April 2013 Notebook/Laptop Articles

Listed below are all of our news and reviews articles for April 2013. 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 2013

Below are the 88 Notebook/Laptop articles for April of 2013

Samsung Series 9 Premium Ultrabook and ATIV Smart PC Pro Now Available

The new Series 9 Premium Ultrabook is available for purchase today. The new Series 9 offers a slim form factor and strong performance geared for business users on the move.

Nvidia GeForce 700M Series Graphics First Look

Today NVIDIA announced the latest additions to the GeForce 700M line up of notebook graphics: the GeForce GT 750M, 745M, 740M, 735M and 720M.

Eurocom Unveils Panther 7N

Eurocom announces 12lbs. 3D supercomputer laptop with nanotechnology, dual 16 core Intel Xeon processors, dual Nvidia Quadro graphics, 256GB DDR, 8TB of SAS storage with solar panels.

Amazon Takes On Dropbox With New Cloud Drive File Sync Applications

Amazon may have launched its Cloud Drive service nearly a year ago, but it's taken this long for the retail giant to add some much-needed functionality.

Amped Wireless REC10 Promises to Cover Everything You Own with Wi-Fi

Amped Wireless announced a new network extender today; the REC10 claims to extend your wireless network by up to 6500 feet.

AMD Holding Fan Event, Giving Away 1,000 Unlocked APUs

If you're in or around the San Francisco area this weekend, AMD has a special treat for you! The company is planning a 'fan experience' weekend, letting everyday gamers get[...]

Lenovo ThinkCentre Edge 62z Brings Affordable All-in-ones to Business Users

It may not be quite as sleek as our current Lenovo favorite, the ThinkCentre Edge 92z, but what it lacks in style, it makes up for in savings.

New Software Updates Show Valve Box Running Ubuntu Linux

Thanks to some snooping around on the SteamPowered.com server, we now know that Valve has been doing more than a little bit of engineering in preparation for its Steam for[...]

As Ethernet Turns 40, Researchers Set to Explore 400Gbps Networking

Growth in demand for ever-faster networking speeds is pushing the IEEE to develop the next generation of networking, even as the current generation comes online.

Windows Blue May Be Called Windows 8.1, Due Out this Summer

Last year, Microsoft promised to speed up the release schedule for Windows updates, and it's clear they're living up to that promise.

Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch Retina Display Review

Is a screen with a greater-than-1080p resolution enough to justify the $1,499 price tag on the 13-inch MacBook Pro? Keep reading to find out.

Brother HL-3170cdw Review: First Look

Get a hands-on first look of the Brother HL-3170cdw Digital Color Printer offering small businesses a low cost alternative to office AIOs.

Track Energy Use with Verdiem Print & Power Analyzer

Verdiem has introduced new software, the Print & Power Analyzer, that can help large organizations track their end user computing and print environment in house as opposed to contracting outside[...]

Seagate Shipping First 4TB Hard Drive with Only Four Platters

Seagate beats Western Digital to the punch with bigger, faster, cheaper drives.

AVADirect Clevo P570WM Review

This custom Clevo P570WM is among the most powerful portable computers today, utilizing a six-core Intel Extreme Edition processor and dual 330W power supplies.

Magix PC Check & Tuning Review

Magix PC Check & Tuning is one of the best known systems management suites for Windows PCs. What might it do for your computer? Read the full review.

Alienware X51 Now Shipping with Ubuntu Linux, Starts at $599

It looks like getting an Alienware gaming PC is now cheaper than it's ever been, thanks in no small part to cutting out the Microsoft tax.

Canon Pixma iP7220 – Our Printer Deal of the Week

In need of a new affordable photo printer? Then take a look at the Canon Pixma iP7220 Premium Photo Printer, the PrinterComparison printer deal of the week!

Xerox Introduces Customer Loyalty Program

Xerox introduced new Genuine Xerox Rewards, a customer loyalty program that allows customers to earn rewards when purchasing Xerox consumables.

Zebra Technologies Release Wireless Mobile Printer

Zebra Technologies released the new QLn420 wireless mobile printer targeted at manufacturing, retail, and transportation and logistics companies looking to print on the move.

Advanced System Optimizer (ASO) Review

ASO offers a plethora of tools for making your Windows PC not so messy (and it doesn't blare red sirens at you, either). Yet, is it worth $40? Read the[...]

Printer Tips: 3D Printing

Read our recurring series, Printer Tips from PrinterComparison, where our staff will share expert advice on a wide range of printing topics!

TechnologyGuide: How to Build a Blog

Learn how to build a blog and find the best blogging service on our latest site, TechnologyGuide.com!

HP Pavilion Sleekbook 15z-b000 Review

The HP Pavilion Sleekbook 15z-b000 is an affordable configure-to-order notebook with a 15.6-inch display and AMD quad-core processor.

Matterform Introduces Low Cost Photon 3D Scanner

Last month, MakerBot announced the Digitizer 3D Scanner at SXSW and now Canadian startup Matterform has announced the Photon 3D Scanner for just $443. Find out more at TechnologyGuide.com!

Matterform Introduces Low Cost Photon 3D Scanner

Last month, MakerBot announced the Digitizer 3D Scanner at SXSW and now Canadian startup Matterform has announced the Photon 3D Scanner for just $443. Find out more at TechnologyGuide.com!

Worldwide PC Shipments Tumble After Windows 8

A new IDC report shows PC shipments in the first quarter of 2013 dropped almost 14 percent compared to the first quarter of 2012. Are tablets and Windows 8 to[...]

Samsung Galaxy S IV

The Samsung Galaxy S IV has a 5-inch, full HD display, 2 GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera, and runs Android OS 4.2.2. Samsung’s TouchWiz UI is also present,[...]

Dell Inspiron 15R Special Edition Review

If you're looking for a laptop with better performance than an entry-level machine but you still have to stick to a budget then this Dell might be just what you[...]

HP Envy 120 Review: Is Style Enough?

The HP Envy 120 e-All-in-One was unveiled at the end of 2012, but had its official debut at CES 2013. Read our full review now and see how it fared[...]

HP Envy 120

The HP Envy 120 is a 3-in-1 inkjet with print, scan and copy functionality. Other features include: print speeds up to 7 ppm, a 4.33-inch color touch screen, automatic duplexing[...]

Apple to Release Updated Mac Pros Soon? Unlikely – Try June

Last year, Tim Cook promised us a new Mac Pro in 2013. So where is it?

WD Reveals SmartWare Pro Simplifying File Backup

Western Digital unveiled SmartWare Pro which simplifies file backup allowing users to backup files to an external Hard Drive or Dropbox.

Moms Dads & Grads Buyer’s Guide Special Report 2013

Notebooks and Tablets and Smartphones, Oh My! Top Tech Picks for Moms, Dads and Grads Looking for a connection between technology, parents and graduates? Look no further than the living[...]

ASUS CUBE Google TV Box Coming with 50GB Cloud Storage, Android Honeycomb

Google TV has been struggling, but it looks like the company has found a new partner for it with ASUS. Next week, we'll see ASUS release a new Google TV-powered[...]

HP to Partner with Leap Motion, Bring Minority Report to Your Next PC

Want all the capabilities of a touchscreen, but without actually...touching anything? HP has some news for you.

Want to Fix the Start Button in Windows 8? So Does Microsoft.

Between rumors and reports, it looks like Microsoft is at least considering bringing back the Start button and desktop modes to Windows. Should they?

Western Digital Unveils Easy New SmartWare Pro Backup Software

Western Digital wants you to buy more hard drives to keep your data on. To help you accomplish that goal, they've put out SmartWare Pro, a new piece of backup[...]

Can Microsoft Win Over Windows XP Clingers?

XP support eXPires in a year and Microsoft wants people to move. Why won't they?

Toshiba Unveils High-Res Kirabook

Toshiba announces its new brand of high-end premium notebooks Kira. The company also unveils the first of its new line, the Kirabook with PixelPure high-res display.

Canon Pixma MX522 Review: First Look

Check out our hands-on first look of the Canon Pixma MX522 Wireless Office All-in-One, one of four new printers announced at CES 2013!

Lenovo G580 Review

This Lenovo budget notebook offers some impressive specs in a deceptively unimpressive wrapper. Keep reading to find out why we like this laptop.

OKI Data and Neopost USA Announce Partnership

OKI Data Americas and Neopost USA announced earlier this week that will collaborate on a new line of digital print solutions, Neopost HD Office Printers.

Samsung Announces EPEAT Ratings for 60 Printers

Samsung Electronics America Inc. recognized environmental achievements on Earth Day with the announcement that 60 A3, A4 and MFP print devices are now EPEAT-rated.

WD XE Hard Drive Brings SSD-Class Performance to Hard Drives

Western Digital unveiled the new WD XE this morning, an enterprise-class SAS hard drive capable of hitting more than 200MB/s.

HP Closed Loop Recycling: Facility Tour

In honor of Earth Day, HP gave us a behind-the-scenes tour of the compounding facility in Montreal, an integral part of their closed loop recycling process. Check it out now!

TechnologyGuide: Two-Step Verification

Apple and Microsoft recently introduced two-step verification for users but how can it help you from being the victim of online identity theft?

Nokia Lumia 920

The Nokia Lumia 920 is a flagship Windows Phone 8 handset. Powered by a 1.5 GHz, dual-core processor, the Lumia 920 has a 4.5-inch, 1280 x 768 display and 32[...]

Nokia Lumia 920 Review: A Worthy Flagship

Nokia is back for a second try with a Windows Phone. With a new OS and improved set of hardware, does this one deliver?

Samsung Galaxy S IV Review: The International Version

The Samsung Galaxy S IV is a certainly a high-quality Android handset, but is it enough of an upgrade to convince GS III users to upgrade?

WD Ships World’s First 5mm Laptop Hard Drive

Western Digital has officially launched the first in a new family of ultra-slim HDDs and SSHDs for Ultrabooks and ultra-portable devices.

Best Budget Notebooks for Grads

Heading off to school can be expensive; here are our top 5 picks for cost-friendly laptops for that college student to be.

Best Creative Inkjets for the Home and Dorm

The PrinterComparison staff is sharing their top picks for Moms, Dads and Grads starting with fun, creative all-in-one inkjets for the home or dorm!

Brother HL-3170cdw

The flagship Brother HL-3170cdw is a single function color LED device offering print speeds up to 23 ppm, automatic duplexing, 250-sheet paper tray and both wired and wireless network connectivity.[...]

Best Budget Friendly Laser-Class Printers

Creativity not your family's thing? Then consider a new laser printer for the home office or dorm! We've picked five low cost laser-class printers perfect for your Mom, Dad or[...]

Best PCs for Moms, Dads, and New Grads

It's that time of year again - where we try and find a new PC to replace our parents or our new grad's aging notebook or desktop. Check out some[...]

Mobile Convergence Comes Home with Higher-Speed, Lower-Cost Networks

Take a peek in the homes of most individuals and you will find a myriad of electronic devices in use, many connected and collaborating with other systems including smart TVs[...]

Spotify Review: Great Music Streaming

Spotify is now one of the most widely listened to streaming music services in the US. How does it stack up vs. rival services like Pandora? Read the full review.

LG Curved OLED HDTV Hits This Summer for $13,500

Samsung and LG stole the TV spotlight this CES by promising production-ready OLED TVs would hit the market this year. LG is making good at that promise, with a stunning[...]

Budget Laptops: HP Pavilion g6t vs. Lenovo G580

We compare two $500 budget notebooks with 15.6" displays, Windows 8 and Intel Core i5 processors. What makes one a better choice than the other?

3D Printer Creates Human Liver

Organovo has taken another 3D printing another step forward from creating human tissue to printing the first functioning human liver. Read more at TechnologyGuide.com!

Dell Latitude 6430u

The Dell Latitude 6430u is an exemplary business notebook. It offers the sleek and elegant design expected of an ultrabook with the steady performance business users need. Add in the[...]

Apple Macbook Pro 13-inch Retina Display (2013)

When the first 13-inch MacBook Pro Retina was released in Q4 of 2012, it received a mix response. It was praised for being one of the most beautiful 13-inch notebooks[...]

HP Pavilion Sleekbook 15z-b000

The HP Pavilion Sleekbook 15z-b000 is a configure-to-order notebook with cost conscious consumers in mind. With the base price sitting below $500, consumers won’t find many notebooks for less. However,[...]

Clevo P570WM

This desktop replacement notebook features a 17.3″ display and tips the scales at 13.8 lbs – or 21 lbs, if we include the dual 330W power supplies. Our review unit[...]

Dell Inspiron 15R Special Edition

The Dell Inspiron 15R Special Edition laptop straddles the line between the company’s budget friendly Inspiron line and their more premium but higher priced XPS series. The most recent Special[...]

Lenovo G580

In an area where most budget machine’s cut back, the Lenovo G580 offers good build quality and an acceptable level of performance. Equipped with a 2.5GHz Intel i5-3210m processor and[...]

Toshiba Satellite P875-S7102 Review

The Toshiba Satellite P875 is a desktop replacement mid-tier notebook with strong visuals and performance.

Toshiba Satellite P875

The Toshiba Satellite P875 is a desktop replacement mid-tier notebook with strong visuals and performance. Weighing in at over 6.5lbs. the notebook is clearly not built for portability. This notebook[...]

Mac OS X 10.9 to be Shown at WWDC; Brings Multi-Monitor Support

Ever since Apple introduced their peculiar full-screen app mode, multi-monitor support has largely been broken. The company finally seems prepared to fix that, looking to show off their next-gen OS[...]

AMD Unveils Heterogeneous Uniform Memory Access

Today AMD unveiled the new heterogeneous Uniform Memory Access (hUMA) that will be an essential part of AMD's upcoming new A-series accelerated processing units (APUs) code-named Kaveri.

Getac Announces X500 Rugged Mobile Server Notebook

The world's first server-class fully rugged notebook features an embedded RAID controller, dual Ethernet, quad core processor, discrete graphics and up to five Terabytes of storage.

ADATA Teams With Google as Preferred Storage Partner

ADATA and Google team up to offered "Powered by Google" USB drives.

Belkin Announces Availability of Thunderbolt Express Dock

Belkin announces the release of its new Thunderbolt Express Dock for Mac computers.

Prolexic: Avoid DrDoS Attacks Targeted at Printers

Prolexic, a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) mitigation provider, is providing a free document to system administrators that can help reduce or mitigate the vulnerability of their network devices and[...]

Lexmark Introduces MX6500e Multifunction Option

Lexmark revealed the new Lexmark MX6500e Multifunction Option, an expansion piece that turns current single function devices into multifunction systems, earlier this morning.

Brother HL-3170cdw – Our Printer Deal of the Week

Looking for a compact single function color LED for your small office or workgroup? The Brother HL-3170cdw might be the right choice, so check out this week's PrinterComparison.com "deal of[...]

botObjects Presents World’s First Full Color 3D Desktop Printer

botObjects quietly unveiled the new ProDesk3D, "the world's first full color 3D desktop printer," earlier this week and it has created a quite a stir in the 3D printing world.

Apple Rated Tops for Tech Support

Tech support is one of the biggest headaches you can have - unless you buy a Mac.

This Game Offers One of the Most Unique Mechanics We’ve Seen

On paper, Oliver & Spike refers to its main gameplay mechanic as something called 'dimension jumping' - which, frankly, doesn't seem like much. When you see it in action, however,[...]

As Haswell Nears, Intel to Redesign the Atom CPU

Intel's low-power Atom CPUs won millions of fans thanks to their placement in ultra low-cost netbooks and all-in-ones from a few years ago. As the company preps to hit the[...]

Is Microsoft to Blame for Your Computer Virus? Unlikely, Say Researchers

According to Kaspersky, 75% of security vulnerabilities are due to 3rd party apps.

TRENDnet’s New TEW-805UB Brings High-Speed 802.11ac to USB3.0

If you're looking for a way to bring high-speed wireless networking to your PC, TRENDnet's new adapter might be just what you need.

Windows 8.1 Build 9385 Leaks, Shows Off Windows 8 Lockscreen Apps, More

Microsoft rarely has an easy time keeping new versions of Windows under wraps, and it's looking like Windows 8.1 isn't any different.

Wacom Adds Multitouch to Pricey Cintiq Lineup

Wacom finally did the obvious and added multitouch to their critically acclaimed Cintiq lineup.

Devs Consider Jumping Ship as Windows Store Ad Revenue Dries Up

Developers are steaming after Microsoft stopped buying ads for Windows Store apps - and now, they're not making a cent.

AMD Centurion to Fight Intel Core i7 at 5GHz

Is AMD prepping an expensive 5GHz Centurion CPU in hopes of competing with Intel's Core i7 Extreme Edition?

China Passed the U.S. to Become World’s Biggest PC Market in 2012

China beats the U.S. in terms of most PCs sold - good news for desktop manufacturers.