November 2009 Notebook/Laptop Articles

Listed below are all of our news and reviews articles for November 2009. 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 November of 2009

Below are the 128 Notebook/Laptop articles for November of 2009

ASUS UL80Vt-A1 Review

The ASUS UL80Vt is a 14 thin-and-light laptop with 10 hours of battery life, an overclocked processor, and switchable Nvidia graphics. Read on to find out if this battery-friendly[...]

Most Popular Laptops for October 2009

Each month we compile data for the number of times a particular notebook is viewed on this site's product pages to get an idea for what mainstream consumers are looking[...]

MAINGEAR Intros Elegant High-Performance SHIFT

What with crazy powerful quad-core CPUs and GPU-assisted application processing, companies have started referring to every new flagship desktop as some kind of personal supercomputer. MAINGEAR is jumping on[...]

Sweet printers, Cool deals

While it's nice to get the latest version when it comes to technology, it is nicer still to get a sweet deal on your new toy. But can a sweet[...]

Sprint Offers Dell Netbook For $200 w/ Contract

Sprint today started offering a Dell Inspiron Mini 10 netbook for $199.99 with a two-year data service agreement and a $100 mail-in rebate.

EVGA Intros GTX 275 – GTS 250 Hybrid Video Card

With ATI's recent efforts dominating the market, NVIDIA and their board partners have to do something to try and keep the fans excited, and the most recent effort goes to[...]

Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 Review

Adobe markets their Elements software as stripped down versions of their professional-grade applications, which has its pros and cons. Is Photoshop Elements 8 the best of Photoshop proper, or just[...]

Lenovo Announces First Business All-in-one: ThinkCentre A70z

Lenovo has been pumping out the desktops, lately, and no small number of them have been all-in-ones. Given the forced stratification of the stagnant desktop market, that's no surprise.[...]

Top ten printers for October 2009

With the holiday season just around the corner, get a jump start on your shopping by checking out the ten hottest printers selected by our readers!

Acer Intros 18.4″ Aspire Notebook with Core i7

Acer today introduced its Aspire 8940 notebook featuring an 18.4-inch display and an Intel Core i7 processor.

VIA Intros Nano 3000 Processors

VIA introduced its new Nano 3000 series processors today for thin-and-light notebooks and all-in-one desktops.

HP Envy 14 Coming Soon?

Our forum members have discovered a support page on HP's website showing that an Envy 14 may be on the way.

Lenovo IdeaCentre C300 Review

The Lenovo C300 series is part of their value line of desktops, offering affordable all-in-ones starting at $449. The C300 offers a 20-inch 1600x900 screen that can handle HD video,[...]

Review Update: Dell Inspiron 11z

After our less-than-enthusiastic review of the Dell Inspiron 11z, we decided to take a second look at this budget-priced ultraportable notebook. The "new" Inspiron 11z promises to kick things into[...]

Xerox Phaser 6140

The Phaser 6140 single function printer features increased print speeds up to 19 ppm in color and 21 ppm in black and white, a monthly duty cycle up to 40,000[...]

Xerox Phaser 6140 review

As promised, we have a full review of the Xerox Phaser 6140 color laser printer offering quick print speeds, PANTONE color, and a bevy of useful features.

Toshiba Launches New Business Class Notebooks

Toshiba today announced new additions to its Satellite Pro and Portg business notebook lineups.

Verizon to Offer Sony VAIO P?

Verizon's website has leaked that the company may be offering the Sony VAIO P notebook/netbook for $299.99 with a service plan.

Asus UL20

The Asus UL20 is a thin, 12.1 inch notebook featuring an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, integrated webcam, and up to 7.5 hours of battery life.

Asus UL50

The Asus UL50 is a lightweight 15.6 inch notebook featuring up to 4GB RAM, up to 12 hours of battery life and a DVD SuperMulti drive.

Asus UL30

The Asus UL30 features a 13.3 inch glossy display, up to 4GB DDR3 system memory, and up to 12 hours of battery life.

Asus UL80

The Asus UL80 is a 14 inch lightweight notebook featuring up to ten hours of battery life, up to 4GB DDR3 system memory, and a DVD SuperMulti drive.

SuperTalent Unveils World’s First USB 3.0 Flash Drive

Today SuperTalent unveiled the world's first USB 3.0 flash drive, with the moniker RAIDDrive.

Top Desktops for October 2009

Each month we compile data for the number of times a particular desktop is viewed on this site's product pages to get an idea for what mainstream consumers are looking[...]

AVG 9.0 Anti-Virus Free Review

AVG 9.0 promises protection and performance improvements as well as a better user experience over the previous version. Does it work as advertised? See how it fared in our testing.

Lexmark Interact debuts at Apple

Lexmark announced yesterday that its web-connected touch screen all-in-one printer, the Lexmark Interact, will now be sold at Apple stores nationwide.

Dell Wants You To Fall In Love With The Adamo XPS

Dell created a great deal of buzz in the spring of 2009 with the introduction of the Adamo brand and what was at the time Dell's thinnest laptop PC. Today,[...]

ASUS Intros two 3D Notebooks

ASUS today introduced two notebooks with 3D displays, the G51J3D and the G72GX.

Toshiba Intros 1.8″ 320GB Hard Drive

Toshiba has introduced a new family of 1.8-inch hard drives with capacities ranging up to 320GB.

Sony VAIO P Gets 2GHz Atom, Windows 7

Sony has updated its 8-inch ultraportable VAIO P with a faster 2.0GHz Intel Atom processor and Windows 7.

Windows 7 Selling Twice as Fast as Vista

Industry market research group NPD has just published an analysis of Microsoft's recent launch of their new Windows 7 operating system -- and the results are good news.

USB 3.0 Being Pushed Back Thanks to Intel

Intel seems to be all but for developing the new transfer standard.

Xerox Phaser 8860 MFP

The Phaser 8860 MFP is a 4-in-1 device with print, scan, copy and fax capabilities. It features network connectivity, duplexing, duty cycle up to 120,000 images a month, print speeds[...]

Mimo releases iMo digital frame printer

Just in time for the holidays, Mimo Monitors has announced "the world's first patented device to combine display and printing capabilities," the iMo Foto Frame Printer.

Skooba Checkthrough Backpack and Roller Review

The latest trend in travel bags is the new checkpoint-friendly category. These bags let frequent travelers keep their notebooks inside their cases when going through airport checkpoints, saving time and[...]

Gigabyte Notebook Features External Graphics

Gigabyte has introduced its M1305 notebook which features external graphics via a docking station.

Intel Working on SSD Firmware Bugs

Many users of Intel's new 34nm SSDs reported the latest now-pulled firmware update was bricking drives under WIndows 7 64-bit.

Microsoft Unleashes CableCARD for Everyone

One of the biggest gripes with CableCARD tuners for the PC was that, in order to get one, you had to buy a specially-built HTPC from a major manufacturer and[...]

HP Envy 17, dm4, Others Leaked

Our forum members have once again found HP documentation revealing more new models including the ENVY 17, dm4, and new Compaq CQ/Pavilion G series notebooks.

Worldwide CPU Shipments Leap 23% in Third Quarter

Worldwide recession? The CPU makers don't seem to be feeling it. IDG is claiming that processor shipments worldwide for the third quarter of this year rose a whopping[...]

Lenovo ThinkPad SL510 Review

When most people think of the Lenovo ThinkPad brand, they think of the T-series notebook with the alloy unibody chassis, rubberized black paint, and boxy looks. What most people don't[...]

Sweet printers, Cool deals

Get a jump on your holiday shopping with our weekly roundup of printer deals!

HP Intros New Pro Line of Business Desktops

At an event in California today, HP unveiled a new "Pro" line of business desktops. The new Pro 3000s are surprisingly flexible, offering configurations that range from Intel Celeron[...]

HP unveils several new SMB products

HP revealed several new SMB focused products this morning including a new LaserJet series and the HP Eco Solutions Print Console.

HP aims to attract SMB with eco solutions

HP strives to be "best in class" when offering new and current SMB customers their total care packages and eco friendly solutions.

Dell releases ‘world’s fastest’

Dell launched two new laser printers this morning including the "world's fastest single function A4 color laser printer."

GoToMyPC Remote Access Review

Does the GoToMyPC creator, Citrix Systems, bring their enterprise-class engineering and product lines to the consumer market? Or is GoToMyPC just the ugly stepchild of the Citrix family? Read the[...]

Apple Shipping Out New High-End iMacs

Apple may have launched their new line of desktops some weeks back, but their highest-end configurations haven't been available until now.

Lenovo ThinkPad SL510

The ThinkPad SL510 is a toned-down version of the more rugged T-series notebooks designed for the budget-conscious business consumer. Configurations include up to an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, up[...]

Lenovo G450

The Lenovo G450 falls into line with other G-series budget notebooks, offering similar performance as the G550 with a slightly smaller keyboard and display. It features up to an Intel[...]

Lenovo IdeaPad U550

The Lenovo U550 features a 15.6 inch LED screen with a 1366×768 resolution, Windows 7 Home Premium, and Intel Ultra Low Voltage (ULV) processors (Pentium Dual-Core/Core 2 Duo). Lenovo claims[...]

Lenovo IdeaPad U150

The ultraportable, 11.6-inch IdeaPad U150 weighs three pounds and measures 0.53 inches thick. It features an ULV Core 2 Duo processor or Pentium dual-core processor and supports up to 8GB[...]

Lenovo ThinkPad X200 Tablet

The Lenovo ThinkPad X200 Tablet is offered with a standard Wacom-enabled 12.1 inch touch screen or, for an extra $125, as a multi-touch enabled version. Other features include an Intel[...]

Lenovo ThinkPad SL410

The Lenovo ThinkPad SL410 is a budget-priced business notebook equipped with up to an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, a 14 inch HD display, and dual-layer DVD/RW drive.

Dell touches new market with P713w

Dell announced the arrival of six new inkjets today including: the Dell P713w with a 4.3-inch touch screen and the Dell V515W, the latest Product RED printer.

Apple Mac Mini Review

Apple recently upgraded their entire desktop line, including the oft-forgotten Mac Mini. Almost two full years since the last update, Apple finally upgraded almost every aspect of the most[...]

Dell P713w first look

Check out our exclusive hands-on first look of the Dell P713W, one of six new inkjets announced by Dell today!

Zoho Writer, Sheet and Show Review

Zoho is a free Web-based productivity suite aimed squarely at the MS Office crowd. Does Zoho have what it takes to convince you leave Microsoft's high-priced businessware behind, or is[...]

Lenovo IdeaPad U350 Review

The Lenovo IdeaPad U350 is a 13.3" thin and light notebook based on the Intel CULV platform. It offers Intel processors ranging from the single-core SU2700 to the dual-core SU7300[...]

HP Flush with Cash, Decides to Buy 3COM

With all of the disappointing talk surrounding the economy in the past year, it's heartening to see companies pulling profits, as it might be a sign that everyone can stop[...]

LED 16:9 Screens to be Mainstream for 2010

According to a DigiTimes report, the maintream notebook display for 2010 will have a 16:9 aspect ratio and LED backlighting.

Dell Officially Launches Zino HD

We saw it back in August at a press event in New York, and now it's finally here - Dell's new Mac Mini competitor, the diminutive Zino HD, hit the[...]

HP Envy 15t

The HP Envy 15t features Intel’s quad-core Core i7 processor, up to 16GB DDR3 system memory, ATI dedicated graphics memory, built-in webcam, and a 15.6 inch 1080p HD display.

HP Envy 13t

The HP Envy 13t features an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, a 13.1 inch HD display, choice of 250GB SATA hard drive or a 160GB SSD, and up to 5GB[...]

Canon Pixma iX7000 review

Few manufacturers have sold a wide-format printer that also meets the needs of small and medium businesses, until now. Read our review of the latest trendsetter, the Canon Pixma iX7000[...]

VIDEO: Dell Studio XPS 13 Review

Intel Settles with AMD for $1.25 Billion

Intel today agreed to pay $1.25 billion to settle all of its disputes with AMD.

Holiday Software Buyers Guide 2009

Believe it or not, there is a bigger software question this holiday season that "Do I need to upgrade to Windows 7?" As in, what software stocking-stuffers to buy for[...]

Lenovo IdeaCentre C300

The Lenovo C300 series is part of their value line of desktops, offering affordable all-in-ones starting at $449. The C300 offers a 20-inch 1600×900 screen that can handle HD video,[...]

Printer Holiday Buyer’s Guide 2009: Solid Ink

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Notebook Holiday 2009 Buyer’s Guide: Business

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Notebook Holiday 2009 Buyer’s Guide: Ultraportables

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Notebook Holiday 2009 Buyer’s Guide: Gaming

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Notebook Holiday 2009 Buyer’s Guide: Mainstream

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Notebook Holiday 2009 Buyer’s Guide: Netbooks

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Notebook Holiday 2009 Buyer’s Guide

There is still plenty of time left before the holidays, and shoppers who are looking for notebook computers are in luck. Whether you're a student who needs a low-cost[...]

VIDEO: AVADirect Clevo D900F

Google Chrome OS Coming Next Week?

Google, Google, Google. They're taking over. First, a search engine. A browser. A mobile operating system. Then, an OS? TechCrunch seems to think that[...]

Myka Unveils New ION Nettop: Boxee and Hulu on Your TV

Myka rolled out an update to their home theater products this week with an ION-powered version of their pre-existing media player line.

HP Announces Touch-centric Software Development Program

HP's TouchSmart line of all-in-ones has pushed the boundaries as far as touch-capable software goes, but the company can only do so much on its own. It's a common[...]

Acer Aspire 8940G Review

The Acer Aspire 8940G is a desktop replacement system packing an Intel Core i7 processor, NVIDIA 250M dedicated graphics, Blu-ray, and a massive 18.4" 1080P display. Acer built this system[...]

Acer Aspire 8940G

The Acer Aspire 8940G is a desktop replacement multimedia powerhouse, featuring an Intel Core i7 processor, up to 8GB DDR3 system memory, optional Blu-ray player/writer, and a Dolby-optimized sound system.

AT&T to Offer Samsung Go Netbook

Beginning 22 Nov AT&T will be offering a Samsung Go netbook for $199 after mail-in rebate and 2-year DataConnect service contract.

Dell Intros Vostro 1014, 1015 Notebooks

Dell today launched its Vostro 1014 and 1015 value business notebooks starting at $429.

2010: The Year of the All-in-One

It's no secret notebook computers have, within the past year or two, finally eclipsed the sale of desktops worldwide. It really makes sense, too - a lot of households[...]

DesktopReview’s Holiday 2009 Buyers’ Guide

Ah, the holidays. A time for friends and family to get together, to eat as much food as you can without exploding and to give a present to the[...]

Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2010 Review

Kaspersky Anti-Virus, our top-rated security product from last year, is back for 2010 with more protection and features. Will Kaspersky continue to outperform its competitors this round? Read on to[...]

Lexmark refreshes line with W850 series

Lexmark announced they will be replacing their W840 series of monochrome laser printers with the enhanced W850 series.

Acer Aspire 1810 Timeline

The Acer Aspire 1810 Timeline boasts up to 8 hours of battery life thanks to a low-voltage processor. It’s slim and lightweight, featuring either an Intel Pentium or Core 2[...]

HP Mini 311

The HP Mini 311 is an Intel Atom-powered netbook featuring up to 3GB system memory, an 11.6 inch display that supports 1080p HD content playback, and a built-in webcam.

ASUS UL30Vt Announced

ASUS has created a version of its popular UL30 thin-and-light featuring discrete graphics.

Dell Adamo XPS Now Available

Dell's 9.99mm thin Adamo XPS notebook is available today starting at $1,799.

Is Outlook 2010 the Facebook-killer? Not yet.

Microsoft is going to war with Facebook. That's the hidden message in the launch of the Outlook Social Provider, a surprisingly un-Microsoft-like feature debuting in the beta release of MS[...]

Alienware m15x Review

The M15x is Alienware's latest gaming notebook, featuring an Intel Core i7 processor, 15.6-inch screen, and Nvidia GTX 260M graphics. Is this monster worth its asking price? Read our review[...]

Brother MFC-495cw review

Trying to decide on a new printer for your home office? Check out our review of the Brother MFC-495cw Color Multifunction Center featuring print, scan, copy, fax and photo capabilities!

Alienware M15x

The Alienware M15x gaming notebook features an Intel Core i7 processor, 15.6 inch screen, and NVIDIA GTX 260M graphics.

Alienware Owners Speak Out, Dell Responds

Alienware M17x owners have been outspoken about certain latency issues, and today Dell posted their official response.

MSI Launches New Multitouch All-in-one: AE2220

We've visited this topic on a number of a occasions, and I've already called out the upcoming year as the one in which all-in-ones finally come into their own. [...]

iTunes 9 Video Service Review

Apple's iPods and their associated iTunes store are the undisputed product leader in portable digital music sales, but is iTunes video ready to displace streaming services from Netflix and Amazon,[...]

Windows Home Server Power Pack 3 Out Soon

Microsoft isn't forgetting about consumer-focused edition of Windows Server - Windows Home Server continues to regular updates like the rest of the family. The third Power Pack (WHS version[...]

Ballmer Says Windows 7 Sales are Fantastic, Twice Anything Else

Today was part of Microsoft's annual shareholder's meeting, where they cover the state of affairs for the company as well as its economics, both current and over the past year.[...]

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge Coming?

Leaked product details indicate Lenovo is about to introduce an entry-level ThinkPad line, the Edge series.

Dell Studio 17 Gets Multi-Touch

Dell has updated its Studio 17 notebook with a multi-touch screen.

Five Reasons NOT To Buy MS Office This Holiday Season

If you're buying a PC this holiday season, virtually every vendor will try to up-sell you a license for some version of Microsoft Office 2007. Not only should you not[...]

Lenovo ThinkPad USB Keyboard Review

When most people think of the best keyboard on the market, the Lenovo ThinkPad keyboard is always at the top of the list. Lenovo recognized this and came out with[...]

Graphics: We’re Not (Just) Playing Games Anymore

2009 marked the arrival of a new technology that promises to make computers faster than ever before: General Purpose GPU computing. Now dedicated graphics cards (GPUs) can work with your[...]

Windows 8 Due in 2012

Well, Windows 7 is on store shelves and racing out the doors. So it's time to talk about the next version of Windows, right? No one knows what[...]

DesktopReview’s Black Friday Deals

It's about a week until one of the most frantic shopping days of the year here in North America: Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving. It signifies the first[...]

UltraVNC Review

UltraVNC is a free Windows-to-Windows remote control application supporting file transfers, clipboard synchronization, chat sessions, and a wide range of connection options. Is UltraVNC a steal, or just more freeware[...]

Cyber Monday 2009 deals

Feeling sad that the Thanksgiving Holiday is over? Just bummed because you didn't get to shop? Then you need to check out our hot Cyber Monday deals! Black Friday Deals 2009

We're less than a week away from one of the most frantic shopping days of the year here in North America: Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving. It signifies the[...]

Sweet printers, Cool deals

It's official: retail stores are gearing up for the holiday season. Christmas music is playing, aisles are decked out in festive colors, and prices are dropping in anticipation of[...]

Iomega StorCenter ix2-200 Review

The Iomega StorCenter ix2 series is an extremely popular network storage solution designed for consumers and small businesses who need a stand-alone storage drive that can be shared by multiple[...]

HP TouchSmart 600 First Look Review

HP's been working on touchscreen interfaces for years, now, and they show no sign of stopping. The TouchScreens have come a long way and now offer up 23 inches of[...]

NEC/Alienware Curved Display Now Available

Remember that curved display we've briefly covered in the past? If you want one, it's now available...and good news - it's cheaper than ever!

Canon Pixma MP640 first look

Need a reliable printer/scanner/copier this season? Check out our hands-on first look of the Canon Pixma MP640 Wireless Photo All-in-One Printer!

Review Update: Dell Latitude XT2 with Windows 7

The Latitude XT2 is Dell's multitouch-enabled business convertible-notebook that now includes Windows 7. The XT2 starts at $1,909 and offers a very thin and lightweight business-rugged chassis with an attractive[...]

Hulu Online Video Service Review

Hulu is the banner-carrier for legally watching television for free on the Internet, but some have argued you get what you pay for. Is Hulu really ready to change TV[...]

CPU Guide: How To Pick The Right Processor

With so many laptops featuring so many different processors, how do you know what to buy this holiday season? We're here to help with our updated CPU guide for 2009.[...]

Dell P713w review

The Dell P713w All-in-One Wireless printer marks some big changes for the Dell line of photo printers. But will the P713w be able to improve on the first generation[...]

Sager NP8760 Review

The NP8760 is Sager's latest gaming notebook featuring a 17.3 display, Intel Core i7 processor, and Nvidia GTX 280M graphics. Just how fast is this beast, and is it worth[...]

Intel’s Desktop CPU Roadmap Leaked: i3 Intro’d, i5, i7 Get Boosts

We've been hearing about Intel's upcoming i3 CPUs for some time, now: they're the mainstream segment of the next-generation silicon that was first introduced with the Nehalem-based Core i7 chips[...]

Lenovo IdeaPad Y550 Review

The IdeaPad Y550 is a 15.6" multimedia notebook from Lenovo offered in a mix of affordable and high-end configurations. In this review we look at a model equipped with the[...]

HP ProBook 5310m

The HP ProBook 5310m is a lightweight business notebook featuring either an Intel Core 2 Duo or Celeron processor. It’s also equipped with up to 4GB RAM, a 13.3 inch[...]

Samsung Go

The Samsung Go is a 10.1 inch netbook featuring a built-in 1.3 megapixel webcam, integrated Bluetooth connectivity, and an Intel Atom processor.

MSI Computer GX630

The MSI GX630 features a dual-core AMD processor, discrete NVIDIA graphics, and a built-in 2.0 megapixel webcam.

ASUS Eee PC 1201 Now Available

Two of ASUS' latest Eee PCs are now available - the 1201HA and the 1201N.

Lenovo ThinkPad X100e Leaked

The latest leaked Lenovo notebook is the ThinkPad X100e.