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Ivy Bridge System Roundup

Ivy Bridge System Roundup

This morning Intel let loose the final release information for their 3rd Generation Intel Core processors, also known as Ivy Bridge. Since then there've been no lack of PC producers on hand letting the world know that they already have or will have soon their own model computers with the updated Core i5 and/or Core i7 processors onboard. Have a peek at what's being offered today and see if you'll want to go brand new, stick with a proven model with this new update, or create your own with parts of your choosing!

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Intel 3rd Gen Core Ivy Bridge processors official

Intel 3rd Gen Core Ivy Bridge processors official

Intel has officially launched its 3rd-gen Core processor line-up, based on 22nm Ivy Bridge architecture, for a 20-percent performance boost while using 20-percent less power than last-gen Sandy Bridge chips. The new Core chips are built using 3D Tri-Gate transistor architecture, and include a new on-processor HD Graphics 4000 GPU for up to twice the HD media and 3D graphics performance. Finally, there are new security features for home and enterprise users.

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MacBook Pro goes slim with quad-core this Spring

MacBook Pro goes slim with quad-core this Spring

This summer we're very likely going to see MacBook Air slimness on Apple's line of heavier-duty MacBook Pro units, complete with Intel's Ivy Bridge quad-core processors in-tact. This information is gleaned from no less than Intel themselves, with news coming through that April 29th will be the date that they're ready to show the world what they're made of in both the mobile and desktop world. CPU World lets us know that two separate and trustworthy sources have now confirmed that this date late in April will be the delivery time for for desktop portion of this equation, with quad-core models Core i7 and Core i7 Extreme families in the pipeline.

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MAINGEAR Solo custom all-in-one revealed

MAINGEAR Solo custom all-in-one revealed

MAINGEAR has outed its latest custom PC, the Solo, a 21-inch all-in-one which promises to be the most flexible of its ilk. Fronted by a 1080p Full HD display - with an optional 10-point multitouch touchscreen - the Solo kicks off with a Core i3-2125 processor and 4GB of memory, but can be upgraded to a Core i7-2600S and 16GB of DDR3-1333. MAINGEAR also slots in 32GB of SSD caching memory as standard, to turn any regular HDD into a hybrid drive for up to 8x the performance, supposedly.

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Gigabyte P2542G gaming notebook packs quadcore i7

Gigabyte P2542G gaming notebook packs quadcore i7

Gigabyte doesn't only have ultrabooks for CeBIT this week; the company also has a 15.6-inch gaming notebook, the Gigabyte P2542G, packing a quadcore Core i7 processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M 2GB graphics. Following rival gaming machines in opting for an eye-catchingly bright casing, the yellow P2542G has a 1920 x 1080 Full HD LED-backlit display and Blu-ray drive, together with four dual-channel stereo speakers and two separate woofers.

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Acer Aspire S3 (Core i7) Review

Acer Aspire S3 (Core i7) Review

The Ultrabook world is continuing its rise to glory as the Acer Aspire S3 (here with the Core i7 processer inside) runs the thin show at .68 inches at its thickest point. This is by no means the thinnest notebook on earth, nor is it the Ultrabook with the most impressive set of specifications, but this relatively basic (if any Ultrabook is basic) model has a stack of features and a full package that will satisfy any general use owner. This notebook has a 13.3-inch Active Matrix TFT display at 1366 x 768 pixel resolution, CineCrystal (glossy) and clear as day coupled with Intel HD Graphics 3000 and Dolby Home Theater v4 audio enhancement on built-in stereo speakers - that means good entertainment.

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HP Envy 14 Spectre Ultrabook pre-orders launched

HP Envy 14 Spectre Ultrabook pre-orders launched

The Ultrabook wave continues with the HP Envy 14 Spectre and it's fabulous HD+ Radiance Infinity display and a Core i5 or Core i7 processor under the hood. This Ultrabook is now up for pre-order straight from HP and will ring in at $1399 for the least expensive model. Not only will you be rolling out with Beats, a fantastically high definition display, and a lovely light-up HP symbol, you've got Gorilla Glass covering so many parts of the device you'll wonder how you ever went without it!

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Shuttle XPC SZ68R5 packs super-fast Core i7 into tiny footprint

Shuttle XPC SZ68R5 packs super-fast Core i7 into tiny footprint

Compact PC manufacturer Shuttle has outed its latest barebones computer, the Shuttle XPC SZ68R5, featuring Intel's Z68 high-performance chipset along with SSD caching for super-fast boot times and app loading. The 33 x 21.5 x 19 cm chassis can accommodate up to 32GB of DDR3 memory, Core i3/i5/i7 processors and up to four add-on cards, since it has slots for PCIe-x16-2.0, PCIe-x4-2.0, Mini-PCIe-x1-2.0 and mSATA. HTPC duty is made easier thanks to both HDMI and DVI-I ports.

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Alienware X51 packs gaming power in tiny footprint

Alienware X51 packs gaming power in tiny footprint

Alienware has launched its latest desktop gaming PC, the Alienware X51, though unlike the company's usual ostentatious monster-machines it squeezes its potency into a tiny footprint. The small-form-factor X51 measures just 14.5 x 12.52 x 3.74 inches, but can still be outfitted with a choice of Intel Core i3 dualcore, or i5/i7 quadcore processors along with either NVIDIA's GeForce GT 545 1GB graphics or GeForce GTX 555 1GB.

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