Jaguar's all-new 2016 XF sedan features available InControl Touch Pro infotainment, which incorporates a quad-core Intel processor, a 12.1-inch touchscreen and a 60-gigabyte solid-state drive. The new system also upgrades the analog gauge cluster to a sharp TFT display and can work in conjunction with a laser head-up display.
Asus has built a very nice sideline over the years with its gaming laptops, including the G74SX, which is a strong, if expensive, quad-core rig that works fine, but looks like it should cost less.
Taking a CPU intended for an 11-inch ultraportable and sticking it in a midsize system can potentially be a recipe for disaster. Gateway's 15-inch AMD Fusion-based NV51B05u avoids any major problems, but it could be better.
HP's versatile EliteBook 8560w shows that a mobile workstation can be rugged and a solid performer and still look good.
The 3D-enabled Toshiba Satellite P755-3DV20 is one of the more affordable 3D-enabled laptops, but it lacks the horsepower we've seen in more-robust 3D gaming laptops.
Sharp reaches out-of-court settlement with Dell and two other companies, ending ongoing case over its thin-film-transistor business in North America and Europe.
Currently priced at $150, the Avid 4G is equipped with a dual-core processor, a 40inch TFT touchscreen, and a 5-megapixel camera with LED flash.
While CNET has not reviewed this exact configuration, we have reviewed the largely similar Dell Inspiron 15. Please see the full review of that system here.
It's rare that you see a performance-leading PC come in below $4,000, but Gateway's FX530XT has pulled it off. Complete with an Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700 quad-core CPU and a pair of ATI's highest-end 3D cards, this cutting-edge desktop won't make gamers and digital designers dig quite as deep to get their hands on it.
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We like that the new FX510XT gives you the option of purchasing a fully loaded, Intel Core 2 Extreme PC from Gateway, but it lacks the polish and the performance of other high-end systems. Its midtower case won't hog your desktop as much a full-tower PC, but that's not enough to help it stand out.
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