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Dell XPS 15z official: Hands-on

Dell XPS 15z official: Hands-on

After teasers, leaks and Michael Dell himself getting ahead of the rumor campaign in his excitement, it comes as little surprise to see the Dell XPS 15z notebook made official this morning. A new 15-inch mainstream notebook - and the harbinger to a fresh design ethos from the company - the XPS 15z promises stylistic and construction lessons learned from memorable models like the Dell Adamo. We caught up with Dell for some hands-on playtime with the XPS 15z; check out our first impressions after the cut.

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Toshiba Qosmio X770 3D packs Core i7 and 3D webcam

Toshiba Qosmio X770 3D packs Core i7 and 3D webcam

Toshiba is readying a new gaming notebook, the Qosmio X770, which will also be available as a 3D version using NVIDIA's 3D Vision technology. The X770, Notebook Italia discovered, has a 17.3-inch 1920 x 1080 Full HD display packed into a distinctively-colored desktop replacement chassis; inside there's Intel's 2.0GHz Core i7-2630QM processor (with a 2.9GHz potential Turbo Boost overclock) and a pair of hard-drives, one of which is a hybrid HDD/SSD model.

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LG Blade P530 hands-on

LG Blade P530 hands-on

LG shook up ultraportables with the Xnote P210 late last year, a super-compact notebook which squeezed a 12.5-inch display into where you'd more commonly find an 11.3-inch panel; now the company is back with a new model based on the same narrow-bezel technology. The LG Blade P530 made its official debut earlier this month, and SlashGear scored some hands-on time at the Korea World IT Show today.

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New Apple iMac: Thunderbolt, Sandy Bridge and FaceTime HD

New Apple iMac: Thunderbolt, Sandy Bridge and FaceTime HD

Apple has unveiled its new iMac range, and as expected the all-in-one desktops have been upgraded with Intel's 2011 Sandy Bridge quad-core processors, new graphics and Thunderbolt connectivity. The new iMacs come in the same 21.5-inch and 27-inch versions, with the entry-level $1,199 21.5-inch model having a 2.5GHz quad-core Core i5 processor, AMD Radeon HD 6750M graphics and a 500GB hard-drive. At the other end there's the $1,999 27-inch machine with a 3.1GHz quad-core Core i5 processor, Radeon HD 6970M graphics and 1TB of storage. Optional is a $200 quad-core Intel Core i7 processor upgrade on select models, running at up to 3.4GHz.

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ORIGIN EON17-S overclocks Core i7 to 4.5GHz for gaming notebook

ORIGIN EON17-S overclocks Core i7 to 4.5GHz for gaming notebook

Intel always said its Sandy Bridge processors were capable of a lot, and gaming laptop manufacturer ORIGIN has taken them at their word with the massively-overclocked EON17-S. Running at up to 4.5GHz with Turbo Boost, the ORIGIN EON17-S pairs 2011 Core i5/i7 processors with B3 stepping motherboards and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M/GTX 485M graphics, to make the desktop-replacement you've always dreamed about.

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Alienware M14x and M18x official; M11x refreshed

Alienware M14x and M18x official; M11x refreshed

Dell has officially announced the Alienware M14x and Alienware M18x, as well as reworked the smallest gaming notebook it offers, the Alienware M11x. The new 14-inch M14x and 18.4-inch M18x each come with quadcore Intel Core i7 processors - overclocked from the factory in the case of the bigger machine - while the M11x shifts to Intel's 2011 Core i5 and Core i7 chips at 1.4GHz and 1.6GHz respectively.

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Acer Aspire Z5761 touchscreen all-in-one packs Core i7 and NVIDIA GPU

Acer Aspire Z5761 touchscreen all-in-one packs Core i7 and NVIDIA GPU

Acer has outed its latest all-in-one, the 24-inch Acer Aspire Z5761. Built around a choice of Intel Core i5-2400S, i5-2500S or Core i7-2600S processors along with up to 8GB of RAM, the touchscreen desktop promises home entertainment and even some gaming potential thanks to a range of discrete NVIDIA GPUs to choose from.

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Alienware M14x gets caught in wild: 14-inch gaming notebook

Alienware M14x gets caught in wild: 14-inch gaming notebook

Dell is yet to confirm the upcoming Alienware M14x, but that hasn't stopped details of the 14-inch gaming notebook from leaking out ahead of time. We've already seen the specs leak, and now it's the turn of some in-the-wild shots that have shown up at Chinese site ZOL.

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Lenovo ThinkPad W520 on sale now: Quadcore undercuts MBP by $550

Lenovo ThinkPad W520 on sale now: Quadcore undercuts MBP by $550

Lenovo's ThinkPad W520 mobile workstation has gone up for sale, with the 15.6-inch notebook priced from $1,449 with an Intel Core-i7 processor. Announced back in February, the W520 starts out with a 2.7GHz Core i7-2620M chip, 4GB of RAM and NVIDIA Quadro 1000M Optimus graphics, but $1,649 gets you the quadcore 2.2GHz Core i7-2720QM processor.

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Sony VAIO Hybrid with GPU dock and Chrome OS Tegra 2 ultraportable tipped

Sony VAIO Hybrid with GPU dock and Chrome OS Tegra 2 ultraportable tipped

Sony is believed to be readying two new notebooks, including a VAIO Hybrid PC with an intelligent docking station, and a Chrome OS VAIO based on NVIDIA's Tegra 2. According to Sony Insider's sources, the VAIO Hybrid PC will, on its own, be a relatively thin Core i7 machine complete with Intel WiDi, SSD storage, HDMI and a 1.13kg weight, along with Intel Thunderbolt just like Apple's new MacBook Pro.

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Dell Inspiron R notebooks get interchangeable lids & Sandy Bridge

Dell Inspiron R notebooks get interchangeable lids & Sandy Bridge

Dell has outed its latest notebook range, the Dell Inspiron R series, a set of 14-, 15.6- and 17.3-inch laptops with interchangeable lids. Powered by a choice of Intel Core i3, i5 or i7 processors, the new machines offer up to 13hrs runtime - with the optional 9-cell battery - together with optional Blu-ray and a choice a different SWITCH by Design Studio lid patterns.

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Samsung Series 2, 4 and 6 Notebooks debut

Samsung Series 2, 4 and 6 Notebooks debut

It's not just Samsung's slick ultraportables getting officially detailed this morning; the company has also outed a new mainstream laptop range including up to Core i7 processors and screen sizes ranging from 12.5- to 15.6-inches. The Samsung Series 2, Series 4 and Series 6 notebooks run for up to 7hrs on a single charge, with Optimus graphics switching on select models.

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