December 2008 Notebook/Laptop Articles

Listed below are all of our news and reviews articles for December 2008. 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 2008

Below are the 117 Notebook/Laptop articles for December of 2008

Microsoft to add software DirectX rendering to Windows 7

While Intel has put out test software capable of emulating modern 3D graphics hardware, Microsoft is taking it to the next level by adding the functionality natively to Windows 7.[...]

Acer Aspire 6530

The Acer Aspire 6530 features an AMD Athlon dual core processor, DVD SuperMulti drive, built-in wireless card, and 5-in-1 media card reader.

Acer Aspire 8930

The Acer Aspire 8930 features an 18.4″ widescreen display, dedicated GeForce graphics, DVD SuperMulti drive, and Intel Core 2 Duo processor.

Duracell PowerSource Mobile 100 Review

Anyone who travels with their notebook understands the need for more battery life. You could bring extra batteries for your notebook, but what about for your BlackBerry and your iPod?[...]

Asus L50

The ASUS L50 features a Core 2 Duo processor, 15.4″ widescreen display and dedicated GeForce graphics.

Lenovo 3000 N500

The Lenovo 3000 N500 features an Intel Celeron processor, up to 3GB memory, integrated DVD writer and 15.4″ display.

Asus N80

The N80 notebook features a Core 2 Duo processor, 14.1″ display, and dedicated NVIDIA GeForce graphics. N Series notebooks also feature Express Gate technology, allowing users to boot up and[...]

Samsung R610

The Samsung R610 features a widescreen 16″ display, built-in WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity, 1.3MP webcam, and dedicated NVIDIA graphics.

The printers of 2008

Top printers that major manufacturers released in 2008.

Alienware Dell Studio XPS

The launch of Intel’s new Core i7 microarchitecture presents a fantastic opportunity for computer manufacturers to introduce their own new products and boost flagging sales. Most of the new Core[...]

Alienware Dell Studio XPS

The launch of Intel”s new Core i7 microarchitecture presents a fantastic opportunity for computer manufacturers to introduce their own new products and boost flagging sales. Most of the new Core[...]

Alienware Dell Studio XPS

The launch of Intel’s new Core i7 microarchitecture presents a fantastic opportunity for computer manufacturers to introduce their own new products and boost flagging sales. Most of the new Core[...]

Lenovo IdeaPad Y530 Review

The IdeaPad Y530 is a multimedia notebook from Lenovo with surround speakers and subwoofer, HDMI out, touch-sensitive media controls, and a "frameless" display panel. With a wide range of multimedia[...]

Under $500 Notebook And Netbook Guide

Not too long ago, Jerry published a 2008 Notebook Holiday Buyer's Guide that ran the gamut and gave you a sense of what you could buy and where in the[...]

ASUS adding Celeron-based Eee Box to lineup

Celeron? Yes, Celeron. ASUS, unhappy with lukewarm nettop sales, has decided to shake things up by switching the trendy new Intel Atom processor for an older Celeron chip.[...]

Brother releases two new laser printers

Brother has introduced two new printers, the HL-4040CDN and the MFC-9450CDN, to their laser printer lineup.

Lexmark X6650 all-in-one printer review

The Lexmark X6650 is a feature-rich all-in-one inkjet printer that doesnt break the bank a seemingly perfect choice for this holiday season. Is the X6650 as great as it sounds?[...]

News Bits: Netbooks In The News, Vista SP2, and Windows 7 Goes Easy On Graphics

Top five vendors to ship 125+ million notebooks next yearEee PC 1002HA preorder availableWindows Vista SP2 beta now availableGPU not necessary for DirectX acceleration in Windows 7

Core i7 overclocked to 5.5 GHz

Core i7 overclocked to 5.5 GHz

Lenovo ThinkPad X200s Review

The 12.1-inch screen Lenovo ThinkPad X200s ultraportable notebook is a lighter and slightly less powerful version of the ThinkPad X200. The three major advantages the X200s offers over the X200[...]

Panasonic Toughbook F8

The Panasonic Toughbook F8 is a rugged laptop with a built-in carrying handle. It features an Intel Core 2 Duo 2.26GHz processor, 3GB memory, 160GB hard drive, integrated DVD Multidrive[...]

HP Pavilion G60

The HP G60 features a 16:9 widescreen display, which is ideal for viewing movies or video clips. This entertainment notebook also features AMD Turion processor, DVD SuperMulti drive, and 5-in-1[...]

Fujitsu LifeBook P8020

The Fujistu LifeBook P8020 features an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, integrated 1.3 megapixel webcam, 12.1″ Crystal View display, and optional Bluetooth wireless 2.1 connectivity.

HP Pavilion G50

The HP G50 features an Intel Pentium Dual Core processor, 802.11b/g WLAN built-in wireless connection, and 6 cell lithium ion battery.

DesktopReview.com Deals — December 4th, 2008

Get the recently reviewed Studio XPS for less than a grand! 25% off any Dell Studio desktop plus the Inspiron 530s under $300! Save $400 on[...]

Most Popular Laptops for November 2008

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[...]

Finding the right printer for you: Solid ink

Need help deciding on what type of printer fits your needs? PrinterComparison.com has put together the handy series, "Finding the right printer for you." This week's topic: solid ink printers.

Sony powers new servers with PS3’s Cell processor

Sony powers new servers with PS3's Cell processor

News Bits: Dell Design Studio, ASUS Reduces Notebook Shipments, New DDR3 Memory

Dell launches Design StudioAMD global notebook share may dropASUS reduces notebook shipment goal, netbooks hold steadyKingston introduces HyperX DDR3 notebook memory

Dell Inspiron 1545

The Dell Inspiron 1545 is a 15.6″ screen integrated graphics multimedia notebook from Dell. The Inspiron 1545 will have a budget price point when configured with an Intel Celeron processor[...]

AMD expects 25% decline in sales going into Christmas

AMD expects 25% decline in sales going into Christmas

HP Mini 1000 Review

The HP Mini 1000 is the much hoped for Intel Atom based update to the VIA platform Mini-Note 2133. With a complete refresh this netbook is thinner thanks to a[...]

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Xerox Phaser 3250DN printer review

Want to know more about the Xerox Phaser 3250DN monochrome laser printer? Check out our full review and find out whether simple is better!

OpenCL opens GPGPU acceleration up to everybody

OpenCL opens GPGPU acceleration up to everybody

Dell Studio XPS

The Studio XPS desktop features an Intel Core i7-920 processor. Base model includes 3GB DDR3 memory, 500GB hard drive, 16x CD/DVD burner, 265MB ATI Radeon graphics, and Windows Vista Home[...]

News Bits: Intel Dual-Core Celeron, New Clevo Gaming Notebook, Acer #1 In Netbooks

Intel introduces dual-core Celeron for notebooksNew Clevo gaming notebook leakedAcer outperforms ASUS in netbook shipmentsFujitsu hard disk business for sale

VIA shows off the ARTiGO A2000 Storage Server, offers naming contest

VIA took the wraps off of the new ARTiGO A2000 storage server, today. Designed to serve as a plug and play storage unit, the new barebones server uses an[...]

Dell releases new Ultrasharp 1909W LCD monitor

Dell releases new Ultrasharp 1909W LCD monitor

Epson Artisan 800 sneak peek

Check out the sneak peek of our Epson Artisan 800 all-in-one inkjet printer review and visit next week to read the full review.

Dell OptiPlex 760

The Dell OptiPlex 760 features an Intel Celeron processor 440, 1GB DDR2 memory, and 160GB hard drive. Choose from standard 760 Desktop, MiniTower, Small Form Factor, and Ultra Small Form.

HP Pavilion Elite d5100t

The HP Pavilion Elite d5100t series desktops feature Intel Core 2 Quad processors, 15-in-1 memory card reader, up to 8GB memory, and up to 1.5TB hard drive.

NVIDIA to launch massive new 4870X2 competitor: the GTX295

Clearly unhappy with all the praise ATI has been getting of late, NVIDIA is apparently prepping to strike back with a dual card of their own. Destined to compete[...]

Logitech diNovo Keyboard for Notebooks Review

Despite the fact that more and more people are buying notebooks to replace their desktop PCs, external keyboards remain a popular accessory for any laptop owner who is working at[...]

Samsung X360

Just under 3 lbs, this lightweight notebook features a Core Duo 1.4GHz processor, 128GB hard drive, 3GB installed DDR3 memory, and a 13.3″ SuperBright LED backlit display.

Samsung NC10 User Review

Since the beginning of 2008 it seems like every company in the world has decided to start offering "netbooks." These low-cost, small form factor notebooks are ideal mobile companions, but[...]

HP starts selling pre-installed linux desktops

HP starts selling pre-installed linux desktops

Finding the right printer for you: Thermal printers

Need help deciding on what type of printer fits your needs? PrinterComparison.com has put together the handy series, "Finding the right printer for you." This week's topic: thermal printers.

Dell Vostro 410

This business desktop system features an Intel Core 2 Duo or Quad processor, up to 500GB hard drive, single drive 16x CD/DVD burner, and up to 4GB installed DDR2 SDRAM.

Asus Nova P20

The petite ASUS Nova P20 is equipped with an Intel Pentium Dual-Core 1.8GHz processor, DVD RW drive, and weighs a slender 4 lbs.

Fujitsu LifeBook A1110

What offers state-of-the-art computing, multimedia, wireless technology, a bright 15.4 inch Wide Crystal View display, unparalleled reliability, and can be yours at a reasonable price? The Fujitsu LifeBook A1110 Notebook[...]

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Dell Studio 14

The Dell Studio 15 is a 14″ screen multimedia laptop offered in multiple colors and configurations. The Studio 14 can be equipped with an Intel Core 2 Duo and dedicated[...]

Seagate cutting several hard drive warranties from 5 to 3 years

Seagate cutting several hard drive warranties from 5 to 3 years

News Bits: HP Long-Life Batteries, Netbooks Are On Top, Google Chrome Out Of Beta

HP to offer batteries that last 3 yearsOmega-series ASUS notebooks coming in 2009Netbooks are bright spot of computer industrySeagate cuts OEM drive warranties to 3 yearsGoogle Chrome web browser now[...]

ITU ratifies next-gen home networking standard: gigabit coax?

ITU ratifies next-gen home networking standard: gigabit coax?

Celeron Eee Box now on Asus’ website

Celeron Eee Box now on Asus' website

Fujitsu LifeBook A1110 Review

The Fujitsu LifeBook A1110 notebook is a 15.4 desktop replacement which offers a user-customizable screen cover. With a spill resistant keyboard and durable design it fits in well with the[...]

PrinterComparison’s Holiday Gift Guide Special

The PrinterComparison.com team wants to make your holidays fabulous by giving you an early present: a holiday gift guide!

2008 Notebook Holiday Buyer’s Guide

There are still a few days left before Christmas, and shoppers who are looking for notebook computers are in luck. There are more laptops than ever before that are geared[...]

HP TouchSmart IQ500t

This is a next-generation, touch-enabled desktop with a 22″ widescreen display. Also features integrated webcam and microphone.

HP Pavilion dv6t

The HP Pavilion dv6t is a 16-inch screen notebook equipped with an Intel Core 2 Duo processor. The dv6t will have a 16:9 widescreen format display for optimal multi-media enjoyment.[...]

Updated Mac Minis rumored to be coming at Macworld

It's been long enough, but the Mac Mini might be finally getting some update love. Even though Steve Jobs famously said that Apple didn't know how to make a[...]

HP HDX16t User Review

The HDX series of notebooks from HP offer superior multimedia and gaming performance over the less expensive Pavilion series of notebooks. But is the HDX 16 really worth the extra[...]

Xerox releases survey on office print habits

Xerox recently commissioned a survey of 2,000 office workers on office printing habits and frustrations.

Dell OptiPlex 960

The Dell OptiPlex 960 is a business dekstop equipped with an Intel Core 2 processor, Windows Vista, 1GB installed memory expandable up to 8GB, and 80GB or 160GB hard drive.[...]

News Bits: New Clevo Notebooks Leaked, Low-cost Netbook Hard Drives, Intel Classmate Tablet

New Clevo notebooks leaked: Pre-CeBIT 2009Intel convertible tablet Classmate PCChoiix Air-Through notebook cooler reviewLow-cost 2.5" hard drives for netbooks

Another NVIDIA partner joins ATI : XFX

Another NVIDIA partner starts selling ATI cards

Finding the right printer for you: Inkless

Need help deciding on what type of printer to purchase? PrinterComparison.com has put together the series, "Finding the right printer for you."

HP xw6600 Workstation

The HP xw6600 Workstation is a business desktop featuring Intel Xeon processor, up to 32 GB memory, optional DVD+/-RW SuperMulti drive, and either NVIDIA or ATI graphics.

HP xw8600 Workstation

The xw8600 Workstation business desktop features an Intel Xeon processor, maximum memory capacity of 128 GB, optional DVD+/- RW SuperMulti drive, and either ATI or NVIDIA graphics.

MSI Computer GX700

The MSI GX700 gaming notebook features an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, dedicated NVIDIA graphics, 17″ widescreen display, 2GB RAM and weighs around 7.5 lbs.

Fujitsu LifeBook U820 Review

The Fujitsu LifeBook U820 is an ultra-mobile convertible notebook with a high resolution 5.6 display. Packing built-in GPS with Garmin navigation software, a passive touch screen, and a 4-cell battery[...]

NVIDIA Makes Laptop Graphics Drivers Available Online … Finally

NVIDIA decided to give notebook users an early Christmas present today. It's a present notebook owners have kept on their wish lists since NVIDIA first started making graphics processing units[...]

Dell Precision M2400

The Dell Precision M2400 Workstation features an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, OpenGL graphics, 14.1″ display, up to 8GB DDR2 memory and optional DVD+/- RW drive.

Dell Adamo

The Dell Adamo is a 13.4″ screen ultrathin notebook competitor to the Apple MacBook Air. It features an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, DDR3 system memory, 1.3 megapixel webcam, and[...]

Buffalo DriveStation FlexNet Review

The Buffalo DriveStation FlexNet is an affordable network storage solution that doubles as a standard USB external storage drive. This hard drive is designed for anyone who needs an independent[...]

HP xw4600 Review

HP is the largest computer manufacturer in the world. Most consumers are familiar with their laptops and desktops, but that isn't where the story ends. They also supply[...]

ASUS G71G User Review

Mimicking the designs from the G50 series, the Asus G71G-A1 is tailored to fit even the most demanding gamers and multi-taskers whom desire unique aesthetics. Equipped with the latest Intel[...]

Dell OptiPlex FX160

The Dell OptiPlex FX160 is a business desktop optimized for data security. It features up to 4GB memory, Intel Atom processor, 6 USB ports, and option of Windows XP or[...]

Epson Artisan 800 review

Check out our review of the Epson Artisan 800 just in time for the holidays.

News Bits: 512GB SSDs, Lenovo W700 With Second Display, Memory Prices Increase

ThinkPad W700 features secondary 10.6" displayToshiba introduces 512GB SSD for notebooksDDR2 memory prices hiked 20%Clevo notebook shipments to reach 1.7 million in 2009

Sapphire releases self-contained liquid-cooled HD4870X2 with CPU cooler

Sapphire releases self-contained liquid-cooled HD4870X2 with CPU cooler

Slappa Ballistix Aura Pro-Tour Backpack Review

As the shopping deadline for Christmas fast approaches, Slappa comes to the rescue with one of the best laptop backpacks we've ever reviewed. This isn't an ordinary notebook backpack, folks.[...]

Neuros offers bounties to the public to improve their HTPC streaming box

Neuros, known for its unusual but generally well-received audio-visual and HTPC components, has come out with the Neuros LINK. The LINK is currently a part of what's known as[...]

Lenovo L200p Review

Lenovo is known far and wide for their business-oriented notebooks and desktops, and it's a shame considering the quality of their monitor line. A recent addition to the lineup[...]

HP TouchSmart tx2 Review

The newest 12-inch notebook from HP is no ordinary ultraportable laptop. The HP TouchSmart tx2z is the first consumer notebook and tablet PC that offers on-screen multi-touch control. Forget about[...]

Soy-based toner available for select models

Soy-based toner powder has become reality with the introduction of SoyPrint, a new line of laser printer cartridges from TheGreenOffice.com.

Asus N20

The ASUS N20 features an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 12.1″ display, 4GB installed memory, 250GB hard drive, 8 in 1 card reader, DVD-RW drive, and integrated 1.3 megapixel camera.

Asus X71SL

The ASUS X71SL is a notebook optimized for entertainment purposes. It features a large 17″ widescreen display, dedicated NVIDIA graphics, 4GB installed memory, 320GB hard drive, integrated 1.3 megapixel webcam,[...]

Current Notebook Holiday Deals (Updated 12/22/2008)

20% off coupon code for Inspiron Laptops, 30% Off XPS Laptops15% off Coupon Code for Select IdeaPad Notebooks$400 Off Coupon Code for HP Pavilion tx2500z Laptops

Microsoft extends Windows XP availability…sort of

Microsoft extends Windows XP availability...sort of

ASUS F6V User Review

Over the years ASUS has developed into a globally recognized brand. The company retains its competitive edge by producing quality notebooks and pushing the market boundaries through new innovations. The[...]

Epson WorkForce 600 review

Epson says the WorkForce 600 is "engineered for small business and home office" so we just had to get one in for review. Check out the WorkForce 600 now!

News Bits: Samsung VIA Nano Netbook, Sunlight-Illuminated Screens, Windows XP Still Lives

Samsung to launch netbook with VIA NanoLG showcases sunlight-illuminated displaysMicrosoft extends Windows XP lifeline for 4 months

No Merry Christmas for memory makers

No Merry Christmas for memory makers

HP introduces print app for Apple products

HP is spreading some holiday cheer to iPhone and iPod touch users with the new HP iPrint Photo application.

WD TV HD Media Player Review

Do you download high-definition movies and TV shows online and play them on your notebook? Do you ever wish you could watch those videos on your big screen HDTV without[...]

HP Pavilion dv6t

The HP Pavilion dv6t is a 16-inch screen notebook equipped with an Intel Core 2 Duo processor. The dv6t will have a 16:9 widescreen format display for optimal multi-media enjoyment.[...]

HP Pavilion dv3t

The HP Pavilion dv3t is a 13-inch screen multimedia notebook.

Notebooks finally outsell desktops for the first time

While it happened in the US a little while ago, it's finally gone global. For the first time ever, notebooks have outsold desktops on a worldwide scale. Research[...]

Current Notebook and Tech Deals (Updated 12/28/2008)

20% off coupon code for Inspiron Laptops, 25% Off XPS LaptopsAcer Aspire 6930 with Core 2 Duo and Nvidia 9600 $749Lenovo IdeaPad Y430 14.1" Intel Core 2 Duo Laptop $549.99[...]

PrinterComparison.com Purchasing Survey

We'd like to find out more about who is looking for a printer, and what sorts of considerations you make while researching a purchase. Oh, and if you take[...]

ASUS Eee Box accessories leaked

ASUS Eee Box accessories leaked

Targus Zip-Thru Corporate Traveler Review

With six new models featuring TSA-approved designs, Targus is diving into the growing checkpoint-friendly laptop bag market. We took the Zip-Thru Corporate Traveler for a spin to see if it[...]

Steam offering major holiday discounts on PC games

Steam has become the premiere method for digital distribution of PC games. It's certainly become my favorite way to play games since I don't have to worry about finding[...]

Gaming: Desktops vs Consoles

The PC vs. console gaming debate has been raging for a long, long time. It's the kind of thing that raises blood pressure so much you wonder why presidential candidates[...]

CES 2009 Predictions

It's that time of year again: the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), held in Las Vegas, officially kicks off next week. The NotebookReview.com staff, along with our colleagues from DesktopReview.com,[...]

Xerox researching ‘erasable’ technology

Xerox debuted erasable paper in September at WIRED NextFest. Today, we take a closer look at the research project that may change the printing industry.

Microsoft Explorer Mouse with BlueTrack Review

Microsoft is most well known for its ubiquitous operating system and related software. What theyre not as well known for is making some of the best computer peripherals anywhere.[...]

Microsoft Explorer Mouse with BlueTrack Review

Microsoft is most well known for its ubiquitous operating system and related software. What they're not as well known for is making some of the best computer peripherals anywhere. Today[...]

Kodak ESP 9 Sneak Peek

Check out the sneak peek of our Kodak ESP 9 all-in-one inkjet printer review and visit next week to read the full review.

Apple MacBook User Review

We are in a post-PC era, our computers are lifestyle devices and many folks want them to express something other than just their ability to browse the web or create[...]

Sony VAIO P netbook revealed

The FCC has posted a picture of the alleged Sony VAIO P netbook on its website. The P features an 8-inch display with an amazing 1600x768 resolution. Expect to see[...]

Acer to challenge HP in 2009

Acer plans to introduce an 11.6-inch notebook in 2009 to compete with the 11.6-inch notebook HP is supposed to introduce around the same time. Acer is planning to ship nine[...]

How about a 26″ gaming notebook?

This concept notebook by Kyle Cherry has three OLED screens that altogether measure 26 inches diagonally. This monster can fold up into the size of a 13-inch notebook.

Rumor: new Mac Minis at Macworld

Rumor: new Mac Minis at Macworld