New Mac Mini Torn Down and Benchmarked: Ivy Bridge Kicks Ass

The folks at Mac Mini Vault have benchmarked and torn down the new Mac Minis. The Mac Mini's $600, 2.5GHz Core i5 Ivy Bridge configuration racked up a Geekbench score of 7433 straight out of the box. That's impressive considering last year's Sandy Bridge i5 Mac Mini refresh has a standing average of 6323 on the… » 10/24/12 4:42pm 10/24/12 4:42pm

Samsung Series 9 2012 Review: Who Said Samsung Can't Do Cool?

The Samsung Series 9 was one of the best Windows ultraportable laptops last year. Even though it didn't quite keep up on specs or benchmarks with some of the top-end machines, it was the most usable of the bunch. This year, as ultrabooks have made massive improvements over the past generation, the Series 9 remains one… » 7/10/12 3:20pm 7/10/12 3:20pm

Dell XPS 14 Review: Beautiful and Powerful, but Wait for Windows 8

The Dell XPS 14 follows the XPS 13 ultrabook as the latest addition to the revamped product line. Equipped with a 14-inch screen, dual-core Intel Core i7 running at 2.4 GHz, 8 gigabytes of RAM, 500 gigabyte HDD (with a 32 gig SSD for quick caching), and discrete NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M graphics, it certainly has… » 6/26/12 3:00am 6/26/12 3:00am

Intel's Ivy Bridge: Tri-Gate Transistors Bring Supercharged Performance

Today is the day that the full veil comes off Intel's Ivy Bridge processors, which will be more commonly known as the third generation of Core processors. With that comes stats and specs about what Ivy Bridge is built on and what it will be capable of. Here's everything you need to know about Ivy Bridge. » 4/23/12 12:22pm 4/23/12 12:22pm

Intel's Supercharged Ivy Bridge CPU Proves Its Mettle in Benchmarks

Intel's upcoming Ivy Bridge platform has been touted and celebrated for months, and the thing hasn't so much as been touched by nary a consumer. But now, the anticipated CPU has made it into devices and a couple of lucky bastards have gotten their hands on it early. How does it perform? It's powerful. Real powerful.… » 4/17/12 10:18am 4/17/12 10:18am

Ivy Bridge Benchmarks Show Integrated Graphics Might Not Suck (As Much)

We've been hearing for years that integrated graphics—meaning your computer doesn't have its own, separate graphics card—won't catch up to the beefier cards, but it'll be good enough some day soon. Hasn't happened yet. But these reported benchmarks of Intel's new Ivy Bridge processors from CPU World look pretty… » 2/23/12 9:17am 2/23/12 9:17am

Intel's Ultrabook Army Enlists Some Hardcore Features: Touch Display,…

The ultrabooks you've seen these last few months—and that, good lord, you're going to see in drove these next couple of days? They're plenty capable, sure. But they're pretenders. The real deal, the ultra ultrabooks? Those are still a few months away. And when they get here, they're going to be fast. » 1/09/12 12:16pm 1/09/12 12:16pm