CES: Laptop-makers lap up Sandy Bridge

CES: Laptop-makers lap up Sandy Bridge

Summary: Intel's CPU technology, which has better power efficiency and graphics capabilities than the last generation, is featured in a number of new or refreshed notebooks unveiled at CES

TOPICS: CES, Hardware, Mobility

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  • Toshiba Qosmio X505 image

    At this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, most major laptop manufacturers have unveiled notebooks featuring Intel's new Sandy Bridge chips.

    The processors, which Intel is marketing as second-generation Core chips, have better power efficiency and integrated high-definition graphics capabilities than the first generation, although they still frequently come installed alongside discrete GPUs.

    One of Toshiba's revamped laptops is the Qosmio X505 (pictured), which now comes with either Intel's Core i7-2630QM or Core i5-2410M CPUs. (The new generation of Core processors can be identified by the use of four rather than three numbers in the model names.)

    The 18.4-inch machine is aimed at graphics-intensive applications such as gaming, coming as it does with Nvidia's new Nvidia GeForce GTX 460M GPU with 1.5GB of DDR5 memory. The X505 is priced between from $1,299 (£838) and $1,899.

    Photo credit: Toshiba

  • Acer Aspire 5750 image

    Acer's refreshed line-up includes the Aspire 5750, which sits in the middle of the manufacturer's range.

    The 5750 uses the 2GHz Core i7-2630QM with no discrete GPU. Its 15-inch screen has a resolution of 1360x768 pixels and it comes with 4GB of RAM as standard, although it can go up to 6GB. The base price for the notebook is $900.

    Photo credit: Acer

Topics: CES, Hardware, Mobility

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  • Any sightings in the UK yet? Or even any pricings?