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"Almost" all manufactures update their notebook lineups

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a c 244 D Laptop
February 23, 2011 10:45:09 AM

Dell updated their XPS 15 and XPS 17 laptops.(XPS 14 to follow soon) and the new M17x is now available for ordering

XPS 15
Sandy bridge CPUs
15.6" HD/Full HD B+RGLED displays
6GB RAM
Nvidia GT 525/550M
Starts from $1049,99
Source: Dell.com

XPS 17
Sandy bridge CPUs
17" HD/Full HD/Full HD 3D displays
6GB RAM
Nvidia GT 550M/550M
Starts from $899.99
Source: Dell.com

M17x-R3
Sandy bridge CPUs
17" 1080p(and possibly 1440x900) display(You can select a 3D display too)
ATI HD 6970M/Nvidia GTX 460M
Up to 5hrs of battery life (Awesome for a gaming notebook)
http://www.laptopmag.com/review/laptops/alienware-m17x-...

Lenovo
Lenovo ThinkPad W520 ($1,330)

* Your choice of Intel Core i5-2520M (2.50GHz, 3MB L3, 1333MHz FSB, 35W) to Intel Core i7-2920XM (2.50GHz, 8MB L3, 1600MHz FSB, 55W)
* Genuine Windows 7 (all versions available with 32-bit or 64-bit options)
* 15.6-inch Display HD (1366 x 768), HD+ (1600 x 900), FHD (1920 x 1080), 16:9, LED
* Memory up to 32GB DDR3 (4 slots)
* NVIDIA QUADRO 1000M 2GB VRAM or NVIDIA QUADRO 2000M 2GB VRAM
* Weight: 5.95lbs starting weight with optical drive
* Dimensions: 14.68in x 9.65in x 1.26in - 1.41in
* Two USB 3.0 ports, One USB/eSATA, One Powered USB
* Optical Drive Multi-burner combo drive
* 34mm ExpressCard and Smart Card Reader (optional)
* Multiple hard drive options from 160GB to 500GB 7200rpm or 80GB to 160GB SSD
* 720p HD Webcam
* Battery Life up to 10.7 Hours with 9-Cell Battery,Dual Core i5-2520M, 128GB SSD Drive, Quadro 1000M Graphics
Up to 8.9 Hours with 9-Cell Battery, Quad Core i7-2820QM 500GB 7200RPM Drive, Quadro 2000M Graphics
* Warranty Parts coverage (1 year, 2 year, 3 year models available), 1 year battery

Lenovo ThinkPad T420 ($780)

* Intel Core i5 or Core i7 processor (2.5GHz - 2.7GHz)
* Genuine Windows 7 (all versions available with 32-bit or 64-bit options)
* 14-inch Display HD, HD+, 16:9, LED
* Memory up to 8GB DDR3 (2 slots)
* Intel Integrated HD or NVIDIA NVS 4200M (1GB VRAM) graphics
* Weight: 4.84lbs
* Dimensions: 13.4in x 9.05in x 1.18in-1.20in
* Two USB 2.0 ports, one USB 2.0/eSATA, 4-in-1 card reader
* DVD ROM or Multi-Burner
* 720p HD Webcam
* Up to 320GB 7200rpm hard drive or 160GB SSD
* Up to 15 hours battery life with 9-cell battery

* Intel Core i5 or Core i7 processor (2.5GHz - 2.7GHz)
* Genuine Windows 7 (all versions available with 32-bit or 64-bit options)
* 15.6-inch Display HD, HD+, FHD, 16:9, LED
* Memory up to 8GB DDR3 (2 slots)
* Intel Integrated HD or NVIDIA NVS 4200M (1GB VRAM) graphics
* Weight: 5.57lbs
* Dimensions: 14.68in x 9.65in x 1.25in-1.40in
* Three USB 2.0 ports, one USB 2.0/eSATA, 4-in-1 card reader
* DVD ROM or Multi-Burner
* 720p HD Webcam
* Up to 320GB 7200rpm hard drive or 160GB SSD
* Up to 11 hours battery life with 9-cell battery

Lenovo ThinkPad L420 and L520 ($720)

* Intel Core i5 or Core i7 processor (2.5GHz - 2.7GHz)
* Genuine Windows 7 (Home Basic, Home Premium or Professional with 32-bit or 64-bit options)
* 14.0-inch (L420) or 15.6-inch (L520) Display HD (HD+ available with L520)
* Memory up to 8GB DDR3 (2 slots)
* Intel Integrated HD or ATI Mobility Radeon HD 565v discrete graphics
* Weight: 5.1lbs (L420) or 5.75lbs (L520)
* Dimensions: 13.54in x 9.17in x 1.26in-1.42in (L420), 14.96in x 9.72in x 1.26in-1.42in (L520)
* Four USB 2.0 ports, eSATA, 54/34mm ExpressCard and Smart Card option, 4-in-1 card reader
* DVD ROM or Multi-Burner
* 720p HD Webcam
* Up to 320GB 7200rpm hard drive or 128GB SSD
* 4-cell or 6-cell battery available with L420, 9-cell available with L520

source: http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?newsID=6042

HP
HP updated their Elitebook and Probook laptops and the guys at engadget managed to get their hands on them,so check the laptops here
http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/23/hp-gets-down-to-busi...

Sony
"Today Sony announced the new VAIO C lineup of entertainment notebooks, each equipped with a second generation Intel Core i5 processor. Select models will come built with a Blu-ray player drive with HD video playback and DVD/CD read/write and a 1GB AMD Radeon 6630 hybrid graphics card.

A glowing light will run around the edges of the neon-colored notebooks, and also around the VAIO logo and the touchpad. Each model will also feature a backlit keyboard. The 14-inch VAIO CA and 15-inch VAIO CB series will be available in neon orange and green, white, and black. Both notebooks will have LED backlit widescreen displays with 1080p resolution.

Each model will also come with three quick-launch buttons on the keyboard: one button to launch media applications, one for Sony VAIO Care, and another to quickly launch your web browser."
source: http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?newsID=6041

Apple
Apple updated their notebooks with Sandy bridge CPUs along with AMD graphics and Intel Lightpeak(Which Apple call is thunderbolt)
http://www.apple.com/macbookpro/
a c 571 D Laptop
February 23, 2011 11:52:28 AM

Looking forward to seeing what the reviewers have to say about them.
February 23, 2011 4:10:18 PM

I find it hard to believe Sony would put a 1080p screen into the 14" CA. 1680x1050 in 15.4" is already pretty tiny.
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a c 244 D Laptop
February 23, 2011 5:06:30 PM

Vaio Z also had full HD display(optional) on a 13" screen.
February 23, 2011 5:50:00 PM

I tried to find that M17x-R3 Alienware but as of this post, it was not configurable on their site. The customer service rep pointed me to some XPS's that were available with SB CPU's but no Alienwares.
February 23, 2011 6:28:26 PM

This there a date on when the lenovo T420s and W520s will be avaliable on their website?
a c 244 D Laptop
February 23, 2011 7:42:11 PM

to warren024
It should be available soon,that's why I posted the link from laptopmag.
to whatisacomputer
Not yet,but expect them to hit the stores in this month or March.
a c 244 D Laptop
February 24, 2011 4:43:54 PM

Updated with Apple notebooks.
a b D Laptop
February 24, 2011 5:39:44 PM

Really surprised Apple went with AMD for the graphics. Their switchable graphics aren't seamless like Optimus. I feel like that is going to be a pretty big sticking point for the mostly snobbish Apple crowd.
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