December 2006 Notebook/Laptop Articles

Listed below are all of our news and reviews articles for December 2006. 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 2006

Below are the 58 Notebook/Laptop articles for December of 2006

News Bits: Windows Vista Released, Intel Centrino to have 802.11n, More Notebooks in U.S. Homes

Windows Vista released for saleAnalyst says 90 million Vista shipments in 2007Intel to put pre-standard 802.11n into Centrino by next yearMobile computers on the rise in US homes

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Most Popular Notebooks for November 2006

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

Kensington Ci25m Notebook Optical Mouse Review

Touchpads and pointing sticks just aren't as easy to use as a mouse, so a mouse will continue to go along with portable notebook computers for the ride. With wireless[...]

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HP Laptop Keyboard Problems — the Computer is Personal Again? Maybe not

While HP has done a nice job taking laptop market share from Dell and launching a slick marketing campaign using the slogan "the computer is personal again", we wonder why[...]

Toshiba Satellite M115 Review

The Toshiba Satellite M115 is a 14.1" widescreen laptop with an Intel Core Duo processor that can be had for a great price of around $750. Even better is[...]

Acer Aspire 3050

The Aspire 3050 provides performance, flexibility and value in a compact system. Featuring an AMD Sempron processor, wired and wireless connectivity and a stunning 14.1 WXGA display, this notebook brings[...]

News Bits: LG eBook Concept Notebook, AMD and Nvidia Investigation, Strong Holiday Notebook Sales

LG eBook concept features OLED display, liquid fuelNotebook sales up 52% on Black Friday while Desktop PC sales fall 7% compared to last yearU.S. Department of Justice to investigate AMD[...]

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Nvidia Announces Quadro FX 3500M with Availability for Dell Precison M90 Workstation

Nvidia today announced the new Quadro FX 3500M graphics solution, a new high-end card geared towards CAD designers that supports OpenGL along with DirectX and offers up to 512MB G-DDR3[...]

Sprint Wireless Card and Linksys Broadband Router Combo Review

Anyone who has ever owned a laptop at one time or another has thought of how great it would be to have web access no matter your location. Wireless broadband[...]

Asus W7J with Core 2 Duo Review

The Asus W7J is a 13.3" widescreen notebook that comes equipped with an Nvidia Go 7400 dedicated graphics card and recently the new Core 2 Duo processor. The model[...]

Acer Aspire 5630

The Acer Aspire 5630 is a fully equipped yet remarkably portable notebook for users who work hard and play hard. Boasting powerful Intel Core2 Duo T5500 processor, it also features[...]

News Bits: Toshiba 100GB 1.8″ Hard Drive, Intel WiMax Chip Completed, Business PCs not Vista Ready

Toshiba announces 100GB 1.8-inch hard driveIntel announces completion of first mobile WiMAX chipFoxconn to ship 3.2 million notebooks in 2007Half of North American Business PCs don't meet Vista requirements

Western Digital My Book Essential 250GB External Hard Drive Review

Like most notebook owners, I recently became aware of a need for more storage space. The proliferation in digital media such as video, music & high resolution images has resulted[...]

Dell Inspiron 9400 with Core 2 Duo and Nvidia 7900 GS Review

The Dell Inspiron 9400 is the Canadian version of the Dell Inspiron e1705. The 9400 is built as a desktop replacement, offering some of the most powerful laptop components[...]

Kingston Mini Fun Flash Drive Review

The ability to always have the files you need on hand and to always have a back up of important files are just a few reasons why USB flash drives[...]

News Bits: ATI Losing Market Share, Lithium Polymer Batteries, Asus G1P Reviewed

ATI losing market share in every categoryWhich edition of Windows Vista is right for me?Acer sees increasing revenue in November; notebook OEM Inventec sees dropAsus G1P gaming laptop reviewed

Asus V1

The Asus V1J is a 15.4″ widescreen notebook with an Intel Core Duo 2 processor and ATI X1700 graphics card.

Kensington Si750m Wireless Notebook Laser Mouse Review

If you ask most people, What is one of the most annoying things about owning a laptop? A large portion of them will reply with the same[...]

Sony VAIO C Review

The recently introduced Sony VAIO C Series laptop sports an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 13.3" widescreen display, features sleek styling with a selection of colors and starts at about[...]

News Bits: Dell M1710 Gets Blu-Ray, Fujitsu Announces 300GB Notebook HD, Global Mobile Broadband Notebook

Dell XPS M1710 gaming notebook receives Blu-ray drive upgradeFujitsu to Introduce 250GB and 300GB 2.5" Notebook Hard Drives in early 2007HP and Cingular Wireless introduce first global mobile broadband notebook[...]

Lenovo C200 Review

As a refreshing update to the C series budget line, Lenovo released the C200 model to replace the older C100. Much of the laptop has been changed, it has adopted[...]

Asus F3Jc Review

The 15.4" screen Asus F3Jc notebook is a lower-budget brother of the Asus F3Ja. It is also branded as a "portability" notebook, but lacks the higher-end graphics cards of its[...]

News Bits: 16GB USB Flash Drive, U. Miami Laptop Backup Service, Furry Laptop Covers

Make your laptop hot and furryUniversity of Miami provides laptop backup service to studentsCorsair announces 16GB flash driveApple iTunes sales take a dive

Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Xi 1526 Review

The Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Xi 1526 is a 17" widescreen notebook sold in the European market. It features an Intel Core Duo processor and NVidia Go 7600 graphics card.[...]

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New MIT iFind Messenger Application Lets Students Locate Other Wi-Fi Laptop Equipped Friends

MIT this week released a rather cool messenger like application called iFind that allows students to find each other on campus using Wi-Fi enabled laptops. Whether your friend is hanging[...]

Targus 15.4″ CityGear Chicago Notebook Backpack Review

The Targus CityGear Chicago notebook backpack is a spacious and professional high-end bag intended for carrying notebooks up to 15.4 . It is very durable and has numerous compartments and[...]

News Bits: AMD Mobile Chipset Roadmap, Greenpeace Protests Apple, DSL Most Popular Broadband

AMD's Centrino Pro competitor - Hawk, Griffin notebook CPUsGreenpeace bashes Apple's E-WasteAdobe Photoshop CS3 Beta now available for download1.25 million sign up for DSL on a weekly basis

Lexar Mercury JumpDrive Review

USB flash drives are a dime a dozen these days. Size and speed are the only things that really separate one from another. Lexar is trying to separate themselves further[...]

Asus G1 Review

This is a review of the G1 Gaming Laptop by ASUS. This laptop defies traditional categorization since it provides gaming performance while maintaining a mobile capability. Normally gaming notebooks are[...]

Samsung NP-X60plus Core 2 Duo Notebook Review

The Samsung NP-X60plus is an enhanced version of the Samsung X60 series and includes the Intel Core 2 Duo. The X60plus is very similar to its predecessor and weighs in[...]

Asus G1

The Asus G1 is a gaming laptop with an nVidia Go 7700 graphics card and Intel Core 2 Duo processor.

News Bits: Panasonic Makes Safe Battery, Hotel Wi-Fi is Hit or Miss, Vista an OS X Knockoff?

Matsushita develops safer laptop batteryHotel Wi-Fi service is hit or missVista just a ripoff of Mac OS X?Production cost of Optimus keyboard is over $1,000

Targus Mini Kaleidoscope Mouse Review

The Targus Mini Kaleidoscope Mouse is an optical mouse with a retractable cord similar to the Kensington Ci25m I recently reviewed. This mini mouse however comes with a twist. It[...]

Crumpler School Hymn Laptop Sleeve Review

Imagine, one day you are heading out and need to take your notebook, but you don t want to lug around that behemoth you call a bag. Introducing the Crumpler[...]

Lenovo ThinkPad T60 Core 2 Duo Review

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Averatec 2370 Notebook Review

Averatec -- this one word is often synonymous with nightmarish tech support. But the fact can't be ignored they're one of the few brands that provide inexpensive and portable[...]

News Bits: Market Slow to Adopt DirectX 10, Fujitsu P7230, MacBook Ultraportable Rumors

DirectX 10 demand will not pick up until 2H 2007Fujitsu P7230 10" Screen Ultraportable Coming SoonIntel has no plans to discontinue Napa lineRumored ultraportable MacBook specs leaked

LapStyle “The Beast” Laptop Cover Review

A few weeks ago I ran across a post on, a blog I keep track of, and I couldn't believe my eyes about a furry laptop cover being discussed[...]

Asus V1JP Notebook Review (Pics, Games)

The ASUS V1JP is a new high-end 15.4 business notebook. The V1JP offers many features such as a fingerprint reader, webcam, multi-bay, spill proof keyboard and optional docking station.[...]

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Current Notebook and Tech Deals (Updated 12/24/2006) Coupon Codes for up to 20% Off Inspiron NotebooksHP Pavilion dv6000t notebook 1.6GHz 15.4in WXGA Brightview $570$150 off coupon on HP Pavilion dv6129 Core 2 Duo Notebook20 Pack Verbatim[...]

Asus A9

The Asus A9 is a budget level 15″ screen laptop with an Intel Celeron processor.

Averatec 7170

The Averatec 7170 is a 17-inch screen notebook with an AMD Turion X2 processor available for under $1,000 Multimedia-focused laptop with 17-inch LCD; 64-bit 1.6 GHz AMD Turion 64 X2[...]

2006 Laptop Technology — A Year in Review of What Happened

I can say with relative certainty that I was largely off with my predictions for 2006 in what would happen with the notebook market. That's okay; this is a screwy[...]

Toshiba Satellite Pro L100 Review

The Toshiba Satellite Pro L100 is a dual-purpose notebook from Toshiba. At the low end configuration the L100 is a 15 XGA budget notebook solution, while at the high-end[...]

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News Bits: Taiwan Knows Notebook Design, Vista Launch Celebration Set, Samsung Fuel Cell Battery

4 out of 5 notebooks are designed in TaiwanWindows Vista celebration launch set for January 29th in NYCFuel cell battery for Samsung ultraportable lasts 8 hoursDDR2 contract prices stable in[...]

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Lenovo ThinkPad R60 14-inch Screen Notebook Review

For your consideration is a review of my recently acquired 14 Lenovo ThinkPad R60. The R60 comes in 14 or 15 screen sizes. It is designed[...]

News Bits: HP Shipped the Most Notebooks in Q3, 802.11n ExpressCard Coming Soon, Wireless USB Hub

HP takes over top spot in Q3 notebook shipmentsD-Link 802.11n ExpressCard en route to USCompal notebook shipments decline in DecemberGefen Announces Wireless USB with 100-Foot Range

HP Pavilion dv9000t Review

Hewlett-Packard recently took the lead as the number one PC maker in the world, finally overtaking their rival, Dell. With the market shift came many new computers from HP, and[...]