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Sandy Bridge Laptops Start to Show Their Faces

Though Intel only confirmed its Consumer Electronics Show debut very recently, the company's Sandy Bridge processors have been a long time coming. And, with CES just a few months away, it's getting harder and harder for partners to keep a lid on products that utilize the next generation CPUs.

While poking around looking for more information on AMD's Mobility Radeon HD 6550M card, Laptoping.com has discovered several laptops that appear to boast the new Intel CPUs. The site uncovered an Acer Aspire 17.3-inch laptop, which has the Intel Core i7-2630QM quad-core processor alongisde the 6550M graphics. The same CPU was also found to be present in a Gateway machine, as well as in the Lenovo IdeaPad Y560P. Engadget also points to an HP gaming laptop, the dv7, which includes the 2GHz quad-core.

And you thought Santa couldn't come fast enough … Roll on January!

Source: Laptoping, Engadget

  • bison88
    All we need is one holiday leak benchmark and I'll be a happy camper waiting until January :). Preferably a desktop benchie of course.
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  • aznshinobi
    Bulldozer = Desktop.

    AMD is taking a more power saving approach with Llano and I think Ontario. Both of which are CPU/IGPUs. Saves a lot more power, but we'll see if SB saves power like Llano and Ontario. Oh, those are out already in benches if ya didn't know.

    Correct if I'm wrong though, I don't really mind Laptop stuff.
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  • aznshinobi
    bison88All we need is one holiday leak benchmark and I'll be a happy camper waiting until January . Preferably a desktop benchie of course.
    Desktop Bench preview (It's a i5 2400S, no pricing out yet though): http://www.anandtech.com/show/3871/the-sandy-bridge-preview-three-wins-in-a-row
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  • oz73942
    Ahhhhh.....one step closer to the dream machine :).....sandybridge + 580m + optimus = BA gaming laptop, + 3-4 hours of normal use. so close yet so far away.
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  • bdcrlsn
    otacon72Bulldozer if it ever comes out doesn't have a chance against Sandy Bridge.

    Pretty bold statement considering we know very little about it.
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  • brennon7
    Laptops are a thing of the past. Tablets and powerful desktops are the future!!!!!!!! Love my i7 custom built by me desktop and my ipad. Converted my dell laptop to a desktop (for the wife) by attaching a 24 inch monitor. Ipad controls my desktop through splashtop.... ipad controls dvr through dish remote access..htc evo does it all...LOL
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  • dertechie
    Am I the only one noticing a Sandy Bridge CPU paired with an HM55 (current gen) mainboard? Not just a leak, but a half-baked leak at that.
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  • dalauder
    I'm glad the Sandy Bridges are getting called i5's & i7's--that way my Nehalem doesn't sound obsolete. Although I don't expect Sandy Bridge or Bulldozer to kick my i7-930's butt too badly--at least for the $600 I built it for.

    I do really want to see some more top-of-the-line benchmarks though.
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  • jimmysmitty
    aznshinobiBulldozer = Desktop.AMD is taking a more power saving approach with Llano and I think Ontario. Both of which are CPU/IGPUs. Saves a lot more power, but we'll see if SB saves power like Llano and Ontario. Oh, those are out already in benches if ya didn't know.Correct if I'm wrong though, I don't really mind Laptop stuff.
    SB also has a GPU on die. If the laptop has a discrete GPU then it will probably use SBs GPU for 2D and the discrete GPU for 3D.

    I am pretty sure that SB will lower power usage compared to Nehalem and Westmere. It will be produced on the most optimal to date 32nm that Intel has until 22nm arrives in 2011.

    As for the HM55 chipset, there is no news on the socket and the chipset itself has near no bearing on a CPU and mobo compatability these days since everything is pretty much on die including the PCIe controller. I would guess its either 1. a typo, 2. SB mobile might use the same socket as Arrandale (PGA-988) or its a new socket but can still use HM55.

    We might have a bit to wait since I can't find any info on the mobile SB socket.
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  • dEAne
    very nice, I wait till January.
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