MAINGEAR has announced a new range of desktop PCs based on Intel's 2nd-gen Core 2011 processors, including overclocked models ramping CPU speeds up to 5GHz. The updated SHIFT, F131, VYBE and X-CUBE systems can each be outfitted with a choice of Core i3, i5 or i7 processors, and those supporting Intel's Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 can be pre-overclocked by MAINGEAR.
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.
Fujitsu has refreshed its notebook range, adding Intel's new 2nd-gen Core 2011 processors to a new line-up of LIFEBOOK models. The new CES 2011 offerings include the 13.3-inch LIFEBOOK T901 convertible tablet PC, a pair of 12.1-inch ultraportables, the LIFEBOOK P701 and P771, and the Blu-ray toting, 3G-equipped LIFEBOOK A531 and AH531.
HP hasn't just been reworking its notebooks with new Intel and AMD CPUs and GPUs; the company's Pavilion desktops have also seen a refresh. The new Pavilion, Slimline and Elite models kick off from $300, $330 and $600 respectively when they arrive on January 9 2011, with the HP Pavilion p6700 starting things off with a Pentium E5700 processor while the HP Elite HPE-500 kicks off with an AMD Phenom II 1045T hexacore.
HP has updated its ENVY 17, Pavilion dv6 and Pavilion dv7 notebooks support the new, second-gen Intel Core 2011 processor line-up along with AMD's new Radeon HD 6800 series graphics. On the ENVY 17, that means switchable graphics between the Intel Core on-die GPU and the Radeon HD 6850M discrete GPU, along with WiDi 2.0 support.
Lenovo's updated Z Series multimedia notebooks have had in injection of Intel's latest Sandy Bridge processors, with the IdeaPad Z570, Z470 and Z370 built around 15.6-, 14- and 13.3-inch displays respectively and a choice of Core i3, i5 or i7 CPUs. The IdeaPad Z470 and Z370 come with eye-catching fuchsia, sky blue or dark brown transparent covers, while the Z570 is a little more sensible with an Accutype chiclet keyboard and metallic-effect casing.
Lenovo's new Y Series notebooks have made their CES 2011, and the company reckons that they're the fastest booting PCs around. The Lenovo IdeaPad Y560d, Y470 and Y570 get second-gen Intel Core i3, i5 or i7 processors along with NVIDIA GT 550M 1GB switchable graphics, but it's the optional Lenovo RapidDrive SSD that pairs HDD and SDD storage to achieve sub-10 second boot times.
Sitting at the entry level of Lenovo's new CES 2011 notebook range, the IdeaPad B570 and B470 laptops pack a choice of Intel 2nd-gen Core i3 or i5 processors and integrated Sandy Bridge graphics. Offering 15.6- and 14-inch displays, Lenovo's RapidBoot for Windows 7 and HDMI connectivity, the two new models have slick, brushed-metal effect casings.
Lenovo's G Series may be the company's value notebooks, but they still haven't escaped the Sandy Bridge upgrade. New for CES 2011 are the Lenovo IdeaPad G770, G570, G470, G575 and G475, spanning 17-, 15- and 14-inch screen sizes, and available with a choice of Intel Core i3, i5 or i7 processors, or chips from AMD's new Brazos Fusion range. They're paired with either AMD Radeon HD 6370M 1GB graphics or Radeon HD 6650 graphics.
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.
Lenovo's IdeaPad U260 has evolved from tempting leak to official product, and is hitting virtual shelves today. Priced from $899, the 12.5-inch U260 is yet to show up on the company's webstore, but when it does it will have a choice of Intel's 1.33GHz Core i3-380UM or 1.33GHz to 1.86GHz Core i5-470UM processors, an unspecified Core i7 option up to 4GB of DDR3 memory and a standard 320GB 5,400rpm hard-drive (or 128GB SSD).