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  • justkuz - Wednesday, February 08, 2012 - link

    Wow...that thing is just horrid looking. Reply
  • CharonPDX - Wednesday, February 08, 2012 - link

    Putting the optical drive directly underneath the ports? Of all the stupid locations....

    As for it being generally monstrous, yeah, you try squishing 300W of desktop parts into a notebook...
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  • 8steve8 - Wednesday, February 08, 2012 - link

    who ok'd this thing? ivy bridge in a couple months... Reply
  • Johnmcl7 - Wednesday, February 08, 2012 - link

    These are six core processors and there won't be any of those as part of the Ivy Bridge launch, as mentioned in the article these are aimed at mobile workstation use where the applications are more likely to be optimised for the additional cores.

    John
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  • 8steve8 - Wednesday, February 08, 2012 - link

    yeah, but i wouldn't be surprised if 4 ivy cores usually beat out 6 sandy cores... just seems like an incredibly small market of those who need a laptop and "need" the 2 extra cores vs 4 better cores... Reply
  • Kristian Vättö - Thursday, February 09, 2012 - link

    Ivy Bridge won't do much for the CPU performance. The clock speeds are pretty much the same (100-200MHz bumps), we won't see +4GHz. Clock for clock performance seems to be up by around 10% if early benchmarks are to believe. That won't make IVB as fast as hex-core SNB-E given the clocks of SNB-E.

    The price tag should already tell you that these are laptops with very small market ;-)
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  • tayb - Wednesday, February 08, 2012 - link

    Why? Why do companies keep putting a toddler sized touchpad on these gigantic notebooks?

    It's ugly but that's to be expected with a notebook replacement. But the touchpad? Why so small????
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  • 8steve8 - Wednesday, February 08, 2012 - link

    i agree... but when you have the space for this laptop, then you have enough space for a mouse. Reply
  • aguilpa1 - Thursday, February 09, 2012 - link

    These make the Alienware m17x look like a prom queen in comparison. Reply
  • hingfingg - Thursday, February 16, 2012 - link

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