March 2012 Notebook/Laptop Articles

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

Below are the 79 Notebook/Laptop articles for March of 2012

Most Popular Laptops for February 2012

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 of what mainstream consumers are looking[...]

MSI GT783 Review: Gaming Dominance

The MSI GT783 is a laptop for gamers who want top tier mobile gaming with a large 17.3-inch display. It's an extremely solid customizable gaming laptop with an almost myriad[...]

Samsung ML-2165w Review: First Look

Get an exclusive first look at the Samsung ML-2165w, the ultra compact monochrome laser printer targeted at the small office/ home office!

What Different Windows 8 Flavors Will We See?

Microsoft is playing up Win8 PC/tablet "interoperability," while barely acknowledging differences sure to arise in various versions of the OS. What do analysts say?

AVADirect Now Offering Mini-SSDs in Notebooks

AVADirect is now offering mini-SATA SSDs in select notebook computers; pricing ranges from $51-191 for individual drives.

Lenovo ThinkCentre Edge 91z Review: A Business AIO With Style

The Lenovo ThinkCentre Edge 91z is a business all-in-one PC best known for its "edge-to-edge" glossy glass surfaces and beautiful 21.5-inch full HD display. The Edge 91z is for businesses[...]

Top Ten Printers for February 2012

Make sure to get a jump on your printer purchasing research with PrinterComparison's list of top viewed printers for February 2012.

Dell Latitude E6420 vs. Lenovo ThinkPad T420: 14-inch Business Notebook Battle

These 14-inch models are two of the most popular business laptops available today. With a similar feature set and price range, what makes us pick one over the other?

Upcoming Nvidia Mobile GPUs May Feature New Core

Members of our discussion forum have found what appears to be leaked information about several upcoming Nvidia graphics cards for notebooks that will feature the new "Kepler" core.

Alienware X51 First Look Review: The Next Generation of PC Gaming

When Alienware recently introduced their X51 gaming system, gamers were taken aback. It was small. It was affordable. It was an Alienware!? Can a computer so approachable really deserve that[...]

Canon Pixma MX892 Designed for Home Office

Canon U.S.A., Inc. introduced the latest addition to its lineup of office all-in-one printers, the Pixma MX892, as the flagship model offering four devices as well as mobile and cloud[...]

RSA: Five Top Internet Security Threats in 2012

Attackers in 2012 will range from criminals to "hacktivists," governments, and employees. Here are five top security threats that emerged from the RSA Conference.

GDC 2012: Renaud Bedard Dives Into Fez In Technical Post-Mortem

Renaud Bedard, the sole programmer of Fez (and one of only two members of Polytron, the game's developer), was at GDC this year, where he shed some light on the[...]

GDC 2012: How the Gaming Industry is Changing the World

From Racing Squirrels to Elephant Parades, from Milan to Abu Dhabi, the "Microtalks for Change" panel at GDC featured a handful of developers all on hand to talk about their[...]

Major RAM Manufacturer Elpida Goes Bankrupt – Does it Even Matter?

Japan's last memory manufacturer becomes the latest victim of the country's shaky economy. You, however, should not feel anything.

The Apple Store is Down: New AppleTV to be Released?

All right - so the big news today is that Apple is updating their wildly successful iPad tablet with, among other things, an exceptionally high resolution display. But is that[...]

Apple Announces New 1080p Apple TV with New UI, Photo Stream

At their event going on right now in California, Apple just announced the next generation of their Apple TV multimedia device. The new Apple TV has support for 1080p movies[...]

Corel Bolsters VideoStudio Pro With HTML 5 Authoring, Screen Recording & More

Corel has unveiled VideoStudio Pro X5, a $49.99 video editing package aimed at speeding performance while adding HTML 5 authoring and lots of other features.

Is Nine Flavors of Windows 8 Enough or Overkill?

Microsoft believes in covering every base with an operating system that's designed for a wide variety of hardware. One has to wonder how many bases are on its field.

GDC 2012: Civilization V: Gods And Kings Expansion Changes The State Of Play

The upcoming Gods and Kings expansion pack for 2K's Civilization V doesn't just bring new units and civilizations, it changes how the game is played...and that's a good thing.

Mobile Applications Risks, Hacking Prevention Hot Topics at Recent RSA Security Gathering

The following summaries highlight a few of the key topics at this year's RSA Conference 2012, which took place in San Francisco last week. Full articles and coverage is available[...]

HP LaserJet M451dn Review: First Look

Read our hands-on first look of the HP LaserJet Pro 400 M451dn single function color laser printer, announced earlier this year at MacWorld!

GDC 2012: Telltale CEO Dan Connors Talks The Walking Dead

During an interview at this year's Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, Telltale CEO Dan Connors offered up some info on what to expect from the developer's upcoming adaptation of[...]

DENIED: There is No Valve Console or Steam Box…Yet

Rumors have been flying fast and furious since CES that Valve was working on a secret project. Not Half Life 3, but something far more devious - a hardware project.[...]

Ultrabooks and Cloud Services Key Focus at This Year’s CeBIT

CeBIT, once considered one of the leading IT shows in the world, might be in trouble but they've got plenty of Ultrabooks to help get your attention. Read our full[...]

CeBIT 2012 Day 2: Ultrabooks Rival Tablets

Day two of CeBIT shows that ultrabook and notebook manufacturers are trying to "reclaim" computer market profit which was taken over by tablet manufacturers. We had a chance to check[...]

CeBIT 2012 Day 3: New GPUs for New and Old Gamers

CeBIT is one of the more solemn technology trade shows one can attend, with the Gaming Pavilion as a notable exception. Check out some of the hottest new gaming products[...]

H&R Block Tax Prep Software Review: A Contender to TurboTax

H&R Block, the nation's leading provider of tax prep services, also offers PC software for do-it-yourselfers. How does H&R's At Home stack up? Read the full review.

Lexmark Announces Accessibility Solution for Visually Impaired

Lexmark introduced the Accessibility Speech Solution, a new solution that focuses on helping visually impaired customers recognize and fix common printer issues such as low ink, paper shortages, paper jams,[...]

OKI Data Americas Adds Wireless Connectivity

Customers of the B700 Series of monochrome printers from OKI Data Americas will soon be able to add wireless printing functionality to their devices.

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Canon Continues Focus on Office with New Devices

Canon U.S.A., Inc. has unveiled four new imageCLASS multifunction devices targeted at IT decision makers in small and medium sized businesses as well as the new Faxphone L100 multifunction printer[...]

Seiko Instruments Partners with MobileDemand

Seiko Instruments, a manufacturer of receipt printers, has formed a partnership with tablet maker MobileDemand to provide customers with a smooth way to print on-the-go receipts and labels from the[...]

NVIDIA Releases GPU Drivers for Windows 8

The Windows 8 consumer preview was made available two weeks ago, and NVIDIA has already updated the drivers for the company's GeForce and Quadro GPUs.

PlayLater Software Review: A PC ‘DVR’ for Netflix & Hulu?

PlayLater lets you use a PC to record streaming video from the Web and play back TV shows and movies when you want. How well does it work? Here's our[...]

Forums Abuzz with Speculation of NVIDIA Kepler GPUs

Rumors that NVIDIA is close to introducing a new generation of graphics cards that are based on cutting edge Kepler technology has been bouncing around for months with reports most[...]

MAINGEAR Outs MAINGEAR SOLO 21 Upgradable All-in-one

MAINGEAR, a boutique PC manufacturer with a reputation of shipping high-performance, high-priced gaming and enthusiast PCs, has seen where the market is heading. The MAINGEAR SOLO 21 is the company's[...]

Lenovo ThinkCentre Edge 91z

An all-business all-in-one that packs sleek sensibility into any small business budget.

Brother MFC-9325cw – Our Printer Deal of the Week

Want a color laser-class printer with a compact design, quick print speeds, quality output and high-end features? Then check out this week's PrinterComparison "deal of the week" today!

IBM To Rival Google & Microsoft with Online Office Suite for Consumers & Businesses

After going live with SmartCloud for Social Business this month, IBM plans to add IBM Docs - another online service for consumers and businesses - later in 2012.

Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3 Review: A True 15-inch Ultrabook

A major complaint about ultrabooks is that they don't really deliver premium performance. Acer hopes to change that with the first 15-inch ultrabook with high-performance NVIDIA GeForce 640M graphics inside.[...]

Western Digital Releases Affordable My Book Thunderbolt Duo

We got some hands on time at CES, and now Western Digital has made it official: the new My Book Thunderbolt Duo, the company's first product to take advantage of[...]

Epson WorkForce Pro WP-4590 Review: Significant Updates

Epson recently introduced a new extension of their WorkForce Pro lineup - the WorkForce Pro C series. These AIOs are designed specifically to provide VAR and commercial channel partners with[...]

Epson WorkForce Pro WP-4590

The Epson WorkForce Pro WP-4590 is the top of the line all-in-one printer of the newly developed WorkForce Pro C Series, which are designed to specifically to provide VAR and[...]

Asus B23E

The Asus B23E is a 12.5-inch business netbook that can be equipped with up to an Intel Core i7 2640M dual-core processor and Intel HD graphics. It weighs in at only[...]

TRENDnet Pushes 500Mbps Through Your Power Outlets With New TPL-405E

TRENDnet has a reputation for pushing the boundaries of what you can do with your home network, and this latest product, the Powerline AV adapter TPL-405E, doesn't disappoint. Using only[...]

Canon Pixma MX432 Review: First Look

Priced at just $100, the Pixma MX432 can print, copy, scan, and fax with print speeds up to 9.7 ppm and offers Canon's new "Fast Front" system. Intrigued? Find[...]

Apple Plans to Spend Some of its $100B Reserve with Big Announcement

Tonight, Apple sent out a notice to press outlets, announcing that it would be holding a press conference scheduled for tomorrow morning at 9am EDT. The topic? Recent decisions made[...]

As Netbooks Fade Away, Intel Repositions Atom for new Markets

With tablets obliterating the netbook market, Intel is looking for new places to sell its Atom chips. Fortunately, there are some outlets.

VIPRE Internet Security 2012 Review: Better Value Than the ‘Big Boys’?

VIPRE Internet Security 2012 can be less costly than products from Symantec, McAfee and Kaspersky. How do features and performance compare? Read the full review.

Printer Tips: Ink vs. Toner

Read our recurring series, Printer Tips from PrinterComparison, where our staff will share expert advice on a wide range of printing topics! This week we'll take a look at the[...]

WD Releases 2TB External Hard Drive with Backup Software

WD released a lineup of hard drives today that feature an improved design, a storage capacity boost, more security features, and automatic backup with the company's next-generation My Passport software.

Seagate Releases Firmware Upgrade for GoFlex Satellite

Seagate released a firmware upgrade for the GoFlex Satellite wireless storage devices yesterday. According to Seagate, the upgrade improves battery life, allows numerous devices to connect to the drive at[...]

Third-Generation Apple iPad Review on TabletPCReview

According to our review on TabletPC, the new third-generation Apple iPad lives up to its expectations set by the previous two installations! Apple definitely put much thought and attention into[...]

Mass Effect 3 Review: The Best and Worst Game of 2012

Mass Effect 3 is quickly shaping up to be one of the most controversial games of 2012 - thanks largely to the reactions of an incredibly dedicated fan base. In[...]

Canon Pixma MX512

The Canon Pixma MX512 offers 802.11 Wi-Fi connectivity, a Dual Function panel for easier menu navigation, a maximum color resolution of 4800 x 1200, auto duplexing and print speeds of[...]

Canon Pixma MX512 Review: A SOHO Inspired Inkjet

Canon continues to target the SOHO market with last month's announcement of three new affordable office ready AIOs. Read our full review of the Canon Pixma MX512 Office-All-in-One that offers[...]

HP Reveals Major Restructuring of its Imaging and Printing Group

Hewlett-Packard revealed plans for a large reorganization from within the company today, plans that will reposition its Imaging and Print Group under the umbrella of the PC-making Personal Systems Group.

Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook Fan Speed Fix Available

Dell has released a BIOS update to correct erractic fan speed on XPS 13 Ultrabook models.

NVIDIA GTX 680: The New Kepler Flagship

NVIDIA released their next-gen GPU tech today, codenamed Kepler. Both notebook and desktop graphics received a refresh, and by all accounts, the chips are more than delivering. Boutique suppliers, like[...]

NVIDIA Announces New GeForce 600M Series Graphics

Today NVIDIA announced an all new line-up of notebook GPUs promising unprecedented performance and incredible power efficiency to enable gaming and 3D rendering even with thinner and lighter notebooks like[...]

Dell Aims for Home and Office with New Inkjets

Dell is walking the line of home and business with today's announcement of two new additions to their all-in-one inkjet lineup. Find out more about the new Dell V725w and[...]

ASUS B23E Review: Almost Everything a Netbook Should Be

ASUS promises the 12.5-inch B23E to be a reliable business netbook with good performance and user-friendly features. It's packed with the kind of performance found in a mainstream business desktop.[...]

HP Photosmart 7510 Review: Creative Answer for Families

We were pretty hard on the HP Envy 110 e-All-in-One, but now the spotlight's on the HP Photosmart 7510 e-All-in-One, the flagship of HP's photo inkjet lineup announced this past[...]

HP Photosmart 7510

The HP Photosmart 7510 e-All-in-One offers print speeds of up to 13.5 ppm in black and 9 ppm in color, a 4.33-inch touchscreen, 125-sheet input tray with 20-sheet dedicated photo[...]

Mobility Reshapes Hardcopy Market Overseas

New research from International Data Corp. (IDC), London, highlights how the use of Internet-enabled devices is changing the hardcopy market as we know it and is forcing industry participants to[...]

Muvee Reveal X Review: Can You Create YouTube & Facebook Videos in a Snap?

Muvee Reveal X is touted as letting just about PC user quickly produce polished videos. Yet how well does the software meet these claims? Read the full review.

Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3

The Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3 is a 15.6-inch multimedia and gaming ultrabook. The Ultra M3 stands out because it’s the first ultrabook that packs a dedicated graphics card. It[...]

Canon Pixma MX432 Review: A Great Value

If you're looking for a $100 all-in-one with photo printing capabilities, look no further. The Canon Pixma MX432 can print, copy, scan and fax; on top of that, it prints[...]

Canon Pixma MX432

The Canon Pixma MX432 inkjet all-in-one printer offers print, copy, scan and fax functionality as well as print speeds up to 9.7 ipm in black, photo prints in just 45[...]

Apple MacBook Air (2011) Review

Apple introduced the first MacBook Air in 2008, taking the industry by surprise. The next evolution of a company that puts design first, the MBA was a thing of beauty[...]

Canon Adds Google Cloud Print to Pixma MG8220, MG6220

Canon U.S.A. announced that two Pixma wireless all-in-one (AIO) inkjet printers are now Google Cloud Print Ready for easy on the go printing.

Dell V725w Review: First Look

Read our exclusive hands-on first look of the Dell V725w All-in-One announced last week as one of two new inkjets aimed at both the Home and SOHO markets!

NVIDIA Launches New Site and Claim 600M GPUs are Twice as Efficient

NVIDIA has released comparison benchmark charts, outlining the differences between the old GeForce 500M notebook GPUs and the new 600M series. NVIDIA has also launched a new website version of[...]

HP Adds Four Officejet Printers to SMB Lineup

HP introduced four new Officejet printers that aspire to help small and medium businesses reduce costs and increase efficiency in the office and on the go thanks to faster print[...]

Lexmark OfficeEdge Pro5500 Review: A True Laser Class Competitor

Read our full review of the new Lexmark OfficeEdge Pro5500 All-in-One Inkjet, offering small businesses and workgroups savings up to 50 percent compared to similar laser-class products, announced last month!

Lexmark OfficeEdge Pro5500

The Lexmark OfficeEdge Pro5500, the flagship of the new series, features print, scan, copy and fax functionality as well as print speeds of up to 21 ppm in black and[...]

Brother HL-3075cw Review: First Look

We reviewed the Brother MFC-9325cw from the new color LED lineup and now we have the single function HL-3075cw in the office. Take a hands-on first look with us today!