Back on February 9, we reported that the Adamo, Dell's sexy-yet-lacking ultrathin laptop, was no more. That didn't mean Dell was done with the genre, however, as it seems there's a new sexy, svelte model on the horizon.
PC Authority was putting their new 17-inch, Core i7 MacBook Pro through their typical battery of benchmarks. Then, the chassis grew hot and a series of strange errors began to occur.
With swirling rumors all but pointing to an April 13 refresh of Apple's MacBook Pro line, these new model numbers, spotted at Microcenter, lend further credence to the belief that an update is imminent.
Like Darth Vader's underpants, the new Intel Core i7 and i5-based Digital Storm BlackOPS PCs are made of lusty black aluminum. Also like Darth Vader's underpants, they are liquid cooled.
You think you're better than me, TouschSmart 600? You think because you're now configurable with Core i7 720QM (1.6 GHz) or i7 820QM (1.73GHz) processors—starting at $1700—that you've defeated the long-standing caste system separating man and machine?
A convertible netbook tablet that sports a capacitive multitouch screen has been a long time coming. Now it's here, and at a surprisingly competitive price.
According to Hardmac, the next Mac Pro (which really needs an architecture refresh) will carry a 32nm, six-core "Gulftown" processor with 12MB of L3 cache known as the Core i7-980X—apparently it won't be i9-branded. But the really nuts news? The high end, double power Mac Pro could have a whopping 12 cores inside. […
It's obvious that Intel's Arrandale-based Core i5 and Core i7 processors' release is right around the corner, but Fudzilla is reporting that it's happening in January. If true, this could mean that a MacBook Pro refresh would follow rather soon.
While Dell has made tablets for years, their quietly announced Studio 17 Touch is their first multitouch laptop, and it's one big machine.
Electronista has benchmarked the new Quad Core i5 chips in the new iMac, and comparing his scores to mine, its pretty clear we've got almost 2x some scores in some CPU/memory tests.
It'd be the most obvious leak in history, but the 10C531 build of OS 10.6.2 references the "MacBook Pro 6.1 and the MacBook Pro 6.1b." All current MacBook Pros are strictly "5" status.
At an event in San Francisco yesterday, Wintel claimed that upcoming processors, and Windows 7's improved power management will provide longer battery life, and better performance in certain programs.
Remember when ridiculously massive, fully loaded "desktop replacement" laptops from Alienware and the like were all the rage? Well, they never really went away; in fact, they're reaching new heights of, eh, that thing that they strive for, whatever it is.
Ars reviews AMD's latest quad-core, the Phenom II, against a barrage of Intel chips and finds that while it "puts AMD back on the map" against today's chips, AMD's got a "long-term problem." [Ars Technica]