November 2012 Notebook/Laptop Articles

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

Below are the 95 Notebook/Laptop articles for November of 2012

Mad Catz Now Shipping the Tritton Pro+ True 5.1 HD Surround Sound Headset

Mad Catz announced today, that it is now shipping the Tritton Pro+ True 5.1 Surround Sound Headset. The new headset is designed with competitive gaming in mind offering high-end audio[...]

Evernote for Windows 8 and RT Review

The new Evernote for Windows 8 is a cloud-enabled note-taking and doc storage app expressly designed for Windows 8 and RT PCs and tablets. Read the full review.

Brother HL-5470dw Review: Low Cost Laser Option

Check out our full review of the single function monochrome Brother HL-5470dw and see if it stacks up to the flagship Brother HL-6180dw we reviewed last month!

Brother HL-5470dw

The Brother HL-5470dw offers print speeds up to 40 ppm, a print resolution up to 1200 x 1200 dpi, automatic duplexing, 250-sheet tray with a 50-sheet multipurpose tray, a monthly[...]

Brother HL-5450dn

The Brother HL-5450dn offers print speeds up to 40 ppm, a print resolution up to 1200 x 1200 dpi, automatic duplexing, 250-sheet tray with a 50-sheet multipurpose tray, a monthly[...]

Brother HL-5470dwt

The Brother HL-5470dwt offers print speeds up to 40 ppm, a print resolution up to 1200 x 1200 dpi, automatic duplexing, 250-sheet tray with a 50-sheet multipurpose tray, a monthly[...]

Drobo Ships Super Speedy, Super Tiny Drobo Mini and Drobo 5D with Thunderbolt and USB 3.0

Drobo is now shipping its newest - and, in our opinion, coolest - drives yet. The Drobo Mini packs up to four hard drives and an SSD in a three[...]

Why 3D Failed, and Why Touch Won’t

With 3D coming up as anything but a success for PC manufacturers, companies are turning to the 'Next Big Thing' in consumer technology - touch.

Is There Still a Place for 3D TV?

With a dearth of content and confusing standards filling the market, is there really still a place for 3D TVs?

Nintendo 3DS: Successful Despite Low Demand for 3D

If a purpose-built 3D gaming platform can't make 3D gaming a success, what hope is there for the rest of the industry?

Video Buying Tip: How to Select a Low-Cost Laser Printer

Finding the right low-cost printer can be a challenge as we enter the holiday season. Here to help is PrinterComparison's Editor Sarah Meyer with tips on finding and choosing a[...]

Best General Purpose Laptops

Sometimes you just need an affordable family PC and you don't want a fancy, expensive notebook. Here's our list of the best low-cost laptops.

Top Business Notebooks

Whether you're a corporate road warrior or you run a small business out of your home the editors of Notebook Review have just the laptop you need for work.

Best Multimedia Laptops

If you're looking for a powerful laptop that can edit HD video or digital photos in record time then keep reading to find out which multimedia laptops are best.

Top Gaming Notebooks

If you are serious about playing the latest and greatest PC games but you also want your PC to be portable then the best solution is a high-performance gaming notebook.[...]

Holiday Buyer’s Guide: Finding the Best Laptop

There is still plenty of time left before the holidays, and shoppers who are looking for notebook computers are in luck. We have the top picks that make great gifts.

Best Laser-Class Printers for SMB

We shared our top five picks of laser-class printers for the home office and small office but now it's time to look at laser-class printers that are more suitable for[...]

Small Office/Home Office: Best Laser Printers

The top five picks in our laser-class category feature a mixture of devices that would make excellent additions to the home office, small office!

Best Dedicated Photo Printers

We've laid out our choices for the top five dedicated photo printers ranging in price from $100 to $1000. Check them out and find the best photo printer that[...]

Holiday Buyer’s Guide: Choose the Perfect Printer

Buying a printer for yourself or a loved one this holiday season? Check out our favorite inkjets, laser-class, solid ink and dedicated photo printers of 2012!

MobileDemand First to Introduce Windows 8 Rugged Tablet PC

Last month Mobile Demand announced that it would offer the world's first Windows 8 rugged tablet PC. Receiving best-in-class military rugged tablet, the new device is set to offer an[...]

Holiday Guide: Our Picks for Best Business PCs & Best Workstation

Big business buyer? Home office user? Regardless of where your business interests lie, we've got the right desktop for you in our Holiday Guide!

Brother HL-5470dw – Our Holiday Printer Deal of the Week

With the holidays right around the corner, there are a ton of deals to choose from in stores and online. To help our readers, we'll have a featured holiday "deal[...]

Holiday Guide: Best Mainstream PCs and Best Small PCs

Mainstream desktop PCs have been overtaken in the past few years by an enormous surge in the number of all-in-ones that manufacturers have been producing, thanks in no small part[...]

Holiday Guide: Our Picks for Best Gaming Desktop

Got a need to play the hottest PC games? Need to get a new PC to play? Check out our list of the best gaming PCs for this holiday season[...]

Best All-in-One Desktop Systems

This year's list of best performance desktops happen to be all all-in-ones - which just goes to show how far that form factor has come in the last few years.[...]

Holiday Guide: Finding the Best PCs this Season

With fewer than two months until Christmas, it's time to find the best PCs for you and your loved ones. Whether you want business or pleasure, we've got the info[...]

Windows 8 Budget Laptops: Lenovo vs. Toshiba

We compared two 14-inch consumer notebooks that come with Windows 8 -- the Lenovo Z480 and Toshiba Satellite L840 -- both priced at less than $600, to see which is[...]

Brother MFC-J4510dw Review: First Look

Get a first look at the new Brother MFC-J4510dw Business Smart All-in-One with the "world's slimmest depth" announced earlier this fall in NYC.

VIPRE Antivirus 2013 Review

At $39.99 per PC or even less, VIPRE Antivirus 2013 is a great deal in comparison to pricier security software from "big boy" competitors. Read the full review.

Dragon NaturallySpeaking (DNS) 12 Review: Turn Talk into Text

Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12 brings initial Windows 8 support and other enhancements to speech software which was already very good, anyway. Read the full review.

Brother MFC-J4510dw

The Brother MFC-J4510dw offers prints up to 11 x 17 inches, 3.7-inch Swipe TouchScreen Display and TouchPanel, 20-sheet automatic document feeder, automatic duplexing and both wired and wireless connectivity.

Black Friday 2012: Best Printer Deals

Black Friday is only a few days away! Preview our latest deals from Best Buy, Dell, OfficeMax, Staples, etc. and be guaranteed to get a quality printer for less!

Fun & Useful Software for Windows 8 & Earlier PCs

For people stepping to Windows 8, and those still using Win7 or XP, here are ten fun and useful applications for making life merrier in the 2012 holiday season.

Cheap SSD Prices Are Here at Last – At Least for the Next Year

The glut of NAND flash RAM may not be great for the memory makers but it's great for consumers.

Requiem for AMD: Is AMD Dying? Can it Be Saved?

Sales continue to fall and analysts have soured. What's left for the firm?

Startup Finds Ways to Cut Mobile Power in Half Without Losing Signal

The company founded by two MIT professors tackles a power consumption problem ignored for more than 30 years.

Microsoft Celebrates Early Black Friday: Xbox 360 Bundles for $50 Off

With the new Nintendo Wii U right around the corner, Microsoft is doing what it can to keep people interested in the Xbox 360. Sometimes that means giving up some[...]

MSI announces AMD Powered GX60 Now Available

Last week MSI unveiled its newest notebook in its G-Series, the GX60. The GX60 looks to combine performance with affordable offering impressive specs with an affordable price tag. The device[...]

Holiday Hits in Windows Productivity Software

Business productivity software makes a great gift for almost anyone. Maybe you want to get some for yourself. Here are ten cool picks for the 2012 holiday season.

Best All-in-One Inkjets

Our top five choices for all-in-one inkjets range in price and include models designed for the office and the home that would make great gifts for loved ones!

Latronix xPrintServer Office Edition Announced for Apple Mobile Devices

Latronix, a provider of smart M2M connectivity solutions, is expanding its xPrintServer family of products with the addition of the new xPrintServer Office Edition for Apple mobile device users.

Autodesk Shows How to Add Touch to Your PC With Just a Finger

So you want to use your desk as a touch surface for Windows 8? Autodesk and its Magic Finger might have the answer for you.

Imagine Having 256GB of RAM in Your PC – Toshiba Prepares ReRAM for 2013 Sampling

Don't plan a funeral for NAND flash just yet; it will be a few years before ReRAM is viable.

Dell Completes Imaging Portfolio Update

Dell unveiled the second update to their imaging portfolio in 2012 with the announcement of eight new devices, bringing the total reveal up to 21 products!

Notebook Buying Guide: How To Buy The Right Laptop

If you're buying a new laptop, you've probably been overwhelmed by the choices. Here, we'll guide you through the features you want without spending more than you need.

CES 2013 Preview: Apps To Join PCs, Tablets, Phones & Other Gadgets

New products launched at CES 2013 will include software apps along with PCs, tablets, phones, and highly innovative gadgets, CEA officials said in a sneak peek.

Google Nexus 4 by LG

The handset was the firs tto come with Android 4.2. As part of the Nexus line, it will be among the first to receive subsequent operating system upgrades. It features[...]

VIDEO: MSI X-Slim X340 Walkthrough

VIDEO: Intel’s Sandy Bridge graphics Processor

Intel’s Sandy Bridge graphics processor with a 4G Wimax connection from Clear Wireless, playing Need For Speed on a Toshiba notebook.

Microsoft Live Messenger Now a Part of Skype – Windows 8 Users Forced to Merge

Microsoft is making sure it gets all $8.5 billion it spent to buy Skype and then some - your MSN accounts will soon be forcibly merged with the VoIP application.

Congratulations, Microsoft! You’re No Longer the Least Secure Software Maker!

Kaspersky awards this dubious honor to Adobe with Flash, and Oracle, for its numerous Java vulnerabilities.

Eurocom Offers Full VGA Upgradeability in its line of Gaming Notebooks

Tuesday Eurocom announced it is offering full VGA upgradability in its line of gaming notebooks. Eurocom offers upgrades ranging from AMD Radeon 7970M, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M, 670MX, 675MX up[...]

McAfee Expands All Access Security for PCs, Macs, Tablets & Phones

With security threats always on the rise, McAfee All Access 2013 adds new safeguards specific to Windows PCs, Macs, and Android and BlackBerry mobile devices.

HP Envy 120 e-All-in-One Revealed

HP showed off the latest addition to the Envy lineup, the Envy 120 e-All-in-One, with a sleek new design including a transparent scan lid!

Lexmark Offers New Document Security Solution

Lexmark's new Secure Content Monitor is designed to mitigate risks and protect confidential information in industries such as healthcare, government, manufacturing and finance where the management of sensitive and confidential[...]

PC Downgrades to Windows 7 Vary Between OEMs

Vendors have always supported "downgrades" to older versions of Windows whenever a new operating system arrives but it seems they are drawing the line with Windows 8.

Best Black Friday Laptop Deals

We've searched the ads to find the best Black Friday deals on laptops of every size. Keep reading to find out which stores have the best prices on the notebooks[...]

Ransomware a Growing Threat to PCs & Bank Accounts

Rather than steal your bank account information, some malware simply takes over your PC and demands money.

Nuance Integrated Solution for Secure Mobile Printing

Nuance Communications Inc. and PrinterOn revealed a new integrated solution for secure, manageable mobile printing for enterprise environments.

Nintendo Wii U First Look Review

Nintendo's new next-generation console, the Wii U launches today. We've got an early look at the console, and came away with a few expectations and concerns.

147 Million Shoppers Projected to Hit Stores and Online this Black Friday Weekend

Thursday, the National Retailer Federation released a study that showed 147 million consumers plan on shopping this Black Friday weekend. The projected turnout is a slight decrease from last year,[...]

Sony VAIO T (T13122CXS) Review

The Sony VAIO T13122CXS offers a gorgeous metal design. However, beyond the beautiful exterior, this laptop is only armed with an i3 dual-core processor and priced at $700.

HP Printing Tech Day 2012: Behind the Scenes

Join us for a tour of the Research & Development Lab, an exclusive look at new HP tech and original inks and much more at the HP Boise Campus in[...]

Cyber Monday 2012 Computer Sales and Best PC Deals

Black Friday has come and gone, but Cyber Monday is here! Today's the day for Internet retailers to show their stuff, and we've got the deals!

Best Black Friday Deals for Cheap PC Games

With Black Friday just days away, check out our list of video game deals to see if that game you've been wanting all year will be available on the cheap[...]


The HP ENVY 4 is a 14-inch premium multimedia notebook available either with a standard 14-inch display or a “TouchSmart” touch screen display for use with Windows 8. The HP[...]

HP Photosmart 7520

The HP Photosmart 7520 e-All-in-One offers families creative options that no other manufacturer can top as of this writing. Other features include: print speeds of up to 14 ppm in[...]

Xerox Fights to Protect Ink Patents

Xerox is "getting tough" on ink counterfeiters with the help of U.S. Customs to rid the market of fake ink sticks and toners that can cause performance problems.

Iolo Releases Winspresso Windows 8 App, Plans System Mechanic 11.5

After releasing a Windows 8 app called Winspresso this week, Iolo is finishing up System Mechanic 11.5, a new PC tuneup package for Windows 8, 7, Vista and XP.

Next Stop for Windows 8: 64-bit ARM Processors?

One report states a port is in the works, but confirmation is hard to come by.

Nvidia: The PC is Being Eaten by Tablets

One-third of the GPU maker's revenue now comes from non-PC sources.

HP Photosmart 7520 Review: Worth The Upgrade?

HP sneaked the Photosmart 7520 e-All-in-One into their lineup, replacing the previous generation Photosmart 7510. But is there any difference between the two models?


The Droid DNA is most known for its incredible screen. The device offers a 5-inch display with a 1920 x 1080 (1080p) resolution, giving it a pixel density of 440ppi.[...]

Black Friday Tips: Hot Software Deals and Freebies

UPDATED: Here's an update to our list of tips on where to find PC and Mac software deals this week on Windows 8, MS Office, music, movies, security, and much[...]

Cyber Monday Mania 2012

Ready to start your holiday shopping? Missed the great Black Friday deals? Check out our roundup of Cyber Monday/Cyber Week as we highlight some of the best printer deals!

Is Cyber Monday Dead?

You might have found some great deals online today, but most experts agree that "Cyber Monday" might not be the biggest day for online sales going forward.

Netflix for Windows 8 Review: Movies Streamed To a PC or RT Tablet

What's it like to use Netflix for Windows 8 to watch movies and TV shows on a PC or RT tablet? The new Netflix app is a standout in some[...]

Getac Announces Upgrades for S400 Semi-Rugged Laptop Computer

Getac reveals new upgrades for its semi-rugged laptop the S400. The enhancements revamp just about everything boasting increased speeds, performance, and connectivity along with a few additional perks.

Great Software Bargains Still in Gear Online after Cyber Monday

Even though Cyber Monday 2012 is over, big Windows & Mac software makers keep offering large price breaks online. Here are some examples of where to find bargains.

Worldwide Large Format Printer Shipments Slide

A recent IDC report found that worldwide shipments of large format printers has declined by five percent in the third quarter of 2012.

Samsung CLX-4195fw Review: First Look

Get a hands-on first look at the Samsung CLX-4195fw Color Multifunction Printer, a 4-in-1 laser printer that offers a 4.3-inch touchscreen, 50-sheet ADF and Wi-Fi.

Upgrade Your HDD to SSD: How and Why

The slowest part of a PC is typically the hard disk drive (HDD). Find out why upgrading your laptop to a Solid State Drive (SSD) is beneficial and sensible.

New WD Windows 8 App Provides Easy Access and Sharing of Videos, Photos and Music

Western Digital announced today that its external drives will be compatible with Windows 8, and will also help users make the most of their storage.

Netgain Offers Hosted UniPrint solution

Netgain has partnered with UniPrint to provide a printing solution for both dedicated and private cloud service offerings to its healthcare customers.

Samsung Addresses Printer Security Flaw

Samsung issued a hardcoded printer statement to customers to address a recent security flaw reported by a researcher to US-CERT this week.

Halo 4 Review: A Beautiful Return

Halo 4 returns to the tale of Master Chief with the direction of a new studio, 343 Industries. Have they managed to live up to the glory of the Halo[...]

Western Digital’s New WD Black 4TB Hard Drive Lets You Keep ALL the Data

Despite the rising popularity of solid state storage, Western Digital isn't letting its massive hard drive infrastructure sit and moulder. The new 4TB WD Black shows that hard drive technology[...]

Worried About Windows Malware? If You’re Running Windows 8, Don’t Be

There isn't much for Windows 8 antimalware software yet, but the good news is most malware won't work anyway.

New Apple iMacs Available Today: 21.5-inch Now Shipping, 27-inch Later

Apple showed off the new crazy thin iMacs at an event in Cupertino a few weeks ago, but it wasn't until today that you could get one for yourself. The[...]

Nintendo Wii Mini Hits Canada First, Others to Follow

The Wii...Mini? That's right, not the Apple iPad Mini, not the Nintendo Wii U, but the Nintendo Wii Mini, a slightly smaller, slightly redder version of America's favorite video game[...]

Microsoft Next-Gen Xbox Release Date Set for 2013

It's no surprise that Microsoft is hard at work on the followup to their successful Xbox 360 video game console. What might be a little surprising, however, is that the[...]

Hackers Bypass Windows Store, Turning Trial Apps Into Permanent Programs

You know, Microsoft, this isn't such a great way to launch an app store.

ASUS Qube with Google TV Shows Itself at FCC

The FCC just revealed a number of documents about the ASUS 'Qube', a new Google TV product that looks to be on track for reveal at CES in January.