April 2010 Notebook/Laptop Articles

Listed below are all of our news and reviews articles for April 2010. 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 2010

Below are the 105 Notebook/Laptop articles for April of 2010

The Top 15 Missing Google Chrome Extensions

These missing Chrome extensions have been categorized as "inappropriate," and as such have been deprecated from Google's extension listings. What's so wrong -- or so right -- about these missing[...]

Brother MFC-6890cdw review

Considering a new printer for your home office or small business? Then you owe it to yourself and/or your coworkers to read our review of the Brother MFC-6890cdw!


The power of the Alienware Area-51 ALX is undeniable inside and out. Take command immediately with Alienware’s all-new, anodized aluminum case design that includes motorized vents for managing your thermals[...]

Alienware Area-51 ALX Review

The Alienware Area-51 ALX represents Alienware's top-of-the-line offering. With a starting price tag of more than two thousand dollars, the Area-51 ALX packs together multiple GPUs, heat sensing fins, fat[...]

Fujitsu Intros MH330 Thin and Light Netbook

Fujitsu today announced its latest netbook, the MH330 weighing just 2.4 pounds and measuring just under an inch thin.

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Most Popular Laptops for March 2010

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[...]

Top ten printers for March 2010

Get a jump on your printer purchasing research with PrinterComparison.com's list of top viewed printers for March 2010.

Brother MFC-6890cdw

The Brother MFC-6890cdw is at the top of Brother’s all-in-one inkjet line, offering 11 x 17 inch ledger printing, scanning, copying and faxing as well as network connectivity, a 4.2-inch[...]

ASUS U30JC-A1 with NVIDIA Optimus Review

The U30JC is the latest 13-inch notebook from ASUS offering the new NVIDIA Optimus switchable graphics. Offering the best of both worlds, Optimus allows seamless switching between the Intel GMA[...]

Fujitsu LifeBook T4310

The LifeBook T4310 features an Intel Core 2 Duo Processor, up to 4 GB of Dual Channel memory, a 12.1-inch LCD and a built-in 1.3 megapixel webcam.

Fujitsu LifeBook T4410

The LifeBook T4410 features an Intel Core 2 Duo Processor, optional built-in 2.0 megapixel webcam, a 12.1-inch screen, and up to 4 GB of Dual Channel memory.

Fujitsu LifeBook T900

The LifeBook T900 features a 13.3-inch screen, 8 GB of memory, an optional integrated 2.0 megapixel webcam and Mobile Intel HD Graphics.

Lenovo X201T

The Lenovo x201T features up to 8GB DDR3 RAM, a 12.1-inch screen, and the latest Intel Core i series processors.

HP EliteBook 2740p

The EliteBook 2740p features a 12.1-inch screen, 8 GB of memory, and Intel HD Graphics.

Toshiba Portege M780

The Portégé M780 features a 12.1-inch display, an Intel Core vPro processor and Intel HD Graphics.

Shuttle Launches New Micro Workstations with up to Six Cores

Wow, HP may have been the first major company to launch a small form factor system aimed at the workstation market, but it seems like they must have broken the[...]

AMD Brings OpenGL 4.0, 3.3 Support to Linux, Windows

The maze of graphics drivers, regardless of the operating system, can often to be tricky to navigate. Different OSes offer different features, and different cards can do different things.

Western Digital Releases Updated Velociraptor Drives

Western Digital's original VelociRaptor drive quickly became the gold standard for PC enthusiasts looking to add a little extra pep to their performance-oriented gaming and workstation systems. Despite the[...]

McAfee AntiVirus Plus 2010 Review

McAfee is back for 2010 with a revised version of its AntiVirus Plus product, claiming improved performance and faster scan times. Is this just marketing hype or is this product[...]

Western Digital VelociRaptor Review (600GB)

Western Digital's original VelociRaptor drive was pretty revolutionary when it debuted. A consumer-focused traditional hard drive, the VelociRaptor offered 300GB of storage spinning along at 10,000RPM. Despite a shift across[...]

Dell 3335dn first look

Just released last week, we have the brand spanking new Dell 3335dn in for review! Check out our hands-on first look at the design and features with photos and video[...]

HP Rolls Out New Pavilions: SFFs and Six-core CPUs

HP is never one to stay still with their desktop releases, and today's products are no exception. Starting at just $299, the new desktops hit the low and high[...]

Samsung Intros 640GB 7200RPM Notebook Drives

Samsung today introduced the highest-capacity 7200RPM hard drives available for notebooks, the SpinPoint MP4 series.

OCZ Updates PCI-Express SSD: the 2TB, 1.4GB/s Z-Drive

OCZ has been working on solid state drives for some time, and they've reached the point where relying on the traditional SATA standards just won't do. The retooled Z-Drive represents[...]

Professional Video Sharing Web Site Roundup

There are plenty of sites out there that let you publish and share videos online, but precious few of those sites help earn money off your cinematic efforts. Which video[...]

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 14 Review

The Edge 14 is the latest consumer and small business-oriented ThinkPad from Lenovo. Edge notebooks offer toned down looks compared to the SL and T-series ThinkPads, even including modified Chiclet-style[...]

Lexmark Interpret

The Lexmark Interpret is a budget friendly printer that features print, scan, copy and fax capability as well as a 35-sheet ADF, built-in card reader, and wireless connectivity.

Lexmark Interpret review

The Lexmark Interpret has print, scan, copy and fax capability as well as a 35-sheet ADF, built-in card reader, and Wi-Fi for a suggested price of $129.99. But will[...]

Finding the Right Server: A DesktopReview eGuide

As the first in our three-part sponsored series notes, servers come in all shapes and sizes. That's why it's important to find the most effective solution for your needs. [...]

OCZ Releases New Vertex 2 and Agility 2 SSDs

OCZ has always been known for producing some pretty high-quality components for enthusiast PC users. In the past, they were mostly known for memory; these days, it's easily their SSDs.[...]

Smartbooks: Great Idea or Just Another Gadget?

Just when you got used to smartphones and the new Apple iPad, now you need to brace yourself for smartbooks. A "smartbook" is larger and more versatile than a smartphone[...]

Inkjet Prints Skin Cells to Heal Burns

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Lenovo Skylight Smartbook Launching in July

The launch date for Lenovo's Skylight Smartbook has slipped to from this April to July, according to the latest reports.

Intel Releasing Next Gen Chips in Q1’11?

DigiTimes, among other sources, is reporting that Intel is prepping it's next-generation processors and chipsets for release sometime in the first quarter of next year.

Canon Pixma Pro9000 Mark II – Our printer deal of the week

Check out the PrinterComparison.com "deal of the week" and get a rundown of all the best deals of the week!

Toshiba Toshiba Qosmio X505

The Toshiba Qosmio X505 is features an 18.4-inch WUXGA screen, quad core processor and nVidia GTS 360M.

Toshiba Qosmio X505

The Toshiba Qosmio X505 features a 18.4-inch screen, nVidia GTS and an Intel Core i7 processor.

Toshiba Qosmio X505 Review

Aimed at both media enthusiasts and gamers, the Qosmio X505 is Toshiba's largest and most powerful desktop replacement machine featuring a quad core processor and a mid-range nVidia GPU. Does[...]

Apple iPad

The Apple iPad is powered by a Apple A4 1 GHz processor, features a 9.7-inch screen and runs iPhone OS.

Bitdefender Antivirus 2010 Review

Bitdefender antivirus 2010 promises basic protection for home users. It has some advanced features not normally seen on entry level protection suites and claims to be one of the most[...]

Apple Refreshes The MacBook Pro Line

Today Apple unveiled the much-anticipated update to the MacBook Pro family of laptops which includes the latest Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors, new Nvidia graphics, and even high-capacity[...]

Samsung CLP-770nd first look

Check out our hands-on first look of the Samsung CLP-770nd, rated as an "outstanding small workgroup color printer" by Buyers Lab Inc.!

HP introduces “plug and print” laser lineup

HP announced three new monochrome Laserjet printers with the new "plug and print" Smart Install technology.

Toshiba Announces Tecra M11 Business Notebook

Toshiba today announced the Tecra M11 series business-class notebooks featuring 14-inch displays and the latest Intel processors.

ASUS Quiet, Low-end EeeBox EB1007 to Nettop Lineup

ASUS is not afraid of diluting their Eee branding with, oh, about a billion different models sporting the name.

Adobe Releases CS5: Designers, Directors, Enthusiasts Rejoice

The next generation in Adobe's industry-standard content creation software, Creative Suite 5, is finally out. With the update, Adobe has introduced a number of new features that will no doubt[...]

HP Z200 Review

Most workstations are large boxes filled with powerful components. They take up immense amounts of space, make ridiculous amounts of noise and render large buildings in a single bound. HP[...]

Asus Eee PC 1201N

The Eee PC 1201N is powered by an Intel Atom N330 processor, has 12.1-inch screen, and features 2GB DDR2 SDRAM.

Details on Next-Gen ‘Sandy Bridge’ Intel CPUs Emerge

Intel's next-generation microprocessors based on the codenamed "Sandy Bridge" platform are slated to hit notebooks and desktops in Q1 2011.

Lenovo ThinkPad X100e Review

Business owners rejoice! The first affordable ThinkPad ultraportable laptop has arrived. The ThinkPad X100e is an 11-inch notebook packed with a low-voltage AMD processor, powerful ATI integrated graphics, and one[...]

Top 10 Best Firefox Add-Ons for Improved Browsing

Google Chrome may grab headlines for its excellent extensions (including the fake ones), but Firefox takes a back seat to no one in the browser plug-in department. We list the[...]

Finding the Right Server, part II: A DesktopReview eGuide

Now that you've chosen a server system, the next step is to install and customize it to fit your applications and users. Since the systems are designed to work with[...]

Pick HP Experts’ Brains in Free Live Chat

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ASUS Intros Eee PC 1005PR

ASUS has introduced its latest Eee PC netbook, the 1005PR with up to 11 hours of battery life and the ability play HD content.

OKI launches two color LED printer series for SMB

OKI Data Americas revealed the addition of two new printer series, the C610 and C711, color LED printers designed for the SMB space.

Compaq Presario CQ1-1020 All-in-one: 18.5 Inches of Atom-Powered Fury

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Xerox releases new WorkCentre MFPs for SMB

Xerox announced today the addition of several new customizable multifunction laser printers designed to enhance business workflow by increasing productivity and reducing costs.

HP EliteBook 2540p Review

The EliteBook 2540p is the latest road-warrior ultraportable notebook from HP. The 2540p offers a 12.1-inch WXGA screen, Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors, built-in optical drive with select[...]

HP Photosmart Premium Fax – Our printer deal of the week

Check out the PrinterComparison.com "deal of the week" and get a rundown of all the best deals of the week!

HP EliteBook 2540p

The EliteBook 2540p offers a 12.1-inch WXGA screen, Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors, and a built-in optical drive with select configurations.

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HP EliteBook 8540p

The EliteBook 8540p has a 15.6-inch display, NVIDIA NVS 5100 graphics and can be configured with either an Intel Core i5 or i7 processor.

HP EliteBook 8440w

The EliteBook 8440w has a 14-inch display, NVIDIA Quadro FX 380M graphics with 512 MB gDDR3 dedicated video memory and can be configured with either an Intel Core i5 or[...]

HP EliteBook 8740w

The EliteBook 8740w has a 17-inch display, a maximum memory of 16 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 SDRAM, and can be configured with either an Intel Core i5 or i7 processor.

NEC Shows Off 3D All-in-one Models

At a press event in Japan today, NEC showed off a number of all-in-one desktops with an integrated 3D display.

Lenovo Launches Eco-Friendly L-series ThinkPad

Just in time for Earth Day, Lenovo launched its new L-series ThinkPad line. This new model contains up to 30% recycled post consumer content in its construction; items like old[...]

TubeMogul Video Upload Service Review

TubeMogul is pretty simple: upload your video to them, and they spider it out to just about every social media site under the sun. Does TubeMogul multiply your video exposure,[...]

Lexmark X466de review

Read our full review of the Lexmark X466de monochrome multifunction printer with print speeds up to 40 ppm, built-in duplex print and scan, as well as Lexmark's 7-inch e-Task color[...]

HP Partners with Stratasys for 3-D Printers

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Dell Studio XPS 8100

Discover a more immersive media experience with the new Dell StudioTM XPSTM 8100 desktop, designed to keep you front and center of all the action. * NEW Intel CoreTM i5[...]

Dell Studio XPS 8100 Review

Adding a touch of sophistication to the more affordable Inspiron lines, Dell's Studio segment offers an option to mainstream users who want a little more - without having to spend[...]

HP AirLife 100 Smartbook Specs Leak

A product page on HP.com has revealed information about the company's upcoming Smartbook, the AirLife 100.

HP Shovels Core i5 into TouchSmart Line, Intros New All-in-one, Ultra-small Desktops

The HP TouchSmart has been one of our favorite all-in-ones, and HP finally updated it with some new tech - the Intel Core i3 and i5 CPUs. The computer giant[...]

Check Out Our New Monitors Section!

DesktopReview has been covering monitor and display news and reviews since we launched just a couple of years ago, and now they've finally got a place of their own here[...]

Online Photosharing Site Roundup

There are literally dozens of photo-sharing websites available today, but which offer the best features for your particular image-based ambitions? We compare DeviantArt, Flickr, Photobucket, Picasa Web Albums, and SmugMug[...]

Maingear Powers up its eX-L 15 Gaming Laptop

Maingear updated its eX-L 15 gaming laptop, adding Intel Core i5 and i7 CPU options and ATI Radeon HD 5870 graphics to the mix. The 15-inch laptop offers gamers the[...]

Manufacturers boast “green works” on Earth Day

In between April showers and May flowers, our calendar recognizes a day of giving back to Mother Nature, aptly titled Earth Day. See what good deeds printing manufacturers are doing[...]

Dell Leaks Details On Forthcoming 7-inch Tablet

According to leaked marketing materials, Dell is calling its answer to Apple's iPad the Looking Glass. Its going to be a 7-inch tablet that will run the Android OS on[...]

Canon Pixma iP2702 first look

Get a hands-on first look of the Canon Pixma iP2702 photo inkjet printer, the latest single function photo printer from the popular Pixma line.

Lexmark study reveals benefits of recycling cartridges

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SLAPPA M.A.S.K. Customizable Backpack Review

For several years now, companies like Dell have offered customers the ability to personalize their computers the way they like. Each order is customizable both internally and externally, with users[...]

New Dual-Core Atom Processors Coming?

A rumor is circulating that a new dual-core Intel Atom processor is on the horizon.

Microsoft Touch Pack Now Available for Download

Microsoft's Touch Pack for Windows 7 was one of our favorite pieces of software the Redmond giant cooked up for Windows 7. We never understood, however, why they wouldn't just[...]

HP Shipping Motion Controller in Some Countries

HP's new gaming effort, the HP Swing, recently launched in India. It's being sold as part of HP's Pavilion line of desktops, and for the moment, it's India only.

MSI Wind U160 Review

The Wind U160 is the latest Intel Pine Trail based-netbook from MSI boasting an impressive 15 hours of battery life. With a slightly larger battery and nearly identical parts configuration,[...]

Our printer deal of the week: Epson Stylus Photo R1900

Check out the PrinterComparison.com "deal of the week" and get a rundown of all the best deals of the week!

Intel Shows Off New Rugged Classmate Tablet PC

Intel today showed off its latest reference design for its convertible tablet Classmate PC, featuring a ruggedized design and up to 8.5 hours of battery life.

AMD Releases Six-Core CPU, 890FX Chipset

Intel released their own six-core CPUs just a few weeks ago, and smaller market rival AMD today came out with their own efforts. Coming in at a fraction of the[...]

Direct2Drive Video Game Download Service Review

Game download services are taking over the game distribution role from brick-and-mortar stores. Today we take a look at one example, Direct2Drive, the first of many services in our review[...]

AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Review

When Intel released their six-core Core i7-980X processor, people were wondering when AMD's own efforts were going to bear fruit. With the release of the new Phenom II X6 CPUs,[...]

Printing profits soar amid economic recovery

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Want to Add AMD’s New Six-core Phenom II X6 to Your System? Here’s How!

One of the most attractive parts of AMD's newest Athlon II and Phenom II processors (including the hot new six-core Phenom II X6 1090T) is that they're backwards compatible with[...]

Finding the right printer for you: LED printers

Need help deciding on what type of printer fits your needs? PrinterComparison.com has put together the handy series, "Finding the right printer for you." This week's topic: LED[...]

MSI Computer Wind U160

The MSI Wind U160 is powered by an Intel Atom N450 processor and has a 10.1-inch screen and Intel GMA 3150 intergrated graphics.

Microsoft Office 2010 Release, Reviews on the Horizon

The highly anticipated release of Microsoft Office 2010 is just around the corner, with an edition for business volume license holders scheduled for May 12 and the consumer version coming[...]

Microsoft Office 2010 Starter Edition Review — Introducing Word Starter and Excel Starter

Fans of Microsoft Works may be disappointed to learn that their preferred lightweight office suite has been discontinued in favor of a very different product: Microsoft Office 2010 Starter Edition.[...]

HP Officejet 7000 review

How will the HP Officejet 7000 wide-format printer stack up against Epson and Canon's models? Read our review and find out today!

Notebook Warranty Guide

Are you thinking about buying an extended warranty with your new notebook but aren't sure about it? Warranties can be confusing investments, even for more experienced buyers - in this[...]

Samsung adds 3G to N150 netbook

Samsung adds 3G to N150 netbook

ASUS netbook wins award before it’s even announced

The ASUS Eee PC 1218, an unannounced netbook, wins a Red Dot product design award.

Steam: Mac Gaming Starts on May 12th

Remember when we talked about the fact that Steam would be coming to Mac and OS X within the coming months? That day is soon approaching, and Steam themselves[...]

How to pick the perfect printer: A buyer’s checklist

Need a new printer? Find out how to pick the perfect one with our handy 10 question checklist!

HP opens virtual doors to its Download Store

Although software downloads are easily found in nearly every corner of the Internet--some legally, some not--HP has created an online app store that contains many popular applications and games for[...]

PowerColor Preps Radeon 5970 with 12 DisplayPorts

One of the more interesting features of ATI's most recent generation of graphics was their new EyeFinity capabilities, the term ATI gave to its new multi-display configurations.