May 2013 Notebook/Laptop Articles

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

Below are the 97 Notebook/Laptop articles for May of 2013

iOS Users Should Use Google Now, Right Now

Google Now might just prove to be better than Apple's Siri thanks to voice-powered search and Google Maps integration. Google Now is finally available to iPhone and iPad.

Cube 3D Printer Being Sold on

Staples announced earlier today that it is the first major U.S. retailer to carry the Cube 3D Printer from 3D Systems.

Acer Emphasizes Touch with New Notebook Reveals

Acer reveals its new line of touch-enabled notebooks: the Aspire R7 and the Acer Aspire P3.

HP Extends ProBook Business Notebooks with AMD and Intel Haswell Models

Today, HP took the wraps off of its latest line of small business-inclined ProBook notebooks, with next-generation AMD and Intel CPUs.

Hands On with HP’s New ProBook 400 Series

We get to spend some time playing with HP's new ProBook business notebook lineup. Read on to find out what we thought!

Brother HL-3170cdw Review: Reliable Color Printer

Read our full review of the Brother HL-3170cdw Digital Color Printer offering small businesses a low cost alternative to office AIOs.

Intel Announces new Silvermont Architecture

Intel's new Silvermont architecture utilizing a 22nm manufacturing process, will be the foundation for a wide range of products coming to market later this year.

Sony Introduces New VAIO Fit Laptops and Updated Ultrabook

Sony today introduced the brand new VAIO Fit laptop line as well as enhancements to Sony's top-selling VAIO T Series 15 Ultrabooks powered by Windows 8.

Sony VAIO Fit 15 Review

The Sony VAIO Fit is a new line of stylish notebooks with solid spec and vibrant touch-enabled displays. Here we take a closer look at the 15.6-inch model.

OKI Data Introduces PaperCut MF Software

OKI Data Americas has released a new print job accounting and management software, PaperCut MF, designed for OKI single function and multifunction printers.

Seagate Reveals Complete SSD Product Line

Seagate shows of its next-generation of solid state drives.

Seagate 600 SSD: The Start of Seagate’s SSD Line

Seagate has been dipping its toes into the flash industry for several years now, offering a hybrid mix of flash and rotating storage. Now, they're going all in.

WD and SanDisk Announce Solid Sate Hybrid Drives

WD and SanDisk announce a partnership to offer the WD Black SSHD. The new ultra-slim storage solution is currently shipping to OEMs.

Microsoft Sets ‘Windows Blue’ Release For Later This Year

Microsoft will release 'Windows Blue' later this year, and the update will respond to customer feedback about Windows 8 and RT, said a Microsoft senior executive.

Printer Tips: Ink Maintenance

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

TechnologyGuide: Google Now Available to iOS Users

Google Now is available to iPhone and iPad users via an update to the Google Search app.

Dell, Others Steal From Tablets to Make New PCs

We've seen more innovation from PC manufacturers in the last year than in the last ten combined - and it's all thanks to mobile.

Artificial Hand Created with MakerBot 3D Printer

Forget 3D printed guns, check out Robohand, an artificial hand created with 3D print technology and the MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer!

Origin PC Offering “Ultimate Gaming Laptop” Bundle

Origin PC is now offering the EON17-SLX in a promotional gaming bundle, which includes a high-end mouse, headset, and carrier bag.

HP Designjet T120 Review: First Look

Check out our hands-on first look of the HP Designjet T120 24-inch ePrinter, the entry level model in HP's large format lineup offering wireless connectivity!

NotebookReview Editors’ Choice Award Winners: Recognizing the Best Tech Products

In a typical year, the TechnologyGuide Media Group and its seven consumer and business technology sites looks at and reviews hundreds of new and interesting products, many of which undergo[...]

Lenovo IdeaPad Z400 Touch Review

This value-oriented 14" notebook features a touch-enabled display, a backlit keyboard and good performance. Read on to find out why it's tough to recommend.

AMD Releases New Radeon Memory: RG2133 Gamer Series

AMD releases a new faster memory SKU - the RG2133 gamer series.

System Mechanic Pro Review

System Mechanic Pro is one of the most widely used system utility suites for Windows PCs. Does it really "Fix, Speed Up and Secure Your PC"? Read the full review.

TechnologyGuide: Fitness Tech

Find out how fitness gadgets are set to fuel the next personal and work life convergence on!

VIDEO: Sony VAIO Fit 15 Review

Here's a look at the 15-inch variant of the Sony VAIO Fit notebook that comes with an Intel i5 processor, 8GB of RAM and metallic casing. Do the specs match[...]

Users Worry That Microsoft Will Follow Adobe To Subscription-Only Pricing

Users are concerned that Microsoft Office might ultimately follow Adobe's lead to subscription-only pricing. Users of Adobe's Creative Suite are already up in arms.

Editors’ Choice Award Winners

Check out our complete list of Editors' Choice award winners!

McAfee Launches LiveSafe Cloud Security For PCs, Macs & Mobile Devices

Although supporting all Windows PCs and tablets, Macs, and Android and iOS devices, McAfee's LiveSafe will provide some extra features for Ultrabook notebook users.

Canon Pixma MX522 – Our Printer Deal of the Week

Looking for a new printer for your home office? Check out the Canon Pixma MX522 Wireless Office All-in-One, the PrinterComparison printer deal of the week!

Save Time, Save Money With Our Printer Tips

At PrinterComparison, we often get repeat questions about certain topics involving printers from support issues to reducing costs. So we decided to create a running series that covers popular topics[...]

VIDEO: Toshiba Satellite P875 Review

The Toshiba Satellite P875 notebook comes with a crisp 17.3-inch HD display, Intel 2.4GHz processor and plenty of ports, making this an excellent desktop replacement. But how is it as[...]

‘Norton Zone’ Secure Cloud File Sharing Hits Availability

With security features that are purportedly exclusive, Symantec's new Norton Zone offers 5GB of free storage across Windows, Mac OS X, Windows RT, iOS, and Android.

HP Adds to Convertible Notebook Line with HP Split x2, HP SlateBook x2

HP upped their convertible notebook offerings today with the Split x2 and the SlateBook x2 - one offers users the power of Windows 8, while the other offers the efficiency[...]

Western Digital My Passport Ultra Now Available

Western Digital announces the availability of its My Passport HDD line.

Pick the Perfect Printer: Top Ten Questions

Mother's Day is over but there is still time to pick up the perfect printer for your grad or dad so check out the answers to your burning questions! [...]

Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 Review

The Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 is an affordable gaming and media focused notebook. Keep reading to see if it delivers on the promise of "upgradeable" graphics.

Microsoft Plans Windows 8.1 Public Preview, Hints at Start Button

Microsoft will release a public preview of Windows 8.1 on June 26, said a Microsoft official. Windows 8.1 will be a free upgrade for Windows 8 and Windows RT.

Google Brings the Star Trek Computer to Your PC

Just announced at their yearly developer conference, Google introduced a new way for users to interact with the search giant's bank of information - using just your voice.

MakerBot Collaborates with Autodesk

MakerBot and Autodesk have announced a partnership to market their respective 3D printing hardware and 3D design software in one bundle.

HP Envy 120 – Our Printer Deal of the Week

Need a new printer for your home but want something stylish? Check out the HP Envy 120 e-All-in-One, the PrinterComparison printer deal of the week!

Lenovo’s IdeaCentre Horizon First Look Review

We first laid eyes (and fingers!) on Lenovo's IdeaCentre Horizon table PC at CES back in January, but now we've got to spend a couple of days living with it.

Dell Inspiron 15R vs. HP ENVY dv6t

In this battle of the budget multimedia laptops, we look at two 15.6-inch notebooks with Windows 8, solid performance, and 1080p displays for less than $800.

Adobe Acrobat Review: Worth the Money?

Adobe Acrobat is one Windows and Macintosh application you can use for reading, creating, and editing PDF docs. Yet it's hardly the only one. Read the full review.

NASA Awards Grant for 3D Food Printer

Forget guns and human ears, the big news for 3D printing today revolves around NASA and American's favorite delivery item, pizza.

Microsoft Unveils Next Xbox: the Xbox One

Microsoft just unveiled latest console, the Xbox One. Filled with the latest in motion control, the new system promises to be a new central hub for your TV.

WD to Showcase Solid State Hybrid Drives and 5mm Technologies at COMPUTEX

WD announces plans to showcase a number of its SSHDs and 5mm HDDs at COMPUTEX.

Accellion Introduces Secure Mobile Print App

Accellion announced the "first secure mobile printing solution" for iOS and Android devices, the Accellion Mobile App with embedded printing technology.

Samsung Unveils New ProXpress Printer Line

Samsung introduced the ProXpress series, a new line of monochrome single function and multifunction laser printers targeted at small and medium businesses.

First Look Review: AMD Showcases New Processors

AMD's newest notebook processors are codenamed "Temash," "Kabini" and "Richland." What do these three processor families have to offer? Keep reading to find out.

OCZ Outs Sleek New Vertex 450 SSDs: Over 500MB/s and 90,000 IOPS

OCZ is responsible for bringing SSDs into the realm of affordability for many users, and their latest model pushes their mid-range Vertex line into competition with some pretty fast drives.

AMD Reveals New Richland Architecture, More, Bringing Xbox One-like Tech to PCs

AMD recently showed off some exciting new improvements to its CPU/GPU/APU lineup, and we got to spend a little time getting hands-on impressions.

OCZ Announces the Vertex 450 Series Solid State Drives

OCZ announces its new line of Vertex 540 SSDs with 20nm flash and Barefoot 3 M10 controller.

Canon Launches Pixma Comix Facebook Application

Canon has introduced the Pixma Comix Facebook application, a fun new way to turn Facebook photos into creative products. Learn more about the app and see our editor's comic!

Brother Announces New MFC-9000 Laser Series

Brother announced a new lineup of digital color laser all-in-ones, the MFC-9000 series, targeted at small businesses.

HP Launches Exciting All-New Consumer PC Lineup

HP launched this year's lineup of consumer notebooks today, offering amazing resolution and amazing audio, all of which starting at extremely low prices.

The ASUS G750 Notebook: Gaming’s New Top Gun

 A Special Report sponsored by Asus   The ASUS G750 features the 4th-generation Intel® Core i7 processor for powerful performance, Intel® Thunderbolt™ Technology for split-second data transfers, NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX[...]

Samsung Galaxy S4 Review: Great, but a Small Step Up

The Samsung Galaxy S IV may be a marginal upgrade from its predecessor, but is it still impressive enough to edge out the rest of the Android competition?

Printer Tips Finds a Home!

Due to the overwhelming response from our readers, we've created the Printer Tips from PrinterComparison Special Section, a home page chock-full of our favorite printer tips.

TechnologyGuide: Google Maps

Google Maps has upped its game with services like Street View, Google Earth, and Zagat info. Learn more at!

Western Digital Introduces New Server Class Hard Drives

While the storage giant is clearly considering the future of solid state storage, they're proving that hard drives will be with us for some time to come.

Apricorn Aegis Bio USB 3.0 Review

This simple, portable USB hard drive provides both fingerprint biometric access and hardware encryption that automatically keeps your data safe.

Apple Sells 13 Million Apple TVs, Buys Companies, Goes Green, and Promises to Open Up

On stage at the Wall Street Journal's D11 conference tonight, Apple CEO Tim Cook had a few things to say about the future of the company - including their play[...]

Lenovo IdeaPad U310 Touch Review

The Lenovo IdeaPad U310 is a productive, utility driven ultrabook. Is this attractive laptop worth your money? Keep reading to find out.

Acer C7 Chromebook Line Adds New SSD Models

BestBuy is now offering new Acer C7 Chromebook with SSD storage.

Mataerial 3D Printer Could Change the Game

Every day there seems to be a new "top" story in the world of 3D printing and today the big news is the Mataerial project, a new 3D printer that[...]

HP Designjet T120 Review: Large Format, Low Cost

Check out our full review of the HP Designjet T120 24-inch ePrinter, the entry level model in HP's large format printing lineup!

HP Designjet T120

The Designjet T120 24-inch ePrinter is the entry level model in HP’s large format line offering a price tag of $999. Customers can print from Letter to Ledger using the[...]

Eurocom Adds SLI NVidia GTX 780M to Panther 5D and Scorpius 2.0 3D

Eurocom launches SLI based GTX 780M options for its customizable Panther 5D and Scorpius 2.0.

LG Optimus G Pro Review: King of the Phablets

The LG Optimus G Pro is a solid contender as far as Android smartphones are concerned. But as a phablet, it just might be the new champ.

Summer Tech 2013

Summer Tech 2013 How to Make the Most of Your Technology During Vacation The summer season is packed with plenty to keep you busy and our tech experts have some[...]

LG Optimus G Pro

The LG Optimus G Pro is a 5.5-inch, Android Jelly Bean (4.1.2) handset. It has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor, 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal storage (expandable[...]

3D Systems and SYNNEX Partner Up to Sell Printers

3D Systems, the manufacturer of the Cube and CubeX 3D printers, has added SYNNEX to its global reseller network.

HP Designjet T120 – Our Printer Deal of the Week

Looking for an affordable large format printer with built-in networking? Then check out the HP Designjet T120 24-inch ePrinter, the PrinterComparison printer deal of the week!

Booq Boa Courier 15 Laptop Bag Review

The Booq Boa Courier 15 is a messenger style laptop bag designed to be carried across the back. It has plenty of space and is made with the finest materials.

Canon Gets Creative With A Beautiful Mess

Interested in a summer do-it-yourself project? Canon and A Beautiful Mess blog share some new ways to get creative with your Pixma and Selphy photo printers on Canon's Crafting Corner.

TechnologyGuide: Hangout with Google

Forget Skype, Now it's Time to "Hangout" with Google. Learn more at!

ASUS PQ321 Promises More Affordable 4K Monitor

Today, ASUS unveiled an upcoming new 4K monitor that takes advantage of exciting new IGZO display technology.

Roku 3 Review: Smaller and More Powerful

Roku's new streaming video box is tiny, mighty, and mighty tiny.

Acer’s New Android PC Uses Intel Haswell

Acer is going to announce a Haswell-based PC running Android for just $400.

ASRock Teams Up with BMW to Create Awesome, Small Gaming PC

ASRock is coming out with a new small form factor (SFF) gaming machine, but this time they've teamed up with the masterminds at BMW to give the line some much[...]

Hands on with Google Hangouts

Google has combined all of its messaging services into one unifying force. Was it a smart move?

Microsoft: $1 Billion for Xbox One Games

Microsoft promises to spend boatloads of cash to bring new games to the Xbox One.

Intel Putting Atom into Pentium, Celeron

Intel is planning on making new Pentium and Celeron CPUs based on their low-power, Atom CPU microarchitecture.

BlueStacks GamePop Brings Android Gaming to Your HDTV

In addition to pricing, BlueStacks announced new relationships for their Android-powered GamePop console, designed to bring custom games to the new box.

AMD Updates Opteron Server Chips with Models from the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 Line

Need some low-power, quad-core server chips? These new dies from APU might be right up your alley.

Mac Pros Drying Up, Refresh Coming?

Stock of Apple's last high-end PC, the Mac Pro, is drying up across the country.

Obama Administration Says Companies Can Sell Computers to Iran

For years, the United States has banned the sale of several kinds technology to countries like Iran. Now, sanctions are slowly starting to lift.

Double Fine Doubles Down, Announces ‘Massive Chalice’ Kickstarter

Completing one of the most successful gaming Kickstarters ever simply wasn't enough for the team at Double Fine. They've just announced the creation of another crowd-funded game, Massive Chalice.

Dell Begs Shareholders to Take Founder’s Buyout Offer

Dell's board of directors sent a letter to company shareholders this week, asking them to take CEO and founder Michael Dell's offer to buy out the company.

Drobo Makes Good on Promise, Adds Plex Media Server Functionality to NAS

Drobo made the announcement back in March with an April ship date, but a month later, the company has released new software that lets its popular line of storage appliances[...]

Google Fiber Looks to Turn a Profit, Surprises Even Google

When Google announced its competition for cities to convince the search giant that they were the right fit for Google Fiber, they expected to get a few dozen responses. What[...]

Apple Poaches AMD Engineers for Secret Florida Graphics Projects

In recent months, Apple has snagged a bevy of former AMD graphics engineers for an unknown project.

New Trend: Cutting Off Your Internet Service

According to the Wall Street Journal, the newest trend in cord cutting isn't the cable service - it's the Internet.

Sony: Not the Electronics Giant You Think

While most Westerners look at Sony and see a successful electronics company famous for the Walkman and PlayStation, people in Japan see something completely different.

Tablets to Overtake PC Sales in Two Years

According to IDC, we might see tablet sales overtaking PCs by 2015.

Mark Shuttleworth Closes Ubuntu’s Oldest Bug

With Microsoft no longer the sole dominant player, Ubuntu's largest bug has been solved.