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Intel 32nm ULV Core i3, i5 and i7 CPUs headed to ultrathins in June

Intel 32nm ULV Core i3, i5 and i7 CPUs headed to ultrathins in June

Intel have officially announced their latest ultra-low voltage (ULV) Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7 processors, which will be finding their way into ultraportable notebooks in the not-too-distant future.  The chips all use 32nm Nehalem processes and that adds up to performance gains and power frugality: Intel reckon up to 32-percent more grunt and up to 15-percent less battery consumption compared to existing chips.

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Alienware M11x Core i3, i5 and i7 update due June

Alienware M11x Core i3, i5 and i7 update due June

We weren't exactly disappointed by the Alienware M11x gaming ultraportable's performance when we reviewed it a few months back, but nor would we turn our noses up at a speed boost should Dell be so kind.  As the rumors suggested, Dell are apparently planning to slot Intel Core i3, i5 and i7 CPUs into the 11.6-inch notebook, and according to Pearce Clune, Head of Consumer Operations for Middle East, Africa and Turkey, we can expect it next month.

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Motion F5v and C5v rugged tablets get Core i5 and i7

Motion F5v and C5v rugged tablets get Core i5 and i7

The spread of Intel's Core i5 and Core i7 processors continues, with Motion's rugged tablet PCs the latest to pack the vPro chips.  The Motion F5v and C5v both meet MIL-STD-810G and IP-54 standards - meaning you can get them wet or drop them and still keep working - but now have faster CPUs and up to 4GB of RAM.  Motion reckon you'll see not only a 50-percent increase in performance but up to 30-percent increase in battery life.

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Fujitsu LifeBook T730 tablet arrives: dual-mode digitizer & optional Core i7

Fujitsu LifeBook T730 tablet arrives: dual-mode digitizer & optional Core i7

Fujitsu's LifeBook T730 has made a quiet debut, after having been spotted clearing the FCC back in April.  Packing a 12.1-inch WXGA convertible touchscreen, choice of CPUs including an Intel Core i5-520M, i5-540M and i7-620M, up to 8GB of DDR3 RAM and Intel HD graphics, the T730 comes as standard with an active digitizer (for use with a special stylus) but can be specified with a dual-mode panel that reacts to both stylus and multitouch finger gestures.

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Lenovo IdeaPad U160, U460 & U460s intro latest Core i3/i5/i7 ULV CPUs

Lenovo IdeaPad U160, U460 & U460s intro latest Core i3/i5/i7 ULV CPUs

The IdeaPad Z series aren't the only mainstream notebooks Lenovo have to announce this morning; the company has also taken the wraps off of the new Lenovo IdeaPad U series.  Admittedly the new IdeaPad U160, U460 and U460s aren't quite as interesting as the U1 Hybrid, but the 11.6-inch U160 and 14-inch U460 and U460s do slide in at under an inch in thickness while still packing Intel's new Core and Core ULV low-power processors.

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Intel Hexacore Mac Pro desktops to debut at WWDC 2010?

Intel Hexacore Mac Pro desktops to debut at WWDC 2010?

Rumors of Apple's Mac Pro Intel hexacore refresh taking place in mid-March saw the leaked date come and go, leaving us - and, more importantly, the video and media pros waiting to upgrade their Apple desktops to the latest processors - still none the wiser as to when the flagship desktop line might be updated.  Now, according to information apparently from Intel's distribution network, it seems possible that Apple could announce the new Mac Pro models at WWDC 2010.

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HP ENVY 14 and ENVY 17 hands-on [Video]

HP ENVY 14 and ENVY 17 hands-on [Video]

HP's ENVY range has been updated, with the existing ENVY 13 and ENVY 15 replaced by a new ENVY 14 and ENVY 17 with, as you could probably guess, 14.5- and 17-inch displays.  We grabbed some hands-on time with the new notebooks, and the good news is that what were decent machines have now become even better systems, packing Intel Core i5 and i7 processors, new slot-loading optical drives and a better array of display connectivity.  More specs and first-impressions after the cut.

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MacBook Pro 13-inch Review (Early 2010)

MacBook Pro 13-inch Review  (Early 2010)

Apple's recent MacBook Pro update brought a long awaited processor update and new GPU options, but much of the attention was lavished on the larger models in the company's professional notebook range. In contrast, the 13-inch MacBook Pro saw a more modest refresh; check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Acer TimelineX 1830T, 3820T, 4820T and 5820T priced

Acer TimelineX 1830T, 3820T, 4820T and 5820T priced

Acer's TimelineX range of notebooks may have had a patchy launch, but the company - or at least their German arm - has finally followed up with some hard release details and pricing.  The 13.3-inch Acer Aspire TimelineX 1830T will land in early June for €549 ($731), while the 13.3-inch 3820T will be €699 ($931), and both the 14-inch 4820T and the 15.6-inch 5820T will start from €749 ($997).

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Shuttle J3 to be Unveiled at Computex 2010

Shuttle J3 to be Unveiled at Computex 2010

Shuttle has made a name for itself for manufacturing of high-performance small form factor PCs, along with creating the XPC, and they've gone ahead and announced their Computex 2010 exhibition booth. The event is Asia's largest trade show for computers and the industry, which is held in Taipei, Taiwan. Shuttle wants to make sure they make a mark at this year's event, and therefore have a nice ace up their sleeve: the J3.

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Intel Core i7 1.46Ghz ULV Due in the Fall

Intel Core i7 1.46Ghz ULV Due in the Fall

Of course, this is a rumor. A leak of a rumor. Or a rumor of a leak, however you want to think about it. But, according to those rumors, leaks, and whatever else, it looks like Intel is planning not only a 1.33GHz update to their Core i7 chips in the Summer, but also a bit more power later in the year. We're always a fan of more power, especially if these leaks are anywhere near true.

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