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  • Ivy Bridge laptops top September electronics bargains

    Posted September 15, 2012 - 7:20 am

    While electronics bargains associated with Back To School sales disappear after Labor Day, that doesn't mean deal-seekers should write off the rest of the month.
  • Two Microsoft Surface tablets, two processors

    Posted June 30, 2012 - 7:48 am

    One Microsoft Surface Tablet will run on Intel processors, the other on Nvidia. One will appeal to end users, the other to IT departments. Which is which isn't as obvious as it seems.
  • Ultraslim Ultrabook laptops get cheaper

    Posted June 16, 2012 - 7:41 am

    It's happening. Super-slim Ultrabook prices are edging closer to the average range of standard laptop prices.
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    Lenovo ThinkPad X230: pricey, new, tried and true

    Posted June 16, 2012 - 12:00 am

    Fans of the classic ThinkPad won't be disappointed with the X230. It's the X series ultraportable laptop you love with the same rugged styling and construction, eraserhead cursor control, and comfortable keyboard--with a few innovations. The X230 will never be an avatar for thin and sexy, however. If that's what you seek, look elsewhere (toward Lenovo's U-series, for example).
  • How to make Windows and Mac OS play nicely together

    Posted June 9, 2012 - 7:50 am

    About nine months ago, I acquired a 13-inch MacBook Air. At that point, the first Ultrabooks had been announced but were not yet shipping. Even so, I might have waited, except that the Ultrabooks I'd previewed to that point seemed uninspired--with clunkier hardware than the Air offered and various odd compromises. Some missed the boat on the trackpad; others had lower-quality displays. So I bought a 13-inch MacBook Air configured with a 256GB solid-state drive.
  • 35 new Ivy Bridge-powered Ultrabooks coming over next 30 days

    Posted June 9, 2012 - 7:48 am

    Get ready for Ultrabook overload as second-generation versions of Intel's new ultraportable category begin rolling out to stores near you. Reiterating previous statements, Intel on Tuesday said more than 35 new Ultrabooks are available now or headed to store shelves in the next month. The company also expects 110 new Ultrabook designs to roll out in the next 12 months, 30 of which will have touchscreens. Intel made the announcements during Computex Taipei 2012 where the company gave a [<a
  • Dell introduces three new all-in-one PCs

    Posted June 2, 2012 - 7:30 am

    Dell has rolled out a new set of all-in-one PCs including a new addition to the XPS lineup for those who want an Apple iMac without actually buying an iMac. The new Windows PCs boast all the features you would expect of a new desktop all-in-one including Ivy Bridge third-generation Intel Core processors, loads of RAM and hard drive space and big, beautiful screens.
  • Review

    Dell XPS One 2710: a power-packed, pricey all-in-one

    Posted June 2, 2012 - 7:25 am

    If you’re in the market for a new all-in-one PC, the Dell XPS One 2710 is an appealing option. It’s fast, it handles Blu-ray discs, it delivers a great picture on its 27-inch PLS screen, and it costs all of $3500 less than the current category leader, HP’s Z1 Workstation. That’s no typo: Costing $1999 (as configured, price as of May 30, 2012), the XPS One 2710 racks up an impressive series of wins and makes few blunders.
  • How to build an energy-efficient and quiet gaming PC

    Posted May 26, 2012 - 7:30 am

    Are you a gamer with a big electricity bill every month? Are you looking to build a great gaming PC that doesn't sound like a jet engine every time you start playing Diablo III? This build guide is for you.
  • Spec showdown: Asus Zenbook Prime Ultrabook vs. the rest

    Posted May 26, 2012 - 7:22 am

    The Asus Zenbook Prime Ultrabooks have knockout, full-HD IPS displays and other notable upgrades from the Zenbooks that launched last year. But how do these premium Ultrabooks stack up against the growing competition? Here's a quick look.
  • AMD's Trinity processor vs. Intel's Ivy Bridge

    Posted May 21, 2012 - 2:00 pm

    AMD's next-generation A-Series processors, code-named Trinity, are the chip manufacturer's answer to Intel's new Ivy Bridge processors now appearing in the new Ultrabook laptops.
  • IBM brings Intel's Ivy Bridge architecture to M4 server line

    Posted May 14, 2012 - 2:33 pm

    IBM today announced that it will begin rolling out a family of Intel Ivy Bridge-equipped versions of its M4 server expected to reduce data center power costs and offer entry level virtualization servers.
  • Five good laptop bargains to consider

    Posted May 10, 2012 - 7:25 am

    Laptop manufacturers are hard at work updating their laptop lines and making new models using Intel's latest Ivy Bridge processors. If you're in the market for a new laptop, however, it may make more sense for you to buy a slightly older laptop running second-generation Sandy Bridge and save a few hundred bucks. Here's how to decide which purchase is your best option.
  • Sony Vaio T Ultrabooks: Ivy Bridge support, specs, pricing revealed

    Posted May 7, 2012 - 9:28 pm

    When Sony recently announced its first Ultrabooks, the Vaio T13 and Vaio T11, details for only the 13-inch model were provided, with no mention of pricing or Ivy Bridge processor availability for either model. Now German websites, including Sony's official German site, fills in those blanks.
  • Physicist: Moore's Law as we know it is on its last legs

    Posted May 5, 2012 - 7:45 am

    Moore's Law -- the idea that computing power doubles roughly once every 18 months -- has proved to be surprisingly accurate since it was first outlined by Gordon Moore, a co-founder of Intel.
  • Samsung Series 9 Ultrabooks to get Ivy Bridge update

    Posted May 5, 2012 - 7:25 am

    The thin and light Samsung Series 9 Ultrabooks will be upgraded to Intel’s Ivy Bridge. The upcoming 15-inch laptop will sport a Core i5 3317U processor clocked at 1.7Ghz, according to a listing on Samsung’s site, but the company didn’t say when it would be available to buy, or for how much.
  • Review

    Asus Essentio CM6870 review: Ivy Bridge performance, mediocre gaming

    Posted May 5, 2012 - 7:20 am

    Here comes Ivy Bridge. The Asus Essentio CM6870 is one of the first budget desktops hitting the PCWorld Labs to run one of Intel’s brand-new Ivy Bridge processors and receive testing under the brand-new WorldBench 7 benchmarking suite.
  • Ivy Bridge chips run hotter than predecessors

    Posted May 1, 2012 - 7:58 am

    Not so fast, overclocking enthusiasts -- early online scuttlebutt suggests that Intel's new Ivy Bridge chips run hotter than their Sandy Bridge precursors by as much as 20 or 30 degrees Celsius.
  • First Ivy Bridge Ultrabook laptops to launch June 5

    Posted April 24, 2012 - 1:56 pm

    Monday marked the debut of Intel's third-generation processor family--code-named Ivy Bridge--but the first round of 13 of the quad-core chips was reserved for high-end desktops and laptops. These first-round chips will not go in mainstream computers or even trendy Ultrabooks.
  • Intel Ivy Bridge processors delayed, but don't panic

    Posted March 1, 2012 - 8:39 am

    Intel's Ivy Bridge microprocessors will arrive later than expected, apparently due to delays in the manufacturing process.
  • Intel's Ashlee Simpson moment at CES

    Posted January 12, 2012 - 12:44 pm

    An Intel executive demonstrated a "live" game on the company's Ivy Bridge ultranotebook to an audience at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. But it wasn't quite live.
  • Intel fakes demo of graphics-star IvyBridge with video instead of 3D game

    Posted January 10, 2012 - 4:24 pm

    The newish ultrabook category of laptops -- ultralight, powerful enough to run video and video games well -- took a body blow yesterday when Intel demonstrated the Ivy Bridge CPU/GPU chip combination not with a live demo, but with a video. Why? Is there no middle to that bridge?
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