New MacBook Airs Get Hit With a Thunderbolt

Apple's brought both sizes of the MacBook Air line straight up to what you'd expect from a laptop in 2011, adding a Thunderbolt port, but more importantly some sweet Sandy Bridge i5 and i7 chips—and backlit keyboards. » 7/20/11 8:47am 7/20/11 8:47am

The Best Gadgets (So Far)

February—bleh. Kind of an awful month, no? Frigid, lacking the youthful vigor of January, teasing you with the proximity of spring. So good riddance, Feb. But! The month brought changes to our mighty Bestmodo roster. Peep it below. » 3/01/11 6:33pm 3/01/11 6:33pm

Samsung Bends The Edges Of Its New SF Notebook Range

Samsung's new SF laptop series is designed to draw "admiring advances" thanks to its glossy exterior and curvaceous case. It's Alienware for ladies. » 9/02/10 2:59am 9/02/10 2:59am

Alienware M11x Adds Core i7 Power

Dell's Alienware M11x already offered up some potent graphics, especially for a laptop of its size. Now—just a few months after release—the M11x is getting a Core i7 CPU upgrade that makes it a powerhouse in every sense. » 6/08/10 8:22am 6/08/10 8:22am

Intel Shrinks Core i7 CPUs For Ultrathin Laptops

Intel expanded its processor family today with six new chips, each designed to make ultraportable notebooks thinner, lighter, and with 32% better performance. We're talking laptops less than an inch thick with ULV Core i7 inside. We're talking MacBook Air. » 5/24/10 11:03am 5/24/10 11:03am

Alienware's 11-Inch M11x Netbook Getting Core i7 Upgrade Next Month?

Courtesy of a Dell representative who let a little too much information loose in a video interview with Shufflegazine, we now know that its gaming arm Alienware is readying an Intel Core i7 netbook next month. » 5/24/10 5:47am 5/24/10 5:47am

The Little MacBook Pro's Weak Upgrade, Explained

The 15- and 17-inch MacBooks Pro got new Core i5 and Core i7 processors. They are, in a word, realdamnfast. The 13-inch MacBook Pro did not. Why? Simply, because everything wouldn't fit. [Ars] » 4/19/10 6:20pm 4/19/10 6:20pm

Rumor: New MacBook Pros Next Tuesday?

New MacBook Pros have been a long time coming, but Macworld Australia has apparently heard from sources that new MacBook Pro models will be announced next Tuesday, the 13th of April. No further evidence has come to light suggesting this is true, apart from Best Buy magically disappearing away the 15-inch model on its… » 4/09/10 5:13am 4/09/10 5:13am

Intel's Overclockable Core i7 Chips for Gamers Go Vroom Vroom Even…

Two of the more interesting Core chips in the pipe from Intel, at least for gamers: The 32nm Core i5-655K (dual core), coming in June, and the 45nm Core i7-875K (quad core), coming in July, both have unlocked multipliers, meaning it's way easier to overclock the crap out of 'em. They will be expensive. [DigiTimes] » 3/24/10 9:43am 3/24/10 9:43am

HP ProBooks Get Prettier Inside and Out

HP's ProBook s-series wants to be your everything: punchy enough for work, stylish enough for home. And with a new brushed aluminum industrial design and Core i3/i5/i7 processing power, they may just bridge that gap. » 3/01/10 12:01am 3/01/10 12:01am

Lenovo ThinkPad X201 Steps Up With Core i7 Power In a Thin and Light…

Lenovo's ultraportable ThinkPad X201 isn't the first notebook to upgrade to Intel's new Core i5 and i7 processors, but it's loaded with enough other goodies that it stands out in the growing crowd. » 2/23/10 12:01am 2/23/10 12:01am

Apple SKUs Turn Up On Canadian Best Buy System Purportedly Showing…

A Canadian Best Buy spy has sent us an image of some dummy Apple SKUs showing up on their system, and while we can't confirm it's legit, it comes rather soon after the last round. » 2/17/10 6:51am 2/17/10 6:51am

Placeholder SKUs Show Up in Best Buy's Inventory in Preparation for…

A while back, MacBook Pro SKUs mysteriously disappeared from Best Buy's inventory system. We thought that this could be signaling that the long-awaited MacBook Pro refresh is finally near. » 2/15/10 9:10pm 2/15/10 9:10pm

Nvidia Optimus Switches Seamlessly Between Amped Up and Power-Sipping…

We've seen a ton of Core i5 notebooks recently, all loaded with Intel's impotent integrated graphics, which are part of the chip. Now, Nvidia's Optimus enables PCs to switch automatically between Intel's crappy integrated graphics and Nvidia's beefier graphics cards. » 2/09/10 9:00am 2/09/10 9:00am

Best Buy's MacBook Pro SKUs Go Missing, Might Mean Core i5 Refresh Soon

The upcoming i5 MacBook Pro refresh might be closer than we thought, with TUAW discovering that Best Buy emptied their systems of the current version. Since they're not likely to go MacBook-less for long, that points to soon. [TUAW] » 2/08/10 8:46pm 2/08/10 8:46pm

Dell Precision M6500 Hops On USB 3.0 and Core i5/i7 Trains

Dell's Precision M6500 is the next in an increasingly long line of notebooks upgrading to Core i5, but it'll be one of the first to also ship with an optional USB 3.0 port. » 2/05/10 2:02pm 2/05/10 2:02pm

HP G62t Core i3 Notebook Pairs Envy 15 Looks With a $600 Price Tag

Sony just announced a few colorful Core i3/i5 notebooks, and now HP is following suit with its new G62t. Its design closely resembles HP's $1300 Envy, but you'll pay less than half of that for the G62t's base configuration. » 2/05/10 9:44am 2/05/10 9:44am

Sony Launches Vaio E Series Today: Core i5 Notebooks, in Technicolor

There may be only one build of the Sony Vaio E notebook you can buy today, but your coloring options are equal parts expansive and aggressive. Even beyond the plumage, though, you're looking at a nice little set-up. » 2/02/10 9:50am 2/02/10 9:50am

MSI Wind Top AE2420: All-In-One Frame, i5 Guts

The Wind Top AE2420 is the first all-in-one to house Intel's new Core i3/i5 series processor. Combine that with the 23.6-inch 1080p monitor, 5.1 audio, multitouch screen, and Radeon HD 5000 series graphics controller and you've got yourself a warhorse. » 1/07/10 2:00pm 1/07/10 2:00pm

New Core i7, i5, and i3 Processor Family: Did We Mention They're Fast

You're going to be seeing Intel's latest iteration of high-powered processors popping up all over the place soon—specifically, more than 400 PC platform designs and 200 embedded devices. Time to meet your next computer's guts: » 1/07/10 11:20am 1/07/10 11:20am