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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.

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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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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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