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New MacBook Pro specs leak, plus Apple Thunderbolt Light Peak branding

New MacBook Pro specs leak, plus Apple Thunderbolt Light Peak branding

New rumored specifications for the imminent MacBook Pro refresh have emerged, building on earlier leaks tipping 16GB mSATA boot SSDs across the range. According to French site MacGeneration, the 13-, 15- and 17-inch models will all be updated, complete with a Core i3 switch in the 13-incher, and the option to replace the SuperDrive DVD burner on the two larger versions with an SSD. Meanwhile, fscklog has acquired what's said to be a Apple's logo and branding for Thunderbolt, the company's name for Light Peak.

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HP EliteBook and ProBook business notebooks launch: up to 32hrs battery

HP EliteBook and ProBook business notebooks launch: up to 32hrs battery

HP has outed a range of updated business notebooks, including two all-metal EliteBooks, and multiple ProBooks spanning various hardware configurations. The HP EliteBook 8460p and 8560p wrap MIL-STD 810G military-standard casings around a choice of Intel Core i7 quad-core and Core i7, i5 and i3 dual-core processors, up to 32hrs of battery life, and 14- and 15.6-inch displays respectively.

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Sony VAIO L Series all-in-one wraps touch-bezel around multitouch screen

Sony VAIO L Series all-in-one wraps touch-bezel around multitouch screen

Sony's third VAIO launch of the day is the new VAIO L Series, all-in-one touchscreen desktops packing 24-inch Full HD displays and a new "edge access" system of touch-sensitive shortcuts integrated into the bezel. Packing a choice of Intel Core i5 or i7 processors, NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M graphics and a 1920 x 1080 multitouch display, the L Series also hides a Blu-ray drive and both HDMI input and outputs.

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Sony VAIO S Series: 13.3-inch ultraportable with 14hr runtime

Sony VAIO S Series: 13.3-inch ultraportable with 14hr runtime

Sony has outed its latest ultraportable range, the 13.3-inch VAIO S Series. Just 24mm thick and around 1.75kg, the S Series can be paired with a slice battery for up to 14hrs runtime, uses up to Intel's Core i7-2620M and 8GB of DDR3 memory (in the Sony VAIO VPC-SB1A9E/B) along with up to a 128GB SSD and AMD Radeon HD 6630M graphics doing double-duty with an Intel HD GPU.

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Lenovo ThinkPad T420s, T420 and T520: up to 30hrs battery life

Lenovo ThinkPad T420s, T420 and T520: up to 30hrs battery life

Lenovo has revealed its latest T Series ThinkPad notebooks, promising all-day battery life and super mobility. The Lenovo ThinkPad T420s, T420 and T520 offer a choice of Intel Core i3, i5 and i7 processors, along with 14-inch (1366 x 768 or 1600 x 900) or 15.6-inch (1366 x 768 or 1600 x 900 or 1920 x 1080) displays, USB 2.0, eSATA and a choice of optional WiMAX, EVDO or HSPA integrated cellular broadband.

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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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