August 2010 Notebook/Laptop Articles

Listed below are all of our news and reviews articles for August 2010. 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 2010

Below are the 105 Notebook/Laptop articles for August of 2010

Stealth Computer LPC-100: Tiny Computer, High Price

Stealth Computer has been making tiny desktops for a long time now, but their latest, the Stealth Computer LPC-100, is their smallest yet. The LPC-100 is roughly four by[...]

New Dell Inspiron Zino HD Updates Leaked in Dell Documentation

Even though Dell's current iteration of their Inspiron Zino HD - a cross between an HTPC and a Mac Mini clone - won DestopReview's Editor's Choice award when it first[...]

Dell Studio XPS 9100 Offers Six-Core Intel CPUs, Radeon HD 5970

Even though Dell's been offering six-core systems for some time, now, either in the AMD-powered Studio XPS 7100 or the Intel-friendly Alienware gaming rigs, the new Studio XPS 9100 brings[...]

Top ten printers for July 2010

Get a jump on your printer purchasing research with's list of top viewed printers for July 2010.

HP ProBook 4720s Review

The HP ProBook 4720s is a new 17-inch notebook aimed at small and medium business users. Replacing the older 4710s, this model adds the newer Intel Core i3 and i5[...]

HP ProBook 4720s

The HP ProBook 4720s is a new 17-inch notebook aimed at small and medium business users. Replacing the older 4710s, this model adds the newer Intel Core i3 and i5[...]

Most Popular Laptops for July 2010

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[...]

Digital Storm’s Black|OPS Shipping with Triple Displays and NVIDIA’s 3D Surround

ATI's big push, with the introduction of their 5000 series of graphics cards, was to create Eyefinity, which allows end users to easily create hugely expansive display setups from just[...]

Top 10 Back to School Software Applications for 2010

For many students, surviving academia requires a well-equipped computer, and no PC is complete without the right software. We outline the top 10 apps you need to gear up for[...]

Asus U33JC-A1

The new 13-inch ASUS U33JC-A1 is the latest addition to the company’s attractive “Bamboo series.” Yes, when we say “Bamboo” we mean this notebook is covered in wood protected by[...]

ASUS U33JC Bamboo Review

ASUS is no stranger when it comes to innovative laptop design, and the new 13-inch ASUS U33JC-A1 is the latest addition to the company's attractive "Bamboo series." Yes, when we[...]

Is Microsoft Releasing Their Own Trackpad?

Microsoft's hardware division has been joking around on their Twitter account recently, dropping a few clues as to their next major product release.

Canon Pixma iP4820 first look

Take a hands-on first look with us at the Canon Pixma iP4820 including: detailed specs, photos, design info and more.

Epson Artisan 835, Artisan 725 ‘world’s fastest’

Epson added two new all-in-one photo printers to its Artisan line up, the Artisan 835 and the Artisan 725, featuring "the world's fastest 4x6 photo print speeds."

Ceton InfiniTV 4 Shipping, Records Four Digital Cable Channels Simultaneously

At $400, Ceton's InfiniTV 4 is not the cheapest solution for recording digital cable channels. It promises to be one of the most powerful, however, using just one CableCARD permissions[...]

NZXT Launches Efficient HALE90 Line of Power Supplies

We've seen NZXT launch several interesting products over the last year, mostly related to innovative desktop cases and alternative form factors. Now the niche component maker is unveiling a line[...]

Logitech Launches New Gaming Keyboard, Wireless Gaming Mouse, Wireless 7.1 Headset

Logitech is no stranger to gaming peripherals, they've had dedicated gaming keyboards and mice for some time, now. They also provide the stock for Alienware's setup, rebadging their popular G15[...]

Free PDF Editor Software Roundup

The price tag on Adobe Acrobat is onerous at best and highway robbery at worst, but we shouldn't let that stop us from enjoying the benefits of the PDF format.[...]

Kodak ESP 7250 review

The Kodak ESP 7250 All-in-One inkjet printer has a new look and new features but will it provide the same quality and value as previous generations? Read our full[...]

Acer Intros Dual-Boot Android/Windows XP Netbook

Acer has introduced a new netbook that comes pre-installed with two operating systems: Google's Android and Windows XP.

Windows 7 Rises Above Vista, But XP Still on Top

While Windows 7 users finally exceed those of Windows Vista, long-time Microsoft operating system (OS) Windows XP still gets more than double the combined use of its two intended Windows[...]

Top 20 Laptops for Back to School

Getting ready to go back to school can be a stressful time. Rushing around to get clothes and school supplies can be pressing enough without having to hunt down the[...]

Epson PictureMate Show

The Epson PictureMate Show is a 4-color dye sub dedicated photo printer with a 7-inch widescreen that doubles as a digital photo frame. The PictureMate Show can print 4×6 photos[...]

Canon Pixma iP4820

The Canon Pixma iP4820 is a compact single function photo printer with print resolution up to 9600 x 2400 dpi, a five cartridge ink system, auto duplexing, Canon s Full[...]

HP Photosmart e-All-in-One

The HP Photosmart e-All-in-One is 4-in-1 device with print, scan, copy and web capabilities. Features include: print speeds up to 6 ppm in black, a 4×6 photo print in as[...]

Back To School Upgrade Guide: How To Revive Your Old Laptop

Don't have the budget for a new laptop this school year? The team at is here to help make that old notebook last a few more years. When looking[...]

Back to School Buyer’s Guide: Top 10 printers

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

Back to School Buyer’s Guide: Saving on Supplies

When purchasing a new printer, one of the most important considerations should be the cost of supplies. Whether you plan to purchase an inkjet or laser printer, check out[...]

Gartner cites three MFP makers in influential Magic Quadrant report

Xerox, HP and Canon U.S.A. have all been cited as market leaders in Gartner, Inc.s recent Magic Quadrant metric, produced as part of the research companys look at multi-function printers[...]

Microsoft’s Ribboned Office for Mac 2011 Set for October

Office for Mac 2011, the first release of the Mac-based suite to include Microsoft's controversial ribbon user interface (UI), is now slated to ship at the end of October in[...]

Samsung EcoGreen F4 HDD Offers 3-Platter 2TB for Multimedia Storage

Samsung this week rolled out the EcoGreen F4 (EGF4), an ultra high density, power-saving hard disk drive (HDD) for desktop PCs which uses three platters instead of the traditional four[...]

Dell Streak

The Dell Streak is a 5-inch smartphone in a form factor reminiscent of a small-end tablet. It sports a five-inch screen and is powered by a Qualcomm ARM 1 GHz processor.[...]

HP Photosmart e-All-in-One first look

Take a hands-on first look at the HP Photosmart e-All-in-One web-connected inkjet printer, featuring HP's new ePrint technology and TouchSmart panel!

Top 10 Desktops for Back to School

As fall approaches, so does the start of school for millions of students around the country. It's also a great time to buy a new computer; not only do retailers[...]

15 Best Google Chrome Security Extensions

Google Chrome is already the safest web browser on the market, but when it comes to security you can never be too careful. We've compiled 15 Chrome extensions that lock[...]

Epson WorkForce 325 a ‘cost-efficient’ SMB AIO

The Epson WorkForce 325, Epson's latest addition to the WorkForce lineup, is being heralded as a 'cost-efficient' solution for small and medium businesses.

Canon Pixma iX7000 – Our printer deal of the week

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

Mac vs. PC Rears its Head Again on Microsoft Website

"Macs don't let you choose." With sales faring increasingly well for both Macs and Windows 7-based PCs, Microsoft has started a new chapter in its competitive struggle with Apple by[...]

Acer Veriton VX275 Business Desktop Review

The Veriton line is Acer's business-class desktop offering. The VX275 is a compact slim tower less than half the size of a normal desktop. As a basic desktop, is the[...]

Back to School Buyer’s Guide: Mobile printing

When purchasing a new printer for the upcoming school year, consumers should consider the benefits of mobile printing. Get an overview of mobile print applications and hardware as well[...]

Lenovo ThinkPad X100e Dual Core Review

The ThinkPad X100e is an 11-inch netbook based on AMD processors and ATI graphics that promises to outperform cheaper Intel Atom-based netbooks and provide the durability and features business users[...]

OnLive Gaming Service Review

OnLive is the proverbial too-good-to-be-true product: A gaming service that can play top-flight games on less than top-flight PCs, including netbooks. Does OnLive live up to any of its gaming-in-the-cloud[...]

Epson PictureMate Show Review

Read our full review of the Epson PictureMate Show, with a 7-inch digital photo frame, and find out if it should make your back to school shopping list!

MSI Intros Wind Top AE2280 All-in-One PC with Advanced Audio

For audiophiles and other multimedia entertainment buffs, MSI has unveiled the Wind Top AE2280 all-in-one PC, a computer touted as the first desktop system to include THX's TruStudio Pro high-end[...]

VIDEO: HP Pavilion dv2 Review

Konica Minolta releases bizhub 20 series

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. Inc. announced the addition of the bizhub 20 series, designed to reduce overall costs and increase efficiencies while offering a small footprint.

Canon scores six awards from Buyers Lab

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ASUS Intros B-Series Business Notebooks

ASUS has introduced its B-series notebooks for business; they come with Boston Power's Sonata 3-year batteries and have many business-friendly features.

ASUS UL20FT Review

The ASUS UL20FT is an all-new update to the popular UL20A. Featuring a high-performance Intel Core i3 processor and impressive battery life, this thin and light laptop has a great[...]

Western Digital Unveils Elements Play HD Streamer with 2TB HDD

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Acer Ready to Ship RevoView Media Player But Still Not to the US

As a follow-on to its tiny, Intel Atom processor-powered AspireRevo nettop PC, Acer introduced the RevoView media player in May, and now the player is reportedly about to ship in[...]

Intel 2011 Roadmap Leaked: Big SSDs, Fast CPUs

It's about that time - time for leaks to start coming out regarding next year's CPU roadmaps. ComputerBase managed to get their hands on some internal Intel slides, and the[...]

AVADirect Clevo W860CU 3D Review

The W860CU 3D is the latest NVIDIA 3D Vision notebook from Clevo. This model is equipped with a WXGA resolution 120Hz-panel, an NVIDIA GTX 285M graphics card, and an Intel[...]

Epson driver technology connects with healthcare

Epson America has reached an agreement with Royal Philips Electronics that will allow it to automatically to pair its ink jet and Workforce all-in-one printers with the company's ultrasound medical[...]

Graphics Card Manufacturer BFG Tech Closes Up Shop

BFG Tech, once a premium partner of GPU giant NVIDIA, has officially begun to shutter its doors. According to letters being mailed to customers, BFG can't even repair products[...]

Top 10 Best Firefox Security Add-ons

The main reason most people switch from Internet Explorer to Firefox is to improve their browser security, but that doesn't mean Firefox is bullet-proof. We offer up the 10 best[...]

Canon Pixma MG8120, MG6120 offer touch panel

Following the popularity of touch screens on rival devices, Canon has introduced their own touch sensitve control panel offered with the brand new Pixma MG8120 and Pixma MG6120 Wireless Photo[...]

Samsung ML-1665 first look

Watch our hands-on video first look of the Samsung ML-1665 monochrome laser printer, featuring an ultra-compact footprint and quick print speeds!

Dell Investors Unhappy with CEO Michael Dell

Between customer lawsuits and echoes of the federal investigation into the relationship between Dell and Intel rearing their ugly head, the computer maker hasn't looked so hot - and the[...]

Sony Ultimate Weapon Gaming Headsets Go to War with Logitech

Sony launched two new gaming headsets this week aimed at enthusiast PC gamers. The DR-GA200 and DR-GA500 offer users 40mm drivers with a "triple unfolding design" and a compact boom[...]

Logitech K800 Makes a Fantastic Keyboard Even Better

The Logitech Illuminated Keyboard is one of our favorite keyboards. The razor-thin profile, laptop-style keys and backlight illumination offers a fantastic user experience for any activity that doesn't require[...]

Canon Selphy CP800 added to photo printer line

Canon introduced the Selphy CP800 Compact Photo Printer, the eighth new printer announced by the popular imaging manufacturer in the past thirty days.

Video Editing Best Practices Part I: Basic Video Editing Terminology

Consumer-grade video editing software is notorious for over-simplifying the editing process -- and confusing end-users along the way. In this article, we set out some basic terms to help you[...]

SSD vs HDD: A Beginner’s Guide to SSD Upgrades

Are you looking for a way to increase the performance of your notebook? Then upgrading the storage is often an easy and worthwhile way to boost the speed of your[...]

Canon Pixma MG8120 first look

To go along with our coverage of the new Canon Selphy CP800, we have an exclusive hands-on first look of the recently announced Canon Pixma MG8120 Wireless Photo All-in-One!

Thecus Rolls Out PC Card for Extra Speedy 10Gbps Networking

Thecus Technology has released an Ethernet card capable of running at the lightning-fast speed of 10 gigabits per second (Gbps), or ten times faster than ordinary Gigabit Ethernet. [...]

Toshiba Wipe Instantly Scrambles Hard Drives

Toshiba has announced new technology aimed at securely erasing user data from PCs, network-attached storage (NAS) devices, printers, and other computer products before a system gets disposed of or passed[...]

Canon Pixma iP4820 review

With a week full of Canon product releases, it was only fitting that our review of the Canon Pixma iP4820 Premium Inkjet Photo Printer would go live today. Find[...]

Sager NP8850 Review

The Sager NP8850 is a top-shelf gaming notebook with the latest technology, including a 2GB Nvidia GTX 480M graphics card and an Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition processor. Should you[...]

Multifunction Printers Boost Workflow and Productivity

In today's office and home environments, most computers and related equipment are expected to perform a variety of functions and services. Printers are no exception to this multi-tasking productivity approach.[...]

Intel Atom: Not Just For Computers Anymore

In its competitive battles with ARM and AMD, Intel is now moving its Atom processors beyond netbooks and notebooks into ever smaller nettop PCs, home and business storage devices, cable[...]

Back to School 2010: Multifunction printers

Get the latest information about multifunction printers and learn how they can improve any environment on our sister site,

Intel Announces Dual-Core Atom Processor for Netbooks

Intel has announced a dual-core version of its Atom processor for netbooks, the N550.

Carbonite Online Backup Review 2010

Backing up files is important for obvious reasons -- if your computer fails, your data is gone. Online backup solutions are the latest way to ensure your data is safe,[...]

Boxee to Get Live Streaming TV?

Boxee has become famous as a scrappy Internet startup that promises to bring all of your favorite local and remote video content together along with an attractive user interface. Its[...]

Mafia II Mob Reenactment Game Now Shipping

2K Games announced today that it's started to ship its latest creation, Mafia II - a mob-reenactment game set in 1940s America.

Nvidia Optimus Gaming Notebooks Now Available

AVADirect is now offering Clevo-based gaming notebooks with Nvidia Optimus technology.

AMD Unveils the Next Generation: Bulldozer, Bobcat and Hybrid Chips

It's been a long time since the last major AMD microarchitecture refresh, and in the meantime, Intel's handily won the performance crown. The second-place chipmaker hasn't spent its time idly,[...]

Iomega Updates eGo Portable Drives with USB 3.0

Iomega has announced it will be updating its eGo Portable Hard Drive lineup with USB 3.0 technology starting this fall.

New paper from Epson for high-quality marketing materials

Epson America Inc. introduced new Brochure & Flyer Paper Matte Double-Sided for improved output of professional-looking marketing materials.

AMD Outlines Future Mobile Processor Architecture

AMD has outlined its new "Bobcat" microprocessor architecture for notebooks. It is an evolution of their current x86 architecture.

MSI Intros FX610 Notebook

MSI has introduced its latest consumer multimedia notebook, the FX610 featuring a 15.6" display, ATI Radeon graphics, and a triple-core AMD processor.

Epson Artisan 835 first look

Check out our exclusive hands-on first look of the Epson Artisan 835, featuring the "world's fastest 4x6 photo print speeds," before it hits the stores!

Video Editing Best Practices Part II: How to Use Pro-Grade Video Editing Software

In this second part of our video editing series, we walk you through the basic elements found in professional video software. Don't feel intimidated; instead get ready to learn how[...]

Lenovo ThinkPad T410s Review

The Lenovo ThinkPad T410s is a refresh of the older T400s, adding the latest Intel Core i5 processors and optional NVIDIA switchable graphics. The T410s is a slimmed down version[...]

WD, Hitachi and Seagate Team Up to Build Biggest Hard Drives Ever

In the interests of building denser and roomier hard disk drives (HDDs), Hitachi, Seagate and Western Digital (WD) have formed a new research group called the Storage Technology Alliance (STA),[...]

OKI Data introduces SignDirector Solution

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ASUS Announces G51Jx-3DE Notebook

ASUS has announced the latest addition to their Republic of Gamers (ROG) series notebooks, the G51Jx-3DE featuring a 3D display and Nvidia graphics.

Kodak ESP 9250 latest addition to ESP line

Following the EasyShare camera announcement earlier this week, Kodak has introduced the Kodak ESP 9250, a brand new addition to its ESP All-in-One line up this morning.

ASUS NX90Jq Now Available

The NX90Jq is a high-end multimedia notebook with a designer exterior, 18.4" display, special speakers, and two touchpads.

Logitech Wireless Gaming Headset G930 Review

Logitech's latest offering in the highly competitive gaming accessories arena is the Wireless Gaming Headset G930. It's pricey at $159.99, but offers a laundry list of attractive features, such as[...]

Epson B-510dn review

Read our full review of the Epson B-510dn Business Color Inkjet Printer and find out if it would be a great addition to your office!

Epson B-510dn

The Epson B-510dn provides a large paper capacity up to 650 sheets, a high capacity ink cartridge capable of printing in color for a low 4 cents per page, fast[...]

Intel PM55/HM55 Chipsets Having Trouble with SSDs?

Our forum members have discovered a possible flaw with the latest Intel PM55 and HM55 notebook chipsets, which are very common in modern notebooks.

HP Laserjet CM2320nf – Our printer deal of the week

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

AMD Drops ATI Branding

AMD, which purchased Canada-based graphics card maker ATI back in 2006 for $5.4 billion, says it will be dropping the ATI branding soon.

New Epson WorkForce 635 targeted at SMB

Epson introduced a new WorkForce series designed with small businesses and home offices in mind this morning.

Asus Eee PC 1215N

The ASUS Eee PC 1215N is the latest netbook to offer a 12-inch HD display and a dual-core Intel Atom processor to deliver multimedia entertainment and multitasking productivity for just[...]

CrashPlan Automatic Online Backup Service Review

The market for online backup services has exploded with high-speed Internet. Today we take a look at CrashPlan Automatic Online Backup, which securely backs up your files to the company's[...]

HP Pavilion Elite HPE-235f

Get serious about work and play with our Pavilion Elite HPE-235 Desktop, featuring AMD Vision Ultimate technology: a marriage of a powerful, six-core processor and an ATI graphics card. You’ll[...]

HP All-in-One 200xt

The All-in-One 200xt series integrates everything in the display there’s no need for a separate PC tower. It fits neatly on your desk, in the kids’ room, or in the[...]

HP All-in-One 200t

The integrated design of the All-in-One 200t series puts everything in the display there’s no need for a separate PC tower. The space-saving design fits neatly on your desk, in[...]

Amex Digital Unveils Pint-Sized 1080p HDTV Media Player

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ASUS Eee PC 1215N Review

The ASUS Eee PC 1215N is the latest netbook to offer a 12-inch HD display and a dual-core Intel Atom processor to deliver multimedia entertainment and multitasking productivity for just[...]

IFA Consumer Electronics Show Begins Friday

IFA is the largest consumer electronics show in Europe -- it officially starts in Berlin this Friday. Tablet devices will be one of the biggest items.