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MacBook Pro and “mainstream” new size iMac tipped for 1H 2011

MacBook Pro and “mainstream” new size iMac tipped for 1H 2011

With Intel's second-gen Core processors expected early in 2011, it doesn't seem too great a leap to assume that Apple will be all over the new chips for their mobile and desktop lines. We've already heard that Apple is testing the Sandy Bridge processors in the MacBook Pro and Mac Pro models; now DigiTimes is claiming their supply chain sources expect new systems - including a new iMac targeted at the mainstream - in the first half of next year.

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Apple Sandy Bridge testing tips huge CPU/GPU refresh

Apple Sandy Bridge testing tips huge CPU/GPU refresh

Apple's future processor and GPU plans are the subject of numerous leaks today, with sources revealing that the company has been testing Intel Sandy Bridge Core iX chips for several months now, ahead of including them in future MacBook Pro and Mac Pro models, among others. Meanwhile, the company is also tipped to be considering solely using Sandy Bridge integrated graphics in its entry-level notebooks and ultraportables, while higher-end machines would switch from NVIDIA chips to AMD's Radeon range.

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Concept Desktop Computer Prints and Scans from Inside Monitor

Concept Desktop Computer Prints and Scans from Inside Monitor

So you've got the need for some hard-copies of your papers to turn into your teachers for school, but you'd like to save space on the desk as well? Designer Byeong Min Choe has the answer you seek. This design is called "Document Extractor" and, looking like an iMac clone but with one giant difference, allows you to store a stack of paper in a tray behind it, and print, with the paper coming directly out the bottom. Not only that, the same place the paper comes out can also suck up, scanning single sheets of paper for you on the fly.

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OWC offers up Data Doubler for Mac Mini and iMac

OWC offers up Data Doubler for Mac Mini and iMac

At one point, most computer users end up needing more space to store data on their computers. We have learned from the world of netbooks and ultraportable notebooks that many of us can get along with an integrated optical drive. It's very hard to get along when you run out of storage space though.

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Touchscreen iMac panels now sampling tip insiders

Touchscreen iMac panels now sampling tip insiders

The touchscreen iMac rumors refuse to die, which either suggests that Apple really does have finger-friendly all-in-ones in the pipeline or that tipsters simply love talking about them.  Latest grist to the mill is apparent word that Sintek Photronics is supplying projected capacitive touch panel samples to Apple, according to DigiTimes, using a new layering method that will apparently preserve viewing angles and reduce weight.

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Apple iMac Touch Tipped Again Courtesy of New Patents

Apple iMac Touch Tipped Again Courtesy of New Patents

A touchscreen iMac is on the wish-list of plenty of Apple fans out there. And, admittedly, probably plenty of general computer users. And while these patents may focus more on the hinge of a touchscreen-based iMac, they still suggest that Apple is indeed working on the technology to bring the new hardware to market. Which, oddly enough, works quite well with a rumor that broke near the end of June this year, about a touchscreen iMac.

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iMac Core i7 Review (Mid 2010)

iMac Core i7 Review (Mid 2010)

Apple's recent refresh of the all-in-one iMac range may not have concurred with all of the preceding rumors, but the main expectation was certainly met: faster processors than ever before. Fresh to the SlashGear test bench is the 27-inch iMac, with the flagship quadcore Intel CPU. Pairing a 2.93GHz Core i7 processor with 4GB of DDR3 memory and a 256GB SSD, it certainly promises high performance; it also makes for an expensive buy, $2,799 to specify the same spec as our review unit. Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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