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MacBook Pro Sandy Bridge Doesn’t Work with Verizon LTE Pantech Card/Software [BREAKING]

MacBook Pro Sandy Bridge Doesn’t Work with Verizon LTE Pantech Card/Software [BREAKING]

We're taking a hands-on look at the new MacBooks released today and we've noticed something potentially quite important. When attempting to use Verizon's LTE Pantech card/software, we've found that it doesn't work with this brand new MacBook Sandy Bridge platform. When attempting to work with the VZAccess Manager we get an error which says it's unable to launch. This is a saddening situation for us who've basically it seems like just five minutes ago gotten 4G on our OSX machines.

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Apple MacBook Pro 2011 official

Apple MacBook Pro 2011 official

The new Apple MacBook Pro range is official, and it's quite the star line-up. The entire 13-inch, 15-inch and 17-inch spread has been updated, with Intel's Sandy Bridge 2011 Core processors across the board. Apple has also cast out NVIDIA, replacing GeForce GPUs with AMD's Radeon graphics on the 15- and 17-inch machines. The 13-inch, meanwhile, makes do with Intel's integrated graphics alone. Perhaps most interesting is the addition of Apple's new Thunderbolt connector, based on Intel's Light Peak technology and promising up to 10Gbps data transfer speeds. Full details after the cut.

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MacBook Pro Sandy Bridge refresh specs leak: five new SKUs

MacBook Pro Sandy Bridge refresh specs leak: five new SKUs

The Apple Store may still be down, but the details on the new MacBook Pro range has seemingly already emerged. 9 to 5 Mac's tipster has sent them the model numbers and specs of five new MacBook Pro SKUs, including two 13-inchers, two 15.4-inch versions and a single 17-inch. The biggest apparently packs Intel's quad-core 2.2GHz Core i7 processor, along with 4GB of RAM, a 750GB hard-drive and AMD Radeon HD 6750 1GB GPU.

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Dell set to ship XPS 17 and XPS 15 laptops with Sandy Bridge on March 16

Dell set to ship XPS 17 and XPS 15 laptops with Sandy Bridge on March 16

Dell is set to start shipping new laptops in the XPS family that sport the Intel Sandy Bridge processors inside. Shipments are estimated to start on March 16 and there are many options for the two notebooks. The XPS 15 is very customizable with prices starting at $1049.99. That much money gets you a Core i7 2620M processor at 2.7GHz, 15.6-inch HD WLED TL screen, 4GB of RAM, 500GB of storage, and a GT525M with 1GB of RAM for graphics.

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Intel To Ship Fixed Cougar Point Chipsets February 14th

Intel To Ship Fixed Cougar Point Chipsets February 14th

Intel’s flawed chipsets has caused some headaches for its OEM partners in the past weeks as they’ve scrambled to issue recall and customer support announcements as well as delay product launches. But they can now breathe a sigh of relief as Intel just confirmed a new shipment date to be February 14th for the fixed Cougar Point chipsets.

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MSI Responds To Intel Sandy Bridge Recall

MSI Responds To Intel Sandy Bridge Recall

MSI is now on the same recall train as Acer, Toshiba, HP, and Samsung in the aftermath of the Intel Sandy Bridge chipset design flaw discovery. MSI has just released an official announcement to assure its customers that they are working quickly with their retailers, distributors and other channel partners to take care of the problem. They encourage their customers who wish to return their MSI Intel P67 and H67 motherboards or affected gaming notebooks to contact the original place of purchase for more details. They also offer an alternative for customers to register via their website by April 30, 2011 to ensure eligibility for return/replacement options. See the full details and press release after the cut.

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Acer Group Will Fully Support Customers with Intel’s Sandy Bridge Problem

Acer Group Will Fully Support Customers with Intel’s Sandy Bridge Problem

Earlier this week, Intel announced a design flaw in its new chipsets, affecting its whole line of Sandy Bridge processors and setting off a slew of recalls and delays with Toshiba recalling select notebooks and HP and NEC both announcing delays in product launches and Samsung offering refunds on certain affected machines. Now Acer Group has joined the bunch with an official announcement that it will fully support its customers and end users in the aftermath of the Intel problem.

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