April 2009 Notebook/Laptop Articles

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

Below are the 129 Notebook/Laptop articles for April of 2009

HP Pavilion Elite m9500t

Enhance, experience, and share digital entertainment whenever the mood strikes with our stylish, powerful Pavilion Elite m9500t. Whether you’re streaming videos, editing photos, or backing up files, this PC won’t[...]

Mead Advance Notebook Review

The Advance notebook is the latest notebook from Mead that offers a soft touch grip, unique color patterns, and compatibility for multiple working environments. The Advance has a revolutionary cloth[...]

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Most Popular Laptops for March 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[...]

HP Pavilion Elite m9650f

This HP Elite desktop configuration features an Intel Core i7 processor, NVIDIA graphics, 6GB DDR3 system memory, and a 750G SATA hard drive.

HP Compaq dc5750

With advanced performance and power efficiency, standard productivity features and stable, long lifecycles, the HP Compaq dc5750 Business Desktop PC provides a great alternative choice for your demanding business environment.

Dell Announces Updates to Vostro Lineup

Today Dell announced updates to all of the Small Business Vostro notebooks, with design and hardware changes for all models. The new lineup consists of the Vostro 13.3" 1320, 15.4"[...]

Samsung ML-2851ND review

We've got a full review of the Samsung ML-2851ND monochrome laser printer. Check it out now!

HP to Intro ARM-based Netbooks

The Wall Street Journal reports that HP and several other PC makers are considering using Google's Android operating system using the ARM platform on their netbook computers.

HP dv2 Starting to Surface

The HP dv2, which we took a first look at back in January, is finally starting to appear on the market.

MSI Intros GX733 AMD Gaming Notebook

MSI has introduced its latest gaming notebook, the GX733 featuring an AMD Turion X2 Ultra processor and ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4670 graphics card.

McAfee Total Protection 2009 Review

McAfee Total Protection is a full system security suite consisting of anti-virus, anti-spyware, and a two-way personal firewall. This user-friendly security suite promises high value and continuous protection for PCs[...]

ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4 Review

The Internet affects our lifestyle in more ways than most of us care to admit, and the innumerable threats lingering on it can do likewise. A PC connected to the[...]

Dell Vostro 1320

The Dell Vostro 1320 is a notebook geared for small business needs. It is customizable with Intel processors up to a Core 2 Duo, up to 4GB DDR2 or 2GB[...]

Dell releases new 21.5″ HD Display with dual microphones

Dell today took the wraps off of a stylish new monitor, the 21.5-inch SX2210. With a stylish design and 1920x1080 ratio, the new display might be just what you're[...]

Toshiba Tecra A10

The Toshiba Tecra is a 15.4 inch business notebook featuring an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, built-in webcam and microphone, 9-cell battery, Bluetooth 2.1 and up to 4GB DDR2 memory.

Updated Lenovo ThinkPad T400 Review

The T400 ThinkPad is the much-loved 14.1" business notebook sold by Lenovo. Since our last review of this notebook Lenovo has added a new high-brightness screen option as well as[...]

Dell Vostro 1520

The small business-oriented Vostro 1520 features a 15.4 inch display, Intel Core 2 Duo processor, option of integrated or NVIDIA dedicated graphics, optional webcam and microphone, and up to 9-cell[...]

Dell Vostro 1720

The Vostro 1720, geared for small business needs, is customizable with up to an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 8GB DDR2 system memory, choice of integrated or NVIDIA GeForce dedicated[...]

AMD/Alienware quietly introduce Phenom II x4 925 chip

We've covered the original Phenom II launch as well as the recent updates to the line when AMD transitioned to their AM3 compatible processors. One AM3 chip that had[...]

Panasonic Toughbook H1

Based on Intel’s reference design, Panasonic’s new Toughbook H1 mobile clinical assistant (MCA), features a bright 10.4 inch dual-touch display that offers both tablet and touchscreen functionality. Weighing only 3.4[...]

WD Scorpio Black and Scorpio Blue Hard Drive Review

The hard drive inside your notebook is far more important than most people realize. Not only is the capacity important in terms of how much data you can store on[...]

TechnologyGuide launches Software.NotebookReview.com

Today, the sites of the TechnologyGuide.com family are proud to announce the launch of a new hub for the latest software reviews and news - Software.NotebookReview.com. Coinciding with today's official[...]

HP Pavilion Elite m9600t Review

Intel released their latest microarchitecture, the Nehalem-based Core i7 platform, in November of last year. Its taken until now, however, for some manufacturers to jump into the game and[...]

TechnologyGuide launches Software.NotebookReview.com

Today, the sites of the TechnologyGuide.com family are proud to announce the launch of a new hub for the latest software reviews and news - Software.NotebookReview.com. Coinciding with today's official[...]

HP Pavilion dv2 Now Available

It's been a while since our first look review of the HP Pavilion dv2 at CES in January, but the HP Pavilion dv2 is now available through www.HPDirect.com and select[...]

Windows XP to Ship Into 2010?

AppleInsider claims that Microsoft will allow HP to ship computers loaded with Windows XP until April 30, 2010, almost a year later than Microsoft was originally going to allow.

Users Speak Out: Dell Studio 15

The Dell Studio 15 arrived last year and since then has spent plenty of time on our Most Popular list. This Dell laptop remains popular in large part to a[...]

A-DATA partnering with Intel to rebrand X25-M SSD

A-DATA announced they are releasing the new X25-M series SSD under their brand name, targeted towards users who demand the ultimate performance in their notebook. They are rebranding Intel X25-M[...]

Top ten printers for March 2009

Get a jump on your printer purchasing research with PrinterComparison.com's list of top viewed printers for March 2009.

A-DATA announces SSD partnership with Intel

A-DATA announced they are releasing the new X25-M series SSD under their brand name, targeted towards users who demand the ultimate performance in their notebook. They are rebranding Intel X25-M[...]

Lenovo 3000 H200

The Lenovo H200 is a budget desktop system featuring an Intel Atom 230 processor, 1GB DDR2 system memory, and a 160GB hard drive.

Lenovo IdeaCentre K220

The Lenovo K220 is a system primed for multimedia use with 4GB DDR3 system memory, 640GB hard drive, and a DVD/RW drive.

Lenovo IdeaCentre K230

The IdeaCentre K230 is performance oriented system with up to 8GB DDR2 system memory, integrated or NVIDIA dedicated graphics, DVD/RW or Blu-ray drive, and up to 1TB hard drive.

How HP does green

An inside look at HP's commitment to reducing their carbon footprint and helping consumers do the same.

Acer Intros Timeline Notebooks

Acer has just introduced its latest line of notebooks, the Timeline series. Designed to be thin, light, power efficient, and affordable, Acer is trying a new approach with Timeline.

Lenovo ThinkCentre A58

The Lenovo ThinkCentre A58 is available in a small form factor or a tower design. This system is customizable with up to 4GB DDR2 system memory, integrated or dedicated graphics,[...]

HP Pavilion Elite m9660f

The HP Pavilion Elite m9660f Desktop is primed for high-end entertainment use. It features AMD processor technology, dedicated NVIDIA graphics, and DX10 3D mainstream gaming and the power to run[...]

Acer Veriton M265

Designed with productivity in mind, the capable Veriton M265 series offers value without sacrificing features. These systems are designed to be the workhorses of small-to-medium businesses.

Kyocera Mita expands ECOSYS printer line

Kyocera Mita America announced the expansion of their ECOSYS line with the addition of three new monochrome lasers: FS-4020DN, FS-3920DN and FS-2020DN.

Solidata SSD Review

Solid state drives (SSDs) are becoming very popular these days for upgrades in notebooks, especially now that flash-based drives are coming very close to the capacity of standard hard drives.[...]

Intel Netbook Platform Promises 2 sec Boot

Intel is working on a Linux-based mobile platform named Moblin, which they eventually hope has a two-second boot time.

Intel Atom Reaches 2GHz

Intel has announced the fastest Atom processor to date, the Z550 with a 2GHz clockspeed at its Beijing Developer Forum.

MCETech lets you record Blu-ray movies on your Mac Pro even though you can’t watch them

MCE Tech has come out with a new line of Blu-ray drives for the Mac Pro and, surprisingly, the Power Mac. The new drives offer Blu-ray recording at up[...]

Canon Pixma MX860 review

We reviewed the Canon Pixma MX330 in late February. Now, we have a full review of its big brother: the Canon Pixma MX860 Inkjet Office All-in-One.

Targus Netbook Accessory Kit

Oh, the places your netbook will go. An ultra-portable computer can turn even an airline tray table into an office, but what good is a tiny computer with oversized accessories?[...]

OCZ Intros XMP DDR3 RAM for Notebooks

OCZ has introduced high-end DDR3 SO-DIMM memory modules for notebooks with Intel Extreme Memory Profiles (XMP); the modules are designed for notebooks featuring Intel Extreme Edition processors or are based[...]

Acer to Launch Touchscreen Netbook in 2009

A DigiTimes report claims that Acer is working on a third-generation netbook that will have a touchscreen display; it is expected to launch by the end of this year.

Corsair Intros High-Performance 256GB SSD

Corsair will soon be launching its first high-performance Solid State Disk (SSD), the 256GB P256.

OCZ Vertex SSD Review

We've been hearing about solid state drives, or SSDs, as the next big thing in personal computing for a few years now. Until recently, however, SSDs have been plagued[...]

Intel adds new star rating to simplify processor choices

In an attempt to simplify their processor brandings and make selection easier, Intel has unveiled an all new "star" rating for all of their processor lines. Starting on the[...]

NortonLive PC Tune-Up Service Review

Sooner or later almost every Windows-based PC starts to suffer from performance problems due to bloatware, old files, poorly managed Windows updates, or adware and viruses. Symantec promises to restore[...]

HP Pavilion dv2 Review

The newest 12-inch notebook from HP is no ordinary ultra-portable laptop. Featuring the new AMD Athlon Neo processor, the HP Pavilion dv2 (dv2z) promises to bridge the gap between low-performance[...]

Ion-based Acer Aspire Revo spotted on UK retailer site

We've seen evidence of Acer's upcoming Ion-based nettop before, and now it looks as if they'll definitely be the first out the door. Four different versions of the Aspire[...]

InfoPrint Solutions releases two laser MFP’s

InfoPrint Solutions, a Ricoh-IBM company, announced the release of two new monochrome multifunction laser printers.

Acer TravelMate 6293

The Acer TravelMate 6293 is a business notebook geared for multi-tasking with up to 4GB DDR3 memory, SuperMulti DVD/RW drive, and 5-in-1 multimedia card reader.

MSI Intros 14″ GX403 Gaming Notebook

The MSI GX403 is the latest gaming notebook from MSI; its most notable feature is its 14-inch display, which is smaller than a typical gaming notebook's display.

OCZ Vertex SSD Review

We've been hearing about solid state drives, or SSDs, as the next big thing in personal computing for a few years now. Until recently, however, SSDs have been plagued by[...]

LaCie releases ruggedized 1TB external hard drive

Today LaCie released an update to their rugged line of external hard drives, bumping the bright orange drives up to a maximum capacity of 1TB.

HP Pavilion dv3510nr Review

The Pavilion dv3510nr is an attractive 13.3" multimedia notebook from HP, offered in both Intel and AMD configurations. In this review we take a look at the Intel version of[...]

How Canon does green

An inside look at Canon's commitment to reducing their carbon footprint and how they are helping consumers do the same.

Acer Intros New Aspire 3935, 8935G

Acer today introduced two new Aspire notebooks, the 13.3-inch 3935 and the 18.4-inch 8935G.

MSI Wind with 9-cell gets 25 Hours of Life

Johannes from Eee-PC.de conducted a battery life test with an MSI Wind U115 netbook with a 9-cell battery and was able to get an astonishing 25 hours, 4 minutes of[...]

Non-Microsoft OSes Helped by Economic Conditions?

ABI Research reports that a downturning economy may be advantageous for inexpensive netbook computers.

LED-Backlighting Penetration to Reach 70-80%

While LED-backlighting penetration rates are only around 40% for the earlier parts of this year, thanks to help from Intel's Consumer Ultra Low Voltage (CULV) platform, they are expected to[...]

Kensington Netbook Accessories Review

Last week, Kensington announced a line of Netbook Essentials. Featuring a netbook-sized mouse, neoprene sleeve, and security lock, the smaller accessories are designed to save space and travel lightly, just[...]

Ricoh releases the Aficio SP 4210N laser

On Wednesday, Ricoh announced the launch of its newest monochrome laser printer, the Aficio SP 4210N.

Dell Vostro A90 Business Netbook Now Available

The Dell Vostro A90 Business Netbook is now available in the United States, with a base price of $349.

AMD, IBM, others look to beat Intel by skipping ahead to 28nm chips

IBM and a consortium of partners have announced a agreement to jointly develop 28nm chip technologies.

HP Officejet Pro 8000 Wireless review

Interested in HP's new Officejet series? Check out our full review of the single function HP Officejet Pro 8000 Wireless inkjet printer.

Fujitsu LifeBook A1130

The Fujitsu LifeBook A1130 is a tablet PC featuring a 15.6 inch touch screen, integrated Intel graphics, an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, and up to 4GB DDR2 system memory.

Fujitsu Lifebook A6230

The Fujitsu LifeBook A6230 is a tablet PC featuring up to 4GB DDR3 system memory, a 15.4 inch CrystalView LCD, integrated 1.3 megapixel webcam, and choice of integrated or ATI[...]

MotionDSP vReveal software review

vReveal is a new application from upstart MotionDSP that aims to help consumers fix problems affecting their digital video. The software is designed to be easy to use even[...]

HP Firebird PC sees $500 price drop

HP's unique gaming PC, the Voodoo-engineered Firebird desktop, is suddenly $500 cheaper.

Toshiba Portege R600

The Toshiba Portege R600 features an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, a 120GB SSD, integrated Bluetooth and webcam.

Dell Studio XPS 13 Review

The Dell Studio XPS 13 packs high performance features and impressive style in an extremely mobile 13-inch laptop. The metal and leather accents on the Studio XPS 13 will certainly[...]

G.Skill Intros Falcon SSDs

G.Skill today introduced its Falcon series of Solid State Disks (SSDs), which are MLC-based and feature a SATA II interface.

OCZ Intros Mini SSDs for Netbooks

OCZ today introduced a new storage solution designed specifically for netbooks: a flash-based Solid State Disk (SSD) with a mini-PCI Express interface.

HP Laserjet CM2320nf first look

Check out our video first look of the HP Color Laserjet CM2320nf multifunction printer and stay tuned for our full review.

Kodak targets women with new campaign

Kodak is feeling out the female demographic with the new Print & Prosper campaign.

Dell Refreshes Studio 15 Notebook

Today Dell refreshed the Studio 15 notebook, offering faster processors and the new ATI Mobility Radeon 4570 graphics card as upgrade options. The ATI 4570 will be offered in 256[...]

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Zotac releases Ion-based mini-ITX motherboard

We've been waiting with baited breath for the first Ion-based computers to start trickling out. First out of the gate was Acer, with their Revo nettops, and now component[...]

Canon Forest Program revived for Earth Day

Canon announced on Earth Day that it will be bringing back the Canon Forest Program in an effort to give back to the environment.

HP Pavilion dv3t Now Available

Today HP released the Pavilion dv3t, the Intel brother to the AMD-based dv3z. The new dv3t offers an integrated optical drive, optional dedicated graphics, an optional Blu-ray drive, and an[...]

Green Technology Info Center: Mobile Solutions

In honor of Earth Day, we're launching a new Green Technology Info Center designed to bring together the latest news, tips, and tricks for saving money while saving the environment.[...]

Green Technology Info Center: Desktop Solutions

In honor of Earth Day, we're launching a new Green Technology Info Center designed to bring together the latest news, tips, and tricks for saving money while saving the environment.[...]

Green Technology Info Center: Print Solutions

In honor of Earth Day, we're launching a new Green Technology Info Center designed to bring together the latest news, tips, and tricks for saving money while saving the environment.[...]

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Review

While the news hasn't been too hot for AMD this week, they aren't letting it stop them from doing business. Today, they're refreshing their Dragon platform, which consists of[...]

Samsung NC20 Review

The Samsung NC20 is a 12.1" netbook and larger brother to the 10" NC10. The NC20 offers a larger nearly-full-size keyboard, large 6-cell battery, WXGA resolution display, and the VIA[...]

Samsung NC20

The 12.1 inch Samsung NC20 netbook is powered by a VIA Nano processor, a built-in 1.3 megapixel webcam, a 6-cell lithium battery, and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR.

“Easy” recycling at Staples

We recently visited a local Staples store to get a behind-the-scenes look at the improved Staples Ink and Toner Recycling Program.

NotebookReview.com Guide To Buying A Notebook Online

If you're looking to buy a new laptop and have visited any manufacturer's website, chances are you've been overwhelmed by the variety of choices you have to make. Should you[...]

Samsung Intros New N110, N120 Netbooks

Samsung has introduced two new netbooks to its lineup: the N110 and N120, retailing for $469 and $459 respectively.

MSI X340 CULV Notebook Coming Soon

MSI's X-Slim X340 notebook is listed on MSI's website as "coming soon"; it is based on the new Intel Consumer Ultra Low Voltage (CULV) platform.

EVGA GeForce GTX 275 Review

It seems like the graphics card war heated up just a couple of years ago with the introduction of NVIDIA's GeForce 8800 and ATI's eventual reply. Since then there's[...]

Solo Netbook Mini Instant-Messenger Bag

The Solo Netbook Mini Instant-Messenger bag is designed to carry up to an 11-inch netbook and meets TSA checkpoint-friendly requirements. Is this downsized messenger finally the bag your netbook has[...]

MSI Radeon HD 4890 Review

Ever since ATI introduced the Radeon HD48xx cards in the summer of 2008, users have scrambled to choose sides in the graphics card debate. What really shook things up[...]

Samsung N110

The Samsung N110 is a netbook featuring a 10.1 inch glossy display, Intel Atom N270 processor, 1GB RAM, 160GB hard drive, and a 6-cell lithium ion battery.

Panasonic Toughbook T8

The Panasonic Toughbook T8 is a rugged notebook with a 12.1 inch touch screen display. It features 3GB RAM, WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity, and a 120GB hard drive.

ASUS F50SV-A2 Review

The ASUS F50SV-A2 is a midrange gaming notebook that offers an Intel P8600 Core 2 Duo Processor and a NVIDIA GeForce GT 120M 1GB graphics card in a 16" shell.[...]

MSI Computer VR601

The MSI VR601 features a 15.4 inch WXGA display, 2GB system memory, 160GB hard drive, and DVD SuperMulti drive.

Asus F50SV

The ASUS F50SV-A2 is a midrange gaming notebook that offers an Intel P8600 Core 2 Duo Processor and a NVIDIA GeForce GT 120M 1GB graphics card in a 16 inch[...]

Acer Aspire 3935

The Acer Aspire 3935 features an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 13.3 inch backlit widescreen display, Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR, and DVD SuperMulti drive.

Seagate introduces Time Machine-esque backup for Windows users

Time Machine and the associated storage is one of the big pluses to Mac OS X; backing up critical data becomes easy and simple. Seagate has gone and introduced[...]

Averatec Intros 12″ N2700 Notebook

Averatec today introduced the 12-inch N2700 featuring a Core 2 Duo and a $699 price tag.

Touchscreens in less than 5% of Notebooks

AU Optronics president LJ Chen says that touchscreen penetration in notebooks will be less than five percent globally this year.

HP Announces ProBook Series Notebooks

HP is well known for making stylish consumer notebooks, but today HP decided it was about time that business notebooks started looking cool too. HP today announced a new brand[...]

HP Pavilion dv6z Review

The newest 16-inch notebook from HP promises to deliver great performance at a low price and might be very popular in 2009. The HP Pavilion dv6z features the latest AMD[...]

Fujitsu LifeBook E8210

The Fujitsu LifeBook E8210 features a 15.4 inch wide aspect display, choice of Intel or ATI Radeon graphics, and DVD/CD RW drive.

HP ProBook 4510s

The HP ProBook 4510s offers a 15.6-inch diagonal 16:9 HD widescreen LED backlight display and optional HP Mobile Broadband connectivity with built-in Gobi technology or standard Wi-Fi certified and optional[...]

HP ProBook 4415s

The HP ProBook 4415s features a 14.0 inch 16:9 LED-backlit HD display and AMD Sempron or Turion X2 dual-core processor.

Canon Pixma Pro9500 Mark II

The Canon Pixma Pro9500 Mark II is a second generation printer featuring 10 individual ink tanks including photo black, matte black and gray along with seven colors. The Pixma Pro9500[...]

Canon Pixma Pro9000 Mark II

The Canon Pixma Pro9000 Mark II is a second generation printer featuring eight individual ink tanks, Ambient Light Correction, a print resolution up to 4800 x 2400 dpi and a[...]

HP ProBook 4515s

The HP ProBook 4515s is a business-oriented notebook featuring an AMD processor, ATI integrated or dedicated graphics, and a 15.6 inch LED backlit display.

HP ProBook 4710s

The HP ProBook 4710s is a business-oriented notebook featuring an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 17.3 inch LED-backlit 16:9 HD display, and ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330 graphics.

Canon Pixma Pro9500 Mark II first look

Watch our video first look of the Pixma Pro9500 Mark II, the most recent professional photo printer from Canon.

HP ProBook 4410s

The HP ProBook 4410s is a business-oriented notebook featuring an Intel processor, a 14 inch LED-backlit HD 16:9 display, and choice of ATI integrated or dediated graphics.

ATI Radeon HD 4770 Review

ATI released their newest video card today, the Radeon HD 4770. While high end video cards like the Radeon HD 4870X2 and GeForce GTX 295 tend to get all[...]

HP Laserjet CM2320nf review

The HP Color Laserjet CM2320nf multifunction printer could be the perfect machine for your office. Why not read our full review and find out?

Windows 7 to have “XP Mode”, Special Requirements

Microsoft's upcoming Windows 7 operating system will have an "XP mode" feature that allows users to run programs that do not work on Vista or 7 through a virtual version[...]

16:10 Notebooks to See Price Drops

A DigiTimes report claims that large notebook vendors such as HP and Dell are planning to drop prices on notebooks featuring 16:10 aspect displays.

Netbook Shipments to Reach 50 million Next Year

Acer chairmen JT Wang said in a DigiTimes report that global netbook shipments are expected to reach 50 million units in 2010, or about 25% of the total notebook market.

Hitachi Travelstar 5K500.B Review

The Hitachi Travelstar 5K500.B is a new eco-friendly notebook hard drive that aims to reduce your notebook's power consumption. This model line-up offers halogen-free production, improved signal processing, and optional[...]

Toshiba Tecra M10

The Toshiba Tecra M10 features a 14.1 inch widescreen display, DVD SuperMulti drive, optional Bluetooth, and NVIDIA Quadro dedicated graphics.

Windows 7 out October 23rd?

Acer has confirmed that their multitouch-capable all-in-one desktop, the Z5600, will be available with the Windows 7 operating system starting October 23rd.