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New MacBook Pro specs leak, plus Apple Thunderbolt Light Peak branding

New MacBook Pro specs leak, plus Apple Thunderbolt Light Peak branding

New rumored specifications for the imminent MacBook Pro refresh have emerged, building on earlier leaks tipping 16GB mSATA boot SSDs across the range. According to French site MacGeneration, the 13-, 15- and 17-inch models will all be updated, complete with a Core i3 switch in the 13-incher, and the option to replace the SuperDrive DVD burner on the two larger versions with an SSD. Meanwhile, fscklog has acquired what's said to be a Apple's logo and branding for Thunderbolt, the company's name for Light Peak.

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HP EliteBook and ProBook business notebooks launch: up to 32hrs battery

HP EliteBook and ProBook business notebooks launch: up to 32hrs battery

HP has outed a range of updated business notebooks, including two all-metal EliteBooks, and multiple ProBooks spanning various hardware configurations. The HP EliteBook 8460p and 8560p wrap MIL-STD 810G military-standard casings around a choice of Intel Core i7 quad-core and Core i7, i5 and i3 dual-core processors, up to 32hrs of battery life, and 14- and 15.6-inch displays respectively.

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Sony VAIO L Series all-in-one wraps touch-bezel around multitouch screen

Sony VAIO L Series all-in-one wraps touch-bezel around multitouch screen

Sony's third VAIO launch of the day is the new VAIO L Series, all-in-one touchscreen desktops packing 24-inch Full HD displays and a new "edge access" system of touch-sensitive shortcuts integrated into the bezel. Packing a choice of Intel Core i5 or i7 processors, NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M graphics and a 1920 x 1080 multitouch display, the L Series also hides a Blu-ray drive and both HDMI input and outputs.

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Sony VAIO C Series: Garish looks hide decent notebooks

Sony VAIO C Series: Garish looks hide decent notebooks

Sony's 14hr VAIO S series may be the company's new mobility maven, but the Sony VAIO C Series promises to be a little more affordable. Described as "a dramatic lifestyle statement" - by which we're assuming Sony is referring to that "lifestyle" where you burn out your retinas with ridiculously garish colors - the VAIO C Series packs a 14-inch 1366 x 768 display and choice of Intel Core i5 processors, together with AMD Radeon HD 6470M graphics with HDMI connectivity.

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Lenovo ThinkPad T420s, T420 and T520: up to 30hrs battery life

Lenovo ThinkPad T420s, T420 and T520: up to 30hrs battery life

Lenovo has revealed its latest T Series ThinkPad notebooks, promising all-day battery life and super mobility. The Lenovo ThinkPad T420s, T420 and T520 offer a choice of Intel Core i3, i5 and i7 processors, along with 14-inch (1366 x 768 or 1600 x 900) or 15.6-inch (1366 x 768 or 1600 x 900 or 1920 x 1080) displays, USB 2.0, eSATA and a choice of optional WiMAX, EVDO or HSPA integrated cellular broadband.

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MacBook Pro stock shortage could point to imminent Sandy Bridge refresh

MacBook Pro stock shortage could point to imminent Sandy Bridge refresh

Apple's MacBook Pro range could be due for an imminent refresh, if reports of dwindling stocks of existing 15- and 17-inch models pan out. According to multiple MacRumors sources both Apple Stores and third-party retailers are running low on supplies of the notebooks, with Amazon listing 1-2 month delays on shipping the 17-inch MBP. The shortage could herald a refresh of the MacBook Pro line, introducing Intel's new Sandy Bridge 2011 Core processors.

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ASUS Eee Slate EP121 gets official unboxing & walkthrough [Video]

ASUS Eee Slate EP121 gets official unboxing & walkthrough [Video]

ASUS' Eee Slate EP121 is set to ship imminently, but until then we'll have to live vicariously through the company's official unboxing and demos of the 12.1-inch Windows 7 slate. Over the course of two videos, ASUS attempts to show us why we shouldn't discount the PC tablet, and highlights some of the benefits regular Windows has over more mobile platforms like Android or iOS.

Videos after the cut

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ASUS Eee Slate EP121 hands-on

ASUS Eee Slate EP121 hands-on

The Eee Slate EP121, ASUS tells us, is the world's fastest tablet, packing an Intel Core i5 processor. It's also going to be expensive among the latest breed of consumer tablets, kicking off at $999 when it arrives later this month. We grabbed some last-minute hands-on time with the 12.1-inch slate to see if it's everything ASUS promise.

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