September 2009 Notebook/Laptop Articles

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

Below are the 106 Notebook/Laptop articles for September of 2009

AVA Direct GT3 Review

When it comes to buying a computer, you can either build one yourself or buy one pre-made from a manufacturer. The former gives you choice, the latter constricts it in[...]

Home PC Photo Editor Buyers Guide 2009

Believe it or not, there is photo editing software available between the price and functionality extremes of Adobe Photoshop CS4 and MS Paint. We've given four consumer-grade image editing applications[...]

Western Digital releases updated 2TB Caviar Black drive

Western Digital has three main product lines in their desktop hard drive segment: Caviar Black, Caviar Blue and Caviar Green. The Caviar Green drives focus on low energy use[...]

Epson announces large format Stylus Pro 3880

Epson announced the addition of a new 17 inch large format printer to its popular line earlier this morning.

Top ten printers for August 2009

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

Most Popular Laptops for August 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[...]

Alienware m17x Review

The M17x is Alienware's flagship gaming notebook. It features a stealthy design, aluminum chassis, and a customizable lighting system. Our review unit is packed to the gills with dual Nvidia[...]

New Samsung Ultra Thin Laptop Line Unveiled

A host of details on Samsung's upcoming ultra-thin laptop line have been unveiled.

Sony Notebooks to Use Google Chrome Browser

After a recent deal with Google, Sony will ship its VAIO PCs pre-loaded with the Google Chrome Internet browser.

Seagate 1TB 2.5″ Hard Drive Coming Soon

A Fudzilla report claims Seagate is about to launch a 2.5-inch hard drive with a 1TB capacity.

Acer to Take Notebook Market Lead in Sept?

According to a DigiTimes report, market sources expect Acer to take the notebook market by storm this September with notebook shipments approaching 3.6 million.

Windows Vista Backup & Restore Center Review

While many previous versions of Windows include have some type of archival utility, Vista Backup & Restore Center is billed as the first Windows system restore tool that could replace[...]

Acer Aspire 1410

The Acer Aspire 1410 is a 11.6-inch thin and light notebook with 6-hour battery life.

Most popular desktops for August 2009

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

Toshiba Intros 640GB 2.5″ Hard Drive

Toshiba today announced a 640GB 2.5-inch hard drive.

Toshiba Adds Blu-Ray to Notebooks

Toshiba is finally adding Blu-ray disc support to its Satellite line of notebooks.

Sony VAIO X-Series Hands On

The crew at Engadget managed to get hands-on time with the new Sony X-series laptop.

OCZ shows off new glamour shots of super fast PCI-E SSD solution

It's been something we've followed for a few months, now, and OCZ's new storage solution that mounts several SSD flash modules on a PCI card.

Kodak introduces two new AIO printers

Kodak announced the arrival of two new all-in-one printers - the ESP 3250 and the ESP 5250 - on Wednesday.

Samsung USB DVD-Burner Review

If you have a netbook or ultraportable laptop, chances are it doesn't have an internal optical drive. In that case an external USB optical drive becomes a necessity. In this[...]

2009 Backup & Recovery Software Home Buyers Guide

Over the past few weeks, we have reviewed six backup and recovery utilities each with their own capabilities, strengths, and weaknesses. Some programs worked perfectly while others fell flat on[...]

Dell introduces new Studio XPS performance PCs

As part of its ongoing release of the fall lineup, Dell introduced new high performance desktop PCs today. The Studio XPS 8000 desktops take advantage of new processors from[...]

HP launches series of Photosmart printers

HP announced today the addition of several new printers to its popular Photosmart line.

HP unveils new App Studio

Along with the new printer announcements, HP also introduced the new interactive HP App Studio along with several new partners.

Dell Inspiron 14z and 15z Now Available

Dell today announced new Inspiron 'Z' series ultra-thin notebooks.

New HP Netbooks and Notebooks Leaked

Details on upcoming HP notebooks have been leaked by Dutch sites.

AVADirect Clevo M980NU Review

The Clevo M980NU is an 18.4-inch gaming notebook packed with an Intel quad-core processor and dual NVIDIA GTX 280M graphics cards. Currently starting for under $2,100, this rig can be[...]

HP Photosmart C4780 review

Check out our review of the recently released HP Photosmart C4780 All-in-One printer, a Back to School choice!

ASUS Intros N61, N71 Multimedia Notebooks

ASUS today introduced its latest entertainment notebooks, the N61 and N71.

Dell Adamo XPS Ultra Thin Notebook Coming

Dell today put up a teaser site for its upcoming Adamo XPS notebook, which is advertised to be 9.99 mm (0.40 inches) thin.

SpiderOak Online Backup Review

There are a host of available online backup solutions on the market -- unless you're running Linux, in which case the SpiderOak online backup service is one of the few[...]

Dell Vostro A860

The Dell Vostro A860 is a budget-oriented business notebook featuring an Intel Celeron processor, 1 or 2GB DDR2 system memory, up to a 250GB SATA hard drive, and Intel integrated[...]

Brother shows off new SOHO inkjet printers

Brother announced the addition of three new all-in-one inkjets to their SOHO printer line.

Brother releases two new color series

Brother launched two new color series featuring LED technology: the HL-3000 series and the MFC-9000 series.

V7 Bag Review

If you're looking for a durable laptop bag for that new back-to-school notebook, V7 and Targus have teamed up to bring you a basic, affordable pair of solutions. The V7[...]

AMD Vision: taking the trauma out of buying new computers

AMD is determined to make buying computers easier for people, especially in a retail, 'big box store' setting. Most computers these days come with any number of stickers, either on[...]

PRINT 09: Printer News Headquarters

Good news, print lovers: it's time for Print 09! The show kicks off on September 11 in Chicago, and we will be there with daily updates and news coverage from[...]

HP presents PRINT 09 Innovation Sweepstakes

Win a brand new HP Photosmart Premium with TouchSmart Web printer by entering HP's PRINT 09 Innovation Sweepstakes!

Konica Minolta showcasing PRO printing

Konica Minolta highlighted several new production printers - including the bizhub PRO 1200 series - at PRINT 09 today.

VIDEO: Lenovo IdeaPad S10

EFI introduces Rastek printers

EFI is showing off the Rastek H650 UV Hybrid flatbed printer and the Rastek T660 UV flatbed printer at Print 09.

Canon rolls out the imageRUNNER Advance line

Canon unveiled the recently released imageRUNNER C9075 Pro, one of two new imageRUNNER digital imaging systems announced in July, at PRINT 09.

Kodak dazzles with ‘Pipeline’

Kodak's Pipeline of Innovation, a long touchscreen stream presentation, has been a big hit at PRINT 09.

ASUS G51VX User Review

The ASUS G51VX is a 15-inch multimedia notebook designed for gaming enthusiasts. Packing an Intel Core 2 Duo processor and Nvidia GeForce GTX 260M discrete graphics card for roughly $1,000[...]

Dell Inspiron 14z

The Dell Inspiron 14z features up to an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, choice of dedicated ATI graphics or Intel integrated graphics, and up to 6GB DDR3 system memory.

Dell Inspiron 15z

The Dell Inspiron 15z features a 15.6 inch display, 8x dual-layer CD/DVD burner, up to a 320GB hard drive, up to an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, and an integrated[...]

Lenovo IdeaPad U450

The Lenovo IdeaPad U450 features an Intel Pentium features up to 4GB DDR3 system memory, a 14.0 inch HD AntiGlare display, and a dual-layer DVD/RW drive.

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5000 Details Emerge

Details on AMD's upcoming ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5000 series graphics cards have leaked.

Gamers Graphics Tuning Guide

Even if you've got the latest and greatest CPU, graphics card, widescreen monitor and cutting edge video game, odds are you're not enjoying the ultimate gaming experience. Why? Because you're[...]

Lenovo ThinkPad T400s Touch Review

Multi-touch functionality is one of the newest features being added to notebooks and tablets alike. Currently only tablets offer screen manipulation of objects, whereas notebooks get limited multi-touch through touchpads.[...]

HP Announces New Laptops for 2009

If you're planning to purchase a new laptop after Microsoft releases Windows 7 in October, you now have several new reasons to choose something with an HP logo on the[...]

HP gives hands on look at Designjet series

HP had several of their popular Designjet printers on display at PRINT 09.

Logitech Intros Portable Lapdesk N315

Logitech today introduced its portable Lapdesk N315 for notebooks.

Fujitsu LifeBook T5010 Gets Multitouch Control

Fujitsu today updated its LifeBook T5010 tablet PC with a multi-touch screen supporting two finger gesture touch control.

HP introduces the T300 Color Inkjet Web Press

HP is showing off the industry first T300 Color Inkjet Web Press at PRINT 09.

AMD Athlon II X4 CPU Review

For the past couple of years, AMD has had a difficult time competing with Intel at the highest end of the processing arena. Choosing instead to fight for the value[...]

Slideshow: PRINT 09 show floor

Check out our photos of the PRINT 09 show floor at McCormick Place in Chicago!

Online Backup Service Buyers Guide 2009

As the small business and home user become more dependent on technology, it is a great time to consider an online backup service. The question becomes: Which one do I[...]

Xerox displays the ColorQube at PRINT 09

Xerox had one of their most recent solid ink releases - the ColorQube series - on display at PRINT 09.

Toshiba Intros Wireless Docking Station

Toshiba today introduced its universal dynadock, a wireless USB docking station.

ASUS UL30 Review

The ASUS UL30 series is a thin and lightweight 13.3" notebook powered by the Intel Core 2 Duo ULV processor. Aiming to compete against the Acer Timeline series, this model[...]

HP/Dell 3D Notebooks Coming

According to a DigiTimes report, notebook ODM Wistron landed orders from HP and Dell for notebooks featuring a 3D display.

Seagate unveils new SATA 6Gb/s hard drive

Seagate is showing that SSDs aren't the only game in town by being the first release a new hard drive that follows the next-generation SATA3 standard. While the new drive[...]

Microsoft SideWinder X8 Mouse Review

The Microsoft SideWinder X8 Mouse is the first gaming mouse to feature Microsoft's BlueTrack Technology for improved tracking capabilities. With a new, more ergonomic shape and on-the-fly DPI switching, is[...]

VIA shows off tiny 1080p pico-ITX board

Looking to build an HTPC but unhappy with how big even a mini-ITX case looks? Check out VIA's new P720, a pico-ITX board barely bigger than a business card[...]

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[...]

HP Pavilion p6120t

If you’re looking for a desktop PC that can handle all of your computing needs and that’s powerful enough for the whole family, consider our popular Pavilion p6120t series.

HP Pavilion p6120t

If you’re looking for a desktop PC that can handle all of your computing needs and that’s powerful enough for the whole family, consider our popular Pavilion p6120t series.

HP Pavilion p6150t

If you’re looking for a value-packed PC that’s powerful enough for the whole family and great for multimedia, the Web, photos, and more, consider our most popular desktop series, the[...]

HP Pavilion Slimline s5100z

Want desktop power but don’t have the room? Our powerful Slimline s5100z series fits anywhere and will meet all your computing needs. Whether you’re looking for an entertainment hub or[...]

HP Pavilion Slimline s5110t

Want desktop power but don’t have the room? Our powerful Slimline s5110t series delivers vivid graphics for gaming and multimedia in a more compact design. This PC is great whether[...]

HP Pavilion Slimline s5120f

If your desk space is at a premium, our powerful, space-efficient Pavilion Slimline s5120f Desktop may be your solution. Barely half the size of a conventional tower, this PC surrenders[...]

HP Pavilion Slimline s5150t

Packing power and style into the tightest workspaces, our sleek Slimline s5150t is perfect for your family’s computing needs. Whether you’re looking for an entertainment hub or a family PC[...]

Dell Studio XPS 8000

DFI working on hybrid Atom-ION/Core 2 motherboard

At DFI's headquarters, TweakTown got a look a prototype motherboard from OEM DFI. The radical design merges both an Intel Atom system with NVIDIA's ION graphics with a Socket[...]

VIA to Bridge Netbooks and Notebooks with NetNote

VIA is hoping to create another mobile market segment between netbooks and notebooks.

ASUS Intros Nvidia ION-Based Eee PC

ASUS today introduced its first Eee PC based on Nvidia's ION platform, the 1201N.

Windows Vista/XP Remote Desktop Review

Microsoft Windows XP and Vista both come with built-in remote access capabilities. Are these feature really adequate replacements for third-party remote desktop applications, or are they just more Windows bloatware?[...]

Konica Minolta introduces new SMB products

Konica Minolta announced the addition of four new color multifunction printers to their bizhub line.

Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2009 Review

In conjunction with today's official launch of, we're taking a look at Kaspersky Labs' Anti-Virus 2009 software suite. The Russian company's latest promises protection against a variety of Internet[...]

Dell Announces Core i7 Notebooks

As if the announcement of the Alienware M15x wasn't enough, Dell has even more quad-core notebook surprises in store for anyone who is looking for the best possible performance. Read[...]

Alienware Introduces M15x Core i7 Powered 15-inch Gaming Laptop

Alienware today introduced the M15x, claimed to be the fastest 15-inch gaming notebook in the world.

ATI releases new 5800-series graphics cards

Today, AMD/ATI has released their next-generation graphics platform, the 5800 series of Radeon graphics cards. First to market with DirectX 11 and featuring more than 2.7 billion transistors on a[...]

Toshiba Intros Qosmio X500

Toshiba today unveiled its latest multimedia notebook, the Qosmio X500.

Sager Intros 15″ Gaming Notebook with GTX 280M

Sager today introduced its version of the world's most powerful 15-inch gaming notebook, the NP8690.

Alienware introduces new Area-51 and Aurora desktops (hands-on)

For the longest time, Alienware's image has been associated with their case design, a stylized retro-futuristic art deco brand that looks like a cross between a steam engine and a[...]

OpenOffice 3.1 Review

OpenOffice is the name-brand freeware alternative to Microsoft Office. Is this no-cost productivity suite really a viable replacement for MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, or is that just more open[...]

Wacom introduces both multitouch- and pen-capable tablet

Wacom, widely considered the gold standard in pen input computing technology, has officially announced the availability of their next-generation Bamboo tablet line, a consumer-oriented tablet capable of both pen and[...]

Canon Pixma MP560 first look

Get a hands on look at the Canon Pixma MP560 Wireless Photo All-in-One Printer today and come back for our full review!

Trend Micro AntiVirus+AntiSpyware Review

Trend Micro's bread-and-butter security package provides protection from both viruses and spyware. AntiVirus+AntiSpyware is designed for home users and comes with a 100% money-back guarantee. Trend Micro says their software[...]

Quicken Deluxe 2009 Review

Quicken Deluxe 2009 represents Intuit's latest version of the personal finance software that has dominated the market for over two decades. This latest version of Quicken is designed to organize[...]

Phoenix shows off super fast PC booting

Phoenix, the suppliers of most of the BIOS technologies we see computers using today, recently showed off a new 'InstantBoot' tech at the ongoing IDF. The new BIOS implementation[...]

Toshiba Satellite P505 Review

The Toshiba Satellite P505 is a multimedia powerhouse that packs an ATI Radeon HD 4650 and a massive 18.4" display. Offering dual drives for optimal performance and storage, this notebook[...]


While it seems like Dell took over the computer display market in the United States, ASUS has been making some big inroads. With a strategy of delivering impressive features[...]

Dell Studio XPS 8000 Review

Dell was one of the first mainstream computer manufacturers to break out of the mold and strike new territory in terms of interesting designs and attractive cases. The Studio XPS[...]

Asus VH242H

Asus 24″ Black LCD Computer Monitor – VH242H/ 1080p (1920 x 1080) Full HD Resolution/ 20,000:1 Contrast Ratio/ 5ms Response Time/ 16:9 Aspect Ratio/ Splendid Video Intelligence Technology/ Built-In Hidden[...]

ASUS Eee PC 1101HA Review

The newest 11-inch netbook from ASUS looks remarkably like an enlarged ASUS Eee PC 1005HA Seashell, but there's more to the new 1101HA than meets the eye. Inside you'll find[...]

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[...]

Asus Eee PC 1101HA

The Asus Eee PC 1101HA is a lightweight, 11 inch netbook powered by an Intel Atom processor. It’s also equipped with 1GB system memory, Intel GMA integrated graphics and a[...]

Toshiba Unveils New Ultra-thin Laptops

The all-new sleek and slim Toshiba Satellite T100 series laptops promise notebook-class performance with Windows 7, Intel Ultra-low Voltage processors and all-work day battery life. Can they deliver when the[...]

Netflix Watch Instantly Streaming Video Review

There are several different websites that offer online streaming of TV shows and movies, and Notebook Review is going to take a close look at several popular services, beginning with[...]

Dell unveils super-thin Latitude Z

Dell unleashed a new kind of business notebook this morning in the form of the Latitude Z, a super-thin 16-inch notebook packed with a number of high-end features.

Epson WorkForce 610 first look

Thinking about buying a new office printer? Then check out our hands on first look of the Epson WorkForce 610 today!

Dell unveils new business printer

Dell added the 3330dn, a brand new laser printer targeted at large to medium sized businesses, to their office laser line.

Microsoft Pushing Windows 7 64-bit Compatibility

Microsoft today announced the Windows 7 logo program, which is designed to help customers make better buying decisions.

More Dual-Core CPUS Coming for Ultra Thin Notebooks

A DigiTimes report states that Intel is planning to introduce more dual-core processors for its CULV platform starting in the fourth quarter of this year.