February 2008 Notebook/Laptop Articles

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

Below are the 64 Notebook/Laptop articles for February of 2008

News Bits: Notebook Shipments Increase, Acer Buys Packard Bell, M1330 with Linux

Acer buys Packard BellMacBook Air miniature Core 2 Duo coming to more notebooksDell XPS M1330 now with UbuntuWorldwide notebook shipments are up 33%

Most Popular Laptops for January 2008

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[...]

News Bits: Dell Latitude E-series Leaked, AMD Makes a Move, Microsoft Wants Yahoo

AMD to take 50% of dedicated notebook GPU marketMicrosoft offers $44.6 billion for YahooDell Latitude E-series info gets leakedMore troubles for Internet users in the Middle East

Ultimate Ears Super.Fi 5 Pro Earphones Review

It's rare to find a laptop with amazing built-in speakers. That's why so many consumers turn to earphones for listening to music on their notebooks. With so many models on[...]

Asus Eee PC Review Part 2: Budget Subnotebook Perfection

Asus announced the Eee PC series of budget ultraportable notebooks (subnotebooks) in 2007 and the Eee PC has quickly become one of the most popular notebooks on the market. Every[...]

Sager NP5793 Review

The Sager NP5793 is a sleek 17-inch gaming machine designed for extreme performance. It can be configured with the most powerful and bleeding-edge components available on the notebook market, including[...]

Toshiba Adds Penryn Processors to X205 and U305 Laptops

Today, Toshiba announced that both the popular Satellite X205 gaming notebook and lightweight Satellite U305 will now be available with Intel's latest Penryn Core 2 Duo processors. Continue reading to[...]

Sager NP5793 Benchmarks and Gaming Performance

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News Bits: MacBook Air Problems, Lenovo Slim Adapter, Penryn in Dells Soon

Apple's MacBook Air has problemsLenovo introduces new slim power adapterNVIDIA acquires AGEIADell to offer Penryn in notebooks soon

Apple MacBook Air Review

Apple's latest notebook, the MacBook Air, is being hailed as the world's thinnest. At well under an inch at the thickest point, the Air offers a thin design coupled with[...]

Dell Latitude D430 User Review

The Dell Latitude D430 is Dell's current ultraportable offering that features the Ultra Low Voltage (ULV) Core Solo, ULV Core Duo, ULV Core 2 Duo, and a host of other[...]

News Bits: Alienware m15x User Review, Cloudbook Sells Out, Dell XPS M1330 Gets Penryn

Everex Cloudbook sells out before releaseAlienware Area-51 m15x gets a user reviewDell adds Penryn to the XPS M1330Apple MacBook Air gets no performance boost from SSD

Lenovo ThinkPad X300 Gets a Price, Available for Pre-Order

The details of a rumored ThinkPad X300 leaked onto the web a couple of weeks ago. It appears these rumors are confirmed as a Google product search reveals several[...]

Alienware Area-51 m15x Sold Without Side Lights (UPDATED)

Our forum members have discovered that the Alienware Area-51 m15x is no longer being offered with the lights along the side of the LCD - the side lighting is apparently[...]

Lenovo ThinkVision L220x LCD Review

Notebooks have always had a place in business settings, but having a relatively small and dim screen makes them a pain to use in bright offices. This is where your[...]

Cordless Desktop MX 5500 Revolution Review

Last month Logitech released their take on innovative keyboard design: the Cordless Desktop MX 5500 Revolution. While we were initially skeptical of the typical Logitech marketing hype, the MX 5500[...]

HP Pavilion dv2700t Review

The HP Pavilion dv2700t replaces the dv2500t as HP's newest 14.1" consumer notebook offering cutting edge design and performance in a mobile package. With Intel Core 2 Duo processors, available[...]

MobileDemand xTablet T8600

The xTablet T8600 has an Intel Centrino Pentium M processor, 8.4″ TFT Enhanced Brightness Transmissive LCD touchscreen, and 40GB Shock Mounted 2.5 inch hard disk.

MobileDemand xTablet T8700

The xTablet T8700 has an Intel Core Duo processor, 8.4″ SVGA Color TFT touchscreen, and 80 GB, 2.5 inch shock mounted HD.

Guide to Intel’s Penryn and other Current Notebook Processors

Not all "Core 2 Duo" processors are created equal ... and that's the way Intel likes it. If you're in the market for a new laptop with a Core 2[...]

Overclocking the Intel Core 2 Extreme X9000

If yesterday's overview of Intel's Core 2 Duo processor lineup wasn't enough to get you interested in the latest "Penryn" generation of processors, let's try overclocking them. Just how much[...]

Plextor PX-608CU Super Multi Portable Drive Review

The ever-growing world of ultraportable laptops brings mobile convenience at the cost of some features. We all want a smaller notebook computer for travel, but sometimes that means we can't[...]

Asus F8

This 14.1-inch widescreen notebook features a built-in TV tuner, Intel Core 2 Duo processor and either the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600 (512MB VRAM) or NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS graphics[...]

News Bits: Yahoo! rejects Microsoft, Starbucks gives away free WiFi, Dell gets wireless USB

Starbucks to use AT&T for free WiFiYahoo! rejects Microsoft offerDell adds wireless USB optionNvidia introduces GeForce 9500M and 9300M graphics

Sager NP7250 User Review

If you're in the market for a compact 12-inch notebook but can't afford to spend more than $1,000 there haven't been many choices for you. Sager was one of the[...]

Quick Survey With a Chance To Win A Gift Card

We want to learn more about your security software and processor choices. Complete a short survey and get a chance to win a $50 gift card.

Users Voice Their Opinions About the Dell XPS M1330

The Dell XPS M1330 has been out since July of 2007 and has been on our most popular laptop list since about that time too. So now that people[...]

Parrot Party Bluetooth Speakers Review

It's not easy to find a laptop with great built-in speakers. Even worse, it's next to impossible to bring a great external speaker set with you when you travel. Of[...]


Solid state disks (SSDs) are a flash-based memory storage device that carries an insane price premium in the current market. They will usually cost $600 to $1,000 as an upgrade,[...]

News Bits: ThinkPad X300 Brochure Leaked, Firefox 3 Beta, ATI HD 3870 Graphics in March

Lenovo ThinkPad X300 brochure leakedATI Mobility Radeon HD 3870 coming in MarchDell XPS M1730 gets PenrynNew Firefox 3 Beta now available

LG E500

The E500 15.4″ Widescreen Home Entertainment Notebook has Intel Centrino Duo processor technology, genuine Windows Vista Home Premium, nVIDIA Geforce 8400M G (on select model) and wide 103Keys with a[...]

Fujitsu LifeBook E8410 Penryn Review

Fujitsu has officially joined the Penryn party with multiple LifeBook models now available with Intel's newest generation of Core 2 Duo processors. We took a closer look at the LifeBook[...]

SDHC Cards vs Hard Drive vs SSD

Almost every modern notebook has a built-in memory card reader, but not everyone uses these card readers for digital photography. Now that SDHC memory cards offer larger capacities at low[...]

Memoright 128GB SSD Review

One of the most promising new technologies for laptops is the solid state drive (SSD) which offers speed and reliability far beyond traditional hard drives. One of the problems with[...]

Fujitsu LifeBook A6120

The Fujitsu LifeBook A6120 Notebook has an Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T8100 (2.1 GHz, 3 MB L2 cache, 800 MHz FSB), genuine Windows Vista Home Premium with Microsoft Works,[...]

Lenovo Thinkpad and IdeaPad 90W Slim AC/DC Combo Adapter Review

Despite the convenience of using laptops for travel it's hard to carry multiple electronic devices if it means carrying multiple power adapters. Lenovo engineers put their ThinkPad geniuses to work[...]

Dell Augmentix XTG630

The Augmentix XTG630 is a ruggedized Dell Latitude notebook. Specs include: Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 80GB 1.8″ shock resistant and isolated, 32GB Solid State Drive, and 14.1-inch TFT display[...]

HP Compaq 6720t

The HP Compaq 6720t Mobile Thin Client is extremely business oriented with Intel Celeron M Processor 423 (1.06 GHz, 533 MHz FSB, 1 MB L2 cache) and a 15.4-inch diagonal[...]

Systemax Medallion

The Systemax Medallion starts with an Intel Core 2 Duo processor and is customizable.

HP’s New UMPC Unveiled

In the past few days it has been rumored that HP is going to enter the UMPC market, alongside Fujitsu, Asus, and others. This new device was hinted at being[...]

Fujitsu LifeBook A6120 Review

The Fujitsu LifeBook A6120 is a 15.4" widescreen multimedia notebook that was recently released in North America. The A6120 offers an Intel Core 2 Duo Penryn processor and some nice[...]

News Bits: Dell adds Ubuntu to Inspiron 1525, Toshiba Discontinues HD DVD, Samsung UMPC

Intel to use Centrino 2 branding for MontevinaToshiba discontinues HD DVDDell adds Ubuntu Linux to Inspiron 1525 outside the USSamsung shows off UMPC concept

Targus Blacktop 15.4″ Laptop Case Review

The new Targus Blacktop line of notebook briefcases and backpacks is Targus' latest attempt to bring affordable yet rugged notebook cases to the market. The Targus Blacktop 15.4" Standard Laptop[...]

HP Pavilion dv9700t User Review

The HP Pavilion dv9700t replaces the dv9500t as HP's newest 17" consumer notebook offering cutting edge design and performance for your desktop replacement needs. With Intel Core 2 Duo processors,[...]

Lenovo ThinkPad X300 First Thoughts Review

The Lenovo ThinkPad X300 is the latest addition to the ThinkPad family and has recently been garnering a lot of attention. The ThinkPad X300 is a 13.3" screen ultra[...]

News Bits: Dell Inspirons Get Penryn, Nvidia QuadroFX 3600M, CloudBook Delayed … Again

Dell Inspiron 1420 and 1720 available with PenrynNvidia introduces new laptop graphics cardEverex CloudBook delayed due to weatherMore coverage of the ThinkPad X300

Targus Corporate Traveler Backpack Review

The Targus Corporate Traveler Backpack is a notebook backpack designed for business professionals looking for a conservative looking backpack with solid construction. While the Corporate Traveler appears to lack both[...]

Linux ThinkPad T61 Review

Operating system selection has almost always locked consumers into the Microsoft Windows operating systems, but recently many manufacturers have started to offer Linux alternatives. Lenovo has started to offer SUSE[...]

Microsoft Wireless Laser Mouse 6000 v2.0 Review

The latest version of Microsoft's Wireless Laser Mouse 6000 sports just minor design changes and a much smaller wireless transceiver than its predecessor. You'll still find the same controls, same[...]

New Bits: Toshiba Satellite A300/P300, Fujitsu 500GB Hard Drive, Acer Adds Blu-ray

Toshiba Satellite A300 and P300 with Penryn leakedFujitsu introduces 500GB notebook hard driveAcer will add Blu-ray to notebooksAsus Eee PC gets torture tested

Apple MacBook Pro Review (T7500)

The Apple MacBook Pro is the 15.4" notebook aimed to compete with other desktop replacement or road warrior notebooks on the market. This notebook combines a thin stylish aluminum body,[...]

Apple Updates MacBook and MacBook Pro

Today Apple announced refreshes to both the MacBook and MacBook Pro line, instead of the complete redesign that many online sites were hoping for or hinting at. The key item[...]

LapWorks Attache Laptop Stand Review

If your laptop gets extremely hot during average use then the new LapWorks Attache Laptop Stand may be exactly what you need. This attractive notebook cooling pad features a sleek[...]

Sony VAIO News from the Sony Open House

Sony is currently holding their annual Open House event in Las Vegas. This is an event where every single product Sony sells is on display, from baby monitors to[...]

News Bits: ThinkPad X300 Now Available, Intel Montevina Prices , CloudBook at Wal-Mart

Lenovo ThinkPad X300 officially aAvailableSamsung 16-inch HD notebook displaysEverex CloudBook at Wal-MartIntel reveals pricing for MontevinaAsus Eee PC gets Pentium M

Lenovo IdeaPad Y510 Review

The name ThinkPad has been synonymous with business for years and remains one of the single most popular notebook brands for corporate road warriors. But what about average consumers? This[...]

Gateway T-1600 Series

The T-1600 series has an AMD Turion dual-core processors, 14.1″ screens, massive hard drives, 2GB of RAM and ATI Radeon X1270 graphics featuring 256MB Hypermemory.

Fujitsu LifeBook A3210

The A3210 has an AMD Turion 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-60 (2.0 GHz) processor, genuine Windows Vista Home Premium with, and a 15.4″ Crystal View WXGA display.

Fujitsu LifeBook A6110

The A6110 has an Intel Core 2 Duo Processor, genuine Windows Vista Home Premium and a 15.4″ Crystal View WXGA display (300 nits).

Everex CloudBook First Thoughts Review

The Everex CloudBook marks the latest entry to the expanding world of UMPC-type subnotebooks at affordable prices. With a 7-inch display, 1.2GHz processor, and 30GB hard drive, the CloudBook certainly[...]

Lenovo ThinkPad X300 Review

The Lenovo ThinkPad X300 is a 13.3" widescreen ultra thin-and-light notebook. Though it's less than 1-inch thick, the ThinkPad X300 is still choc full of features and a demonstration[...]

Microsoft Wireless Laser Mouse 7000 Review

The Wireless Laser Mouse 7000 is new mouse out from Microsoft aimed to fit right into the ergonomic desktop mouse segment. While many notebook users sway towards smaller mice for[...]

Fujitsu LifeBook P8010

The P8010 has an Intel Core 2 Duo Processor SL7100 LV (1.2 Ghz, 4 MB L2 cache, 800 Mhz FSB) with genuine Windows Vista Business, 12.1″ Crystal View Wide XGA[...]

Fujitsu LifeBook N6470

The LifeBook N6470 has an Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T8100 (2.1 GHz, 3 MB L2 cache, 800 MHz FSB) with a 17″ Color-Enhanced Crystal View wide XGA+ display, ATI[...]