Sandy Bridge

HP dv7 Laptop with Intel’s Sandy Bridge Inside Purchased, Photographed

HP dv7 Laptop with Intel’s Sandy Bridge Inside Purchased, Photographed

Intel may be waiting patiently to do the official unveiling of their Sandy Bridge processors until CES 2011, but that's not stopping the name from popping up pretty much everywhere. We first caught glimpse of the new chip in an HP dv6 that was being shown off in an electronics store in Singapore, where you could buy one if you really wanted to. Another HP laptop appeared in Micro Center's catalogue, and one lucky individual decided that they didn't want to wait. So, they bought it. And sure enough, Sandy Bridge is on board. Thankfully, photos were taken.

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LucidLogix Virtu dynamic GPU system for Intel Sandy Bridge revealed

LucidLogix Virtu dynamic GPU system for Intel Sandy Bridge revealed

LucidLogix has announced a new GPU virtualization system that would allow NVIDIA and AMD GPUs to work together with the integrated graphics in Intel Sandy Bridge powered computers. According to the company, the new Virtu system manages both the discrete GPU and the Sandy Bridge graphics, assigning high-power tasks to the dedicated graphics and then shutting them down during low-demand periods so as to save power and reduce energy consumption.

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First Intel Sandy Bridge notebook is from Santech

First Intel Sandy Bridge notebook is from Santech

We have been hearing about the coming Intel Sandy bridge processors for a while now and you can count on seeing lots of notebooks and other gear using the CPUs at CES this month. The first notebook to break cover using the new processors has been spied and it’s the Santech N67. The machine is fully customizable when the buyer orders so it will have a ton of options to choose from.

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ASUS G53SW, G73SW, N53SV and N73SV Intel Sandy Bridge notebooks revealed

ASUS G53SW, G73SW, N53SV and N73SV Intel Sandy Bridge notebooks revealed

ASUS isn't just teasing tablets this morning; the company is also spilling details on its Intel Sandy Bridge notebook ranges, the games-centric G53SW and G73SW, and the mainstream N53SV and N73SV. The ASUS G73SW uses the company's Stealth Fighter inspired design, and pairs Intel's new Core i7-2630QM processor with 8GB of DDR3 1333MHz RAM, a 17.3-inch 1920 x 1080 display and twin 500GB Seagate Momentus XT hybrid drives.

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Intel Sandy Bridge-Equipped HP Pavilion dv6 Shows Up Overseas

Intel Sandy Bridge-Equipped HP Pavilion dv6 Shows Up Overseas

While the official unveiling of Intel's Sandy Bridge at CES is coming up, Intel is already sending out the chips to manufacturers for a quick turn around after the announcement. However, it looks like HP is ready to start selling some laptops with the new hardware under the hood. As seen in an electronics store in Singapore, VR-Zone managed to steal some time away and get their hands on the new laptop, which features the same aesthetics as the previous iterations in the Pavilion dv6 line-up. But there's one main difference: Intel's Sandy Bridge inside.

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Acer, ASUS & Lenovo Sandy Bridge ultraportables to borrow MacBook Air display design?

Acer, ASUS & Lenovo Sandy Bridge ultraportables to borrow MacBook Air display design?

Acer, ASUS and Lenovo are apparently planning to take a leaf out of Apple's book with the construction of their new Intel Sandy Bridge based ultraportable laptops, with ultra-slim form factors and, in particular, slender screen lids being cribbed from the MacBook Air. Scheduled for release at the end of Q1 2011, the 13.3- to 14-inch notebooks will apparently borrow Apple's display panel construction method which has resulted in screens 3-5mm thinner than previously common.

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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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Lenovo IdeaPad Y460p/Y560p notebooks & IdeaCentre K330 desktop outed with Sandy Bridge CPUs

Lenovo IdeaPad Y460p/Y560p notebooks & IdeaCentre K330 desktop outed with Sandy Bridge CPUs

Lenovo has refreshed its Idea line-up of consumer-centric PCs with a pair of new notebooks, the Lenovo IdeaPad Y460p and Y560p, and a desktop, the Lenovo IdeaCentre K330. The Y460p and T560p are 14- and 15.5-inches respectively, with Intel's second-gen Core i7 "Sandy Bridge" processors, up to 750GB HDDs and up to 8GB of RAM; they can also be specified with Lenovo's RapidDrive, which combines a 32GB SSD with a regular hard-drive to boost system performance.

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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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Intel Sandy Bridge Processors Confirmed for January Debut

Intel Sandy Bridge Processors Confirmed for January Debut

Despite the fact that November is quickly coming to a close, and there's plenty of celebration to be had between now and the beginning of the new year, there are a few people out there who are already looking forward to January for an entirely different reason: CES 2011. And with that giant event, companies from all over the globe are going to be showing off new designs, and new ideas. Intel, one of the companies to watch at the event, has confirmed that they will be showing off their brand new Sandy Bridge processors at the event.

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Intel tips incoming Sandy Bridge processors

Intel tips incoming Sandy Bridge processors

It's always a great time to be a computer geek when new products are inbound from Intel. The entire ecosystem of hardware including mainboards tends to be updated when new processors are coming and the Intel Sandy Bridge offerings that are inbound are bringing other cool hardware like mainboards with them.

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ASUS Sabertooth P67 and ROG Maximus IV Extreme Sandy Bridge motherboards break cover

ASUS Sabertooth P67 and ROG Maximus IV Extreme Sandy Bridge motherboards break cover

We've already shown you Gigabyte's offerings for Intel's upcoming "Sandy Bridge" Core 2011 processor refresh; now ASUS is tipping its hand. The company has been showing off its Intel P67 chipset based 'boards, including the TUF Series Sabertooth P67 - which has a so-called "Tactical Vest" that forces cool air across all the essential motherboard components - and the overclock-hungry Republic of Gamers Maximus IV Extreme.

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