October 2012 Notebook/Laptop Articles

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

Below are the 157 Notebook/Laptop articles for October of 2012

Google and Adobe Toss Windows Overboard

Despite being the favorite operating system of millions of people around the world, the time of Windows XP has come and gone - now, Google and Adobe are hastening its[...]

Steam Big Picture Mode Preview

Gamers once chose between console comfort and keyboard accuracy. With Steam's new Big Picture Mode, however, gamers may be able to have their cake and eat it too.

ORIGIN PC Updates EON Gaming Notebooks

Origin PC announced that its high-end EON gaming laptops will be shipping with the latest Intel mobile Ivy Bridge processors and Nvidia Mobile Graphics Cards.

Epson Unveils Four WorkForce AIOs for SOHO

Check out the second half of our story from Epson's Summer NDA Preview, this time featuring the new WorkForce AIO lineup and an exclusive head-to-head video!

Acer Introduces Aspire S7 Series Ultrabooks

Acer is promoting the all new 11-inch Aspire S7-191 and 13-inch S7-391 as "the world's thinnest touch Ultrabooks."

Eurocom Launches 4GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX and 3GB 670MX Notebooks

Eurocom is launching two new NVIDIA GeForce based graphics cards in its High Performance Notebooks, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX and 670MX.

NEC Outs Thin, Affordable Commercial LED Displays

Today, NEC announced four new LED-backlit displays directed at the commercial market. To help stand out from the crowd, the new models offer built-in tuners and a ton of inputs.

Lenovo to Start Building PCs in the United States

Regardless of where your computer allegiances lie, one common factor is very likely that it was made somewhere in Asia. Lenovo plans on changing things up with a new plant[...]

AOC Releases i2757fh: the Cheapest 27-inch IPS Monitor?

Thanks to high-quality smartphone and tablet screens, IPS displays are more popular than ever. The high-quality, high-color panels have always been held back by price - until now.

Windows 8 on ARM Won’t Have Security Software: Will You Be Safe?

Windows 8 is cracking down on how users can install applications, and on the ARM version, Windows RT, only Microsoft Store apps can be installed. Guess what that means: no[...]

Epson Expression Premium XP-800 Review: First Look

Epson unveiled the Expression Premium XP-800 at the Summer NDA Preview and now we're sharing our first look at this Small-in-One printer!

Western Digital Joins the 4TB Club with New Enterprise-Grade 4TB Hard Drives

Western Digital announced the creation of a new level of enterprise drives, capable of hitting up to 4TB of storage. It's all thanks to the company's new 800GB platters.

Steam Starts Selling More Than Just Games; 10% Off the First Week

Valve promised that their digital game distribution platform, Steam, would soon start selling more than just games. Now that day is here and with typical Steam style: sales!

MHL and the Roku Stick Bring a Match Made in Hi-Def Heaven

The Roku Streaming Stick, which looks like a thumb drive and does everything that Roku set-top boxes do works with MHL enabled HDTVs and promises to be deliver the best[...]

Kodak to Exit Inkjet Printer Business

Eastman Kodak Company has announced that it's quitting the desktop inkjet printer business but will continue to market ink for its existing customers.

3D Printable Gun Plans Get Shot Down

Defense Distributed's plan to create the world's first 3D printed gun was foiled when Stratasys, the manufacturer of the 3D printer, cancelled its lease.

Xerox ColorQube 8900 Review: Eco-Friendly Quality

The Xerox ColorQube 8900 solid ink MFP focuses on superior color quality while staying environmentally friendly. But can it replace your office's laser-class device?

Xerox ColorQube 8900

The ColorQube 8900 is a solid ink multifunction printer with print, scan, copy and fax capabilities as well as print speeds up to 44 ppm, a 7-inch color touchscreen, front[...]

ASUS G75 vs. Alienware M17x R4

Two of the most popular mainstream 17-inch gaming notebooks come together in our head-to-head battle; we review the pros and cons and pick a winner.

AVADirect Now Offers 670MX & 675MX Graphics In Clevo Notebooks

AVADirect has announced it will be offering the latest NVIDIA 600 Series Graphics Cards in select customizable Clevo Notebooks.

Australian Study: Standing Desks Actually Useful

An Australian study shows that people ACTUALLY USE those crazy looking stand-sit workstations. Could that be enough to spur you into being healthier?

Top Five SOHO Inkjets: Review Roundup

Need a new AIO printer for your small office or home office but not sure what you need? Check out our top five SOHO inspired inkjet printers, all priced under[...]

Lenovo IdeaPad Y580 Review

The 15-inch IdeaPad Y580 is a reasonably priced laptop loaded with great multimedia features. Keep reading to find out if it's a better choice than an Ultrabook.

Lenovo IdeaPad Y580

The all new IdeaPad Y580 is a 15.6-inch multimedia notebook designed to give you a perfect balance between serious performance for work and multimedia power for play. Whether you’re editing[...]

One Year After Jobs’ Death: Apple Update

Despite early predictions that Apple wouldn't survive the death of its creator, Apple shares are up almost 80 percent and the company reminds us to Think Different.

Most Popular Reviews This Month

We go through a lot of tech here, from desktops to all-in-ones to workstations to routers to hard drives to displays - well, you get the idea.

Adobe Elements 11 Review: Give Your Photos & Videos a Cool Flair

For all PC users with digital cameras, a new edition of Photoshop Elements & Premiere Elements photo and video editing software is now ready. Read the full review.

Brother HL-6180dw – Our Printer Deal of the Week

Looking for a compact single function monochrome laser-class printer for your small office or workgroup? The Brother HL-6180dw might be just the right choice. Check out this week's PrinterComparison.com "deal[...]

Apple Ships Lightning Adapter for Your Old Speaker Docks and Devices

If you bought a new iPhone 5 - or plan to buy the new, smaller iPad - you might be stymied by the fact that all of your old devices[...]

Adobe’s Acrobat PDF Software Gains Cloud Services, More Tablet Support

Version XI of Adobe's software for creating and reading PDFs offers new features aimed at improving doc accessibility while increasing security at the same time.

Western Digital Boosts External Storage: New My Book 4TB and My Book Thunderbolt Duo 8TB

Western Digital previously announced the availability of their new 4TB drives, but they were largely geared toward enterprise storage. Now, the company has come out with a consumer product that[...]

OKI Data Reveals MB491+LP Printer

The OKI MB491+LP is the latest addition to the A4 monochrome multifunction printer (MFP) line from OKI Data Americas.

Amica Deploys Rugged Toughbook Computers to Auto Appraisers

Thanks to rugged new Panasonic notebooks, results of a new study show that insurance company Amica noticed a dramatic increase in employee efficiency and consumer satisfaction.

NetZero 4G Data Share Program Gives Away Free 4G Data to Facebook Users

NetZero announced a Data Share program that will allow Facebook users to receive and share up to 1GB of free 4G data every month.

Windows 8 Gets ‘Cumulative Update,’ Other Tweaks from Microsoft & Partners

Capped by a now downloadable "cumulative update," Microsoft and its app software partners are making new tweaks and fixes to Win8, as the Oct. 26 launch date nears.

Lenovo Launches IdeaPad Yoga 11, Yoga 13

Here is our first look at the touch-optimized IdeaPad Yoga 13 and Yoga 11, both aimed at consumers debating the purchase of a laptop or a tablet.

Lenovo ThinkPad Twist: A New Spin On Convertible Ultrabooks

Lenovo today announced its take on a modern Windows 8 convertible notebook with the all new ThinkPad Twist.

Breaking Up is Hard to Do for HP

After another projected drop in sales, UBS AG analysts urge HP to consider breaking up the struggling tech powerhouse into two groups, a move HP is reluctant to get behind.

HP LaserJet Pro 400 M401dn

The HP LaserJet Pro 400 M401dn is a single function monochrome laser printer offering print speeds up to 35 ppm, a 3.5-inch touch screen, HP ePrint and web-connected applications and[...]

Facebook Tests Tool for Online Shopping, ‘Collecting’ & Buying

To drive more business to its social networking site, Facebook is following the lead of startups like Pinterest and Fancy in testing a tool for online shopping.

Ultrabooks Projected to Make Up Half of All Notebook Sales by 2016

It's safe to say that Ultrabook sales have had a slow start. Last year Ultrabooks only accounted for 1.3 million units sold. However, recent research from GBI suggests that this[...]

Vizio Updates Slick All-in-one Lineup for Win 8 with Four New Windows 8 All-in-ones

Today VIZIO took the wraps off their latest Windows 8 lineup with new models of their extremely stylish 24- and 27-inch all-in-one desktop PCs.

Acer Showcases Aspire M5 Ultrabooks with Touch

Acer today officially unveiled its new line of M Series Ultrabooks with Windows 8 which will be offered exclusively in Best Buy stores in the United States.

WD Makes Your Network Bigger with New MyNet Wi-Fi Range Extender

WD's latest foray into home networking is the new MyNet Wi-Fi Range Extender, which lets you blanket your home in Wi-Fi and get rid of troubled, low signal spots.

Acer Announces New V5 Series Notebooks

The Aspire V5 notebooks are a budget-friendly laptop solution with Windows 8. Select models in the V5 series will include a 10-point touch screen and the latest Intel "Ivy Bridge"[...]

HP LaserJet Pro M401dn Review: Costly Features?

The HP LaserJet Pro 400 M401dn single function laser packs plenty of features into a compact footprint but can you find a better deal? Read our review and find out!

Microsoft Screw-up Asks Google to Censor BBC, CNN, Wikipedia, the US Government and More

In another embarrassing slip-up for Microsoft, an error in an automated filter submitted DMCA takedown requests to Google for a number of well-known sites, including the BBC, CNN and US[...]

Amazon UK Leaks Windows 8 Box Art, TV Spots

Amazon's UK arm leaked the trippy box details for Windows 8 this week, giving customers a sneak peek at what they'll be picking up in a couple of weeks.

VIZIO Unveils Upcoming Holiday Line Featuring Two Ultrabooks and HD Notebook

VIZIO Unveiled its upcoming PC Holiday Lineup today revealing two new Ultrabook models along with a full HD Notebook. The new Windows 8 enabled devices will offer 10 finger multi-touch[...]

Panasonic Makes The Toughbook SX2 Official

Panasonic's newest business-rugged notebook PC, the Toughbook SX2 will be available later this month.

ViewSonic Introduces Two-Touch VT2220 Multitouch Monitor for Windows 8

As the launch date for Windows 8 grows increasingly near, it's no surprise that we're seeing more and more products engineered for touch hit the marketplace. Today, it's ViewSonic's turn.

Aruba Instant WLAN Review: Big System Performance, Small System Convenience

Enterprise-class Wi-Fi performance plus consumer-class ease-of-use and price? Aruba Networks may have hit it out of the park.

Counter-Strike Global Offensive Review

Will Valve be able to usher Counter-Strike: Global Offensive into the new era of gaming, while simultaneously staying true to their core FPS mechanics?

New D-Link PowerLine AV+ Mini Starter Kit Gives You a Wired Network Without the Wires

D-Link's new set of PowerLine networking equipment lets you set up a new wired network in your house without having to run any cables. Instead, it routes your data over[...]

Lenovo Leapfrogs HP to Become World’s Biggest PC Maker

HP has been holding to its king of the PC hill position for some time, now - but Lenovo's incredible growth in recent quarters has finally surpassed them...so says one[...]

Brother HL-5470dw Review: First Look

The flagship Brother HL-6180dw review is in the books, so it's time to turn our attention to the more moderate HL-5470dw single function monochrome laser printer!

Dell Delivers The XPS 12 Convertible Laptop

This 12.5-inch notebook transforms into a surprisingly useful Windows 8 tablet with a flip of the screen. Keep reading to learn more.

Apple Releases Updated Print Drivers

Over the past week, Apple has been rolling out updated print and scan drivers for select Canon, Epson, HP and Lexmark printers after the release of the updated OS X[...]

Gorgeous Dell Inspiron One 23 and XPS One 27 All-in-ones Get Touch for Windows 8

Today, Dell officially announced the addition of touch to their stylish new all-in-one lineup, just in time for Windows 8.

Microsoft and Netflix Show Off Netflix App for Windows 8

Netflix has never really been one to shy away from new platforms, and Windows 8 is no exception. The new Netflix app for Windows 8 is available, and it might[...]

LaCie Lays Claim to Fastest Thunderbolt Hard Drive with Little Big Disk Thunderbolt

It's taken some time, but Thunderbolt accessories are finally starting to hit the market in quantity. A long-time player in the storage accessory space, LaCie is now laying claim to[...]

Logitech Introduces New Dual-Zoned Backlit Mechanical Keyboard G710+

Logitech this week updated their popular gaming keyboard line with the new G710+, a mechanical style keyboard with white LED backlighting and aggressive Logitech styling.

Slingbox Lets You Stream Your TV Anywhere with New Slingbox 350, Slingbox 500

It's been a dry couple of years, and many wondered whether the Slingbox would ever see another update after its acquisition by DISH Network. This week, we wonder no more[...]

New Apple iMacs Coming Soon?

According to a post on a popular Chinese site, we may see a redesigned iMac all-in-one before long. The new desktops are impossibly thin, with a possible 'teardrop' rear.

Dell 1250c – Our Printer Deal of the Week

Want a reliable single function color LED to handle your print needs? Then check out the Dell 1250c, this week's PrinterComparison.com "deal of the week" today!

Acer Intros Beautiful New Windows 8 PCs

Acer knocks one out of the park with the design of their new all-in-one Windows 8 PCs.

New Logitech Multitouch Mice, Trackpads and Keyboard Offer Extra Windows 8 Functionality

This has been a busy time for Logitech, busily prepping multiple devices in time for the release of Windows 8. Included in the rollout are a pair of multitouch mice,[...]

Samsung Unveils Windows 8 ATIV Smart PC Tablet Convertibles

As part of the rollout of eight Windows 8 PC models, Samsung took the wraps off the first two entries in its new ATIV Smart PC line-up of touch tablet[...]

Printer Tips: Considering Consumables

Check out our weekly series, Printer Tips from PrinterComparison, where our staff will share expert advice on a wide range of printing topics!

Samsung’s Eight Windows 8 PCs Include Ultrabooks

Eight Windows PCs previewed by Samsung this week will include two new ultrabooks, plus new editions of the Series 3 and Series 7 notebooks updated for Windows 8.

Samsung To Release Two Cool Windows 8 All-in-One PCs on Oct. 26

We spent some hands-off time with two new high-tech Samsung Windows 8 all-in-ones: the kitchen-oriented Series 5, and the Series 7, suited to hand gesture control from across a living[...]

Epson Introduces New Perfection Photo Scanners

Epson America Inc. added two new photo scanners, the Epson Perfection V37 and Epson Perfection V370, to its line of Perfection high resolution and flatbed scanners.

Ultrabooks in Business: A Technology in Transition

Ultrabooks in Business: A Technology in Transition By Mike Wall, Special Report Editor They are light, powerful and compact enough to fit comfortably into the slimmest briefcase or executive portfolio.[...]

Study Says Businesses Skipping Windows 8

The Wall Street Journal spoke to a number of businesses about their excitement for the upcoming Windows 8 launch, and for many, it doesn't look good.

New Logitech Broadcaster Wireless Wi-Fi Webcam Lets You Record Away From Your Desk

Today's release of the new Logitech Broadcaster, a wi-fi webcam that lets you record from wherever you wish, shows that the company is really thinking outside of the box.

Dell: Businesses Aren’t Adopting Windows 8 Until Maybe Next Year

With Windows XP still holding half the market, it's too soon for some CIOs to worry about another operating system.

Microsoft Promises 100,000 Windows 8 Apps Before the End of the Year

Are they smoking something funny up in the Pacific Northwest or does Microsoft have an ace up its sleeve?

Dell XPS 15 (L521X) Review

If you think the 15-inch Apple MacBook Pro is cool but you want a Windows PC with a slightly softer touch then the Dell XPS 15 might be just the[...]

Things Aren’t All Rosy at the Post-Steve Jobs Apple

One year after the iCon was laid to rest, people are beginning to notice problems with his Cupertino company.

Memjet Brings Powerful Printer to UK Market

Memjet announced the "world's fastest office color printer", the Lomond EvoJet 2 desktop color printer, will now be offered in the UK market.

OKI Data Introduces White Toner for Digital Printers

OKI Data Americas announced the addition of a white toner cartridge to its series of desktop A4 digital color printers to facilitate CMYW four-color configuration for printing on transfer media.

Windows 8 Getting Major Update Before Release

The new operating system, and some of its major apps, are getting an overhaul before the public gets their hands on Microsoft's OS.

Skullcandy’s ASTRO Gaming Line Outs Slick New A40 Gaming Headset and Astro Mixamp Pro

ASTRO is Skullcandy's gaming outfit, and today they introduced an attractive set of gaming headphones - the A40 Gaming Headset, with an update for the new year.

Toshiba Accepting Windows 8 Pre-orders

Toshiba has announced that its line-up of Windows 8 ready Satellite laptops, Ultrabooks, Qosimo laptops, and All-in-One desktops are currently available for pre-order and will ship starting October 26.

Flash Memory Market Declines in 2012

So far this year, the flash industry has seen a drop in revenue - not due to a lack of popularity (thank god for SSDs) - rather that the price[...]

Lexmark’s “Most Significant” Printer Launch Ever

Less than two months after Lexmark nixed their inkjet business, they have come back swinging with the unveiling of 42 new laser printers earlier this morning.

Iomega Announces Two New Network Storage Devices

Iomega announced the px2-300d and the ix4-300d, both of which give consumers and small businesses the ability to share files both locally and through the cloud using Iomega Personal Cloud.

GOG.com Brings Fifty Video Game Favorites to the Mac

GOG - it used to stand for Good Old Games, though the company's a lot more ambivalent these days. Regardless of the name, you gotta love the product: the digital[...]

Apple Mac Mini to Get Updates Next Week

Next week's event is almost certainly going to focus on the not-quite-'resolutionary' iPad Mini - but the Mac Mini is looking for love, too.

What is an Ultrabook?

What are they and what will they become? We take a closer look at the changing face of the Ultrabook category in our special report.

Ultrabooks Get a Reality Check in Business Acceptance

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Ultrabooks: What Will Come Next As the Design Deviates?

Looking at Intel's Ultrabook requirements is perhaps the best way to define the new notebook sub-genre, but it doesn't necessarily tell the whole story.

Google Announces New $249 Samsung Chromebook

In case you missed it, Google and Samsung have teamed up to release the latest version of the Chrome OS-based Chromebook; powered by a fanless dual-core A15 ARM processor and[...]

IDC: Future of Mobile Printing is Promising

Mobile printing may still be new but as consumers and enterprise look towards mobile devices for productivity, the need for accessible mobile printing is growing.

HP Photosmart 7520 Review: First Look

Check out our hands-on first look of the latest addition to the HP Photosmart lineup, the HP Photosmart 7520 e-All-in-One printer!

Norton AntiVirus (NAV) 2013 Review

Nearly twice the size of its predecessor, NAV 2013 offers a snappy UI, cloud-based security management tools, and more. Is it worth $49.99? Read the full review.

PCs Down for the First Time in Over a Decade

It's been a long time coming, but PC sales are down. Should we be worried, or is this merely a sign of poor predictions?

WinZip Readies Two Windows 8 Apps for Secure & Easy Online File Sharing

With a new Win8-only product now on the way, WinZip's just shipped version 17 adds features for secure file and photo sharing across Windows 8, 7, Vista and XP.

HP Laserjet Pro 400 M401dn – Our Printer Deal of the Week

Need a single function monochrome laser printer with plenty of web apps and mobile print options? Check out PrinterComparison's deal of the week to learn more about the HP Laserjet[...]

WD Portable Hard Drives Certified For Use With Windows To Go

WD has announced My Passport Enterprise, a portable hard drive aimed specifically at Microsoft's Windows To Go. Windows To Go allows users to put a copy of Windows 8 on[...]

Seagate Adds USB 3.0 To New Backup Plus Portable for Mac

Seagate Technology has introduced SuperSpeed USB 3.0 to its Backup Plus storage for Mac, which means faster backups and data transfers.

Price, Intel Commitment Driving Ultrabook Growth: Report

Despite some confusion surrounding the term, the demand for Ultrabooks is expected to grow significantly over the next few years and will generate revenues of close to $76B in 2016,[...]

Intel Pushes Atom to the Storage and NAS World

Who needs a big, power-draining Xeon when the mighty little Atom will do?

Skype for Windows 8 Gets Shown Off, Looks Awesome

Microsoft is starting to roll out a few more apps for Windows 8; this week alone we've seen Netflix and Hulu Plus, and now the slick new Skype for Windows[...]

AMD’s Piledriver CPUs: 8-Core Chips, FX-8350, More

Today, AMD is pushing out its new Piledriver chips, hoping that the price/performance ratio convinces people to skip over Intel and choose AMD instead.

Sony VAIO S Review

This 15.5-inch version of Sony's multimedia notebook features a top-of-the line 1080p IPS display and is less than an inch thin. Keep reading for our full review.

Apple Store Goes Down + Apple to Live Stream Today’s Events

In preparation for the new iPads, 13-inch Retina MacBook Pros, and hopefully new Mac Minis and iMacs, Apple has taken down their iconic storefront - but don't worry, you can[...]

Top Five Photo Printers: Review Roundup

Want to print photos at home, school or work? Need professional quality large format prints? We have a printer to fit every budget on our top five photo printer[...]

MAINGEAR, ORIGIN PC Already Shipping Gaming Systems with New 8-Core AMD FX CPUs

Even though the chips were formally announced just a few hours ago, ORIGIN PC and MAINGEAR are already on the scene, shipping systems with the new eight-core chips inside.

Dell Announces Windows 8 Portfolio

With the release of Windows 8 quickly approaching, Dell is taking the opportunity to reveal its full line-up of PCs and tablets designed to take full advantage of the features[...]

Apple Updates the Mac Mini: Quad-core Ivy Bridge, 16GB of RAM, 1TB HDD

Apple updated their tiny Mac Mini lineup today with an updated set of models. Though the outside hasn't changed, the inside gets a much-need dose of Ivy Bridge goodness.

Apple Unveils 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display

Apple unveiled the 13-inch Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display at today's Apple Press event. The notebook will look to offer the same visual experience as its 15-inch counterpart, and[...]

Apple Unveils Amazingly Thin New iMac Desktops

Apple unveiled the 8th generation iMac today, and it's clearly the best one yet. With a breathtaking new design, the new iMac is a real engineering marvel.

Hulu To Roll Out Windows 8 TV Viewing App on Oct. 26

On Microsoft's Windows 8 launch date this Friday, Hulu will roll out Hulu Plus for Windows 8, a TV viewing app optimized for the new touch-enabled, tile-based OS.

Dell Unveils 23-inch Multitouch Monitor, Wireless Multitouch Trackpad for Windows 8

Just in time for the new Windows launch, Dell took the wraps off of its new 23-inch S2340T: ten fingers of touch input, Ethernet, USB 3.0, webcam, speakers and more.

Digital Storm’s Bolt Promises to be World’s Thinnest & Future-Proof Gaming PC

Even as all-in-ones seem to be getting larger and larger, gaming desktops are starting to shrink. Digital Storm's new Bolt epitomizes this trend, measuring under 4 inches across.

Tips: Using the New Tiles in Windows 8

Windows 8's missing start button is only one change in a long list. Here are tips on how to cope with the tile-based user interface (UI) in Microsoft's latest OS.

Bleak Times for Black Friday Deals?

The 'Groupon Effect' may cast clouds on Black Friday discounts and deals.

Epson Introduces Exhibition Canvas Natural

Epson America Inc. addressed the professional fine art community with the addition of three new Exhibition Canvas Natural products to its Signature Worthy collection of media.

Epson Unveils Expression Photo XP-850 Small-in-One

Epson launched the Expression Photo XP-850 Small-in-One, the final product from Epson's Summer NDA Preview, today, the eve of PhotoPlus Conference and Expo in New York City.

Eurocom Offers World’s Largest Mobille SSD in New Notebooks and Workstations

Eurocom today announced that it is offering the world's largest mobile solid state drive in its upgradable notebooks and mobile workstations. The 1-terabyte drive is not only the largest mobile[...]

MSI Refreshes Gaming Laptops with Windows 8

MSI has retuned its gaming notebook arsenal to offer the upcoming Windows 8 operating system. MSI looks to offer the upgraded OS in its upcoming G and GE series along[...]

HP Reveals Windows 8 PC Portfolio

HP announced its Window 8 PC portfolio today. Among the portfolio HP introduced 7 notebooks that will offer the Microsoft?s upcoming operating system. A large majority of the portfolio is[...]

BenQ’s Cheap, Mac-Oriented Monitors: 5000:1 Contrast Ratios and More

BenQ recently unveiled a new line of glistening, white, Mac-targeted displays: the VW series. Built using high-quality *VA panels, the new monitors feature solid specs, like a 5000:1 contrast ratio[...]

Epson Expression Premium XP-800 Review

Epson unveiled the Expression Premium XP-800 in September and we are sharing our full review! But can the Expression Premium XP-800 really replace the Artisan 837?

Epson Expression Premium XP-800

The Epson Expression Premium XP-800 is a 4-in-1 inkjet in a compact footprint targeted at consumers. Other features include: an upgraded touch screen, increased print speeds and a duplexing 30-sheet[...]

Epson Expression Photo XP-850

The Epson Expression Photo XP-850 is a 4-in-1 inkjet in a compact footprint targeted at consumers. Other features include: an upgraded touch screen, increased print speeds, six ink cartridge system[...]

Samsung Series 5 Review: AMD at its Best

If you want an Ultrabook but don't want to spend $900 or more then Samsung might have the perfect solution: The AMD-powered Samsung Series 5 ultrathin notebook.

Windows 7 Sells 670M Copies as Windows 8 Launches

We talk about how rapid the adoption and growth of mobile operating systems such as iOS and Android are - but they can't touch Windows.

Samsung Series 5 NP535U4C-A01US

The Samsung Series 5 line of ultrathin laptops is available with your choice of either Intel Core i5 or Core i7 processors or AMD A6 or A10 “APU” processors with[...]

Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E.5 Professional Gaming Keyboard Takes Keyboards to a Whole New Level

You might be more familiar with Mad Catz for their line of 3rd party accessories for gaming consoles like the Xbox 360 and PS3. They run a brisk business in[...]

Canon Cooks Up Fun Showcase at PhotoPlus

Canon whipped up a fun way of showing off its high-end gear, allowing guests to use Canon products to shoot photos of a culinary contest and print out their creations.

Holiday Guide 2012

Your Holiday Guide to the Best Tech Gifts for Friends, Family and You! By the TechnologyGuide Staff There’s no place like home for the holidays. But, before making the trek[...]

To 3D or Not to 3D?

Listen to the chatter surrounding 3D technology – especially as we enter the holiday buying season – and you might think it is the biggest thing to hit the consumer[...]

Windows 8 PCs Available on Friday, But Windows Store Is Still Lightweight

At the Windows 8 launch in New York City, a look at the latest additions to the Windows Store showed most of the new Win8/RT PC/tablet apps to be lightweight[...]

Apple Claims #1 Desktop, #1 Laptop in the U.S.

It's a little difficult to believe, but Apple is claiming the title of the #1 selling desktop and #1 selling laptop in the United States, thanks to their sustained outselling[...]

Don’t Forget: You Can Download Windows 8 for Just $40, Starting at Midnight

In just a couple of hours, Windows 8 officially goes on sale (though some of you living in the future can already trot out to the store) - and you'll[...]

Retina? Psh. This 9.6-inch Display Features an Astonishing 3840×2160 Resolution

Despite what you might think, Apple doesn't have a monopoly on very high resolution displays - far from it, in fact. Nothing proves this point quite so well as Japanese[...]

Apple Ships Five Million AppleTV Units This Year Alone, Considers it “Quite Small”

Despite the AppleTV remaining Cupertino's most public hobby, the little black box has sold over 5 million devices this past fiscal year, with more than a quarter of them coming[...]

Panasonic Introduces the Toughbook C2

Panasonic has announced its Toughbook C2 today, a Windows 8 ready semi-rugged laptop, aimed at mobile workers in healthcare, education, and field sales.

Windows 8 Pro Upgrades for Existing PCs Bring DVD Playback

Looking at running Windows 8 on your existing PC? Microsoft is now offering Windows 8 Pro upgrades (that includes Media Center Pro for DVD and Blu-ray disc playback) at special[...]

Toshiba Satellite S875 Review: A Classic Laptop Choice

Our first review of a notebook with Windows 8 already installed is here. Is a traditional 17-inch Toshiba Satellite laptop still a good choice with Windows 8?

Toshiba Satellite S875

The Toshiba Satellite S875/S870 is a 17-inch notebook available in a range of configurations priced between $700 and $1000. The Satellite S875-S7356 comes with a 17.3-inch glossy LED HD+ display (1600×900[...]

Epson Expression Premium XP-800 – Our Printer Deal of the Week

Looking for a new printer for your home or home office? Consider the Epson Expression Premium XP-800 Small-in-One, the PrinterComparison printer deal of the week!

Kingmax Releases the SATA 6GB/s interface mSATA MMP30 SSD

Kingmax announced the release of their new mSATA MMP30 SSD today. The new drive is an economical upgrade aimed to comply with small form factor devices such as tablets and[...]

SugarSync Unveils App for Windows 8 & RT, Plans One for Windows Phone

As an addition or an alternative to Microsoft SkyDrive, SugarSync has released a free file sharing and storage app specifically designed for Windows 8 and RT.

AMD Signs Deal with ARM, Promises 64-bit ARM Hybrid Computers

AMD announced that it had reached a deal with ARM to license that latter's 64-bit CPU designs to create a new server due out by early 2014.

The Worst Passwords of the Year – Is Yours on the List?

Purveyor of password management software SplashData has once again combed through server leaks and hacked accounts to compile what they consider to be the worst passwords online. Is yours on[...]

HP Unveils Broad Lineup of Business Products

Despite growing concerns about HP's vitality, a new line of Officejet printers, LaserJet printers and content management products were introduced early this morning.

HP ENVY 4 Review: Windows 8 TouchSmart Ultrabook

HP's latest ENVY family member has a TouchSmart display and Windows 8 combined with premium components. Is this an Ultrabook worth buying?

Eurocom Shipping Quadro K5000M Powered Mobile Workstations

Eurocom in an effort to cater to its professional consumers is now offering both the K5000M and K3000M professional-grade graphics cards. Both cards provide professional level performance for heavy user[...]

Poll Shows Half of US Doesn’t Even Know What Windows 8 Is

A recent phone poll of close to 1200 US adults found that more than half of respondents didn't know what Windows 8 was, and had never heard of it.

Windows 8 Tips: How To Play Back Movies & Music

While Microsoft's new Windows 8 Media Center lets you play back DVDs and Blu-rays, it won't necessarily solve all of your multimedia woes. Here are some tips.

Gartner Awards Lexmark High Marks

Lexmark ranked in the Leaders quadrant in Gartner Inc.'s Magic Quadrant: Managed Print Services Worldwide report and also in Gartner's 2012 MFP and Printers, Worldwide, Magic Quadrant.

New 500MB/s Intel SSD 335 Introduces 20nm Flash Memory

Intel's latest SSD, the SSD 335, serves to show off the chipmaker's latest manufacturing process - which is now down to a minuscule 20nm.

New Dock Turns Your Samsung Galaxy Note II Into a Desktop Computer

Many of us are leading an increasingly mobile-centric life, and with Samsung's new Galaxy Note II 'Smart Dock', you might be able to swing the best of both worlds.

System76 Outs First Exclusively Linux ‘Sable Complete’ All-in-One

In one of their more stylish efforts, System 76 has managed to put out an all-Linux, all-the-time all-in-one desktop that lets you look good while you live up to your[...]