You probably don't need a quad-core CPU in your laptop. But just in case, Acer's gone and crammed a new Intel Core 2 Quad Mobile Processor Q9000 into the new Aspire 8930G laptop.
The home automation service allows smartphone users to control their home appliances and TVs from a single app.
Acer is quick to unveil a system with the new quad-core processor. Also out from Intel: additional mobile Core 2 Duo processors.
MSI's netbook range generates a fair few column inches, but the company is equally at home churning out massive, high-end gaming laptops like the new GT725
Toshiba rolls out its Qosmio series with a hybrid storage solution that's part SSD and part standard platter HDD.
Intel's quiet introduction of its new low-cost quad-core processor could signal a 17-inch MacBook Pro upgrade at Macworld.
AVADirect will be the first reseller in the U.S. to offer a notebook using the Intel Core i7 quad-core desktop processor.
For a price below that of ultra hard-core machines, the MSI GT725-212us provides considerable gaming power, a 1080p 17-inch screen, and Blu-ray in a package that's relatively portable.
Alienware's new version of the M17x makes some welcome design tweaks and offers the best laptop gaming hardware you can get. Just be warned: it ain't cheap.
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The latest version of our favorite budget gaming laptop, the Gateway P-7808u FX edition, adds an Intel Core 2 Quad CPU. It's a great deal, partially undone by a sub-HD display.