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It's been about a year since Intel launched its sixth generation of Core CPUs for desktop and laptop PCs; you might have already heard of them as the Skylake family. Today, Skylake is being succeeded by Kaby Lake — the seventh iteration of Core, with a bunch of optimisations to future-proof PCs of today for the 4K video and computing of tomorrow. First off the blocks are new energy-efficient mobile chips, with desktop and performance CPUs due in January of next year.

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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.

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New MacBook Pros have been a long time coming, but Macworld Australia has apparently heard from sources that new MacBook Pro models will be announced next Tuesday, April 13. No further evidence has come to light suggesting this is true, apart from Best Buy magically disappearing away the 15-inch model on its site, but Macworld reckons their friend is "familiar with Apple product cycles and inventory levels."

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Two of the more interesting Core chips in the pipe from Intel, at least for gamers: The 32nm Core i5-655K (dual core), coming in June, and the 45nm Core i7-875K (quad core), coming in July, both have unlocked multipliers, meaning it's way easier to overclock the crap out of 'em. They will be expensive.

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HP's ProBook S-series wants to be your everything: punchy enough for work, stylish enough for home. And with a new brushed aluminium industrial design and Core i3/i5/i7 processing power, they may just bridge that gap.