Sony's First Ultrabook Is a Flop Before It's Even on Sale (Updated)

While Sony has a track record for making beautifully slim laptops, so far it's ignored Intel's prescribed ultrabook gimmickry. That stops now, with the newly announced Vaio T—but sadly, it's a laptop that's doomed before it even hits the shelf. » 5/02/12 4:33am 5/02/12 4:33am

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

The World's First Chip-Based CPU Turned 40 Today

Who would have thought the future'd start with an ad in the back of Electronic News? But, on November 15, 1971 Intel announced its new 4004 processor—the first commercially available computer processor manufactured on a chip—and helped to usher in the Digital Age. » 11/15/11 10:20pm 11/15/11 10:20pm

Regular Macbook Getting a Refresh, Too?

So much going on in the rumor mill: In the midst of plenty of talk about a Macbook Air refresh, retailers are reporting that their stocks of the entry-level Macbook is running low. Is a new model on the horizon? » 6/29/11 11:54am 6/29/11 11:54am

Retailers Are Running Out of Macbook Airs

The Macbook Airs listed on BestBuy.com are apparently "Not Available" for shipping. Amazon appears to be running low in certain parts of the world, too. This jibes with news we've been hearing about an imminent MBA refresh with Sandy Bridge processors. » 6/27/11 8:23am 6/27/11 8:23am

Acer TimelineX: Skinny Sandy Bridge Performance for Under $1000


The Acer TimelineX employs a no frills—but hardly utilitarian—design that's simple and clean. Combined with a Core i5 Sandy Bridge processor, 13.3-inch display, Nvidia GT 540M graphics and Dolby audio, it's a solid, inch-thick package that only lightens bank accounts by $780. » 6/07/11 9:50am 6/07/11 9:50am

MacBook Airs on Track For June/July Launch, With Sandy Bridge and…

Apple does like to keep to schedule, so it's not entirely surprising to read they're planning two new MacBook Air models for this June/July. It's also unsurprising that they're to run on Sandy Bridge chipsets, and have Thunderbolt connectivity. » 5/18/11 3:45am 5/18/11 3:45am

15.6-Inch Dell Ultra-thin Laptop Rising from the Ashes of the Adamo

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. » 5/14/11 12:00pm 5/14/11 12:00pm

Apple's New iMacs Add Thunderbolt, More Graphics Muscle, and Monster…

Goodbye miniDisplay ports, and hello Thunderbolt: Apple's latest iMacs include the faster Thunderbolt connection, but that's not the only new addition from Intel. The computers, which come in 21.5 and 27-inch size options, also run on Intel's latest Sandy Bridge Core procession line. » 5/03/11 8:37am 5/03/11 8:37am

Rumors, Signs and Portents Point to May 3 iMac "Sandy Bridge" Refresh

The dwindling iMac stock we talked about earlier in the week does in fact appear to be related to a refresh, as further reports all but indicate a change is coming—and could arrive as early as next week. » 5/01/11 11:00am 5/01/11 11:00am

New MacBook Airs Coming in June with Thunderbolt?

According to Concord Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, whom AppleInsider says has proven sources in Apple's supply chain, new MacBook Airs will go into mass production in May. This corroborates with a previous report saying a summer release for new MacBook Airs were likely. That update is expected to bring Sandy Bridge… » 4/25/11 8:24pm 4/25/11 8:24pm

MSI's New All-in-One Is the Multitouch iMac for Windows Fans

Let's face it, Apple's computers are gorgeous. Not many manufacturer's can match them on design, but this new MSI All-in-One looks like it came from the chopping block of Jony Ive's design desk. » 4/21/11 1:20am 4/21/11 1:20am

iMac Update Looms as Supplies Dwindle

Apple updates are often as predictable as the tides, which is why it's no surprise to hear that iMac supplies have started hitting some constraints. Apple usually refreshes its desktop line in the summer, and reports are gaining traction that new Sandy Bridge, Thunderbolt-toting iMacs are slated for the next few… » 4/19/11 1:22pm 4/19/11 1:22pm

All About the New Macbook Pros 2011

Today, on Steve Jobs' birthday, Apple updated its MacBook Pro line with much faster models. But you probably already guessed that. Unsurprisingly, they've now got an Intel Light Peak port (renamed as Thunderbolt), which can transfer data at 10Gb/s. Plus, a new HD camera for FaceTime, which costs $1 from the Mac App… » 2/24/11 8:43am 2/24/11 8:43am

MacBook Airs May Get Sandy Bridge This Summer (And Why You Should Care)

CNET reports that we can expect to see a MacBook Air refresh sometime this summer, with Apple's superlight line of katana laptops being bumped up to Intel's media savvy Sandy Bridge processors. We should all be so lucky. » 2/11/11 11:49am 2/11/11 11:49am

Intel Kills Sandy Bridge Chipset Shipments after Admitting Design Flaw

Bad news for those of you who own or were looking to own a Sandy Bridge system. Intel has stopped shipping its 6-Series chipset—used with new Sandy Bridge processors—after finding hard drive and DVD performance-degrading defects. » 1/31/11 12:44pm 1/31/11 12:44pm

Intel's 2nd-Gen Core Processors: Mega-Media Machines

Intel's follow-up to last year's Core processors hasn't exactly been a closely guarded secret. But even though the specs leaked months ago, what's clear now about Sandy Bridge is that Intel's taking direct aim at content. » 1/03/11 12:00am 1/03/11 12:00am

Is Apple Ditching Nvidia's Discrete Graphics In the Next MacBook Pros?

Apple has long-preferred Nvidia graphics in its MacBook Pros to Intel's integrated solution, even engineering their own graphics-switching technology to squeeze Nvidia in. But after the upcoming release of Intel's next-gen Sandy Bridge processor, those days may be over. » 12/09/10 8:36am 12/09/10 8:36am