August 2012 Notebook/Laptop Articles

Listed below are all of our news and reviews articles for August 2012. 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 2012

Below are the 75 Notebook/Laptop articles for August of 2012

Samsung Series 9 NP900X4C User Review

The 15-inch Samsung Series 9 NP900X4C is a larger-than-average Ultrabook with a thin profile, beautiful design and excellent battery life. Is that enough to make it a great laptop? Keep[...]

Samsung Series 9 NP900X4C

The 15-inch Samsung Series 9 NP900X4C is a larger-than-average Ultrabook with a thin profile, beautiful design and excellent battery life. Our review unit came equipped with and Intel Core i5-3317U[...]

SmartDraw Review: A ‘Visual Processor’ for Windows PC Charts & Graphs

SmartDraw is like a traditional Windows PC charting and graphing application on steroids. It gives you an astounding number of options. Read the full review.

Most Popular Printers for July 2012

Make sure to get a jump on your printer purchasing research with PrinterComparison's list of top viewed printers for July 2012. These are the top printers that you, the visitors[...]

Microsoft Releases Windows 8 to Manufacturers

Today marks an important milestone in the Windows 8 project, as the team has finally reached the RTM stage. With the product development and testing now done, Microsoft has started[...]

Top Five PC Software Applications for School or Office

Here are five of the hottest software packages for PCs and Mac for August 2012. Categories include office suites, graphics, storage, videoconferencing and cool tools.

Best Lightweight Laptops for Back To School

It's back to school shopping season again, and this year we're here to help you find the perfect lightweight notebook.

Back to School 2012: Best Printers for Mobile-Minded Students

Our top five picks for Back to School 2012 all offer consumers plenty of mobile print options including mobile print applications, Google Cloud Print and Apple AirPrint!

Best Desktops for Students Looking to Simplify Their Back-to-School Trek

As we move from summer into fall, it's time to think about the end of vacations and heading back to school.

Most Popular Laptops for July 2012

Take a close look at the laptops that our visitors wanted to see the most in July!

MAINGEAR Introduces New VYBE 15 Notebook

MAINGEAR introduces new line of VYBE notebooks. The quick ship notebook offers four different pre-configuration systems with different performance and price ranges and will ship within 24-48 hours of purchase.[...]

AMD Revamps Entire FirePro Graphics Lineup: $3999 W9000, $1599 W8000, More

We saw AMD show off the new lineup of workstation FirePro graphics cards earlier this summer, but the full range is only now officially available. After an extended hiatus, the[...]

Plextor M5 Pro SSD Targets Enterprise Exceptionalism with 540MB/s Reads, 450MB/s Writes

Plextor's new super speedy M5 Pro SSD is out, and with numbers like these, it will doubtless jump to the top of more than one corporate wish list. In addition[...]

Epson Expression Home XP-400 Review: First Look

Looking for a compact all-in-one inkjet as you or your student head back to school? Then make sure you read our First Look of the Epson Expression Home XP-400 Small-in-One!

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Review

What happens when you take a classic business notebook, mix it with an Ultrabook and add a generous helping of carbon fiber? You get the all new ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Set to Release in the US This Month

Lenovo's new flashy ultrabook the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is set to release this month. The new ultrabook claims to be the lightest high performance on the market, but is it[...]

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

The X1 Carbon is the 14-inch business-class Ultrabook that replaces the old 13-inch ThinkPad X1. Loaded with third generation Intel Core processors, and high-speed solid state drives for storage, the[...]

Microsoft Takes to the Cloud with Office App Development Store

Unsatisfied with letting Google have the only major web apps store out there, Microsoft is launching a new cloud-based Office Store and application model.

EFI Launches Self-Service Copy and Print Station

EFI introduced the M500 Self-Serve Copy and Print Station that allows mobile printing from mobile phones, iPads, USB drives and cloud accounts for on-the-go users.

The Top Five Lightweight Ultrabooks

In the market for an Ultrabook? We point to the Top Five, based on our reviews and editor recommendations. Check back for updated lists each month.

Valve Aims High by Offering More than Just Games – Starting September 5th

Game developer Valve set to offer non-gaming software through their Steam Platform. What effect will the long time video game innovators have on the software industry?

OKI MB471w Review: First Look

Take a look at the OKI MB471w monochrome MFP, the new option for small to medium sized workgroups looking for a multifunction device with a compact footprint, quick print speeds[...]

Microsoft Forced to Rename Metro After a Failure of Due Diligence

The new user interface you've come to know as Metro has a clumsy new name.

Samsung’s S.T.A.R. Recycling Reaches Milestone

The State of California's Department of General Services recently awarded Samsung Electronics America a printer refresh and recycling services contract.

Acer Announces the TravelMate P243 Business Notebook

Featuring the latest Intel Core i5 processors, spill-resistant keyboard and more!

They Got it Wrong – Intel Defends Claims of Xeon Phi Incompatibility

Intel has disputed claims on an enthusiast site that its new high-performance computing (HPC) accelerator card Xeon Phi breaks compatibility with CPU extensions, including 64-bit support. Enthusiast sites run contrary[...]

Carbonite Review: Cloud Backup

Don't want to lose your PC data? Carbonite is one of the best solutions for cloud backup.

Canon Pixma MX372 Review: Solid Entry Level AIO

We've reviewed the Canon Pixma MX512 and the Canon Pixma MX432, now it's time to turn our attention to the baby of the family, the Pixma MX372! Read our full[...]

Canon Pixma MX372

The Canon Pixma MX372 Office All-in-One is the entry level model in Canon’s SOHO lineup. It features print, scan, copy and fax functionality as well as print speeds up to[...]

ASUS ZenBook UX32VD Review

It might look like a MacBook Air from a distance, but the ASUS ZenBook UX32VD is a 14-inch Ultrabook running Windows 7 and packed with some surprising power.


The ASUS ZENBOOK UX32 series is the update to last year’s UX31. Available with a variety of processor, graphics, storage and display options, the UX32VD is the top-of-the-line configuration packed[...]

Go ‘Back to School’ in Style with Booq Water-Resistant Bags from the Mamba Fibre Collection

Booq offers two new natural fiber bags from the Mamba Fibre Collection. Constructed with an extremely lightweight and durable material, the Mamba Daypack and Mamba Courier provide rugged protection with[...]

Brother HL-6180dw Review: First Look

Check out the Brother HL-6180dw, a new addition to Brother's SMB lineup offering print speeds up to 42 ppm, a 500-sheet paper drawer, automatic duplexing and Wi-Fi.

Toppling a Giant: League of Legends Crushes WoW

The once small time, free-to-play MOBA, League of Legends, has officially become the #1 played PC game in the world, dethroning World of Warcraft.

Eurocom Fox 4.0 (Clevo W150ERM) Review

This 15.6-inch multimedia notebook features an Nvidia graphics card powerful enough for gaming, two drive bays and a full HD screen starting under $900.

Getting Into The Game

The Winds of Change: Free-to-Play, Mobile Gaming Alter Gaming Landscape By Grant Hatchimonji, Special Report Editor The video game industry is a strange beast. There’s never any telling when or[...] Review: Microsoft Vs. Google

Microsoft's new email service is an upper crust cousin to the old But can it outperform Gmail?

Canon Unveils New imageCLASS MFPs for SOHO

As many head back to school this week, Canon introduced three imageCLASS MFPs, an imageCLASS copier and the Faxphone L190 targeted at the home office and small office market.

KINGMAX Launches SATA III Client PRO SSD SMU 32 and SMU 35

To meet the ever escalating needs of consumers, Kingmax released its new SATA III Client Pro SSD -- SMU 32 and SMU 35. The two high end drives look to[...]

Microsoft to Offer Home PC Builders Special Windows 8 Licenses

Despite the ever-present 'death of the desktop', PC building is alive and well, even as Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system nears release. MS has recognized that fact for the first[...]

Brother Introduces Business Smart Series

Brother revealed a brand new lineup of inkjet all-in-one printers redesigned with business customers in mind offering the "world's smallest depth" this morning.

New Mosaid SSD Packs Two Terabytes Into a Single SATA Flash Drive

Aimed at the enterprise, these drives add capacity that SSD doesn't usually have.

The Big Switch-Off: WoW loses 1M Subs, Other MMOs Shrivel

The massively multiplayer online world is not doing very well these days: juggernaut MMORPG World of Warcraft has lost huge numbers; can the Mists of Panderia save it?

Lenovo ThinkPad W530 User Review

The 15-inch ThinkPad W530 promises to be one of the best mobile workstations available for businesses. Find out what one owner thinks.

Acer Aspire V5-571 Review

This 15.6-inch notebook is priced below $600, has a design less than one inch thin and gets over five hours of battery life. What's not to like?

Acer Aspire V5

The Acer Aspire V5 series is designed to provide and thin and light computing experience at an affordable price. Despite being relatively thin, the $600 Aspire V5-571 packs an Intel[...]

Epson Expression Home XP-400 Review: Small & Fun

We're sharing our full review of the Epson Expression Home XP-400 Small-in-One with all you back-to-schoolers in hopes of helping you select the perfect printer.

Epson Expression Home XP-400

The Epson Expression Home XP-400 Small-in-One inkjet is targeted at the consumer market with print, scan and copy functionality. It also features print speeds up to 8.7 ppm, a print[...]

Brother Previews Business Smart AIO Series

The three compact inkjet AIOs in Brother's new Business Smart Series will be quite innovative judging from a hands-on printer preview we attended in New York City. [...]

The Best 14-inch Laptop: HP vs. Lenovo

You don't have to buy a giant PC to get a quad-core processor and dedicated graphics. The Lenovo IdeaPad Y480 and HP Pavilion dv4t both offer great power in a[...]

HP LaserJet Pro 400 M401dn Review: First Look

The HP LaserJet Pro 400 M401 series of single function monochrome laser printers is designed with SMB in mind. Check out our first look of the LaserJet Pro 400 M401dn[...]

Epson Expression Home XP-400 – Our Printer Deal of the Week

Need a new printer for your home or dorm? Consider the Epson Expression Home XP-400 Small-in-One, the PrinterComparison printer deal of the week!

AMD Outs New Quad-Core FX-4130 CPU, Slashes Prices On Others

Today, AMD introduced a new quad-core FX-4130 CPU for just $112, while simultaneously cutting prices across the board on the rest of its processors.

Rise of Mobile Gaming: Beyond Handhelds

The term "mobile gaming" no longer just applies to dedicated handhelds. The increasing popularity of gaming on mobile operating systems like Android and iOS has caused new types of gaming[...]

Video Game State of the Union: Changes Are Needed

The video game industry is suffering an innovation drought. Changes are needed and here's why.

Gaming Desktops: To Build or To Buy?

Is it better to make your own desktop or buy off the shelf? We explore the pros and cons.

The Free-To-Play Evolution: You Don’t Have to Pay to Win

Free-to-play games have seen a number of changes recently, most of which are for the better and create more balanced gameplay. With its new improvements, is F2P the way of[...]

Getting into the Game Special Report

From mobile to F2P: What forces and trends will impact the future of gaming.

Getting into the Game Special Report

Mobile gaming and the free-to-play movement are changing the face of the gaming industry. Find out more in our special report.

Konica Minolta Expands bizhub Lineup

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. introduced the bizhub C554/C454 series of high-speed color multifunction printers earlier today.

Eurocom Scorpius (Clevo P370EM) Review

If extreme gaming is your thing then you can't do much better than the dual NVIDIA GeForce 680M graphics cards in this beast.

Corel Launches First Pinnacle Video Editing Tools Since Avid Buyout

Beyond adding new PC video editing features in Pinnacle Studio 16, Corel has updated Studio for iPad. Corel VideoStudio Pro software lives on. Avid Studio doesn't.

CyberLink Media Suite 10 Review

CyberLink Media Suite 10 delivers media-related PC tools for video, audio, photo and disc utilities. Is it right for you? Read the full review.

Lexmark Nixes Inkjet Business

Lexmark International Inc. announced yesterday afternoon that it will be exiting the inkjet business. The company will give up development and manufacturing of its remaining inkjet hardware, which is[...]

PC Sales Seen Hitting the Skids This Year

Two research firms find that sales will at best be flat with last year, and that's with Windows 8 shipping in two months.

NVIDIA and EPIC Games Bring Unreal Engine 3 to Windows RT

The tablet gaming landscape just got a little bit more epic. Today at IFA NVIDIA and EPIC Games demonstrated the Unreal 3 Engine on the ASUS Windows RT tablet. Brining[...]

Samsung Unveils New Series 5 and Series 7 Slate PCs

This new style of Windows 8 PC offers the "best of both worlds" -- a tablet and a full-featured laptop in one package.

Lenovo Announces IdeaPad S300, S400, and S405

The IdeaPad team at Lenovo unveils three new affordable, thin and light S series laptops starting at $499.

HP ENVY x2 Hands On Video Preview

Today, HP unveiled an exciting new product - the ENVY x2. Part tablet, part notebook, the new ENVY is HP's first Windows 8 product, and it's impressive.

WD Adds USB 3.0 Interface to its My Passport Portable Hard Drives for Macs

Today Western Digital announced its new USB 3.0 enabled line of My Passport External Hard Drives for Macs. The latest My Passport offers increased speeds and security along with up[...]

Canon Pixma MG4220 Review: A Welcome Update

What makes the Canon Pixma MG4220 Wireless Photo All-in-One any different from the past three models in its category? Read our full review today and find out!

Canon Pixma MG4220

The Canon Pixma MG4220 Wireless Photo All-in-One is targeted at the consumer market and offers print, scan and copy functionality in one compact footprint. Other features include: print speeds up[...]

HP SpectreXT TouchSmart Ultrabook Hands On Preview

The HP ENVY x2 isn't the company's only Windows 8 product. They also unveiled the new SpectreXT Touchsmart, an Ultrabook with an utterly dazzling display.

Samsung Series 9 NP900X3C Review

This 13.3" Ultrabook is all business with its gorgeous anti-glare PLS display, 256GB SSD, Intel Core i7 processor and backlit keyboard.

Lenovo Reveals New IdeaPad U Series Ultrabook, IdeaPad Y and Z Series Laptops

Today at the IFA consumer electronics show, Lenovo introduced a major update of its IdeaPad U Series Ultrabook and the IdeaPad Y and Z Series laptops. Powered by third generation[...]