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Apple has updated its MacBook Pro line up with slightly faster CPU offerings as well as upgraded GPUs. First up, the 13-inch MacBook Pro has received a 100MHz speed bump with the 2.4GHz Core i5 or 2.8GHz Core i7 whilst the bigger brother 15- and 17-inch notebooks get a 200MHz boost to 2.2GHz and 2.4GHz, respectively.
The lower-end 15-inch MBP has thrown the AMD Radeon HD 6490M 256MB and now has a quicker HD 6750M 512MB. The higher-end 15- and 17-inch models now have the HD 6770M 1GB. Apple has also tweaked the storage options on the 13-inch system, which now starts with a 500GB 5400RPM hard drive instead of the the smaller 320GB model, it can also be upgraded to 750GB.
All of the systems now ship with 4GB of DDR3 1333Mhz Ram, a backlit keyboard and multitouch trackpad, a Thunderbolt port, a Mini DisplayPort output and have an estimated seven-hour battery life. Price wise, we have the 13-inch starting at $1,199 going up to $1,499, the 15-inch model goes for $1,799 to $2,199 and the 17-inch MacBook Pro starts from $2,499.
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BlizzCon 2011 - We are back at the ASUS booth from BlizzCon 2011 again for a look at some more ROG products and this time we look at some of the gaming notebooks which were on display at the show.
While it may look a little staged, we ran into a completely random gamer who wasn't shy and he had a few words to say about the ASUS ROG G53 notebook he was using. All of the laptops that were on display were running World of Warcraft at high quality settings. I quizzed the gamer on what he thought about the G53 and he said that he "cannot argue with 60 FPS on a laptop". Hell yeah.
And he knows exactly what he is doing! Thank you good sir for being on video, if you ever see this.
ASUS' eye catching race car-inspired "Lamborghini VX6S" netbook has driven back out of the wilderness again after hearing nothing about it since Computex when it was proudly on display. This latest news pretty much lets us know it's due for release in the immediate future and also gives us the opportunity to confirm some specs.
This is a 12.1-inch sized netbook with a 1366 x 768 LED-backlit display and is based off Intel's latest Cedar Trail platform with an Atom D2700 dual-core (2.13GHz) processor. It comes with 2 or 4GB of RAM, Radeon 6470M graphics, up to 500GB mechanical HDD (reportedly a 5400RPM), 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0, a couple USB 3.0 ports, HDMI output and card reader.
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ASUS have stayed true to their word of an Ultrabook release in October, with the new Zenbook brand. Five new models will debut ranging in price from $999 to $1499. First up we have the Zenbook UX21 which is an 11.6-inch (1366x768) config, sporting 128GB of SSD and either a Core i5-2467M or Core i7-2677M whilst the Zenbook UX31 sports a 13.3-inch (1600x900) display and comes in three flavors: a Core i5-2557M model with 128GB of SSD, a similar model with the SSD pumped up to 256GB and the final model, including a Core i7-2677M.
The 11.6-inch Zenbook UX21 and 13.3-inch Zenbook UX31 weigh just 2.4 and 2.9 pounds, respectively. This os thanks to their aluminum alloy bodies, glass trackpads and all-metal keyboards. Not only that but they look absolutely gorgeous. The 11.6-inch UX21 ranges in thickness from 0.11-inch at the front, to 0.67-inch at the rear with the 13.3-inch packing more in the trunk with the same 0.11-inch front but a 0.71-inch rear.
All Zenbooks feature an instant-on feature that ASUS say will allow the Zenbook to resume from sleep in just two seconds. Battery life we have the UX21 rated for five hours of run time, sporting 7 days of standby time. The UX31 on the other hand lasts a tad longer, at seven hours of runtime or ten days standby from a single charge.
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RumorTT is back! RumorTT was taking a holiday on a Jamaican beach, sipping cocktails and sunbathing all day - because, its a boss and a ladies man. But, RumorTT is back into full swing with a pretty juicy rumor that Intel's upcoming Ivy Bridge Ultrabooks might sport 2560x1400 displays. This would be a huge gain for users who work with photographs, documents or many windows all at once. During last months IDF, there were a bunch of interesting disclosures and strategic directions unveiled, especially when it came to Intel's mobile product expansion.
What is the most interesting from that, is that 13.3-inch panels with a resolution of wait for it, 2560x1440 pixels could make their way onto Ultrabook screens by near year. Even the next-gen iPad which is rumored to have a 2048x1536 display is indeed available, but very expensive. With similar pixel density, a 2560x1400 13.3-inch screen would not be cheap, either. If we do see these super high-res panels on Ultrabooks, expect them to be expensive.
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With the Ultrabook market really starting to heat up in the laptop realm it's no surprise to hear through the grapevine that apparently Dell is also looking to jump on the Ultrabook bandwagon and produce one of its own. CNet News have said that they have been in touch with industry sources familiar with Dell's plans, and that it's looking like Dell will release its Ultrabook somewhere around the time of CES early into the New Year.
If that launch time is true, it is not likely it will run Ivy Bridge as the first Ivy Bridge ultrabooks aren't slated for release until next spring - it will more than likely pack a 17W Sandy Bridge CPU not unlike the first wave of ultrabooks gracing us this fall. However, there is also a marginal possibility that it could be a paper launch, meaning it would be an Ivy Bridge based Ultrabook coming in at a more aggressive price point, but not being launched in the flesh until the Spring of 2012.