April 2007 Notebook/Laptop Articles

Listed below are all of our news and reviews articles for April 2007. 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 April of 2007

Below are the 79 Notebook/Laptop articles for April of 2007

Toshiba Tecra 700CT Review

The Toshiba Tecra 700CT is a $6,239 laptop that sports a 120MHz Intel Pentium processor, 1.2GB hard drive, 11.3" TFT Active Matrix screen and respectable 16MB of DRAM for memory.[...]

Acer Aspire 5050 Review

The Acer Aspire 5050 is a 14.1" screen notebook targeted at entertainment enthusiasts that want reliability and peformance on the go. The Aspire 5050 series comes with an AMD[...]

News Bits: Sager NP6650 Introduced, NVidia GeForce 8 Series Delay, Dell Offering Theft Protection

Asustek to separate notebook business under Asusalpha ComputerPossible delay of Nvidia GeForce 8 series mobile chipsSager introduces $599 NP6650 notebookDell offers complimentary notebook theft protection on select notebooks

Most Popular Laptops for March 2007

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[...]

Portable One WX

The PortableOne WX is a 17″ multimedia notebook.

News Bits: Intel Santa Rosa Coming May, 16GB ExpressCard SSD, New Sony Splash Design Laptops

Intel Santa Rosa platform to hit market in 1H MaySony releases four new Graphic Splash Edition notebooksTranscend introduces 16GB ExpressCard SSD

News Bits: Intel Santa Rosa Coming May, 16GB ExpressCard SSD, New Sony Splash Design Laptops

Intel Santa Rosa platform to hit market in 1H MaySony releases four new Graphic Splash Edition notebooksTranscend introduces 16GB ExpressCard SSD

PortableOne UX Review

Robin Williams in Disney's Aladdin could have been describing the PortableOne UX when he said, "Phenomenal cosmic power.....itty-bitty living space." Perhaps that is a bit of an overstatement, but[...]

Asus C90 Customizable Notebook Hands on at Asus Headquarters (pics)

We were at Asus headquarters today and got some hands on time with the upcoming C90 desktop replacement style notebook. The C90 is going to be one of, if[...]

Asus F5R Review

The Asus F5R is a new 15.4" screen notebook targeted at the budget market. The Asus F5R has a simple silver and black design that is common amongst consumer style[...]

Asus F5

The Asus F5 is a budget level 15.4″ screen notebook.

News Bits: DisplayPort Approved, Intel vPro for Notebooks, Acer tops in Canada

VESA approves DisplayPort 1.1Intel vPro technology goes mobileAcer takes top spot for notebook and display shipments in CanadaAsus XG Station opened up

Zalman NC-1000 Laptop Cooler Review

The Zalman ZM-NC1000 Ultra Quiet Notebook Cooler is powered by your laptop's USB port and cools the laptop. Since the notebook is running at a lower temperature, its fans can[...]

Techshell Apple MacBook Pro Hard Shell Case Review

The Techshell hard shell case is currently available custom fit to the Apple MacBook Pro. It comes in various colors to enhance design, but is primarily intended to offer[...]

Georgetown Law Prof Blasts Laptops in the Classroom as Bad for Learning

Laptops have become essential to college students being productive. However, in an op ed article today in the Washington Post law professor David Cole explains why he banned laptops[...]

Acer TravelMate 3270

The Acer TravelMate 3270 is a 14.1″ screen notebook targeted at business users, it has a Core 2 Duo processor and widescreen display.

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HP Compaq nx9420 Review

The HP Compaq nx9420 notebook is a 17-inch screen business machine that comes with a Core 2 Duo processor and ATI X1600 graphics card. The nx9420 is great for[...]

News Bits: Next-Gen Toshiba Qosmio, IRS Lost 490 Laptops, Suede Laptop Skins

Next-gen Toshiba Qosmio details releasedIRS lost 490 laptopsIntel to announce next-gen UMPC designLaptop sales: Acer on the rise, Dell down

Asus Headquarters Tour and Notebook Product Roadmap (pics)

Last week I was invited to a conference at Asus Headquarters in California. Getting to meet the people behind the Asus name and getting the chance to tour their facility[...]

Asus C30

An upcoming notebook from Asus with 13.3″ screen and Intel Conroe processor.

Asus C80

An upcoming notebook from Asus with 17″ screen, Intel Conroe processor, Intel X38 chipset

Asus C70

Asus C70 series — 19″ screen gaming notebook / desktop replacement, Intel Conroe processor, Intel X38 chipset

HP Compaq 8510p

The HP Compaq 8510p mobile workstation is a 15.4″ screen Intel notebook that uses the latest Core 2 Duo processor. HDMI is built-in as a port.

HP Compaq 8510w

The HP Compaq 8510w mobile workstation is a 15.4″ screen Intel notebook that uses the latest Core 2 Duo processor.

HP Compaq 8710w

The HP Compaq 8710w mobile workstation is a 17″ screen Intel notebook that uses the latest Core 2 Duo processor and Santa Rosa platform.

HP Compaq 8710p

The HP Compaq 8710p mobile workstation is a 17″ screen Intel notebook that uses the latest Core 2 Duo processor and Santa Rosa platform.

Alienware and Dell Offering Notebooks with Half Terabyte of Storage Space

Dell and Alienware, partners in crime in the PC industry, are now offering a half terabyte of storage in their Dell XPS M2010 and Alienware Aurora m9700 giant sized notebook[...]

Wenger SwissGear Synergy Backpack Review

What is the first thing that comes to mind when someone mentions Switzerland? Most likely you thought of Swiss cheese, the Alps, or a Swiss Army Knife. Sadly,[...]

Wenger SwissGear Synergy Backpack Review

What is the first thing that comes to mind when someone mentions Switzerland? Most likely you thought of Swiss cheese, the Alps, or a Swiss Army Knife. Sadly, a lot[...]

News Bits: New Samsung SpinPoint Drives, OLPC Sugar Download, Quanta Record Shipments

Samsung develops single-disk 160GB notebook driveOLPC Sugar interface tourQuanta notebook shipments hit record levels in MarchSony VAIO G gets Solid State Drive

HP Pavilion dv9000t with Vista Review

The HP Pavilion dv9000t is HP's flagship desktop replacement notebook PC with a nice crisp 17" screen, full 101-key alphanumeric keypad (with numpad), and various other entertainment options such as[...]

Clevo D900C Surfaces — The World’s Fastest Notebook (UPDATED 4/12)

Clevo is a notebook maker based in Taiwan that's in the business of cranking out gaming laptops that often get rebadged by companies such as Alienware, Sager and VoodooPC. The[...]

LG C1 Notebook to Tablet PC Convertible Review

The LG C1 is an impressive notebook Tablet PC convertible. Its lightweight design and glossy piano blue/black finish give this machine a professional appeal. Its Core Duo 1.2GHz processor doesn't[...]

Apple Worst, Lenovo First for Eco-Friendly Laptops says Greenpeace

Al Gore, who's movie "An Inconvenient Truth" won an Oscar award for its insightful look at global warming, sits on the Board of Directors for Apple Computer. So why[...]


The LG C1 is a notebook to tablet pc convertible that is an ultraportable. It has a 10.6″ screen size and weighs only 2.9lbs

Toshiba Satellite A200 / A205

The Toshiba Satellite A205 is a 15.4″ widescreen display Core 2 Duo notebook that comes with the option of 802.11n and a new LabelFlash optical drive to create labels on[...]

Kensington FX 500 Speaker To Go Review

If you carry an iPod or MP3 Player around with you when you have your laptop, and need a set of speakers while on the go, the new Kensington FX[...]

Lenovo IBM Thinkpad T60 Widescreen Review

As a college student, I wanted something that would last me through my education as well as through the daily tasks and environment of a college dorm. While I would[...]

Toshiba Satellite P200/P205

The Toshiba Satellite P205 is a 17-inch screen notebook that features a Core 2 Duo processor and 802.11n capabilities. Also features is a built-in web cam and LabelFlash technology for[...]

Toshiba Satellite A205 and Satellite P205 Notebooks Announced

Toshiba today is launching a couple of new consumer notebooks. The Satellite A205 is a Vista loaded 15.4" widescreen notebook that features a built-in web camera, Core 2 Duo[...]

HP Compaq Presario F500

The Presario F500 is a budget level 15.4″ screen notebook with AMD processor

Toshiba Satellite A135-S4527 Review

The Toshiba Satellite A135 15.4" screen laptop can be found for as cheap as $599 when on sale. For somebody with basic computing needs, such as say a grandmother,[...]

News Bits: Intel to Integrate Wi-Max, New Toshiba External Drives, Mac OS X Leopard Delayed

Intel to offer built-in Wi-Max in 2008, dynamic overclocking coming to Santa Rosa platform processorsAsustek to start manufacturing Intel Classmate PC, produce new Dell notebooksApple Mac OS X Leopard delayed[...]

Swiss Gear Maxxum Laptop Backpack Review

The Wenger Swiss Gear Maxxum laptop backpack is a bag designed to accommodate 15.4" screen notebooks and targeted at students who need a durable backpack to carry all of their[...]

WaterField Designs Laptop Sleeve Case Review

Versatility is an important characteristic to have, whether you are speaking about a person or a notebook sleeve. If you are looking for a highly versatile sleeve, look to[...]

Intel Announces Upcoming Mobile Processor and Device Push at IDF Conference

At a speech in Beijing China, Anand Chandrasekher of Intel outlined coming processor platforms and new UMPC and Mobile Internet Devices that would be coming in the next couple of[...]

Acer Aspire 5680 Review

The Acer Aspire 5680 is a powerful yet portable notebook. It is equipped with one of the more powerful GPUs available in 15.4" notebook computers today, the NVIDA 7600. Together[...]

Dell to Offer Blu-Ray Slot Loading Drive in XPS M2010

Last week Dell announced that it would be offering a 500GB of storage on board their XPS M2010 and today the M2010 will also be the first portable PC to[...]

News Bits: Fujitsu Santa Rosa Notebooks, Acer Ditching XP, Intel Refreshes Budget Processors

Acer phasing out Windows XPIntel refreshes budget dual-core processorsFujitsu announces three "Santa Rosa" notebooksNew Clevo notebook features SiSM671 chipset

Gateway E-155C Tablet PC

The Gateway E-155C is a widescreen convertible notebook. It comes with a 12.1-inch WXGA bidirectionally rotating display, Core 2 Duo ULV processor, 802.11a/b/g WiFi, fingerprint reader, media reader, 1394, drives[...]

Kensington Wireless Keypad/Calculator and Mouse Review

Kensington has long been a premier company for all things mobile, and recently released a wireless keypad/calculator and mouse kit that is a great one-two punch for mobile warriors who[...]

Current Notebook and Tech Deals (Updated 4/19/2007)

New Dell Coupon Codes for up to $450 Off, Expire 4/19/07Lenovo Spring Savings Sale -- Up to $440 Off ThinkPadsCompaq C502US 15.4" 1.86GHz 512MB 80GB $450Lenovo employee / shareholder discount

Some Interesting DIY Notebook Cosmetic Modifications (pics)

We never cease to be amazed by some of the creative and crazy things people in our forums do to differentiate, personalize and improve their laptops cosmetically or usability wise.[...]

News Bits: Dell to Offer XP Again, AMD Reveals Mobile Platform, Intel Takes AMD Market Share

Dell brings back Windows XP due to customer feedbackAMD reveals details about upcoming mobile platformOLPC shipments delayed until Q4 2007Intel retakes market share from AMD in Q1

Logitech MX 518 Gaming Mouse Review

Once upon a time, a mouse was just a mouse. In the past few years choices in pointing devices have exploded. One of those mice that stands out in the[...]

Motion Computing LE1700

Empower your business with LE1700 Tablet PC from Motion Computing and experience powerful performance and mobility, in a compact design. LE1700 combines features and the speed of the 1.5 GHz[...]

Does the Overclockable Dell XPS M1710 Deliver?

I purchased the new overclockable Dell XPS M1710 gaming laptop, which ships with a "non-roadmap" part from Intel - the T7600G Core 2 Duo processor. This processor is identical to[...]

News Bits: Samsung R55 with Hybrid Drive, PC Gaming Grows, HP Keeps Growing

Samsung debuts R55, their first hybrid notebookPC games show signs of reboundHP sees increasing growth, Dell lags behind

HP Compaq 6515b Review

The HP Compaq 6515b was recently released as a 14.1" AMD processor based business notebook with the budget conscious in mind. But it turns out that budget doesn't equate to[...]

Detailed Specs for Santa Rosa Lenovo ThinkPad T61 and R61 Listed on IBM Site

IBM.com now lists all of the information for upcoming ThinkPad T61 and ThinkPad R61 notebooks due out in May.

Dell Puts SSD Hard Drives in Latitude D420 and ATG D620

Dell is one of the first major U.S. players to offer a flash based hard drive in its notebooks. The Dell Latitude D420 and rugged Latitude ATG D620 will[...]

VT Book CardBus Graphics Card for Notebook Multi-Display Output Review

How many notebooks have I reviewed that did not come with DVI? I have lost count. Despite the ease and low cost of equipping a notebook with a DVI port[...]

Lenovo ThinkPad R61

The Lenovo ThinkPad R61 is a 14.1″ or 15.4″ screen notebook available with a Core 2 Duo (Santa Rosa) processor, optional integrated camera, roll cage in the lid and built-in[...]

News Bits: Acer Battery Recall, New Samsung 1.8″ Hard Drives, OLPC Founder Interviewed

Acer America announces voluntary battery recallCompal says adoption of LED lighting for notebooks will be slowSamsung introduces larger 1.8-inch drivesLAPTOP Magazine interview with OLPC founder Nicholas Negroponte

HP Pavilion tx1110us Review

The HP Pavilion tx1110us is a non-touchscreen version of the popular HP tx1000z notebook recently released. The screen still rotates like the tablet version of this device, but you cannot[...]

Kensington Vo200 Bluetooth Internet Phone Review

Thrifty talkers the past few years have seen many new toys hit the market for use with programs such as Skype, GoogleTalk, AIM, and Yahoo chat that offer computer to[...]

Asus A8F Notebook Review

This review concerns the ASUS A8Fm which is a budget thin and light notebook computer. It is aimed at students and home users on a budget.

News Bits: Apple Admits MacBook Battery Problems, Phillips Longneck Laptop, Recycling Battery Video

Apple admits to battery problem on MacBook notebooks, issues software updatePhillips introduces X200 "Longneck" laptopOLPC project attracting US schoolsHow to recycle batteries

Budget Aluminum Notebook Cooler Review

If you live in the Middle East or Asia the chances are you live in a hot environment. Following is a review of a budget notebook cooler I picked[...]

Current Notebook and Tech Deals (Updated 4/29)

New Dell Coupon Codes for up to $500 Off, Expire 5/3/07Lenovo.com ThinkPad 10% Off Coupon CodeHP tx1000z Notebook TL-52 1GB Lightscribe Webcam Vista HP $1100 shippedCompaq Presario c502us Notebook 1.86GHz[...]

Sony VAIO TZ, SZ5, FZ and VAIO CZ Notebooks Coming this Summer

According to forum members on this site with some inside knowledge, the Sony refresh of VAIO notebooks will be coming in July and includes a new 11.1" screen ultraportable VAIO[...]


The Sony VAIO TZ is an 11.1″ ultraportable notebook from Sony that offers built-in WWAN, Core 2 Duo ultra low voltage processor and new chassis design with a built-in web[...]


The Sony VAIO FZ is a 15.4″ screen notebook with Core 2 Duo processor and the latest Intel Santa Rosa chipset.


The Sony VAIO CZ series is a 13.3″ notebook that will have a Core 2 Duo processor and use the Intel Santa Rosa chipset.

HP Compaq nx7300 Review

The HP Compaq nx7300 is a budget business notebook with a 15.4" screen and Core 2 Duo processor. It's not flashy, and might not be for everyone, but it[...]

News Bits: SingPlayer for Macs, Vista Sales Boost Microsoft, Samsung 16GB NAND memory

Samsung begins mass production of 16GB NAND flash memorySling Media announces SlingPlayer for MacsLenovo remains largest notebook brand in China during Q1Vista sales help Microsoft boost profits

Averatec 1579 and 2371 Ultraportable Notebooks Coming May 11th

Averatec will be releasing a couple of new Vista laptops on May 11th. The Averatec 1579 will be an 11" screen ultraportable that uses a Core Duo ultra low voltage[...]