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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MSI GE620

MSI's GE620 is a good value performance laptop with a very good configuration. However, it's let down by some build quality issues and NVIDIA Optimus technology that doesn't always work.

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  • 28th March, 2011
  • Elias Plastiras
  • MSI
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  • Intel 2nd Gen Core i7 CPU, fast graphics performance, 1920x1080 screen resolution
  • Cons:
  • Build quality not great, touchpad and keyboard could be better, NVIDIA Optimus technology unreliable
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