Intel Refreshing Montevina Chips, Adding More Power in Spring

If you're looking into getting a new laptop, you should probably hold off until after the holidays for an extra boost in processing power. According to sources at AppleInsider, Intel's planning a refresh of its Montevina Core 2 Duo processors for Spring 2009. The update will give notebooks two new variants of chips,… » 10/23/08 11:00pm 10/23/08 11:00pm

Sony Explains Intel Core 2 Duo with Weird French Elves

Sony's site has an absolutely hilarious page explaining how Intel's Core 2 Duo chip helps you multitask with cartoons featuring two odd, party-hat-wearing elfin caricatures. Read on for my analysis, with the caveat that I speak not a word of Japanese.1. Trying to saw a two-by-four alone looks awfully stressful: our… » 9/27/08 2:45pm 9/27/08 2:45pm

Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Wolfdale Processor Tested (Verdict: "Recommended")

The chaps over at Hot Hardware have put the Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 processor, which belongs to the (45nm) Wolfdale line, through its paces, and they sure were impressed. From their extensive testing, the processor, intended for desktop machines and ideal for gaming especially, did not seem to make any massive changes… » 3/01/08 9:00pm 3/01/08 9:00pm

Ars Benches the New iMac, Predictably Decent Performance

While we poked and prodded our new iMac trying to answer all of your questions, Ars Technicha went their traditional route and benchmarked the hell out of the poor iMac. The 20-inch, 2.4GHz machine with 2GB or RAM " outdid a MacBook Pro with an identical CPU and FSB in my testing, and it was more than competitive with… » 8/10/07 8:00pm 8/10/07 8:00pm

Informed Speculation: Apple Macbook With Santa Rosa Coming Very Soon?

With Lenovo and LG's Santa Rosa laptop offerings (not to mention various other PC vendors as well) almost upon us, we're left wondering what Apple is going to do. If you remember, Core 2 Duos hit PC laptops around July/August, but Apple's MacBook Pros only got them late October. Will we have to wait nearly three… » 5/08/07 7:00pm 5/08/07 7:00pm

Sony Announces Upgraded VAIO C in New Colors, Sends Them to a Pyjama Party

Yes, it's a new-but-not-really Sony notebook, the upgraded VAIO C series with chic and totally superfluous new colors like "espresso black, shell white, coral pink, summer sky blue, urban grey and fresh green," probably chosen by Hello Kitty and the Teen Girl Squad while on tour in Japan, where they will be available… » 4/10/07 10:15am 4/10/07 10:15am

Intel Holds $1M Design Contest for Coolest Living Room PC

When it comes to living room PCs, you can't top the Mac Mini. At least that's what Intel thinks, which is why they're dishing out $1m to the person who can design a living room-worthy Viiv Core 2 Duo-based PC that tops Apple's angel. Seven of the semifinalists have been chosen and can be seen/voted on before a winner… » 3/22/07 10:50am 3/22/07 10:50am