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Intel's Core i7-2630QM Sandy Bridge Spotted

It's almost CES time, which means that Intel is nearly ready to unleash the next generation of Core processors, codenamed Sandy Bridge.

Before things even kick off in Las Vegas, however, it seems that the Sandy Bridge products are already on the Asian markets. The latest sighting comes from Singapore, where HP is selling a dv6 laptop loaded with quad-core Core i7-2630QM.

The Core i7-2630QM carries a regular clock speed of 2 GHz, but Intel's beefed up Turbo Boost will bring that up to 2.8 GHz.

Here is a picture from the laptop courtesy of VR-Zone. Expect to see more Sandy Bridge-based laptops than you can keep track of next week.

  • dogman_1234
    Dang it Intel...Why does Asia have it beofre US? We engineered it, shouldn't we have it first hand?
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  • shin0bi272
    dogman_1234Dang it Intel...Why does Asia have it beofre US? We engineered it, shouldn't we have it first hand?
    cause of the US companies offshoring work to 3rd world countries to save money. Dont like that vote for people who will cut the capital gains and corporate taxes. That's ALWAYS stimulated growth in the economy because it makes doing business here CHEAPER.
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  • dogman_1234
    I understand the outsourcing, and couldn't really vote for the idiot polititians at all. They are all crazy.

    Anyways. The Intel team in Hillsboro Oregon, should be the ones to have it first hand. They should be able to sample their work.
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  • edilee
    2.0 ghz? Really? Lame. Hope they have better models in store for us.
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  • znegval
    edilee2.0 ghz? Really? Lame. Hope they have better models in store for us.
    Yeah, because if the latest years showed us something it's that clock speed is the most important thing of all.
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  • alienzander76
    Yay, even newer chips that cost a small fortune and don't increase performance substantially over 3 year old chipsets. Maybe it's got some useless feature that sounds cool like HD stream decoding improvements.. Yawn.. :-/
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  • snoogins
    Didn't clock speed have one of the biggest effects on plenty of games?
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  • maloney
    dogman_1234The Intel team in Hillsboro Oregon, should be the ones to have it first hand. They should be able to sample their work.I'm sure that they do sample first, especially in beta testing. But as we all know, the employee who voluntarily/involuntarily leaks info about something they have doesn't last long at the company.

    znegvalYeah, because if the latest years showed us something it's that clock speed is the most important thing of all.Not to mention that many end users don't require the same enthusiast speeds and prices as edilee seems to. Let's all spend $500 on a processor to pull up google's search browser each day.
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  • tommysch
    shin0bi272cause of the US companies offshoring work to 3rd world countries to save money. Dont like that vote for people who will cut the capital gains and corporate taxes. That's ALWAYS stimulated growth in the economy because it makes doing business here CHEAPER.
    They use the tax cuts to buy new plants in the 3rd world... You need to tax imports. We will have a war with China in the next few decades, I would rather have an economical one...
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  • killerclick
    TommySchThey use the tax cuts to buy new plants in the 3rd world... You need to tax imports. We will have a war with China in the next few decades, I would rather have an economical one...
    In that case they'll completely relocate outside the US rather than just outsource. And if you tax cheap imports from China, get ready to pay double the amount for just about anything.
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