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AVADirect Announces Availability of NVIDIA’s 3D Vision Surround Technology in Core i7 PCs

AVADirect Announces Availability of NVIDIA’s 3D Vision Surround Technology in Core i7 PCs

So, NVIDIA's 3D Vision technology seems to be making the rounds as of late. Not that that's a bad thing at all -- we're actually glad to see the prominently dependable and fantastic tech being utilized on as many systems as possible. And with today's announcement from AVADirect, that's just another hardware manufacturer working to bring the best pieces of the market into one frame.

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Acer Aspire AS5745 and AS7745 media notebooks debut, bring Aspire value line along too

Acer Aspire AS5745 and AS7745 media notebooks debut, bring Aspire value line along too

Acer has announced two new sets of mainstream notebooks, with the Acer Aspire AS5745 and AS7745 offering up to Core i7 CPUs, discrete graphics and optional multitouch displays, while the new regular Aspire notebooks kick off from $429.99 and have a choice of Intel or AMD chips and integrated or discrete graphics.  The AS5745 has a 15.6-inch display, Core i3/i5/i7 CPUs and NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M GPU, while the AS7745 gets a 17.3-inch display, Core i7 CPU and ATI Radeon HD 5650 GPU, Blu-ray and room for a second HDD.

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Toshiba Portégé R700 hands-on [Video]

Toshiba Portégé R700 hands-on [Video]

Toshiba has unveiled their latest ultraportable, the Toshiba Portégé R700, and while it may look like your average thin-and-light in some key ways it's actually pretty unique. The 13.3-inch R700 - which will also go on sale as the consumer-focussed Satellite R630 - uses a new airflow cooling system that, by pulling in cool air over the hotter components, rather than pushing out hot air, means Toshiba can not only use regular Intel Core i3, i5 and i7 processors rather than their less-powerful ULV counterparts, but do so in a machine that stays cool to the touch.

First impressions & hands-on video after the cut

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Lenovo IdeaPad Y560d 3D-capable notebook revealed

Lenovo IdeaPad Y560d 3D-capable notebook revealed

Lenovo has unveiled its first 3D-capable notebook, the Lenovo IdeaPad Y560d, complete with a 15.6-inch 1366 x 768 TriDef 3D display and polarizer glasses, a choice of Core i3, i5 or i7 processors, and ATI Radeon HD 5730 1GB graphics.  The TriDef 3D solution used in the IdeaPad Y560d can not only show native 3D content but create pseudo-3D graphics out of 2D images and video.

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Toshiba Satellite C600 and L600 Series budget notebooks outed

Toshiba Satellite C600 and L600 Series budget notebooks outed

Toshiba's final batches of note notebooks may lack the 3D magic of the A665 or the glossy ultraportable scale of the T200 Series, but the new Satellite C600 Series and Satellite L Series both have affordability to recommend them.  The C600 Series kicks off at under $500 with the 14-inch C645 and the 15.6-inch C655, each available with a choice of Intel or AMD processors, while the L Series includes the 13-inch L635, the 14-inch L645, the 15.6-inch L655 and the 17.3-inch L675, all with a choice of Intel Core i3, i5 or i7 CPUs, or AMD Athlon II, Turion II, or Phenom II triple/quad core CPUs.

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Toshiba Satellite A665 and M645 debut: Optimus, Core i7 and 3D

Toshiba Satellite A665 and M645 debut: Optimus, Core i7 and 3D

Toshiba have announced a vast bounty of new notebooks, and we're kicking off with the Toshiba Satellite A665 and the Satellite M645.  The 15.6-inch A665 maxes out with an Intel Core i7-740QM processor, 4GB of DDR3 memory and NVIDIA GeForce GTS 350MB Optimus graphics, while 14-inch M645 gets its choice of Core i3, i5 and i7 chips or the new AMD Phenom II quadcore CPUs, optional GeForce 310M and GT330M with Optimus, and DDR3 memory.

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Core i5/i7 update for Alienware M11x plus NVIDIA Optimus

Core i5/i7 update for Alienware M11x plus NVIDIA Optimus

As promised, Dell has updated their Alienware M11x gaming ultraportable with some new Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processor options.  The 11.6-inch notebook can still be specified with the same Pentium dual-core as before, but now buyers can also pick either a 1.06GHz Core i5-520UM or 1.06GHz Core i7-640UM.  Meanwhile there's also NVIDIA Optimus graphics thanks to the GeForce GT 335M GPU.

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Clevo D900F GeForce GTX 480M gaming notebook up for wallet-busting sale

Clevo D900F GeForce GTX 480M gaming notebook up for wallet-busting sale

Remember that stonking NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480M Fermi GPU and the Clevo gaming notebook it was expected to first show up in?  The Clevo  D900F is now up for sale, and if you've in the region of $2,959 lying around waiting for a Core i7 based 17-inch monster notebook, you probably won't be disappointed.  Everything from a 2.66GHz Core i7-920 through to a 3.33GHz Core i7-980X Extreme are on offer (factor in an extra $856 for the latter), together with some Xeon quadcores, as well as up to 12GB of DDR3 memory.

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