Core i7

Dell pack hexacore i7-980X into Studio XPS 9100 PC

Dell pack hexacore i7-980X into Studio XPS 9100 PC

Dell has updated its Studio XPS 9100 desktop series to include Intel's latest Core i7 processors, bringing a welcome burst of speed with up to hexacore chips on offer.  Priced from $949.99 with the 2.66GHz Core i7-920 paired with 3GB of DDR3 memory and NVIDIA GeForce G310 512MB graphics, Dell are asking a further $470 for the Core i7-960 or a cool $1,000 more for the six-core i7-980X.

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AVADirect Clevo W880CU Gaming Notebook Review

AVADirect Clevo W880CU Gaming Notebook Review

Clevo may not quite be a household name, but the company's mid- and high-end laptops have been thoroughly rebadged and neatly demonstrated the Clevo heritage. Fresh to the SlashGear test bench is the Clevo W880CU, courtesy of AVADirect, a monstrous Core i7 behemoth of a machine with a 17.3-inch display and 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480M graphics. At almost $3,000, does the performance warrant the price tag? Check out the full review after the cut.

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Clevo W860CU 3D and ASUS G51JX-3D bring 3D Vision to US shores

Clevo W860CU 3D and ASUS G51JX-3D bring 3D Vision to US shores

3D notebooks are gaining traction, and gamers now have a few more options to choose from.  AVADirect have picked up the ASUS G51JX-3D and the Clevo W880CU W860CU 3D, each toting NVIDIA's 3D Vision technology (that uses shutter glasses) and various CPUs from Intel's Core i5 and i7 ranges.

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Mac Pro gets dual-hexacore Intel Xeon upgrade

Mac Pro gets dual-hexacore Intel Xeon upgrade

It's not just new iMacs that Apple have outed this morning; the company has also announced updates to its Mac Pro range with the much-anticipated quad- and hexacore Intel Xeon processors.  While the basic configurations include quad-core CPUs as standard, up to two 2.93GHz 6-core Intel Xeon X5670 processors can be specified, along with up to four 512GB SSDs, an ATI Radeon HD 5870 with 1GB of memory, and up to 32GB of DDR3 memory.  Meanwhile there are now two Mini DisplayPort ports as standard.

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iMac gets Core i3, i5 & i7 update, new Apple Magic Trackpad

iMac gets Core i3, i5 & i7 update, new Apple Magic Trackpad

As expected, Apple has updated its iMac line to include Intel's Core i3, Core i5, and Core i7 processors, and they've also outed their Magic Trackpad too.  As before there are 21.5- and 27-inch versions of the iMac, now kicking off from $1,199 with a 3.06 GHz Intel Core i3 processor, 4GB of DDR3 memory and ATI Radeon HD 4670 graphics; $1,699 gets you a 27-inch 3.20 GHz Intel Core i3 machine with ATI Radeon HD 5670 graphics.

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iMac stock shortages continue ahead of tipped range refresh

iMac stock shortages continue ahead of tipped range refresh

Speculation of an imminent iMac refresh continues apace, with AppleInsider hearing that some Apple stores are reporting low or non-existent stock of both 21.5- and 27-inch versions of the all-in-one desktop.  The news follows recent leaks that tipped updated iMacs with USB 3.0, faster FireWire connectivity and even touchscreen functionality; a new entry-level machine with an Intel Core i3 CPU has been mentioned, together with dual-core Core i5 and quad-core Core i5/i7 models.

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Lenovo IdeaPad Y560d 3D notebook on sale now

Lenovo IdeaPad Y560d 3D notebook on sale now

Lenovo's 3D-capable notebook, the IdeaPad Y560d, has gone up for sale through the company's webstore.  Priced at $1,399 - $200 more than initially expected, and a month late in fact - the Y560d has a 15.6-inch 1,366 x 768 LCD display, Intel Core i7-720QM 1.6GHz processor and ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5730 1GB graphics, and uses the TriDef 3D system.

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Shuttle XPC Barebone SH55J2 SFF PC content with Core i3, i5 and i7 CPUs

Shuttle XPC Barebone SH55J2 SFF PC content with Core i3, i5 and i7 CPUs

Shuttle's latest small-form-factor PC has been unveiled, and the XPC Barebone SH55J2 manages to offer compatibility with Intel's Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7 CPU ranges.  The first machine to support all socket 1156 Core variants, the SH55J2 is compatible with the onboard GPU found in certain Core i3 and i5 processors, and has both HDMI and VGA outputs; alternatively a PCI Express socket can take a dual-slot discrete graphics card.

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LG W63D display, CF3D projector & R590 laptop all pack 3D support

LG W63D display, CF3D projector & R590 laptop all pack 3D support

It's obviously 3D day today, because no sooner do ASUS push out a 3D-capable LCD display but LG get into the game with a trio of 3D toting hardware.  Like ASUS they've a monitor, the Full HD LG W63D, but then there's also the Full HD projector which we saw back in January, the LG CF3D, and a notebook, the LG R590.

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3.2GHz Intel Core i7-970 hexacore CPU goes on sale

3.2GHz Intel Core i7-970 hexacore CPU goes on sale

The six-core Intel Core i7-970 processor we've been waiting to hit the Mac Pro has shown up for sale at Newegg, priced at a not-inconsiderable $899.99.  That gets you six 3.2GHz cores complete with 12MB of L3 cache, 130W TDP and both a heatsink and fan.

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Mac Pro & iMac refresh: USB 3.0 & faster FireWire tipped for back-to-school season

Mac Pro & iMac refresh: USB 3.0 & faster FireWire tipped for back-to-school season

All eyes may be on the iPhone 4 right now (or, more accurately, on its chubby little signal strength meter and whereabouts your fingers are in relation to the antenna) but that doesn't mean we'll bypass a good Mac Pro rumor.  According to one of Hard Mac's "better sources", Apple is preparing for a Mac Pro refresh at the end of the summer, to hopefully tap into the "back to school" period.  Meanwhile they'll be swiftly followed by an iMac refresh.

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Getac rugged V100 tablet gets Core i7 update

Getac rugged V100 tablet gets Core i7 update

Getac has updated its ruggedized convertible tablet PC, the Getac V100, with a 1.2GHz Intel Core i7 processor.  That, the company claims, is good enough for a 47-percent performance boost over the last-gen model - in no small part thanks to Turbo Boost - making it the fastest dual-core ruggedized convertible on the market (a pretty small ecosystem, they must admit).

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