Saturday, April 26, 2008

The Inbox (XP lives for ever, Toshiba cries, rebate tips)

XP fans rejoice! Your favorite OS will live for ever! Well, almost forever! Both Dell and Lenovo will continue to offer Windows XP with some of their computers as an option even if MicroBalmer decides to axe it. Go XP! Go Dell! Go Lenovo!

Do cry for Argentina and Toshiba too! Their HD-DVD "success story" has taken a "tiny" chunk out of their profits. Poor Toshiba! If you are a Toshiba fanboy be sure to go out and buy Toshi products to defend your favorite brand :)

It's not business as usual, but a sale as usual at Tigerdirect, where the HP Compaq 6720s Laptop can be yours for $550 after a $100 mail-in rebate. The rebate expires on May 31st, 2008, so you do have plenty of time, but don't sleep on it! If you do plan to submit rebates, be sure to read the instructions, follow the instructions, and make a copy of everything you submit. Also use a simple organizing system to keep track of them: Put all your rebate copies in a folder, and when a check arrives remove it. That way the folder will always contain all your pending rebates. So you can easily find out which rebates you have to chase!

Crunch Gear has something special, a tiny Japanese import laptop review, the Vye S37. Oh it's so tiny and so cute! But is it worth the risk of an import item and the assorted warranty issues that go with it?

Hey Radio Shack fans, this is something you may like: Free Second Day Shipping on All Laptop Computers. This special is valid until May 2nd, 2008!


Accessories
This is a rather big accessory infact, the Panasonic TH-42PZ80U Viera, a 42 inch 1080p plasma HDTV from Panasonic. OneCall offers it for $1285 and the good news is that shipping is included in the price, which is a good thing for a big plasma TV :)

And what better way to test your new plasma than a free one month membership for Blockbuster Online! It's like Netflix, but you can also take advantage of your local Blockbuster stores. This is especially good if you live near a Blockbuster store.

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