August 2009 Notebook/Laptop Articles

Listed below are all of our news and reviews articles for August 2009. 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 August of 2009

Below are the 92 Notebook/Laptop articles for August of 2009

Most Popular Laptops for July 2009

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[...]

Sweet printers, Cool deals

While it's nice to get the latest version when it comes to technology, it is nicer still to get a sweet deal on your new toy. But can a sweet[...]

Top ten printers for July 2009

Get a jump on your printer purchasing research with's list of top viewed printers for July 2009.

Gateway NV5214u Review

The Gateway NV-series is a line of affordable multimedia notebooks offered in both AMD and Intel configurations. They offer a 15.6" screen with a 16:9 aspect ratio, designer looks, and[...]

Samsung N310

The Samsung N310 is an Intel Atom powered netbook featuring a 10.1 inch display, Bluetooth 2.1, a 1.3 megapixel camera, and high definition audio.

Toshiba Portege R700

This is not real

Symantec Norton Ghost v14 Review

Norton Ghost v14 is Symantec's latest edition of their stalwart backup and recovery software. Does the newest model live up to the name, or is Ghost v14 just a shadow[...]

Video caught on Fujitsu’s mysterious new gaming behemoth

Video caught on Fujitsu's mysterious new gaming behemoth

HP Officejet Pro 8500 Wireless review

Can the HP Officejet Pro 8500 give users the laser quality they demand for half the cost over the long run? Can an all-in-one inkjet find a place in[...]

Ultra-thin Notebook Sales Disappointing

According to a DigiTimes report, sales of ultra-thin notebooks based on Intel's Consumer Ultra Low Voltage (CULV) platform have not reached expectations.

New Compaq 515, 610 Business Notebooks Launched

HP today launched two new notebooks desgined for business - the Compaq 515 and the Compaq 610.

HP MediaSmart LX195 Review

Windows Home Server is finally being taken seriously as people realize its power and usefulness. HP was essentially the first OEM to start selling complete WHS systems to consumers;[...]

Hitachi unveils new 2TB hard drive

Solid state drives may be taking the world by storm, but they've still got quite a ways to go in terms of how many bytes you get for your buck.[...]

eMachines EZ1601-01 Review

eMachines originally showed up as an independent computer manufacturer, showing off that you could build solid PCs without worrying too much about design and sell them very cheaply while still[...]

Toshiba Satellite U505 Review

The Toshiba Satellite U500 and U505 series laptops feature 13-inch displays, the latest Intel Core 2 Duo processors, and a range of customizable options that will certainly impress most college[...]

Adobe Photoshop Elements 7 Review

Today we begin a new review series covering consumer-grade photo editor software. First on the chopping block is Adobe's entrant, Photoshop Elements 7. Does Elements 7 measure up to Photoshop's[...]

Xerox WorkCentre 3220DN first look

Check out our video first look of the Xerox WorkCentre 3220DN monochrome multifuntion printer today!

Dell releases IPS-based Ultrasharp U2410 display

All of Dell's recent product launches have been in Asia, rather than the United States, and this new display is no different. The Ultrasharp U2410 is an IPS-based display[...]

Logitech updates outstanding G5 gaming mouse with the new G500

The G5 gaming mouse, introduced in 2005, was something of a game changer when it came to gaming mice. Outstanding build quality, unbeatable performance, and a solid feature set[...]

Dell sneaks out three new TN-based displays

Without a single announcement, Dell released three new TN-based displays today. Ranging in size from 20 to 23 inches, two of the new monitors are targeted toward business and[...]

NEC rolls out market’s cheapest 1080p IPS display

This week NEC, known for making high-end computer displays, rolled out the MultiSync EA231WMi, a 23-inch 16:9 monitor that uses a high-end IPS panel. Known for significantly better viewing[...]

Samsung N110 Review

The Samsung N110 is a 10-inch netbook offering an Intel Atom N270 processor and long-lasting six-cell battery with claims of up to 8.5 hours of battery life. The glossy black[...]

Dell Studio 14z Review

Dell's latest premium 14-inch consumer notebook, the Dell Studio 14z, promises to give students everything they want in a high-performance notebook for the back-to-school season. The Studio 14z is indeed[...]

Epson offers discounts on Stylus NX line

Just in time for the Back to School season, Epson has announced a new instant rebate on the Stylus NX415 and the Stylus NX515 All-in-One printers.

Gigabyte Updates T1028X TouchNote

Gigabyte has updated their T1028X TouchNote netbook/tablet convertable with slightly revised specifications, including a higher resolution display.

Sony VAIO Notebooks Unable to use Windows 7’s XP Mode

Sony has intentionally disabled hardware virtualization on all Sony VAIO notebook PCs, which means that they will not be able to use Windows 7's XP mode.

Epson Stylus NX515 review

Just in time for the Back to School season, Epson has announced a new instant rebate on the Stylus NX515 All-in-One printer. But is it worth your money? Read[...]

MSI Computer CR600

The MSI CR600 is part of their classically styled C series. It features a thin and light design, 16:9 display, built-in webcam and microphone, and HDMI output.

Gateway NV

The 15.6 inch Gateway NV series feature dual core Intel or AMD processors. Individual configurations vary, but all machines are equipped with DDR2 memory, Dolby audio, Bluetooth connectivity, and up[...]

Sager NP9850

The Sager NP9850 is an 18.4 inch gaming notebook equipped with up to an Intel Core 2 Extreme processor, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M SLI graphics, and up to 8GB DDR3[...]

Sager NP9280

The Sager NP9280 is a desktop replacement featuring an Intel Core i7 processor. It’s also equipped with NVIDIA GeForce 280M GTX graphics, a built-in 3.0 megapixel camera, and HDMI output.

Sony to Repair for Notebooks Affected by Faulty Nvidia Chips

Sony has at last admitted that "a small percentage" of its VAIO notebooks have been affected by faulty Nvidia graphics cards.

Samsung N510 Nvidia ION Netbook Coming Next Month

Samsung says it is planning to ship its N510 Nvidia ION-powered netbook to the United States in September.

Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X2 Review

Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X2 is often billed as the primary challenger to Adobe's Photoshop Elements. Is PSP Photo X2 really the unsung hero of consumer-grade photo editing software,[...]

Dell teams up with Nickelodeon for kid-friendly netbooks (hands-on)

At an event in New York this evening, Dell released a new netbook co-branded with juvenile entertainment monolith Nickelodeon. The new "Nick Mini" is based on the successful Dell[...]

Dell finally brings snazzy Vostro all-in-one to the US

It took them long enough, but Dell is finally bringing the snazzy looking Vostro all-in-one desktop to the U.S.

Epson unveils new WorkForce printers

Epson announced the arrival of two additions to their WorkForce line of printers yesterday. Take a glimpse at the WorkForce 610 and WorkForce 1100 now!

ACDSee Photo Editor 2008 Review

ACDSee Photo Editor 2008 may be almost two years old, but it still has a very strong following in image editing circles. Is blind consumer loyalty or enduring product strength[...]

NVIDIA licenses SLI to Intel for cheaper hardware

There has been some consternation between big green and the boys at Intel lately, and it all comes down to licensing over chipsets and the availability of NVIDIA's multi-GPU effort,[...]

Lenovo releases new HTPC-inclined mini PC

Not satisfied with the all-in-one nettops Lenovo has been pushing out lately? Check out the the IdeaCentre Q series, which Lenovo hopes will find a place in your heart...and[...]

Logitech shows off new super efficient keyboard and mouse

Logitech this week unveiled their latest keyboard and mouse combo, the Logitech Wireless Desktop MK700.

Samsung N120 Review

The Samsung N120 is the company's latest entry into the 10-inch netbook market. The N120 has typical netbook specifications but sets itself apart with an eye-catching design, light weight, and[...]

Canon imageCLASS MF8350Cdn first look

Check out our video first look of the Canon imageCLASS MF8350Cdn laser printer and stay tuned for our full review.

Lenovo Intros IdeaPad U450p

Lenovo today introduced its latest consumer notebook, the IdeaPad U450p.

Leaked shots of the WD TV-2 HD box surface

When we reviewed the original WD TV HD media player last fall, we definitely came away impressed. Western Digital had put a lot of effort into something that might[...]

AMD Phenom II x4 965 Black Edition Processor Review

AMD and Intel have been trading blows since AMD decided to become a major competitor in the x86 market. Since that time, the two companies have traded the performance crown[...]

Lenovo G550 Review

The new Lenovo G550 is an update to the Value Line G530 with the primary difference being the shift from a 16:10 to a 16:9 screen. This is becoming a[...]

Back to school printer deals

It's that time of year again when adults and children alike are getting ready to head back to school. Check out the cool deals we found on a variety of[...]

Lenovo G550

The Lenovo G550 is an update to the Value Line G530 with the primary difference being the shift from a 16:10 to a 16:9 screen. Configurations include either Intel Pentium[...]

iDrive Online Backup Review

Despite its name, Pro Softnet's iDrive online backup is not the latest parallel parking app for the iPhone, but a Web-based data backup solution. Like most of the competitors in[...]

Notebook Buyer’s Guide: Back to School 2009

Once again the summer season draws to a close and your school bus is getting ready to resume its daily route. It's back to school shopping season, and this year[...]

Printer Buyer’s Guide: Back to School 2009

Much to the chagrin of students everywhere, the summer is officially winding down. The staff at has put together a list of top printers for everyone getting ready to[...]

Dell Launches Inspiron 11z

Today Dell officially took the wraps off its first CULV System: the Inspiron 11z. We took a first look at this attractive thin and light notebook with an 11-inch screen[...]

Dell shows off new mini PC: the Inspiron Zino HD

At a recent press event in Manhattan, Dell unveiled a number of new products, one of which was the diminutive Inspiron Zino HD. Clad in glossy black plastic, the[...]

Internet Explorer 8 Better than Rivals at Blocking Malware Sites

NSS Labs has conducted benchmarks on web browsers and found that Internet Explorer 8 has better malware-blocking capabilities than any other browser.

AMD Takes Majority Share of Notebook Dedicated Graphics Market

AMD today announced that according to the latest industry data over half of notebooks using dedicated graphics are using ATI Mobility Radeon chips.

Canon adds three printers to Pixma lineup

Canon USA announced two new Pixma Photo All-in-One printers and a Pixma Business printer with PgR technology earlier this morning in New York City. Check out our hands on photos[...]

A-DATA NH92 External Hard Drive Review

The A-DATA NH92 is a super slim portable hard drive, claimed to be the world's slimmest. Measuring in at only 12mm tall, it can easily fit in a pocket to[...]

Canon unveils voice-guided SELPHY

Canon USA showed off the new star of the SELPHY Compact Photo Printer lineup: the voice-guided SELPHY ES40.

Serif PhotoPlus X3 Digital Studio Review

Serif PhotoPlus X3 Digital Studio is only a few months old, making it one of the most up-to-date image editors on the market. Does being novel make X3 cutting edge[...]

Epson releases the Artisan 710, 810

Epson has added two new all-in-one printers to the already strong Artisan line - the Artisan 710 and Artisan 810.

Fix for Apple MacBook Pro 7200RPM Drives, Bluetooth Released

Apple has released two firmware updates for its latest MacBook Pro: one for Bluetooth and one for the 7200RPM hard drive noise issue.

Dell Inspiron 11z

The Dell Inspiron 11z is a slim, lightweight notebook featuring Intel integrated graphics, a 250GB hard drive, and integrated 1.3 megapixel webcam. It is not equipped with an optical drive,[...]

Apple 15-inch MacBook Pro (mid 2009) User Review

Apple updated its line of MacBooks and MacBook Pros on the 8th of June 2009 with faster processors, SD card slots, increased battery life, and improved displays. This review looks[...]

Xerox WorkCentre 3220DN review

Read our full review of the Xerox WorkCentre 3220DN monochrome multifunction printer and find out if this compact laser has a place in your office!

Razer releases 17-button mouse for 17-fingered people

Razer released a sexy new gaming mouse with an impressive SEVENTEEN buttons to customize for all your gaming needs.

Lenovo ThinkCentre A58 Review

Lenovo has had a reputation for building efficient and capable business hardware since long before they became a commonly known name in the US. Those machines have typically come with[...]

ASUS G51VX-A1 Review

The ASUS G51-series is a 15-inch gaming notebook offering dual hard drive bays, NVIDIA GTX 260M graphics, and an optional quad-core processor. To enhance the multimedia experience this notebook offers[...]

Asus G51

The ASUS G51-series is a 15.6″ gaming notebook offering dual hard drive bays, NVIDIA GTX 260M graphics, and an optional quad-core processor. To enhance the multimedia experience this notebook offers[...]

Dell Latitude E5500

The Dell Latitude E5500 is a business notebook equipped with an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, a 15.4 inch display, Intel integrated graphics, and a 4-cell, 6-cell or 9-cell lithium[...]

Northern Michigan University Rolls Out WiMAX

Northern Michigan University has announced that it has rolled out a WiMAX network for students and staff.

Nokia Unveils its First Netbook, Booklet 3G

Nokia today unveiled its first netbook, the Booklet 3G.

Casper 5.0 Complete PC Backup Protection Review

As the name implies, Future System Solution's Casper 5.0 is a direct competitor to Norton Ghost, but is this data backup application a friendlier version of its rival, or just[...]

Acer introduces new all-in-one for the business market

Today, Acer took the wraps off an all-in-one nettop designed to work for the business and professional markets. The new device uses an Atom N270 1.6GHz processor and 2[...]

Software Buyer’s Guide: Back to School 2009

No budding scholar's desktop, laptop, and/or netbook should be without a basic security program, a photo editor, a video editor, an office suite, and a personal finance application. The good[...]

HP Photosmart C4780 first look

Check out our hands-on first look of the HP Photosmart C4780 All-in-One printer, one of three new printers HP released for the back to school season!

ASUS K50IJ Review

The ASUS K50IJ series is one of the latest budget notebooks designed to provide better performance than a netbook and a larger screen for only a modest price increase. Every[...]

Carbonite Online Backup Review

In the Star Wars universe, carbonite was the only acceptable medium for keeping Han Solo safely and indefinitely preserved, so naming an online backup service Carbonite is a bold statement[...]

MSI rolls out new all-in-one Wind Top with dual-core, touchscreen

MSI released their newest all-in-one desktop under their Wind Top brand this week with the Wind Top AE2010. It's probably safe to say that we can't really call this[...]

ASUS unveils new touchscreen all-in-ones

Gearing up for the release of Windows 7, ASUS is prepping to release new all-in-one systems that take advantage of one of the most talked about features in the new[...]

Okoro shows off ultra high-end HTPCs

Even though your average Joe might be surprised at how expensive luxury computers can be, there's definitely a market for them, and as long as there's a market, there's always[...]

MSI U150 Netbook has Touchscreen, Next-Gen Atom Processor

MSI is planning to release a netbook with touchscreen functionality and a next-generation Intel Atom processor.

New Attack Cracks Wi-Fi Security in One Minute

Scientists in Japan claim they have developed a way to crack WPA Wi-Fi encryption in about one minute.

Iomega Intros Four-Drive NAS Appliance

Iomega today announced its next-generation four-drive NAS (Network Attached Storage) appliance, the StorCenter ix4-200d.

ASUS’ ROG MARS extreme video card hits the US shores

We talked about them when they were first shown off a few months ago, and now ASUS' super high end ROG MARS video cards are now available in the US.[...]

Velocity Micro introduces new Visual Supercomputing workstations

Some time ago, NVIDIA introduced their Tesla line of products. Tesla cards are a series of tweaked GPU cores designed to accelerate and expand upon a workstation's computational performance[...]

Corsair intros new higher density DDR3 RAM kits for Core i5, Core i7

Corsair today took the wraps off of its latest batch of high speed memory: new DOMINATOR DDR3 modules that it's targeting towards users of Intel's Core i7 and soon to[...]

Portable One SX-N7350 Review

The Portable One SX-N7350 is a compact 13-inch notebook built on the Clevo M735T platform. It offers a professional design that could be easily passed off as a business notebook,[...]

Canon imageCLASS MF8350Cdn review

The Canon imageCLASS MF8350Cdn laser printer may be the perfect machine for your office thanks to fast print speeds, a front side USB port, automatic duplexing, and a first copy[...]

Dell Inspiron 11z Review

The Inspiron 11z is a new netbook from Dell, hoping to change the way we think of the ultra-portable segment. Instead of using the long-favored Intel Atom processor, Dell decided[...]

Back to school deals

It's that time of year again when adults and children alike are getting ready to head back to school. Check out the cool deals we found on a variety of[...]

AIS Intros Low-Cost Rugged Tablet PC

AIS today launched a low-cost 10.4-inch tablet PC featuring an Intel Atom processor.