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Intel push Core 2011 chips for entertainment; Intel Insider 1080p HD movie store

Intel push Core 2011 chips for entertainment; Intel Insider 1080p HD movie store

Intel made its Sandy Bridge based 2011 Core i3, i5 and i7 processors official earlier this week, but it's still making a song & dance about them at CES 2011 today. More than 500 desktop and laptop PCs using the chips are expected to debut in 2011, with features like Intel Quick Sync Video - for speedy transcoding - and WiDi 2.0. Meanwhile there's also Intel Insider, a hardware feature of the chips for purchasing and renting 1080p HD movies on their PC.

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Intel 2nd-Gen Core processors get official with WiDi 2.0

Intel 2nd-Gen Core processors get official with WiDi 2.0

Intel has officially unveiled its Sandy Bridge 2011 Core processor series, with the 29 new second-gen Core i3, i5 and i7 chips replacing the existing versions and throwing in integrated "processor graphics" too. Processor, graphics and memory controller all live on a single die built with 32nm processes, and Intel is preparing quad-core i7 chips to ship in new devices launched at CES 2011, followed by dual-core and ULV notebook versions, together with an overclockers' "K" range of chips.

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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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Dell XPS multimedia laptops outed: Optimus, 3DTV Play & WiDi

Dell XPS multimedia laptops outed: Optimus, 3DTV Play & WiDi

Dell has outed its latest multimedia laptops, in the shape of the newly refreshed Dell XPS range.  Available in 14-, 15.6- and 17-inch sizes, the new XPS notebooks pack a choice of Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors and Optimus-compatible NVIDIA GeForce 400M GPUs.  Interestingly, they'll also be the first notebooks to ship with HD webcams that are Skype-certified.

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HP Pavilion dm4, dv5, dv6 & dv7 plus ProBook S-Series & B-Series hands-on [Video]

HP Pavilion dm4, dv5, dv6 & dv7 plus ProBook S-Series & B-Series hands-on [Video]

The rest of HP's new notebook range may not be quite as eye-catching as the ENVY 14 and ENVY 17, but there are still some gems in the line-up.  The company have partnered with both AMD and Intel for their new Pavilion dm4, dv5, dv6 and dv7 consumer notebooks, together with the ProBook S-Series and B-Series of business-focused machines.  We went hands-on will all of them - including the optional-multitouch dv6 - so check out more details and first-impressions after the cut.

Updated with video after the cut

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Cedar Trail M next-gen Atom CPUs getting 1080p Wireless Display

Cedar Trail M next-gen Atom CPUs getting 1080p Wireless Display

Fresh details on Intel's upcoming Cedar Trail M platform - the replacement to the current Intel Atom N4x0 Pine Trail processors - have emerged courtesy of Fudzilla, and it seems that Intel are looking to push HD video performance with their new netbook chips.  Cedar Trail M processors CPUs will apparently support 1080p HD video streaming courtesy of Intel's Wireless Display system, currently available on select Calpella-based notebooks.

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