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Lenovo IdeaPad Y460 Review

Lenovo IdeaPad Y460 Review

It's not enough for a 14-inch notebook to deliver decent runtimes, a little processor grunt and pleasing looks any more; now we expect graphical excellence too. In response, Lenovo have outfitted their IdeaPad Y460 with a dedicated ATI Radeon GPU, and they've even thought to put a switch on the front which allows you to turn it off when you're feeling more spreadsheet than gaming minded. Two birds with one stone, or just a lame duck? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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ASUS Immensity concept motherboard peeks out

ASUS Immensity concept motherboard peeks out

ASUS has just sent us over some shots of their new ASUS Immensity concept motherboard, along with a few scant details to whet our appetite.  The new 'board is confirmed as having a Lucid Hydra chipset and ATI Radeon 5000 Series GPU, along with a fair few of the latest ports like USB 3.0.

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HP ProBook 4425s Features AMD Quad-Core CPU on Sale Right Now

HP ProBook 4425s Features AMD Quad-Core CPU on Sale Right Now

Just as HP promised, the HP ProBook 4425s has officially gone on sale. And, as HP is proud to boast, it's the first notebook from the company to feature an AMD quad-core processor option. Which is probably something that HP is pretty proud of, if not ridiculously happy to bring to the masses. However, it's still positioned as a "business laptop," so take that for what it's worth.

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Lenovo IdeaCentre A700 and B305 all-in-ones get optional touchscreens

Lenovo IdeaCentre A700 and B305 all-in-ones get optional touchscreens

Lenovo's IdeaCentre all-in-one range has been given a polish, with the IdeaCentre A700 getting an injection of Intel's Core 2010 processors (albeit from the laptop rather than the desktop range) and the IdeaCentre B305 raiding AMD's line-up instead, with a choice of Athlon II X4 CPUs.  Each has optional touch-sensitivity, with the A700 using Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) technology more commonly found in medical settings.  The A700 has a 23-inch Full HD widescreen display, while the B305 is a little smaller at 21.5-inches though still packs Full HD resolution.

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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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Sapphire Radeon HD 5970 TOXIC Edition Boasts 900MHz Clock Speeds

Sapphire Radeon HD 5970 TOXIC Edition Boasts 900MHz Clock Speeds

Customizing your computer can be a costly thing. Anyone who does it knows that. And, if you're a gamer, or someone who needs their computer to be the best on the planet, it can be downright ridiculous. Take, for example, the Sapphire Radeon HD 5970 TOXIC Edition, which is surely going to cost you somewhere in the ballpark of $700. But, at least it's the fastest video card on planet Earth. So, you get what you pay for.

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Maingear Vybe packs AMD Phenom II X6 CPU

Maingear Vybe packs AMD Phenom II X6 CPU

Unsatisfied with the AMD hexacore offerings today from CyberPower and iBUYPOWER today, and want more choice?  You're a fussy swine, but because we love you nonetheless we'll point you in the direction of Maingear's Vybe, latest gaming PC to get the Phenom II X6 as an option.

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MAINGEAR eX-L 15 gets Core i5/i7 update

MAINGEAR eX-L 15 gets Core i5/i7 update

MAINGEAR's eX-L 15 notebook is eight months old, so the company has dragged it back into the lab and given it an upgrade-style polish.  The new version packs the latest Core i5 and Core i7 processors, while out goes the eX-L 15's original GeForce GTX 260m graphics, to be replaced by the newer ATI Radeon HD 5870 1GB GPU paired with some different display resolution options.

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Lenovo ThinkPad L Series is greenest to date

Lenovo ThinkPad L Series is greenest to date

Lenovo has announced the newest entrants to its ThinkPad range, the L Series, and according to the company they're the greenest notebooks on the market.  Packing Intel Celeron, Core i3 and Core i5 processors together with either a 14-inch 16:9 display on the L412 or a 15-inch 16:9 display on the L512, the range kicks off at $649 but offers up to 8hrs of runtime.

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Toshiba Satellite A660, L670, L650 and C650 debut

Toshiba Satellite A660, L670, L650 and C650 debut

Toshiba have announced a refresh to their Satellite notebook range, including four new models each with a multimedia bent.  Top end is the Toshiba Satellite A660, with a choice of Core i3, i5 or i7 processors, a 16-inch LED-backlit 1366 x 768 display and up to 640GB HDD/8GB RAM.  However there are also Satellite L670, L650 and C650 models which offer more affordable computing.

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ASUS Republic of Gamers MATRIX 5870 auto-overclocks for 19% FPS boost

ASUS Republic of Gamers MATRIX 5870 auto-overclocks for 19% FPS boost

Oh, it just gets better and better.  Hot on the already pretty sparking heels of the 5870 EYEFINITY 6/6S/2GD5 comes the card we've perhaps really been waiting for, the ASUS Republic of Gamers MATRIX 5870.  First spotted in the wild last month, the ROG MATRIX 5870 takes ATI's new Radeon HD 5870, tickles the core GPU clock speed to 894MHz and then throws in ASUS' Super Hybrid Engine (SHE) that automatically overclocks the card depending on what it's being used for.  So, ASUS reckon, you'll see an average 19-percent performance boost in FPS games set to maximum detail, or a whopping 50-percent boost to 2D graphics.

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ATI Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 gets official: 850MHz GPU & 2GB of GDDR5

ATI Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 gets official: 850MHz GPU & 2GB of GDDR5

Wondering where on earth that ASUS 5870 EYEFINITY 6/6S/2GD5 came from?  Why, it's just the latest card build on ATI's new Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 Edition video card platform, promising to be the first card capable of over 1bn pixels per second in real-world gaming.  Packing a full 2GB of GDDR5 memory, the HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 is capable of 12 times 1080p Full HD resolution by squirting out six separate Mini DisplayPort signals shared - thanks to ATI Eyefinity technology - over six separate panels.

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