The Secret Behind Apple's New MacBook Graphics

The new Intel Core i5/i7 MacBooks come with "automatic graphics switching technology" to instantly toggle between Intel's onboard graphics and more powerful Nvidia hardware. Sound familiar? Well, weirdly, it's not Nvidia's Optimus switcher—it's something entirely new. » 4/13/10 6:59pm 4/13/10 6:59pm

Rumor: Core i5/i7 MacBooks Coming This Month

I've got plenty of questions about this report (like, who the hell is Apple Daily?), but a lot of the pieces fit: rumor has it that Core i5 and i7 MacBooks are coming this month. This would be great news, for people who want MacBooks! Alternately, this would be sad news, for all us morons who bought a MacBook after the … » 4/05/10 5:39pm 4/05/10 5:39pm

Alienware's M15x Now Has the World's Fastest Mobile Processor

Intel's Core i7 processor kicks ass, as we already know. Alienware is busting out an update to its M15x laptop today with the new mobile version of i7, which is to be officially unveiled today at Intel's Developer Conference. » 9/23/09 9:44am 9/23/09 9:44am

Intel Next-Gen Mobile Platforms Make Windows 7 Launch an Awesome Time…

Windows 7's launch is going to be a hell of a busy time for laptops. Expect a slew of higher-end Intel Core i7 mobile rigs and thin notebooks powered by new dual-core ULV processors when the OS ships. » 8/25/09 8:20pm 8/25/09 8:20pm

Giz Explains: Why Intel's Core i7 Processor Is a Beautiful Monster

Last week, you probably noticed new computers from Dell, Gateway and others using a brand new, bizarre-sounding chip from Intel: the Core i7. You might have even seen some benchmarks and features showing that this is a real beast of processor. Well, we're pretty excited about the Core i7, so here's a quick guide… » 11/26/08 2:00pm 11/26/08 2:00pm

Intel Core i7 Motherboards, Systems On Sale Now (Again)

Need yourself some hot Intel Core i7 » 11/16/08 1:26pm 11/16/08 1:26pm motherboards? Need 'em now? Well, Fast Eddie don't have none for ya today, but Newegg's got a bunch and they're available now! Prices range from about $400 to $1,070. Full Core i7 systems are also available at [ via ]