June 2008 Notebook/Laptop Articles

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

Below are the 124 Notebook/Laptop articles for June of 2008

ATI begins to ship Radeon HD 4850 video card

ATI has begun shipping its new Radeon HD 4850 graphics card to OEM partners and retailers.

Intel G45 mobo to take on AMD 780G

The new Intel G45 chipset with integrated X4500 HD graphics is ready to take on the AMD 780G-based motherboard.

Team Group introduces DDR3-2133 RAM modules

Team Group is showcasing its new DDR3-2133 memory modules.

Toshiba Satellite P305 Review

The Satellite P305 is the latest Intel-based 17" notebook from Toshiba. This notebook is a complete refresh of the older P205 series model, with a brand new durable fusion finish,[...]

Most Popular Laptops for May 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[...]

ASUS showcases new and innovative products

ASUS has introduced several new and innovative products at Computex Taipei, including a tri-core graphics card.

Computex 2008: ASUS introduces Eee PC 1000 and 1000(H) *UPDATED*

ASUS at Computex Taipei 2008 is introducing two new models to the Eee PC lineup, the 1000 and 1000(H). They feature 10.2-inch screens and Intel Atom processors, along with a[...]

News Bits: Microsoft Warns Us About Windows 7, Sony VAIO With VIA Processor, New WD HDD

Microsoft warns hardware makers to start Windows 7 testing immediatelyWestern Digital introduces Scorpio Black 7200RPM HDDSony to introduce mini-laptop based on VIA processorClubIT is back

Microsoft warns hardware makers to start Windows 7 testing immediately

Microsoft is warning hardware makers to start testing with Windows 7 as soon as the first beta release is available.

Microsoft extends life of XP for low-cost “nettops”

Microsoft announced at Computex Taipei 2008 that it is extending its Windows XP offer to low-cost desktops, or "nettops".

Acer Introduces the Aspire One

Acer today introduced the Aspire one, an entry into the netbook market. According to Acer it is "designed to deliver continuous Internet access no matter where you are", so long[...]

News Bits: Nvidia 9M Launches, AMD Enters Low-Cost Market, Apple Offers Free iPod with Mac

Nvidia introduces 9M series graphics cards, Hybrid SLIIntel Atom processor shortage to end by SeptemberAMD enters low-cost notebook marketApple Rolls out Free iPod Touch with Mac Purchase

New TechnologyGuide Site Launched – DesktopReview.com

We have some exciting news for casual fans and loyal members of the TechnologyGuide.com family of websites: we have launched a brand new site, DesktopReview.com!

Early Hands on with new AMD Puma and Toshiba A300

The Toshiba Satellite A305 series laptop holds a special place in my heart, be it the AMD or Intel version. Here at Computex 2008, I had a chance to check[...]

Acer AcerPower

The AcerPower line can be configured with a range of Intel and AMD processors and choices between integrated and dedicated graphics.

Epson announces $99 photo all-in-one

In a press release yesterday, Epson unveiled the budget-minded flagship model in a new line of all-in-one printers.

Computex: Intel launches P45 chipset

COMPUTEX - Intel introduced its latest chipset for desktop motherboards, the P45. It supports frontside bus speeds up to 1333MHz and DDR3 memory up to 1066MHz, and comes with the[...]

AMD “Officially” Launches Puma Notebook Platform

Advanced Micro Devices today announced the official launch of its next-generation 'Puma' notebook platform. The new platform features ATI Radeon HD 3000 graphics and new AMD Turion X2 Ultra dual-core[...]

Computex 2008: Clevo shows off Montevina and Puma Gaming Notebooks, Atom Sub-Tablet

Clevo, a second-tier Taiwan-based notebook manufacturer, has several new notebooks on display at Computex. Of mention is a 15.4" AMD Puma-based notebook with an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470 X2[...]

Acer Aspire 4520

The Aspire 4520 features AMD Turion 64 X2 Mobile Technology, a 14.1″ Acer CrystalBrite TFT LCD, hi-def NVIDIA graphics and Dolby Surround sound.

EA and Crytek announce Crysis Warhead

EA and Crytek today announced Crysis Warhead, the parallel story to Crysis. It will be exclusive to PC and ship this fall.

ASUS introduces HDMI-equipped Xonar sound cards

ASUS at Computex Taipei 2008 introduced the Xonar HDAV1.3, a new addition to its Xonar lineup of sound cards.

Intel fined $25 million by South Korea for trade violations

South Korea's Fair Trade Commission said today it would fine Intel $25.4 million for violating fair trade rules.

Western Digital VelociRaptor Review

Western Digital recently announced their latest and greatest hard disk drive (HDD) aimed at consumers and businesses that need blazing fast speed and exceptional reliability: the VelociRaptor. As impressive as[...]

News Bits: ATI External Graphics Card For Notebooks, Intel Gets Fined, Samsung 15.6-inch Displays,

AMD announces external PCI Express 2.0 graphics card technology17.3-inch, 16:9 notebook panels on the horizonSamsung producing 15.6-inch displaysIntel SSDs to go in sub-notebooksIntel fined $25 million by South Korea for[...]

ATI vs Nvidia: Professional graphics cards go head-to-head

Xbit Labs has done a review of all the current mid-range ATI FireGL and Nvidia Quadro FX professional graphics cards.

IBM shows off 3D processor water cooling

IBM has shown a multi-layer CPU prototype that has a unique water cooling system.

Call of Duty 4 new map packs available

Infinity Ward has released the Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Variety Map Pack, which includes four new multiplayer maps.

Asus Eee PC 901 12GB First Look

While at Computex 2008, staff writer Kevin O'Brien managed to spend a little time with the new Asus Eee PC 901. Packed with a 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor, Windows XP,[...]

Logitech Pure-Fi Mobile Bluetooth speaker and speakerphone review

Logitech's latest addition to its Pure-Fi line is the Pure-Fi Mobile Bluetooth speaker and speakerphone. A multi-functional unit, it can be used with cell phones/PDA's, notebooks, desktops, and MP3 players.[...]

ATI Radeon 4800 release delayed to June 23

AMD has delayed the release of its new Radeon 4800 series graphics cards until June 23 instead of the originally planned date of June 18.

Dell Vostro 1510 Review

After last year's successful launch of the new Vostro line of computers targeted at small businesses, Dell made a serious effort to listen to customer feedback criticizing Dell's thick and[...]

Asus M70

The M70 notebook series feature Intel Core 2 Duo processors, 1TB Storage, 17-inch WUXGA Widescreen, and ATI Mobile Radeon graphics.

Computex 2008: More AMD Puma notebooks caught in the wild

A large number of new and unfamiliar notebook designs from Acer, HP, and Toshiba were on display at Computex Taipei 2008.

American military supercomputer sets new record

A military supercomputer made from cell processors used in video game consoles has reached a computing milestone: 1.026 quadrillion calculations per second.

AMD introduces quad-core Opteron SE processors

AMD today introduced four new quad-core AMD Opteron SE processors.

HP Blackbird 002 desktop going retail

HP today announced that its Blackbird 002 gaming desktop will be available in an exclusive fixed configuration at Amazon.com, Newegg.com, and select Best Buy, Circuit City, J&R, and Micro Center[...]

News Bits: ThinkPads Leaked, DIY Laptop Available, Asus to Intro 15.6-inch Notebook

New Lenovo ThinkPads leakedOCZ DIY laptop now availableASUS to push 16:9 notebooksAmerican military supercomputer sets new record

Asus M70s

Asus M51

HP Unveils Four new Pavilion Notebooks in Berlin

Not to be outdone by Apple, HP Today decided to throw their own little unveiling party in Berlin, Germany. HP took the opportunity to announce no less than seventeen[...]

HP Pavilion tx2500z

The tx2500z tablet features an AMD Turion 64 X2 Dual-Core Mobile Technology Processor, up to 4096MB DDR2 System Memory, ATI Mobile Radeon HD 3200 Graphics, and a 12.1″ WXGA High-Definition[...]

HP Releases Voodoo Envy 133 Business Ultraportable

Today in Germany, Voodoo by HP released the new thin and light Envy 133, offering up a bit more competition to notebooks such as the Lenovo X300 and Apple Macbook[...]

HP Pavilion dv7t

The dv7t notebooks feature a range of Intel dual-core and quad-core processors, discrete graphics for enjoying HD video and gaming, multiple hard drive and solid state drive options for storing[...]

HP introduces 22″ TouchSmart all-in-one desktop

HP today introduced its TouchSmart IQ500 series all-in-one PCs at HP's "Connecting Your World" event in Berlin. HP TouchSmart PCs feature a 22-inch high-definition widescreen display and an Intel Core[...]

HP announces new Voodoo Omen desktop

HP today announced a new portfolio of Voodoo-branded PCs, featuring world-class customization options. The Voodoo Omen desktop will be available only to customers who have previously purchased a Voodoo PC[...]

HP Unveils new EliteBook and Compaq Business Notebooks in Berlin

HP announced several new notebooks to its expanding Business line in Berlin today. Among the 10 new products are: the HP EliteBook, Compaq 6530 series, Compaq 6730 series, and[...]

HP Pavilion dv5t

The dv5t features an Intel Core 2 Duo Processor, up to 4096MB DDR2 System Memory, NVIDIA GeForce Go graphics available and 15.4″ diagonal WXGA BrightView Widescreen. See the click here[...]

HP Pavilion dv4t

The dv4t features the latest Intel processors, up to 8GB DDR3 System Memory, NVIDIA GeForce graphics available and 14.1” diagonal High-Definition Widescreen Display. See the latest coupon codes and deals[...]

HP Compaq Presario CQ50Z

The Compaq Presario CQ50Z features AMD Athlon and AMD Sempron Processors, up to 2048MB DDR2 SDRAM, NVIDIA GeForce 8200M G graphics available with optional 5-in-1 integrated Digital Media Reader and[...]

HP introduces affordable DreamColor color-critical display

HP today introduced the DreamColor LP2480xz, which HP is calling the world's first affordable color-critical display.

HP: Connecting Your World In 2008

While attending HP's "Connecting Your World" media summit in Berlin, it became increasingly clear that HP has some big plans for consumer and business computing solutions in 2008. So just[...]

Toshiba Satellite Pro U400 Review

The Satellite Pro U400 is the business version of the more consumer oriented Satellite U405. This 13.3" notebook gives business users or standard consumers another notebook option if they really[...]

AMD says 65nm ‘Kuma’ CPU cancellation rumors are false

AMD today put to rest a rumor published by DigiTimes that said the company would be delaying the introduction of its 'Kuma' processors.

ASUS to hold first-ever Republic of Gamers convention

ASUS today announced it will be hosting a first-ever Republic of Gamers convention this summer. The convention was named after ASUS' line of Repubublic of Gamers-branded gaming-focused products.

AMD and Havok to optimize physics for gaming

AMD and Havok today announced that they will jointly investigate how to best optimize physics effects in games using AMD's full line of products.

NZXT introduces new Khaos gaming chassis

NZXT announced their Khaos premium gaming chassis, an addition to the NZXT Classic Series.

News Bits: Alienware Skullcap Design Available, Toshiba Intros 160GB 1.8-inch Hard Drive

Alienware Area-51 m15x now available will Skullcap case designToshiba to introduce highest-capacity 1.8-inch hard driveKingston introduces DDR2-800 HyperX notebook RAM

HP Still #1, Dell takes #2 Spot in Notebook Sales for Q1 2008

Market research firm DisplaySearch recently published results for global notebook shipments for Q1 2008. HP remained in first place for the seventh consecutive quarter, shipping nearly 2 million more units[...]

AMD announces ATI Radeon HD 3870 for Mac & PC Edition

AMD today announced the new ATI Radeon HD 3870 for Mac & PC Edition.

Lower-priced Intel quad-core processors coming in Q3

According to a DigiTimes report, Intel will introduce a lower-priced quad-core processor series to compete with the AMD Phenom X3 triple-core processors.

Glass keyboard concept unveiled

The glass keyboard concept, desgined by Kong Fanwen, features a see-through design and touch technology.

PCI Express 3.0 details uncovered

ExtremeTech has obtained information about the PCI Express 3.0 standard, which will launch around 2010.

Dell “E” Gets Ready to Challenge the Asus Eee PC

The team over at Engadget managed to make friends with someone over at Dell long enough to acquire leaked information about the new Dell mini notebook: the Dell E. As[...]

News Bits: New MSI Gaming Notebooks, New Qosmio X305 Leaked, Five Million Eee PCs In 2008

MSI Puma gaming notebooks unveiledToshiba Qosmio X305 gaming notebook uncoveredClevo to ship 600,000 notebooks in First Half of '08ASUS to ship over five million Eee PCs in '08

Users Voice Their Opinions about the Dell XPS M1530

The Dell XPS M1530 has been the most popular laptop on our charts for all of 2008 so far, that's no small feat when there are literally hundreds of notebook[...]

Toshiba Satellite Pro L300 Review

The Toshiba Satellite Pro L300 offers a vivid 15.4" WXGA display and Intel Centrino processor technology. The L300 has all the essentials for business users in its simplistic yet functional[...]

AMD stream processor breaks 1 teraflop barrier

AMD today introduced the FireStream 9250 stream processor, featuring more than one teraflop of processing power.

Intel Nehalem 3.2GHz chip details revealed

Intel is planning to introduce three 'Nehalem' quad-core processors in the fourth quarter of this year, two mainstream and one Extreme.

Nvidia introduces GTX 200 series graphics cards

Nvidia has released their long-awaited GeForce GTX 200 series graphics cards, including the GTX 260 and GTX 280. Nvidia claims a 50% performance increase in games versus the 8800 Ultra.

New Toshiba Qosmio Notebooks Released

After much speculation and plenty of leaked information on the web, Toshiba today announced the expansion of the Qosmio line of multimedia and gaming notebooks. The new Qosmio G55, Qosmio[...]

Alienware Area-51 now available with Nvidia GTX 280 GPUs

Alienware is the first company to make the new Nvidia GeForce GTX 280 GPUs available in their Area-51 gaming desktops.

It’s Mozilla Download Day!

Mozilla today released Firefox 3, and is attempting to break the Guiness record for the most software downloaded in a 24-hour period.

AMD to introduce low-power triple- and quad-core processors in 2H’08

According to a DigiTimes report, AMD is planning to introduce low-power triple- and quad-core processors in the second half of this year.

News Bits: Toshiba R500 with 128GB SSD, ATI Mobile GPU News, FireFox 3 Download Day

Next ATI mobile GPU based on RV770It's Mozilla Download Day!Dell shipping wrong graphics card in UK Vostro 1710sToshiba introduces Portege R500 with 128GB SSD

LG P300

Notebook Summer Travel Guide

Summer vacation season is already starting for most of us, and for notebook users taking to the road, we have made a little list of suggested items to throw in[...]

Dell Inspiron 531

The 531 features AMD processors, up to 4GB78 Dual-Channel DDR29 SDRAM (667MHz), up to 500GB4 Single Serial ATA Hard Drive and Nvidia graphics.

HP TouchSmart IQ800t

The HP TouchSmart IQ800t series PC’s come with 25″ hi-def widescreen with next generation touchscreen technology. It also features Intel or AMD processors.

HP xw4550 Workstation

The xw4550 Workstation features second-generation AMD Opteron processors, 80 PLUS efficient power supply standard, and is certified with a variety of MCAD and DCC software.

NEC introduces 26-inch Enterprise LCD series

NEC today announced its new MultiSync Enterprise Advanced Series monitors with the introduction of its 26-inch EA261WM desktop monitor.

Nvidia GeForce 9800GTX+ boasts 55nm tech, increased clocks

Nvidia is planning to release a GeForce 9800GTX+ based on its new 55nm technology, which allows for faster clocks.

HP xw4600 Workstation

The xw4600 Workstation features a variety of Intel processors, an Intel X38 Express chipset, dual PCIe X16 Gen2 graphics and an 80 PLUS efficient power supply standard.

The Alienware m17x Now Landing Around the Country

The 17.1-inch screen Alienware m17x gaming notebook was unveiled way back in November of 2007, but it has taken until this week for the first buyers to start receiving their[...]

Logitech Squeezebox Duet Review

The Logitech Squeezebox Duet is a network attached audio device that lets you play audio files off your notebook or desktop, as well as online sources. This music pipes directly[...]

Asus F7

The F7 is an entertainment notebook that features Intel or AMD processors and a 17″ widescreen display.

ASUS announces Eee Box

ASUS today announced the Eee Box, a low-power compact computer. ASUS claims the computer can boot up and be on the Internet in seven seconds. The Eee Box features 802.11n[...]

ASUS introduces ARES CG6155 gaming desktop

ASUS today announced the ARES CG6155 gaming desktop. It features a unique exterior design, Core 2 Extreme quad-core processor, and 3-way Nvidia GeForce GTX 280 SLI.

Western Digital introduces 3rd-gen RE Enterprise hard drives

Western Digital today introduced its WD RE3 SATA hard drives, the third generation RE family enterprise hard drives.

News Bits: Lenovo 3000 Series Discontinued, Eee Box Desktops, New Compal Notebooks

Lenovo 3000 series is no more, Y series now IdeaPadCompal introduces Centrino 2 notebooksASUS announces Eee BoxLapWorks announces Gamers Desk

Current Notebook and Tech Deals (Updated 6/21/2008)

HP $500 off coupon code for any Pavilion Configured $1,399 or more EXPIREDCurrent Dell Coupons, up to $350 Off LaptopsCurrent Lenovo ThinkPad Coupons, 5% Off ThinkPad T-Series and 10% off[...]

Notebook Home Entertainment Center Guide

The notebook computer can serve two uses these days, one being standard duty for web browsing and stuff like that, and the other being the center of your home theater[...]

Zepto Notus A12 Review

The Zepto Notus A12 is an innovative 12.1" notebook available outside the US which combines a very usable WXGA display with a low power CPU to give adequate performance with[...]

AMD releases hotfix for Radeon 4800 series

Initial problems with the newly released Radeon HD 4850 have caused AMD to release a hotfix.

Over 1 billion PCs in use

According to research firm Gartner, the number of computers in use in the world is over one billion.

Only 8 percent of developers making software for Vista

According to a report from Evans Data Corporation, only eight percent of developers are developing software for Vista.

Toshiba Satellite L300

The Satellite L300 features a 15.4 Diagonal TruBrite high-gloss screen, wireless connectivity, built-in webcam/microphone and DVD supermulti optical drive with Labelflash.

Iomega Leather eGo Drive Review

The Portable Genuine Leather eGo Drive is a new and innovative USB powered hard drive from Iomega. This drive combines solid looks with its genuine leather wrapped body and durability[...]

BFG Tech announces OC2 and OCX overclocked Nvidia GTX 280 GPUs

BFG Tech today announed the BFG GeForce GTX 280 OC2 and OCX factory overclocked graphics cards.

Force3D introduces Radeon HD 4870 early

Force3D today launched its ATI Radeon HD 4850 and 4870 graphics cards, releasing the 4870 one day early.

Intel to introduce three Nehalem-based processors this year

According to a DigiTimes report, Intel is planning to launch three Nehalem-based quad-core processors at the end of this year.

Microsoft issues letter to Windows customers, talks about roadmap

Microsoft has issued a letter to its Windows customers that details the fate of XP, Vista improvements, and some details about Windows 7.

News Bits: Sony Notebooks, Windows Roadmap, Developers Still Making Software for XP

Sony Montevina FW, Z, SR, BZ on the way Learn how to cool down your notebookMicrosoft issues letter to Windows customers, talks about roadmapOnly 8 percent of developers making[...]

AMD introduces ATI Radeon HD 4800 series

AMD today introduced its Radeon HD 4800 series graphics cards, packing 800 stream processors and penetration price points.

ATI Radeon 4800 series review roundups

Reviews of the new ATI Radeon HD 4800 card from all around the web.

Dell Studio Line Announced

Dell today introduced "Studio," a new consumer line designed for "self-expression and creative living." Dell is clearly targeting artists and other creatives who want a personalized notebook that is unique[...]

Dell Studio 17 Review

Last year Dell finally realized that consumers don't want another nameless, faceless black and gray laptop that gets lost in the crowd. Today's mobile generation wants notebooks that are as[...]

Dell Studio 15

The Dell Studio 15 is a 15.4″ screen multimedia laptop offered in multiple colors and configurations. The Studio 15 can be equipped with an Intel Core 2 Duo and dedicated[...]

Dell Studio 17

The Dell Studio 17 is a 17″ screen multimedia laptop offered in multiple colors and configurations. The Studio 17 can be equipped with an Intel Core 2 Duo and dedicated[...]

Intel not adopting Windows Vista

Chip Giant Intel has decided not to adopt Windows Vista.

Nvidia releases Beta drivers with PhysX support

Nvidia today released a new Beta drivers set for GeForce 9800GTX, GTX 260, and GTX 280 graphics cards that include PhysX support.

ATI All-In-Wonder to make a comeback

ATI is planning to resurrect the All-In-Wonder graphics/TV tuner combo card series that was popular several years ago.

Hacked drivers let ATI run PhysX

Eran Bandit from ngohq.com has hacked the Nvidia CUDA SDK and PhysX SDK to get the PhysX layer to run on ATI video cards.

Western Digital My Book Mirror Edition Review

Few external hard drives have been more popular over the years than the Western Digital "My Book" series. The attractive casing, solid build quality, good performance, and tons of storage[...]

AMD to control 40% of dedicated GPU market share in Q3’08

According to a DigiTimes report, AMD will control 40% of the dedicated graphics card market in the third quarter of this year.

MSI, GeCube introduce Radeon HD 4870 variants

MSI and GeCube have introduced their versions of the new ATI Radeon HD 4870 graphics card.

Current Notebook and Tech Deals (Updated 6/29/2008)

Current Dell Coupons, up to $350 Off LaptopsCurrent Lenovo ThinkPad Offers, up to 25% off ThinkPadsNew HP Pavilion dv5z Now available starting at $699Toshiba Satellite A205-S5825 Laptop $400 at BestBuy

Matrox introduces M-series graphics cards

Matrox today introduced its M-series graphics cards, which can run four monitors simultaneously.

AMD’s “Puma” Mauls Intel

The new Puma platform of AMD Turion Ultra processors and ATI Radeon HD 3200 graphics marks a revolution in budget notebook technology. After years of lackluster media performance in budget[...]

Control the fan speed of your Radeon HD 4850/4870

The ATI Radeon HD 4850 and 4870 are certainly delivering excellent performance, but the heat level of the cards is somewhat alarming. A utility to manually control the fans has[...]

Gateway introduces new desktops

Gateway today introduced a variety of new desktop computers, with prices ranging from $549.99 to $1149.99.

An inside look at the MSI Wind desktop

TweakTown has taken an up close and personal look at the new MSI Wind desktop.

Lenovo introduces IdeaCentre brand desktop computers

Lenovo today launched its new IdeaCentre K210 desktop computer, the company's first global entry into the desktop market outside of China.

News Bits: New Gateway Notebooks, Sony FW Leaked, New Zepto Laptops

Gateway introduces new notebooksUp close with the Toshiba Qosmio X305 gaming notebookNew Sony FW series shows up on Circuit City websiteZepto to introduce new notebooksASUS to introduce new Eee PC[...]