May 2006 Notebook/Laptop Articles

Listed below are all of our news and reviews articles for May 2006. 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 May of 2006

Below are the 108 Notebook/Laptop articles for May of 2006

Toshiba Satellite P100 and P105 Review (pics, specs)

The Toshiba Satellite P100 is a 17-inch screen desktop replacement laptop that uses the Intel Core Duo processor. The Satellite P105 17-inch is a similar Toshiba notebook and this[...]

Voodoo PC Introduces F1 Branded Scott Speed Notebook

No notebook manufacturer is complete without a laptop featuring fast car related branding, and as such Voodoo PC has released an F1 Racing branded notebook, featuring American racer Scott Speed.

Samsung Q1

The Samsung Q1 is a Ultra Mobile PC device featuring an Intel Celeron processor, 512MB of RAM, 40GB hard drive, and a 7-inch widescreen. The Q1 runs Windows Tablet PC[...]

Dell Latitude D520 Released — Core Duo Performance for Under $1,000

Dell today announced the Latitude D520 notebook, its newest entry-level notebook designed to maximize the productivity and technology budgets of small businesses and schools. The best news is that[...]

Most Popular Notebooks from April 2006

Each month on we're going to bring you the top 10 most popular notebooks from the prior month. Popularity is determined by the number of product page views by[...]

Acer Aspire 7100

The Aspire AS7104 is a thoroughly practical notebook packed with high-end features, including wireless LAN, DVD Super Multi double layer and Mobile Intel 910GML graphics.

Acer Aspire 9400

The Aspire AS9402 is packed with high-end features, including wireless LAN, DVD Super Multi double layer, Mobile Intel 910GML Express graphics and a large 17″ display.

HP Compaq nw8440

The HP Compaq Mobile Workstation nw8440 is a Core Duo based 15.4″ notebook.

Dell Inspiron e1405 and Inspiron 640m Released (pics, specs)

Dell has released a couple of new 14.1" screen portable notebooks. The Dell Inspiron e1405 is a Core Duo processor notebook available through Dell Home while the Inspiron 640m[...]

News Bits: Asus A6T, New Acer Aspire 9400 and 7100, AMD Turion X2 Delay, Google and IE7

Asus' faster-than-wired laptopAcer new 17" notebooks, Aspire 7100 and Aspire 9400AMD Turion X2 Dual Core 64-Bit processor Availability in notebooks delayed until JuneGoogle is upset with Microsoft over IE7Acer gains[...]

Dell Inspiron 640m

The Dell Inspiron 640m is a 14.1-inch widescreen notebook available through the Dell Business store. The 640m has a Core Duo processor and weighs in at just over 5lbs providing[...]

Dell Latitude D520

The Dell Latitude D520 is a budget notebook that has a starting price of $700. It is available with a 14.1″ or 15″ screen in XGA resolution. Don’t be fooled[...]

Current Notebook and Tech Deals (updated 5/4/2006)

Dell Inspiron Coupon Codes for up to $650 off (valid starting 5/4 @ 7:00 a.m. EST expires 5/11 @ 7:00 a.m. EST) NEW FOR 5/4!HP dv1000 Core Duo Notebook $900[...]

Sony VAIO FE590 Review (pics, specs)

The Sony VAIO FE590 is a fully customizable 15.4" Core Duo based laptop. It comes with an optional motion eye camera, the choice between an nVidia 7400 Go[...]

LG S1 Review (pics, specs)

The LG S1 laptop is a 15.4" widescreen Core Duo notebook that won the prestigious Red Dot design award for its looks. The S1 under review is configured with[...]

Dell Inspiron e1405

The Dell Inspiron e1405 is a 14.1″ screen portable laptop featuring the Intel Core Duo or Core Solo processor. The e1405 weighs in at about 5.3lbs so it’s easy enough[...]

News Bits: No Laptops in Lecture, New MacBook May 9th?, DisplayPort, Acer TravelMate 3020

Professors Banning Laptops in LectureDVI Successor Revealed -- DisplayPortApple Quietly Recalls Early MBP BatteriesiBook Replacement Rumor -- the Apple MacBook to be Released Tuesday May 9th?Acer Says Napa-based Notebooks to[...]

Dell Inspiron e1705 with ATI X1400 Graphics Review (pics, specs)

The Inspiron e1705, Dell's "e for entertainment" desktop replacement notebook computer featuring Intel's Yonah dual core processor, has been available for several months, and is essentially identical to another Dell[...]

HP Pavilion dv2000t

The HP dv2000 is a 14.1-inch widescreen computer that weighs about 5.4lbs. The dv2000 features either an Intel Core Duo processor or AMD Turion X2 dual core 64-bit processor.

HP Compaq Presario v3000t

The Compaq v3000 is a 14.1-inch widescreen computer that weighs about 5.4lbs. The v3000 features either an Intel Core Duo processor or AMD Turion X2 dual core 64-bit processor.

Intel Announces Core Duo 2 Branding and August Release for 64-bit Merom

Intel on Sunday announced that its new 64-bit dual core chips for laptop and desktop computers will both be called"Core 2 Duo", hoping to reignite interest in its products amid[...]

Guide to Easily Avoiding Spyware, Malware, and Computer Viruses for Free

The fact of the matter is that the internet is not safe for your computer. It can be, and with some education, you can have a spyware and virus free[...]

HP Compaq nc2400

The HP Compaq nc2400 is a 12.1″ screen laptop with a built-in optical drive. It offers Intel Core Solo and Celeron processors. The nc2400 weighs under 3lbs and is extremely[...]

HP Compaq TC4400 Tablet PC

The tc4400 comes with a Core Duo processor and the convertible tablet PC features a 12.1-inch XGA display with 160-degree wide viewing angle, active digitizer and specially-treated, sparkle-free glass to[...]

HP Compaq nc4400

Configured as an ultraportable nc4400 features an Intel Core Duo processor and weighs in at 3.9 lbs and has a 12.1-inch XGA display. The nc4400 is sturdily constructed with a[...]

HP Compaq nc6400

The HP Compaq nc6400 delivers the optimal combination of connectivity, enhanced security, and performance in a widescreen form factor to keep you more secure, productive, and connected in and out[...]

HP Compaq nx7400

The HP Compaq nx7400 offers an affordable, thin and light mobile office by providing the optimal combination of features that maximize productivity. The nx7400 is a 15.4″ screen notebook and[...]

HP Compaq 8400

The HP Compaq 8400 Notebook PC series is a performance business notebook with robust features that rivals any notebook or desktop PC. The 8400 series offers a 15.4-inch widescreen, Intel[...]

HP Compaq nc2400, 4400, nc6400, nx7400 and nc8400 Series Notebooks Announced (pics, specs)

HP today announced five new notebooks in its business notebook portfolio: the HP Compaq nc2400, HP Compaq tc4400 / nc4400, HP Compaq nc6400, HP Compaq nx7400 and HP Compaq 8400[...]

HP dv2000 and Compaq v3000 14.1-inch Screen Notebooks Announced (pics, specs) – Updated

HP is releasing two new consumer notebooks: the Compaq Presario v3000 and HP Pavilion dv2000. Both can be configured with either an Intel Core Duo processor or AMD[...]

News Bits: Core 2 Duo, New Alienware SLI Notebooks, Qosmio G35 with HD-DVD, Sony PS3 Pricing

Intel's Core 2 DuoAlienware Announces m9700 and mALX SLI notebooks Toshiba Qosmio G35 with HD DVD Built-in Now For Sale (finally)Unreal Tournament 2007Dell Revenue to Fall Below Expectations, Stock DropsCompal[...]

Sony VAIO FJ270 Review (pics, specs)

The Sony VAIO VGN-FJ270/B is a thin and light "head turning" notebook. It is geared towards home/business use. The model being reviewed has a 1.86 GHz Intel Pentium M processor,[...]

Fujitsu LifeBook S7100

Improving upon its award-winning design, the enhanced LifeBook S7100 notebook redefines true mobility with a 14.1″ Crystal View display option. Weighing just 4.5 lbs, it is one of the lightest[...]

Fujitsu LifeBook E8200

With performance on par with a desktop PC, the LifeBook E8210 is the perfect choice for the demanding office user. Its flexible design allows you to custom configure the system[...]

Current Laptop and Tech Deals (Updated 5/11/2006)

NEW Dell Inspiron Coupon Codes for up to $750 Off (expire 5/18)HP dv1000 Core Duo Notebook $900 after rebateUp to $550 off ThinkPad T60 at Lenovo.comHigh End Sager Gaming Notebook[...]

Sony VAIO TX Ultraportable Review (pics, specs)

Sony is a worldwide leader in electronics, ranging from TVs, game consoles, to computers and laptops.  They offer an array of notebooks from desktop replacements to ultra-portable laptops.  I recently[...]

News Bits: Turion X2 Release Date, Sony VAIO MouseTalk, New Targus Backpacks, Apple on 5th Ave.

Motherboard makers confirm May launch for Turion X2 and Socket AM2 Sony VoIP Phone / Mouse VAIO VN-CX1 AnnouncedIntel claims performance gain of 40% with new Core 2 ExtremeNew Targus[...]

Alienware Aurora m9700

The m9700 is a 17-inch gaming notebook with an AMD Turion 64 processor and dual graphics SLI technology.

Alienware Aurora mALX

The Aurora mALX is a 19″ widescreen display gaming notebook with a built-in 1.3 megapixel camera. The mALX comes with a Turion 64 processor and dual nVidia

Guide to Theming in Windows XP

I often get questions from people regarding the various desktop and theme customizations I have on my laptop Windows XP setup. Instead of replying to each person individually, I[...]

Asus A7

The A7J notebook is the ideal personal digital entertainment solution. It offers powerful computing capabilities, complete digital multimedia applications and wireless audio and video communication all at one affordable price.[...]

Sony VAIO AR 17″ Screen Notebook Available in Canada for Pre-Order

It looks like Sony is going to be releasing a new media-centric notebook soon, the VAIO AR series laptop has shown up on a Canadian website for pre-order. The[...]

LG T1 14.1-inch Screen Portable Notebook Review (pics, specs)

The LG T1 is a thin-and-light 14.1-inch screen notebook with a Core Duo processor. The LG T1 offers performance and portability, it weighs in at only 4.2lbs. In[...]

News Bits: Hitachi 160GB Notebook HD, Inventec, HP and Dell Tops for IT, Sony UMPC

Hitachi launches 160GB mobile hard drive HP to receive 2.4 million notebooks from Inventec in 2006 Dell and HP/Compaq voted Best IT Equipment Brands GloballySony Vaio UMPC Device

Lenovo ThinkPad Z61m, Z61t, Z61e and ThinkPad R60 Released (pics, specs)

Lenovo today has released an update to its Z-series widescreen ThinkPads in the form of the ThinkPad Z61m, Z61t and Z61e. The ThinkPad R-series budget ThinkPad notebook is[...]

Sony VAIO AR Notebook Overview (pics, specs)

Tonight, Sony VAIO introduced a new flagship series of notebooks to promote its Blu-ray next-generation video format, the VAIO AR, which replaces Sony's AX series in the 17" desktop replacement[...]

Apple MacBook 13″ Screen Notebook Released

The MacBook 13.3" widescreen notebook is now available for ordering on  Featured in both white or black color, up to a 2.0GHz Core Duo processor and slot loading SuperDrive[...]

Apple MacBook

Take the power of the Intel Core Duo processor to go, starting at just $1099. Choose MacBook in black or white, both with a brilliant, 13.3-inch glossy widescreen display. Nearly[...]


The Sony VAIO AR is a media center PC with a slew of media ports including HDMI. The VAIO AR is a 17″ screen notebook weighing 8.2 lbs, 1.32-inches thin[...]


The LG T1 is a thin-and-light 14.1-inch screen notebook with a Core Duo processor. The LG T1 offers performance and portability, it weighs in at only 4.2lbs. In addition to[...]

The Most Interesting Notebook Theft Recoveries of the Last Year

Absolute Software Corporation, the maker of theft recovery software named Computrace LoJack, has released some pretty amazing stories about their notebook theft recovery efforts over the last year. This might[...]

Sony VAIO 10th Anniversary Bash and VAIO UX180P Coverage (pics)

Last night, Sony had a media event to introduce the AR series of notebooks (overview posted last night) and the new VAIO UX UMPC device. The excuse used for the[...]

AMD Officially Announces Turion X2 64-Bit Dual Core Mobile Processors

AMD has officially announced its next generation of mobile processors, the AMD Turion 64 X2 mobile processor family, the first 64-bit dual-core processor to make it to market for notebook[...]

Current Notebook and Tech Deals (Updated 5/18/2006)

NEW Dell Inspiron Coupon Codes for up to $750 Off (expire 5/25)New Apple MacBook $1000 at Amazon.comAcer 5672WLMi Core Duo ATI X1400 Notebook $999Up to $550 off ThinkPad T-Series Notebooks[...]

Toshiba Satellite U200

Utra-portable (less than 1.4″ thick, starting at 4.1lbs.) meets ultra-durable in the new Satellite U200 Series! Advanced protection begins with a lightweight, ultra-strong, magnesium alloy chassis. Now add a special[...]

Toshiba Tecra M6

Sleek and powerful, the Tecra M6 has a lightweight chassis (starting at 4.1lbs.), designed for “on-the-go” professionals and students. Toshiba’s EasyGuard Protect & Fix features means your system has a[...]

Lenovo ThinkPad R60

ThinkPad R Series are affordable and lightweight notebooks with great performance, outstanding battery life and large, bright displays. Intel Centrino Duo Mobile Technology delivers new levels of mobile performance, reliability,[...]

Lenovo ThinkPad Z61t

The thin and light design of the Z61t model is one that will turn heads. These portable systems offer a 14.1″ widescreen with the option of either black or titanium[...]

Lenovo ThinkPad Z61m

ThinkPad Z61m models are versatile and powerful to meet the most demanding work and home tasks. They combine the convenience and mobility of a notebook with the performance and functionality[...]

Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Notebook Sound Card Review

The Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS PCMCIA. It's generally considered to be the premier sound upgrade option for notebooks and since I'd been suffering with the unholy onboard sound[...]

Apple MacBook First Thoughts Review (pics, specs)

This is a first thoughts review of the newly released 13.3" Apple MacBook Core Duo notebook. I've only had the MacBook for 24 hours, but that's enough to[...]

News Bits: Lenovo V100 Shows Up, New Toshiba Tecra M6 and Satellite U100, New nVidia and ATI Graphics Chipsets for Turion X2

Lenovo V100 Ultraportable Notebook Shows UpToshiba Tecra M6 - 12.1" Core Duo and Satellite U200 LaunchedApple updates MacBook Pro firmware, no reason givenHP Notebook lineup adopts Nvidia Integrated Graphics ProcessorsATI[...]

MSI 1057 Review (pics, specs)

The MSI 1057 is a thin-and-light 12-inch notebook with many customizable options. This notebook can be purchased as a bare bone system, pre-built by several resellers, or as a[...]

Apple Store Opening in New York City (pics)

Last night Apple opened its newest retail store in midtown Manhattan, the Apple Store Fifth Avenue, also known as "The Cube". This is Apple's 147th store worldwide since Apple opened[...]

TDV Vision TDV Vision Tablet PC 8.4″ V800XPT

Ultra-slim and ultra-light, the Advueu V800XPT tablet PC weighs just 2.6 pounds and is less than 1 inch thick. It features an 8.4-inch SVGA full-color touchscreen for portrait or landscape[...]

Dell Inspiron e1405 and Inspiron 640m Review (pics, specs)

The Dell Inspiron e1405, a recently released portable notebook that includes the relatively new Intel Core Duo CPU, seems designed for those who value a combination of significant processing power[...]

Acer TravelMate 2430

The Aspire 2434 Notebook is a Celeron M 15.4″ screen laptop.

Acer TravelMate 5100

The Acer TravelMate 5104 features advanced graphics capabilities, wide-screen display and wireless connectivity – everything users need to perform at their best in today’s business environment. Along with Intel’s Celeron[...]

MSI Computer Megabook L715

MSI Computer Megabook L720

MSI Computer Megabook L725

MSI Computer Megabook M635

MSI Computer Megabook M645

MSI Computer Megabook S262

MSI Computer Megabook S425

News Bits: Lenovo and US Govt., Core Duo Prices to Drop, Vista Compatibility, Samsung Q1 hands-on

US State Department pulls Chinese-made Lenovo PCsIntel Core Duo price cuts May 28Can your PC run Windows Vista?Samsung Q1 UMPC First Thoughts Review @ TabletPCReviewDell offering AMD chips in serversDell[...]

Dell XPS M1210 Shows up in Japan and Europe (pics)

The Dell XPS M1210 has shown up on websites in Japan and Europe now. It's a 12.1" screen ultraportable with rotating built-in camera, up to 2.0GHz Core Duo processor,[...]

First Notebook With NAND Solid State Disk Announced

The days of notebooks with spinning hard disk drives are going to come an end. Samsung hopes to start the demise of hard disk drives this June when they launch[...]

Dell Inspiron B120 and Inspiron 1300 Ultra Budget Notebook Review (pics, specs)

The Inspiron B120 is currently the most inexpensive Dell laptop that can be purchased. It is sold under Dell's Home division and an identical Inspiron 1300 is sold under the[...]

Micro Express Supports Intel Interchangeability Initiative with New Notebook

Micro Express has announced the HEL8016 notebook, one of the first notebooks to fully support the Intel Interchangeability Initiative. The HEL8016 is made for Micro Express by Compal and supports[...]

HP dv2000t and Compaq v3000t Now Available at

The HP dv2000t that replaces the dv1000 and the Compaq v3000t that replaces the v2000 are now available from for ordering. The AMD Turion X2 process dv2000z[...]

Lowepro CompuDaypack Notebook/Camera Backpack Review

The Lowepro CompuDaypack backpack was introduced back in February. Targeted at photo enthusiasts and students at a list price of $99, it can handle up to a 17 inch notebook[...]

ASUS V6J (V6X00J) Review (pics, specs)

The ASUS V6J is a 15" screen portable notebook with a Core Duo processor and nVidia Go 7400 graphics card. This review considers the V6X00J model with a 1.66GHz[...]

Asus A6

The Asus A6J is a 15.4″ notebook from Asus.

Asus Asus A8F

The Asus A8F notebook is a 14″ widescreen notebook.

Asus W2

The W2J is a Multimedia 17″ screen notebook with an ATI X1600 graphics card.

Asus W3J

News Bits: Dell Retail Stores, MSI S271 Notebook, AMD Aims for More Notebooks, HP Notebook Skins

Dell going Retail (Kind of)MSI S271 AMD dual-core powered notebook AMD aims to take 15% of notebook market Could Vista be pushed back further?HP Notebooks now available with skins from[...]

HP Compaq nc8430

The nc8400 series is a 15.4″ business notebook from HP.

Asus A8F

Asus A3H

Acer Aspire 3620

Toshiba Portege M300

StealthSurfer II USB Review — Surf the Web Safely and Anonymously

Considering computers collect and record data on almost everything you do on and off-line, it's relatively easy for someone to get their hands on your personal information. We're not just[...]

Current Notebook and Tech Deals (Updated 5/25/2006)

NEW! Dell Inspiron Coupon Codes for up to $750 off (valid 5/25 7:00 a.m. - expire 6/1 @ 7:00 a.m. EST)!Hauppauge WinTV USB2 External TV Tuner $40ThinkPad T60 14.1" $865.99[...]

Lenovo ThinkPad R60 Review (pics, specs)

The ThinkPad R60 from Lenovo was recently released and is an update to the ThinkPad R52. The R60 can be thought of as a budget version of the[...]

Acer Ferrari 5000 and Ferrari 1000 Announced

The Acer Ferrari 5000 and Ferrari 1000 were announced today. The Ferrari 1000 is an ultraportable 12.1" screen notebook featuring the Turion X2 dual-core 64-bit processor while the Ferrari[...]

Dell Inspiron 710m Review (pics, specs)

The Dell Inspiron 710m is a 12-inch screen portable notebook that comes equipped with a built-in optical drive and Pentium M processor. Although the 710m is not using the[...]

Lenovo 3000 V100

The Lenovo V100 is a 12.1″ widescreen ultraportable notebook that includes a built-in web camera and the option of including the Core Duo processor.

Dell XPS M1210

The Dell XPS M1210 is a 12.1″ screen portable notebook that includes the Intel Core Duo processor and an optional nVidia 7400 graphics card. The M1210 also offers the option[...]

Liebermann Olympus 20″ Widescreen Notebook with SLI Announced

Just when you thought a 19" notebook was big, the Liebermann Olympus 20" gets rolled out. The Olympus 20" seems almost mythical based on the spec sheet. It supports Intel's[...]

Apple MacBook Review for 2.0GHz Core Duo Black Color Version (pics, specs)

This is a review of the high end configuration MacBook 13.3" widescreen notebook that features the 2.0GHz Core Duo processor and black case coloring.

News Bits: Intel ’06 Roadmap and Processor Pricing, New Orleans Wi-Fi, AMD Expands in Germany

Intel 2006 Mobile CPU RoadmapNew Orleans residents to get free WiFi Intel to ship Conroe on July 23AMD to invest $2.5 billion in German factories Dell formally opens new factory[...]

Lenovo V100 Review (pics, specs)

The Lenovo V100 rounds out the Lenovo 3000 series by filling in the ultraportable gap. The 12.1-inch widescreen V100 isn't as thin and light as its cousin ThinkPad[...]

Dell XPS M1210, XPS M2010 and XPS 700 Now Available

Dell today will announce and unveil three new XPS products, two of those being notebook devices. The XPS M2010 is a 20.1-inch mobile entertainment PC and the XPS M1210[...]

Dell XPS M1210 Pictures

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Dell XPS M1210 Review (pics, specs)

The Dell XPS M1210 is a new 12.1-inch screen portable laptop that features the Intel Core Duo processor, rotating 1.3MP web camera and nVidia Go 7400 graphics card. The[...]

Dell XPS M2010

The Dell XPS M2010 is a unique 20.1-inch foldable notebook computer. The keyboard is detachable from the gorgeous 20.1-inch LCD display. The M2010 is great for gaming with an ATI[...]