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Gigabyte M1125 convertible incoming with Intel Core i-Series CPU

Gigabyte M1125 convertible incoming with Intel Core i-Series CPU

With Computex 2010 kicking off next week, Gigabyte have spilled the beans on some of what we can expect to see.  Among the motherboards - catering both for Intel and AMD's newest hexacore processors - there's a new GV-R587SO-1GD graphics card based on ATI's Radeon HD 5870 GPU.  However, we're most interested in the Gigabyte M1125, spotted in a thumbnail on Gigabyte's site and detailed over at SemiAccurate, an 11.6-inch convertible touchscreen notebook packing a processor from Intel's Core i-Series.

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Intel 32nm ULV Core i3, i5 and i7 CPUs headed to ultrathins in June

Intel 32nm ULV Core i3, i5 and i7 CPUs headed to ultrathins in June

Intel have officially announced their latest ultra-low voltage (ULV) Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7 processors, which will be finding their way into ultraportable notebooks in the not-too-distant future.  The chips all use 32nm Nehalem processes and that adds up to performance gains and power frugality: Intel reckon up to 32-percent more grunt and up to 15-percent less battery consumption compared to existing chips.

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Alienware M11x Core i3, i5 and i7 update due June

Alienware M11x Core i3, i5 and i7 update due June

We weren't exactly disappointed by the Alienware M11x gaming ultraportable's performance when we reviewed it a few months back, but nor would we turn our noses up at a speed boost should Dell be so kind.  As the rumors suggested, Dell are apparently planning to slot Intel Core i3, i5 and i7 CPUs into the 11.6-inch notebook, and according to Pearce Clune, Head of Consumer Operations for Middle East, Africa and Turkey, we can expect it next month.

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Acer Aspire Timeline 1825PT convertible touchscreen ultraportable gets official

Acer Aspire Timeline 1825PT convertible touchscreen ultraportable gets official

Acer have finally got around to officially acknowledging the Aspire Timeline 1825PT, their latest convertible touchscreen notebook.  Packing an 11.6-inch multitouch 1366 x 768 display, choice of Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300 or Pentium SU4100 processors and up to 8GB of DDR3 memory, the Timeline 1825PT can manage up to 8hrs of runtime, so Acer reckon, from its 6-cell, 5,600mAh battery.

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AMD 2010 Mainstream & Ultrathin Notebook and 2010 Desktop Platforms unveiled

AMD 2010 Mainstream & Ultrathin Notebook and 2010 Desktop Platforms unveiled

AMD have outed their latest 2010 Mainstream and Ultrathin Notebook Platforms, together with their 2010 Desktop Platform, and the emphasis looks to be on multimedia strength.  The new push brings AMD VISION system - first announced back in September 2009 - to the desktop, with both dual- and quad-core Athlon II CPUs for the mainstream and quad- and six-core Phenom II CPUs for enthusiasts.  Meanwhile AMD reckons its new dual-core 23w Turion II Neo and Athlon II Neo, together with the Athlon II Neo chips will be storming the Ultrathin market, while there are twelve new Mainstream notebook CPUs for regular laptops.

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Sony VAIO P USA preorders today from $800

Sony VAIO P USA preorders today from $800

Sony's colorful new VAIO P refresh has been confirmed for a US launch, and in fact the 8-inch ultraportable will imminently be going up for preorder from around $800.  That's $200 less than the current model retails for, though we're yet to see a complete specification comparison.  Still, the new VAIO P does get an updated range of Intel Atom Z5xx series processors which should hopefully churn a little faster than the first-gen version.

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Sony VAIO P refreshed: 3G, accelerometer & more

Sony VAIO P refreshed: 3G, accelerometer & more

Remember Sony Japan's paperclip-toting teaser campaign a few weeks back?  Turns out, that paperclip is the new Sony VAIO P ultraportable in cross-section; the Japanese company has refreshed its 8-inch slimline notebook, with the new VAIO P getting a choice of Intel Atom Z530, Z540 or Z560 processors, a 64GB SSD, an accelerometer for automatically flipping screen orientation and integrated 3G and GPS.

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Acer TimelineX 1830T, 3820T, 4820T and 5820T priced

Acer TimelineX 1830T, 3820T, 4820T and 5820T priced

Acer's TimelineX range of notebooks may have had a patchy launch, but the company - or at least their German arm - has finally followed up with some hard release details and pricing.  The 13.3-inch Acer Aspire TimelineX 1830T will land in early June for €549 ($731), while the 13.3-inch 3820T will be €699 ($931), and both the 14-inch 4820T and the 15.6-inch 5820T will start from €749 ($997).

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Sony VAIO Ultra Mobile device “coming soon”

Sony VAIO Ultra Mobile device “coming soon”

Sony Japan have kicked off a teaser campaign for a "VAIO New Ultra Mobile" that's apparently imminently ready for announcement.  No details on the device itself are given, though there's a cryptic paperclip included on the teaser banner that some are suggesting might be a reference to clipping papers in a tablet-style manner, or alternatively might represent some sort of multi-folding device.

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