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Morning Wrapup: Notebook News for April 4th



This morning in Notebooks we look at an explosion in email malware, a new AMD Fusion notebook and a few reviews and hands on with new notebooks including the early 2011 MacBook Pro 15″ notebook with the Core i7 processor.

Perhaps the biggest post from the morning is our huge MacBook Pro 15″ review which includes numerous videos and a look at literally every inch of the new Sandy Bridge MacBook Pro 15-inch notebook. Check out the full review and be on the lookout for a condensed version on GottaBeMobile later today.

Samsung RV511 Hands On

Samsung RV511 Hands On

We also went hands on with the Samsung RV511-A01 notebook which uses last year’s Core i3 processor, but includes WiMAX for easy on the go connectivity. The notebook is still in the lab for additional testing, but you can see our hands on and first impressions right now.

We also have a review of the Eye Fi Explore X2 WiFi enabled SD card which allows you to automatically share and upload your photos and videos to the web and to your computer. This is one of our favorite accessories, especially when combined with the MiFi or a personal hotspot.

Dell is finally joining the AMD Fusion game with a soon to arrive Dell Inspiron M102z 11.6″ notebook that launched in other countries this past week and is expected to arrive in the U.S. for $699 soon. This notebook will use the AMD Fusion E-350 1.6GHz Dual core processor and should deliver a very capable mobile computer. Let’s just hope the price drops to compete with the HP Pavilion dm1z.

Warner reported on the Epsilon email data breach which gave hackers access to your first name and email address from the email provider that provides newsletters for over 2,500 companies. This is expected to result in an increase in spam, which is unfortunately already on the rise with nearly 30% of email sent on March 29th being composed of malware and virus installation attempts. Most of the attempts were UPS package notifications and Facebook password resets.

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