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Intel push Core 2011 chips for entertainment; Intel Insider 1080p HD movie store

Intel push Core 2011 chips for entertainment; Intel Insider 1080p HD movie store

Intel made its Sandy Bridge based 2011 Core i3, i5 and i7 processors official earlier this week, but it's still making a song & dance about them at CES 2011 today. More than 500 desktop and laptop PCs using the chips are expected to debut in 2011, with features like Intel Quick Sync Video - for speedy transcoding - and WiDi 2.0. Meanwhile there's also Intel Insider, a hardware feature of the chips for purchasing and renting 1080p HD movies on their PC.

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HP Pavilion PCs get Intel/AMD refresh plus Radeon graphics

HP Pavilion PCs get Intel/AMD refresh plus Radeon graphics

HP hasn't just been reworking its notebooks with new Intel and AMD CPUs and GPUs; the company's Pavilion desktops have also seen a refresh. The new Pavilion, Slimline and Elite models kick off from $300, $330 and $600 respectively when they arrive on January 9 2011, with the HP Pavilion p6700 starting things off with a Pentium E5700 processor while the HP Elite HPE-500 kicks off with an AMD Phenom II 1045T hexacore.

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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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