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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Sony Sony VAIO SB Series (VPCSB16FG)

The Sony VAIO SB Series (VPCSB16FG) represents all that is good about mobile computing: it's a thin, light, well built and attractive 13in laptop, and thanks to 2nd Generation Intel Core CPU technology, it also possesses great battery life and fast performance. We're quite taken by it, and think it's an excellent buy for business users, and indeed anyone who wants a well featured 13in laptop. It may even convert some Mac users.

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  • 24th Feb., 2011
  • Elias Plastiras
  • Sony
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  • Pros:
  • Light and well built, excellent battery life, excellent performance, backlit keyboard, USB 3.0, ambient light sensor
  • Cons:
  • All ports on one side, not friendly to left-handers, lots of pre-installed software
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