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Lenovo ThinkPad L420 and L520 entry-level notebooks outed

Lenovo ThinkPad L420 and L520 entry-level notebooks outed

Lenovo has outed its latest set of entry-level ThinkPad notebooks, the L Series, with pricing kicking off from $899. The Lenovo ThinkPad L420 and L520 pack a choice of Intel Core i3, i5 and i7 processors - up to the 2.7GHz Core i7-2620M - along with optional WiMAX/EVDO/HSPA, a 720p HD webcam and a choice of HDD or SSD storage.

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Intel Core i7-990X Extreme Edition is new hexacore flagship

Intel Core i7-990X Extreme Edition is new hexacore flagship

Intel has released its latest high-end processor, the Intel Core i7-990X Extreme Edition, packing six 3.46GHz cores and 12 processing threads. Capable of being overclocked to 3.73GHz using Intel's Turbo Boost technology (and likely higher again, when the aftermarket modders get their hands on the chip), the Core i7-990X Extreme Edition comes with unlocked multipliers so that tweaking the speed is more straightforward.

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MacBook Pro stock shortage could point to imminent Sandy Bridge refresh

MacBook Pro stock shortage could point to imminent Sandy Bridge refresh

Apple's MacBook Pro range could be due for an imminent refresh, if reports of dwindling stocks of existing 15- and 17-inch models pan out. According to multiple MacRumors sources both Apple Stores and third-party retailers are running low on supplies of the notebooks, with Amazon listing 1-2 month delays on shipping the 17-inch MBP. The shortage could herald a refresh of the MacBook Pro line, introducing Intel's new Sandy Bridge 2011 Core processors.

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ASUS P8P67 WS Revolution quad-GPU motherboard outed

ASUS P8P67 WS Revolution quad-GPU motherboard outed

ASUS has outed its latest P67-based motherboard, the ASUS P8P67 WS Revolution, offering a full four graphics card slots for various combinations of NVIDIA GeForce SLI or AMD CrossFireX. Using AMD's system, in fact, the new ASUS 'board can handle four GPUs in PC Express X8 links.

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MSI Wind Top AE220, AE2410 and AE2050 Intel and AMD touchscreen all-in-ones debut

MSI Wind Top AE220, AE2410 and AE2050 Intel and AMD touchscreen all-in-ones debut

MSI has unveiled three new Wind Top all-in-one desktop PCs at CES 2011 today, the Intel Sandy Bridge based Wind Top AE2210 and AE2410, and the AMD Brazos based Wind Top AE2050. All three feature 16:9 aspect multi-touch touchscreens - 22-inches on the AE2210, 24-inches on the AE2410, and 20-inches on the AE2050 - together with USB 3.0 ports for high-speed connectivity.

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Gateway FX and DX performance PCs get Core 2011 update

Gateway FX and DX performance PCs get Core 2011 update

Gateway has updated its desktop PC range with models using Intel's latest Sandy Bridge 2nd-gen Core i5 and Core i7 processors. The FX high-performance and DX multimedia PCs will go on sale next week, offering Intel's Core i7 2600 on the new FX6850-51 and the Core i5 2300 and others on the new DX4350-43, DX4850-27e and DX4850-45.

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MAINGEAR overclock 2nd-gen Core i7 to 5GHz in new PC range

MAINGEAR overclock 2nd-gen Core i7 to 5GHz in new PC range

MAINGEAR has announced a new range of desktop PCs based on Intel's 2nd-gen Core 2011 processors, including overclocked models ramping CPU speeds up to 5GHz. The updated SHIFT, F131, VYBE and X-CUBE systems can each be outfitted with a choice of Core i3, i5 or i7 processors, and those supporting Intel's Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 can be pre-overclocked by MAINGEAR.

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Intel push Core 2011 chips for entertainment; Intel Insider 1080p HD movie store

Intel push Core 2011 chips for entertainment; Intel Insider 1080p HD movie store

Intel made its Sandy Bridge based 2011 Core i3, i5 and i7 processors official earlier this week, but it's still making a song & dance about them at CES 2011 today. More than 500 desktop and laptop PCs using the chips are expected to debut in 2011, with features like Intel Quick Sync Video - for speedy transcoding - and WiDi 2.0. Meanwhile there's also Intel Insider, a hardware feature of the chips for purchasing and renting 1080p HD movies on their PC.

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Fujitsu LIFEBOOK laptops get Core 2011 update: T901 tablet & more

Fujitsu LIFEBOOK laptops get Core 2011 update: T901 tablet & more

Fujitsu has refreshed its notebook range, adding Intel's new 2nd-gen Core 2011 processors to a new line-up of LIFEBOOK models. The new CES 2011 offerings include the 13.3-inch LIFEBOOK T901 convertible tablet PC, a pair of 12.1-inch ultraportables, the LIFEBOOK P701 and P771, and the Blu-ray toting, 3G-equipped LIFEBOOK A531 and AH531.

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HP Pavilion PCs get Intel/AMD refresh plus Radeon graphics

HP Pavilion PCs get Intel/AMD refresh plus Radeon graphics

HP hasn't just been reworking its notebooks with new Intel and AMD CPUs and GPUs; the company's Pavilion desktops have also seen a refresh. The new Pavilion, Slimline and Elite models kick off from $300, $330 and $600 respectively when they arrive on January 9 2011, with the HP Pavilion p6700 starting things off with a Pentium E5700 processor while the HP Elite HPE-500 kicks off with an AMD Phenom II 1045T hexacore.

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HP ENVY 17, Pavilion dv6 & dv7 get Intel/AMD updates; Mini 210 goes pink

HP ENVY 17, Pavilion dv6 & dv7 get Intel/AMD updates; Mini 210 goes pink

HP has updated its ENVY 17, Pavilion dv6 and Pavilion dv7 notebooks support the new, second-gen Intel Core 2011 processor line-up along with AMD's new Radeon HD 6800 series graphics. On the ENVY 17, that means switchable graphics between the Intel Core on-die GPU and the Radeon HD 6850M discrete GPU, along with WiDi 2.0 support.

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Lenovo IdeaPad V370, V470 and V570 push Sandy Bridge to the mainstream

Lenovo IdeaPad V370, V470 and V570 push Sandy Bridge to the mainstream

Mainstream and SOHO laptops generally aren't especially inspiring, but at least Lenovo has tried to differentiate the new V Series machines with slick aluminum casings and covers, and 21mm-thick chassis. The Lenovo IdeaPad V370, V470 and V570 hit the 13.3-, 14- and 15.6-inch screen sizes respectively (each running at 1366 x 768), paired with up to Intel Core i7 second-gen Sandy Bridge CPUs and up to 8GB of RAM.

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