April 2008 Notebook/Laptop Articles

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

Below are the 302 Notebook/Laptop articles for April of 2008

Logitech MX AirBook Review

Logitech has long been known for producing some of the best computer accessories on the market, so imagine our surprise when they sent us their all new notebook! This 12-inch[...]

Toshiba Satellite L350: A 17-inch Laptop For Only $750

Today Toshiba announced the new Satellite L350 notebook. This 17-inch notebook is available with AMD or Intel dual core processors, plenty of RAM and tons of hard drive space ...[...]

Most Popular Laptops for March 2008

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[...]

Skullcandy Link Street Pack Review

The Skullcandy Link Street Pack is the essence of cool, at least from first glance. The Skullcandy is a stylish design combined with bumpin' speakers, the ability to sync your[...]

News Bits: Intel Atom Processors, Windows XP Still Lives, Nvidia Blamed for Vista Crashes

Intel officially launches five Atom CPUsWindows XP sticking around for low-cost laptopsNvidia drivers account for 30% of Vista crashes in 2007New device sniffs out passwords in memory

DRS Armor 12.1″ Rugged Convertible Notebook

Rugged notebook and tablet computers are always a favorite with tech geeks. There is something about a computer you could throw through a car window and let bounce down the[...]

Mobile Projector First Look

Mobile projectors have been shrinking in size for years now, with the smallest models on the market right now being not much larger than a CD case. While these projectors[...]

Asus M50Sv

The M50Sv features an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 15.4″ screen, nVidia 9500m graphics, built-in WLAN 802.11 a/g/n, Bluetooth 2.0 EDR, and ASUS’ exclusive Power4 Gear eXtreme.

Slappa Hardbody Pro Case Review

Briefcase style notebook cases are nothing new to the market, but those claiming to be fire resistant are few and far between. The Slappa Hardbody Pro is one such bag,[...]

News Bits: New Toshiba Notebooks, Intel Anti-Theft Solution, Nvidia 9-Series Mobile Cards

Toshiba Satellite A300/A305 now availableNvidia 9-series mobile cards uncoveredWindows 7 coming next year?Intel anti-theft technology for notebooks in the works

Belkin Laptop Hideaway Review

Did you ever wish there are a convenient place to store your laptop out of site when friends and family come over to visit your place? That's where the Belkin[...]

Toshiba Satellite A305 / A300

At home, at school, or even for work, these brilliantly designed Satellite A305 laptops let you live brilliantly too. Use the TruBrite 15.4-inch high definition diagonal widescreen display to get[...]

Toshiba Satellite P305 / P300

Offering our sophisticated Fusion Finish, a 17-inch screen, Feature Touch Multimedia buttons, and excellent sound system, these laptops are great for all kinds of entertainment. Yet with a widescreen display[...]

Asus Eee PC 4G Windows Review

The Asus Eee PC quickly became an overnight success after its release last year. Consumers looking for a low-cost ultraportable laptop began buying the Linux-based Eee PC in record numbers.[...]

HP 2133 Mini-Note Review

Just when you thought you'd never find the perfect small form factor notebook for less than $1,000, HP comes to the table with the all new 2133 Mini-Note. This ultra[...]

Toshiba Revamps and Releases New Satellite Notebooks

Toshiba today updated their entire Satellite notebook lineup in one fell swoop. New designs, processors and innovative features enter the mix with these attractive looking and reasonably priced consumer[...]

News Bits: New Eee PC in April, AMD Cuts Workforce, Yahoo! Says No To Microsoft … Again

Asus second-gen Eee PC to hit late AprilAcer to introduce low-cost 12.1-inch notebookAMD versus Nvidia: the Mobile LineupYahoo to Microsoft: No, againAMD to cut workforce by 10%

GETAC M230 Review

Hardcore rugged notebooks are hands down my favorite notebooks to test, if only because my butter fingers will not damage the review item when I trip down a flight of[...]

Toshiba Satellite M300/M305

The Satellite M300/M305 features a 15.4″ screen and an Intel Core 2 Duo processor.

Toshiba Satellite U400/U405

The Satellite U400/U405 features a 13.3-inch screen and an Intel Core 2 Duo Processor.

Toshiba Satellite L350/L355

The Satellite L350/L355 features a 17″ widescreen, 200GB hard drive, up to 3GB, and either an AMD Turion 64 X2 or an Intel Core 2 Duo processor.

Dell Inspiron 530

Dell Inspiron 530s

How To Improve Notebook Battery Life

Anyone with a notebook knows that at the end of the day, battery life is still the key mobility factor when using a notebook on the road. What can you[...]

Western Digital Passport Elite Review

The Passport has been Western Digital's most successful line of portable external hard drives for several years. The sleek casing, solid build quality, reasonable speed and tons of storage space[...]

Dell XPS 210

The good: New Core 2 Duo CPU bolsters performance; Dell’s DellConnect support leaves the troubleshooting to the professionals. The bad: Innovations in design since the case’s debut 14 months ago[...]

Alienware Area-51 7500

The Alienware Area-51 7500 (Core 2 Duo E4500 2.2GHz, 1GB RAM, 250GB HDD, Vista Business) is a Core 2 Duo-based, consumer level computer.Compared to other consumer level desktop computers on[...]

Cyberpower Essential Workstation

Dell Optiplex 755

Dell Optiplex 755 Energy Smart Small Form Factor PC.

How To Sell Your Old Notebook

Sooner or later everyone ends up with an old laptop that they desperately want to get rid of. Your choices are generally limited to giving the old notebook away, throwing[...]

New ThinkPads Coming Soon

The folks over at Gizmodo managed to get their hands on some interesting news about the upcoming ThinkPad lineup from Lenovo. What does Lenovo have planned for the future? How[...]

News Bits: Dell Low-Cost Subnotebook, Dell XPS M1530 Updates, Asus M70, PS3 Laptop

Dell to launch low-cost subnotebook in JuneAlienware launches new AlienNetwork digital channel initiativeDell XPS M1530 gets LED, Full HD display optionsAsus introduces M70 multimedia notebookBen Heck creates PS3 laptop

Crumpler Chester Squander Review

If you're willing to get past the weird names and the insane website, Crumpler makes some of the best bags we've ever seen. Does their new "Chester Squander" laptop bag[...]

Asus M50Sv-A1 User Review

The Asus M50Sv series notebooks offer Intel Core 2 Duo Penryn processors, nVidia dedicated graphics, abundant hard drive space, and enough extras to keep anyone happy. Just how impressive is[...]

HP Mini-Note

The HP Mini-Note has a VIA C7-M ULV processor, 8.9-inch diagonal WXGA, 1 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM, and VIA Chrome 9 integrated graphics. See the click here to see[...]

Dell Announces New Vostro 1310, 1510 and 1710 Laptops

Dell today unveiled a redesigned version of its Vostro Small Business laptop line-up. The new Vostros range in size from 13.3" - 17" screens and have a new thinner[...]

Dell Vostro 1310 Review

When Dell launched their new Vostro line of computers last year the Vostros where immediately praised for meeting the needs of small businesses and budget-minded consumers alike. The Vostro 1310[...]

Apple Mac Pro

HP Compaq dx2300 Microtower

HP Compaq Thin Client t5135

HP Workstation xw6400


Velocity Micro ViewSonic NextVision M2000 Media Center

HP Pavilion Media Center TV m8200n

Gateway GT5654

Gateway GT5662

HP Compaq Business Desktop dc5800

HP Pavilion Elite m9160f

Gateway 504GR

HP Pavilion Slimline s3320f

Acer Veriton

Gateway GT5032 Media Center

Gateway 420GR

Gateway GM5664

HP Pavilion Elite m9180f

HP Pavilion Elite m9150f

Gateway GT5012 Media Center

Gateway GT5014 Media Center

HP Pavilion a6300f

HP Pavilion Media Center m8330f PC

HP Pavilion Slimline S3330f

Lenovo ThinkCentre A61

HP Compaq Business Desktop dx2300

HP Pavilion Elite M9060N

HP Pavilion Media Center m8200n

HP Pavilion a6230n

HP MediaSmart Server ex470

HP MediaSmart Server ex475

Lenovo ThinkCentre M55


eMachines T5234

eMachines T3626

Gateway One GZ7108

Gateway One GZ7220

HP Pavilion a6220n

HP Pavilion Slimline s3220n

HP Pavilion a6200n

HP Pavilion Elite m9040n

Apple Mac Mini

Apple iMac

HP Compaq Business dx2550

HP Point of Sale System rp5000


HP Compaq Business dc7700

Gateway GT5438

Acer Aspire

Gateway GT5412

HP Compaq D530 Convertible Minitower

Apple Power Mac G4

Velocity Micro Vision X25G

Lenovo ThinkCentre S50

Velocity Micro Vision T3000-CG2

HP Compaq Business d530

Lenovo ThinkCentre M51

eMachines T6212

eMachines T3882

eMachines T3985

HP Compaq Business dx5150

Cyberpower Gamer Infinity 9000 Pro

Cyberpower Graphic GL X2 Professional

Cyberpower Gamer Infinity 8600 Dream

Cyberpower Mega Infinity 6000 Lightning

eMachines T6520 Media Center PC

eMachines T3990 Media Center PC

Gateway 840GM Media Center

Lenovo ThinkCentre A52

Lenovo ThinkCentre M52

Apple iMac G5

eMachines T3104

eMachines T5010


Gateway 838GM Media Center

Gateway GX7022E

Lenovo 3000 J105

Cyberpower Graphic GL T2 Dream

Cyberpower Essential 3000

Cyberpower Gamer Ultra 6500 SE

Cyberpower Essential 2000

Cyberpower Gamer Ultra 8000 Dream

Cyberpower Gamer Infinity CrossFire Elite

Cyberpower Gamer Ultra SLI Basic

Cyberpower Mega Special I

Cyberpower Essential 1000

Cyberpower Gamer Infinity XLC

Cyberpower LAN Party Special

Cyberpower Gamer Ultra 7500 SE

Cyberpower Gamer Ultra SLI Elite

Cyberpower Media Center PC Limited Edition

Cyberpower Gamer Ultra 7000 Elite

Cyberpower Gamer Ultra CrossFire 9000

Cyberpower Gamer Infinity SLI Pro

Cyberpower Gamer Infinity 8000 Dream

Cyberpower Gamer Ultra 6000 SE

Cyberpower Media Center PC 8000

Cyberpower Gamer Ultra SLI PRO

Cyberpower Gamer Infinity 8900 Deluxe

Cyberpower Media Center PC 9000

Cyberpower Gamer Infinity 8800 Supreme

Cyberpower Back to School 2006

HP Pavilion Media Center M7560n

HP Workstation Xw8400

Lenovo ThinkCentre A60

HP Digital Entertainment Center z560

HP Business dc5700

HP Compaq Business Desktop dx2250

Velocity Micro Velocity Raptor Signature Edition Gaming PC

Velocity Micro CineMagix Grand Theater

HP Pavilion Media Center TV m7780n

HP Workstation xw9400

Lenovo 3000 J115

Velocity Micro CineMagix Pro

HP Compaq Presario Media Center SR2180NX

Acer Altos

HP Compaq Business dc7600

HP Workstation xw4400

HP Pavilion Media Center TV m8020n

HP Pavilion Media Center TV m8040n

HP Pavilion a6000n

HP Pavilion Slimline s3020n

eMachines T5088

Dell Precision Workstation 490

HP Pavilion a6110n

HP Pavilion m8120n Media Center TV

HP Pavilion a6130n

HP Pavilion Media Center TV m8100n

HP Pavilion Slimline s3120n

HP Pavilion Slimline s3100n

HP Compaq Business dc5700

HP Compaq Presarion SR5110NX

eMachines T3612

Dell Precision Workstation 690

eMachines T5230

Dell Vostro 200

HP Pavilion a6120n

Lenovo 3000 J200

Gateway GT5468

Lenovo 3000 J205

Gateway FX8040

Lenovo 3000 J110

HP Compaq Business Rp5700

HP Compaq Business Dc7800

Lenovo ThinkCentre A55

HP Compaq Business Desktop dc7800

Velocity Micro ProMagix A30

Velocity Micro ProMagix A10

Velocity Micro ProMagix E2240

Lenovo ThinkCentre M57

Gateway One ZX190

Gateway GM5632E

Dell XPS 420

Gateway GM5626

Dell Optiplex 740

Dell XPS 720

Dell OptiPlex 330

Dell Precision T3400

HP Compaq Business Desktop dc5700

HP Compaq Business Desktop dc5750

Alienware Area-51 ALX CF

Dell XPS One

Dell Precision M2300

Dell Precision M6300

Dell Precision Workstation T5400

HP Pavilion Elite m9080n

Velocity Micro ProMagix HD Digital Media PC

Gateway GT5628

Lenovo ThinkStation S10

Gateway FX540S


HP Pavilion Slimline S3300z Customizable Desktop PC

HP Pavilion Elite M9100z

HP Pavilion A6300t

HP Pavilion Slimline S3300t Customizable Desktop PC

eMachines T3642

HP Pavilion Ultimate d4999t

HP Pavilion Elite m9100t

Gateway FX540B

Gateway FX540XG

Gateway DX441B

Gateway DX441X

Gateway DX441S

Velocity Micro Edge M10

Velocity Micro Edge Z15

Velocity Micro ProSonix Digital Audio Works

Velocity Micro Vector HD25

Velocity Micro Vital A15

Velocity Micro Vision M15

Velocity Micro Vital M10 Slimline

Velocity Micro Vector Z35

Velocity Micro Edge M40

Velocity Micro Vector Z20

Velocity Micro Raptor Z90

Velocity Micro Vital A20 Pro

Velocity Micro Vision M30

Velocity Micro Edge Z55

Velocity Micro Vision HD50

Velocity Micro ProMagix E2055

Gateway GT5448E

Dell Precision Workstation T7400

Gateway GT5656

Velocity Micro ProMagix T1000

Gateway GT5644E

Lenovo ThinkCentre A57

Dell XPS 630

HP Pavilion Slimline S3400z

HP Pavilion Media Center TV m8400f PC

HP Pavillion A6400z

HP Pavilion Ultimate D4999z

HP Pavilion Media Center A6430f PC

HP Pavilion Elite M9200t

HP Pavilion Elite M9200z

HP Pavilion Slimline S3400t

HP Pavilion a6410t Desktop PC

HP Pavilion a6450z Desktop PC

HP Compaq Business Desktop dx2450

HP Pavilion Slimline S3400f PC

HP Pavilion a6460t

HP Pavilion a6400z

HP Pavilion a6214x

eMachines T5254

Adesso Multimedia Keyboard Review

The "Adesso Multimedia Keyboard and Optical Mouse" is a keyboard made for demanding users who want both mobility and direct multimedia access at the touch of a finger. This keyboard[...]

News Bits: IdeaPad U110, Windows XP SP3, $399 “Open Computer” runs Mac OS X

Lenovo IdeaPad U110 coming to the US soonClevo to reorganize notebook strategyWindows XP SP3 coming at end of April$399 Open Computer advertises Mac OS X Leopard support

Slappa Ballistix AURA Review

Few laptop case manufacturers have managed to impress us as much as Slappa. Whether it's their fire-resistant hard cases or their shoulder bags with stylish designs and innovative storage compartments,[...]

Dell Vostro 1310

The Dell Vostro 1310 features multiple Intel processor options, integrated or dedicated graphics and a 13.3″ display.

Dell Vostro 1510

The Vostro 1510 is available with up to an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, integrated or dedicated graphics and a 15.4″ display.

Toshiba Satellite L355D Review

The Toshiba Satellite L350 series notebook is a new addition to the 17" desktop replacement lineup from Toshiba. For a starting price of $749, Toshiba gives customers a TruBrite screen,[...]

Golla Laptop Sleeve Review

Golla is an up and coming brand name here in the United States. Their mission statement is to blend "lifestyle and technology to create true fashion bags for portable electronics."[...]

News Bits: ATI Radeon HD 3000, XP coming to HP Mini-Note, Alienware release BIOS fix … again

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3000 arrives in notebooksXP coming to HP 2133 Mini-NoteAlienware releases X32 BIOS for m15xVIA Isaiah processor outpaces AtomVista update causes USB problems

Asus Sets Eee PC 900 U.S. Launch for May 12th

Asus informed us this evening that the Eee PC 900 will hit the store shelves in the U.S. on May 12th. The Linux and Windows XP loaded version of[...]

Samsung 64GB SATA-II SSD Review

Late last year, Samsung announced it would join the ranks of solid state drive (SSD) manufacturers such as Mtron and Memoright by introducing a SATA II solid state drive capable[...]

Canon Pixma MP970 All-In-One Printer Review

Our review of the Canon Pixma MP970, a multi-function device capable of scanning, copying, and printing both documents and high-res photos.

Adesso Multimedia Keyboard Review

The "Adesso Multimedia Keyboard and Optical Mouse" is a keyboard made for demanding users who want both mobility and direct multimedia access at the touch of a finger. This keyboard[...]

Adesso Wireless Mini Trackball Keyboard Review

External keyboards for notebook and tablet users can be a godsend if you use the machine at a desk. Even the best notebook keyboards are still more cramped compared to[...]

Flexible Illuminated Full Sized Keyboard Review

Not every office environment is friendly for your computer hardware. What about all those coffee cups being thrown at people, and what happens if your office is submerged under water?[...]

Toshiba Satellite U405 Review

The Toshiba Satellite U400/U405 series is a new 13.3" widescreen notebook that weighs in at just 4.85 pounds and packs solid Intel Core 2 Duo Penryn performance and a big[...]

News Bits: MSI Wind notebook, 10-inch Eee PC, Aspire 5920 Gets WiMax

MSI announces Wind notebookAsus to launch 10-inch Eee PCAcer adds WiMAX to the Aspire 5920LG to produce widescreen panels for low-cost notebooks

Notebook Company Tech Support Comparison

Computer problems can be one of the most frustrating situations any person can go through, especially if it is your primary computer for school or work. Downtime can cause missed[...]

Lenovo ThinkVision L220x LCD Review

An external LCD monitor with a bright screen and high resolution can really make work a pleasure and more productive. One such monitor is the Lenovo ThinkVision WUXGA L220x, offering[...]

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 users sway towards smaller mice for travel[...]

HP Pavilion dv9700t User Review

The newest HP 17-inch consumer laptop, the Pavilion dv9700t, is a solid desktop replacement offering dedicated graphics, a high resolution display, and fast Intel Core 2 Duo processors. Is this[...]

News Bits: New Toshiba Satellite Pro Notebooks, Bamboo-covered Laptops, Dell Turns Pink

Toshiba refreshes Satellite Pro notebooksASUS and Dell to introduce bamboo-covered computersDell introduces Flamingo Pink M1530WiMAX-enabled Montevina notebooks from Acer coming soonASUS fixing Eee PC 900 battery issueOS performance comparison

Targus Travel Power Outlets with Surge Protection Review

Targus is well known for their notebook accessories. We always have good things to say about the quality and build of their products. With that said, lets see how durable[...]

eMachines T5246

The T5246 features an AMD Athlon processor, nVidia GeForce 6100 graphics card and 2 GB of RAM.

Asus M51 Review

Asus might have become a household name recently thanks to the Eee PC, but this innovative company still makes a variety of traditional form factor laptops. The Asus M51 series[...]

News Bits: LED backlighting increases, Averatec rugged notebooks, XP availability extended?

Ballmer says XP sales could be extendedVista a winner? Financial results say noLED backlighting use in notebooks to increase rapidlyAveratec announces semi-rugged notebooksAT&T and Starbucks to launch WiFi May 1

AMD introduces Business Class desktops

AMD has unveiled its first computer brand, targeted at small and medium businesses.

TG Sambo unveils 22″ all-in-one

TG today announced a new 22-inch all-in-one PC that is headed for the United States.

Toshiba Satellite A305 Review

The Toshiba Satellite A305 is a redesign of the older A205, vastly improving the look and feel of the notebook, as well as adding the incredibly durable Fusion finish. While[...]

HP Compaq unveils new Desktop PCs

HP announced two new business class desktops focused on reduced energy consumption while maintaining performance and value.

Alienware offering ATI CrossFireX in Area-51 desktop

Alienware is now offering dual Radeon HD 3870X2 graphics cards in its Area-51 gaming desktop

Lenovo ThinkCentre M57 Eco Review

The Lenovo ThinkCentre M57 Eco is a small form factor and low power consumption desktop. This environmentally friendly design lets the desktop draw a fraction of the power of standard[...]

News Bits: Gigabyte Low-Cost PC, Asus Lamborghini VX3, Windows XP Dead For Sure … Maybe

Gigabyte to launch low-cost PC in JuneASUS introduces Lamborghini VX3 notebookWindows XP sales end in June, Dell to continue selling itFujitsu introduces 256-bit AES notebook driveKingston introduces HyperX low-latency notebook[...]

Targus Bluetooth Laser Mouse Review

The Targus Rechargeable Bluetooth Laser Notebook Mouse is an innovative travel mouse designed to connect via Bluetooth to your laptop without the need for a USB receiver. Targus boasts about[...]

EVGA launches GeForce 9600GSO

EVGA is the first vendor to launch the new GeForce 9600GSO video card with 384MB of memory and 96 stream processors

Futuremark releases 3DMark Vantage

Futuremark has finally unveiled its 3DMark Vantage DirectX 10 graphics benchmark

Windows XP SP3 now available

Microsoft has released Service Pack 3 for Windows XP

Acer TravelMate 6292

The TravelMate 6292 features Intel Centrino processor technology with up to 4 GB1 of dual-channel DDR2 667 MHz memory, 12.1″ screen and enhanced Acer Disk Anti-Shock Protection (DASP) technology.

Apple releases updated 20-inch, 24-inch iMac Desktops

Apple announced upgrades to their popular all-in-one iMac desktop line featuring the latest Intel Core 2 Duo processors and more advanced graphics.

Alienware Unveils m17x Gaming Notebook

Alienware today introduced its most powerful notebook to date, the Area-51 m17x. The m17x is the much-anticipated stablemate of the current m15x, which was announced several months ago.

AMD desktop CPU lineup uncovered

Information has been leaked on AMD's upcoming CPU lineup, which includes 45nm quad-core Phenom X4 CPUs

Golla Laptop Bag Review

In our ongoing quest to find attractive cases for electronics, I've recently reviewed two Golla products: a laptop sleeve and a small MP3/camera case. Like these products, the Golla Laptop[...]

ATI Radeon 4800 Specs Leaked

The specifications for the upcoming ATI Radeon HD 4800 series graphics cards have been leaked

News Bits: Windows XP SP3, EarthLink supports citywide WiFi, Lenovo IdeaPads customizable

Toshiba says 25 percent of all laptops to have SSDs by 2011Windows XP SP3 now available ... sort ofEarthLink backing out of New Orleans WiFi effortLenovo IdeaPad notebooks now fully[...]