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VAIO Z Series Teardown by Sony Engineer [Video]

VAIO Z Series Teardown by Sony Engineer [Video]

We got our first official glimpse of the Sony VAIO Z Series back on June 28th, a look that revealed this to be Sony's lightest and most portable effort to date. This 13.1-inch 1600 x 900 notebook runs up to a Core i7-2620M 2.7GHz and weighs just under 1.2kg, all of this available for around $2,286 on pre-order, this magnificent laptop will be hitting doorsteps starting this week! What Sony has for us now is no less than a VAIO Z series laptop torn down and put back together before our eyes by an official Sony engineer!

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Canon opts into Intel Thunderbolt

Canon opts into Intel Thunderbolt

Canon has thrown in its support for Intel's Thunderbolt technology, joining a list of external drive and A/V interface companies already onboard. According to Hiroo Edakubo, Group Executive of Canon's Video Products Group, the company is "excited about Thunderbolt technology and feel it will bring new levels of performance and simplicity to the video creation market."

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MacBook Pro 15-inch Review (early 2011)

MacBook Pro 15-inch Review (early 2011)

Apple's MacBook Pro refresh last week didn't get a press event with huge fanfare, but it's arguably the most important update to the notebook range in some time. Bringing in Intel's 2011 Core processor range across the board, and spicing up the larger models with AMD discrete graphics, the new versions may look the same but they promise a huge leap in performance. The high-end 15-inch MacBook Pro arrived on the SlashGear test bench last Thursday and we've been putting it through its paces ever since. Could this really be the best notebook around? Check out the full review after the cut.

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MacBook Pro 15-inch with ThunderBolt hands-on (early 2011)

MacBook Pro 15-inch with ThunderBolt hands-on (early 2011)

Make no mistake; the new MacBook Pro notebooks are impressive beasts. Outwardly all but identical to the previous range, which means plenty of milled aluminum, a backlit chiclet keyboard and broad multitouch trackpad, on the inside there's a fresh injection of Sandy Bridge and potent AMD processors to match. We met with Apple this morning to find out what's special, and came away with a maxed-out 2.2GHz Core i7 15-inch model, retailing for $2,199. Check out our first impressions and more after the cut.

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Apple Thunderbolt official

Apple Thunderbolt official

It's not just the new MacBook Pro range that is fresh and official this morning; Apple has also officially unveiled Thunderbolt, billed as "the fastest, most versatile I/O ever in a notebook." The commercial name for Intel's Light Peak technology, Thunderbolt promises to be as much as twice the speed of USB 3.0 and up to 20x faster than USB 2.0.

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Apple Store is down: MacBook Pro refresh incoming

Apple Store is down: MacBook Pro refresh incoming

It comes as little surprise, given the leaks, speculation and rumor in the lead-up to today, but the Apple Store is down. We're guessing that Apple's busy web-store elves are hurriedly working on slotting new MacBook Pro notebooks into the virtual shelves, ahead of an official debut later today.

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Thunderbolt leaks again: Light Peak for 15-inch MacBook Pro

Thunderbolt leaks again: Light Peak for 15-inch MacBook Pro

Another shot of the new Apple MacBook Pro complete with the Apple Thunderbolt port has leaked, this time showing the 15-inch version of the notebook with the new Light Peak connector. Seen earlier today as an in-the-wild shot as well as on printed material about the 13-inch refreshed notebook, the image appears to have been snapped of an Apple online product page.

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MacBook Pro Thunderbolt connector spotted: Is it really Light Peak?

MacBook Pro Thunderbolt connector spotted: Is it really Light Peak?

A photo supposedly showing Apple's Thunderbolt Light Peak connector on an updated MacBook Pro has leaked. The origins of the image are unknown, but it shows a new port slotting in-between the FireWire and USB ports on the side of an Apple notebook; interestingly, it looks very practically unchanged from a Mini DisplayPort connector.

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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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Intel Light Peak Event This Thursday Fuels MacBook Pro Rumors

Intel Light Peak Event This Thursday Fuels MacBook Pro Rumors

Rumor has it that the upcoming MacBook Pro revamp will include at least one Light Peak port. News of the Intel Light Peak event this Thursday just before the MacBook Pro roll out next week further fuels this speculation.

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iPad 2 Light Peak: High-speed port refresh for tablet and MacBook Pro?

iPad 2 Light Peak: High-speed port refresh for tablet and MacBook Pro?

Apple's iPad 2 could be the first tablet to have a Light Peak port, it's been suggested, with persistent leaks showing what was initially interpreted as either a Mini DisplayPort or USB connection in fact being a hybrid USB 3.0 socket. MacRumors has led the speculation, highlighting the near-USB sized mystery port spotted on the leaked iPad 2 cases and the hybrid connectors Light Peak prototypes have been using.

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Intel Light Peak to debut with copper cables not fiber-optic?

Intel Light Peak to debut with copper cables not fiber-optic?

Intel's Light Peak won't actually use fiber-optics in its initial incarnation, sources are claiming, instead relying on more mundane copper connections. According to CNET's tipster, billed as "an industry source familiar with Intel's plans," when Light Peak arrives in the first half of 2011 it will have to wait until a later update to actually use light-based communications.

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