January 2012 Notebook/Laptop Articles

Listed below are all of our news and reviews articles for January 2012. 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 2012

Below are the 93 Notebook/Laptop articles for January of 2012

Software Bargains for PCs and Macs Going Strong Through January

Are you thinking about spiffing up a new (or old) PC or Mac with brand new software soon? Then here are some hot discounts on software products from top vendors,[...]

Top Ten Printers for December 2011

2011 is just a memory but your favorite printers aren't! Get a jump on your 2012 printer purchasing research with PrinterComparison's list of top viewed printers for December 2011.

CES2012: Nintendo Planning Vastly Improved App Store for Wii U

Nintendo's next-generation console, the Wii U, won't be available for purchase for at least another six months. Despite this, details have surfaced about a rumored new app store for the[...]

Lenovo IdeaPad U300s Review: Beauty and the Beast

Lenovo's new Ultrabook features a 13.3-inch display, Core i7 processor and 256GB SSD. Those are nice specs for a premium thin and light laptop, but are the build quality problems[...]

Toshiba Satellite P755-3DV20

The Toshiba Satellite P755-3DV20 is a 3D ready 15.6-inch multimedia laptop. Included is a Intel Core i5 dual-core processor, NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M graphics, and 6GB DDR3 1333MHz memory. The system has a 750GB hard[...]

Lenovo IdeaPad U300s

The 13.3-inch Lenovo IdeaPad U300s is an Ultrabook (ultraportable with 0.6 thinness) with decent specs and performance. The notebook weighs only 2.9 pounds. Equip it with up to a second-generation Intel Core[...]

Lenovo IdeaPad V470

The 14-inch Lenovo IdeaPad V470 is a hybrid between a traditional business laptop and a consumer multimedia notebook. It has a port selection suitable for most users including HDMI. Customize it[...]

HP Releases Omni 27 All-in-one: Look Out 27-inch iMac

Apple made waves when it first introduced its 27-inch variant of the iMac just a couple of years ago. HP clearly sees room for a PC version of the form[...]

HP’s New HPE-h9 Phoenix: HP’s Gaming Threat?

For the longest time, HP hasn't much cared for the gamer and enthusiast segments of the market, refusing to stock or equip their Pavilion Elite line of desktops with the[...]

Brother Unveils Four Color LED Devices

Less than a week before CES 2012 kicks off, Brother has introduced four new color LED devices that will offer color print speeds to small offices and businesses that are[...]

Lenovo Announces New ThinkPad Edge Laptops for 2012

Lenovo plans to bring consumer laptop style and friendly features to serious business notebooks in 2012 with the new and improved ThinkPad Edge and B-series laptops. The countdown to CES[...]

CES 2012: We’re Revealing Vegas’ Dirty Tech Secrets

Want to know what's really going on at CES 2012 but can't afford the trip out to Las Vegas? Stick with the staff of PrinterComparison, as we break the sacred[...]

LoiLoScope 2 Software Review: Video Editing for Everyone

Do you want to start creating movies for YouTube or Facebook? LoiLo offers entry-level video editing software. Is it worth the $79.99? Read the full review.

Epson WorkForce 845 Review: First Look

The Epson WorkForce 845 features print, scan, copy and fax capabilities and was created with the small office/home office (SOHO) market in mind. The WorkForce 845 can print up to[...]

CES2012: Western Digital’s New WD My Book Live Duo – Your Data, Your Cloud

According to today's top tech tipsters, the cloud is the future of personal storage; Western Digital clearly agrees. They've been putting out more and more network- and cloud-enabled storage devices,[...]

Kodak Office HERO 6.1 Review: Is This AIO Office Worthy?

Read our review of the Office HERO 6.1 All-in-One printer, Kodak's latest addition to its SOHO lineup. With new features including Google Cloud and Kodak Email Print Service, will it[...]

Kodak Office Hero 6.1

The Kodak Office HERO 6.1 is focused on the small office, home office (SOHO) market and offers print, scan, copy and fax functionality. Other offerings include a 2.4 inch LCD,[...]

CES 2012: Sneak Peek and Predictions

The 2012 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is getting ready to open its doors in Las Vegas and reveal the latest technology. Keep reading to see the top picks from the[...]

Crucial Introduces m4 Ultra-Slim SSD for Ultrabooks

Crucial introduced a new ultra-slim 2.5-inch high performance SSD today. The company states that the new SSDs will fit into and work well with the new types of notebooks with[...]

Dell Vostro V131: Our Deal of the Week

The Dell Vostro V131 is a small office/home office 13-inch notebook for users on a budget. During our tests we found the notebook to have good overall performance, excellent battery[...]

CES 2012: Cool New Products for Storing Your Content Online or on Your PC

Would you like to manage content sitting on your PC, Facebook, and Google+ all in the same place? How about accessing "private" info stored on your PC from your smartphone?[...]

Lenovo Releases Even More New IdeaPad Laptops

Fresh on the heels of announcing several new notebooks, Lenovo officially unveiled a massive new lineup of IdeaPad and G-series laptops for 2012. Keep reading to find out more about[...]

CES2012: Vizio All-in-one Desktops and Notebooks Hitting Apple, HP, Lenovo Head On

Anyone who's purchased an HDTV within the last several years, especially anyone who's purchased one in the USA, will be familiar with Vizio. The company has skyrocketed out of nowhere[...]

CES 2012: CEA Predicts ‘The Year of the (User) Interface’

Better UIs, more personalization, and Windows 8 will all prevail at CES 2012, a CEA analyst said on Sunday during pre-show activities. 3D will be there, too, although it might[...]

CES2012: Samsung inTouch Brings Android 2.3, 720p HD Video Calls to Any HDTV for $199

Last year, GoogleTV was the hot new thing that Smart TV enthusiasts were talking about. We've seen how well that worked out for companies like Logitech (i.e., not at all)[...]

CES 2012: Iomega Announces Advanced Network Storage Device

Iomega today unveiled the company's new network storage device that provides up to 6TB of storage space and is available in several configurations. The device was created with small, mid-sized[...]

Epson Artisan 1430 Delivers Wide Format Mobility

The first official announcement from CES 2012 comes from Epson in the form of the new Artisan 1430 wide format printer which features wireless connectivity and mobile printing early this[...]

CES2012: Lenovo Unveils IdeaCentre B340 and B540 All-in-ones and H520 Desktop

Lenovo took a pre-emptive shot at Zinio's new all-in-ones today with the release of a few of their own - the IdeaCentre B Series desktops might not be the visual[...]

Kodak Unlocks Facebook Photos with New Print Apps

Kodak shared two new printing applications designed to give customers creative options when printing photos from Facebook at CES 2012.

ASUS Updates Eee PC netbooks, UX21 Ultrabook and Eee Pad Transformer

Just when you thought we had enough thin and light laptops ASUS unveils an all new range of Eee PC netbooks, updates to the UX21 ultrabook and a new 1080p[...]

CES2012: Lenovo IdeaCentre K430 Hits Gaming Head On

Dell has Alienware, HP has the new Phoenix...sort of...and boutique manufacturers like Origin PC, Falcon Northwest and AVA Direct push their own gaming platforms. But...Lenovo? Yeah, Lenovo. The new IdeaCentre[...]

CES 2012: OCZ SSDs on Indilinx’s Everest Platform Announced

OCZ today announced that Indilinx's Everest SATA 3.0, 6 Gbps solid state drive platform is included in LG Z330 Ultrabooks.

CES 2012: IOGEAR Dual-View Mini DisplayPort Switch with USB 2.0 Hub

IOGEAR introduces its new dual-view Mini DisplayPort KVMP switch with USB 2.0 hub.

CES 2012: Verbatim Outs Rugged Store ‘n’ Go Plus USB Drive

Verbatim today announced its new rugged Store 'n' Go Micro USB drive Plus; offers up to 32GB of storage space.

CES 2012: Verbatim Announces New 2.5-inch SATA SSDs

Verbatim today announced the availability of the company's 2.5-inch SATA SSDs along with upgrade kits with everything needed to install them.

Sculpteo Turns Profiles into Art with 3D Print App

Sculpteo has turned your face into a vase with its new 3D Printing Application, the first of its kind using human data transferred from a mobile device to create a[...]

CES 2012: Corel Rolls Out AfterShot Pro for Windows, Mac and Linux

On the eve of CES 2012, Corel rolled out AfterShot Pro, a new photo workflow app for Windows, Mac and Linux designed for serious photographers and destined to catapault Corel[...]

CES 2012: Windows 8 Gaze and Lenovo’s Android ‘Ice Cream Sandwich’ TV

Even before CES opens its doors on Tuesday, the show is already evidencing novel uses of new operating systems, such as Tobii's Gaze "look and tap" UI for Windows 8,[...]

MakerBot Replicates Anything You Can Imagine

MakerBot Industries will introduce its second generation 3D printer, the Replicator, with MakerBot Dualstrusion and a bigger footprint when the CES show floor opens tomorrow morning.

CES2012: Iomega StorCenter ix2 Slaps 6TB of Storage Onto Your Network

Iomega announced the release of their new ix2 line of networked storage devices here at CES. The ix2 lets users add up to 6TB of remote storage to their environments[...]

CES2012: Our Top 5 Hopes

Today is the first official day of CES 2012, and it starts in just a few hours. Last week we talked about some of the things that we expect to[...]

Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook Arrives at CES

Today Dell officially took the wraps off its first ultrabook, the Dell XPS 13. Although the XPS 13 shares some design elements with the popular XPS 14z and XPS 15z,[...]

Digital Experience 2012: The Wild, Wild West

Get a behind the scenes look at one of the most popular press events at CES - the Digital Experience showcase - and experience the thrill of a Las Vegas[...]

Behind the Scenes at CES: The Latest Laptops

The 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show is in full swing, but some of the most exciting laptops at the show are hiding in private meeting rooms and press suites. Take[...]

CES2012: Microsoft Officially Announces Kinect for Windows (Pre-orders open now!)

As Steve Ballmer gave what looks to be his last keynote at CES (Microsoft has stated that this will be their last appearance at the iconic technology convention) he did[...]

Hands on: Lenovo’s 10-Finger Multitouch IdeaCentre A720 (video)

There are a lot of touch-capable all-in-one desktops, and we've seen just about every one. Aside from HP's TouchSmart, they haven't been worth much. With Lenovo's new effort, that's all[...]

CES 2012: Second Windows 8 Pre-Release Set for February, With App Store (and Maybe More)

Microsoft is planning a second release of Windows 8 for late February, and it will include an app store. A "natural interface" is also on the way for Windows 8,[...]

CES 2012: OWC USB 3.0 External Storage Drive, Up to 1.5TB Available

OWC announced an "industry first" at CES today, the company's eSATA 6G USB 3.0 external storage drive. The drive is part of the Mercury Elite Pro mini lineup and is[...]

Print Your Voice with the Cube 3D Printer

3D systems launched the Cube, the first consumer 3D printer that lets you literally turn your voice into a tangible object, yesterday at CES 2012 in Las Vegas. Find out[...]

Kodak at CES 2012: Bringing Facebook Photos to Life

As we shared on Monday, Kodak announced two new print apps that will change the way their customers interact with Facebook. We got a first look at these apps in[...]

CES2012: Elgato Outs Super Speedy Thunderbolt SSD

Elgato's latest storage peripheral might be targeted at Mac users but anyone lucky enough to have a Thunderbolt port should take a look or three (and we've seen our share[...]

Hands on: Roku’s $50 Streaming Stick

At a CES press event last night, Roku was on hand to show off some of their newest products, including two of their cheapest - but most promising - ideas[...]

Polaroid at CES 2012: This Is Not Your Father’s Polaroid

At their booth at CES 2012, Polaroid displayed their most recent product to use the Zink Zero Ink Print Technology, the Z340 Instant Digital Camera. Check out our hands-on first[...]

CES 2012: XtremeMac Announces 13 and 15-inch MacBook Sleeves

XtremeMac today announced the upcoming 13 and 15-inch sleeves for MacBooks and iPads at CES. They come in three different styles: vintage, professional and sport.

CES 2012: Samsung Unveils Series 9 Mobile PCs and Series 5 Ultrabooks

Samsung announced the new Series 9 and Series 5 Ultra notebooks this week at CES. The Series 9 boasts a super-slim form factor, lightweight design and beautiful screen. The Series[...]

As Internet Explorer Grows Dim, Microsoft Risks Fragmentation

It took years of near begging and pleading, but Microsoft has finally gotten people away from Internet Explorer 6. The company recently noted that IE6 usage his finally dropped to[...]

Epson WorkForce 845 Review: Many Positives, Few Negatives

Designed with small office and home office (SOHO) users in mind, the Epson WorkForce 845 can print up to 15 ppm in black and features automatic two-sided printing. Read our[...]

Epson WorkForce 845

The WorkForce 845 is made for users in the small office and home office market due to its energy efficiency, price, and functionality. Advertised to have 15 ppm print speeds[...]

Lenovo LT1421 Wide Mobile Monitor Review: Extra Space For Mobile Pros

When it comes to getting work done on the road, it's hard to beat a great laptop - but with the latest trend of ultraportables, many road warriors are[...]

Eurocom Notebooks Support High-End 3D NVIDIA GPUs

Eurocom announced that a number of the company's notebooks now support high-end 3D NVIDIA graphics cards.

The Alienware X51: $699 of Alienware Gaming Glory

Tonight, Alienware revealed its smallest and most affordable gaming system yet - the Alienware X51, a mini-ITX desktop that promises to bring PC gaming to a whole new audience. Cheap[...]

Dell Latitude E5420

The 14-inch Dell Latitude E5420 is a business notebook with an anti-glare LED backlit display and either 900p or 720p screen resolution. It comes equipped with an Intel Core i5 2520M, Intel[...]

New Color Products and Solutions from Konica Minolta

With the New Year, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. Inc., announced new bizhub Multifunction Products (MFPs) and supporting solutions to complement existing document management technologies.

Notable Upgrades to AutoStore 6.0

Notable Solutions Inc., a developer of transactional capture and workflow solutions, announced a major upgrade to its flagship product NSi AutoStore 6.0 which also includes two new products, NSi WebCapture[...]

Apple Discontinues Printer Rebates

New Apple Mac purchases that offer a $100 rebate appear to be a thing of the past. The program, that's been in effect since at least 2004, ended on January[...]

Canon Pixma MG4120 Review: First Look

As Canon's flagship among its budget friendly models, the Pixma MG4120 printer features a blend of old and new offerings including a front loading ink system, wireless connectivity and mobile[...]

Canon Pixma MG4120

The Canon Pixma MG4120 Wireless All-in-One features print, scan and copy capabilities as well as a front loading two cartridge ChromaLife 100 ink system, 100-sheet front loading paper tray, automatic[...]

New ADA Group To Spark Innovation in Software Applications

Will a new group spur better software applications for end users? The ADA will promote innovation among developers, from music apps to PC business applications.

Dell 2155cdn – Our Printer Deal of the Week

Looking for a do-it-all color laser for your office? Check out this week's PrinterComparison "deal of the week" today!

HP Releases the Mini 1104 Business Netbook with 9 Hours Battery Life

Today HP announced the release of the company's new Mini 1104 netbook for business professionals. The netbook features a 10-inch display, full-size keyboard, and HP claims that it can provide[...]

Printer Tips: Multiple Functions

Read our weekly series, Printer Tips from PrinterComparison, where our staff will share expert advice on a wide range of printing topics! This week we'll take a look at all-in-ones[...]

Apple Reports Record Earnings, Sells Five Million Macs in Q1

Another quarter, and another series of earnings reports. Apple's calls are always interesting to listen to, however, as the company has a strange habit of bucking the rest of the[...]

New Xbox Rumored for Fall 2013 Release, Powered by AMD Radeon 6670

Industry publications are abuzz with the idea that the next-generation Xbox, commonly referred to as the Xbox 720 in the media, is going to hit in the fall 2013 timeframe,[...]

Brother MFC-J430w Review: Low Cost, Limited Features

We've reviewed the MFC-J825dw and the MFC-J625dw so it's time for the budget friendly MFC-J430w. Without the high end features of the flagship models, will the MFC-J430w find it's[...]

Brother MFC-J430w

The 4-in-1 MFC-J430w falls in the middle of the series at a price point of $99.99 and offers print, scan, copy and fax functionality as well as print speeds up[...]

HP LaserJet Pro Series Introduced at MacWorld

HP revealed several new LaserJet Pro configurations at MacWorld this morning. The new LaserJet Pro devices are targeted at small and medium offices looking to add color prints to their[...]

A Product-Light Preview Day at Macworld/iWorld 2012

Macworld/iWorld treated the press to an app-focused preview day with nothing new to talk about in terms of products from Apple. Are cute iPad apps and iPhone accessories the best[...]

Dell Latitude E5420: Our Deal of the Week

The Dell Latitude E5420 has great build quality, good performance, and a comfortable, easy-to-use keyboard and touchpad. What's more, the base model is currently going for $479! Check out our[...]

Epson WorkForce Pro WP-4540 Review: First Look

Check out our hands-on first look of the Epson WorkForce Pro WP-4540 All-in-One, the flagship of Epson's latest WorkForce line, featuring ink cost savings up to 50 percent compared to[...]

Macworld/iWorld Draws Big Crowds, Even Without a New iPad in Sight

Even without rumored "new iPads" anywhere in sight, Macworld/iWorld 2012 officially opened its doors on Thursday to a public obviously content to be there.

The Wait for 8: Microsoft Continues to Fight Controversy Over Windows 8 ‘Secure Boot’

A new draft of Microsoft's Windows 8 hardware certification specifications make it clear the company is not trying to lock out Linux on PCs and devices, but Linux advocacy groups[...]

Lenovo IdeaPad Y570

The Lenovo IdeaPad Y570 is a 15.6-inch consumer multimedia notebook. Users can equip the Y570 with a second-gen Intel Core i3, i5, or i7 dual- or quad-core processor, up to 8GB[...]

Dell Latitude E6420

The Dell Latitude E6420 is a business-rugged laptop with a 14-inch display and tons of options. It features a Tri-Metal design, backlit spill-resistant keyboard, and up to a quad-core processor. It[...]

Lexmark Reveals MFPs with an Edge

Lexmark unveiled the OfficeEdge Series, a new lineup of all-in-one inkjets targeted at increasing efforts and lowering costs for small workgroups across the business spectrum by offering laser-quality color printing[...]

HP Folio 13 Review: A Lean, Mean 13-Inch Ultrabook

HP's Folio 13 is a 13-inch aluminum-wrapped ultrabook packed with an Intel Core i5 processor and 128GB solid state drive for a price of just $899. Can this HP ultrabook[...]

Brother MFC-J430w – Our Printer Deal of the Week

Need a new printer, scanner and copier for your office for less than $100? Then check out this week's PrinterComparison "deal of the week" today!

DTR Talks SSDs: What You Need to Know About Picking the Right Drive

One of the biggest and easiest upgrades you can make to improve the performance of your laptop or desktop is to jump from traditional spinning storage to the sublime speed[...]

Hands On: HP’s Omni 27 – War of the Big Screen All-in-ones

HP introduced their first 27-inch all-in-one desktop, the HP Omni 27, late last year. As the second major company to introduce a big-screened all-in-one, the Omni 27 naturally invites comparisons[...]

Contribute to Disease Research: Join NotebookReview’s Folding@home Team

Since its inception (as of today) the NotebookReview's folding@home team has moved up to rank 979 of 208995 teams. Find out how you can make an impact and contribute to[...]

Head to Head: Battle of the Flagship AIOs

PrinterComparison has started a new series, "Head to Head" where we will compare the latest and greatest printers out on the market today. Find out who will be the victor[...]

Canon Prepping to Compete in Low-Cost Laser Printers

Canon Inc. announced today that it is adding a third Philippines-based subsidiary, Canon Business Machines (Philippines), Inc., with the construction of a new manufacturing company scheduled to begin operations in[...]

Epson Expands Workforce Line with WF-7510, WF-7520 and WF-7010

Today Epson added three wide format business printers to the company's WorkForce lineup. Epson states that all three printers deliver great print quality and fast speeds, and claim the fastest[...]

Boxee Deleting PC Client Tonight – Get it Now!

Remember the scrappy media center startup Boxee.tv? They've come a long way from the early days of social television sharing and developed a powerful, clean interface for watching video content[...]