Acer has updated its AS5742G, AS5745 and Aspire AS7745 notebooks, throwing in a selection of new Intel Core i3, i5 and i7 processors, together with a choice of integrated NVIDIA Optimus or ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 graphics. The 15.6-inch 1366 x 768 AS5742G and AS 5745 machines have a choice of HDDs up to 500GB, while the 17.3-inch 1600 x 900 AS7745 gets up to 1TB. There's also the Acer AS5745DG with NVIDIA 3D Vision courtesy of the NVIDIA GeForce GT 420M GPU.
Rugged computer specialist Getac has outed its successor a sibling to the V100 convertible tablet PC, and as you might expect it's no less sturdy. The Getac V200 has a 12.1-inch super-bright 1,200 nit multitouch-capable display, 2.0GHz Intel Core i7-620LM processor and WiFi b/g/n, but more importantly perhaps it's MIL-STD-810G and IP65 compliant for resilience to dust, vibration, temperatures as low as -20 degrees centigrade and water.
Fujitsu's latest external-graphics notebook has been revealed, the LIFEBOOK AH530 GFX, offloading its ATI Mobility Radeon HD550v 1GB video card to make for a more portable main unit. Based on May's original AH530, complete with optional Core i3, i5 or i7 processors, Blu ray or DVD drives, up to 8GB of RAM and up to 500GB HDD, the AH530 GFX gives desktop users an alternative to the standard notebook's Intel HD GPU.
ASUS has sent over a handful of shots of their upcoming ASUS Rampage III Formula motherboard, and it's all looking decidedly tasty. Based around Intel's X58 chipset, meaning compatibility with the latest breed of hexacore Core i7 processors, there are a full six DDR3 DIMM slots and three PCIe x16 slots.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.