanning 17-, 15- and 14-inch screen sizes, and available with a choice of Intel Core i3, i5 or i7 processors, or chips from AMD's new Brazos Fusion range. They're paired with either AMD Radeon HD 6370M 1GB graphics or Radeon HD 6650 graphics.

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Intel 2nd-Gen Core processors get official with WiDi 2.0

Intel 2nd-Gen Core processors get official with WiDi 2.0

Intel has officially unveiled its Sandy Bridge 2011 Core processor series, with the 29 new second-gen Core i3, i5 and i7 chips replacing the existing versions and throwing in integrated "processor graphics" too. Processor, graphics and memory controller all live on a single die built with 32nm processes, and Intel is preparing quad-core i7 chips to ship in new devices launched at CES 2011, followed by dual-core and ULV notebook versions, together with an overclockers' "K" range of chips.

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ASUS Eee Pad E121 makes video tease: 12″ Core i5 Windows 7 slate

ASUS Eee Pad E121 makes video tease: 12″ Core i5 Windows 7 slate

ASUS is dropping some serious hints about its upcoming Eee Pad EP121 tablet, ahead of the slate's official debut at CES 2011 next month. According to the teaser video, the ASUS EP121 will have a 12-inch display and use an Intel Core i5 processor; that's up from the Core 2 Duo ULV chip we first heard back in May. There'll also be HDMI and USB connectivity, along with Windows 7.

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Acer Aspire 5745DG Review

Acer Aspire 5745DG Review

3D, if you believe the marketing hype, is the future of displays, and so with so many of us sitting in front of computer screens for a fair portion of the day, why shouldn't they get in on the action as well? Acer's Aspire 5745DG promises 3D performance and everyday potency, thanks to a combination of an Intel Core i5 processor and NVIDIA 3D Vision technology, but is this the notebook to get us wearing silly glasses? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Lenovo IdeaPad U260 12.5-inch ultraportable on sale today

Lenovo IdeaPad U260 12.5-inch ultraportable on sale today

Lenovo's IdeaPad U260 has evolved from tempting leak to official product, and is hitting virtual shelves today. Priced from $899, the 12.5-inch U260 is yet to show up on the company's webstore, but when it does it will have a choice of Intel's 1.33GHz Core i3-380UM or 1.33GHz to 1.86GHz Core i5-470UM processors, an unspecified Core i7 option up to 4GB of DDR3 memory and a standard 320GB 5,400rpm hard-drive (or 128GB SSD).

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More Gigabyte Sandy Bridge motherboards revealed, including monster P67A-UD7

More Gigabyte Sandy Bridge motherboards revealed, including monster P67A-UD7

A further five Gigabyte 6 Series motherboards intended for Intel's second-gen "Sandy Bridge" Core processors have emerged, after we showed you the first three models (the P67A-UD3R, P67A-UD3 and H67MA-UD2H) back in October. The Gigabyte P67A-UD7, P67A-UD5, P67A-UD4, P67A-UD3P and H67A-UD3H all get USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gbps support, together with an Intel 6-series chipset for LGA 1155 processors.

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