September 2006 Notebook/Laptop Articles

Listed below are all of our news and reviews articles for September 2006. 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 September of 2006

Below are the 113 Notebook/Laptop articles for September of 2006

Systemax Vigor Review (pics, specs)

The Systemax Vigor is a 15.1" screen rugged notebook that won't break the bank and cost $2,000+ like the average Panasonic Toughbook rugged notebook will. Following is a review[...]

Most Popular Notebooks of August 2006

Each month we compile data for the number of times a particular notebook is viewed on this sites product pages to get an idea for what mainstream consumers are looking[...]

Apple MacBook Pro Review (pics, specs)

I recently purchased a 2.0 Ghz Apple MacBook Pro. I stuck with the stock configuration of 512 MB RAM, 80 GB hard drive, 128 MB ATI Radeon X1600. Immediately after[...]

News Bits: Dell to Use 20M AMD CPUs, Saying No to School Laptops, FireFox Beta 2.0 Released

Saying No to school laptopsDell to use 20 million AMD CPUsMozilla Firefox Beta 2 releasedIntel to lay off 10,000

HP Pavilion dv9000t

The HP dv9000t is a 17-inch widescreen notebook powered by a dual core processor and optional nVidia graphics. The dv9000 features the new HP piano black design.

Dell Precision M65 Review (pics, specs)

The 15.4" Dell Precision M65 under review is one of two workstation-class notebooks currently available from Dell's business-oriented website, the other being the Precision M90. The main differences between the[...]

Dell Latitude D520 Review (pics, specs)

The Dell Latitude D520 is a standard aspect ratio road-ready business notebook following in the footsteps of Dell's Latitude D510 but sporting an updated processor and sleek new looks. Dell's[...]

Acer Ferrari 1000

The Ferrari 1000 is not just a notebook; it’s the physical realization of a dream of mobile excellence, born from the illustrious design partnership between Acer and Ferrari.Made os space-age[...]

HP Pavilion dv6000t

Great for your everyday needs, this notebook PC is packed with everything you’d get in a desktop, plus the convenience of wireless mobility. Configure your notebook with a dedicated graphics[...]

Alienware Area-51 m5550

With the Area-51 m5550 you can go for the kill with the beautiful rendering power of the Nvidia Geforce Go 7600 256MB graphics card or edit photos and digital video[...]

Asus S6F

HP Compaq Presario v6000t

Affordable and great for everyday work and play, this fast, powerful notebook PC is packed with everything you’d expect to get in a desktop, plus 21st century mobility. Surf the[...]

News Bits: Panasonic Battery Recall, Windows Vista Pricing and RC1 Download, Korean Air Bans Dell & Apple Laptops

Panasonic recalls 6,000 notebook batteriesMicrosoft releases official Windows Vista pricingWindows Vista RC1 available to the publicKoenigsegg Supercar LaptopAlienware Aurora m9700 SLI notebook now available in different colors, 1GB video memoryKorean[...]

Asus Z96j Review (pics, specs)

The Asus Z96j is a 15.4-inch screen Core Duo notebook equipped with an ATI X1600 graphics card. It can be bought cheaply as a barebones machine, with just the[...]

Gateway MX8000

Current Notebook and Tech Deals (Updated 9/8/2006)

20% Off $999+ Coupon Code for Dell Inspiron notebooks Expire 9/14Compaq Presario V2000Z 14-inch screen notebook $349! up to 25% off select notebooks + Free AccessorieseMachines MX4625 Notebook - $499more...

Tom Bihn “Archetype” Case for MacBook Pro Review Review (pics, specs)

ar che type n. 1. a typical, ideal, or classic example of something 2. Synonyms: epitome, prime example, original, classic. Archetype is an apt name for[...]

News Bits: ATI and AMD Merger Approved, Thin-Film Batteries, Apple Admits MacBook Shutdown Issue

ATI & AMD Merger approved by regulatorsSolid-core 'Thin-film' batteries safer than today's lithium-ion techFreeDOS v1.0 now available for downloadApple admits MacBook shutdown issueCan your PC handle HD?

Kensington Notebook Dock Review (pics)

In today's age, laptops serve both as a mobile and stationary unit. While it is nice to have this dual feature, it can be a pain sometimes. Most of us[...]

HP Pavilion dv6000z Review (pics, specs)

The HP Pavilion dv6000z is a new mid-sized 15.4" notebook from HP. It is designed to replace the dv5000z. It comes with either the AMD Sempron or Turion64 X2 Processors.[...]

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Alienware Area 51 m5550 Review (pics, specs)

Today we will be evaluating Alienware's midrange gaming notebook, the 15.4" Area-51 m5550. It is clearly targeted at the gaming and enthusiast crowd, featuring an Intel Core 2 Duo processor,[...]

News Bits: Three New Panasonic Toughbooks, Belkin CushTop and PockeTop

Panasonic announces three new business-rugged Toughbook notebooksBelkin CushTop and PockeTop make it more comfortable to use your laptop anywhereAmazon's Unbox service is a flukeNew Acorn shows details of PC laptop[...]

Dell AMD Desktop PCs now Available, Notebooks Coming Soon

Today, for the first time ever, Dell offers customers the option to choose an AMD processor in a Dell Dimension desktop PC system. The new Dell Dimension E521 and[...]

Sony VAIO N Laptop Announced — A Laptop that Matches Your Home Furniture

Sony has announced the VAIO N notebook series today. The VAIO N is a 15.4" screen notebook available with an Intel Core Solo or Core Duo processor that comes[...]

Asus F3Ja Review (pics, specs)

The Asus F3J is a 15.4" WXGA laptop featuring a Core Duo processor and ATI X1600 graphics card. Following is a full review of the Asus F3Ja.

News Bits: Asus A8J with Nvidia Go 7700 Announced, Core 2 Duo T5200, Acer Partners with Yahoo

Nvidia, Asus launch A8Js notebook with new Go7700 graphics chipIntel to launch budget Core 2 Duo T5200Toshiba launches new 1.8" hard drivesAcer and Yahoo! form multi-year partnershipIntel offers free "relax[...]

Sony VAIO BX540 Review (pics, specs)

The Sony VAIO BX series is Sony's business class notebook line. The BX line comes in 14.1" (BX540 series), 15.4" (BX560 series) and 17" (BX570 series) LCD screen flavors.[...]

Asus Z96j Review (pics, specs)

I recently purchased an Asus z96j to supplement my Lenovo ThinkPad T60. I do a lot of modeling and rendering and the T60's video card (an ATi X1300 with 64MB[...]

ThinkPad Battery Explodes at LAX Airport — Laptop Ban on Planes Inevitable?

In a rather dramatic event Friday afternoon (9/15) at LAX airport (Los Angeles) a man's IBM ThinkPad battery exploded in the airport terminal. Luckily, the man was able to[...]

Lenovo ThinkPad X60 Review (pics, specs)

This notebook model being reviewed is the Lenovo ThinkPad X60, model 170686U. This is the non-"s" model of the X60s and is therefore the evolution of the ultraportable X-series (in[...]

News Bits: Phony Laptops, Core 2 Duo Marketing Campaign, 2006 PC Shipments Grow

Notebooks that are literally too good to be true?Intel announces new program to promote Core 2 DuoPC shipments to grow in 2006, but revenues to declineIntel creates laser light chipsAdobe[...]

Toshiba Offers Exchange of 340,000 Faulty Notebook Batteries

Toshiba is not recalling but rather "offering to exchange" a total of 340,000 notebook batteries. Toshiba emphasizes there is no overheating or fire risk with these batteries, such as[...]

Back to School – Notebooks in, Desktops Out

A new study from research firm NPD Group shows back to school spending on consumer technology was up this year; driven by notebooks and LCD televisions.

HP Compaq nx9420 Review (pics, specs)

The HP Compaq nx9420 is the lower end of HP's 17 inch business notebooks (whereas the nw9440 is the higher end) and could be classified as a desktop replacement or[...]

News Bits: Low Voltage Core 2 Duo, Lenovo N100 Core 2 Duo, Laptop Fire at Yahoo! Offices

Intel low-voltage Merom chips to arrive Q1 2007Lenovo N100 notebook gets Core 2 Duo optionDual-core Celeron M to arrive in Q1 2007Notebook makers discuss new battery standardsDell laptop explodes at[...]

Targus CKT500 17-inch Notebook Case Short Review

I bought a Targus CKT500 notebook case to carry my monstrous E1705 in. Finding cases that fit 17" laptops wasn't too easy. In the end, I settled on this Targus[...]

Dell Inspiron e1705 with Core 2 Duo Review (pics, specs)

The Dell Inspiron E1705 has been around for awhile now. There are many configuration options available, and prices are often very affordable once Dell coupons are applied (for US customers[...]

RoadWired Advanced Protection System (R.A.P.S) Review

I recently received a 20" square RoadWired R.A.P.S! wrap. When it comes down to it, you could say I paid for a 20"x 20" square of padded felt-like fabric that[...]

Toshiba Satellite P100-222 Review (pics, specs)

I'm a big time gamer and like to watch movies on my laptop. I wanted a machine that I could carry around every once in a while and have it[...]

Portable One FX

The FX Series is the industry’s first 64bit portable computing solution featuring a cinematic high resolution 19inch Ultra Viewing Angle (UVA) widescreen display and NVIDIA SLI Technology. Dual SLI enabled[...]

Fujitsu to Release N6000 17″ Multimedia Notebook (pics, specs)

Not to be outdone by Dell, HP, Apple or Toshiba, Fujitsu will provide an entry into the desktop replacement/multimedia notebook market with a 17" screen notebook that's stacked with features.[...]

Fujitsu to Release N6000 17″ Multimedia Notebook (pics, specs)

Not to be outdone by Dell, HP, Apple or Toshiba, Fujitsu will provide an entry into the desktop replacement/multimedia notebook market with a 17" screen notebook that's stacked with features.[...]

Notebook & Tech Deals 10/1/03

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Notebook Deals for This Week

HP: HP ZE5500 notebook 2.6GHz 15in SXGA+ 256MB 30GB DVD $799 shipped AR Fujitsu: ultraportable LifeBook P1120 notebook 800MHz 256MB 30GB 802.11b $1149 HP: HP zt3000[...]

Weekend Notebook Deals 1/10/2003

Dell Home New CouponseBags Coupon CodesDell Outlet: upto $100 coupon on refurbished notebook or desktopHP: HP ZD7000 notebook P4-2.66GHz 256MB 40GB DVD WXGA $1114 shipped AR

Tuesday Notebook Deals and Bargains (1/13/2004)

HP: Compaq 2500 notebook 2.6GHz 256MB 30GB 15in SXGA+ $709 shipped ARHP: Compaq R3000T notebook P4-2.4GHz 256MB 30GB DVD $889 shipped ARDell Home: Inspiron 8600 notebook 1.4GHz WSXGA+[...]

Notebook and Tech Deals for Tuesday 1/14/2004

Inspiron 8600 LE 1.4GHz-M 15.4'' WSXGA+ Notebook $1270 HP: HP zt3000 notebook PentiumM-1.4GHz 15.4in 256MB 30GB $1024 shipped ARCanvas Convertible Notebook Case $8.95 PNY 256 MB PC2700 Notebook Memory $29.99[...]

Notebook and Tech Deals for Tuesday 1/20/2004

Apple Powerbook 1GHz G4 256MB 40GB 12.1'' $1494 Dicta Pro 16'' Superior Laptop Case Free AR Dell Small Business 10% off and FREE double memory offer[...]

Microsoft Offers Free Download of 64-bit Windows XP

Microsoft has released a test version of its operating system for 64-bit processors. This public preview of Windows XP 64-bit Edition for 64-bit Extended Systems, which are computers using[...]

Notebook and Tech Deals for Tuesday 2/24/2004

New Dell Home System Coupons Inspiron 600m 1.4GHz 14.1'' XGA 256MB $1173 Shipped Dell Inspiron 5150 Notebook $1173.00 shipped Dell Inspiron 5100 Notebook $973.00[...]

HP Releases New Pavilion dv1000 Notebook (specs, image gallery)

HP has released its answer to the Toshiba Qosmio and Averatec 6200 series notebook, introducing the HP Pavilion dv1000 with the ability to play DVDs and Music without ever booting[...]

Toshiba Satellite M30 Review Part 2

Toshiba Satellite M30 Review Part 2

Notebook and Tech Deals for 8/31/2004 – 9/2/2004 $100 Mail-in Rebate Last Day (expires 9/1/2004) + New $100 Instant Rebates

Notebook and Tech Deals for 9/2/2004 – 9/4/2004

New Dell Coupon Codes for up to $300 Off at (expire 9/6/2004)

Sony Announces New VAIO T-Series Ultra-Portable Notebook (pics)

STRONG>Sony has unveiled yet another Ultra-Portable notebook series line in their VAIO family.  To add to the Sony VAIO TR and Sony VAIO X505 family there is now a newly designed[...]

Notebook and Tech Deals for 9/23/2004 – 9/25/2004 Coupon Codes for up to $300 Off Purchase of Inspiron

Portable One UX Ultraportable Notebook Review (pics, specs)

I am personally a big fan of the mainstream/full-size notebook computer. I travel extensively, and I have no problem carrying my eMachines M6809 everywhere I go; I need the[...]

Toshiba Satellite P25 Notebook Review

The Toshiba Satellite P25 is a desktop replacement style notebook. With one look at this Toshiba laptop I fell in love with the design and features available. The[...]

Notebook and Tech Deals for 11/2/2004 – 11/4/2004

New 10% Off Coupon CodeHP dv1000 notebook P-M 1.4GHz 256MB 60GB DVD $889 After RebateFujitsu: $50 off Coupon and $100 RebatesDell Dimension Coupon Codes (codes expire 11/3/2004 at 5:59[...]

Notebook and Tech Deals for 11/2/2004 – 11/4/2004

New 10% Off Coupon CodeHP dv1000 notebook P-M 1.4GHz 256MB 60GB DVD $889 After RebateFujitsu: $50 off Coupon and $100 RebatesDell Dimension Coupon Codes (codes expire 11/3/2004 at 5:59[...]

Sony Announces VAIO U750 for U.S.

Sony has announced it will be releasing the VAIO U750 (VAIO VGN-U750P to be specific) in the U.S., this device was sold in Japan as the VAIO U70. This[...]

News Bits: Ferrari 3400 Announced, Intel 3.8GHz Chip, Microsoft High, 2004 PC Sales Forecast Cut

Acer Ferrari 3400 64-bit Notebook Announced for U.S. AvailabilityIntel Hits the Wall with Speed, Pentium 4 3.8GHz Chip Release Marks the End of the Road for Faster Processor Clock SpeedsMicrosoft[...]

News Bits: Ferrari 3400 Announced, Intel 3.8GHz Chip, Microsoft High, 2004 PC Sales Forecast Cut

Acer Ferrari 3400 64-bit Notebook Announced for U.S. AvailabilityIntel Hits the Wall with Speed, Pentium 4 3.8GHz Chip Release Marks the End of the Road for Faster Processor Clock SpeedsMicrosoft[...]

Which laptop to buy: The HP dv1000 or Compaq v2000?

The HP dv1000 and Compaq v2000 are two new 14" widescreen notebooks from Hewlett Packard with very similar specs, so which should you buy? Compaq v2000 Review [...]

Sony VAIO T Review and TR5 Review

Sony's latest ultraportable laptop, the VAIO T Series, replaces the older but highly popular VAIO TR SeriesSony VAIO T Review | Sony VAIO T PricingSony VAIO TR5 Review | Sony[...]

Notebook and Tech Deals for 11/30/2004 – 12/1/2004

Dell Inspiron with Coupon Code (Expires 12/02/2004 6:00 a.m.)Apple iBook PowerPC G4 Notebook 1.2GHz $900 shipped After Rebate (Expires 12/18)HP ZD7000 notebook P4-2.8GHz 17in WXGA+ free printer $1074 After Rebate[...]

New Dell Inspiron 6000 and Toshiba M45 Reviews

The Dell Inspiron 6000 and Toshiba Satellite M45 notebooks both have the latest Intel Pentium M processor and feature 15.4" widescreen displays.Dell Inspiron 6000 Review | Inspiron 6000 PricingToshiba Satellite[...]

Choosing a PDA Trilogy

During the past few months we've been posting editorial articles each week related to how to go about buying a PDA and what your PDA can be used for. [...]

Dell Inspiron $500 Off Coupon Code Today Only

Dell is offering $500 off on its Inspiron 600m, Inspiron 700m, Inspiron 8600, Inspiron XPS and Inspiron 5160 systems that are configured to be $1599 or more. Coupon is[...]

Facial Recognition Coming to Mobile Devices

Securing mobile devices is an increasingly crucial thing to do since we're more apt to carry critical, and private, data than ever before. I don't know about you, but if[...]

Dell Inspiron 9300 Review

The Inspiron 9300 is Dell's new 17" screen desktop replacment style Centrino notebook. Inspiron 9300 Review / Inspiron 9300 Pricing

Apple iBook G4 12″ Reviews

Need a well built, affordable and portable 12" screen notebook? Give the Apple iBook G4 a look:iBook Review 1 / iBook Review 2Apple iBook 12" G4 Pricing

Notebook and Tech Deals for 3/29/2005 – 3/31/2005

Dell Inspiron 35% Off Coupon Codes (valid starting 3/31/2005 8:00 a.m. CST) NEW!Dell Coupon Codes for up to $800 Off Inspiron Notebook (expires 3/31/2005) EXPIRINGApple iBook 12.1" G4 Notebook 1.2GHz[...]

Notebook and Tech Deals for 4/1/2005 – 4/3/2005

Dell Inspiron up to 35% Off Coupon Codes (expires 4/7/05 @ 6:00 a.m. CST)Sony VAIO FS $100 RebateDell UltraSharp 1905FP 19-inch Flat Panel Monitor $349.30 Shipped Compaq R3000Z notebook XP2800+[...]

Notebook and Tech Deals for 4/5/2005 – 4/7/2005

Dell Inspiron up to 30% Off Coupon Code (expires 4/7/05 @ 6:00 a.m. CST)Sony VAIO FS $100 RebateSONY VGN-A260 VAIO Notebook P-M 1.6 15.4in 512MB DVD burner $1634Microsoft Wireless Notebook[...]

Toshiba Portege M300 Review (pics, specs)


Asus Aspire 1600 Review



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Apple PowerBook Review by Gabe


asus z70v review by jeff

asus z70v review by jeff

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Mac Mini Review (pics, specs)

Mac Mini Review (pics, specs)

Gateway 7510GX Review

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Lenovo ThinkPad X60 and X60s Announced (pics, specs)

Lenovo has today announced the availability of the ThinkPad X60 and ThinkPad X60s ultraportable class of notebooks. The X60 will feature the latest Intel mobile processors, the[...]

New Lenovo ThinkPad T60 Announced (pics, specs)

Lenovo today announced the availability of the ThinkPad T60 thin-and-light class notebook. The ThinkPad T60 is the followup to the ThinkPad T43 and builds upon its design and[...]

Apple MacBook Pro Overview and

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Palm Has Great Quarter, Promises Treo 700w Update, BlackBerry Support

Palm had another great quarter, thanks almost entirely to the Treo family which accounted for 75% of Palm's revenue. Palm also talked up their plans to roll out a Microsoft[...]

Brighthand and BargainPDA Create Leading Handheld Computing Website and have combined to create one of the largest handheld computing focused sites on the web, bringing the latest industry news, reviews and support to consumers around the[...]

Lecture 2 Notes

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News Bits: Commerce Department Loses Laptops, PortableOne FX, Windows Vista Upgrade Coupons

Commerce Department reports 1,137 laptops lost since 2001PortableOne releases 19" widescreen FX series with Nvidia SLIAMD to sell chips to Apple in the futureVista upgrade coupon to keep notebook sales[...]

MSI Megabook L715 Review (pics, specs)

I decided the time had come to change the desktop I owned for a portable notebook computer, so I researched the offers available and found the MSI L715 laptop would[...]

Current Notebook and Tech Deals (Updated 9/24/06)

20% Off $999+ Coupon Code for Dell Inspiron notebooks Expire 9/28Norton Antivirus 2007 Free After RebateCompaq Presario V5210us 15.4'' Notebook $500HP V2000Z 14in Notebook $449more...

Dell XPS M1210 with Core 2 Duo Review (pics, specs)

The Dell XPS M1210 has been a rather pleasant surprise to many ever since rumors of its existence leaked out earlier this year. By combining a portable 12.1" widescreen form[...]

News Bits: ATI Revamps Mobility Lineup, Sager NP6260 Released, Virgin Atlantic Loosens Laptop Restrictions

ATI revamps Mobility Radeon lineupSager releases the NP6260 12" ultraportable notebookVirgin Atlantic eases ban on Apple, Dell notebookMicron samples DDR3 memoryAMD's "Multi-Core Processing for Dummies"

Compaq Presario v5207 Review (pics, specs)

There was a time when notebook computers were financially unreachable for all but those with the highest budgets for computers. Now we have reached a point where a decent quality[...]

Toshiba Adds Core 2 Duo to P105, A105, R25 Notebooks and Satellite M115 Released

Toshiba has added the Core 2 Duo processor to its P105 17" screen gaming notebook, A105 15.4" screen mainstream notebook and the R25 convertible Tablet PC device. Also released[...]

Sony VAIO TXN10 Ultraportable Notebook to Include Integrated Sprint EVDO Rev. A

Sony is going to be offering a new version of its 2.8lb, 11.1" widescreen ultraportable VAIO TX with integrated EV-DO Revision A (Rev. A) via Sprint. Sprint's EV-DO Rev.[...]

Toshiba Satellite M115

Designed to provide on-the-go productivity and entertainment to fit any budget, the Satellite M115 series notebooks start at just over five pounds and come standard with a 14.1-inch diagonal widescreen[...]

Sony VAIO C Series Notebooks Announced

Sony is on a release tear of late, this time they're announcing the VAIO C series of notebooks. The Sony VAIO C is a 13.3" widescreen notebook available with[...]

Acer Aspire 5680 Notebook Announced

Acer today announced the Aspire 5680 Core 2 Duo 15.4" screen notebook. In addition to the powerful Core 2 Duo processor the Acer Aspire 5680 features an Nvidia Go[...]


The Sony VAIO C is a 13.3″ widescreen portable notebook. The VAIO C features an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, weighs about 5 lbs, and can be configured with an[...]

Acer Aspire 5680

The Acer Aspire 5680 is a 15.4″ screen notebook with Nvidia graphics and an Intel Core 2 Duo processor.

Acer TravelMate 8210 Announced for North America

Acer today announced availability of the TravelMate 8210 for North America. The Acer TravelMate 8210 features the Intel Core 2 Duo processor, ATI X1600 graphics, built-in web cam, and[...]

Acer TravelMate 8210

The Acer TravelMate 8210 is a 15.4″ screen notebook with an ATI X1600 graphics card and Intel Core 2 Duo processor.

News Bits: Asus W2P Notebook, Dell to Hire More Product Engineers in Texas, Intel Quad Core News

Asus updates W2 notebook with Core 2 Duo and ATI X1700Velocity Micro gaming notebooks to hit Best Buy shelvesDell to expand Central Texas product development by hiring 500 engineersIntel to[...]

Alienware Area-51 m5750 with Core 2 Duo Review (pics, specs)

The Alienware 5750 is a 17" screen gaming notebook. It features an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, ATI X1800 graphics card and of course the distinctive Alienware flashy design.

Lenovo Recalls 500,000 Sony Made Batteries for ThinkPad Notebooks

The PR nightmare continues for Sony, this time Lenovo is recalling 500,000 Sony made lithium ion batteries sold with recent ThinkPad notebooks.  In an event last month a man's ThinkPad[...]

Sony Announces it Will Support Further Battery Recalls from More Manufacturers

While Dell, Apple and Lenovo have issued recalls on Sony made batteries used in their laptops there is indication from Sony there will be more recalls to come in the[...]

HP Buys Voodoo PC

HP has announced that it will acquire boutique PC and notebook maker Voodoo PC. Voodoo PC is based in Calgary Canada and 60% of their PC sales come from[...]

News Bits: HP dv9000t to Offer HD DVD, Details on Next Gen Centrino, iTunes Software Update

17" HP dv9000t series notebook goes HD DVDIntel releases details of next-gen Centrino platformGE laptop theft exposes 50,000 names, Social Security numbers60% of Asustek notebook shipments to land in EuropeApple[...]