February 2009 Notebook/Laptop Articles

Listed below are all of our news and reviews articles for February 2009. 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 2009

Below are the 134 Notebook/Laptop articles for February of 2009

Most Popular Laptops for January 2009

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[...]

Xplore Technologies iX104C3PLUS

The iX104C3PLUS is a rugged tablet featuring an Intel Pentium M processor, 512MB installed memory, integrated microphone and speakers, two USB 2.0 ports, optional Bluetooth and 56K modem, and weighs[...]

Xplore Technologies iX104C4

The iX104C4 is a rugged tablet featuring an Intel U2500 processor, 1GB or 2GB installed DDR2 memory, 120GB hard drive, full Windows Vista or XP operating system, WiFi connectivity, and[...]

Eco ink made from old coffee grounds

RITI Coffee Printer uses coffee grounds for Eco-friendly ink.

Shuttle KPC K-4500

The Shuttle KPC K-4500 is a small form, low-cost desktop featuring Linux Foreshight operating system, 512MB installed memory, 80GB system storage space, and integrated 5.1 channel audio.

Examining HP iPrint

We took a closer look at HP's iPrint application for the iPhone and iPod Touch.

Lenovo ThinkPad W700ds Review

If one huge, high-resolution display on a notebook is good, two must be better, right? That's exactly what Lenovo's design team is banking on with the new Lenovo ThinkPad W700ds.[...]

ASUS Eee PC 1000HE boasts 9.5 hrs battery

ASUS has introduced its latest Eee PC model, the 1000HE, which has a claimed 9.5-hour battery life.

Intel pushes quad-core acceptance via PC gaming

Intel pushes quad core acceptance via PC gaming

Canon introduces two Pixma AIO printers

Canon is expanding its Office All-In-One line with two new inkjet additions: the Pixma MX860 and the Pixma MX330.

Toshiba Qosmio X305-Q725 Review

The Qosmio X305 is the flagship gaming notebook sold by Toshiba, with configurations including dual graphics cards, dual storage drives, and the latest Intel quad-core processors. With a stylish design[...]

Toshiba Qosmio X305

The Toshiba Qosmio X305 is a gaming-oriented notebook with a 17″ TruBrite widescreen display. Models are equipped with Intel Core 2 Duo, Core 2 Quad, or Core 2 Extreme processor.[...]

Toshiba Qosmio G50

The Toshiba Qosmio G50 is an entertainment notebook featuring a large 18.4″ widescreen TruBrite display, dedicated NVIDIA GeForce graphics, up to 4GB system memory, and integrated Intel WiFi Link.

AMD Phenom II Review

In the war between microprocessor companies, AMD has always been the underdog to the juggernaut that is Intel. While it is essentially ingrained within American culture to vote for[...]

External monitor not necessary for ATI external graphics

ATI has released a driver for its External Graphics Processor (XGP), currently used by Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Sa 3650 notebook, that allows the XGP to accelerate graphics on the notebook's screen.

Dell Latitude E4300 Troubles

The Register reports that Dell is experiencing supply issues with its Latitude E4300 ultraportable notebook.

Asus Eee PC 1000HE

The Asus Eee PC 1000HE is an updated configuration of the ASUS netbook. It boasts 9.5 hours of battery life, a 92% sized keyboard, integrated 802.11n WiFi connectivity, and multi-touch[...]

Alienware Area-51 X58

The Area-51 X58 is a gaming system powered by an Intel Core i7 processor. Outfitted in the trademark Alienware chassis, it comes equipped with 6 dedicated slots for up to[...]

Acer Veriton M420

The Acer Veriton M420 is a business desktop designed for the multi-tasking SMB user. It features an AMD Phenom quad-core processor, ATI Hybrid CrossFireX graphic technology, up to 8GB DDR2[...]

Acer Veriton L410

The Acer Veriton L410 features an AMD Athlon X2 processor, ATI grahics and is designed for use in an office environment. It’s equipped with 2GB system memory and is expandable[...]

Epson WorkForce 40 sneak peek

Looking for a reasonably priced printer? Take a look at the Epson WorkForce 40 today and come back next week for the full review.

Belkin Laptop Cooling Hub Review

If your notebook is putting out too much heat and you find yourself wishing for a few more USB ports, Belkin wants to help you keep your cool. The new[...]

Brother HL-4040CN

The Brother HL-4040CN is a desktop color laser printer featuring print speeds of up to 21 ppm in both monochrome and color. Other features include USB direct interface, print resolutions[...]

Brother MFC-9450

The 9450 is a network-ready color laser printer designed for the home office or small business. It features fax/scan/copy functionality, prints monochrome or color at up to 21 ppm, USB[...]

Canon PIXMA MX860

The Canon Pixma MX860 is a desktop all-in-one inkjet printer designed for the office. It features scan/copy/fax functionality, 5 ink tanks, color print resolutions up to 9600 x 2400 dpi,[...]

Canon PIXMA MX330

The Canon Pixma MX330 is an all-in-one inkjet printer designed for the home office. It features a maximum color print resolution of 4800 x 1200 dpi, borderless photo printing, copy/scan/fax[...]

Canon imageRunner 5050n

The monochrome, multifunction 5050n imageRunner is a copier-based machine. It features Canon s next generation imageCHIP system, print speeds up to 50 pages per minute and scanning speeds up to[...]

Dell 1230c

The Dell 1230c is a small form-factor laser printer. Features include up to 2400dpi x 600dpi print resolution, print speeds up to 17 ppm black, USB connectivity, and Energy Star[...]

Dell 2330dn

The Dell 2330dn is a monochrome laser printer ready for small to medium workgroup networking. It features print speeds up to 35 ppm, as little as 7.5 seconds to first[...]

HP Photosmart C4599

The HP Photosmart C4599 is designed with the same aesthetic as the Pavilion notebook series. It features wireless networking, scan/copy functionality, color print speeds up to 23 ppm, 4800 x[...]

Lexmark X658

The Lexmark X658 family of laser, multifunction printers are designed with the goal of saving users time, cost and space. It boasts scan, copy and print speeds of up to[...]


The OKI MC860 series of color laser multifunction printers feature copy/scan/fax functionality, HD color printing technology, print/copy speeds of up to 26 ppm color, a duty cycle of 75,000 pages[...]

Ricoh Aficio MP C2030

The Aficio MP C2030 is a multifunction color laser printer. It features print speeds of 20 pages per minute at 600 dpi resolution, a warm-up time of 25 seconds, TWAIN[...]

Lexmark C530dn

The Lexmark C530dn is a color laser printer and is network-ready for small business use. It features print speeds up to 24 ppm, as little as 10 seconds to first[...]

OKI C5500n

The OKI C5500n is a color laser printer designed for the workgroup. It features print speeds up to 24 ppm black and 20 ppm color, up to 1200 dpi x[...]

Ricoh Aficio CL3500N

The Ricoh Aficio CL3500N is a 22 ppm network-ready full-color and monochrome laser printer designed for the budget-conscious small office and workgroup. Other features include first print speed of 14.5[...]

Corsair launches new Dominator GT line of DDR3 RAM

Corsair launches new Dominator GT line of DDR3 RAM

HP Photosmart C4599 review

Interested in getting a new printer for your home? Check out our HP Photosmart C4599 Limited Edition All-In-One printer review!

Dell Precision M2400 User Review

The Dell Precision M2400 is the Latitude E6400's identical twin sibling. Built from the same chassis, the only differences between the two lie in the NVIDIA Quadro FX 370M graphics[...]

MSI introduces new all-in-one, the Wind NetOn AP1900

MSI introduces new all-in-one, the Wind NetOn AP1900

Intel Atom N280 to Launch this Month

A DigiTimes report states that Intel is moving the launch of its next-generation Atom N280 processor to mid-February, up from its originally scheduled second-half '09 launch.

HP HP Firebird with VoodooDNA 802 Desktop PC

The Firebird PC with VoodooDNA is an attractive offering from HP that incorporates design elements from HP’s Blackbird PC without all of the cost. A unique take on a gaming[...]

AMD launches new AM3 Phenom II processors / Phenom II 720 and 810 Review

Even though AMD just launched their new Phenom II processors, they're not wasting any time in rolling out the rest of their platform. Following the recent price drops on[...]

ASUS Eee PC 1000HE Review

The Eee PC 1000HE is the latest netbook refresh from ASUS that offers a revamped chicklet style keyboard and the new Intel Atom N280 processor. The exterior and interior look[...]

Asus X80

The ASUS X80 series notebooks are part of their portability family of products. They feature either Intel, AMD Athlon X2 or AMD Turion X2 processors. All models sport a 14.1″[...]

Leaked Intel roadmap shows Pineview coming Q4

A leaked Intel processor roadmap shows the company's next-gen 'Pineview' netbook platform will not arrive until Q4 this year.

Dell Announces New Multi-Touch XT2 Tablet

Dell today announced the latest update to their convertible tablet notebook line with the Latitude XT2. This tablet PC with multi-touch screen offers up to 11 hours of battery life[...]

Dell Latitude XT2

The Dell Latitude XT2 features a 12.1″ display with multi-touch interface. Models will also feature up to 5GB of DDR3 system memory, full-sized keyboard and dual pointing devices, integrated fingerprint[...]

Dell spices up printer line with Wasabi

The portable Dell Wasabi printer was officially released this morning in the U.S.

Dell Wasabi

The Dell Wasabi is an inkless, handheld printer. It weighs in at 7.0 ounces and its dimensions are a mere 4.8″ x 2.8″ x .9″. It features Bluetooth 2.0 connectivity[...]

Acer Aspire One 10-inch Now Available

The 10.1-inch Acer Aspire One netbook is now officially available in the United States.

Intel will not reduce notebook prices

A DigiTimes report alleges Intel is telling its partners not to expect any price cuts until June this year in response to speculation that they would reduce prices in the[...]

US Navy buys dual-screen laptops from gScreen

The United States Navy SEALS are purchasing dual-screen notebooks from startup gScreen.

Intel shows off new 32nm processors

Intel held a little press event today to discuss their near-term processor roadmaps and showed off a couple of test systems running sample processors from the upcoming die-shrink to 32nm.[...]

MSI Computer GX710

The MSI GX710 features an AMD Turion 64 X2 processor, ATI Radeon HD2600 graphics, up to 4GB DDR2 system memory, and DVD SuperMulti drive.

MSI Computer GT627

The MSI GT627 features Intel Centrino 2 processor technology, 320GB hard drive, integrated 802.11 b/g/n Wireless LAN with Bluetooth, built-in 2.0 megapixel webcam, 7.1 channel Dolby audio output, and DVD[...]

MSI Computer Wind U120

The Wind U120 netbook features an Intel Atom N270 processor, Face Detection technology, 10″ widescreen display, built-in webcam, 802.11b/g Wireless Lan connectivity, and integrated microphone.

Canon Pixma iP4600 review

The Canon Pixma i4600 printer is an affordable single function inkjet printer, but will it perform? Check out our full review!

Iomega Home Media Network Drive Review

The Iomega Home Media Network Drive like the name implies is a network attached storage (NAS) device intended to share media and files throughout a home to computers and media[...]

Acer Aspire 5735Z Review

The Acer Aspire 5735Z is a low-priced mainstream notebook with a 15.6, 16:9 aspect ratio display. It retails for less than $500 and has reasonable build quality, a full keyboard[...]

NVIDIA Ion platform coming to desktops?

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Canon Pixma MX330 sneak peek

We've got the new Canon Pixma MX330 in house. Check out our sneak peek today and come back next week for the full review!

Alienware Area-51 x58 Review

Alienware is known throughout the tech community for their extravagant systems. While they've tried to tone it down in recent years, so as to appeal to a wider range[...]

eMachines D620-5150

The eMachines D620-5150 is a 14.1″ notebook with integrated webcam, AMD processor, 1GB installed system memory, DVD-RW drive, and 160GB SATA hard drive.

Acer Aspire 5335

The Acer Aspire 5335 is equipped with an Intel Celeron processor, up to 4GB DDR2 system memory, 15.6 inch widescreen 16:9 display, 5-in-1 media card reader, and DVD SuperMulti drive.

New Amex photo frame prints photos

The Amex SP-7 digital photo frame printer allows users to display digital photos while printing hard copies.

Apple MacBook (Early 2009) Review

If you're shopping for a new low-cost MacBook then Apple's latest white 13-inch MacBook might be the perfect choice. This MacBook starts at $999 and is equipped with the latest[...]

Lenovo ships 16″ IdeaPad Y650

Lenovo is now shipping its new IdeaPad Y650 notebook. It features an LED-backlit 16" display, DDR3 RAM, and dedicated graphics.

Notebook Component Makers Faring Better

Makers of notebook components are seeing better sales thanks to rush orders from notebook companies, a DigiTimes report claims.

Microsoft to Open Retail Stores

Microsoft has confirmed that it plans to open retail stores, where it will sell computers pre-loaded with the company's software and other items.

Intel invests $7 billion into US plants to prep for transition to 32nm

Intel invests $7 billion into US plants to prep for transition to 32nm

Netbook Buyers Guide

The netbook form factor offers consumers a low-cost ultraportable notebook in a market segment where notebooks used to cost $1,500 and up. With most netbooks costing less than $400, they[...]

MSI GT627 Review

The GT627 is MSI's latest 15" gaming notebook with a sleek brushed metal finish and an easy overclocking Turbo button. Housed inside its stylish exterior is an NVIDIA 9800M GS[...]

Epson WorkForce 40 review

Check out our full review of the Epson WorkForce 40 printer.

UPEK Launches Biometric Solutions for Netbooks

UPEK today announced its first finger authentication products for netbooks and Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs).

OCZ releases fast new affordable SSDs

OCZ releases fast new affordable SSDs

HP USB Docking Station Review

The HP USB Docking Station lets you connect your laptop to desktop gear with just a single USB cable. For the average user who might use the same computer at[...]

A-DATA Announces 384GB SSD

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LG X120

The X120 netbook by LG is equipped with 3G HSPA network support, a 160GB hard drive, and a built-in 1.3 megapixel webcam. It also features either 3 or 6-cell battery.

CyberPower releases new Atom-powered Windows Home Server

CyberPower releases new Atom-powered Windows Home Server

Toshiba Tecra R10 Review

The Toshiba Tecra R10 is an attractive 14.1" business notebook featuring the latest Intel processors and Nvidia Quadro NVS 150M wrapped inside an impressively thin shell. The Tecra R10[...]

Canon introduces the Selphy CP780 compact printer

Canon announced last night the latest addition to the Selphy family, the CP780.

MSI Computer PR400

The MSI PR400 is a fairly lightweight, compact system. It features a 250GB hard drive, 2GB installed system memory, built-in fingerprint reader, integrated 802.11 b/g WLAN connectivity, DVD SuperMulti drive,[...]

Fujitsu LifeBook A6220

The Fujitsu LifeBook A6220 offers up to 4GB DDR3 system memory, Intel shared graphics or dedicated ATI graphics, optional 1.3 megapixel webcam, 500GB hard drive, and high-capacity 8-cell battery.

Canon Selphy CP780

The Selphy CP780 compact photo printer features a 2.5 inch LCD, 4×6 photos in 47 seconds, upgraded applications, and an optional battery pack for travel.

Dell Inspiron Mini 10 Available for Pre-Order

The latest netbook release from Dell, the Inspiron Mini 10, has popped up for pre-order on the QVC.com website to reveal all of the specs, pricing and shipping dates.

Fujitsu to Sell Hard Drive Business to Toshiba

Fujitsu today announced it will sell its hard drive business to Toshiba; the company has been trying to sell the business for some time.

Gateway Announces New TC Series Laptops

Gateway today announced the latest addition to their popular value-priced notebooks: the TC Series. This new series borrows design and features from Gateway's MC Series and MD Series and packs[...]

Gateway TC Series

Gateway has aimed to create a series of 14 inch notebooks with a stylish design and a variety of multimedia technologies. Available in a black and rich burgundy, the TC[...]

Samsung debuts three wireless laser printers

Samsung released three new sleek wireless printers yesterday: the CLX-3175FW, ML-1630W and SCX-4500W.

Samsung expands monochrome laser line

Samsung expanded its monochrome laser line with two new additions: the SCX-4826FN and ML-2855ND.

8.9-inch Eee PC to be Phased Out

A DigiTimes report states that ASUS will be completely phasing out its 8.9-inch Eee PC netbooks this year.

Lenovo Chooses Nvidia Ion Platform for Larger Netbooks

A DigiTimes report states Lenovo plans to introduce netbooks with 11.6- and 12.1-inch screens based on the Nvidia Ion platform.

Samsung CLX-3175

The CLX-3175FW is a 4-in-1 (print, scan, copy and G3 fax) color laser featuring print/copy speeds up to 17 pages per minute (ppm) in black and 4 ppm in color,[...]

Samsung ML-1630W

Besides being one of the smallest laser printers in the world, the ML-1630W is also one of the quietest at 45 dBA. This monochrome laser offers print speeds of 17[...]

Samsung SCX-4500W

The SCX-4500W 3-in-1 (print, scan and copy) monochrome laser features print/copy speeds up to 17 ppm in black, print resolution up to 600 x 600 dpi, scanner resolution up to[...]

Samsung ML-2855ND

The ML-2855ND is a single function, monochrome, laser printer designed to increase workgroup productivity. The new printer features print speeds up to 30 pages per minute (ppm), a first print[...]

Samsung SCX-4826FN

The SCX-4826FN is a 4-in-1 (print, scan, copy and fax) monochrome laser printer. It offers print speeds up to 30 ppm, 128MB of memory, built-in duplexing, and a 50,000 page[...]

Is this the new Mac Mini?

Is this the new Mac Mini?

Kensington Simply Portable12 Neoprene Sleeve Review

You've got a brand new netbook and you're ready to hit the road. If you'd like to keep your ultra-portable intact and scratch-free, you might be thinking of investing in[...]

Canon Pixma MX330 review

We've got a full review of the new Canon Pixma MX330 Office All-In-One printer. Could this printer be the perfect addition to your home office?

Upcoming ASUS N10 Netbooks to have Nvidia 9400M

FCC documents have revealed four upcoming models of the ASUS N10 netbook, some of which will have integrated Nvidia 9400M graphics and HDMI for connection to external displays.

NVIDIA to launch VIA-based Ion platform this year

While Intel's Atom may be the current low-power darling of the technology world, VIA is back, and with a vengeance. Early reports show their new Nano CPUs to be[...]

Kensington SlimBlade Mouse with Nano Receiver Review

The Kensington SlimBlade Mouse with Nano Receiver is an innovative travel mouse designed to connect via a tiny USB receiver. This means you don't have to unplug your mouse every[...]

DesktopReview Sunday Deals

Big savings on HP consumer and business desktops Dell Studio desktop on sale Great deals on gaming PCs

Toshiba Satellite E105 Review

The Toshiba Satellite E105 is a new 14.1" notebook with a aluminum body sold exclusively through Best Buy. The design moves away from the current rounded styling of the new[...]

Future Eee PCs May Run Google’s Android OS

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MSI introduces X-Slim X340 and X600

MSI added two new models to its X-Slim lineup, the 13.4-inch X340 and 15.6-inch X600.

MSI shows off some new All-in-Ones just in time for CeBIT

MSI shows off some new All-in-Ones just in time for CeBIT

Epson Stylus Photo R1900 review

The Epson Stylus Photo R1900 is the latest and greatest wide-format photo printer and it offers incredible print quality, versatility and speed so you can make lab-quality photos in your[...]

Marvell releases a computer the size of a typical AC adapter

Marvell releases a computer the size of a typical AC adapter

HP Officejet J4680 first look

Check out our first look of the popular HP Officejet J4680 and come back next week for the full review!

MSI Computer VR705

The VR705 is a complete notebook system from MSI featuring an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, built-in 1.3 megapixel webcam, 15″ widescreen display, and up to 4GB system memory.

MSI Computer GX720

The MSI GX720 features Intel Centrino 2 processor technology, built-in 2.0 megapixel webcam, and 802.11 b/g/n Wireless LAN with Bluetooth.

MSI Computer GT725

The MSI GT725 features Windows Vista Home operating system with an optional upgrade to Vista Business. It is also equipped with a 2.0 megapixel webcam, 802.11 b/g/n Wireless LAN with[...]

Epson receives seven iF Design awards

Epson received seven International Forum Design awards on Tuesday.

Konica Minolta Magicolor 1600W

The 1600W single function color laser features 20 pages per minute in black, and a 35,000 page monthly duty cycle.

Konica Minolta Magicolor 1650E

The 1650E single function color laser features 20 pages per minute in black, and a 35,000 page monthly duty cycle.

Konica Minolta Magicolor 1680MF

The 1680MF all-in-one laser features 20 pages per minute in black, a 35,000 page monthly duty cycle, 1200 x 600 dpi resolution, operation noise level of 52 decibels and stand[...]

Konica Minolta Magicolor 1690MF

The 1690MF all-in-one laser features 20 pages per minute in black, a 35,000 page monthly duty cycle, 1200 x 600 dpi resolution, operation noise level of 52 decibels and stand[...]

Kyocera Mita FS-5300DN

The FS-5300DN features 600 dpi resolution, a 500 page input tray, a 150 page multi-purpose tray, network capability, 130,000 page monthly duty cycle and 265 MB of memory.

Kyocera Mita FS-5200DN

The FS-5200DN features 600 dpi resolution, a 500 page input tray, a 150 page multi-purpose tray, network capability, 100,000 page monthly duty cycle and 265 MB of memory.

ASUS N10 User Review

If you're looking for a low-cost ultra-portable laptop for work that has enough performance to get the job done then the ASUS N10JC might be just what you're looking for.[...]

New Intel CPUs Coming for Ultraportable Notebooks

Intel is planning to introduce two new Ultra Low Voltage (ULV) processors in March this year, aimed at ultraportable notebooks.

Dell launches sleek new gaming system: the Dell Studio XPS 435

While some news of the new computer managed to leak out yesterday (go go Dell web team!), Dell is officially launching the new XPS 435 today. With a starting[...]

Dell Studio XPS 435

The Dell Studio XPS 435 is a gaming system powered by an Intel Core i7 processor. Configure it with up to 750GB of hard drive space and 6GB DDR3 system[...]

Lenovo ThinkCentre A62 Review

Lenovo has been making strides in their consumer market lately, with the IdeaPad notebooks and IdeaCentre desktops, but its important to remember that their bread and butter remains the business[...]

Compal Notebook Outlook for 2009

Compal president Ray Chen gives an overview of the notebook and netbook market in 2009.

HP Refreshes dv7t Notebook

HP today silently updated its dv7t entertainment notebook with new options and a refreshed color scheme.

Gateway MD7818u Review

The Gateway MD7818u is part of a new affordable notebook line that shares most of its components with the high-style MC series. This notebook offers many of the same features[...]

Xerox adds two low-cost color lasers to Phaser line

Xerox introduced the low-cost color Phaser 6128MFP and Phaser 6280 on Monday.

Gateway MD7818u Review

PMA 2009: Printer News Headquarters

Good news, imaging lovers: it's time for the annual PMA trade show! The show kicks off on March 3 in Las Vegas, and we will be there with daily updates[...]

CoolerMaster shows off “53 GHz” desktop mod

CoolerMaster shows off "53 GHz" desktop mod