May 2011 Notebook/Laptop Articles

Listed below are all of our news and reviews articles for May 2011. 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 2011

Below are the 111 Notebook/Laptop articles for May of 2011

Alienware Discontinues M15x Gaming Notebook?

Alienware's M15x gaming notebook has disappeared from Dell's website. It is also being removed from several of Dell's international sites.

Next-Gen Intel Atom Gets Built-in GPU with DirectX 10.1

Intel's next-generation Atom CPU platform, codenamed "Cedar Trail", is scheduled to get integrated graphics stuck on die, just like its bigger and hungrier Core series brothers.

Epson Stylus Photo R2000 Unveiled

Epson introduced the Stylus Photo R2000 this morning, a follow up to the popular Stylus Photo R1900 we reviewed in 2009.

Kingston HyperX Memory Review

Kingston recently announced its new HyperX Plug and Play High Performance Memory for notebooks. The industry's first memory modules with "Sandy Bridge Ready Frequencies." We decided to take a closer[...]

Most Popular Laptops for April 2011

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[...]

AMD Outs Radeon E6760 Embedded GPU with Desktop Performance

While embedded GPUs are nothing new, high-performance models have always relied on larger, discrete models to provide the performance that businesses need. AMD's new model, however, manages to do all[...]

MSI Wind Top AE2070 Adds USB 3.0 to Wind Top Lineup

MSI might be as bad as Lenovo about introducing as many new all-in-one models as they can...and that's a good thing! The new Wind Top AE2070 manages to pack a[...]

Apple Store Goes Down: New iMacs (Probably) on the Way

The Apple Store has gone down all around the world this morning, leaving fans and friends alike unable to browse Apple's wares from the comfort of their pajamas. The cause?[...]

AMD Rolls Out 3.7GHz Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition CPU

AMD updated their CPU offerings today with the AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition. Before anyone gets too excited, this is just a simple clock speed update to the[...]

Apple iMac Updated with Powerful Graphics and 10Gbps Thunderbolt

Just as we predicted, the world's most popular all-in-one computer got an attractive new update with the addition of new Intel quad-core CPUs across the board, AMD Radeon 6000M gaming-class[...]

Lexmark Pinnacle – Our Printer Deal of the Week

Check out the's "deal of the week" and get a rundown of all the best deals of the week!

New Workflow Solutions from HP

Businesses across the board, small, midsize and enterprise are poised to gain productivity benefits with the announcement by HP of new imaging and printing solutions and devices.

HP TouchSmart 610 Review

HP has been working on the TouchSmart line of products for some time now, and the refinement shown in the new TouchSmart 610 tells that story better than any commercial.[...]

Kyocera Mita America Grabs Top Award From Buyers Lab

Buyers Laboratory Inc. (BLI), a provider of product intelligence for the imaging industry, has awarded Kyocera Mita the 2011 Monochrome Printer Line of the Year award.

Canon Pixma MX360 First Look

Check out our hands-on first look of the Canon Pixma MX360 Office All-in-One printer, the entry level model in Canon's most recent SOHO lineup.

Intel Shows Off Three-Dimensional Transistors: Moore’s Law is Safe

Today, Intel made public the fact that they had discovered how to build 3D transistors, widely considered to soon become a necessity for chipmakers as they approach the point at[...]

Take Our Survey for a Chance to Win an Apple iPad 2

In an effort to learn more about our readership, has a new survey to find out your opinions on the messages, offers and solicitations from technology companies. As an[...]

Lenovo ThinkPad X120e: Our Deal of the Week

Need a reliable netbook? The Lenovo ThinkPad X120e could be yours for as low as $399. Check out our deal of the week!

Xerox ColorQube 9300 Series Introduced

Xerox unveiled the second generation of their high speed solid ink multifunction printers - the ColorQube 9300 Series - featuring Xerox's flexible Hybrid Color Pricing Plans this morning.

The $25 PC

A UK game developer has put together a barebones, but totally functional, desktop PC for just $25. Aimed at getting education about computers and how they work back into schools,[...]

Toshiba Satellite E305-S1990X Review

The new Toshiba E305 is a Best Buy exclusive laptop with a 14-inch screen and a street price around $900. Packed with an Intel Core i5 "Sandy Bridge" processor, 4GB[...]

HP Releases 14″ Pavilion dm4x Notebook

The Pavilion dm4x is based on the latest Intel Sandy Bridge platform and has available AMD Radeon graphics.

Alienware m14x

The 14-inch Dell Alienware gaming notebook comes equipped with your choice between three different Intel Core i7 quad-core processors, up to 8GB of DDR3 RAM at 1600MHz, and either the 3072MB[...]

Portal 2 Review

We've come a long way since the original Portal and its fictitious cakes, which first blew minds and broke records back in 2007. What was originally a sleeper hit that[...]

First Look at the New HP Notebooks

HP just unveiled the new ProBook 5330m, EliteBook 2560p, EliteBook 2760p, as well as the redesigned HP Mini 210 and HP Pavilion dv4. Keep reading to take a closer look[...]

Diablo III Beta to Hit in Q3

On today's earning call, Blizzard made a number of announcements regarding their financial status - which is good (take that, PC gaming critics!) - but gamers hoped for just[...]

Microsoft Has Acquired Skype for $8 Billion

The final details are still being hammered out, but the Wall Street Journal is reporting that Microsoft has just completed a deal that would acquire Skype - one of the[...]

HP’s New Ultrathin Elite L2201x – One of the World’s Thinnest Business Monitors

Along with the new notebooks introduced today, HP also took the wraps off of a new business-oriented ultrathin display - known as the HP Elite L2201x, the 22-inch, super thin[...]

Alienware m18x

The Dell Alienware m18x is first and foremost a gaming laptop, equipped with a 1920×1080 resolution 18.4-inch display, Intel Core i7 QM or XM processors, and AMD Radeon or NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics cards.[...]

Dell Precision M4600 and M6600 Workstations Now Available

The 15.6-inch Dell Precision M4600 and 17.3-inch M6600 mobile workstations for specialists and business professionals are finally available for sale internationally today.

Panasonic Launches Toughbook 53 Semi-Rugged Notebook

The Toughbook 53 features a 14-inch display, second-generation Intel Core i-series and up to 10 hours of battery life.

Google’s Android@Home Project Wants to Run Your House on Android

Just when you thought Android's world takeover couldn't possibly get any hungrier, Google announced a new target for the little green robot: your home.

HP LaserJet Pro M1536dnf Review

Read our full review of the HP LaserJet Pro M1536dnf monochrome multi-function printer, featuring HP's ePrint technology!

HP LaserJet Pro M1536dnf

The HP LaserJet Pro M1536dnf is a 4-in-1 device with print, scan, copy and fax capabilities as well as print speeds up to 26 ppm, a print resolution up to[...]

Samsung and Google Launch “Chromebook” Netbook

Samsung and Google have teamed up to produce the Series 5 "Chromebook". The 12.1-inch notebook computer weighs 3.3 lbs and measures just 0.79 inches thin and runs Google's Chrome operating[...]

Dell Inspiron 15R (N5110) Review

The latest generation of the Dell Inspiron 15R (the N5110) features Intel's "Sandy Bridge" Core processors and your choice of surprisingly powerful integrated graphics or AMD Radeon discrete graphics for[...]

Samsung Teases Chrome OS-Powered Chromebox at Google I/O

As part of Google's ongoing Google I/O conference this week, the company helped Samsung unveil an all new Chrome-powered notebook with a revolutionary new subscription plan for business and education[...]

OKI MC360 First Look

Watch our hands-on video first look of the OKI MC361 Color Multifunction LED Printer, designed with SMB's in mind!

Take Our Survey for a Chance to Win an Apple iPad 2!

In an effort to learn more about our readership, has a new survey to find out your opinions on the messages, offers and solicitations from technology companies. As an[...]

Intel Atom to Get 3D Transistors

Remember those 3D transistors we talked about just a few days ago? As it turns out, Intel's new pride and joy are going to show up in even their[...]

Lenovo G560: Our Deal of the Week

The Lenovo G560 is an affordable 15.6-inch notebook with very decent specifications. Check out our deal of the week!

Canon Pixma MX360 Review

Read our full review of the Canon Pixma MX360, an entry level all-in-one inkjet printer designed with the small office, home office in mind.

Canon Pixma MX360

The Canon Pixma MX360 is a 4-in-1 entry level printer featuring print speeds up to 8.4 ipm in black and 4.8 ipm in color, a print resolution up to 4800[...]

Windows 7 Infection Rates Radically Below Windows XP, Vista

Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system can be considered a success by almost any metric - it's even become their fastest selling OS to date. Redmond can add another feather to[...]

Logitech Revue Now Priced at $199

Amidst rumors of low sales and will-he-won't-she-cancel the product entirely, Logitech has knocked a whopping $100 off the price of their Google TV-powered Logitech Revue smart TV box, bringing it[...]

OnLive Adds Borderlands to PlayPack Instant Gaming Subscription

Like Netflix's instant streaming videos, but for games, OnLive's PlayPack offers customers access to fifty different games for ten bucks a month. Fan-favorite Borderlands just got added to the service,[...]

Dell XPS 8300 Review

After acquiring Alienware, Dell transitioned the XPS brand into the Studio XPS, targeting it at more fashion-conscious consumers. Longtime fans heralded the return of the brand, but can XPS regain[...]

HP LaserJet Pro M1536dnf – Our Printer Deal of the Week

Check out this week's "deal of the week" as well as a rundown of all the other best deals out there!

Top Ten Printers for April 2011

Get a jump on your printer purchasing research with PrinterComparison's list of top viewed printers for April 2011.

Samsung Series 9 Ultraportable Now Shipping

Samsung has started shipping its Series 9 11.6-inch ultraportable notebook. Most retail sites including have it priced at $1,159.99.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Review

Although the ThinkPad line of notebooks from Lenovo is synonymous with business laptops, there hasn't been a 13-inch ThinkPad since the old X301. The all new ThinkPad X1 promises to[...]

HP Updates Consumer Desktops with Pavilion, Pavilion Slimline and Pavilion Elite

These days, HP offers three main lines of consumer desktops: the HP Pavilion, the HP Pavilion Slimline, and the HP Pavilion Elite, which packs in components such as quad-and hexa-core[...]

Kyocera Mita Beefs Up TASKalfa Multifunction Product Line

Kyocera Mita America, Inc., added a whopping 11 new color and black and white TASKalfa MFPs to its award-winning product line. One of the new devices, the TASKalfa 5550ci color[...]

Lexmark Unveils C950de, X950 MFP Series

Lexmark added four new color LED devices - the single function C950de and the multi-function X950 series - designed with the heavy workload of medium and large businesses in mind.[...]

Lenovo ThinkPad X1

Although the ThinkPad line of notebooks from Lenovo is synonymous with business laptops, there hasn’t been a 13-inch ThinkPad since the old X301. The all new ThinkPad X1 promises to[...]

Lenovo Intros Stunning New ThinkCentre Edge 91z All-in-one

Lenovo support has generally fallen into two camps: those who appreciate the company's staid, industrial designs & those who decry the looks as boring and dated. Both should be pleased[...]

ECS Breaks Out New AMD Llano-Based APU Motherboards Ahead of Computex

Despite the fact that AMD's upcoming Llano-based APU chips aren?t going to be unveiled for a few more weeks, Taiwan-based ECS has decided to break cover and unveil their new[...]

Dell Inspiron 15R (N5110)

The 15.6-inch second-generation Dell Inspiron 15R is equipped with an Intel Core i3-2310M processor (2.1GHz/3MB cache) and runs on Windows 7 (Professional or Home Premium, 64-bit). Choose 3GB or 6GB shared dual-channel[...]

HP EliteBook 8560p Review

The HP EliteBook 8560p is the latest generation of 15-inch premium business notebooks from Hewlett-Packard. This aluminum-clad workhorse is designed to serve as a mobile desktop replacement for business professionals[...]

HP EliteBook 8560p

The HP EliteBook 8560p is the latest generation of 15-inch premium business notebooks from Hewlett-Packard. This aluminum-clad workhorse is designed to serve as a mobile desktop replacement for business professionals[...]

HP 100B All-in-one Review

While Lenovo's attractive ThinkCentre Edge M91z may have stolen the limelight this week with its attractive edge-to-edge glass, it's definitely not the only game in town. HP is looking to[...]

NVIDIA Rolls Out GTX 560 While Playing Duke Nukem Forever, Dungeon Siege III

Some may question the wisdom of releasing a card with so scant a market niche as the GeForce GTX 560 (no Ti). The new 560 sits just in between the[...]

Technology Plays Key Role in SOHO Success

Small office/home office workers want the same return on investment from technology solutions as the bigger players. In the end, it's all about having that home court advantage, notes our[...]

Lexmark Adds New SmartSolutions

Lexmark and LegalZoom, an online legal documents service, introduced five new SmartSolutions legal form bundles that can be printed from the touch of a screen from any Lexmark web-enabled printer.

Cirago SuperSpeed 3.0 Hard Drive Docking Station Review

If you've collected several hard drives from your old laptops or desktops over the years and want to use those hard drives, the Cirago USB 3.0 hard drive docking station[...]

Apple Malware Finally Hits it Big?

A number of websites are popping up with the news that OS X users have been hit with their first targeted wave of malware applications. Titled "Mac Defender", it also[...]

HP Now Offering 1080p Screens on Pavilion Notebooks

HP is now offering a full HD 1080p (1920 x 1080 resolution) screen on select 15.6- and 17.3-inch Pavilion consumer notebooks.

Lexmark C792de Review

Read our full review of the Lexmark C792de, a single function color laser printer targeted at medium to large workgroups and offices!

Lexmark C792de

The Lexmark C792de is a single function color laser printer with print speeds up to 50 ppm in both B&W and color, a print resolutions up to 1200 x 1200[...]

Lexmark C792e

The Lexmark C792e is a single function color laser printer with print speeds up to 50 ppm in both B&W and color, a print resolutions up to 1200 x 1200[...]

Lexmark C792dte

The Lexmark C792dte is a single function color laser printer with print speeds up to 50 ppm in both B&W and color, a print resolutions up to 1200 x 1200[...]

Lexmark C792dhe

The Lexmark C792dhe is a single function color laser printer with print speeds up to 50 ppm in both B&W and color, a print resolutions up to 1200 x 1200[...]

Mobile Printing on the Rise According to IDC Survey

A recent survey conducted by the International Data Corporation (IDC) found that as the printing capabilities of smartphones and tablets continues to expand, mobile printing in the workforce also gains[...]

Home Networked Storage Destined to Hit 11 Million by 2015

While it's no surprise that the consumer electronics market continues to grow and expand as technological innovations increase the options manufacturers have, there are still some areas that have yet[...]

ASUS Eee PC 1215N: Our Deal of the Week

The 12-inch ASUS Eee PC 1215N netbook is currently being sold on Amazon for the sale price of $463. The 1215N offers an Intel Atom D525 processor, NVIDIA ION 2[...]

Top Ten Printers for Moms, Dads and Grads

Whether you're searching for the perfect gift for Mom, trying to find an early Father's Day's present or helping set your grad up with a new printer, the staff at[...]

Microsoft is Giving You a Free Xbox 360

This summer, Microsoft is engineering a giveaway that is every bit as good as anything Apple does for students. The latter company, famous for giving away an iPod Touch[...]

AMD’s Next-Generation CPU Prices Leaked

AMD's next microarchitecture update, codenamed "Bulldozer", is due out sometime within the next couple of months. While we do know it represents one of the most radical changes AMD has[...]

Iomega Home Media Network Hard Drive Cloud Edition Review

The new Iomega Home Media Network Hard Drive, Cloud Edition is a easy-to-use network storage device that lets you share and access files, photos, video, and music between all your[...]

Xi3 Promises First Chrome OS Desktop

Remember Xi3? We chatted with them back at CES about their wild new modular-centric desktop PC idea. If you don't remember, the company plans to build a desktop where upgrading[...]

HP All-In-One 100B

HP has had a lot of experience designing all-in-one desktop computers. While many are familiar with their experiments in touch technology, headed by the attrative TouchSmart line of desktops, the[...]

Dell XPS 8300

At first look, it s difficult to tell the difference between Dell s XPS 8300 and its predecessor, the Studio XPS 8100. In fact, it s difficult to tell the[...]

HP Touchsmart 610 All-In-One

HP’s newest TouchSmart all-in-one is unreservedly recommended for anyone looking for an elegant computer, or to save space, or, well, just anyone.

Crucial Releases Ultra Low Profile RAM

Crucial has made a name for itself with an easy-to-use website memory configurator and high-performance, enthusiast-grade RAM. Today, they added new "Very Low Profile" memory to that list. Geared toward[...]

Dell Launches XPS 15z Laptop

Dell today introduced the all new XPS 15z laptop, a thin 15-inch multimedia notebook wrapped in a strong aluminum shell. The Dell XPS 15z offers Intel Core i5 and Core[...]

Xerox WorkCentre 6505n

The Xerox WorkCentre 6505n is the entry level configuration featuring print, scan, copy, fax and email functionality as well as print speeds up to 24 ppm, print resolution up to[...]

Xerox WorkCentre 6505dn

The Xerox WorkCentre 6505dn is the entry level configuration featuring print, scan, copy, fax and email functionality as well as print speeds up to 24 ppm, print resolution up to[...]

ASUS Eee PC 1015b Review

This 10-inch netbook has an AMD Fusion processor with AMD Radeon graphics and retails for just $289. Is it really any better than those boring netbooks with Intel Atom processors?[...]

Asus Eee PC 1015b

The ASUS Eee PC 1015b is a 10-inch netbook packed with an AMD Fusion processor with AMD Radeon graphics and retails for just $289. Part of the ASUS “Seashell” family[...]

Xerox WorkCentre 6505 Review

Read our full review of the Xerox WorkCentre 6505 Color Multifunction printer, one of five new SMB devices introduced by Xerox earlier this year.

Toshiba Launches Two e-STUDIO MFP Series

Toshiba announced the launch of the e-STUDIO 5540c, 6540c, 6550c-series and the e-STUDIO 2040c, 2540c, 3040c, 3540c, 4540c-series today.

Dell Unveils Sleek New OptiPlex FX130, FX170 and OptiPlex 390 Desktops

This morning, Dell announced the latest updates to their thin client lineup with the OptiPlex FX130 and FX170. The new systems, not much bigger than an open hand, are less[...]

Sony Unveils Upgraded VAIO S and VAIO F Series Laptops

Sony unveiled the upgrades to the 13.3-inch S series and the 16.4-inch F series notebooks today. The S-series are most notably thinner and lighter, and have more power than the[...]

Download the Portal 2 Soundtrack for Free!

We're starting to think that Valve is clinically incapable of being uncool. They made the great Half-Life series. Cool. They made Steam, the awesome game distribution service. Cool. They made[...]

Canon Pixma iX6520 First Look

Take a look at our hands-on first look of the Canon Pixma iX6520 Business single-function printer, the graphics arts printer that can print up to 13 x 19-inch photos and[...]

Amazon Launches Mac App Store to Complete with Apple

Amazon turned a few heads recently when they launched a new Android Market competitor hosted entirely on Amazon servers. Their take is that providing customers with a more curated application[...]

Lenovo ThinkPad T420s User Review

If you're looking for a thin and light 14-inch business notebook, what better person to ask about it than someone who owns several? Keep reading to find out what one[...]

Lenovo ThinkPad T420s

The 14-inch Lenovo ThinkPad T420s offers Intel Core i3, i5, and i7 processors. Screen resolution is 1600×900 (HD+, LED Backlit, anti-glare). Choose from 4GB-8GB DDR3 1 DIMM/SODIMM memory at 1333MHz.[...]

Polaroid Releases First Printer from Gaga’s Grey Label

Polaroid officially released the GL10 Instant Printer, the first product to market from the new Grey Label, the Lady Gaga inspired line announced at CES 2011.

This Fall, Students, Remember the All-in-One

It's almost June already, which is swiftly followed by summer and then school. That's right, it's almost time for school again, which means students, parents and friends are all looking[...]

Dell Inspiron 15R Second Gen: Our Deal of the Week

The second generation Dell Inspiron 15R budget notebook has already dropped in price despite not being out for very long. The 15R has an stylish design, good keyboard and touchpad,[...]

AMD’s Upcoming Roadmap Leaked, Shows New Fusion APUs

AMD's Fusion APUs, which marry AMD x86 CPUs with acquisition ATI's Radeon graphics onto a single die, have proved to be formidable competitors to Intel, at least within the graphics[...]

How Much RAM Do You Really Need?

Over the years, processor speed isn't the only thing that's risen as transistors have shrunk. So, too, has the average amount of memory in mainstream computers. We've come a long[...]

NVIDIA Releases Cheaper, Wired Version of 3D Shutter Glasses

AMD might be selling more graphics chips, but NVIDIA is the current king of the 3D arena. Part of that is due to the way they've successfully marketed their slick[...]

Printer Tips from PrinterComparison

Check out our new weekly series, Printer Tips from PrinterComparison, where our staff will share expert advice on a wide range of printing topics!

LG V300 is LG’s First Ever All-in-one

LG may be known largely for their televisions here in the States, but the South Korean electronics giant is known for much more than that throughout the world. The company[...]

Intel Roadmap Shown Off, Atoms to Supercede Moore’s Law and Get Yearly Updates

What with Computex 2011 among us, the hardware news is coming fast and furious - both via official press channels and the less official rumors and leaks chatter. Intel has[...]

ASUS G53SW-A1 Review

ASUS has shrunk down its popular 17.3-inch G73 gaming notebook into a more manageable 15.6-inch size with the introduction of its G53SW. Is this travel-friendly gaming laptop as impressive as[...]

Asus G53

The ASUS G53 series of high-performance gaming notebooks is a line of 15-inch laptops with a design that is almost identical to the larger ASUS G73. The latest G53SW-A1 features[...]

MSI Announces Nvidia GTX 560M-Equipped Notebooks

MSI has announced its new GT683R gaming notebook equipped with the new Nvidia GeForce GTX 560M graphics card and second-generation Intel Core i7 processor.

Steve Jobs to Host Apple WWDC Keynote, Showcase OS X Lion

One of the biggest mysteries in the tech world, for better or worse, is the relative health of Apple CEO Steve Jobs. Since his spotty recovery, rumors have abounded as[...]