Archive for October, 2012

Why Are Windows Laptop Names So Confusing

Have you ever been confused or overwhelmed by the naming conventions some PC vendors use for their computers? I bet you have. So many products and numbers or letters attached to their names, it can be difficult to distinguish or even remember. Why can’t they just make things easy like how Apple does it?

I thought I’d share this article below because I found it a little amusing. It talks a little bit about how ridiculous these product names can be. Even

Confusing as they may be, PC laptops often provide great value when compared to their Apple counterparts. Toshiba makes lots of models and surely there’s one out there for you. Find one here, in our Toshiba Ecoupons section, and save big on your next purchase.

When it comes to naming their products, PC makers exhibit about as much creativity and originality as World War I-era German U-boat commanders. There’s the Toshiba Satellite U925T, the Asus Zenbook UX31A, the Lenovo IdeaPad U310–laptops branded by indecipherable strings of letters and serial numbers.

Read More at Dear Windows 8 Hardware Makers: Stop All The Horribly Named Products





Current Special Offers For: Satellite Laptops

Two Good Video Reviews on The IdeaPad Yoga 13

Lenovo’s IdeaPad Yoga 13 is one of the more stunning Windows 8 Convertible Tablet PCs to hit the market. You’ve probably seen a ton of commercials and advertisements for it by now, and the laptop seems to be quite useful.

Visually, the Yoga 13 looks quite clean in its design. Not much in terms of stickers or accents. A very simple looking machine, which is refreshing to have, as some PC vendors can quite overly showy in their computers’ appearances.

With four different modes that the Yoga 13 can convert to, it’ll be interesting to see which position users will find most comfortable. The flexibility is there to change the laptop to accommodate the usage. Flip the Yoga 13 to tent, stand, tablet or laptop mode.

Inside the Yoga 13, users will basically find a configuration similar to those found in mainstay ultrabooks. A low-voltage Core Series processor powers the system and a solid state drive provides fast boots and data access.

If you’re looking for a video review of this product, check out the two below. For a quick overview, watch the first video. CNET always provides good quick breakdowns of products. For a more thorough video review, I’ve found that Lisa Gade of MobileTechReview provides the best.

Check out the special offers that are available now on Lenovo.


Short CNET Video Review:


Detailed MobileTechReview Video Review:


 



 

Current Special Offers For: IdeaPad Laptops

Toshiba Laptop Ecoupons: 10/30 to 11/05

Windows 8 is now out and you can jump in on the fun with new Toshiba Qosmio, Portege, Tecra and Satellite laptops. Save on select models with Toshiba Ecoupon deals. Check out some of the cool touch display convertible tablet PCs that can switch back and forth between tablet and laptop mode.

Special offers on prebuilt and customizable systems. Click on one of the coupon below to see what discounts are available this week. Promotions are valid from 10/30 to 11/05.

Some of This Week’s Top Discounts:

  • $440.00 off Qosmio X870-BT2G23 Laptop
  • $70.00 off Portege R935-ST3N02 Laptop
  • $120.00 off Tecra R940-ST2N01 Laptop
  • $270.00 off Satellite P850-BT3G22 Laptop

New Toshiba Laptop Ecoupons


Current Special Offers For: Qosmio Laptops 


Current Special Offers For: Portege Laptops 


Current Special Offers For: Tecra Laptops 


Current Special Offers For: Satellite Laptops 

 

Models with Discounts This Week:
Qosmio X875-Q7380, Qosmio X870-BT2G23, Portege R935-ST3N02, Portege Z935-ST3N01, Portege Z935-ST3N02, Portege Z935-ST3N03, Portege Z930-S9301, Portege Z930-S9302, Tecra R940-S9440, Tecra R950-S9540, Tecra R940-S9430, Tecra R950-S9530, Tecra R940-S9420, Tecra R950-S9530, Tecra R940-BT9400, Tecra R950-BT9500, Tecra R940-ST2N01, Satellite U845W-ST3N02, Satellite P870-ST3GX1, Satellite P850-ST3GX1, Satellite U845W-ST3N01, Satellite P870-BT3G22, Satellite P850-ST3N02, Satellite P850-BT3G22, Satellite P870-ST3NX1

Lenovo Windows 8 Convertible Tablet PCs

Two worlds are colliding. It was inevitable. You couldn’t possibly think that consumers would keep tablet computing separate from laptop computing forever. Carrying around two devices is simply too inconvenient of a task. With the advent of Windows 8, consumers can now have both. Have a tablet that converts into a laptop and when done switch it back to a tablet.

There are many designs out there that implement this. Lenovo has a handful. Its Windows 8 convertible product lineup includes devices such as the Yoga 13, Yoga 11, IdeaTab Lynx, ThinkPad Twist and ThinkPad Tablet 2.

Each of these units is unique in its ability to bring Windows 8 or Windows RT to users in their feature sets that include flipping, turning, folding, and straight up sheathing.

More at Lenovo Windows 8 Convertibles family comes together for hands-on action

 


 

Comparing Satellite U925t and VAIO Duo 11

With the arrival of Microsoft’s Windows 8, there has been an assortment of convertible tablet PC with funky designs seeking to take advantage of the operating system’s touch computing capability. PC vendors have gotten creative on what they think is the best way to implement touch functionality. There’s the twist design that you see in the ThinkPad Twist, the folding design that you see in the ThinkPad Yoga, the rotating design that you see in the XPS 12 and the sliding design that you see in the VAIO Duo 11.

With the Toshiba Satellite U925t, we see a play off off the sliding design. While the U925t slides out the lid and display out from its tablet mode, revealing a keyboard, and thus converting the the conventional laptop mode for typing, it does so in a much more restricted way. You have to fully slide the lid out before being able to flip up and tilt the display at a usable viewing angle. This is different from the VAIO Duo 11 which has a slider mechanism which pushes the lid/display automatically into its upright position.

While sliding the display out so that the system can be converted to laptop mode may seem a bit awkward and troublesome, once you’re there things are find, if not better than what we see in other convertible tablet PCs. The touch display in the Satellite U925t is adjustable in viewing angle. This is better than the fixed angle you find in the Sony VAIO Duo 11.

One additional design note worth highlighting is that the Satellite U925t comes with a touchpad. This is a convenient item to have. The Sony VAIO Duo 11 does not have a touchpad. It uses a optical sensor that is built into the keyboard.





Current Special Offers For: Satellite U920t

Lenovo ThinkPad Laptop Ecoupons: 10/29 to 10/31

Windows 8 is out and Lenovo has some great deals to help push sales of system with the new operating system. Right now, save on popular ThinkPad models. These include discounts off up to $80 on ThinkPad T430, ThinkPad T430s, ThinkPad 530 and ThinkPad X230 Laptops.  Pick a model and configure the laptop online.  All machines have been outfitted with Windows 8 64 or Windows 8 Pro 64.

Highlighted Deals:

  • $70.00 off ThinkPad T430 Laptop
  • $80.00 off ThinkPad T530 Laptop
  • $80.00 off ThinkPad T430s Laptop
  • $80.00 off ThinkPad X230 Laptop

New Lenovo Laptop Ecoupons

 



Current Special Offers For: ThinkPad Laptops

Sony Laptop Ecoupons: 10/28 to 11/03

Windows 8 is here! Consider upgrading your machine to a new one with this new and innovating operating system. It’ll change how you use your computer.

Sony full Fall 2012 VAIO product lineup is available to purchase now. All systems will be ready to ship and will include Windows 8 preinstalled. Check out Sony’s revamped VAIO T, S, E and L Series. Take a peek at the all-new VAIO Tab and Duo Series for a completely new computing experience.

Some great deals are to be had for Sony’s Summer 2012 models. Most of them are on clearance with decent savings to be pocketed. Purchase these systems while supplies last, because once inventory is out, no more will be produced.

To see what discounts are available, click through on one of the Sony Ecoupons below.

  • $125 off Sony VAIO 15.5″ SVS151190X Performance Custom Laptop (clearance model)
  • $70.00 off Sony VAIO 13.3″ SVT131190X Enhanced Custom Laptop (clearance model)
  • $100.00 off Sony VAIO 13.3″ SVS131190X Standard Custom Laptop (clearance model)
  • Save up to $575.00 on Summer 2012 VAIO Laptop & Desktop Computers

New Sony Laptop Ecoupons


Current Special Offers For: VAIO E Series Laptops 


Current Special Offers For: VAIO S Series Laptops 


Current Special Offers For: VAIO T Series Laptops 


Current Special Offers For: VAIO Z Series Laptops 


Current Special Offers For: VAIO L Series Desktops

Current Special Offers For: VAIO Clearance Models

 

Having trouble deciding which laptop is right for you? Take a look at the simple description for each VAIO series. It should help you decide where to start. Most of the VAIO series are grouped according to computing function.

Purchasing Guide:

  • VAIO E Series – Far beyond basic
  • VAIO Z Series – Best of everything
  • VAIO S Series – All around excellence
  • VAIO T Series – Ultimate ultrabook
  • VAIO L Series – All in one desktop PC

 

The Yoga in The IdeaPad Yoga 13

A new laptop will be coming out soon in the IdeaPad Yoga 13. Scheduled to ship out on the same day as the debut of Windows 8, this laptop will attempt to fully maximize the capabilities found in the next generation of Microsoft’s operating system, which implements touch computing for a variety of functions.

The Yoga is an interesting item. You’d think that Lenovo would pick a name that matches more appropriately with its currently lineup, but after thinking about it for a bit, the name is quite fitting. The flexibility with which a user can use the Yoga can certainly be likened to the actual exercise.

Two versions of the IdeaPad Yoga are due to be made available for purchase. The first one, the Yoga 13, will come out end of October, with a second one, the Yoga 11, due for a later release in December.

So why the name “Yoga”? I thought you’d never ask. Lenovo built the tablet with a keyboard permanently connected to the base of its body. While this allows it to function as a laptop does, you can also fold the keyboard under the tablet screen, either laying it flush against the back, or propping the device up in a kind of downward dog position. Hence the yoga reference.

More Details At Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11: Hands-on with the bendy Windows RT tablet

 



 


Current Special Offers For: VAIO Duo 11 Ultrabooks

Toshiba Laptop Ecoupons: 10/23 to 10/29

Now is the time to buy a Toshiba laptop. As the release of Windows 8 approaches, Toshiba has bumped up discounts for previous generation models running Windows 7 to make room. Get some great savings on popular Toshiba Qosmio, Satellite, Portege and Tecra laptops. Both prebuilt and customizable models are available. This week’s special offers run until 10/29. You can unlock all the savings and see what discounts are available by click on one of the coupon images below. Try it and see!

Some of This Week’s Top Discounts:

  • $400.00 off Qosmio X870-BT2G23 Laptop
  • $350.00 off Satellite P870-BT3G22 Laptop
  • $60.00 off Portege R930-S9330 Laptop
  • $140.00 off Tecra R940-SMBGX1 Laptop

New Toshiba Laptop Ecoupons


Current Special Offers For: Qosmio Laptops 


Current Special Offers For: Portege Laptops 


Current Special Offers For: Tecra Laptops 


Current Special Offers For: Satellite Laptops 

 

Models with Discounts This Week:
Qosmio X870-BT2G23, Satellite P870-ST3GX1, Satellite P850-ST3GX1, Satellite P870-BT3G22, Satellite P850-ST3N02, Satellite P870-ST3NX1, Satellite P850-ST3N01, Portege R930-S9330, Portege Z930-S9302, Portege Z930-S9301, Portege Z935-ST3N02, Portege Z935-ST3N01, Tecra R940-S9440, Tecra R950-S9540, Tecra R940-S9430, Tecra R950-S9530, Tecra R940-S9420, Tecra R950-S9530, Tecra R940-BT9400, Tecra R950-BT9500, Tecra R950-SMBGX1, Tecra R940-SMBGX1, Tecra R940-ST2N01

Lenovo Laptop Ecoupons: 10/25 to 10/21

Windows 8 will soon be released, and PC vendors are gearing up their product lineups with new models for this launch. Lenovo has several new systems coming out, including the IdeaPad Yoga and ThinkPad Twist. Check out the specs on these two machines and you’ll be amazed.

To make room for for these new systems, Lenovo has discounted several laptops in order to clear some inventory. Choose from popular Essential and IdeaPad laptops. Configure different models and have systems shipped to you in no time.

Take advantage of these special offers now. This week’s promotions run for a week and expire on 10/31. Most of these deals use the coupon code 7DAYSOFDEALS. Click on one of the coupon images to unlock savings.

Top Essential & IdeaPad Discounts:

  • $500.00 off IdeaPad Y580: 20994MU Laptop (Serious Entertainment)
  • $550.00 off IdeaPad Y480: 20938RU Laptop (Serious Entertainment)
  • $500.00 off IdeaPad U410: 43762YU Laptop (Thin, Light, Stylish)
  • $420.00 off IdeaPad Z580: 21514FU Laptop (Affordable Entertainment)
  • $230.00 off IdeaPad Z480: 21483EU Laptop (Affordable Entertainment)
  • $400.00 off IdeaCentre A720: 25647CU Desktop (Stylish All-in-One)
  • $220.00 off Essential C325: 30957BU Desktop (Budget Friendly All-in-Ones)

New Lenovo Laptop Ecoupons


Current Special Offers For: ThinkPad Laptops 


Current Special Offers For: IdeaPad Laptops 


Current Special Offers For: Essential Laptops 


Current Special Offers For: IdeaCentre Desktops 

 

Discounted Models List This Week:
IdeaPad Y580: 20994NU, IdeaPad Y580: 20994PU, IdeaPad Y580: 20994MU, IdeaPad Y570: 08622VU, IdeaPad Y480: 20938RU, IdeaPad Y480: 20938TU, IdeaPad U410: 43762JU, IdeaPad U410: 43762HU, IdeaPad U410: 43762YU, IdeaPad U400: 09933LU, IdeaPad U400: 09933JU,IdeaPad U310: 437526U, IdeaPad U310: 43752UU, IdeaPad Z580: 21514FU, IdeaPad Z580: 21514DU,IdeaPad Z580: 21513LU, IdeaPad Z480: 21483EU, IdeaPad Z480: 21483HU, IdeaPad Z380: 21293DU, IdeaPad Z380: 21293JU, IdeaPad Z380: 21293HU, IdeaCentre A720: 25647CU, IdeaCentre A720: 25645CU, IdeaCentre A720: 25646CU, IdeaCentre B540p: 33631CU, IdeaCentre B540p: 33631DU, IdeaCentre K430: 31092SU, IdeaCentre K430: 31092XU, Essential C325: 30957BU, Essential C325: 30958BU