The best Sandy Bridge notebooks in Australia

We review the latest notebooks on the Australian market featuring Intel's 2nd Generation Core CPUs

Updated: 8 April 2011

While only a few vendors have sent us laptops based on Intel's 2nd Generation Intel Core CPUs (codenamed Sandy Bridge), one thing is clear: They are the pace-setters when it comes to performance. We've seen solid entries from Apple, Dell, Lenovo, MSI and Sony. Look for HP and Toshiba reviews in the coming weeks.

Check out our roundup below to read reviews and specifications on the Sandy Bridge-based models we've seen so far.

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Dell Latitude E5520

With 2nd Generation Intel Core technology in its belly, the 15.6in Dell Latitude E5520 definitely has speed to burn. It's recommended for business that want to roll out fast and well-featured laptops for their workers. However, it is a heavy unit and can be a chore to carry to and from the office.

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  • 23rd Feb., 2011
  • Elias Plastiras
  • Dell
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  • Pros:
  • Excellent all round performance, strong build quality, backlit keyboard, plenty of connectivity, modular bay
  • Cons:
  • Feels very heavy, some users may lament the lack of DisplayPort
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