July 2011 Notebook/Laptop Articles

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

Below are the 101 Notebook/Laptop articles for July of 2011

AMD A8-3850 Review – AMD Announces Llano for Desktops

Ever since AMD acquired ATI several years ago, it was only a matter of time until the CPU maker that could brought that knowledge to bear on their mainstream product[...]

Alienware m11x R3

The Alienware m11x (revision 3) is the most powerful 11-inch gaming notebook in the world. It’s equipped with your choice of an Intel Core i5 2537M processor at 1.4GHz or[...]

Businesses Still Prefer Windows XP But 1 in 10 Now Macs

Despite the monstrous gains Microsoft's latest operating system, Windows 7, has made in the past few months, some of the latest data show the fact that Windows XP is still[...]

Samsung Series 9 Laptops Get Updated for Back-To-School

Samsung just announced an expanded Series 9 laptop line with the 13-inch Samsung NP900X3A and the 11-inch Samsung NP900X1B.

Most Popular Laptops for June 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[...]

Mac OS X 10.7 Lion to Finally Allow Free Virtualization of the OS

Apple actually introduced virtualization licensing back in 2007's Mac OS X 10.5 Server software. It stated that the server OS could be run inside of a virtual machine as long[...]

Top Ten Printers for June 2011

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

HP Unveils Smallest Color Laser MFP

HP announced the availability of their smallest color multifunction laser printer to date, the HP LaserJet Pro 100 M175nw, perfect for small and medium businesses looking for a compact color[...]

Lian-Li PC-V600 Brings More Aluminum to High-End PC Cases

Lian-Li is no stranger to PC enthusiasts; they're well known as a maker of computer cases at several price points. One place they excel, however, is at the moderately high-end;[...]

AMD’s New Fusion Desktop APU Processors Now Shipping

AMD's most recent entry into the desktop processing space, the new Llano-based A8-3850. We certainly liked it. It might not beat Intel in terms of x86 clock cycles, but it[...]

Single Click Filing for Microsoft Outlook Review

Caelo's Single Click Filing add-in for Microsoft Outlook 2003/2007/2010 is designed to organize your inbox and to raise your productivity in using Outlook. Read our full review of this software[...]

Samsung ML-3712nd

The Samsung ML-3712nd is a single-function monochrome laser with print speeds up to 37 ppm, a print resolution up to 1200 dpi, automatic duplexing, a monthly duty cycle up to[...]

Samsung ML-3712dw

The Samsung ML-3712dw is a single-function monochrome laser with print speeds up to 37 ppm, a print resolution up to 1200 dpi, automatic duplexing, a monthly duty cycle up to[...]

HP Releases AMD Llano-Equipped Pavilion Notebook

HP has released its new Pavilion dv6z notebook featuring a quad-core AMD Llano processor and up to six hours of battery life.

D-Link’s Boxee Box Radio Remote Control Now Available for Any HTPC

One of the coolest things about D-Link's Boxee-powered Boxee Box is not the interesting UI. It's not the pyramid shape. It's the remote control. Boxee's unique remote control is one[...]

Gateway Unveils Revamped ID and NV Series Notebooks

Brand new Gateway multimedia and general use notebooks for consumers just hit the shelves today. Find out what's changed in the ID and NV Series notebooks here, along with each[...]

Samsung ML-3712nd Review

Read our full review of the Samsung ML-3712nd single-function monochrome laser printer designed with small and medium businesses in mind and find out if it lived up to past generations!

Western Digital My Book Studio Brings 3TB of Sleek Metal Storage to Your Mac

Western Digital's line of external book-shaped storage drives has always been well-received by our intrepid team of storage experts, and their Mac-inclined variants are often the most popular. Clad in[...]

IBM’s Cloud To Offer Gold, Silver and Bronze Data Recovery to SMBs

For SMBs and enterprises alike, IBM plans to launch new cloud-based data recovery services later this summer, at gold, silver and bronze service levels and price points. In an interview[...]

Lenovo ThinkPad E420s: Our Deal of the Week

Lenovo is having a fourth of July holiday savings event now through July 6. For this week's NotebookReview deal we have highlighted a great 14-inch notebook on sale for only[...]

Lenovo ThinkPad L420: Our Deal of the Week

The Lenovo ThinkPad L420 is a decent-performing small business notebook with great build quality, and it's now on sale for less than $750. Check out our NotebookReview deal of the[...]

Alienware M17x R3 Review

Now in its third iteration, the M17x continues to be an impressive looker and performer. We go hands-on with this 17.3-inch top-shelf gaming notebook. Is the Alienware M17x R3 the[...]

Alienware M17x R3

The Alienware M17x R3 is the third revision of Alienware’s powerful 17-inch gaming laptop line. Processor choices include Intel Core i7 2630QM at 2.0GHz, Intel Core i7 2720QM at 2.2GHz,[...]

AVADirect Already Selling AMD Llano-Based Desktop Machines

Even though AMD officially took the wraps off of their next-generation desktop Llano-based architecture last week, there's at least one vendor who is already putting the chips into new systems.[...]

New Mac Pros, Mac Minis, Mac OS X Lion to Come this Thursday?

9to5mac is reporting that Apple has just called for one of the best signals that a new product is about to drop - an overnight work shift. Apple Retail stores[...]

Corel PDF Fusion Review

While Corel's PDF Fusion can also fare well at multi-format document conversion, the Windows-based tool truly excels for low-cost creation of personalized documents in PDF, a format easily readable across[...]

Dell 1350cnw Review

The Dell 1350cnw LED printer with wireless connectivity was held by Dell to be the smallest color laser-class printer on the market upon its release. Read our full review to[...]

Dell 1350cnw

The 1350cnw is a single function color LED printer targeted at small offices. It features print speeds up to 15 ppm in black and 12 ppm in color, a monthly[...]

Lexmark Mobile Print App for Cisco’s Cius

Lexmark's mobile print application for the Cisco Cius tablet will join a growing number of apps in Cisco's AppHQ.

HTC Snaps Up GPU Maker S3 Graphics in War with Apple

It's been a pretty long time since we've heard anything major come from the likes of S3 Graphics, but that doesn't mean they're dead - not by a long shot.[...]

Microsoft Windows 7 Sells 400 Millionth Copy

Just a little over a year ago, we were talking about the rapid success of Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system. That success? A whopping 150 million copies sold. In the[...]

Google+ Battles Facebook & Microsoft

Google is planning further integration between Google+ and Gmail, along with a business edition of its emerging social networking service, two moves that could give Google's lineup a big leg-up[...]

Samsung MobilePrint App for iOS mobile devices

Samsung Electronics America Inc. announced that their "plug & play" MobilePrint App will now work with iOS smart mobile devices in addition to Android devices.

HP Photosmart Premium e-All-in-One – Our Printer Deal of the Week

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

Canon imageCLASS LBP7200Cdn

The Canon imageCLASS LBP7200Cdn is a single function color laser printer featuring print speeds up to 21 ppm, print resolution up to 2400 x 600 dpi, automatic duplexing, 250-sheet cassette[...]

AMD Announces Radeon HD 6990M Gaming Graphics Card

The 6990M is AMD's new flagship gaming graphics card, which it says is the fastest in the world, even faster than Nvidia's GTX 580M.

Samsung NC215s Solar-Powered Netbook Available for Pre-Order

Samsung has released its NC215s netbook featuring solar panels for sale, priced at $399; a non-solar version is available for $329.

Windows 8 Might Play Your Xbox Games

There's been code unearthed by an Italian Windows 8 rumor site that suggests something very interesting. Deep within the kernel code are a couple of lines, referencing Microsoft's Xbox 360[...]

As XP Dies, Will Users Step to Windows 7, 8 or Something Else?

As CEO Steve Ballmer crows about Windows 7 sales, another exec, Stephen Rose, blogged warnings about the final death knell of Windows XP. This all flies in the face of[...]

iOS 5 Brings Bluetooth Keyboards to Apple TV – Apps Too?

Thanks to an analysis from code junkies sifting through the developers releases of iOS 5, it's been revealed that the upcoming Apple OS will bring Bluetooth support to the Apple[...]

NVIDIA StrongARMing its Way Back on Top

As market changes force the company to shift focus, NVIDIA has found it necessary to reinvent itself, and fast. No longer able to produce Intel chipsets, and falling behind competitor[...]

Canon imageCLASS LBP7200Cdn Review: First Look

Check out our hands-on first look of Canon imageCLASS LBP7200Cdn single function color laser printer, first of its kind from the popular imaging manufacturer.

Canon Announces Software for imageFORMULA Scanners

Canon has announced new software for imageFORMULA scanners with features that will allow users to edit, create, combine and convert scanned PDF documents.

Dell Latitude E6420 Meets Verizon 4G LTE

The Dell Latitude E6420 can now be equipped with Verizon's 4G network. The E6420 is one of the first business notebooks to embrace Verizon 4G.

Netflix Users Irate, But Are Higher Fees Really That Unreasonable?

Thousands of Netflix users are voicing furious complaints over new changes to Netflix fees with lots of them threatening to dump Netflix entirely. Yet, even in a tough economy, would[...]

Sony HD-PG5U External Hard Drive with USB 3.0 Puts Sony’s Spin onto Storage

At this point, you're going to have to work moderately hard if you want to stand out in a crowded market, and there are few markets more crowded than the[...]

Canon Enhances Devices with Mobile Print Technology

Broadening its relationship with EFI, a digital print solutions and print management solutions provider, Canon U.S.A. is supporting EFI's direct mobile printing solution for its imageRunner Advance lineup of color[...]

How to Instant Boot Chrome OS

Remember all of those computers and motherboards shipped with some variant of an "instant-on OS"? The concept was developed because a lot of people felt that Microsoft's Windows OS took[...]

Apple Leaks New Cinema Displays with Thunderbolt, Other Products

Apple, in addition to crafting a number of outstanding products, is known for cultivating an air of paranoid-level secrecy around its new products. Big or small, it doesn't matter. So[...]

Microsoft Rolls Out Windows Home Server Controller for Windows Phones

Although Microsoft has made some publicly unfavorable changes to its consumer-focused Windows Home Server software, that hasn't stopped it from rolling out updates. The latest one brings Windows Phone users[...]

Lenovo G570

The G570 is part of the budget-priced/general use G-Series line by Lenovo. Running on Windows 7 Home Premium on a 15.6-inch display (1366×768), the G570 has an Intel Core i5-2410M dual-core[...]

Lenovo G570 Review: A Low-Cost Champion

Part of the Lenovo G-Series line, the Lenovo G570 is a budget-priced 15.6-inch notebook That offers performance and a solid build quality to make it a very decent low-cost[...]

Go Mobile This Summer with the HP Officejet 100 Inkjet

Searching for that special mobile printer your business needs to keep office productivity intact while traveling during the summer? The HP Officejet 100 Mobile Printer may be a viable choice[...]

Kyocera Mita Partners with EFI

Kyocera Mita America Inc. announced that it's TASKalfa color multifunction products (MFPs) can now include EFI's Fiery Printing System 11/12.

HP LaserJet Pro M1217nfw Review: First Look

Take a hands-on first look with us at the new HP LaserJet Pro M1217nfw designed with both the home office and small business in mind!

HP LaserJet Pro M1217nfw

The LaserJet Pro M1217nfw is a 4-in-1 monochrome laser printer featuring print speeds up to 19 ppm, a print resolution up to 600 x 600 dpi, 35-sheet ADF, 150-sheet paper[...]

Microsoft Explorer Touch Mouse Gets Official

Microsoft's hardware department has a reputation for producing some high quality computer peripherals, and this newest device doesn't seem to buck the trend. The new Microsoft Explorer Touch Mouse was[...]

Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2011 Review

In the first of a series of reviews of the 2011 crop of anti-virus software suites, Charles P. Jefferies takes an in-depth look at Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2011, answering the question[...]

Buyers Lab Summer 2011 Awards

Buyers Lab Summer 2011 Awards recognized a handful of vendors for innovative document software solutions. Among "Pick" award winners are Nuance, Canon and Konica Minolta.

The Apple Store is Down: Here Comes Lion

What does that mean? Lion! Apple is prepping the online portal with images and software showcasing their next-generation operating system, Mac OS X 10.7 - known as Lion. The new[...]

New Apple Mac Minis with Thunderbolt, HDMI, Lion, Quad-Core i7s, No Optical Drive

Apple's Mac Mini got an all-new design this morning; while the spec refresh was expected, the new redesign simply wasn't. The new Minis now get AMD graphics, quad-core i7 CPUs,[...]

Apple Releases New Thunderbolt Display with HD Webcam, Speakers, Thunderbolt

After the leak on Apple's website last week that showed off a few Lion images and some all-new, Thunderbolt-equipped displays, it's no real surprise that today's product update included these[...]

ASUS U31SD-A1 Review

The ASUS U31 series notebooks are 13-inch laptops with Intel processors and Nvidia graphics. The U31SD-A1 delivers over ten hours of battery and decent performance in a portable package. What's[...]

Asus U31SD-A1

The ASUS U31SD is a 13.3″ notebook that delivers over ten hours of battery and decent performance in a portable package. The U31SD-A1 model comes with 4GB of system memory,[...]

Western Digital 1TB Scorpio Blue Hard Drive Resized

Western Digital announced the shipment of its new form factor for the 1TB Scorpio Blue hard drive today. This capacity hard drive now fits 2.5-inch hard drives, the form factor[...]

Apple Releases New MacBook Air with Intel Sandy Bridge

It was only a matter of time, but the team in Cupertino have announced an update to the 11-inch and 13-inch MacBook Air laptops. The new ultraportables feature the second-generation[...]

New Financing Options from OKI Data

End users and dealers of OKI proColor Series of printers will have a new financing program, called OKI proColor Financing, available to them to help with product purchases. [...]

GE Continues Quest for Ridiculous Storage: 500GB Holographic Discs

Although sales of physical media seem to be creeping ever downward as consumers become more intimately familiarly with digital devices, there are a number of reasons why companies or individuals[...]

Canon imageCLASS LBP7200Cdn Review

Read our full review of the Canon imageCLASS LBP7200Cdn, a first from the popular imaging manufacturer in the single function laser printer space.

Kyocera Mita Expands MFP Offerings

Kyocera Mita America, Inc. expanded its Ecosys line of color and black and white multifunctional printers (MFPs) by adding four new models.

Kensington Orbit Trackball Review

The Kensington Orbit mobile wireless trackball is a mouse with an ambidextrous design and touch scrolling. Check out our full review of the trackball to find out if the combination[...]

OCZ ZS Power Supply Brings Enthusiast Power to the Mainstream

OCZ has become synonymous with high-end products targeted at the enthusiast segments of the computer market. More recently, they've become known for their super speedy solid state storage. With the[...]

Diablo III Beta Launching Soon

Diablo III is undoubtedly shaping up to be one of the most hotly anticipated games...well, ever. Gamers today still get together and slog through massive campaigns of Diablo I and[...]

HP Compaq 8200 Elite Ultra-Slim Desktop Review

Although the desktop market isn't shrinking too fast these days, the desktops themselves are. Manufacturers are continually trying to pack desktop-level performance into smaller and smaller boxes - can HP's[...]

Kodak ESP Office 2170 – Our Printer Deal of the Week

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

HP Compaq 8200 Elite Ultra-Slim Desktop

Although the desktop market might not be shrinking too fast these days, the desktops themselves certainly are. Manufacturers are continually trying to pack desktop-level performance into smaller and smaller boxes[...]

Dell OptiPlex 990

It isn’t often that we turn to the business side of a PC manufacturer’s product lineup to find the kind of design innovation that makes you sit up and take[...]

Konica Minolta Releases bizhub 25 MFP

Konica Minolta today announced the release and availability of its bizhub 25 monochrome multifunction product with print, scan, copy and fax functionalities.

Dell Rolls Out UltraSharp U2412M: 24-inch IPS Display Under $400

Dell has been making great strides in the display market for years, now. In fact, their displays are commonly accepted to be of sufficient quality to rival Apple's own IPS[...]

Ripple’s Ripple Look Might be the Most Attractive Nettop Yet

South Korea is home to some of the most successful companies in the tech sector. It's also home to some lesser known players such as Ripple, who today introduced the[...]

Back to School: Video Chat Makes the Grade from PCs to Smartphones

Video chat is no longer just the stuff of Dick Tracy fiction. With options for face-to-face communications from PCs, Macs, iPhones, and Android smartphones, which video chat options are your[...]

Printer Tips: Adding Color to Your Prints

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

HP ePrint: Print from the Cloud this Summer

It's hard to imagine a workplace requiring execs to bring printers along on vacation, but printing emergencies do arise, often thanks to compliance and security policies. What's the vacationing exec[...]

Canon Unveils Two Pixma Photo Printers

Canon added two new photo inkjet printers, the Pixma MG5320 Wireless Photo All-in-One and the Pixma iP4920 Premium Inkjet Photo Printer, to their popular consumer lineup this morning.

Canon Introduces Seven imageCLASS Printers

Canon introduced seven new imageCLASS laser printers targeted at the small office, home office (SOHO) market this morning.

HP Pavilion dm1 on Verizon 4G LTE Soon

Today Verizon announced when the HP Pavilion dm1-3010nr will be available with the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network.

Dell XPS 8300: XPS is Back – and It’s a Class Act

Dell's XPS 8300 represents a return of the XPS brand for the Round Rock computer giant. Left to die by the wayside after Dell acquired Alienware, the XPS brand is[...]

Dell Inspiron 15R: More Bang for your Back-to-School Bucks

Searching for the best value in terms of price and performance for a back-to-school laptop? Check out our #1 recommendation; the 15-inch Dell Inspiron 15R, equipped with a second-generation Intel[...]

Is Google Peeping into Too Many Places?

Some people fret that Google is growing far too nosy, in light of the search engine maven's buyout of face recognition specialist PittPatt, its insistence on "real names" in Google[...]

Samsung Series 5 ChromeBook Review

The Samsung Series 5 ChromeBook is the first netbook alternative on the market to use the Google Chrome operating system rather than a more traditional OS like Windows. Is this[...]

Canon Pixma MG5320 Review: First Look

The wireless Canon Pixma MG5320 photo all-in-one was unveiled yesterday next to the Pixma iP4920 premium inkjet photo printer. Today we'll take a look at the photo AIO's build and[...]

Dell Intros Dell Stage with SyncUP for One-Click Media Access

Dell today introduced its Stage system with SyncUP, powered by Nero. It provides one-click access to music, videos, and photos on any Dell Stage-enabled device.

Logitech Revue Price Cut: Google TV Now Just $99

Logitech was one of the first companies to come out with public support of Google's nascent smart TV platform, Google TV. Since its inception, the Revue has been fraught with[...]

Forget the PC; 25% of Netflix is Viewed on the Wii

In recent years, cable companies have sounded increasingly worried over the trend away from watching video content delivered via cable boxes in favor of watching on the PC. As[...]

DTR Deal of the Week: Western Digital WD TV Live Plus HD

Western Digital's WD TV line of media players have been breakthroughs in the realm of television extenders. They started out a few years ago with the ability to play media[...]

HP LaserJet Pro M1217nfw Review

The HP LaserJet Pro M1217nfw is a monochrome multifunction laser printer that can print, scan, copy, and fax. The M1217nfw is designed for small to medium businesses and has a[...]

Microsoft Windows Server 8 Sneak Peek

At the 2011 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, the software company showed off some of the first peeks at the next generation of Windows Server software, currently codenamed "Windows Server 8".

More People Returning Google TV than Buying It

Logitech, who recently offered a significant price cut to the Google TV-powered Logitech Revue, let loose a disastrous tidbit to the press today - more people are returning the boxes[...]

New Lyra Report Covers Inkjet Market Growth

A new report from Lyra Research - Worldwide Forecast for Inkjet Printers and All-in-Ones, 2008-2015 - highlights that the SOHO market for All-in-Ones (AIO) will drive a rebound for the[...]

Facebook Fights Google+ on Face Recognition and Business Fronts

Up against new rivalry from Google+(Plus), Facebook took steps this week to calm user disenchantment with its facial recognition and to beam a bigger smile toward business members.

Western Digital 3TB My Book Studio Review

WD has been producing its book-like external storage products for years now, targeting everyone - even Apple users. Its latest entry is the My Book Studio, which clads 3TB of[...]