May 2008 Notebook/Laptop Articles

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

Below are the 107 Notebook/Laptop articles for May of 2008

OCZ announces Special Ops Edition DDR3 memory

OCZ today announced its Special Ops Edition DDR3 memory available in PC3-8500 and PC3-10666 kits. They feature a unique camouflage heatspreader design.

AMD quad-cores run into compatibility problems

Motherboard makers say there are compatibility issues with its Phenom X4 quad-core processor and certain motherboards

Dell introduces XPS 730 gaming desktop

Dell today introduced its latest XPS 730 gaming desktop with quad-core processor and quad graphics options.

32GB Crucial SSD Review

Crucial has recently entered the notebook Solid State Drive (SSD) market and received fantastic reaction at this year's Consumer Electronics Show. We decided to put the Crucial 32GB SSD through[...]

Most Popular Laptops for April 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[...]

Nvidia finally launches 780a SLI chipset

Nvidia today finally launched its 780a chipset for AMD-based systems. It is desinged to compete with AMD's own 790FX chipset and is the first major update to Nvidia's AMD chipsets[...]

Sager NP9262 Review

Today we will look at the Sager NP9262, "the world's most powerful notebook computer." This 17-inch monster features desktop processors, dual graphics cards, and the biggest power adapter you will[...]

Sager NP9262 Performance Benchmarks

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Kensington Ci70 Keyboard with USB Ports Review

Kensington has an updated version of the Ci70 keyboard: the Ci70 Keyboard with USB Ports. This new keyboard has a mini-USB connector that will allow the user to attach smaller[...]

EVGA announces UV Plus USB adapter for external displays

EVGA announced UV Plus, a USB VGA display adapter that allows for multiple displays to be connected via a USB port.

Microsoft withdraws Yahoo bid

Microsoft on Saturday said it will no longer be pursuing Yahoo after Yahoo rejected the company's improved bid with an extra $5 billion.

OCZ introduces 4GB DDR3 memory kit at 2GHz

OCZ today introduced the world's first PC3-16000 4GB (2x 2GB) memory kit.

Lenovo IdeaPad U110 First Thoughts Review

The Lenovo IdeaPad U110 is the latest addition to the IdeaPad family and has recently been garnering a lot of attention. Lenovo might be famous for the ThinkPad line of[...]

Gateway introduces new desktops

Gateway today listed several new systems on their site, from the basic DX series to the high-end FX gaming machines.

Booq Boa 3 Backpack Review

The Booq Boa 3 Backpack is a notebook backpack designed for creative professionals and business travelers looking for a durable backpack with a deceptively large amount of storage. The attractive[...]

Crucial 32GB SSD Review

Crucial has recently entered the Solid State Drive (SSD) market and received fantastic reaction at this year's Consumer Electronics Show. Crucial is driving home the fact that flash-based storage drives[...]

Lenovo ThinkStation S10 Review

The ThinkStation S10 is Lenovo's top-end WorkStation for demanding professionals. This computer can be configured with options as high as Intel's quad core QX6850 processor, 8GB of DDR3 RAM, dual[...]

News Bits: $300 SSD, More Laptop Batteries Available Soon, Windows XP SP3 Officially Here

Super Talent launches new SSDs up to 120GB Notebook battery shortage to end by Q3Taiwan notebook maker shipments up 41%Huge increase in LED backlighting usage expected in 2008XP SP3[...]

Toshiba Satellite A305D Review

The Toshiba Satellite A305D is the sometimes overlooked AMD younger brother to the Intel A305 notebook. This model shares practically the same design, just fewer features that help to bring[...]

Windows XP SP3 now available on Windows Update

Microsoft has released XP SP3 to Windows update, which means users no longer have to hunt all around the Internet to get it.

Intel 4-series chipsets coming at Computex 2008

Intel will officially launch its 4-series chipsets including the P45 at Computex 2008.

Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2008

If you're the typical computer geek waiting until the last minute to pick out your Mother's Day gift you can relax. The team at has you covered with a[...]

Nvidia to simplify product range

Nvidia is planning to simplify its product range.

AMD 6- and 12-core processors on the horizon

AMD announced a new roadmap that shows 45nm 6- and 12-core processors on the horizon.

id Software announces DOOM 4, looking for developers

In announcing DOOM 4, Id software also announced it is looking for developers for the new title.

Mobile Edge BEF Signature Tote Review

Mobile Edge is supporting two great causes through their Caring Case Collection. We recently had a chance to review the BEF Signature Tote which supports the Boomer Esiason Foundation to[...]

Lenovo IdeaPad U110 Review

The Lenovo IdeaPad U110 is the latest addition to the IdeaPad family and has recently been garnering a lot of attention. Lenovo might be famous for the ThinkPad line of[...]

ASUS introduces upgradeable MXM graphics cards

ASUS has created desktop graphics cards with slots for MXM graphics card module(s), making them easy to upgrade

News Bits: New Eee PC with Linux Gets Expensive, HP Mini-Note Gets XP, MSI Wind Gets Pricing

Hitachi introduces 320GB 7200RPM hard driveLinux Eee PC 900 more expensive than Windows versionMSI Wind gets a $610 price tagDell to replace incorrect Vostro keyboards in EuropeXP versions of HP[...]

Apple MacBook Air User Review

The MacBook Air might be "the world's thinnest notebook" but does that make it the best choice for stylish travelers? One of our users gave us an in-depth review of[...]

IPEVO PoV Web Camera Review

The IPEVO PoV Web Camera is a nice travel webcam that you can take along with you on business trips or vacation and not have to worry about losing it[...]

Qimonda begins GDDR5 production

Qimonda has announced that next-generation GDDR5 memory for graphics cards is now in production.

AMD introduces low-power Opteron HE quad-core processors

AMD today introduced the industry's first energy-efficient server x86 processors with 55W TDP envelopes.

Asus Eee PC 900 Review

The Asus Eee PC 900 is the new update to the original Eee PC ... the affordable mini notebook that shook up the notebook market in 2007. Is this $550[...]

Toshiba Satellite M305 Review

We've put several of Toshiba's latest mid-level, high-gloss Satellite notebooks through their paces around here in the past few months, and the 14.1-inch Toshiba Satellite M305 is the latest model[...]

ASUS and Gigabyte ready for Intel P45 launch

ASUS and Gigabyte have already unveiled new motherboards based on the Intel P45 chipset, which is expected to be announced at Computex 2008.

Creative introduces X-Fi 5.1 USB sound adapter

Creative introduced its latest Sound Blaster product, the X-Fi Surround 5.1

Alienware to introduce low-priced AMD-based gaming desktop

Alienware is planning to launch a low-priced AMD-based gaming desktop within the next two weeks.

Intel X58, Nehalem information uncovered through leaked slides

Leaked Intel slides show details about the upcoming X58 chipset, which has Nehalem support

ThinkPad Bluetooth Laser Mouse Review

The new ThinkPad Bluetooth Laser Mouse is Lenovo's answer to the portable mouse everyone has wanted to go with their new Thinkpad notebook. This new mouse was created in the[...]

News Bits: MSI Wind is $399, Vostro 1710 Available, Office Ultimate for Cheap

Dell Vostro 1710 now availableMSI Wind gets a price tag: $399Creative introduces X-Fi 5.1 USB sound adapterStudent Discount gets you Microsoft Office Ultimate for $59.95

Dell XPS brand and Alienware to co-exist

In a statement on its blog today, Dell said the XPS brand is not going away and that it will co-exist with Alienware.

Dell XPS brand and Alienware to co-exist

In a statement on its blog today, Dell said the XPS brand is not going away and that it will co-exist with Alienware.

Nvidia completes Ageia acquisition

Nvidia has completed its acquisition of Ageia, makers of the PhysX physics processing units.

PC Club/Club IT files for bankruptcy

PC Club/Club IT as of today is out of business and filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

Dell Vostro 1710

The Dell Vostro 1710 has an Intel processor, 17″ Wide Screen, up to 4GB of memory and customizable NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT (128bit) Graphics.

Mobile Edge Cutebug Hipster by Maddie Powers Review

Mobile Edge released the Cutebug line of bags, hipsters and clutches - all designed by Maddie Powers - a few months back and we got one in for review recently.[...]

Asus Eee PC 900

The Eee PC 900 features a 8.9 inch widescreen, a 1.3M pixels webcam, and 12GB and 20GB storage capacities for Windows and Linux operating systems.

Asus M70S Review

One of the main reasons many consumers haven't switched from desktops to laptops is storage space. A desktop with a 500GB hard drive is more appealing for online downloads than[...]

ATI Radeon 4800 launch details emerge

More details about the upcoming ATI Radeon 4800 series graphics cards have emerged.

Businesses looking to skip over Windows Vista

Business Week is reporting that a number of large businesses are considering skipping Vista entirely, staying with XP until Windows 7 arrives in less than three years.

News Bits: DIY Notebook, Acer Gemstone Blue Now Available, New Atom-Based Eee PC

OCZ announces DIY notebook seriesFirst Centrino 2 benchmarks emergeSamsung to enter notebook marketNew Acer Gemstone notebooks now available in North AmericaMicrosoft, OLPC reach agreement, XP to go on laptopsASUS Eee[...]

Kingston DataTraveler BlackBox Review

Most businesses have a hard time satisfying their need for both easy electronic file transfers and strict data security. Kingston just made life much easier with their new DataTraveler BlackBox[...]

Fujitsu Siemens to Introduce External Graphics Solution

A leaked presentation from Fujitsu Siemens Computers shows that the company is planning to introduce an external graphics card solution in the next couple of weeks.

Nvidia and ATI to launch next-gen graphics in June

Nvidia and ATI are planning to launch their next-generation Radeon HD 4800 and GeForce GTX 200 graphics cards respectively in June.

VIA to launch 45nm dual-core processors by end of 2009

VIA has stated it will launch 45nm dual-core processors by the end of 2009.

Does quad-core really matter for gaming?

The Guru of 3D takes a close look at a number of dual- and quad-core processors and puts them head to head in gaming tests.

ASUS to bring millions of mobos to market with instant-on OS

Partnering with Device VM, ASUS plans to bring millions of motherboards to market with an instant-on OS.

3DConnexion Space Navigator for Notebooks Review

The 3DConnexion Space Navigator for Notebooks is a 3D environment manipulation tool for graphics or CAD designers, or those who just want to have some fun. It is a 3D[...]

Creative introduces PCI Express X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty sound card

Creative has introduced its latest sound card, the PCI Express X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Series.

Slappa Velocity SPYDER PRO Backpack Review

The Velocity SPYDER Pro backpack from Slappa is a fairly odd looking, with a rubberized outer shell, and a spider-web design on the front pocket. Like the wide range of[...]

HP Compaq 8710w User Review

The HP Compaq 8710w is HP's top of the line premium mobile workstation featuring some of the highest specifications currently available in the market, including options for a full-HD screen,[...]

AMD announces AMD GAME!, brings simplicity to mainstream PC gaming

AMD today announced AMD GAME!, a program designed to help consumers easily find PCs suited to high-definition gaming.

Acer Aspire 6920

The Aspire 6920 features Intel Centrino Processor Technology, a 16:9 screen and the Dolby Home Theater and Acer Tuba CineBass booster.

Gateway T-6828 Review

The Gateway T-series notebooks are the "little brothers" to the larger M-series laptops and provide multimedia performance in a sleek, stylish design. Packing Intel Core 2 Duo processors, plenty of[...]

Acer Aspire 8920

The Aspire 8920 series features the latest Intel Core 2 Duo processors, the mobile Intel PM965 Express Chipset, a 18.4-inch Full HD CineCrystal LCD panel and either the NVIDIA GeForce[...]

Intel to cut CPU prices, introduce more in Q3

The third quarter of this year Intel will cut prices on its current desktop CPUs and introduce several new models.

Averatec to introduce All-In-One PC

Averatec will soon introduce its All-In-One PC in the United States.

Corsair achieves fastest-ever DDR3 frequency of 2462MHz

Corsair Memory has announced its engineers have set a new record for the highest DDR3 memory frequency.

OLPC Unveils Impressive XO 2.0 Concept

Just when you thought Nicholas Negroponte's vision of "One Laptop Per Child" was history, OLPC is back and sexier looking than ever. This latest concept for the OLPC features a[...]

Fujitsu LifeBook T2010 with WWAN Review

The Fujitsu LifeBook T2010 is a solid tablet notebook. This updated model has AT&T BroadbandConnect HSPA integrated though. Besides that the design and chassis are the same. I actually have[...]

Gateway GT5670 Review

The Gateway GT5670 is a new budget desktop aimed directly at home users. This desktop is sold in retail stores like BestBuy, Circuit City, and Office Depot, which is generally[...]

Alienware computers now available in Dell Direct stores across Canada

Alienware today announced that it will be offering its systems at all 18 Dell Direct Stores (DDS) across Canada.

AMD to use GDDR5 memory in next-gen ATI Radeon graphics cards

AMD today announced it will be the first company to commercially use GDDR5 memory in its upcoming ATI Radeon graphics cards.

Acer announces PREDATOR series gaming desktops

Acer today announced its new Aspire G7700 PREDATOR gaming desktop. It offers 3-way Nvidia SLI, Core 2 Extreme processors, liquid cooling, and up to 8GB of RAM.

Dell XPS 730

The XPS 730 supports dual-core and quad-core Intel processors, Genuine Windows Vista or XP Professional, NVIDIA nForce 790i Ultra SLITM chipset and Dell s patented H2C 2-stage Hybrid (Liquid/Thermoelectric) Cooling[...]

HP Compaq Business dc5100

The Compaq dc5100 supports Intel Celeron D or Intel Pentium 4 Processors, Intel 915GV Express chipset, and from 256 MB to 4 GB DDR2-Synch DRAM PC2-3200 and PC2-4200 (single channel[...]

HP Compaq Business Desktop dc5850

The HP Compaq dc5850 Small Form Factor PC features AMD Athlon and AMD Phenom triple- and quad-core processors, an AMD 780V chipset, and either AMD Radeon 3100, NVIDIA GeForce 8400[...]

News Bits: Centrino 2 Pricing, Dell Offers Fast 320GB Hard Drive, All Macs Get LED Lighting

Centrino 2 pricing updated2.5-inch hard drive supply to run short in Q3Dell first to offer 320GB, 7200RPM hard drive in XPS M1730All MacBooks to use LED backlighting in 2009Enermax introduces[...]

Security Friendly Laptop Bags Coming Soon

Do you hate having to yank your laptop out of an overstuffed bag at security while at the same time battling to take your shoes, belt and jacket off along[...]

Alienware Deluxe Backpack Review

The Alienware Deluxe Backpack is designed for notebook gamers who need to haul around everything (including the kitchen sink) when they travel. This bag is targeted directly at the demanding[...]

Alienware re-launches Area-51 ALX with 4GHz overclocked QX9770

Alienware re-launched their Area-51 ALX desktop with quad graphics cards and a CPU overclocked to 4GHz.

News Bits: AMD Puma Launches in June, Intel SSDs, LED Backlighting Costs Drop

Intel to push SSDs with Centrino 2AMD to launch Puma platform in JuneTouch-screen notebooks to boost panel demandLED backlighting costs going down, approaching CCFLOLPC OS producer in talks with notebook[...]

Users Voice Their Opinions about the Lenovo ThinkPad T61

The Lenovo ThinkPad T61 has been in our top ten list longer than any other notebook, even more impressive is that it has bounced around between the #1 and #3[...]

Gateway M-152XL Review

The Gateway M-152XL is a compact multimedia powerhouse aimed directly at the Toshiba A305, HP Pavillion dv6700, or Dell M1530. Each of these notebooks offer the same basic features, including[...]

Dell Precision M6300 Review (with Samsung SSD)

The Dell Precision M6300 is a 17" desktop replacement targeted towards businesses that need a full-featured workstation with exceptional build quality. This notebook competes against such notebooks as the HP[...]

HP Point of Sale System rp5700

The HP rp5700 Point of Sale System features a flexible POS, a five-year lifecycle, and multiple HP branded options including touch screen display, receipt printer, cash drawer, barcode scanner, Magnetic[...]

HP Compaq Business Desktop dx2400

The HP Compaq Business Desktop dx2400 features an Intel Celeron 420 processor, genuine Windows Vista Home Basic 32, Intel G33 Express chipset and 512 MB 800 MHz DDR2 SDRAM.

HP Pavilion Elite d5000t ATX

The HP Pavilion Elite d5000t ATX features Intel Core 2 Quad processors, genuine Windows Vista and NVIDIA GeForce graphics.

HP HP Pavilion Elite d5000z ATX

The HP Pavilion Elite d5000z ATX series feature AMD Phenom triple- and quad-core processors, genuine Windows Vista and NVIDIA GeForce graphics.

HP Pavilion Elite d5000z ATX

The HP Pavilion Elite d5000z ATX series feature AMD Phenom triple- and quad-core processors, genuine Windows Vista and NVIDIA GeForce graphics.

Cooler Master introduces 1st 80 Plus certified high-wattage power supply

Cooler Master today introduced the world's first high-wattage power supply to be 80 Plus Silver certified.

Abit to possibly phase out of motherboard market

Abit may phase out of the motherboard market after the Intel 4-series chipset launch

News Bits: Samsung 256GB SSD, VIA OpenBook, Intel Atom, and Windows 7

Samsung introduces world's thinnest 256GB SSDVIA unveils OpenBook ultraportableIntel Atom dual-core processor coming in Q3Windows 7 will work on recommended Vista hardware specsLaptop losers: the ten worst security breaches

MSI GeForce 9600GT gets “Turbo” overclock button

MSI has introduced a version of the GeForce 9600GT that features a built-in overclocking button, along with 2GB of GDDR3 video memory.

Kingston DataTraveler Secure-Privacy Edition Review

If you work for the FBI or have some ultra secret files, the Kingston DataTraveler Secure Privacy Edition USB flash drive, might just be perfect for you. It is an[...]

Dell introduces Vostro 410 desktop

Dell today announced its new Vostro 410 desktop. It features Core 2 Quad processors and is the most powerful Vostro available.

Intel delays Centrino 2 “Montevina” platform

Intel's much-anticipated Centrino 2 "Montevina" mobile processor platform won't be coming as soon as we expected. The official word comes from an Intel spokesman who reported issues with integrated graphics[...]

Toshiba Satellite P305D Review

The new P305D is the latest 17-inch notebook out of Toshiba, offering the new Fusion finish. This notebook is a complete redesign of the older P205D, and gave the much[...]

Desktop Energy Savings Guide

Energy usage is arguably one of the most important factors in running any PC. At the same time, however, its also one of the most overlooked. Without sufficient power, components[...]

Corsair announces 2000MHz DDR3 DOMINATOR RAM

Corsair today announced its fastest memory yet, a 4GB DOMINATOR DDR3 kit that runs at 2000MHz.

Western Digital VelociRaptor now available at Newegg

The new Western Digital VelociRaptor hard drive is now available on Newegg for $299.99

ASUS P35 motherboard prices fall, Gigabyte/ASRock may follow suit

ASUS is dropping the prices on its Intel P35-based motherboards in Europe as the launch date of the P45 chipset approaches.

Acer Aspire One Mini Notebook Specs Revealed, Dell Jumps in

As the pile-on continues to release sub-notebooks with a $400 price tag Acer and Dell are the latest to join the scrum. The Acer Aspire One will come with[...]

News Bits: Atom-Based Eee PC, Firefox 3, New Fujitsu Notebooks and External GraphicBooster

Dell found guilty of fraud by New YorkFujitsu Siemens introduces Amilo 3000 series notebooksASUS to launch laptops with DeviceVM instant-on featureAsus getting ready for Atom-based Eee PC 901 launchMozilla wants[...]

Vigor Gaming announces AMD GAME!-branded gaming desktops

Vigor Gaming today announced it has partnered with AMD to create a series of desktops based on the AMD GAME! initiative.

Abit not backing out of motherboard market, sticking around

Contrary to a DigiTimes report we posted about on May 27, Abit says they are not going to back out of the motherboard market.