July 2008 Notebook/Laptop Articles

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

Below are the 123 Notebook/Laptop articles for July of 2008

Novint Falcon First Look

Recently I had a chance to play with the new Novint Falcon force feedback game controller. At first glance this device looks odd and cumbersome, but once you start using[...]

HP Pavilion dv5z

The HP Pavilion dv5z Series features a 15.4″ screen, AMD Turion X2 Ultra Dual Core processors, high-resolution ATI graphics, an HDMI 1.3 port, and an optional built-in TV tuner 4.[...]

Most Popular Laptops for June 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[...]

OCZ announces affordable 2.5″ SSDs

OCZ today announced its Core Series SATA II 2.5-inch SSDs, with price points 50% less per gigabyte than competing drives.

ASUS Eee Monitor uncovered

LaptopMag has uncovered pictures of the upcoming ASUS Eee Monitor, yet another addition to the Eee family.

AMD introduces Phenom X4 9150e, 9350e and 9950BE

AMD introduced three new Phenom processors, including the flagship 9950 Black Edition and two low-power quad-cores.

Gainward to introduce ATI Radeon graphics cards

Gainward, formerly an exclusive AIB Nvidia partner, will be introducing products based on the ATI Radeon HD 4800 series graphics cards.

250GB Seagate 5400.4 Hard Drive Review

The 5400.4 hard disk drive is the second generation perpendicular recording 5400RPM drive from Seagate, offering quite a few enhancements off the old model. On paper these items include lower[...]

Das Keyboard Professional and Ultimate now available

The all-new Das Keyboard Professional and Ultimate keyboards are now available for purchase.

HP Pavilion dv5z First Look

The newest 15-inch notebook from HP arrives just in time to make a big impact for back-to-school shoppers in 2008. The HP Pavilion dv5z features the latest AMD dual-core processors,[...]

eMachines introduces affordable new desktops

eMachines has introduced a new line of affordable desktops for home and school use. The company also introduced two new displays.

ATI Radeon HD 4870X2 coming in August

AMD is planning to introduce its flagship ATI Radeon HD 4870X2 graphics card by the end of July, according to a DigiTimes report.

OCZ introduces Intel Extreme Memory DDR3 kits

OCZ today introduced new DDR3 memory kits to its Intel Extreme Memory series.

Nvidia Reports Large Quantities of Defective Notebook Chips

Nvidia has found that "significant quantities" of older graphics cards that shipped in notebook PCs were defective. Nvidia says it has not determined the exact cause of the problem, but[...]

Nvidia GTX 260 and 280 see large price cuts

Some of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 260 and 280 are seeing large price reductions on Newegg.

How It Works: Your Guide to Notebook Technology

Computers might be commonplace in today's world, but the truth is most people don't know nearly as much about computers as they would like to. Our new "How it Works"[...]

Sony VAIO FW and VAIO SR Details Emerge

More details are emerging on the VAIO FW and VAIO SR laptops thanks to some leaks of German language spec sheets. Thankfully specs look sort of the same no[...]

Packard Bell introduces ipower X2.0 gaming desktop

Packard Bell has introduced a more budget-friendly competitor to the Acer Predator and ASUS ARES CG6155.

Acer to introduce 50,000:1 contrast ratio display

Acer is set to introduce a new 24-inch display with a 50,000:1 contrast ratio, the G24.

News Bits: Laptops Lost At Airports, Acer Aspire One News, Toshiba Qosmio X305 Delayed

Toshiba Qosmio X305 gaming laptop delayed10,000 laptops per week lost in US airportsAcer Aspire One unboxed and disassembledMSI Wind gets dissectedASUS introduces rugged notebookAcer Aspire One now available in Europe

Averatec introduces All-In-One PC

Averatec introduced its new All-In-One PC, featuring a 22-inch widescreen display and a Core 2 Duo processor.

Current Notebook and Tech Deals (Updated 7/5/2008)

Current Dell Coupons, up to $350 Off LaptopsHP $400 off Coupon code for Pavilion customized laptops HOT!CircuitCity: Nexxtech Laptop Travel Kit Free after rebateAcer Extensa EX5620-4025 NoteBook T2370 1GB 120GB[...]

Asus EEE PC Price Cuts Confirmed

It seems Asus has finally caved on the higher priced EEE PC Lineup, reducing the cost of the older 16GB Linux equipped EEE 900 to $399, and the Windows XP[...]

HP Pavilion dv5z Review

The newest 15-inch notebook from HP arrives just in time to make a big impact for back-to-school shoppers in 2008. The HP Pavilion dv5 features the latest AMD dual-core processors,[...]

Sony VAIO SR

The VAIO SR is a 13.3″ widescreen notebook that features ATI graphics or Intel integrated graphics, an Intel Core 2 Duo P8400 2.26GHz processor and weighs around 4.2lbs.

Sony VAIO FW

The VAIO FW is a 16.4″ notebook featuring an Intel Core 2 Duo P8400 processor with great options including: Blu-Ray, a 1600 x 900 viewing format, a HD video card,[...]

MSI Computer Wind U100

The MSI Wind U100 features an Intel Atom processor, 10″ WSVGA display, 80GB HD capacity and built-in Bluetooth.

Acer introduces Aspire X1200 compact desktop

Acer today introduced the Aspire X1200 compact desktop, which starts at just $450.

Kodak ESP 5 Printer Review

When Kodak unveiled its latest ESP 5 all-in-one photo printer,it sounded like the perfect combination of features for casual shooters. After our review, you can be the judge.

Buffalo LinkStation Mini Review

The Buffalo LinkStation Mini is a compact and convenient network storage solution for anyone who needs an independent storage drive that can be shared by multiple computers. This little file[...]

EVGA announces 780i SLI FTW motherboard

The EVGA 780i SLI motherboard is now available in an enthusiast-class FTW edition.

News Bits: Sony VAIO Z Series, $100 Eee PC Rebate, OCZ Introduces DDR3 RAM

New Sony VAIO Z series info unveiledECS G10IL coming to the US in SeptemberASUS clearing Celeron-based Eee PC 900s with $100 rebateSamsung introduces Montevina-based Aura and Eclipse notebooksOCZ introduces DDR3[...]

MSI Wind First Look

Now that the MSI Wind has finally started to trickle out to consumers, we were finally able to get our hands on one of these for review. The Wind is[...]

HP Pavilion Elite m9300t

The HP Pavilion Elite m9300t series features Intel Core 2 Quad processors, a dedicated graphics card, a Blu-ray disc writer, Serial ATA hard drives with up to 1TB (7200 rpm),[...]

How It Works: Motherboards

The second part of our "How It Works" series gives you all the information you need to understand the insides of your notebook ... and what you need to look[...]

Razer Boomslang CE 2007 Review

Today we take a look at the Razer Boomslang 2007 Collectors Edition. Ours is number 1,331 out of the limited production run of 10,000. The Boomslang 2007 is a reincarnation[...]

Nvidia working with Intel on Nehalem licensing dispute

Nvidia today will announce how it plans to resolve a licensing dispute with Intel regarding Intel's upcoming Nehalem processors.

MSI Wind Review

Now that the MSI Wind has finally started to trickle out to consumers, we were finally able to get our hands on one of these for review. The Wind is[...]

Intel entry-level Nehalem chips to go for $284

Intel is planning to launch a 2.66GHz Nehalem-based processor for the mainstream in Q4 priced at only $284 in thousand-unit quantities.

Nvidia and Intel reach agreement

Nvidia has bowed to Intel in the licensing agreement standoff regarding Nvidia chipsets.

News Bits: ATI 4800 Series Mobile Graphics, Dell Latitude XT Gets Multi-touch, Qosmio X305 at Best Buy

AMD 4800 series mobile GPUs on the wayDell offering 128GB SSD in notebooksDell Latitude XT getting Multi-touch supportToshiba Qosmio X305 shows up in Best BuyASUS blames Intel for Eee PC[...]

Sony Unveils New VAIO Lineup

There were no surprises as to what Sony unveiled this evening with the new VAIO lineup as the leaks came fast and furious over the past couple of weeks. [...]

Fujitsu Announces New LifeBook Laptops

Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation today debuted six new notebooks and tablet PCs based on next-generation Intel Centrino 2 (Montevina) Processor Technology. The New A6120, E8420, S6520, S7220, T5010 and T1010[...]

Toshiba Announces Intel Montevina Notebooks

Toshiba today announced the expansion of its Satellite Pro and Tecra families with the Satellite Pro S300 laptop and the Tecra M10 and A10 laptops. These new notebooks feature the[...]

Lenovo Announces New ThinkPads

Lenovo today announced nine new ThinkPad notebooks: the ThinkPad R400, R500, T400, T500, X200, W500, and the new "SL series" notebooks: the ThinkPad SL300, SL400, and SL500.

Lenovo ThinkPad X200 Review

The Lenovo ThinkPad X200 is an update and evolution of the ThinkPad X61 12.1" screen ultraportable and, as the name suggests, borrows a bit from the design cue of the[...]

Lenovo ThinkPad SL400 First Look

The Lenovo ThinkPad SL400 is the latest addition to the ThinkPad family and promises to offer features and performance at a fraction of the cost of other ThinkPads. Lenovo's new[...]

Lenovo ThinkPad X200

The Lenovo ThinkPad X200 is a 12.1″ ultraportable featuring an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, and up to 4GB of DDR3 Memory. Check out the Lenovo Coupons page for ThinkPad[...]

Lenovo ThinkPad T400

The ThinkPad T400 features an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 14.1″ LED-backlight widescreen, up to 8GB of PC2-8500 and integrated Intel X4500 or ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470. Check out[...]

Lenovo ThinkPad T500

The ThinkPad T500 features an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 15.4″ LED-backlight widescreen, up to 8GB of PC2-8500 and integrated Intel X4500 or ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470.

Lenovo ThinkPad R400

The ThinkPad R400 features a Intel processors, 14.1″ LED-backlight widescreen, up to 8GB of PC2-8500 and integrated Intel X4500 graphics.

Lenovo ThinkPad R500

The ThinkPad R500 features Intel processors, a 15.4″ LED-backlight widescreen, up to 8GB of PC2-8500 and integrated Intel X4500 graphics.

Lenovo ThinkPad SL300

The ThinkPad SL300 features an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, genuine Windows Vista, 13.3″ WXGA VibrantView display, up to 4GB PC2-5300 and Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X4500 or nVidia GeForce[...]

Lenovo ThinkPad SL400

The ThinkPad SL400 features an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, genuine Windows Vista, 14.1″ WXGA VibrantView display, up to 4GB PC2-5300 and Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X4500 or nVidia GeForce[...]

Lenovo ThinkPad SL500

The ThinkPad SL500 features an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, genuine Windows Vista, 15.4″ WXGA VibrantView display, up to 4GB PC2-5300 and Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X4500 or nVidia GeForce[...]

HP Pavilion Slimline s3500t PC

The Pavilion Slimline s3500t is a third the size of a traditional PC and features Intel dual- and quad-core processors, Nvidia’s latest graphics card options, DVD writer with LightScribe1 and[...]

HP Pavilion Slimline s3500z Desktop PC

The Pavilion Slimline s3500z features AMD dual-core and quad-core processors, DVD writer with LightScribe1, Genuine Windows Vista with Service Pack 1 and an option of several NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards.

HP Pavilion Elite m9300z PC

The Pavilion Elite m9300z features AMD multicore processors, Genuine Windows Vista with Service Pack 1, NVIDIA GeForce high-performance graphics and DVD writer with LightScribe1.

HP Pavilion a6500z Desktop PC

The Pavilion a6500z features AMD Sempron dual-core technology, geniune Windows Vista with Service Pack 1, optional HP DVD writer with LightScribe1, dedicated graphics options and 7200 rpm Serial ATA hard[...]

HP TouchSmart PC now available in retail stores

The HP TouchSmart PC is now available for purchase at retailers nationwide.

HP Pavilion a6510t Desktop PC

The Pavilion a6510t features Intel processors, Genuine Windows Vista with Service Pack 1, HP DVD writer with our LightScribe1, dedicated graphics options and 7200 rpm Serial ATA hard drives in[...]

AMD Radeon HD 4870 X2 coming August 13

AMD sent a limited number of ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 graphics cards to review sites.

New Lenovo IdeaPads Officially Launched

As if all of the new ThinkPads weren't enough, Lenovo today announced the release of four all new IdeaPad notebooks. The 13-inch IdeaPad U330, 14-inch IdeaPad Y430, 15-inch Y530, and[...]

Acer Aspire one Officially Arrives In The US

Acer is announcing U.S. availability of the Acer Aspire one, an ultra-lightweight mobile Internet device (mini notebook) with prices starting at just $379. The Aspire one provides easy-to-use access to[...]

MSI Wind Review Part 2: Running Windows Vista

Almost every mini notebook manufacturer is shunning Windows Vista, and manufacturers are turning towards Windows XP or Linux. Some say it is because the operating system is less bloated and[...]

HP Pavilion dv7z

The HP Pavilion dv7z Series Entertainment Notebook features genuine Windows Vista, 17″ (diagonal) display up to WSXGA+, AMD processor dual core1 technology, ATI graphics choices, an HDMI 1.3 port and[...]

Sager introduces new Montevina notebooks

Sager Computer recently introduced several new notebook computers based on the newly-available Intel 'Montevina' platform. The Montevina platform includes the new Intel PM45 chipset and ICH9M core logic, along with[...]

Iomega and EMC Join Forces To Make Easy Backup Solutions

Iomega Corporation (recently acquired by EMC) today announced a new service that integrates local and remote backup in a single product offering. Iomega external hard drives are now rolling[...]

Fujitsu LifeBook T5010

The LifeBook T5010 Tablet PC features a 13.3-inch WXGA widescreen display, built-in modular bay, integrated wireless access, and Intel Centrino 2 Processor Technology.

Fujitsu Lifebook T1010

The Lifebook T1010 Tablet PC features Intel Centrino 2 Processor Technology, 13.3-inch WXGA display, Genuine Windows Vista Business Service Pack 1, and up to 2 GB DDR3-1066 SDRAM memory.

News Bits: Maingear Dual-GPU Laptop, Intel Quad-Core Notebook Processors, 400GB HDD

G-series IdeaPads on the wayIntel notebook quad-core processor coming in AugustMaingear introduces dual-GPU gaming laptopToshiba introduces 400GB 7200RPM notebook hard driveDell Latitude XT multi-touch software update now available

HP Pavilion tx2500z Review

The HP Pavilion tx2500 is the much needed update to the tx2000 Tablet PC. That's right, the tx2500 has an updated processor and graphics. HP finally answered our prayers and[...]

Intel 3.2GHz Extreme Bloomfield CPU to be $500 less than expected

Intel is planning to offer its upcoming Extreme Edition Bloomfield CPU at $999 in thousand-unit quantities, which is $500 less than the current top-of-the-line Core 2 Extreme QX9770.

Apple sues Psystar

This is one we all have seen coming for a long time. Apple has filed suit against Macintosh clone maker Psystar, claiming they broke Apple's trademark agreements.

HP Pavilion Slimline s3500f

The Pavilion Slimline s3500f features AMD Athlon X2 5400 Dual-Core Processors, Windows Vista Home Premium, SuperMulti DVD+R/RW drive, 500GB 7200 rpm Serial ATA hard drive and Nvidia GeForce 6150 SE[...]

HP Pavilion a6560t PC

The Pavilion a6560t series offers Intel Core 2 Duo or Core 2 Quad processors, genuine Windows Vista with Service Pack 1, a choice of Nvidia GeForce dedicated graphics, and DVD[...]

HP Pavilion a6560z Desktop PC

The Pavilion a6560z Desktop PC features AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processors, genuine Windows Vista with Service Pack 1, DVD writer with LightScribe1, a variety of NVIDIA GeForce graphics options[...]

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[...]

Pinnacle PCTV To Go HD Wireless Review

The Pinnacle PCTV To Go HD Wireless is a device that promises to free you from cables. If you move around a lot in the house or you travel[...]

Dell Studio 15 First Thoughts Review

The Dell Studio 15 is a fittingly named 15.4" screen multimedia notebook targeted at those who want a nicely designed system that can dual as a very capable computer for[...]

Current Notebook and Tech Deals (Updated 7/19/2008)

Current Dell Coupons, up to 30% Off XPS and Inspiron Laptops hot!HP $500 off Coupon code for Pavilion customized laptops ThinkPad T61 10% off coupon codeToshiba Satellite 15.4-inch notebook $398[...]

Gateway GT5670

Lexmark adds three new AIOs to Home and Student line

Lexmark announced three new all-in-one additions to their Home and Student Series. The new inkjets are focused on meeting the needs of a multi-computer household by adding wireless capabilities[...]

Three new AIOs added to Lexmark Professional Series

Lexmark has added three new all-in-one inkjet printers to its Professional Series. The X4975, X6675 and X7675 offer business friendly features for SOHO professionals.

CherryPal Desktop PC Introduced at $249

The $249 CherryPal desktop PC was introduced today. It uses only two watts of power and has an extremely small form factor. According to CherryPal, the device will last ten[...]

Intel cuts desktop CPU prices

Intel is slashing some of its CPU prices further.

News Bits: World’s Cheapest Laptop, Dell Ships Machines With Wrong Keyboards, Ubuntu on Dells

Impulse's "World's Cheapest Laptop" is the world's cheapest laptopDell ships more laptops with wrong keyboardsUbuntu 8.04 now available on select DellsFuture of video: Blu-Ray, DVD, or download?Defragmenting tips and why[...]

Lenovo ThinkPad SL400 Review

The Lenovo ThinkPad SL400 is the latest addition to the ThinkPad family and promises to offer features and performance at a fraction of the cost of other ThinkPads. Lenovo's new[...]

OCZ introduces Fatal1ty-branded DDR2 and DDR3 memory

OCZ today introduced its Fatal1ty-branded memory module series.

Games for Windows LIVE brings Xbox360 multiplayer to Windows PCs

Microsoft introduces updates to Games for Windows today with the addition of Live capabilities for the PC.

PlanOn PRINTSTIK review

Ever wonder what the world's smallest printer would look like and how it would perform? Well, we have the answer to your musings with our review of PlanOn's new[...]

PlanOn PRINTSTIK Review

Ever wonder what the world's smallest printer would look like and how it would perform? Well, we have the answer to your musings with our review of PlanOn's new[...]

BFG Tech introduces GeForce 9800GTX+ OC 512MB graphics card

BFG Tech today introduced its GeForce 9800GTX+ OC 512MB graphics card.

HP Pavilion Slimline s3500f Desktop Review

HPs new Pavilion Slimline s3500f is a compact machine aimed at consumers who want a capable computer that isn't going to cost an arm and a leg. The pre-configured[...]

Lexar introduces expanded Crucial Ballistix DDR3 lineup

Lexar Media today announced that its expanded lineup of Crucial Ballistix DDR3 memory is now available.

Dell Studio 15 Review

Dell continues to try and update their notebook designs this year, and the new Dell Studio 15 is the latest consumer 15-inch notebook that highlights these new designs. Is it[...]

Corsair introduces world’s fastest production DDR3 memory

Corsair today introduced the world's fastest production DDR3 memory modules.

Intel Nehalem to launch in September

According to a DigiTimes report, Intel is moving forward its Nehalem-based Bloomfield processor launch to September.

Lower-end AMD Radeon HD 4000 to launch two months early

According to Fudzilla, AMD will launch lower-end Radeon HD 4000 series graphics cards two months ahead of schedule.

How It Works: Processors

The processor, as I mentioned in my introductory article, is basically the engine of your computer. When you're buying a car, you're often performing a balancing act between power and[...]

HP to merge Voodoo with consumer unit

HP has merged its Voodoo PC business with its consumer business.

Gateway to go retail-only

Gateway will soon be going retail-only, ending all phone and online orders.

Video card vendors demanding recall of faulty Nvidia cards

According to a DigiTimes report, some channel vendors are demanding Nvidia recall video cards using the same core chip as the notebook graphics chips that were deemed defective.

News Bits: ASUS Eee PC All-Day Battery, Voodoo Vanishes Inside HP, Atom Dual-Core

ASUS introduces Eee PC 1000HD and "Whole-Day" Batteries?Dual-core Intel Atom to ship in Q4HP to merge Voodoo with consumer unitGateway to go retail-onlyVideo card vendors demanding recall of faulty Nvidia[...]

Sony VAIO FW First Look

The Sony VAIO FW is a brand new Centrino 2 platform notebook from Sony, offering a much needed facelift, as well as a 16.4" widescreen. What sets this apart from[...]

Current Notebook and Tech Deals (Updated 7/26/2008)

Current Dell Coupons, up to 30% Off XPS and Inspiron Laptops hot!HP instant discounts for Pavilion customized laptops ThinkPad T61 10% off coupon code

Belkin CushTop Hideaway Review

The Belkin CushTop Hideaway seems to be the perfect companion for your laptop. If you are like me and leave you tablet or notebook lying around the house where it[...]

Star Trek Online MMORPG Announced

Cryptic Studios announces Star Trek Online MMORPG Announced

Acer Aspire 6920 First Look

Acer unveiled their all new "Gemstone Blue" series of multimedia notebooks earlier this year as part of a new design philosophy focused on giving customers "a true cinematic experience." With[...]

Nintendo announces Wii-focused photo printing service

In partnership with Fujifilm, Nintendo is rolling out a new online photo printing option for Japanese users of the company's popular Wii video game console.

Dell Inspiron 13

The Dell Inspiron 13 is a budget 13.3-inch light weight notebook featuring an Intel Core 2 Duo processor.

Dell Inspiron 13 Announced

Today Dell released the newest addition to the Inspiron family of PCs: a sub-$700 13-inch laptop. The new Dell Inspiron 13 arrives just in time for back-to-school shoppers and will[...]

Dell Launches New Studio Hybrid Desktop

Realizing that people like computers to be good looking as well as functional, Dell has made massive strides over the last year or two in revamping their products' austere image.[...]

Nvidia introduces GeForce 9500GT and 9800GT

Nvidia today introduced its latest graphics cards, the GeForce 9500GT and 9800GT.

Sony VAIO FW Review

The Sony VAIO FW is a brand new Centrino 2 platform notebook from Sony, offering a much needed facelift, as well as a 16.4" widescreen. What sets this apart from[...]

News Bits: Dell BIOS Update for Faulty Nvidia GPUs, Windows XP Coming to OLPC

Dell releases Nvidia GPU update for notebook ownersCompal to ship 1 million notebooks in 2H'08Gartner says $100 notebook is three years awayMicrosoft getting XP ready for OLPCSony VAIO SR User[...]

Dell Latitude D430 with U7700 User Review

The Dell Latitude D430 is Dell's current ultraportable offering that features Ultra Low Voltage (ULV) Intel processors and a host of other technologies in order to create one of the[...]

Thermaltake introduces V1 CPU cooler

Thermaltake today introduced its latest CPU cooler, the V1.

55nm GeForce 9500GT coming Q4’08

Nvidia is planning to introduce a 55nm version of the GeForce 9500GT it announced yesterday in the fourth quarter of this year.

Dell introduces 24″ 16:9 S2409W monitor

Dell has added a new monitor to its lineup, the S2409W. It features a new 16:9 full HD aspect ratio.

Dell Vostro 2510 Announced

Dell quietly released the new Vostro 2510 high performance business notebook. Offering an eye catching red gloss cover this notebook adds a splash of color into a normally dull Vostro[...]

ASUS Eee PC 901 Review

The ASUS Eee PC 901 is the new update to the Eee PC ... the affordable mini notebook that shook up the notebook market in 2007. This $550 mobile companion[...]

Creative introduces X-Fi driver update for Vista

Creative today released a new set of drivers that fix a host of problems.