February 2013 Notebook/Laptop Articles

Listed below are all of our news and reviews articles for February 2013. 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 2013

Below are the 98 Notebook/Laptop articles for February of 2013

Report: China, Japan to Embrace 4K Resolution TV First

The recent uptick in 4K HDTVs has us all interested, but it looks like the United States will be late to the 4K game.

Microsoft Accused of Spying on Skype Users

Thanks to new allegations about Skype, even Microsoft might be drawn into the heartbreaking Syrian conflict.

Origin PC Announces Nexus Client: Offering In-Game PC Support

Origin PC beefs up its customer surface with the addition of its new client, Nexus. The client allows for in-game customer and is compatible with the popular game portal Xfire.[...]

Brother HL-3075cw – Our Printer Deal of the Week

Looking for a compact single function color LED for your small office or workgroup? The Brother HL-3075cw might be the right choice, so check out this week's PrinterComparison.com "deal of[...]

HP Reveals Pavilion 14 Chromebook

HP revealed its first Chromebook today, the HP Pavilion 14. The new Chromebook offers a 14-inch display and Intel Celeron processor. Running on Google's Chrome OS the device provides easy[...]

Apple Stops Selling the Mac Pro in Europe

Is Apple discontinuation of the Mac Pro in Europe a sign of a larger trend, or merely a regulatory hurdle?

US Government, Tech Titans Plan to Build Nationwide Wi-Fi Network

The wireless network could come in at low or no cost, acting as an incentive to spur innovation as well as enable rural and mobile users to make free calls[...]

Dell Goes Private Amid Petty HP Criticism

Behind a closed door meeting, Dell went private - with help and $$$ from Microsoft.

Dell Goes Private Amid HP Criticism

Behind a closed door meeting, Dell went private - with help and substantial investment from Microsoft.

3D Printer Could Create Human Organs in Future

The potential of 3D printing is reaching new heights thanks to an experiment using human embryonic stem cells as "ink" to build printed human organs for testing and transplantation.

TurboTax 2013 Review: Really the Best?

Are you doing your own taxes this year? TurboTax is the most widely used tax prep software among consumers. Yet is it really the best? Read the full review.

HP EliteBook Revolve 810 Revealed

Despite not being announced, the HP EliteBook Revolve 810 is up live on the HP website. The business class tablet will offer a slew of features including a 3rd gen[...]

Apple Announces RAW Support for 9 Cameras

Apple has announced Digital Camera RAW compatibility update 4.04 adding RAW support for some of the latest digital cameras to OS X.

BlackBerry Z10 Review: A Much-Needed Reboot

The BlackBerry Z10 kicks off the new generation of BlackBerry 10 OS smartphones. Has it been worth the wait?

Epson Expression Photo XP-850 Review

Read our full review of the Epson Expression Photo XP-850 Small-in-One printer and find out how it stacked up against the Expression Premium XP-800 we reviewed last month!


The HP LaserJet Pro 400 M425dn is a multifunction monochrome laser printer offering print speeds up to 35 ppm, a 3.5-inch touch screen, HP ePrint and web-connected applications and a[...]

HP LaserJet Pro 400 M425dn

The HP LaserJet Pro 400 M425dn is a multifunction monochrome laser printer offering print speeds up to 35 ppm, a 3.5-inch touch screen, HP ePrint and web-connected applications and a[...]

Eurocom Panther 5.0 with Server Capabilities Now Available

Eurocom is offering full server capability in a mobile package with the new Eurocom Panther 5.0. The notebook offers full server functionality with its Intel Xeon E5-2600 series processor.

BlackBerry Z10

The BlackBerry Z10 brings the manufacturer into the modern smartphone game. The phone features a 4.2-inch screen and a simple, sleek design. The 1280 x 768 display is good for 356[...]

Sony Xperia Z

The Xperia Z is Sony’s flagship handset for 2013, and an important part of the company’s efforts to become a serious player in the world smartphone market. It boasts high-end[...]

HP Officejet Pro X576dw Review: Blazing Fast

Read our exclusive review of the HP Officejet Pro X576dw multifunction printer and find out if it's truly the "world's fastest desktop printer!"

After all the Warnings, Users are Still Lazy About Security

A world-wide Microsoft survey finds users still don't know or care much about security their computing products.

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SSDs Are Cutting into Hard Drive Sales

As SSDs start to hit their lowest prices ever, people are skipping hard drives altogether.

WD TV Play Review

The new WD TV Play gives WD's line of awesome media players a much-needed price cut.

WD TV Play Review (video)

The newly released WD TV Play gives WD's line of awesome media players a much-needed price cut -- but at just $70, is it still the best option for a[...]

Netgear Western Digital WD TV

Western Digital’s family of streaming media players let you watch your content, whether it’s local or in the cloud.

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Western Digital WD TV Play

The WD TV line of streaming and local media players let you play content from almost any source you can think of.

Dell Announces Updated UltraSharp Monitors

Dell announced the availability of its updated UltraSharp Monitors. The monitors offer impressive color calibration and accuracy for professionals and start as low as $600.

Windows 8 Security: Defender Antivirus Review

In Windows 8, Microsoft is adding a bunch of new security features, including ELAM, UEFI, and Defender AV software. Read the full review of the new Defender.

Xerox Introduces ConnectKey Software for MFPs

Xerox announced ConnectKey, a new service aimed at increasing productivity by improving the way businesses print, share, scan, access, and edit documents.

Imaging Manufacturers Join EPEAT Global Registry

More than half a dozen imaging manufacturers are listed in the recently expanded EPEAT global registry that now includes printers, copiers and other imaging equipment.

Kaspersky Anti-Virus (AV) 2013 Review

Kaspersky AV 2013 brings a refreshed UI plus handy extra features. Yet how does it compare vs. rival solutions under the McAfee, Norton, VIPRE and Microsoft brands?

Dell Latitude E5530 Review

The Dell Latitude E5530 is a sturdy business oriented notebook that offers an acceptable level of performance with a few additional luxuries at a competitive price.

HP EliteBook 8770w Review

The new 17-inch HP mobile workstation is a notebook that offers great connectivity with solid specs and a durable build.

Sculpteo Partners with Autodesk to Launch 3D iPad App

Sculpteo and Autodesk have partnered to create Autodesk 123D Creature, a new iPad application that allows customers to create and print their favorite 3D characters.

The BYOD Buzz: Consumerization Changes the Face of Mobile Business IT

The BYOD Buzz: Consumerization Changes the Face of Mobile Business IT A Special Report sponsored by HP The consumerization of IT has become a popular buzz-topic across the technology landscape,[...]

Samsung Series 3 Chromebook

It’s easy to be captivated by the Samsung Chromebook. It has many of the same attributes of an Ultrabook including light weight, thinness, an 11.6-inch screen, and comfortable keyboard. Great[...]

Toshiba Portege R930

As configured, the R930 proved to be an excellent performer, much of that performance can be attributed to the inclusion of an Intel Core i7 processor, SSD storage and Intel’s[...]

Acer Aspire S7

This Windows 8 Ultrabook features a beautiful 13.3-inch 1080p touch-enabled display, superb build quality and a stylish design. The specifications are high end as expected given the price ($1,600) the[...]


The HP ENVY x2 is an attractive convertible notebook / tablet that comes with an Intel Atom Z2760 1.80GHz processor, 2GB of RAM and a 64GB SSD.  At the time[...]

MSI Computer GX60

The MSI GX60 is a 15.6-inch gaming notebook loaded with an AMD A-series processor and high-performance Radeon HD 7970M graphics. As of early 2013 this really is the best bargain[...]

Dell Latitude E5530

The Dell Latitude E5530 is a solid business machine that offers a few side luxuries at an affordable price. Equipped with a third generation Intel i5-3360M processor the Latitude is[...]

EFI Introduces New Fiery Controllers for Ricoh Pro C901

Ricoh and EFI unveiled two new Fiery Color Controllers - E-42 and E-82 - available now for the Pro c901 Graphic Arts+ Systems.

Konica Minolta Releases Enhanced PageScope Mobile Android App

Konica Minolta announced that the PageScope Mobile Android App 2.0 is now available for customers with Android mobile devices.

Breaking Business Barriers: Consumerization Benefits Include Reduced Costs, Higher Productivity

As more workers elect to bring their own devices into the workplace, traditional business IT gives way to a new norm in technology selection and support.

Top Five Anti-Virus Security Tools

Anti-virus software is a must for any Windows PC. To help you choose a security solution, here are our top five picks, based on expert reviews.

Brother MFC-8710dw Review: Reliable, Affordable

Brother introduced a new line of monochrome laser printers for SMB in 2012. We've reviewed the HL-5470dw and the HL-6180dw and now we're sharing the MFC-8710dw review!

HP Officejet Pro X576dw

The HP Officejet Pro X576dw is a 4-in-1 inkjet printer with print, scan, copy and fax functionality. The Officejet Pro X576dw offers print speeds up to 70 ppm, a 4.3-inch[...]

Brother MFC-8710dw

The Brother MFC-8710dw offers print, scan, copy and fax functionality in a compact package. Other features include print speeds up to 40 ppm, automatic duplexing, 50-sheet automatic document feeder, a[...]

Dell C3760dn – Our Printer Deal of the Week

Interested in a new printer for your office? Consider the Dell C3760dn single function color laser, the PrinterComparison printer deal of the week!

New NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan Puts the Hurt on Single GPU Cards

Today, NVIDIA showed off the new GTX Titan, their 2013 GPU flagship. Priced at nearly a thousand dollars, it promises to rule the single-GPU roost for some time to come.

Seagate announces new NAS products for 2013

Seagate today announced Seagate Business Storage, its new network-attached storage (NAS) product line in capacities up to 16TBs for small office / home office (SOHO), remote mobile office (RMO) and[...]

MAINGEAR Announces SHIFT Desktops with NVIDIA GTX Titan GPUs

The virtual ink hasn't yet dried on NVIDIA's big announcement, and already MAINGEAR is offering up brand spankin' new desktops built around the mighty new GTX Titan GPUs.

Mad Catz Announces the F.R.E.Q.7 Surround Sound Gaming Headset

Mad Catz Announces the F.R.E.Q.7 surround sound gaming headset for Windows PC and smart devices. The headset offers 7.1 surround sound and is available for pre-order starting today.

Mad Catz F.R.E.Q.7 Adds High-End 7.1 Sound to Gaming Headset Lineup

Finding your game audio just a little bit lacking? You might want to check out Mad Catz' new F.R.E.Q.7 headset, which adds 7.1 surround and a detachable cable to the[...]

Sony Xperia Z Review: Multimedia Powerhouse

Sony is back in the cutting-edge smartphone business with the Xperia Z. Its 5-inch screen has an amazing resolution, and it just might be the fastest phone available.

PlayStation Cloud: Play PS1, PS2, PS3, PS4 Games On Any Device

Sony just announced that their latest project has been greenlit: the PlayStation Cloud. Fruit of acquisition Gaikai, the PS Cloud will let you play anything, anywhere.

What Are The PS4 Specs? Sony Goes AMD in a Big Way

We might not know exactly what the PS4 is going to look like, but at least we know the system's general specs. This time around, it looks like AMD is[...]

Dell XPS 13 Review: Now with FHD Screen

This compact Ultrabook fits a 13.3-inch 1080p display with IPS technology into a small chassis. Read on to see why we really like this premium offering from Dell.

CyberLink Director Suite Review

CyberLink Director Suite is a multimedia package that does it all, whether you want to create a YouTube video or spruce up a Facebook photo. Read the full review.

Samsung ATIV Odyssey Review: Take No Chances

Every now and then, a phone comes along that completely changes the landscape of technology. Whether it's because of a unique design or groundbreaking software, sometimes a new phone can[...]

Google Chromebook Pixel Out-Retinas the MacBook Pro

Today, Google confirmed its latest Chrome experiment, the Chromebook Pixel. Leaked in a video several weeks ago, the Pixel takes Chrome, and gives it the best notebook display money can[...]

Microsoft Office 2013 Can Only Be Installed Once and Never Reinstalled

Is Office 2013's new license meant to push customers to Office 365? Microsoft's new license terms for Office 2013 are not making consumers very happy due to some new very[...]

Epson the Official Printer for the Oscars

Did you watch the 85th Annual Academy Awards last night? Then you might be interested to know that the famous golden statute has a favorite printer!

Dell Aims Latitude 10 at Schools and Enterprise

The Latitude 10 tablet with Windows 8 might just be the perfect solution for IT departments with limited resources. That's certainly what Dell hopes.

Nokia Partners with MakerBot on 3D Print Kit

Nokia announced that MakerBot will be the official 3D printer partner for their 3D printing community project, the 3D-printing development kit (3DK) that allows users to design and print custom[...]

John Carmack Likes the PS4

According to one of his recent tweets, famed game creator John Carmack (of gaming's id Software) looks to be a fan of Sony's upcoming console.

LG Buys WebOS From HP, Puts it in HDTVs

HP's utter mismanagement of webOS is at an end, once and for all: the computer giant has sold what was left of the innovative operating system to electronics manufacturer LG,[...]

Kodak Office Hero 6.1 – Our Printer Deal of the Week

Check out the PrinterComparison "deal of the week," the Kodak Office Hero 6.1, featuring low cost ink, 35-page ADF, 200-sheet tray and wireless connectivity!

Canon Pixma iP7220 Review: First Look

Announced in December and unveiled at CES 2013, we have the new Canon Pixma iP7220 Premium Wireless Inkjet Photo Printer in house! Check out our first look today!

Thalmic Labs MYO Controls Your PC With a Wave

A new wristband from startup Thalmic Labs will have you controlling your PC, Mac - or seemingly any gadget - with just a flick of the wrist.

Samsung Chromebook: What Users Like and What They Don’t

A diverse user group takes a look at Samsung's latest Chromebook to find out if there is a reason to buy a notebook built around Google's Cloud services.

Ultrabook Battle: Acer Aspire S7 vs. Dell XPS 13

These two Ultraooks bring premium build materials, SSDs and high resolution IPS displays to the table - which one walks away the winner?

N-Trig Launches DuoSense Pen2 for Smartphones, Tablets, and Ultrabooks

N-Trig launches its new Duo Sense Pen2 with 3 models suitable for smartphones, tablets, and ultrabooks. The new DuoSense Pen family looks to add increased precision and OEM functionality.

Nike Tackles 3D Printing with New Cleat

Nike unveiled the new Vapor Laser Talon football cleat with "the sport's first 3D printed plate" at the 2013 NFL combine. Where will 3D printing take us next?

Acer Outs Android-Powered DA220HQL PC Monitor

First unveiled last month, and launched this week at MWC, Acer's new DA220HQL takes the standard PC monitor and adds a little Android touchscreen flair.

HP EliteBook 8770w

The HP EliteBook 8770w mobile workstation is an 8-pound (depending on the build) notebook offering a sturdy design that is sure to hold up to the test of time; but[...]

Brother Introduces HL-3000 LED Printer Series

Brother unveiled a new series of single function digital color LED printers that offer small businesses competitive features at a price point of under $300.

Boa Courier Messenger Bag Now Available from Booq

Booq is now offering its new messenger bag, the Boa Courier. Comprised of sturdy nylon material with a reflective lining the new bag is perfect for both day and night.[...]

Microsoft Launches Major Office 365 Update

With the launch, Microsoft has added three new flavors of Office 365. Also, customers can now install Office 365 on up to five PCs or Macs per user.

HP Spectre XT TouchSmart 15t Review

This thin and light 15-inch Ultrabook features a beautiful IPS touch display, great backlit keyboard and a stylish design. See why we recommend this PC.

Canon Pixma Pro-100 Review: Excellent Value

Read our review of the Canon Pixma Pro-100 Wireless Professional Inkjet Printer today and find out why it might make a great addition to your home or studio!

Canon Pixma Pro-100

The Canon Pixma Pro-100 is the entry level model in Canon’s line of professional photo printers. It offers a dye-based 8-ink system, wireless connectivity, two-way paper feeding and excellent photo[...]

Is 4D Printing the Next Big Thing?

Forget 3D printing, Scientists at MIT have moved on to 4D printing, a process where printed materials are able to self-assemble into new structures.

Mimoco and Hasbro Offer My Little Pony Designer USB Flash Drive Collection

Mimoco and Hasbro come together to offer a My Little Pony USB flash drive collection. The collection offers three different characters and is available for purchase starting today.

LEAP Motion to Ship Hands-Free Computing in May, Pre-Ordering Now

We wrote about LEAP's ambitious new technology almost a year ago, but it seems like the company is finally on track.

Seagate Business Storage Revamps NAS for the SOHO User

With a more sensible name and cloud features, Business Storage gives SMBs and SOHO users full cloud and network storage.

On Comcast? Like to Torrent? You Might Think Twice with New Anti-Piracy Measures

With the new "Six Strikes" policy taking effect at multiple American ISPs this week, it's still unknown how Internet providers will handle users who fail to respond. At least one[...]

Smallest ARM Chip Ever to Power Your Next Medicine?

A new ARM-based microchip from Freescale Semiconductor could enable all sorts of new technologies - including powerful new sensors that could study you from within.

Computer Too Hot? Dunk it in Liquid, Says One University

One of the biggest issues facing the relentless growth of modern data servers is the amount of power required just to keep them cool.

Android-Powered OUYA Gaming Console Shipping Next Month, Up For Preorder

Shown off just last year after a successful Kickstarter campaign that raised nearly $9 million, console maker OUYA is prepping to ship their first product.

Dell Unveils Attractive New 30-inch, 27-inch UltraSharp Monitors

Part of the company's high-quality UltraSharp professional display lineup, the new monitors bring bright screens, high resolutions, and a pretty high price tag.

Microsoft Releases Major Update to Office 365

Just when you thought Redmond was done with the new, cloud-friendly version of Office, a new update brings expansive new functionality.

Apple iTunes U Breaks One Billion Downloads

It's becoming a common news piece for Apple, with some service or another hitting this million or that billion - but there's something special about this one.

Sony Reveals New PS4 Screens, How the PlayStation 4 Will Share and Stream

Sony showed off a load of new user interface screenshots today, giving us a better idea of how game streaming and sharing might work.

Sony PS4 to Play 4K Movies, Content – Require 100GB Downloads

At 25Mbps, 100GB would take you half the day to download - is 4K video worth it to you?