The Dell XPS 15 laptop for 2012 wears L521X model name.
The XPS 15 L521X 0.91-inch thin aluminum notebook with a 15.6-inch screen competes against the HP Envy 6, MacBook Pro 15, and other thin and stylish laptops. It comes with the 3rd Generation Intel Core processors. The offered Ivy Bridge CPUs include the dual-core i5-3210M and quad-core i7-3612QM, with Passmark scores of 3,654 and 7,927 points, respectively. Graphics is displayed on a 15.6″ 1080p 350-nit display with edge-to-edge Gorilla glass, with help of Nvidia’s GT 630M or 640M dedicated video cards. The notebook has up to 1TB of traditional HDD storage and up to 16GB of RAM. The specs reveal that the laptop is offered with additional miniCard SSD with 32 – 128GB capacity for faster system boot ups and resumes, as well as a built-in DVD burner or Blu-ray combo drive. The battery used in the 2012 XPS 15 is a nine-cell 65WHr unit instead of a usual six-cell one, and the notebook also has optionally built-in Trusted Platform Module.
The ASUS G55VW-ES71 is the latest 15.6-inch Full HD gaming-purpose laptop, which packs all the latest processing and graphics technologies. First, we have the i7-3610QM quad-core processor from the 1-month old 3rd Generation Intel Core family, and second, there’s the Nvidia GeForce GTX660M dedicated video card with 2GB of GDDR5 video memory. This GPU has been released recently and it is based on the brand new Nvidia Kepler technology. The GeForce GTX 670M/675M are a step higher in Nvidia’s mobile GPU hierarchy, but these are based on the older Fermi architecture, so the GTX 660M should be better in terms of performance-per-watt ratio. When paired with the i7-3610M running at up to 3.3GHz, speedy 8GB of DDR3 1600MHz SDRAM, and a fast 7,200rpm 500GB hard drive, the GPU and the gaming rig as a complete system will be able to run the latest game titles, which are often very hardware-demanding. And that’s the main purpose of this notebook, also delivering a sleek and elegant design with matte finishes, chiclet keyboard, and dual rear vents for cool operation.
Besides the EliteBook higher-end business laptops, HP has announced the refreshed ProBook lineup designed for the more budget-conscious biz people.
The new models are the ProBook b-series 6470b/6475b and 6570b, with 14″ and 15.6″ displays, respectively, and the s-series 14″ 4440s, 15.6″ 4540s/4545s, and 17.3″ 4740s. The ProBook s will also come in a 13.3-inch variant, according to HP. The models ending with 0 number before the last letter are with the 2012 Intel processors, while those ending with 5 use AMD’s CPUs.
Hewlett-Packard has announced the Intel Ivy Bridge update across the HP EliteBook p-series business laptop line and added a new ultraportable model. The smallest EliteBook member now is the new HP 2170p with a 11.6-inch display. Moving on up, we have the 2570p, 8470p, and 8570p with 12.5″, 14″, and 15.6″ displays.
Another laptop with an Intel “Ivy Bridge” processor is now on sale in the US. It’s the Series 7 Samsung NP700Z7C.
The 17.3-incher appears to have the same industrial design as the current Series 7 Chronos laptops, but it packs inside the Core i7-3615QM quad-core CPU from Intel’s 3rd Generation Core family, codenamed “Ivy Bridge”. The i7-3615QM is clocked at 2.3GHz by default, but the speed can be increased on-the-fly to maximal 3.3GHz on some of the CPU cores thanks to Intel Turbo Boost technology.
The Dell Inspiron 15R Special Edition, the company’s first Inspiron model with the 3rd Generation Intel Core processor, is now available in Singapore, meaning that we will probably see it soon around the globe as well.
Advertised as a “high-performance multimedia powerhouse”, the Inspiron 15R SE packs the i7-3612QM quad-core CPU and the AMD Radeon HD 7730M 2GB video cards as standard components, while the 1080p HD resolution instead of 1366×768 pixels, a Blu-ray Combo drive instead of DVD, and 8GB of DDR3 1,600MHz RAM instead of 6GB are optional. The laptop is currently offered with 1TB of storage, but it’s nice to see an optional 32GB mSATA SSD available as add-on for better responsiveness and almost instant system resume.
The Asus N56 15.6″ entertainment-oriented notebook, which is now available for pre-order, delivers not only the Intel “Ivy Bridge” processors and Nvidia GeForce 600M graphics, but also 1080p display resolution and aluminum chassis.
The manufacturer part Asus N56VZ-DS71, currently offered via Adorama, sports the “Ivy” 3rd Generation Intel Core i7-3610QM 2.3GHz quad CPU, the Nvidia Geforce GT 650M 2GB video card, 8GB of RAM at 1,600MHz, a 750GB 5,400rpm HDD, DVD burner, and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.
The configurable 2012 15.6″ dv6tqe and 17.3″ dv7tqe start at $900 and $950 respectively, and will start shipping to customers on May 9th. If you need to have one of the Ivy Bridge Pavilion laptops tomorrow, you can select pre-configured ready-to-ship models.
The new Alienware notebooks have been already put on sale with the 2nd Gen “Sandy Bridge” options, but now we have a list of the “Ivy” parts which will be used in the 17.3″ M17x R4 and 18.4″ M18x R2. The smaller of the two will come with the Intel Core i7-3610QM, i7-3720QM, or i7-3820QM, while its larger sibling additionally provides the Core i7-3920XM option, which is the fastest 3rd Gen Intel Core mobile processor. Furthermore, the 3920XM will be offered in standard and factory overclocked variants. The overclocked CPU will have a clock speed of up to 4.1GHz in TurboBoost mode, up from 3.8GHz.