January 2008 Notebook/Laptop Articles

Listed below are all of our news and reviews articles for January 2008. If you are looking for an article on a particular day or on a particular topic, you can use the menu on the right to narrow your search

Notebook/Laptop Articles for January of 2008

Below are the 75 Notebook/Laptop articles for January of 2008

HP Planning More Unique Notebook Designs in 2008

Last November HP and MTV Networks announced that "Asian Odyssey," the personal design of 20-year old Joao Oliveira of Porto, Portugal, had been chosen as the winner of the "Take[...]

Asus V2S User Review

The market for a 14-inch notebook with Intel Core 2 Duo performance and dedicated nVidia graphics is more popular than ever. Asus comes to this party with the impressive V2S.[...]

MemoRight 32GB IDE SSD Review

The Solid State Drive (SSD) promises to be the must-have upgrade for 2008. Promising an impressive performance boost over traditional hard drives, the SSD can breathe new life into your[...]

Redfly Mobile Companion Turns a Smartphone into a Laptop

Celio Corp will soon unveil the Redfly Mobile Companion, a laptop-shaped device that greatly extends the capabilities of some smartphones. This upcoming product can be used to give a Windows[...]

Gateway P-170

The P-170 is equipped with an 17-inch HD widescreen, an Intel Core 2 Duo processor and Microsoft Windows Vista.

Lenovo Launches New IdeaPads

Lenovo just announced a new consumer line of notebooks under the name IdeaPad. This line will include three series of notebooks; the Y710, Y510, and U110. New to this line[...]

Dell Inspiron 1525 Released

Dell today has released the Inspiron 1525 into its lineup of laptops. The Inspiron 1525 is a 15.4-inch widescreen notebook that slims down and drops pounds from its predecessor[...]

HP Announces tx2000 Covertible Notebook and Updated HDX Gaming Notebook

HP today announced an update to the popular tx1000 in the form of the Pavilion tx2000, a notebook to Tablet PC covertible. Also updated is the giant HP Pavilion[...]

Lenovo IdeaPad Y710

The IdeaPad Y710 is a 17 widescreen multimedia/entertainment notebook with an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, offering an ATI HD2600 video card, optional Blu-Ray DVD, Halo screen bezel lighting, and[...]

Dell Inspiron 1525 Review

The old days of bulky, overweight Dell notebooks may be coming to a close in 2008. Today Dell announced their latest addition to the Inspiron family of notebooks, the 15.4-inch[...]

Lenovo IdeaPad Y510

The Y510 offers an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, a 15 widescreen WXGA VibrantView, and an optional DVD burner. The Y510 also comes with Windows Vista Home Premium.

Lenovo IdeaPad U110

The U110 is an ultraportable notebook, starting at 2.42lb and 18.4mm thick. It will offer touch sensitive controls similar to the larger models, as well as a solid state drive.[...]

News Bits: Hitachi 500GB Notebook Hard Drive, Intel Snubs OLPC, XPS M1530 Now in Blue

Hitachi introduces 500GB notebook hard driveIntel leaves OLPCDell XPS M1530 now available in 'Midnight Blue'Compal notebook shipments down in December

NBR: 2008 CES Tease

It's that time of year again: the 2008 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), held in Las Vegas, officially kicks off on Monday morning. The NotebookReview.com staff and others will be flying[...]

Dell XPS Concept 16-inch Laptop at CES (pics)

Dell had something interesting on the CES show floor that we broke into early today, a 16-inch screen XPS laptop (yes, 16, that's not a typo) with 16:9 display ratio[...]

HP Pavilion dv2800t “Asian Odyssey” Designed Laptop at CES (pics)

HP had their upcoming Pavilion dv2800t on display at CES tonight. The dv2800t features a design from a young artist in Portugal that won an MTV contest sponsored by[...]

Lenovo IdeaPad U110 Hands-on

Lenovo had their new lineup of IdeaPad notebooks on display at CES last night. The U110 is particularly interesting as an 11.1-inch subnotebook, a first for Lenovo (at least[...]

HP “Thrive” dv6700t Laptop Best Buy Special on Display at CES

HP is going to be releasing another new special edition design for their Pavilion dv6700 series called "Thrive". The special design will initially just be available in Best Buy[...]

Asus CES Booth Tour

Asus didn't have a huge booth display at CES like some of the other players in the notebook space, but they did have an area to show off their new[...]

Fujitsu Announces New Intel-Based Notebooks

Fujitsu just announced the LifeBook A6120, LifeBook N6470 and LifeBook E8410 notebooks among the first notebooks powered by the line of next-generation 45nm Intel Core 2 Duo mobile processors. All[...]

HP Pavilion tx2000 Tablet PC First Look

HP recently updated their popular notebook to Tablet PC convertible, the tx1000. Welcome the tx2000 Tablet PC. It has the same design as its predecessor, but now has an active[...]

Everex Releases CloudBook Ultra-Mobile PC

The latest 7" notebook on the market features the size, performance and energy efficiency needed to challenge larger laptops. Add to this tiny package the open source gOS operating system[...]

Lenovo IdeaPad Hands-On Roundup

Straight from the Lenovo booth at CES 2008, we bring you a hands-on overview of the rest of Lenovo's new IdeaPad lineup. Is this really something that ThinkPad owners should[...]

News Bits: ATI Mobility Graphics, Intel Penryn Benchmarks, and Eee PC Competition

AMD introduces ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3000 graphics cardsIntel Penryn processors get benchmarkedHands-on with the Packard Bell EasyNote XSSamsung announces 500GB notebook hard drive

Sprint WiMAX Network Coming In April. Do We Care?

Speaking at the 2008 Consumer Electronics Show, Sprint CTO Barry West announced that the company is on track to launch their WiMAX service, called Xohm, around the end of April.[...]

Toshiba M700 Tablet PC and Concept UMPCs at CES

Toshiba had the M700 Tablet PC on display for some hands-on action at CES, but they also had a new surprise. Welcome the Toshiba UMPC design, which was very sleek[...]

More Fujitsu Goodies From CES

Fujitsu might not have shown a ton of new notebooks at CES this year, but they certainly deserve credit for innovative prototypes on display in their booth. Anyone want a[...]

Alienware m15x Gaming Notebook Now Available for Order

Alienware blasted out a newsletter email tonight inviting newsletter subscribers to have an early chance at ordering the new m15x gaming laptop. People have been placing orders and have[...]

Acer Aspire 5920 User Review

Acer doesn't hide its aspiration to dominate the notebook market using the same formula that got Dell to first place in the past with its Inspiron line, top specs for[...]

2008 CES Bag Roundup

We've already announced several exciting new laptops and tablets launched from CES this week. Your next thought after, "When can I get one of these?" should be "What will I[...]

Acer Aspire 4315

The Aspire 4315 is a 14.1″ notebook presented in Acer’s new chassis design. Featuring an Intel Celeron processor, new DirectX 101 -capable Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100 (Intel GMA X3100)[...]

News Bits: Intel Montevina Processor Names, Gateway P-15831FX Reviewed, Sager NP5793 Introduced

Intel to change processor naming for Montevina platformGateway P-16831FX with 8800M-GTS impressions postedSager NP5793 introduced, supports 8800M-GTX and Penryn Extreme

Energizer Energi To Go Review

If you've ever been traveling and can't find a power outlet then you know how important it can be to have a portable power source. Energizer comes to the rescue[...]

Asus U6

The Asus U6 has Intel Centrino Processor Technology and a 12.1″ LED backlight wide panel for lower power consumption, better luminance and high mobility

PDANet: Notebook Broadband for Smartphone Users

Broadband wireless networking is more popular than ever as more and more consumers want to access the internet from any location. But what if you're already paying an expensive monthly[...]

Acer Aspire 5315

The Aspire 5315 combines the Intel Celeron mobile processor, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Intel High Definition Audio support, and Acer Arcade Deluxe1.

OLPC XO Review and Teardown

A new initiative called One Laptop Per Child has the goal of getting a low cost entry level notebook into the hands of children in developing countries. This notebook is[...]

Apple MacBook Air

The MacBook Air is a 13.3″ widescreen ultra thin notebook from Apple. The June 2009 update of the MacBook Air offers a more powerful processor and is only 0.76″ thick[...]

News Bits: New Intel Mobile Processors, X61 with Penryn, and Vista SP1 RC Refresh

Intel to launch new mobile processors in Q3Lenovo brings Penryn processors to the X61Microsoft releases Vista SP1 RC RefreshQuanta increases notebook shipment goal

HP Compaq Presario V6700TX

The Compaq Presario V6700TX features the latest Intel Core Duo processor, Mobile Intel 945 Express chipset, and 15.4″ Brightview widescreen.

Apple MacBook Air Announced at MacWorld ’08

As the rumors suggested, Apple today announced the ultraportable MacBook Air notebook. The MacBook Air is being dubbed the "world's thinnest notebook", and at 0.16" to 0.76" they aren't[...]

Compaq Presario C700t User Review

The Compaq Presario C700T is HP's current budget 15.4" widescreen notebook. It is available with limited configuration on-line from HP.com and is also available in retail stores. In case you[...]

HP Pavilion dv2700z

The HP Pavilion dv2700z has a 2.1GHz AMD Turion 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor TL-62, 512KB+512KB of L2 cache, and up to 1600MHz of system bus. This special edition also features[...]

Shure SE210 Earphones Review

Sound isolating earphones are a dream come true for notebook users and audiophiles alike. Now you can listen to movies or music without hearing outside noise ... and you can[...]

News Bits: Linux Loaded ThinkPads, Acer Eee PC Competitor, Intel Montevina Processors

Lenovo intros T61, R61 with SLED 10 LinuxAcer to launch Eee PC competitor in Q1/Q2Intel to launch 15 CPUs for Montevina notebook platform

HP Pavilion tx2000z Review

HP has finally updated the tx1000z. Welcome the tx2000z convertible notebook. It has the same design as its predecessor, but now has an active digitizer and touchscreen. I have to[...]

Plantronics Virtual Phone Booth Stereo Headset Review

Plantronics' Virtual Phone Booth Stereo Headset is my first review item fresh from CES. Although not a brand new item, this headset is geared towards notebook users and gamers, with[...]

Gateway P-6831FX User Review

The Gateway FX line of notebooks raises the bar for affordable gaming notebooks. Even better, you can find them in your local stores! Is the Gateway P-6831FX a worthwhile choice[...]

Bibble Pro 4.9 Review

Bibble Pro 4.9 is the latest professional photo workflow and RAW file conversion software from imaging technology company Bibble Labs. Marketed to the advanced amateur and professional photography sectors, Bibble[...]

Panasonic Toughbook W7

The ultra-portable, 3.0 lbs Toughbook W7 with a 7 hour battery life is designed for high-output demands. It features a shock-mounted 80GB hard drive, and an Intel Core 2 Duo[...]

Panasonic Toughbook Y7

The ultra-thin Toughbook Y7 offers a large 14.1″ color LCD screen, DVD super MULTI-drive with dual layer support, and built-in durability. Designed for optimal productivity with an Intel Core 2[...]

News Bits: FlipStart price drop, Dell is #1, and Eee PC gets a touchscreen

FlipStart UMPC now $699Dell takes the #1 sales spot in the USEee PC might get touchscreen40-hour battery life on the horizon.

ThinkPad X300 Information Leaks Out

Before you plunk down $2,000 on a MacBook Air notebook you might want to pay attention to information leaked out on the competing Lenovo ThinkPad X300. It's rumored to be[...]

HP Pavilion dv6700t Review

The HP Pavilion dv6700t replaces the dv6500t as HP's newest 15.4" consumer notebook offering cutting edge design and performance in a mobile package. With Intel Core 2 Duo processors, available[...]

Lenovo ThinkPad X300

The Lenovo ThinkPad X300 is a rumored 13.3″ widescreen ultra light laptop. The ThinkPad X300 will have an LV Core 2 Duo processor, SSD storage, LED backlit screen, WWAN, Wi-Fi[...]

Asus Eee PC 2G Surf User Review

In 2007 Asus shook up the world of laptop computing with their low-cost UMPC, the Eee PC. The Eee PC 2G Surf is the lowest-priced version of the Asus wonder[...]

News Bits: Toshiba R500 gets 3G, Lenovo not outsourcing to Taiwan

Toshiba adds 3G to the R500Lenovo denies rumors and says they won't outsource to TaiwanClevo ships more notebooks.

Systemax Pursuit 4250 Review

The Systemax Pursuit 4250 notebook is sold exclusively through TigerDirect.com, and is assembled and supported inside the USA. This notebook offers a decent gaming configuration as well as some impressive[...]

Lenovo ThinkPad R61i User Review

ThinkPads have always had a reputation for being durable and reliable, but typically this comes at a price premium as well. The ThinkPad R61i lets you squeeze the best performance[...]

MacBook Air Review Roundup

Thousands of consumers might still be waiting for Apple to start shipping the MacBook Air, but that hasn't stopped the MacBook Air from showing up in the news. Love it[...]

News Bits: Dell (PRODUCT) RED notebooks, Eee PC with XP, HDX with 8800M GTS

Dell and Microsoft offer (PRODUCT) RED notebooksAlienware m15x shipsHP HDX now with 8800M GTS graphicsEee PC with Windows XPVIA announces new 64-bit processor.

Dell Latitude XT User Review

Since early 2007 rumors have been surfacing that Dell was working on a tablet notebook. In December the rumor turned reality with Dell announcing and confirming their entry into the[...]

HP Slips Intel’s Penryn Processor into Consumer Laptops

HP has quietly rolled out the latest Intel mobile processor family, code named Penryn, into their dv2700t, dv6700t and dv9700t consumer targeted Pavilion notebooks.

Toshiba Qosmio G45 Penryn Review

The Toshiba Qosmio G45 is a full entertainment system packed into one slightly over-sized 17 widescreen notebook. It combines a 1080P high-resolution display, HD-DVD Player, surround sound system, ATI Cable-Card[...]

Fujitsu Lifebook P1620

The Lifebook P1620 Tablet PC has an Intel Core 2 Duo Processor Ultra Low Voltage U7600 with 1.20 GHz, 2 MB L2 cache, and 533 MHz FSB. It has an[...]

nVidia 8400M GS Graphics Review

nVidia's GeForce 8400M GS is, quite frankly, ubiquitous at this point. It is the go-to mass dedicated graphics part for both Dell and HP. The question is: Can it actually[...]

Panasonic Toughbook T7

The Toughbook T7 laptop has an Intel Core 2 Duo Processor, 12.1″ touchscreen LCD and a 3.3 lbs ultra-thin design.

Fujitsu LifeBook A3130

The LifeBook A3130 notebook has an AMD Turion 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-60 (2.0 GHz), 15.4″ Color-Enhanced Crystal View WXGA display, and 2 GB DDR2 667 MHz SDRAM memory.

Dell Now Offering Dual 8800 GTX Cards In XPS M1730

Today's news from Dell shouldn't come as any surprise for notebook gaming enthusiasts. Dell officially announced the availability of dual nVidia GeForce 8800M GTX video cards (2 x 512MB) with[...]

Sager NP9262 User Review

Sager's latest 17-inch gaming notebook was among the first on the market with nVidia Geforce 8800M GTX video cards. The Sager NP9262 isn't just another 17-inch gaming notebook, it's a[...]

News Bits: Penryn In ThinkPads, Cloudbook Delayed, Intel Discontinues Some Processors

Lenovo adds Penryn processors to the ThinkPad R61Everex Cloudbook delayed until FebruaryBacklit keyboards coming to Dell and HP notebooksNew DDR3 SO-DIMMS start shipping for notebooks

DIY Laptop Battery Rebuild

A day will come when your notebook's rechargeable battery will no longer charge and instead serve better as a paper weight. Buying a replacement battery could be so expensive that[...]

Phillips SPC1300NC Web Camera Review

Webcams are one of those helpful products that just don't get much attention. Sure, a webcam is useful for video conferencing and chats (or for spying on your nanny) but[...]

Targus Grove Sling Bag Review

Looking to go "green"? It's the newest fad these days as everything is "green" from cars to computers and all their accessories. Now, you can use your favorite computer and[...]

MacBook Air First Thoughts Review

For those of you who have been living in a cave for the last month, the MacBook Air is Apple's newest 13.3" ultra-thin notebook offering cutting edge design in a[...]