December 2012 Notebook/Laptop Articles

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

Below are the 83 Notebook/Laptop articles for December of 2012

Dell Inspiron 13z Review

The Dell i13z is a sleek notebook providing users with adequate performance. Is this well-balanced laptop powerful enough for general users who want a bit of everything?

Far Cry 3 Review: Controlled Chaos

Melding the lines between RPG and first-person-shooter, Far Cry 3 will test players' ingenuity - generating an experience both reactionary as well as hopelessly addicting.

Is Intel Giving Up Socketed CPUs? Moreover, Does it Matter?

A change in design has enthusiasts up in arms, but what's Intel really up to?

Getac Upgrades The B300 Rugged Notebook

Faster processors, improved Graphics, a stunningly bright 1400 NITs QuadraClear display, and a fanless rugged design mean the Getac B300 makes it easier to work in any environment.

HP Photosmart 7520 – Holiday Printer Deal of the Week

Black Friday and Cyber Monday may be over, but there are still a ton of deals to choose from in stores and online. This week our featured holiday "deal of[...]

Canon Spreads Holiday Cheer with new Pixma Inkjets

Just in time for the holiday season, Canon introduced three new Pixma photo printers and a CanoScan photo scanner with a new design and ultra compact footprint.

Far Cry 3 Review: It’s a Big, Big, Big, Big World

With its stunning visuals and lush island environments, Far Cry 3 has a lot to offer gamers. Like any modern FPS, Far Cry 3 offers a solid multiplayer experience for[...]

Do Weak Black Friday Sales Bode Ill for the Holiday Season?

Weaker than expected Consumer Electronic Black Friday sales show signs for concern, but with record breaking online sales the Consumer Electronics industry may be in a better position than analysts[...]

Origin PC Now Offering the EON17-SLX with 3D

Origin PC is allowing gamers to now enjoy all three dimensions on its latest gaming laptop the EON17-SLX. The gaming notebook is now available for configuration at online at[...]

Apple iTunes 11 Review: Worth the Wait?

Now that iTunes 11 is finally out the door, how well do its new features work for organizing and playing music and movies on a PC or a Mac? Read[...]

Dell XPS 12 Review

This premium convertible Ultrabook features a carbon fiber and aluminum construction, 1080p IPS touch screen and of course Windows 8. Is this computer worth the premium price?

Xerox Updates eConcierge Program

Small and medium size businesses will have more partners to turn to with the updated Xerox eConcierge, a cloud-based supplies replenishment service for Xerox and non-Xerox networked office printers and[...]

Apple to Build Macs in the USA

Apple announced a return to US manufacturing for one of their Mac computer lines.

Nero 12 Platinum Review: Multimedia for Less

Any way you count the apps, Nero 12 Platinum packs video editing and tons of other features into a low cost multimedia suite for Windows PCs. Read the full review.

HP LaserJet Pro 400 M425dn Review: First Look

Check out our hands-on first look at the HP LaserJet Pro 400 M425dn, the first web-connected multifunction monochrome printer from the popular manufacturer.

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 Review

This 13-inch convertible laptop features a unique 360-degree pivoting screen. But is that enough to make us love a $1000 Ultrabook tablet?

Boxee TV Review: Your TV, Smarter

Boxee has become an Internet success story, going from open-source project to real-world product. It's latest genesis, the Boxee TV, routes live TV, Netflix, Vudu, YouTube and Vimeo straight onto[...]

Dell Inspiron 13z

The Dell Inspiron 13z is a general use 13-inch laptop with clean-looking design and middle of the road specs, but don’t let this notebook’s average appearance fool you. While the[...]

Dell XPS 12

The XPS 12 Convertible Touch Ultrabook takes a design element from the older Dell Inspiron Duo netbook and features a display that flips inside the frame to turn into a[...]

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13

The principal feature mentioned in sales materials for the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 is the 360-degree pivoting screen which allows this 13-inch Ultrabook to transform into a tablet or one[...]

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch Now Available

Lenovo updates its thin and light carbon fiber Ultrabook with a touch screen for a better Windows 8 experience.

Getac Upgrades V100 and V200 Rugged Tablets

Getac's complete line of rugged convertible notebook tablets are now available with faster processors, better graphics and more for military, utilities, fire, and police needs.

3D-Printed Guns Create Issues for Lawmakers

The latest chapter of the infamous 3D-printed gun is unfolding this week after a U.S. Congressman called for renewal of the Undetectable Firearms Act citing the dangers of 3D-printing weapons.

12 Tech Days Of Christmas 2012

Christmas by the Numbers: Top Tech Gifts for Yuletide Giving The stockings are hung, tinsel is on the tree and Christmas is just a handful of days away. Still stuck[...]

ASUS S400CA Touch Ultrabook Review

This 14-inch Ultrabook offers a Windows 8 experience complete with a touch-enabled screen for $699. Read on to find out what's forgivable and what's not at this price point.

Brother MFC-J4510dw Review: Smart AIO for SMB

Read our full review of the Brother MFC-J4510dw Business Smart All-in-One, offering the "world's slimmest depth" and find out if its more than just a slim package.

Brother MFC-J4510dw

The Brother MFC-J4510dw Business Smart Inkjet All-in-One offers prints up to 11 x 17-inches despite the compact footprint, which Brother claims is 35 percent less than competitor’s models. Other new[...]

Dragon Naturally Speaking: The Gift of Gab

Talk is cheap, but if you are looking for a dependable speech-to-text solution for work and home, then Dragon might be the perfect stocking stuffer.

Lenovo ThinkPad Twist (3347-4HU) Review

The Lenovo ThinkPad Twist is the best of both worlds. Able to work as a tablet and notebook, this business ultrabook offers on par performance with high quality design.

Baldur’s Gate Enhanced Edition Review

Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition gives players a chance to experience what is easily one of the greatest RPGs of all time. So what does this re-release bring to the table?

Asus S400CA

At $699 the ASUS S400CA represents one of the least expensive Ultrabooks on the market, especially considering this model has a touch-enabled screen. Highlights of this model aside from the[...]

Boxee TV: Consolidate that Home Theater Clutter

The more boxes under the Christmas tree the better! The more boxes under your HDTV... not so much.

Epson Expression Photo XP-850 Review: First Look

We reviewed the Epson Expression Premium XP-800 last month, and now it's time to turn our attention to the flagship Epson Expression Photo XP-850!

Samsung Muse: A Mini Approach to Maximizing Your Music

On this day of Christmas, Samsung brings its answer the iPod -- the Samsung Galaxy Muse, which takes a mini approach to maximizing MP3 music.

Drobo Introduces New Drobo 5N Network Storage Box

Drobo has made a name for themselves in recent years by creating easy-to-use, attractive external storage. They've finally taken their storage magic and made it network capable, which means you[...]

Logitech Zone Touch Mouse T400: Control Windows 8

If Santa brings you a new Windows 8 laptop this year you should also wish for this wireless mouse in your stocking.

Logitech Outs New Backlit OS X and iPad Keyboard and Multi-touch Trackpad

Logitech released an attractive new backlit keyboard that works with your iMac and iPad simultaneously! The peripherals giant also unveiled a new Mac-oriented, rechargeable, multi-touch trackpad.

Cisco is Trying to Sell Off Awesome Router Maker Linksys

Linksys is one of the Internet's favorite router companies, thanks in no small part to their hackability, and the rise of alternate firmwares like dd-wrt and Tomato. Now Cisco wants[...]

Asus Vivobook Reported to Offer next-gen AMD Radeon HD 8000 mobile graphics

AMD hasn't said much about its upcoming line of AMD Radeon HD 8000 graphics cards. However, it appears that the cat may be out of the bag thanks to a[...]

The 5 Best Affordable Notebooks under $500

When you're on a budget, buying tech can be difficult. Here are 5 quality notebooks under $500 that should make buying a new notebook on a budget a bit simpler.[...]

Brother MFC-J4510dw – Our Holiday Printer Deal of the Week

With Christmas rapidly approaching, there are a ton of last minute deals to choose from in stores and online. This week, our featured holiday "deal of the week" is for[...]

Holiday DIY Gifts: Print Some Holiday Cheer

It's the week before Christmas, the kids are out of school and you haven't finished your holiday shopping. Check out some of our favorite do-it-yourself holiday projects!

Sifteo Cubes: The Gift of Intelligent Play

The Sifteo Cubes offer educational fun with a portable twist. Multiple games can be played on these portable 1.7-inch electronic cubes almost anywhere.

AMD Radeon HD 8000M-series GPUs Revealed

After the Vivobook first leaked yesterday, AMD has officially revealed its AMD Radeon HD 8000M-Series. The new GPUs will offer AMD's latest 27nm GCN along with a slew of premium[...]

Samsung CLX-4195fw Review: An ‘Easy’ Color MFP

Read our full review of the Samsung CLX-4195fw Color MFP, a 4-in-1 laser printer that offers a 4.3-inch touchscreen, 50-sheet ADF and Wi-Fi just in time for the holidays!

Samsung CLX-4195fw

The Samsung CLX-4195fw Color Multifunction Printer is a 4-in-1 laser printer that offers print, scan, copy and fax functionality as well as print speeds up to 19 ppm, a 4.3-inch[...]

Snapfish By HP: Creating Holiday Memories

Learn more about the cool stuff you can create on Snapfish by HP in this follow up to our Holiday DIY piece. But hurry, as time is running out to[...]

Reimage Review: Repairing Windows

Reimage offers free online scanning to find Windows problems like registry errors and stability issues. You pay if you want the problems fixed. Read the full review.

Wireless Broadband Alliance Introduces Wi-Fi Roaming Interoperability Compliancy Program

Today the WBA announced the launch of its Interoperability Compliancy Program. The new initiative will look to streamline the way WBA members work together, to help forge new requirements for[...]

Audiofly AE78 Headphones Review: Sublime Sound

Australian headphone upstart Audiofly may be a newcomer to the scene, but that isn't stopping them from turning the audio world on its ear.

HP ENVY dv7 Review

The old HP Pavilion dv7 is dead. Long live the ENVY dv7! This update to HP's popular 17-inch multimedia laptop might pack enough value to be a true heir to[...]

Lenovo ThinkPad Twist

The Lenovo ThinkPad Twist easily switches between tablet, notebook, and everything in between; the ThinkPad offers the versatility and performance business users are looking for. Equipped with a magnesium alloy[...]


The HP ENVY dvt (dv7t-7200) is a new Windows 8 laptop release that sports a 17.3-inch screen and comes in a wide variety configurations to suit almost any budget or[...]

Brother MFC-8710dw Review: First Look

Brother introduced a new line of monochrome laser printers for small offices. We've reviewed the HL-5470dw and the HL-6180dw printers but now it?s time for the MFC-8710dw.

McAfee AntiVirus (AV) Plus 2013 Review

McAfee AV Plus 2013 features a redesigned UI, along with extras such as a vulnerability scanner and file shredder. How does it stack up? Read the full review.

Lantronix xPrintServer Home: Simple Wi-Fi Printing

Check out our review of the Lantronix xPrintServer Home Edition, a great addition to any home or home office needing a wireless print solution for a variety of devices.

Dell XPS 12 vs. Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13

We recently reviewed two Windows 8 computers that convert from notebooks to tablets in seconds. Which one is worth your money? See which one of the two is our favorite.

Liquid Image XSC Summit Series HD Ski Goggles: Handsfree Photos and HD Video

Capture memories on the slopes this winter with the Liquid Image XSC Summit Series HD ski goggles. These ski goggles feature a hands free camera that can shoot HD video[...]

Ion Pics 2 SD: Digitizing Photos Made Easy

With the Ion Pics 2 SD, users can digitize old photos, 35mm film, and slides and transfer the images directly to an SD card -- all without a PC --[...]

Samsung Series 3 Chromebook Review

What kind of a laptop does $249 buy? A better question might be, is this low-cost laptop built around Google's Chrome OS more than a browser in a box?

CES 2013: Showcases, Show Floor & More

2012 is winding down and the tech community is gearing up for their favorite time of year: the Consumer Electronics Show 2013! Stick with us for all the latest news!

Toshiba Portege R930 Review

If you want the portability of an Ultrabook, but don't want to forsake features such as an optical drive and expansion ports, Toshiba's Portege R930 may be your solution.

Help Further Disease Research: Join NBR’s Team for Fold-a-Thon

Join up with NBR's Folding@home team to participate in a Fold-a-Thon. Donate your processing power to help fold proteins and cure disease.

Samsung CLX-4195fw – Our Printer Deal of the Week

Need a new multifunction color laser for your small business? Then check out the Samsung CLX-4195fw, this week's "deal of the week" today!

Top Five AIO Inkjets for Home: Review Roundup

Need a new AIO printer for your home but not sure what you need? Check out our top AIO inkjet printers for the home, all priced under $250!

Acer Aspire S7 Review

This Windows 8 Ultrabook features a beautiful 13.3-inch 1080p display, superb build quality and a stylish design. Read our review to find out if it's worth $1,650.

Staples to Offer 3D Printing in Stores

Staples is planning to bring 3D Printing technology to the masses, with its "Staples Easy 3D" service. Customers will be able to upload images to have printed in 3D at[...]

Kodak Nets $525 Million in Patent Sale

Kodak has sold its digital imaging patents to the tune of $525 million USD in an attempt to help the company survive. Kodak says it will now direct the company's[...]

Canon Scoops Up iF Product Design Awards

Four Canon printers were selected for iF Product Design Awards, recognized as one of the most prestigious awards in the field of design. Learn more about these devices now!

Sony Killing Off the Playstation 2

In the land of the rising sun, of its best-known brands is laying to rest its best selling product. The Sony PlayStation 2, having sold more than 150 million units,[...]

Addonics CipherUSB Review: Super Easy Security

If you're concerned about the integrity of your data (and you should be!), yet befuddled by the various means to keep it safe, Addonics' CipherUSB might be just hat you[...]

Intel to Offer Cable TV Service, Delivered Online via Intel Chips

Intel is prepping a new cable TV service, delivered over the Internet.

Canon Pixma Pro-1 – Our Printer Deal of the Week

Interested in photography? Check out the award winning Canon Pixma Pro-1 Professional Inkjet Printer, the PrinterComparison printer deal of the week!

CES 2013: Microsoft is Gone, But Not Forgotten

Despite Microsoft's absence, CES 2013 will spout reams of software, but offerings will be spread across Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Web, and even TV platforms.

Are You Ignoring Your Smart TV? Everyone Else Is!

A recent look at the uptake of smart TVs show that most of them are going woefully underutilized.

Samsung SC770 Brings Multitouch to Samsung Displays, SC750 Adds Flair

Ahead of CES next week, Samsung took the wraps off of two exciting new displays: the sleekly designed SC750, and the high-tech, multitouch SC770.

$99 Android-Powered Ouya Console Gets Shown Off in Developer Preview

One of Kickstarter's many success stories, the Ouya game console, running Android, is well on its way to production. Developer consoles have started shipping however, giving us an early look[...]

Fujitsu Blames Windows 8 for Struggling PC Sales

Despite Microsoft's championing of its newest operating system, Fujitsu says that the OS is to blame for the lackluster PC market.

Logitech Zone T400 Touch Mouse Quick Look: Controlling Windows 8

We take a quick look at Logitech's new Zone T400 Touch Mouse, which adds multitouch gestures perfect for controlling new Windows 8 features to any desktop or notebook.

Join Our Folding@Home Team, and Help Fight Disease in 2013!

As the new year begins, join our Folding@Home team and put your extra CPU cycles to a great cause - finding cures to some of our most terrible diseases.

Acer President Claims Windows 8 is Great, Consumers Just “Need Time”

Unlike Fujitsu, Acer is claiming that Windows doesn't deserve all the flak it's been getting lately, and that consumers just need time to learn all of its new quirks.

Microsoft Patches Another Internet Explorer Security Flaw: Get Your Fix Now

Running Windows XP, Vista, or 7? You might want to make sure you've got this latest Microsoft security fix.

Samsung Promises Revolutionary New TV at CES 2013

Samsung is being awfully cagey with its pre-CES announcements, promising only that it would deliver "an unprecedented new TV shape" at this year's show.