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MacBook Airs Get Hit With A Thunderbolt

Apple’s brought both sizes of the MacBook Air line straight up to what you’d expect from a laptop in 2011, adding a Thunderbolt port, but more importantly some sweet Sandy Bridge i5 and i7 chips — and backlit keyboards.

Samsung Bends The Edges Of Its New SF Notebook Range

Samsung’s new SF laptop series is designed to draw “admiring advances” thanks to its glossy exterior and curvaceous case. It’s Alienware for ladies.

Alienware M11x Adds Core i7 Power

Dell’s Alienware M11x already offered up some potent graphics, especially for a laptop of its size. Now – just a few months after release – the M11x is getting a Core i7 CPU upgrade that makes it a powerhouse in every sense.

Intel Shrinks Core i7 CPUs For Ultrathin Laptops

Intel expanded its processor family today with six new chips, each designed to make ultraportable notebooks thinner, lighter and more efficient. We’re talking laptops less than an inch thick with Core i7 inside. That’s just beautiful.

Alienware's 11-Inch M11x Netbook Getting Core i7 Upgrade Next Month?

Courtesy of a Dell representative who let a little too much information loose in a video interview with Shufflegazine, we now know that its gaming arm Alienware is readying an Intel Core i7 netbook next month.

New Intel Core i7 Quad Mobile, i5 Mobile Processors Spied In Service Manual

Some leaks happen in secret, on the phone or behind closed doors. Others, like this little HP one today, happen in service manuals. What we know: As the headline implies new Core i5 and Core i7 mobile processors are coming.

The Little MacBook Pro's Weak Upgrade, Explained

The 15- and 17-inch MacBook Pros got new Core i5 and Core i7 processors. They are, in a word, realdamnfast. The 13-inch MacBook Pro did not. Why? Simply, because everything wouldn’t fit. [Ars]

Toshiba's Latest Blu-ray Laptops Come With Core i3, i5,i7 Chips

Toshiba’s gone crazy with Intel’s latest Core i3, i5 and i7 processors, adding them to the Blu-ray playin’ Satellite A660, C650, L650 and L670. Sadly there’s no 13-inch options with the new chips, a decision Apple made with the MacBook Pros.

Local Details On Those MacBook Pro Updates

So the Australian press release for the updated MacBook Pro machines landed in my inbox overnight. Here are the key configurations and prices, copy and pasted for your pleasure:

MacBook Pro 15-inch Core i7 Benchmarked: It's So Fast

The new 17- and 15-inch MacBook Pros with Core i5/i7 processors are fast. Fast. Overall I’d say they’re about 50 per cent faster than the last gen Core 2 Duos, which is about the same bump the iMacs got with Core i7.