Color us unsurprised that Ivy Bridge is destined to be faster and smaller than its predecessor, but unbeknownst to us is an fascinating tidbit concerning the upcoming architecture's GPU. The revamp will reserve resolutions in excess of 4K (topping out at a maximum of 4,096 x 4,096) -- a gigantic leap from the WQXGA (2,560 x 1,600) limitation of its Sandy ...
Posted on September 21, 2011 | Tags: displays
, high DPI
, high resolution
, high resolution displays
, idf 2011
, integrated graphics
, ivy bridge
, Sandy Bridge
Intel released its second-generation Core CPUs back in January. Unfortunately, the excitement generated by the release of the fastest mainstream desktop processors was quickly dampened by the Cougar Point chipset recall. To be clear, this issue affected only the earliest Sandy Bridge-compatible motherboards, and not the Sandy Bridge CPUs themselves. This issue is now fixed—there are no defective motherboards available through reputable North American retailers like Newegg and Amazon. In the almost half-year since the initial Sandy Bridge CPU release, the ...
Acer's popular TimelineX line of notebooks has undergone a refresh to Sandy Bridge and brought a healthy number of upgrades to the hardware with them, including a major (and much appreciated) change to the keyboard. With models topping out at just 1.15" thick and 5.6 pounds in the case of the 15.6" model, these notebooks are made for performance in a ...
Intel has launched its new Ultra Book category is not fully implemented without first example and the Lenovo IdeaPad U300S one of the better devices will start to give it. The 13.3-inch notebook will be manufactured in a unibody design and has an interesting orange color. The keyboard has convinced at first use and the touchpad is so large as for ...
Posted on June 06, 2011 | Tags: 13.3-inch
, IdeaPad U300S
, Sandy Bridge
, thin and light
Here in the states, Sony's 13-inch VAIO Z series has been missing from the company's online store for months, but in Europe, at least, it lives on -- a quartet of Z21 series laptops have surfaced on various e-tailers as the possible successor to last year's Z11. So far, we're seeing a pair of configurations with a Core i5-2410M processor and 128GB of solid-state storage and two more with a Core i7-2620M CPU and 256GB in storage. Judging by this sample, ...
Posted on June 06, 2011 | Tags: 13-inch
, Core 2011
, Sandy Bridge
, Sony VAIO
, Sony VAIO Z series
, Vaio Z
, Vaio Z11
, Vaio Z21
Patriot gave me a preview of their new Viper Xtreme Division4 DDR3 memory due out later this year. Patriot is targeting this new line at Sandy Bridge E systems, which support up to four channels of DDR3 memory (official support for DDR3-1600, but overclocking will surely be an option).
Given the current price of memory, Patriot expects the default configuration ...
Intel may have launched its Ultrabook platform with a demo of ASUSâ€™ UX21, but thatâ€™s not the only Ultrabook at Computex this week. Lenovo has brought along the IdeaPad U300s/U3s, NotebookItalia spotted, a slender Sandy Bridge ultraportable channeling the style of the IdeaPad U260.
Hardware specifications are unknown at the moment, as is release date and pricing, though of course Intel ...