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 VAIO CB Series (VPCCB15FG)

If you can get over the audacious colours (and let's face it, you probably won't), the Sony VAIO CB Series (VPCCB15FG) is actually a very capable desktop replacement notebook with good speed and useful battery life. We hate its green, orange and pink colours, and think it should only be considered in black or white, but it's comfortable to use and has a great screen.

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  • 1st March, 2011
  • Elias Plastiras
  • Sony
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  • Pros:
  • Good performance, comfortable to use, great screen, USB 3.0, good battery life
  • Cons:
  • Touchpad sometimes unresponsive, the available colours can make the laptop look quite ugly
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