July 2006 Notebook/Laptop Articles

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

Below are the 65 Notebook/Laptop articles for July of 2006

Current Notebook and Tech Deals (Updated 7/1)

NEW Dell Inspiron Coupon codes for up to $750 offDell Inspiron B130 $476HP Pavilion dv5000t $600Samsonite L35 Notebook Case for $25

Fujitsu PalmSecure Delivers Biometric Protection for Notebook Data

While attending a recent press event in New York City, we checked out an exciting new security product from Fujitsu called the PalmSecure. The new PalmSecure will officially be[...]

Fujitsu LifeBook Q2010 Review (pics, specs)

Fujitsu-Siemens notebooks are generally known for their solid build and plain design. They never lean too far from the "regular notebook appearance". So the LifeBook Q2010, a stunning[...]

Most Popular Notebooks of June

Each month we compile data for the number of times a particular notebook is viewed on this sites product pages to get an idea for what mainstream consumers are looking[...]

MSI Computer 1034

Dell XPS M1210 Review with 1.66GHz Core Duo Processor Review (pics, specs)

The Dell XPS M1210 is a 12.1" widescreen laptop that features an optional nVidia Go 7400 card. Following is a review of this notebook configured with an Intel Core[...]

News Bits: MacBook Sales Boost Asustek, Unified Display Interface, OS X Leopard Rumors, Dell Places 2007 Orders with Asustek

Sales of Apple MacBooks boost Asustek's shipmentsUnified Display Interface nears releaseWindows 98 and Millennium to no longer have supportApple OS X Leopard rumors aboundAsustek gets new widescreen 2007 notebook order[...]

Compaq v3000z Review (pics, specs)

The Compaq Presario v3000z is one of the newest in HP's lineup of consumer 14" screen notebooks. The v3000z weighs around 5.3lbs and is available with either the Turion[...]

HP dv2000z Review (pics, specs)

The HP dv2000, along with the Compaq v3000, series are the company's new models designed to replace the HP dv1000 and Compaq v2000, respectively. Shedding the traditional sharp-edged[...]

Targus Gerney Backpack Review

The Targus Gerney backpack is a light-weight, attractive alternative to the messenger bag style notebook case. For those that are looking for an alternative to the messenger bags for one[...]

More Burning Laptops – Apple to Be Sued $15,000 for Ruining Carpet?

Recently in Japan a Dell notebook was captured in pictures going up in flames. But it seems Dell isn't the only company experiencing flaming laptop woes. According to[...]

Acer Aspire 5102

The Aspire 5102 is a dual core Turion notebook with a 15.4″ screen

News Bits: Lenovo Coca-Cola Laptop, Leather MacBook Sleeves, AMD Misses Revenue Targets

Lenovo's Limited Edition F20 iCoke NotebookNoreve announces three new sleeves for Apple MacBooksIntel throws $600 million on WiMAXAMD misses revenue targets for Q2 -- issues warning to analystsTier 2 notebook[...]

Dell Latitude D620 With Core Duo 2.0GHz Processor Review (pics, specs)

Following is a review of the Dell Latitude D620 laptop, a 14.1" widescreen business model notebook released earlier this year by Dell.

Gateway M285 Convertible Tablet PC Review (pics, specs)

Gateway's M285-E is the successor to Gateway's previous model, the M275, and is also known as the CX210 if you are purchasing the laptop via Gateway Home's website. Following[...]

Gateway M285

The Gateway M285 is a Tablet PC Convertible with a Core Duo processor and 14″ screen.

Systemax Epic Review (pics, specs)

The Systemax Epic is a widescreen, thin-and-light notebook with a 13" widescreen display and Intel core Duo processor. While you may not have heard of Systemax, they've actually been[...]

News Bits: New Averatec 7170, Intel Back on Top for Retail Notebook Sales, AMD K8L Processor in 2008

Averatec introduces its first dual-core notebookNo AMD K8L processors until 2008More news on exploding Dell laptopIntel's "Socket P" for Santa Rosamore...

Toshiba Satellite M100 Review (pics, specs)

With yet another scholastic year approaching in less than 1-2 months, many college students will be looking for the next laptop to purchase for school work. Toshiba has always been[...]

Asus W5F Review (pics, specs)

The Asus W5F is somewhere between being an ultraportable and just "portable". The W5F features a 12.1" widescreen glossy display, built-in optical drive, the Intel Core Duo processor and[...]

HP Pavilion dv6000z

The HP dv6000 is a 15.4″ widescreen dual core powered notebook. It features the new HP piano black lid design and curvy finish.

HP Pavilion dv9000z

The HP dv9000 is a 17-inch widescreen notebook powered by a dual core processor and optional nVidia graphics. The dv9000 features the new HP piano black design.

HP Compaq Presario v6000z

The Compaq v6000 is a 15.4″ widescreen notebook powered by a dual core processor. The v6000 takes on a curvy design for stylish looks.

Systemax Vigor Released as a Cheap Rugged Notebook

While Panasonic sells its Toughbook rugged notebooks starting in the $2,500 range Systemax has released a semi-rugged Pentium M based notebook that starts at $999 for those of us without[...]

Kensington MicroSaver DS Notebook Lock Review

The physical security of notebooks is an increasing concern. High-profile stories about laptop burglaries from WiFi hotspots, some to the point of stabbing laptop owners, are appearing in the news.[...]

Compaq Presario v6000 Notebook Announced

HP today announced a new addition to its Compaq Presario lineup in the form of the v6000 15.4" widescreen notebook.

HP dv6000 and HP dv9000 Notebooks Announced

HP is moving their new classy piano-black finish design seen on the dv2000 series to their larger 15.4" and 17.0" line of notebooks. The HP dv6000 15.4" redesigned HP[...]

Dell Precision M90 Review (pics, specs)

For the engineers and engineering students of the world the Dell Precision M90 is a tantalizing buy. Equipped with up to a 2.33GHz Core Duo processor, 17" widescreen display[...]

Dell Precision M90

The Dell Precision M90 is a 17″ Core Duo powered workstation with nVidia graphics

Dell Precision M65

The Dell Precision M65 is a 15.4″ widescreen desktop replacement workstation powered by the Core Duo processor.

News Bits: Acer 5100 Turion X2 Notebook Released, Dell Pricing Changes, Intel Core 2 Duo Dates

Acer unveils 15.4" AMD Turion X2 Aspire 5100 seriesDell to announce pricing changesFirefox gains more market shareIntel Core 2 Duo Ramp up and Release Dates Set

Current Notebook and Tech Deals (Updated 7/13/2006)

Coupon Codes for Dell Inspiron notebooks up to $750 offHP Compaq v5000z AMD Sempron notebook for $450Toshiba Satellite A105 15.4" notebook for $400Apple MacBook $1,000 at Amazon.commore...

Fujitsu LifeBook C1410

The all-new LifeBook C1410 notebook offers the latest Intel Core Duo processor with an incredible 15.4″ Crystal View wide XGA display. At less than 6.4 lbs, this full-featured notebook is[...]

Sony VAIO SZ2 Review (pics, specs)

The Sony VAIO SZ2 was released in Europe as the high-end professional version of the popular VAIO SZ laptop. The SZ2 features a 13.3" widescreen display, 2.16GHz Core Duo[...]

Dell to Drop Mail-in Rebates and Make Pricing More Clear

Dell has announced that it will be ending mail-in rebates on PCs they sell and making pricing more transparent in order to be more consumer friendly. According to Dell,[...]

Asus W3J+ Review (pics, specs)

The Asus W3J is Asus' premiere high-performance 14" widescreen portable notebook (as opposed to a desktop replacement). This review is for the newer W3J model number W3J-H026P, sometimes referred to[...]

News Bits: Intel Core 2 Duo, Fujitsu LifeBook C1410, New Acer Ferraris to Ship Soon

Intel's "Conroe" Core 2 Duo desktop processor is hereFujitsu Releases LifeBook C1410 NotebookAcer to ship dual-core Ferraris by end of JulyNew Intel CPUs for entry-level notebooks

Apple MacBook 1.83GHz Core Duo Laptop Review (pics, specs)

The MacBook was arguably one of the most anticipated products of 2006 from Apple. The day the Intel transition was announced, fans of the company wondered what the future held[...]

Dell Announces Built-In 802.11n Wireless Card for Notebooks

Dell today announced the availability of the Dell Wireless 1500 Draft 802.11n dual-band wireless mini card that can be configured for all XPS and Inspiron notebooks. This built-in 802.11n[...]

News Bits: 3G Centrino?, Intel Merom Pricing and Release Dates, Laptop Batteries Investigated in Plane Fire

Next-gen Centrino could have 3G connectivityIntel Merom slated for release end of JulyFlash drives could replace hard drives in notebooksNTSB investigating laptop batteries as cause of UPS plane firemore...

Notebook Video Graphics Card Guide 2006

Since our 2005 GPU guide, notebook graphics hardware has done us the kindness of simplifying. The options on the market are somewhat fewer and it's to our benefit, but it's[...]

Lenovo T60 and Z60t vs. HP Compaq nx8220 Review (pics, specs)

Business laptops are a bit like men's suits: they are necessary in business; they have to serve from the early morning to the late evening, they differ merely in a[...]

Compal HEL80 Review (pics, specs)

The Crown P 15:2 reviewed here is PowerNotebook.com's version of the Compal HEL80, a 15.4" mid-range notebook with a wide array of features. The main focus of the HEL80 is[...]

News Bits: Intel’s Chip Sales Plunge, Apple Sales Rise on MacBook Strength, Daewoo Enters UMPC Market

Merom to account for 50% of Intel notebook CPUs in Q1 2007Intel announces worst sales quarter in 4-years, stock sinkingApple ships 798,000 laptops between April and June, 60% jump from[...]

Current Notebook and Tech Deals (Updated 7/20/2006)

New Coupon Codes for Dell Inspiron notebooks up to $750 offLenovo Back to School Sale - R60, T60, X41 Tablet, X60Toshiba Satellite M50 Notebook $508.99 ShippedCustom Compaq V2000Z Notebook Starting[...]

Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Xi1546 Review (pics, specs)

The Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Xi1546 is available with Intel Core Duo processors from 1.66GHz to 2.33GHz, RAM from 512MB to 2GB, an 80, 100 or 120GB Hard Disk and all have[...]

Mandarina Duck Work Bag Briefcase Review

Mandarina Duck is a manufacturer of fine bags and luggage. They carry a "Work Bag" line, which includes briefcases, messenger bags and backpacks for notebooks. The Work Bag Briefcase for[...]

News Bits: Dell Promotes Skins for Inspirons, ThinkPad Z61p Available, AMD Turion Price Cuts

Free notebook skins with purchase of Dell notebookLenovo ThinkPad Z61P now availableAMD to cut prices on mobile CPUsDell warns of lower revenue in Q2, puts blame on slow PC marketKata[...]

Compal HEL80

The Compal HEL80 is a 15.4″ notebook with an nVidia Go 7600 graphics car and Core Duo processor.

Fujitsu Amilo 3438 Review and MXM Graphics Card Upgrade Guide

The Fujitsu Amilo 3438 is a 17" desktop replacement notebook from the pre-multicore processor era. The 3438 is certainly no top of the line notebook, but it is functional.[...]

Notebook Warranty Guide

It's hard to find exactly the right notebook, but satisfying once you finally settle on the right one for you. But the purchase decision isn't over yet, should you[...]

News Bits: AMD buys ATI, Nvidia SLI Power, Microsoft Confirms Zune Brand

AMD and ATI join forcesNew Nvidia SLI Power - integrated + discrete GPUs togetherMicrosoft confirms Zune brandQuanta and Mitac to ship AMD PCs to Dell according to paper

Averatec 1150

This Averatec 10.6″ screen notebook features the Intel Pentium M Processor Ultra Low Voltage 733, 1GB of DDR memory and an 80GB hard drive.

Asus W7

The Asus W7J is a 13.3″ widescreen notebook with Core Duo processor and nVidia 7400 graphics card.

Asus W7J Review (pics, specs)

The Asus W7J is a 13.3" widescreen notebook equipped with the Core Duo processor and an Nvidia 7400 graphics card. It's a portable machine weighing about 4.2lbs and directly[...]

Ogio Metroid Laptop Backpack Review (pics)

The Ogio Metroid laptop backpack is designed for 15" screen notebooks and offers a ton of pockets and lots of room for storage. Following is a full review of[...]

ThinkPad T60 with 1.83GHz Core Duo and ATI X1300 Review (pics, specs)

I recently purchased a Lenovo ThinkPad T60 for school. It's replacing a well aged Dell 500m 1.6ghz I used for minimal (due to the integrated card) 3D modeling and Photoshopping.[...]

News Bits: Core 2 Duo Confirmed for August, Apple Releases Mighty Mouse Wireless, Laptops on Vacation, ThinkPad Prices Fall

Intel Merom to be released July 27; in notebooks by end of AugustApple releases Bluetooth Mighty MouseSurvey says: More Americans work on vacation thanks to laptopsThinkPad prices cut by up[...]

Sony Vaio UX180P Micro PC Review (pics, specs)

The Sony UX180P is the latest in the string of UMPC releases, or as Sony calls it, the Micro PC. Is the $1800 price tag justified though? Brian Beeler weighs[...]

Gateway E-100M Review (pics, specs)

The Gateway E-100M is a 12.1" screen ultraportable notebook with an Intel Core Solo 1.2GHz processor. The E-100M's sleek design makes it a real head turner, couple that with[...]

Current Notebook and Tech Deals (Updated 7/28/2006)

NEW Coupon Codes for Dell Inspiron notebooks Valid 7/27 @ 7:00 a.m. - 8/3Toshiba M50 notebook 1.5GHz 14.1in WXGA DVD/CDRW $499Compaq V5000Z Notebook 3000+ 1.8GHz 15.4in WXGA DVD/CDRW Wifi $450[...]

Intel Core 2 Duo Merom Processor Showing up in Notebooks

Many will have heard the news that Intel has announced its new Core 2 Duo 64-bit dual-core notebook processor, code name Merom, will be available and shipping in August. [...]

Gateway E-100

The Gateway E-100 is a 12.1″ ultraportable notebook

Sager NP6630 Review (pics, specs)

The Sager NP6630 straddles the line between mainstream and thin & light notebooks. Its sturdy build, sleek appearance and light weight make it a notebook worth considering for anyone but[...]

News Bits: Acer 9800 now Available, MacBook Pro Battery Recall, New LG LW25-EV, More Vista Delays?

Acer Aspire 9800 20.1" Screen Notebook Officially Released in North AmericaApple's MacBook Pro Battery Recall Program BeginsThe New LG LW25 Ultraportable Notebook Packs EVDO and Go7300 GPUMicrosoft Quiet on Question[...]