Wednesday, December 31, 2008

SONY VAIO VGN-CS190NCA for $800

Happy New Year - and ring in the new year with a new laptop! NewEgg.com is offering the SONY VAIO VGN-CS190NCA for $800 with free shipping. The main specs of this $800 darling are as follows:

+ Intel Core 2 Duo T5870(2GHz) processor
+ 14.1" Wide XGA display (1280x800)
+ 3GB Memory DDR2 800 memory
+ 320GB 5400rpm hard disk
+ supermultiformat dvd burner
+ Intel GMA 4500MHD
+ Express Card slot
+ 5.7 lbs with standard battery



Sunday, December 28, 2008

Hot deals at Tigerdirect (HP, Acer)!

Tigerdirect wants you to get some nice deals for New Year's which is why they are offering this HP laptop for $500 after a $50 mail-in rebate. The laptop is the HP Compaq 6735s KS117UT which offers:
+ AMD Turion X2 RM-70 2.0GHz processor
+ 2GB DDR2 memory
+ 160GB disk
+ dvd burner with lightscribe
+ webcam
+ 15.4" WXGA (widescreen of course)
+ 802.11b/g wireless
+ Vista Home Premium (as expected)




If instead you prefer a 14.1" laptop but not to pay a lot more, for $600 you can get the Acer Extensa EX4420-5910 which has the following main specs:
+ AMD Turion 64 X2 Dual-Core TL-60 2.0GHz processor
+ 4GB DDR2 memory
+ 250GB disk
+ dvd burner
+ DVDRW
+ 14.1" WXGA (widescreen)
+ Windows Vista Home Premium

Office Max weekly deals headlined by blue Gateway M7317u

Office Max has a new round of weekly laptop deals and some of them are just sweet enough to get you thinking! Remember, Office Max does not do rebates, so what you pay at the cash register is what you pay, you don't have to worry about cutting bar codes, mailing stuff, and waiting for the rebate companies to wake up and send your well-deserved check back!

The best deal of the bunch is the Gateway M7317u, aka the blue notebook, going for $480. This gets you a Pentium T3200 dual core processor, a nice 3gb of DDR2 memory, 160gb hard disk, 15.4" widescreen, wireless, webcam, card reader, hdmi out, and of course Vista Premium. This is a sleek-looking sub-$500 laptop, although the definition of sleek is obviously personal :)

For more power and same Gateway goodness, you can get the Gateway M7818u for $580. This has similar specs as above, but 4gb ofmeomry, 250gb disk and the T5800 dual core processor (Centrino). Also, 64-bit Vista and a few other smaller differences. And this is more loud, loud as in color red/copper.

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For those who prefer slightly smaller laptops, the 14.1" HP dv4-1120us can be yours for exactly $650. You get the T5800 dual-core processor, 4gb of DDR2 memory, 250gb disk, wireless and webcam of course, card reader, dvd burner with lightscribe (how could we forget this one!),, and 64-bit Vista. Did we mention no rebates? :)


Stretching the widescreens
It is no secret that widescreens have been stretching the last few months to meet the 16:9 proportions of HDTV. With that in mind, there is a Sony Vaio VGN-FW230J/H (Office Max product code 2171-1550) offered for just $700. This has a 16.4" widescreen display, a compromise between the traditional 15.4" and 17.1" perhaps for some laptop buyers. Other features include the T5800 processor, 3gb memory, 250gb disk, wireless, webcam, hdmi out, and 64-bit Vista Premium.

Also stretched a little bit, is the 15.6" HP G60-1180M-B, going for $770. It won't stretch your budget because this is a bundle, not just the laptop. You also get the OfficeJet J4680 4-in-1 printer, and also a Bluetooth Laser mobile mouse. If you need all these, then it's a nice deal. If you don't, then you are probably buying them piecemeal. The laptop itself has the AMD X2 RM-70 dual core processor, 3gb of DDR2, 250gb disk, wireless, bluetooth, dvd burner, card reader, and things like that. We also have to mention that this has the nVidia GeForce 8200M video card, not an integrated chipset!

Note that this, and some of the others above are while supplies last, and availability will depend on location if you are buying brick and mortar. You can find the latest stores or check online availability by navigating through the link/banner in this blog post!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Top-rated tech specials at PC Connection

The good people of PC Connection have assembled a list of their top-related products and then put them on sale. That's right on sale! The list includes the Lenovo 3000 N200 laptop for $600, a 13" MacBook of course, a $369 Acer Aspire netbook, displays, a Sony Bravia HDTV, storage options and a lot more! Be sure to check it out for some nice deals!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Until 9pm eastern: SwissGear Computer Briefcase for $27

Amazon is having a limited time Gold Box Deal special on the black SwissGear Computer Briefcase for $27 and with free shipping. The deal is good until 9pm eastern time tonight. After that, the bag will return to its regular price. To see the special price, be sure to check your Amazon gold box.

But that's not all, you also get 12-months of WIRED (yes, the techie magazine), and also five bucks worth of DRM-free music downloads from the Amazon MP3 Music Store.

Not bad, eh? So hurry up and load up your shopping cart ;-)

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Save an extra 5% on software (Dell stackable coupon)

Dell has a new stackable coupon to save 5% on select software. This is a limited time offer , and will expire when the alloted number of coupon-discounts are traded in. In other words, don't sleep on it!

HP Presario CQ50-110US for $580

Hot on the wheels of a hot Cyber Monday, buy.com is offering new temptations, such as the HP Presario CQ50-110US for $580. This is a modern-era laptop, with the AMD TurionRM-70 2GHz processor, a typical 15.4" WXGA display, a practical 3GB of DDR2 SDRAM memory, a reasonable 200GB hard disk, dvd burner, ethernet, Wi-Fi, and of course Vista Premium. The weight is six and a half pounds, which is more or less typical. Check the product page for more details, and there you'll also find that it has a memory-card reader, an nVidia 8200M graphics system, lightscribe, Kensington slot, and things like that.

Acer AOA150-1570 Aspire One for $350

Netbooks continue to pick up momentum! Just check your local WiFi HotSpot! You can get the Acer Aspire AOA150-1570 for $350. This is the trendy-looking sapphire-blue color.

The main specs of this "nettie" (is that even a word?) are headlined by the Intel Atom N270 1.6 GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, a decent 120GB hard disk, Intel GMA950 graphics, webcam and wireless, and Windows XP Home. This is quite lightweight, at a mere 2.2 pounds, which translated to exactly 1 kilo! Designed for the metric standard? :-)

Save 15% off Inspiron 1420 of $799 or more

Spend more to save more is the theme of this new promotion from Dell. You can save 15% on Inspiron 1420 laptop purchases $799 or more with coupon Code: 9V9PT7SSVZCM4V. That's not bad! The 1420, as the model name suggests, has a 14-inch widescreen display, which has emerged as the display size that offers a good trade-off between a usable screen-size and a mobile-enough computer for those who are frequently traveling or w(o/a)ndering from Starbucks to Starbucks :-)

Monday, December 1, 2008

Refurbished Gateway ML6732 for $500

Tigerdirect is offering the refurbished Gateway ML6732 notebook for exactly $500.

So what does your half a kilo-dollar get you? An Intel Pentium Dual-Core T2370 1.73GHz processor, 3GB DDR2 memory, 320GB hard disk, dvd burner, 15.4" WXGA
(1280x800), and Vista Premium.

Tenba Skooba Checkthrough bag for $75

Tenba Skooba Checkthrough, an airport checkpoint-friendly Laptop Bag that holds all 15" to 15.4" laptops but also some (but not all) the ones that have 16" & 17" displays. The price for this flexibility is right for frequent travelers, you can get it for $75 at Adorama.com.

Lenovo H210 desktop with L195W LCD for $550

Why waste away your laptop's lifetime when you are anchored at home or at the office? Instead, how about getting the Lenovo H210 desktop, bundled with the Lenovo L195W 19" LCD for the one price of $550.

The H210 desktop is fueled by the Intel Pentium dual-core E2220 (2.2GHz) processor, and it has a healthy 4GB DDR2 memory and a very decent 640GB SATA II hard drive. You also get a dvd burner, and of course the obligatory Vista Premium.

The L195W Lenovo LCD display is a 19-inch widescreen, with 5ms response time, and 1440x900 resolution, and also it has 2000:1 CR.

Don't sleep on these Cyber Monday offers though! They disappear quick! Already gone is one of the two Sony Vaio laptop deals.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Asus Eee PC 901 Netbook for $350

Tired of carrying the laptop everywhere you went? Don't you just wish there was something smaller but had a lot of the general-purpose functionality! Well, wait no more! Because Tigerdirect is offering the Asus Eee PC 901 Netbook for $350 plus shipping and handling.

The 901 has the usual features for its genre, an Intel Atom processor, 1gb memory (DDR2), 12gb solid state disk (SDD), 8.9" WSVGA, webcam, wireless, bluetooth, and XP Home as the operating system. It looks nice too in the fine ebony color.\

Refurbished Gateway T6836 laptop for $600

If you are a fan of refurbished laptops, then you are reading the right post! Meet the refurbished Gateway T6836 for $600 plus shipping at Tiger Direct.

The (refurbished) Gateway S445-T6836 laptop is no slouch. It is powered by the Intel Core2 Duo T5750 (2GHz), with 4GB DDR2 memory, 250GB disk, dvd burner, 14.1" WXGA, wireless, webcam, and of course Vista Premium. And for style points, this laptop has a pacific blue color theme.

As this has a 14.1" widescreen as well, you can compare it to the brand new Acer 14.1" we just mentioned. Detailed specs are available at the Tiger site, so you can compare them line-by-line, and make the necessary trade-offs if you can't decide between the two.

For more on this, check this 4-minute video from Tiger TV right below:

Acer Extensa EX4420-5910 yours for $600

If you are a fan of Tigerdirect, or if you have gift cards anxiously waiting to be used, we can help you :-) Meet the Acer Extensa EX4420-5910 for $600 plus shipping from Tiger Direct.

This is a mobile friendly laptop as it has a 14.1" widescreen WXGA display. The other specs are decent as well, with an AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-60 (2GHz) processor, a 4GB memory, 250GB hard disk, dvd burner, wireless, webcam, and Vista Premium.

Other notables include the ATI Radeon X1250 graphics system, memory card reader, 6-cell battery (up to 3 hours), and things like that!

Acer Aspire 5315-2826 for just $370 with free shipping

Buy.com is offering the Acer Aspire 5315-2826 laptop for a mere $370 and with free shipping. Why the low price? This is an older model with a single core processor! But look at the price again :-)

The processor is the Intel Celeron M 560 (2.13GHz), and it has 1GB memory, along with a 80GB disk. The display is a 15.4" WXGA, and it has a DVD/CD-RW Combo, 802.11 b/g wireless, webcam, and the more lightweight Vista Home Basic.

Please note that this is a brand new model, it is NOT refurbished or reconditioned!

Lenovo L222 and L195 on sale for $180 and $150 respectively

Hello Black Friday! New York City's favorite superstore, B&H Photo is offering the Lenovo L222, a 22" widescreen display for just $179 and with free shipping and handling. Not bad, considering the free shipping! It has a 1680 x 1050 native resolution, 5ms response time, and 1000:1 contrast-ratio. It has both VGA and DVi-D inputs, and comes with its own mini-adjustable stand.

For $30 less, at $149 and with free shipping, you can get the Lenovo L195, a 19" widescreen display, with a 1440x900 resolution, 5ms response time, 1001:1 CR, VGA and DVI-D and things like that.

But wait there's more! They are also offering some great deals on hard drives. You can never have too much storage!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

HP G50-102nr for $430 at Office Depot (2-days only, no rebates)

The two day Black friday sale at Office Max features, among many other things, the HP G50-102nr laptop computer. To find this, and the other deals, be sure to check the latest specials at the Office Max website.

The specs for this Pavilion are an AMD Sempron processor, 2gb memory, 120gb disk, 15.4" widescreen, wireless, dvd burner, memory card reader, and Vista Basic.

HP 2133-KR922UT for $300 right now

Why fight the crowds and waste your day rubbing against smelly, sweaty, tryptophan-loaded humans at the mall when you can shop at the comfort of your own home? :-)

With that in mind, the HP 2133-KR922UT Mini-Note netbook can be yours for $300 and with free shipping at Amazon.com. Get one, get two, get one for every kid or grand-kid!

It uses a VIA C7-M ULV (ultra-low voltage) processor, 512mb of memory (PC2-5300), 8.9" widescreen display (1280x768), 4gb flash drive, wifi of course, spill-resistant keyboard, ExpressCard, USB, VGA-out, and a few more features.

Free CA AntiVirus Plus and Anti-spyware 2008 with any purchase at Tigerdirect

On top of all the other specials running at Tigerdirect.com, with ANY purchase you make, you will receive a free 6-month download of the CA Anti-Virus Plus and CA Anti-Spyware 2008 Home Protection software pack with a 3-user license. This is with any purchase so you have nothing to lose!

HP EX470 MediaSmart Home Server for $400

Amazon is having more specials, apart from the Lenovo U330, they have another special that is running throughout the day today only (Thanksgiving day). It is the HP EX470 MediaSmart Home Server for $400 and with free shipping and handling!

It is running an AMD 1.8 GHz, 64-bit Sempron processor, and Windows Home Server software, and has a 500gb disk (7200rpm), with features like automated backup on your network, audio and video streaming, eSATA port, and a whole lot more. Check the Amazon product page for more details, along with 109 customer reviews!

Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac (special media edition) $100 (until 1pm ET)

RUN to your Amazon Gold Box where you will find the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac Special Media Edition for $100 and with free shipping! To see the special price, you have to check your GOLD BOX! The regular price for this software package is $230. But this is a limited time offer, the special price expires at 1pm eastern time today, Thursday, November 27, Thanksgiving day! So run!!!

This includes the following packages:

  • Word 2008
  • Excel 2008
  • Entourage 2008
  • Powerpoint 2008
  • Messenger for Mac


There are 15 customer reviews of this at Amazon if you are not familiar with it!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

13.3" MacBook for under $900 at MacMall

Celebrate Black Friday at MacMall, with the 13" MacBook (2.1GHz) for $900 after a $50 mail-in rebate. The other specs of this MacBook are 1GB of memory, 120gb hard disk,and white shell. The special price ends right before midnight on Friday night.

Additionally it has the Intel GMA X3100 graphics model, Super Drive (DVDR/CD-RW), Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11n WLAN, Bluetooth, and Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard. By the way, the screen is a 13" TFT with a 1280x800 resolution.

But that's just one of the many promotions running there, surf around or check their "View more promotions" link for more!

A trio of Dell XPS system coupons!

Attention Dell XPS fans! We have a trio of coupons for you! Prepare your wallet :-)

Here they are, first up, save 25% off XPS 1330, 1530 laptops and also and XPS 420 desktops on orders $1399+, using the coupon code 9197FGL4LXBKSM during the ordering process.

For ONE fans, they have a promotion that gets you 25% off XPS ONE 20 and XPS ONE 24 with orders totaling $1599+. Use coupon code W2CZZQTTB5BZMC for this promotion.

Last but not least, you can save 30% off XPS 1330, 1530 and 420 on orders totaling $1799+. For this promotion, be sure to use coupon code 4TQ871TCCGHK4B during the ordering process!

That's all for now, stay tuned for more!

ASUS Eee PC 900 for $300 at OnSale.com

Netbook fans the temptations keep on coming! OnSale.com is offering the ASUS EeePC 900 for just $300 as part of the Thanksgiving holiday shopping sale-a-bration!

This is available in two colors, the ASUS Eee PC 900 galaxy black and white pearl which is guaranteed to "grab" dirt from all over the place :-)

The specs you ask? Well, this is not bad considering the price and size! Here they are:

  • 900MHz Intel Mobile processor
  • 1gb DDR2 memory
  • 8.9" LCD with 1024x600 pixels
  • Wifi (b/g) and Ethernet (10/100)
  • 20gb solid state disk (internal)
  • preloaded Linux operating system (can run XP, XP not included)
  • webcam
  • weighs just over two pounds

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Deal? ASUS N10 Series N10E-A1 for $580 (with FREE 8gb iPod Nano)

Is this a hot deal or not? You vote with your wallet! We just present them to you :-) This is the ASUS N10 Series, model N10E-A1, offered by BH Photo and Video for $580 and with free shipping and handling.

This is a more grown up version that the adorable 8.9" models, which are also on sale starting at $310.

More grown-up you say? Yes, for starters it has a 10.2" widescreen display, and the 1.6GHz Intel Atom Processor N270. Atom Ant is powering your processor? :-) The other specs can definitely beat some laptops from a couple of yeas ago, as it has 1gb of memory, 160gb hard disk (5400rpm), wifi, webcam, and *applause* Windows XP Home, not Vista. The extra features add to the weight, but compared to a laptop this is still lightweight. It weighs 3.5 pounds.

But that's not all. There is a BONUS! This comes with a FREE 8gb Apple iPod Nano and free shipping too. So whether you need the Apple Nano, or not, you can also gift it. The holiday season is just around the corner, so why pay for gifts when you can get them for free?

If anything else, you can keep it as a "backup gift", in case someone shows up out of the blue, or a "gifting situation" changes, and you need to make a quick substitution!

Hot! HP dv6629us for $500 after rebate

We have a nice deal for a $500 laptop through the very reputable B&H Photo of NYC! You can get the HP dv6629us for just $500 after a $50 mail-in rebate!

This is good for most portable tasks, as it has a dual-core AMD TK-55 1.8GHz processor, 2gb of memory (max 4gb), and a 120gb hard disk, spinning 5400rpm. Also practical is a 15.4" widescreen which is very common these days, along with a dvd burner, wireless, ExpressCard/54, Firewire-400, memory card reader and the like. And a nice touch for fans of graphics, you get the nVIDIA GeForce Go 7150M graphics module. Please do note that this model does not have a webcam.

Obviously this is not the most lightweight, but its weight is pretty much standard at this screen-size and price ratio, clocking it just barely over six pounds, at 6.1.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Refurbished Acer AS5315-2326 for $400

TigerDirect is offering the
refurbished Acer Aspire AS5315-2326
for $400 plus shipping and handling. Do note that this is a refurbished laptop, not a brand new one!

The specs include a single-core Intel Celeron 550 processor (2GHz), 1GB DDR2 memory, a reasonable 160GB hard disk, cd burner (but alas dvd-rom), 15.4" WXGA display, webcam, wireless (b/g), and the more lightweight Vista Basic.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Best laptop deals at Best Buy this week

The new Best Buy weekly circular is out! So what are the best laptop deals featured there? Let us take a quick look!


Front page deal: Toshiba L305D-S5895
The front page deal is a $500 Toshiba laptop "value meal". Value meal? Well, the technological equivalent. You also get a Targus slipcase and the Trend Micro Antivirus software package. These are bonus from the store, they are not included standard with the laptop. The laptop itself is the Satelite L305D-S5895, a Best Buy exclusive model, with an AMD dual-core processor, 3gb memory, 250gb disk and 15.4" widescreen. And of course the usual assortment of everyday feature one would come to expect from the $500 laptops of 2008.

But that's not all, they are also running a promotion for eighteen months of no interest storewide, if your total purchase is $499 or more. The laptop is $499.97, os even if you don't buy anything else, you would qualify. Of course if you do select this, be sure to put a GIANT calendar NOTICE to make sure you pay off the laptop loan before the end of the 18-month term. That means be done with it by late May 2010. That feels like a long time, but time does ...fly!


Best of the rest
It may be a great price, but with limited supply, the chances of finding this in-store are not very high. I am talking about the $400 Acer Aspire EX4630-4658. Yes, just four hundred, and of course as always, no rebates at Best Buy. This is a nice deal though, a 14.1" widescreen, which means you find a middle ground between a workable screen size and mobility and battery life. At least some people do. This also has a Pentium dual-core processor, 2gb memory, 120gb disk, and things like that.

The other noteworthy laptop is the Toshiba A355D-S6889 for $600, and this is a neo-widescreen laptop, with a new emerging size, sixteen inches of display. Diagonally measures as usual of course. The other specs include an AMD dual-core, 4gb memory (nice), 320gb disk, and things like that.

All these take us to Thanksgiving. Then the Thanksgiving "Black Friday" madness begins. Stay tuned for more...

Acer Aspire AS4315-2004 for $350 (in-store only)

Drop everything and run to your local Radio Shack store! Well, almost. Because for just $350, you can get the Acer Aspire AS4315-2004icon laptop. This deal is only good in-store, you cannot get it online.

Now the price is $350 and with good reason, it has an Intel Celeron M530 processor (1.73GHz), which is not a dual-core. So ideally you should get this if you plan to use this computer for lightweight applications, like reading email or lightweight web-browsing and light office work.

Considering the price point, this is an alternative to the Netbooks that are so popular these days, but instead of getting a NetBook, you would be getting a "real laptop".

The specs include a 14.1" widescreen display (1280x800 rez), 80gb disk, cd burner (with dvd-rom, no dvd burner), 512MB of DDR2 667MHz memory (max 2gb), WiFi (b/g), Ethernet, and things like that.

As you can see, this is not your average 2008 laptop, however if the feature set and the price-point do it for you, then it's a good deal for you. Otherwise, you are better off with one of the 2008 models, which will cost more, but also have more features.

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HP dv9999 for $490 after rebate

This is a super hot deal at Office Depot if you are interested in a laptop with a 17" widescreen display! The model in question is the HP dv9999icon, offered for just $490 after two mail-in rebates totaling $110. So your out the door price is $600, and after you submit and receive your two MIRs, then your effective price will be $490. YUM!

The specs are nice as you can see below:

  • 17" widescreen display
  • 4gb memory
  • 250gb hard disk
  • AMD Turion X2 TL-60 processor
  • nVidia GeForce graphics
  • dvd burner with labeling
  • Vista 64-bit edition


Limit one per household, and as you can see, this is going to be flying off the shelves fast, so don't sleep in. RUN to the stores!!! There are no rainchecks, and they do have limited quality.

Friday, November 21, 2008

MacBook Pro and Air deals at MacMall

MacMall is having two nice MacBook deals for those interested in the world of the real Steve Jobs!

First up, for those light-travelers, the Apple 13.3" MacBook Air can be yours for $1650 after rebate. Not bad for Air, since htis has a 13.3" widescreen, along with a 1.8GHZ processor, a respectable 2GB of RAM, and a lightweight-friendly 64GB solid state drive (SSD).

But when you want power when you are on the road, then perhaps the 15.4" MacBook Pro for $1350 can be a good option. This is fueled by the 2.4GHz processor, and has a 200GB disk, SuperDrive, and of course a 15.4" widescreen.

Acer Aspire AS4530-5627 for $450 (no rebates!)

Yes NewEgg shoppers, you can get the Acer Aspire AS4530-5627 laptop for just $450 at NewEgg.com. Yum! This is no slouch! Here are the main specifications:

  • 14.1" Wide XGA display
  • AMD Mobile Athlon 64 X2 QL-60 (1.9GHz) processor
  • 2gb DDR2 memory
  • 160gb hard disk
  • super multi format dvd burner (means -rw, +rw, and -ram)
  • NVIDIA GeForce 9100M G
  • Express Card slot/54
  • all the usual features you'd expect to find these days, like wireless, ethernet, memory card reader, etc
  • Vista Home Premium


Yum! Can you please get one for me too? ;-)

Laptop memory on the cheap

Tigerdirect is enticing bargain hunters out there with the Crucial 2GB PC5400 DDR2-667 SODIMM Memory Kit for just $20 after a $5 mail-in rebate. The rebate promotion expires on December 4, so don't delay! If you are not familiar, Crucial Technologies is part of Micron, one of the largest players in the world of memory and things like that.

Computer deals at Buy.com

We start with the stars of the show, the portables themselves! $340 can get you the ASUS Eee PC 904HA, a fine ebony netbook, with an 8.9" display, along with the Intel Atom N270 1.6GHz processor, a respectable 1GB memory and 160GB hard disk. Also you get Intel UMA graphics (you are not buying this for extreme gaming after all), wireless-g, webcam of course, and alleluhiah, Windows XP Home, no Vista allowed!


Accessories
Feed your computer. That's right, feed your computer with words with this Philips SPK3700bc/27 keyboard for just $8. This is a multimedia keyboard of the USB variety.

You don't want me to start singing o/~ Memories o/~, but you can get the Kingston 1GB 400MHz DDR1 SoDIMM Notebook Memory for $27. No rebates, and eligible for free shipping and handling.

One terrabyte? That is soooooo passe. You can instead get a 2TB Cavalry external hard drive, of the USB 2.0 variety, for just $220 and of course no rebates!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

VAIO VGN-FW275J/H for $1100 today only (free shipping)

We have a great special for you, especially if you are a fan of the Vaio line of laptops. The special is good for Thursday (today) and offered by J&R World of New York. The laptop offered is the VAIO VGN-FW275J/H, a 16.4" notebook, in titanium grey (see the "/H" in the model name), for $1100 and also with free shipping and handling.


Key Specs of the FW275J

  • Sony brand!
  • Intel Core 2 Duo P8400 2.26 GHz (3MB L2 Cache, 1066 MHz Bus speed)
  • 4GB DDR2 (PC2-6400) memory (that's the maximum)
  • 320GB hard disk spinning at 5400RPM (SATA)
  • 16.4" widescreen (1600 x 900 resolution)
  • Fashionable 16:9 display ratio
  • Intel GMA 4500MHD with up to 1.75GB of shared video memory
  • Plays Blu-Ray discs, and read and write dual layer DVDs
  • wireless, webcam, memory card reader, networking, etc
  • integrated Stereo A2DP Bluetooth Technology
  • ExpressCard-34 Slot
  • weights around 6.7 lbs (note its 16.4" widescreen display)
  • 64-bit Vista Premium blue-screen ;-)


Tuesday, November 18, 2008

A power duo of HP laptops at Staples this week

Staples is spotlighting two HP Pavilion laptops in this week's circular ad. And they are offering two of the most popular screen sizes.

First up, at $600, you can get the HP G60-120us, which is Staples model 761020, and it has a 15.6" widescreen, not the usual 15.4". This is because the new (silly?) trend is to go to a true 16:9 aspect ratio, because perhaps more people are using their laptops to watch movies? Quite possibly so :) Anyways, this laptop is quite powerful for the price point, AMD Turion dual core RM-70 processor, 3gb memory, 260gb disk, dvd burner, numeric keypad on board (not USB, but glued in), and things like that. Also, the usual other features, like webcam, wireless, and Premium. Do note that the price is after a $50 easy rebate. Easy rebates are easy to do because you don't have to xerox and snail-mail crapola. It's rebates for people who are annoyed by traditional rebates. Or something like that :-)

Next up, we have the 17" widescreen *yum*, the HP dv7-1132nr at $700 and without rebates! The processor is an AMD dual core RM-70, with a 4gb memory, 250gb disk, dvd burner, enchanced hard disk protection, and the usual suspects in terms of other features, but also, 64-bit Vista Premium. Is 64-bit better? Or more permutations and combinations for blue-screens and memory leaks? :-)) OUCH!

NewEgg subscriber-only promotions

NewEgg.com has sent out the latest edition of their subscriber-only newsletter. You don't have to pay to subscribe, simply join their mailing list and you receive weekly special deals with a custom-coupon-code that will get you additional discounts and deals yo!


Flash Drives
We start with a 16gb Corsair Flash Voyager for $20 after a $20 mail-in rebate. That's about $1.25 per gigabyte after of course the mail-in rebate is factored in. If you prefer an 8gb flash drive and hatorade rebates, you can get the 8gb Kingston Data Traveler for $14. Not bad at all, considering there is no rebate. Both are with free shipping and handling.


Music to my ears
Yummy! A 16gb Creative ZEN mp3 and mp4 player with a lovely 2.5" LCD display for $140 with free shipping. That's under $10 per musical gigabyte :-)


Memories
You can get the OCZ Platinum 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Desktop Memory for $56 after a $30 mail-in rebate.


More accessories
Cool off your laptop with style! The 7" Rosewill cooling pad, ideal for 14" laptops, can be yours for a mere $10. Ideal for women and gay men ;-)

Also from Rosewill, for the same price, the they have a USB-connected 1600-dpi laser mouse. Not bad.

And if you are ready to jump on the Sony BluRay bandwagon (* barf? *), the LG GGW-H20L SATA internal Blu-ray disc burner can be yours for $205 with free S&H. This is a bit confusing because a BluRay burner is not a DVD burner, since BluRay discs are not DVDs, but they are BluRay discs. DVD discs are DVDs :-) I hope this explains it!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

HP 2133 Mini-Note PC for $480

If you are tempted by the Netbook Sirens, then take a look at this lovely! The HP 2133 Mini-Note PC is offered by CompUSa for $480. This has the VIA C7-M ULV Processor running at 1.2GHz, along with 1GB of DDR2 memory, a generous for the size 120GB disk, a netbook-ish 8.9" WXGA display, and the very important a/b/g wireless, along with fashionable webcam. The operating system is Vista Home Basic, so it won't tax the resources as much as Vista Premium would.

HP 530 Notebook PC FH553AT Bundle for $500

CompUSA.com is offering the HP 530 Notebook PC FH553AT Bundle for exactly $500. Bundle you ask?

Yes, bundle we say! You get the HP 530 laptop along with the HP Deskjet D1520 Printer for $500. You can save an extra $20 if you select to make your payment by PayPal.

The laptop itself is fueled by the Intel Core 2 Duo T5200 1.60GHz processor, a 15.4" WXGA display, with 1GB DDR2 memory, along with a 160GB hard disk, dvd burner, 802.11a/b/g wireless, and Vista Business.

Friday, November 14, 2008

HP 550 Notebook FW385AT for $480 (after rebate)

Hello HP laptop shoppers! You can get the HP 550 Notebook PC FW385AT for $480 after rebate by the new CompUSA. The new CompUSA has been bought over by TigerDirect, so if you love Tiger, you'll love them too!

As mentioned above, you have to submit a $60 mail-in rebate to get that price. But there is good news if you like this laptop. You can submit up to twenty (20) rebates per person. Guess what everyone's getting for Christmas this year? :-)

The 550 is powered by the Intel Core 2 Duo T5270 processor running at 1.40GHz, with 1GB DDR2 memory, a 160GB hard disk, a dvd burner, along with a/b/g wireless. The display is a 15.4" widescreen, and the operating system is Windows Vista Business. You can also downgrade to XP Pro, which will be music to the ears of Vista Hatorz :)

Dell Latitude E5400 starting at $750

Looking for a classy corporate class laptop with a 14.1" widescreen display? Then check out the Dell Latitude E5400 starting at $750. This package is configured with a dual-core T7250 processor, 2gb DDR2-800 SDRAM with 2 DIMMs, and a 160gb hard disk spinning at 5400rpm.

Other specs include a DVD burner, an Intel 4500HMD, wireless, 6-cell battery, 3-year warranty, and Vista Basic SP1.

30% off coupon for Dell Financial Services

We have a new coupon special, you can SAVE 30% on ALL Refurbished Dell Products on DFSDirectSales.com from now until midnight eastern on November 17.

The coupon code cannot be combined with other offers by the way, and the discount is applied before shipping and handling and tax. In other words, the discount is on the products, not the S&H/taxes. This is only good for online orders. To get the 30% discount, be sure to enter this coupon code during the checkout process: NCj)17aj#33. The good news is that the coupon code is valid on all products sold there. The offers are always subject to change, and things like that.

Dell Vostro 1310 starting at $650

Hello Dell Small Business fans! We have a new special deal for you, you can get the Dell Vostro 1310 starting at $650. This is a nice price, because the $650 configuration includes the T5670 dual-core processor, 2gb memory, 160gb hard disk, dvd burner, X3100, wifi, 6-cell LiIon battery, and Vista Basic, which will thrill Vista haterz! And of course as the model name suggests, it has a very mobile-friendly 13.3" widescreen display. Not bad at all if you ask me :-)

Crucial memory specials at Tigerdirect

Tigerdirect is offering two Crucial memory specials! Hurry up, these deals usually don't last long. First up, the Crucial 1024MB PC5400 DDR2 667MHz memory is on sale for $13 after $9 MIR. Note that the rebate expires TODAY, so don't delay!

And the second deal is the Crucial 2048MB PC5400 DDR2 667MHz Memory for $26 after a $14 MIR. Note that the rebate expires today so don't delay!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

250gb Maxtor OneTouch 4 Plus for $70

Hello thrifty storage shoppers! If you are interested in a 250gb Maxtor OneTouch 4 Plus, then you may be interested in getting it from J&R World for $70 plus shipping and handling. This is an external hard disk, spinning at 7200rpm, and works for both Mac and Windows. This is good for both USB2.0 and FireWire 400.

Refurbished Acer Aspire AS5315-2326 for $410

Tigerdirect is offering the refurbished Acer Aspire AS5315-2326 laptop for $410. This is a refurbished model as we mentioned and it has an Intel Celeron 550 2.0GHz processor, which as you can tell, it is not a dual core. Other specs include 1GB DDR2 memory, 160GB disk, CD-RW/DVD Combo (no dvd burner), 15.4" WXGA display, , wireless (b/g), webcam, and of course Vista Home Basic.

Hot deals at Buy.com: IBM ThinkPad T43 (refurb) and more

Attention shoppers! Buy.com is having a series of new specials!


Refurbished IBM ThinkPad T43 for $400
If you have an IBM ThinkPad fetish, the refurbished Thinkpad T43 can be yours for $400 with free shipping. Note that this is refurbished. Did I mention this is a refurb? I think I did :-) It has an Intel Mobile Pentium M760 (2.0GHz) processor, which is not a dual core as you can see. It also has 1GB memory, 80GB hard disk, 14.1" 1400x1050 widescreen LCD which is fueled by the 64MB ATI Radeon X300 card. Sadly no dvd-burner but cd-writer, along with ABG wireless, a bluetooth/Modem 1GB Ethernet, the patented UltraNav, a Secure Chip, and also a Fingerprint Reader. Vista haters will be dancing on the streets because this laptop comes with Windows XP Pro.



Storage Specials
We start with a 1TB Cavalry external drive, with USB 2.0 and eSATA, going for $100 after a $30 mail-in rebate. Nice price ain't it? That's (after rebate) coming out to 10 cents per gigabyte. Not bad at all :-)

A 4gb Kingston Data Traveler mini is on sale for $10 and eligible for free budget shipping.

Next up, we have the 320gb Western Digital MyPassport portable hard drive going for $116 with free shipping and handling.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Shopping: New TigerDirect specials

Tigerdirect has a new wave of specials, starting with a 4gb Centon USB drive going for just $8. This is a cutesy blue colored DataStick Pro ...stick.

The next item is refurbished, and goes for $20. It is *drum roll*, the 2gb Sandisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player. Again, please keep in mind this mp3 player is refurbished which explains the $20 price :-)

And now to something boring and very practical, a APC UPA9 Universal Power Adapter - 120V for $40. It ships today.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Dell XPS M1530 for $1450 (and Mini for extra $100) (2 days only!)

Dell has another special deal, but caution, this expires late on November 12! You can save $507 on the XPS M1530 laptop, and bring its price down to $1449 after the discount is factored in. Not only that, but you can also add a Mini for just $99 more! Go Dell Go! The E-Value Code is 6VAFF-DYDWHF1.

Here are the main specs of the XPS M1530 as configured above at $1450 after coupon and discount:

  • Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T8300 (2.4GHz/800Mhz FSB, 3MB Cache)
  • Glossy widescreen 15.4 inch LCD (1440x900) & 2MP webcam
  • 256MB NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT
  • 4GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 667MHz (2 Dimms)
  • 250GB 7200rpm SATA Hard Drive Free Fall Sensor
  • Slot load dvd burner
  • Dell Wireless 1395 802.11g Mini Card
  • Verizon Wireless built-in cellular mobile broadband (EVDO Rev A)
  • Dell Wireless 355 Bluetooth Internal (2.0+Enhanced Data Rate)
  • Finger Print Reader XPS M1530
  • LoJack for Laptops Theft Protection
  • 56 WHr 6-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery
  • 2Yr Ltd Hardware Warranty, InHome Service after Remote Diagnosis

Dell Studio Desktop with 20" Dell SP2009 monitor for $1050

This is obviously a laptop blog, but we don't hate desktops, they are computers too :-) Plus we need something to keep our desks anchored to the ground ;-) Okay, kidding aside, Dell has a special sale that is good until late on November 12 featuring the Studio desktop with the 20" SP2009 monitor for $1049 after $245 off. On top of that, you can get the cutesy Mini for just $99 more. Someone's getting an early Christmas present!

This desktop, as priced and specified above, has the following key specifications, which of course, like all things Dell, you can tweak to your liking.

  • Intel Core 2 Quad processor Q8200 (4MB L2, 2.33GHz, 1333FSB)
  • 20 inch SP2009WFP Widescreen Flat Panel Monitor INCLUDED
  • 4GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 800MHz- 2DIMMs
  • 640GB Serial ATA Hard Drive (7200RPM) w/DataBurst Cache™
  • Blu-ray Disc (BD) Combo (Reads BD and Writes to DVD/CD)
  • ATI Radeon HD 3450 256MB supporting HDMI
  • Integrated 16-in-1 Media Card Reader
  • 64-bit Vista Home Premium Edition SP1
  • 1Yr Ltd Hardware Warranty, InHome Service after Remote Diagnosis

Dell Studio 15 laptop for $1000 (add Mini for just $100 more)

We have new special promotion from Dell Home and Home Office for you! We start with the Studio 15 laptop for only $999 after $309 off. But that's not all, you can add a Mini for only $99 more! Viva Mini :) I love you Dell :-) Please note this is good only until November 12, so don't delay, don't sleep on it! Act now :)

The default configuration for the Studio 15 laptop as priced above includes the following main specs:

  • Intel Core 2 Duo P8400 (2.20GHz/1066Mhz FSB/3MB cache) processor
  • 4GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 at 800MHz
  • 320GB SATA Hard Drive (5400RPM)
  • 8X slot loading dual layer dvd burner
  • 15.4" widescreen WLED display (1280x800)
  • 256MB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3450
  • Intel WiFi Link 5100 802.11agn Half Mini-Card
  • Integrated 2.0M Pixel Webcam
  • 56 Whr Lithium Ion Battery (6 cell)
  • Vista SP1
  • 2Yr In-Home Service, Parts + Labor, 24x7 Phone Support
  • NO FINGER PRINT READER

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Laptop deals at Office Max this week

The best deal money-wise is the Compaq CQ50-139nr, which we featured at the main blog. You pay $500, and get a feature-packed laptop. Great for the thrifty buyers. But that's not all. Five more laptops are listed at Office Max. Let's take a quick look!


Laptop Deals this week
The most colorful model is the red Gateway M7818u for $650. This is nice if you don't object to the red. It is powered by a dual core T5800, 4gb memory, 250gb disk, 15.4" widescreen, webcam, wireless, memory card reader, and a 64-bit Vista.

The most expensive laptop in this week's ad is the Sony Vaio VGN-FW203J/H going for $850. This has a 16.4" widescreen display, ideal for widescreen movie viewers. The specs include a T5800 Core 2 Centrino, 3gb DDR2 memory, 250gb disk, hdmi, 64-bit Vista, and things like that. Did we mention the Sony brand and the 16.4" widescreen? :-)

And now to a smaller screen, a 14.1" widescreen, the HP dv4-1120us can be yours for $700. You get a T5800 dual core processor, 4gb memory, 250gb hard disk, 64-bit Vista, dvd burner, and things like that!

Next up, we have the HP dv5-1119nr going for $650. It has the common 15.4" widescreen, the AMD Turion RM-70 processor, 4gb memory, 250gb disk, and the usual suspect of features.

Last but not least, we have the 17" HP CQ70-120us for $600, which is not a bad deal for a 17" laptop. That display size is good enough as a desktop replacement, at least for some applications and some people. The main specs include a T3200 dual core processor, 3gb memory, 250gb disk, 64-bit Vista, and things like that.


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Computer Accessories this week
We start with a 21.6" Soyo widescreen display for just $170 or $250 for a 24" LCD display. The price for this two Soyo displays is only good for in-store however.

Storage is good especially since the data volume increases and more and more. For $90, you can get the Western Digital My Book Essentials 500gb external hard disk drive.

If you have HP laptops, they have the 90 watt AC adapter on sale for $50. The list of compatible models is not listed, so be sure to check the Office Max website or the HP website for details.

Laptop deals at Staples this week (Nov 9-15, 2008)

The Staples circular ad is out, published on their website and soon to be found in the Sunday newspapers. So what laptop deals did we find there?

The Laptops
We start with the HP G60-120us offered for $600 after a $50 Easy Rebate. This laptop has a little bit for everyone, including the AMD Turion RM-70 processor (64 X2 dual core), 3gb of memory, 250gb disk, dvd burner, wireless, webcam, numeric keypad, and Vista Premium. This has a 15.6" widescreen display, not a 15.4".

How about a more mobile laptop? Well, for $750 (no rebates) you can get the Dell 318-129P. This has a 13.3" widescreen display, Intel T5800 processor, 4gb memory (nice!), 320gb disk, slot-loading dvd burner, wireless, webcam, memory card reader, and things like that.

And now a fully featured laptop for $850 after a $50 easy rebate is the HP dv5-1150. This has a 15.4" widescreen, Intel Core 2 Duo P7350 processor, 4gb memory, 320gb disk, dvd burner, hard drive protection, wireless, webcam, and 64-bit Pentium.


And a desktop
If you are looking for a desktop setup, you can get the HP Pavilion A6512p-b for $650 after a $50 easy rebate. This is powered by the Intel Pentium E2200 (dual core processor), 4gb memory, 500gb disk, dvd burner, card reader, 64-bit Vista Premium, and such. You also get a 19" widescreen LCD bundled with this.


Computer Accessories
Load up the flash drives without fear! The 16gb PNY Attache drive can be yours for just $50. Or if you prefer an 8gb is $25, or a 4gb is $15.

Running low on blank DVDs or want to stock up for data burst days? You are in luck, 100-packs of Sony-branded DVD-R or DVD+R can be yours for $23. This is a good price for Sony, it's 23c per blank disc.

Looking for a new LCD display? How about the HP W2207 for $250? No rebates! This includes built-in USB ports, integrated speakers and an adjustable height-base.

And if you are in the mood for bags and cases, you can get a FREE laptop sleeve by mail with any Sharper Image Business Travel case. The free by mail laptop sleeve has a list price of $40. List price of course is usually higher than current price.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Swiss Gear Computer Messenger bag ($40 at Amazon)

This is a limited time offer at Amazon! Look in your goldbox! The deal is only good for two hours, from 3pm to 5pm eastern time! Check it out! Since the price is over $25, you also get free shipping and handling. Once the promotion ends, the price will return to the regular price which is $50.

HP iPAQ 111 Classic Handheld (FA979AA#ABA) (110 Series) for $190

For today only, Monday November 3, Amazon is having an all-day long gold box special featuring the HP iPAQ 111 Classic Handheld (FA979AA#ABA) (110 Series) model. Yes, it's the return of the classic iPaQ, which tried and tried to be what the cutesy ultramobiles are, but obviously didn't do it. A cross between an iPhone and a cutesy ultramobile if you like. The special price is $190 for Monday, and it will go up after midnight pacific time tonight :)

Friday, October 31, 2008

Kensington Ci75m for $20 at Amazon (gold box special)

Check your Amazon gold box right now! There is a limited time offer special, you can get the Kensington Ci75m K72298US, a wireless notebook mouse in White with silver for just $20. Free shipping if your total is $25 or more, which can happen if you add a Amazon gift certificate which can be delivered by email. Once the special ends, the price will return to $35. So shop now!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Dell Inspiron 1420 for $630 after coupon

Attention Dell fans! You get a mobile-friendly full-featured laptop for $630. That's right, the Inspiron 1420 laptop can be yours for $630 after you use the 10% off stackable coupon R6WQDPN8?0120X! Yeeha!

The main specs of the laptop include:

  • Intel Pentium Dual Core T2390 (1.86GHz/533Mhz FSB/1MB cache) processor
  • glossy widescreen 14.1 inch display (1440x900)
  • 3GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 at 667MHz
  • 250GB SATA Hard Drive (5400RPM)
  • Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100
  • 24X CD writer/DVD Combo Drive
  • Integrated 2.0 Megapixel Webcam
  • Dell Wireless 1395 802.11g Mini Card
  • 56Whr Lithium Ion Battery (6 cell)
  • 1Yr Ltd Hardware Warranty and Mail In Service
  • Vista Home Premium Edition SP1

Belkin Flip 2-port KVMs nice deal with $20 rebate at Amazon USB and PS/2)

Amazon has a couple of nice deals on Belkin KVMs, when you factor in the current $20 mail-in rebates!

The good news is that we have two of them, one that supports PS/2 and another that supports USB.

First up, we have the PS/2 Belkin Flip 2-port KVM with a remote. The price is $35, but it has a $20 mail-in rebate, which drops the effective price down to $15. This is Belkin model F1DF102P.

And next we have the USB Belkin Flip 2-port KVM with audio. The price is $39, but after a $20 mail-in rebate, the price drops to $19. This is Belkin model F1DG102U.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Antec laptop cooler for $12 (gold box special)

Amazon is offering the Antec laptop cooler for just a dozen dollars for a limited time. The low price is good for the next four hours or if it runs out of stock.

Laptop cooler deal coming at Amazon at 5pm eastern

Stay tuned to your Amazon.com gold box! At 5pm eastern time (2pm pacific) today, Monday October 27, 2008, they will feature a "laptop cooler" as their lightning round deal.

We do not know which product it will be, but this will be good for four hours. If the price is too good, it's likely to run out before the alloted four hours. So we recommend that we set up an alarm or a calendar reminder in your PDA, phone or desktop software and check at 5pm eastern!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Hot Sony pre-order for $650: VAIO VGN-NS110E/W

Yes Sony fans, the days where Sony Vaio laptops were un-affordable are long gone! Now you can get yourself in-line by pre-ordering the brand new Sony VAIO VGN-NS110E/W laptop for $650 with free shipping. This is a 15.4-Inch Laptop, powered by the 2.0 GHz Intel Pentium Dual-Core T3200 processor. It has 2GB of RAM, along with a 160 GB Hard Drive, Vista Premium and all the features you would expect from a laptop in this price range.

$400 laptop: Compaq Presario CQ50-210us at Office Depot (after rebate)

If you are not allergic to mail-in rebates, Office Depot has a $400 laptop deal for you, the Compaq CQ50-210us! This has nice specs, so you are not getting a prehistoric model. You have to submit two mail-in rebates totaling $130. The out-the-door price is $530 before you submit and receive the rebates in the mail.

The specs are nice as we mentioned, a 15.4" widescreen display, 2gb memory, 160gb hard disk, nVidia Ge-Force card, Wireless-G and things like that. And the processor is not bad either, it's the AMD Athlon QL-62, which is a dual core processor.

The traditional laptop has found a new enemy, the ultra-mobiles, so that puts more pressure on the prices, and that means, lower prices for everyone. Great if you want to buy laptops :)

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Kroo CNDSZNK1-HD EVA case for $9

Right now at Amazon, a gold box deal special, is the Kroo CNDSZNK1-HD Western Digital My Passport Portable Hard Drive EVA Case for $9. Shipping and handling is free if your total price is $25 or more. Add gift cards to jump over $25 if you are not planning to get anything else. The regular price is $15 after the gold-box deal is over.

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