December 2004 Notebook/Laptop Articles

Listed below are all of our news and reviews articles for December 2004. 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 December of 2004

Below are the 39 Notebook/Laptop articles for December of 2004

Notebook and Tech Deals for 11/30/2004 – 12/1/2004

Dell Inspiron up to 20% off with Coupon Code (Expires 12/06/2004 6:00 a.m.) Updated 12/2Apple iBook PowerPC G4 Notebook 1.2GHz $900 shipped After Rebate (Expires 12/18)HP ZD7000 notebook P4-2.8GHz 17in[...]

Acer Ferrari 3400 Review (pics, specs)

After 6 years of avid computer use, I recently bought my first laptop: the Acer Ferrari 3400. Obviously I went looking for reviews for the Ferrari 3400 but unfortunately I[...]

Notebook and Tech Deals for 12/2/2004 – 12/4/2004

Dell Inspiron up to 20% off with Coupon Code (Expires 12/06/2004 6:00 a.m.)Apple iBook PowerPC G4 Notebook 1.2GHz $900 shipped After Rebate (Expires 12/18)Netgear MR814 802.11b Wireless Cable DSL Router[...]

News Bits: Fujitsu & Biometric Security, Intel Alviso, AMD Roadmap, HP and Quanta

Fujitsu Offers Biometric Security in LifeBook S7000 NotebookIntel Has Started Shipping Next Generation Notebook Chip "Alviso"AMD Mobile Processor Roadmap for 2005HP Signs Contract with Quanta Computers in Taiwan for 2005[...]

Rumor: IBM to Leave PC Business – ThinkPad Brand to be Sold

IBM started the PC revolution well over twenty years ago now. They and Toshiba were two of the first companies on the scene with Laptops. And while IBM[...]

Notebook and Tech Deals for 12/4/2004 – 12/6/2004

Dell Inspiron up to $350 off with Coupon Code (Expires 12/09/2004 6:00 a.m.) updated 12/6Sony VAIO A140 Centrino 1.5Ghz Widescreen Notebook $1299Apple iBook PowerPC G4 Notebook 1.2GHz $900 shipped After[...]

IBM ThinkPad T42 with Biometric Security Review (pics, specs)

IBM can unjokingly claim that its middle name is "Business", and that's what they're all about when it comes to security. The latest ThinkPad T42 refresh features biometric[...]

Apple iBook G4 Review — 12-inch Screen Version (pics, specs)

Getting an Apple laptop was unthinkable for me at first. I felt nothing from Apple's clever "Switch" ads, and as with many fellow PC/Windows users, I thoughts Macs were for[...]

Notebook and Tech Deals for 12/7/2004 – 12/9/2004

Dell Inspiron 20% off with Coupon Code (Expires 12/13/2004 6:00 a.m.) Updated 12/9Sony VAIO A140 Centrino 1.5Ghz Widescreen Notebook $1299Targus Ultra Mini Optical Mouse $9 After RebateTargus Gravity Backpack $20[...]

Sold! IBM Sells PC Business After Pioneering the Industry 23 Years Ago

IBM has announced that China's Lenovo Group Ltd. will buy and control IBM's PC making business for $1.25 Billion. IBM pioneered the PC business 23 years ago and leaves[...]

Notebook Customer Support and User Satisfaction Survey Results

When you buy a laptop computer it's all to easy to get caught up in getting the best specs, latest features and best looking machine for the most reasonable[...]

Notebook and Tech Deals for 12/9/2004 – 12/11/2004

Dell Inspiron 20% off with Coupon Code (Expires 12/13/2004 6:00 a.m.)Sony VAIO A140 Centrino 1.5Ghz Widescreen Notebook $1299Inspiron 1000 notebook w/ Celeron 2.2Ghz 256MB 30GB DVD/CDRW $549Targus Ultra Mini Optical[...]

News Bits: Men and Laptops, HP zd8000 Review, Acer to benefit from IBM/Lenovo, Asus Z91N

Note to Males -- don't put that Laptop in your LapNew HP zd8000 Review from CNetAcer to Benefit from IBM and Lenovo Deal?Asus Z91N Notebook Available in U.S. Market

Toshiba Portege M200 Review (pics, specs) and Tablet PC Overview

Toshiba claims that the Portege M200 is the best selling Tablet PC (at least in Canada) so I figured this was as good a place as any to start my[...]

Notebook and Tech Deals for 12/13/2004 – 12/15/2004

Dell Inspiron up to $350 off with Coupon Code (Expires 12/16/2004 6:00 a.m.)SanDisk 512MB Cruzer Titanium USB 2.0 Flash DriveApple iBook PowerPC G4 Notebook 1.2GHz $900 shipped After Rebate (Expires[...]

News Bits: January Intel Pentium M Release, IBM ThinkPad TV Ads, What Technology Gender Gap?

January Release Schedule and Pricing for new Pentium M ProcessorsHumorous IBM "On Demand" Ads for ThinkPad will Continue with same characters -- "Check please"What technology gender gap? Women under[...]

eMachines M5405 Review (pics, specs)

The eMachines M5405 notebook is classified as a value or budget notebook. But just because it's a budget notebook doesn't mean this eMachines laptop is a slacker. Following[...]

Notebook and Tech Deals for 12/16/2004 – 12/18/2004

Dell Inspiron 20% off any Inspiron Laptop over $999 with Coupon Code (Expires 12/20/2004 6:00 a.m.)10% Off Coupon at SonyStyle.com (Includes 10% Off all VAIO Notebooks! Expires 12/31)HP zd8000 Now[...]

IBM Thinkpad T42 Review — T42 Good for Gaming?

I received the IBM ThinkPad T42 (2379R9U) notebook in the mail last week along with all the accessories After powering the notebook up and going through the initial boot process,[...]

Dell Inspiron 1000 Review (pics, specs)

The Dell Inspiron 1000 gives no excuses for what it really is; a budget notebook. With a starting price of $799 before any of the various Dell promotions[...]

Gateway M520

Notebook and Tech Deals for 12/18/2004 – 12/20/2004

Dell Inspiron 20% off any Inspiron Laptop over $999 with Coupon Code (Expires 12/20/2004 6:00 a.m.)25% Off Coupon Code for Dell Inspiron 9200 or 600m (expires 12/23 6:00 a.m.) updated[...]

Gateway M210

The innovative Gateway M210 Series delivers powerful multimedia capabilities in a widescreen, thin and light notebook. The M210 features a sleek, stylish design that’s perfect for professionals and students on[...]

Electrovaya Scribbler SC-2100

News Bits: Notebook Sales Growth, Averatec Grows, Intel Dual-Cores, T42 Gets Award

Desktop and Notebook Computer Sales to Double to 1.3 Billion Sold in 2010Averatec is the Fastest Growing Notebook Seller in United StatesIntel Dual-core Processor Plans -- Because Two is Better[...]

Used Laptops — Why to Buy Them and How to Buy Them

It is tough being a geek. We're faced with a never-ending stream of interesting new technologies that we would like to try out. But the reality is that unless you[...]

Averatec 6130 Review (pics, specs)

The Averatec 6130 is my first real laptop purchase. I have had a few older ThinkPad's that performed wonderfully, although woefully under specs for the time I was using[...]

Notebook and Tech Deals for 12/20/2004 – 12/22/2004

25% Off Coupon Code for Dell Inspiron 9200 or 600m (expires 12/23 6:00 a.m.) 10% Off Coupon at SonyStyle.com (Includes 10% Off all VAIO Notebooks! Expires 12/31)Dell Electronics $35[...]

Which Wireless Solution Offers the Best Mobility?

Lately, the talk in the mobile computing space has centered on companies who are merging and emerging newer, faster technologies for a richer mobile media experience. Cingular's merging with AT&T[...]

Notebook and Tech Deals for 12/23/2004 – 12/25/2004

Dell Inspiron 15% off any Inspiron Laptop over $999 with Coupon Code (Expires 1/4/2004 6:00 a.m.)10% Off Coupon at SonyStyle.com (Includes 10% Off all VAIO Notebooks! Expires 12/31)Netgear WGR101 802.11g[...]

Apple iBook 12″ Review (pics, specs) — Time to Give Apple a Chance?

Being a diehard PC user for over 15 years, I had never considered switching to an Apple Mac or EVER using an Apple product. In fact I avoided using Quicktime[...]

Sharp Actius TN

Combining the Tablet PC solution with the latest mobile computing technology, the Actius TN gives you the best mobility and functionality at any time, any place. The Actius TN can[...]

News Bits: Holiday Wishes, Laptops to Shed Weight, Intel Versus AMD, $498 Wal-Mart Laptop

Happy Holidays and Thanks!Laptops to Lose Weight in 2005Intel Pentium Dothan Versus AMD Athlon 64 Performance on LinuxHP Spinoff of PC Business is DoubtfulNetgear Announces Double-108 Mbps Wireless USB 2.0[...]

Notebook and Tech Deals for 12/26/2004 – 12/28/2004

Dell Inspiron 15% off any Inspiron Laptop over $999 with Coupon Code (Expires 1/4/2004 6:00 a.m.)10% Off Coupon at SonyStyle.com (Includes 10% Off all VAIO Notebooks! Expires 12/31)Inspiron 1150 notebook[...]

Acer TravelMate 4000LCi Review (pics, specs)

I was recently shopping for a notebook to replace my existing Dell laptop and finally decided on the Acer TravelMate 4000LCi. Having previously used Acer, Compaq, Toshiba, & Dell during[...]

Toshiba M35X Review (pics, specs)

I needed a new laptop. After researching for over a year I finally came across the Toshiba Satellite M35X. It is a budget laptop; however, being a student it was[...]

Review — Targus Bluetooth Mini Mouse with Bluetooth Adapter

Targus has recently released their Bluetooth mini mouse, geared toward notebook users who want a portable mouse without the wires. I've been using this unit for several weeks and have[...]

Notebook and Tech Deals for 12/29/2004 – 12/31/2004

Dell Inspiron 15% off any Inspiron Laptop over $999 with Coupon Code (Expires 1/4/2004 6:00 a.m.)HP dv1000 notebook P-M 1.4GHz 256MB DVD/CDRW $900 shipped ARSamsonite L45 Notebook Plus Case $30[...]

Doom 3 PC Game Review — Was it Worth the Wait in 2004?

"When it's done!" This vague timeline and sporadic rumors made Doom 3 one of the most anticipated games of 2003 and eventually 2004. August 2004 was the month of truth[...]