Archive for December, 2012

Satellite U925t Has Good Battery Life

Dan Ackerman of CNET has this short review on the Toshiba Satellite U925t. This machine is a Windows 8 convertible ultrabook. It uses a slide out display to convert from its ultrabook form to its tablet form. Dan really likes the Satellite U925t, and makes note of the great battery life that he got from it. If you’re thinking of getting one of these machines, this is a feature that’s good to note. It’ll come useful when you’re out and about.

One area where the Toshiba Satellite U925t really bested the competition was in battery life. This system ran for 5 hours and 26 minutes in our video playback battery drain test, lasting longer by about 45 minutes than either the Sony Duo 11 or the Dell XPS 12. That said, you need to take care to either adjust the power settings carefully or manually put the machine to sleep to get the most out of it — it’s not a clamshell, so you can’t just slam the lid shut and expect it to turn off.

To say that the Toshiba Satellite U925t is my favorite of the current crop of Windows 8 slider-style convertibles may not be saying much, as the Sony Vaio Duo 11 is held back by some serious design quirks. That said, I liked the U925t’s sturdy design, the reasonably good keyboard and touch pad, and the very adjustable screen. At just north of $1,000, though, any of these first-generation Windows 8 touch-screen systems are a bit expensive considering that no one has really nailed the perfect Windows 8 tablet experience yet.

Read More At A Clever Convertible With a Slide-out Keyboard




Current Special Offers For: Satellite U920t Ultrabooks

Lenovo Laptop Ecoupons: 12/20 to 12/26

The holidays are a great time to shop. Deals are up and savings are to be had. Lenovo is spreading the holiday cheer by offering some last minute special offers. Save up to 35% on IdeaPad and Essential laptops and desktops. Save 10% on select express ship ThinkPad laptops. Use coupons codes such as SEASONSAVINGS, YOGADEAL, YOGA11DEAL, EXPRESST430, EXPRESST530, EXPRESSX230, EXPRESST430S to redeem savings. Just click on one of the product categories below and you’ll be directed to the respective deal page.

Notable Laptop Deals:

  • $110.00 off IdeaPad Yoga 13: 219135U Laptop (Multi-mode Ultrabooks)
  • $470.00 off IdeaPad Y500: 954135U Laptop (Serious Entertainment)
  • $430.00 off IdeaPad Y580: 20998NU Laptop (Serious Entertainment)
  • $450.00 off IdeaPad Y480: 2093B7U Laptop (Serious Entertainment)
  • $500.00 off IdeaPad Y400: 95232FU Laptop (Serious Entertainment)
  • $370.00 off IdeaPad U510: 49412MU Laptop (Thin, Light, Stylish)
  • $390.00 off IdeaPad U410: 43768GU Laptop (Thin, Light, Stylish)
  • $230.00 off IdeaPad Z580: 215168U Laptop (Affordable Entertainment)

New Lenovo Laptop Ecoupons


Current Special Offers For: IdeaPad Laptops 


Current Special Offers For: Essential Laptops 


Current Special Offers For: IdeaCentre Desktops 




Current Special Offers For: ThinkPad Laptops

 

Discounted Models List This Week:

Special Offers Available 12/20 to 12/26
10% off ThinkPad T430 Express Ship Laptop
10% off ThinkPad T530 Express Ship Laptop
10% off ThinkPad X230 Express Ship Laptop
10% off ThinkPad T430s Express Ship Laptop

$100.00 off IdeaPad Yoga 13: 59355467 Laptop (Multi-mode Ultrabooks)
$100.00 off IdeaPad Yoga 13: 59359494 Laptop (Multi-mode Ultrabooks)
$110.00 off IdeaPad Yoga 13: 219135U Laptop (Multi-mode Ultrabooks)
$70.00 off IdeaPad Yoga 13: 21912XU Laptop (Multi-mode Ultrabooks)
$100.00 off IdeaPad Yoga 13: 59343898 Laptop (Multi-mode Ultrabooks)
$100.00 off IdeaPad Yoga 13: 219133U Laptop (Multi-mode Ultrabooks)
$250.00 off IdeaPad Y580: 59359510 Laptop (Serious Entertainment)
$430.00 off IdeaPad Y580: 20998NU Laptop (Serious Entertainment)
$470.00 off IdeaPad Y500: 954135U Laptop (Serious Entertainment)
$270.00 off IdeaPad Y500: 95412VU Laptop (Serious Entertainment)
$330.00 off IdeaPad Y500: 95412SU Laptop (Serious Entertainment)
$450.00 off IdeaPad Y480: 2093B7U Laptop (Serious Entertainment)
$270.00 off IdeaPad Y480: 2093B3U Laptop (Serious Entertainment)
$370.00 off IdeaPad Y400: 952325U Laptop (Serious Entertainment)
$500.00 off IdeaPad Y400: 95232FU Laptop (Serious Entertainment)
$500.00 off IdeaPad Y400: 59360114 Laptop (Serious Entertainment)
$370.00 off IdeaPad U510: 49412MU Laptop (Thin, Light, Stylish)
$350.00 off IdeaPad U510: 49412PU Laptop (Thin, Light, Stylish)
$200.00 off IdeaPad U410: 43768FU Laptop (Thin, Light, Stylish)
$130.00 off IdeaPad U410: 43768EU Laptop (Thin, Light, Stylish)
$130.00 off IdeaPad U410: 43768DU Laptop (Thin, Light, Stylish)
$390.00 off IdeaPad U410: 43768GU Laptop (Thin, Light, Stylish)
$200.00 off IdeaPad U310: 4375BJU Laptop (Thin, Light, Stylish)
$150.00 off IdeaPad U310: 4375BHU Laptop (Thin, Light, Stylish)
$230.00 off IdeaPad Z580: 215168U Laptop (Affordable Entertainment)
$230.00 off IdeaPad Z580: 215167U Laptop (Affordable Entertainment)
$170.00 off IdeaPad Z500: 593127U Laptop (Affordable Entertainment)
$150.00 off IdeaPad Z500: 593124U Laptop (Affordable Entertainment)
$170.00 off IdeaPad Z480: 21484CU Laptop (Affordable Entertainment)
$150.00 off IdeaPad Z480: 21484AU Laptop (Affordable Entertainment)
$150.00 off IdeaPad Z480: 21484BU Laptop (Affordable Entertainment)
$170.00 off IdeaPad Z380: 212948U Laptop (Affordable Entertainment)
$150.00 off IdeaPad Z380: 212946U Laptop (Affordable Entertainment)
$150.00 off IdeaPad Z380: 212945U Laptop (Affordable Entertainment)
$280.00 off Essential G780: 21829TU Laptop (Entry-Level Reliability)
$300.00 off Essential G780: 21829RU Laptop (Entry-Level Reliability)
$80.00 off Essential G585: 21819FU Laptop (Entry-Level Reliability)
$180.00 off Essential G580: 59354099 Laptop (Entry-Level Reliability)
$220.00 off Essential G580: 59354100 Laptop (Entry-Level Reliability)
$94.00 off IdeaPad S300: 59359323 Laptop (Netbook)
$94.00 off IdeaPad S300: 59359323 Laptop (Netbook)
$270.00 off Essential H520s: 57310721 Desktop (Affordable Desktop Versatility)
$150.00 off Essential H520s: 57310714 Desktop (Affordable Desktop Versatility)

ThinkPad Twist – A Business Ultrabook Hybrid

Many of today’s Windows 8 hybrid ultrabooks target the mainstream consumer segment. If you’re a business professional, there’s not much of a selection. Fortunately, Lenovo has the ThinkPad Twist. The ThinkPad brand has a long established reputation in the corporate world. Reliable and durable, you’ll find that the ThinkPad Twist is a system that’s worth considering.

The Lenovo ThinkPad Twist excels at some things (its keyboard, familiar layout, screen quality), yet is middling at others (battery life, weight, five-point touch). It lacks the ThinkPad X230t’s included stylus, so it’s certainly not as capable as that laptop. However, it’s not as expensive, either.

Read more: Lenovo ThinkPad Twist Review

 

Current Special Offers For: ThinkPad Twist Convertible Ultrabooks

VAIO T Series Value Ultrabooks

The VAIO T Series is Sony’s ultrabook product line. If you’re looking for something that’s slim, light and has good battery life for those instances when traveling, consider a model from this family of systems.

There are two display sizes available: 13.3″ and 14″. If you’re looking for a touch display enabled laptop, you’ll have to go with one of the 13″ models. None of the 14″ models have touch capability.

The Sony Vaio T Series 13 Ultrabook is just one of many ultrabooks on the market right now..

But its classy looks, full bevy of ports and strong performance make it one of the best options out there if you’re considering an ultrabook purchase. If you’re considering an ultrabook, I’d definitely recommend giving this a test run if possible to see if it’s to your liking — because it probably will be.

Some small things bothered me (no backlit keyboard, no full-HD resolution), but it’s still got an impressive package and I would recommend the touchscreen option too, especially since touch works so well with Windows 8.

The starting price of the T13 is lower than many of its competitors in the ultrabook market, giving it a bit of a leg up to start with, too.

You Can Read More At Sony Vaio T Ultrabook Offers Windows 8, Touchscreen at a Nice Price

Current Special Offers For: VAIO T Series Ultrabooks

Visual Highlights of the IdeaPad Yoga 13

If you’re looking for a simple overview of the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13, check out Business Insiders’ The Best Features Of Lenovo’s IdeaPad 13-inch Yoga. The article summaries what the author considers as the best highlights found on this innovative Windows 8 hybrid ultrabook. It does so primarily through the use of various images. So if you’re more of a visual person, check out this article before you consider purchasing the IdeaPad Yoga 13

 

Current Special Offers For: IdeaPad Multimode Ultraportables

Yoga 13 Display Better than Most Laptop Displays

While the novelty of the design found on Lenovo’s IdeaPad Yoga 13 is something that is innovative, allowing users to use the device in different modes, the specifications found inside the machine are notable as well. One component worth mentioning is the Yoga 13′s screen. It stands out from the many other laptops and ultrabooks out there because it’s an IPS display that has an above average resolution. This feature will certainly be a blessing for those that are frequently looking at computer screens, as it will be easy on the eyes and will provide for ample desktop workspace.

The 13.3-inch glossy screen on the Yoga 13 is above average in a number of ways. For starters, Lenovo used an IPS display panel rather than a cheaper TN-style panel. This means the colors and screen brightness remain consistent regardless of your viewing angle. An IPS display is a feature that’s “nice to have” on a laptop but it’s virtually “essential” on a tablet because of the variety of positions and viewing angles.

The second premium feature to this screen is the resolution of 1600 x 900 pixels. Most 13-inch laptops have a 1366 x 768 resolution and that’s just not enough for multitasking with several windows on a single screen. Combine that increased resolution with the 10-point multi-touch dispaly surface and you’ve got the foundation for a great Windows 8 user experience.

You Can Read More At Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 Review

Current Special Offers For: IdeaPad Multimode Ultraportables

Watch This IdeaPad Yoga 13 Video Review Before Buying

The website Tested.com has long in-depth video review of Lenovo’s IdeaPad Yoga 13. This video is one of the best ones out there. While it’s a lengthy 40 minutes long, it’ll cover pretty much everything you want to know about the ultrabook convertible, including specs and technologies found inside the machine.

When you start the video, you’ll watch about a 7 minute segment, presented in a question and answer format, which covers the generalities of the machine. Then the two presenters sit down and go into detail about every little aspect of the system.

Overall, the IdeaPad Yoga 13 is a recommended Windows 8 hybrid convertible. If you’re thinking about getting this device, you must watch this video. It’ll answer all your questions and you’ll see that the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 is a great touch computing ultrabook.

Current Special Offers For: IdeaPad Yoga Multimode Ultraportables

Sony VAIO Laptop Ecoupons: 12/16 to 12/24

Pocket some extra savings this holiday season and when you take advantage of Sony VAIO Christmas deals. You’ve got one more week until Christmas, and still some time before the new year. A nice Sony VAIO laptop can be yours at discount.

Check out these awesome special offers. Build a custom VAIO system and save on select components when you upgrade. Several prebuilt VAIO systems are also on sale, with instant savings on purchases. VAIO Z Series laptops are on clearance save. Purchase your VAIO Z Series computers while supplies last.

 

Sony Laptop Ecoupons: 12/16 to 12/24



Current Special Offers For: VAIO E Series Laptops


Current Special Offers For: VAIO T Series Ultrabooks


Current Special Offers For: VAIO S Series Laptops


Current Special Offers For: VAIO Z Series Laptops


Current Special Offers For: VAIO Duo Series Ultrabooks


Current Special Offers For: VAIO L Series Desktops


Current Special Offers For: VAIO Tab Series Desktops


Current Special Offers For: VAIO Clearance Laptops (discontinued models)

 

Special Offers Valid: 12/16 to 12/24

VAIO Custom Laptop Performance Discounts
Save up to $380.00 off Performance Upgrades on Sony VAIO 15.5″ SVS151290X Performance Custom Laptop
Save up to $455.00 off Performance Upgrades on Sony VAIO 15.5″ SVS151290X Enhanced Custom Laptop
Save up to $505.00 off Performance Upgrades on Sony VAIO 15.5″ SVS151290X Standard Custom Laptop
Save up to $330.00 off Performance Upgrades on Sony VAIO 13.3″ SVS131290X Standard Custom Laptop
Save up to $560.00 off Performance Upgrades on Sony VAIO 13.3″ SVS13A290X Premium Custom Laptop
Save up to $400.00 off Performance Upgrades on Sony VAIO 13.3″ SVS13A290X Premium Plus Custom Laptop
Save up to $330.00 off Performance Upgrades on Sony VAIO 13.3″ SVT131290X Standard Custom Laptop
Save up to $630.00 off Performance Upgrades on Sony VAIO 13.3″ SVT131290X Enhanced Custom Laptop
Save up to $350.00 off Performance Upgrades on Sony VAIO 14″ SVT141190X Standard Custom Laptop
Save up to $570.00 off Performance Upgrades on Sony VAIO 14″ SVT141190X Enhanced Custom Laptop

VAIO Instant Savings
$125.00 off Sony VAIO 15.5″ SVS151290X Performance Custom Laptop
$50.00 off Sony VAIO 15.5″ SVS151290X Enhanced Custom Laptop
$160.00 off Sony VAIO 13.3″ SVS13A290X Premium Plus Custom Laptop
$130.00 off Sony VAIO 13.3″ S Series SVS1512EPXB Prebuilt Laptop
$150.00 off Sony VAIO 13.3″ S Series SVS1512DCXB Prebuilt Laptop
$200.00 off Sony VAIO 13.3″ S Series SVS1512GPXB Prebuilt Laptop
$360.00 off Sony VAIO 13.3″ S Series SVS13A2APXS Prebuilt Laptop
$80.00 off Sony VAIO 14″ SVT141190X Enhanced Custom Laptop
10% off Sony VAIO E Series SVE1512NCXB Prebuilt Silver Laptop
10% off Sony VAIO E Series SVE15122CXP Prebuilt Seashell Pink Laptop
10% off Sony VAIO E Series SVE15122CXP Prebuilt Seafoam White Laptop
10% off Sony VAIO E Series SVE15126CXS Prebuilt Autumn Silver Laptop
10% off Sony VAIO E Series SVE1512KCXS Prebuilt Autumn Silver Laptop

VAIO Z Series Clearance Sale
Save up to $380.00 off Sony VAIO SVZ131190X Standard Custom Laptop (while supplies last)
Save up to $540.00 off Sony VAIO SVZ131190X Enhanced Custom Laptop (while supplies last)
Save up to $730.00 off Sony VAIO SVZ131190X Performance Custom Laptop (while supplies last)
$160.00 off Sony VAIO SVZ1311AFXX Prebuilt Laptop (while supplies last)
$300.00 off Sony VAIO SVZ1311BGXXI Prebuilt Laptop (while supplies last)
$420.00 off Sony VAIO SVZ1311CHXXI Prebuilt Laptop (while supplies last)

Toshiba Laptop Ecoupons: 12/18 to 12/24

One more week until Christmas. Rush order a Toshiba laptop and one for yourself as a gift this year. Deals are on and you’ll be able to save some when you purchase this week. Big discounts on Qosmio gaming systems. Various Portege, Tecra and Satellite systems are on sale as well. Click on a series and see what special offers are available.

Top Toshiba Discounts This Week:

  • $440.00 off Qosmio X870-BT2G23 Laptop
  • $200.00 off Portege Z935-ST3N03 Ultrabook
  • $50.00 off Tecra R940-S9430 Laptop
  • $250.00 off Satellite U845W-S414 Ultrabook

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:
$300.00 off Qosmio X870-ST3NX1, $50.00 off Qosmio X875-Q7390, $50.00 off Qosmio X875-Q7380, $440.00 off Qosmio X870-BT2G23, $50.00 off Portege Z930-S9302, $50.00 off Portege Z935-ST3NX1, $50.00 off Portege Z930-S9301, $200.00 off Portege Z935-ST3N03, $50.00 off Portege Z935-ST3N02, $50.00 off Portege Z935-ST3N01, $50.00 off Portege R935-ST3N02, $50.00 off Tecra R940-S9430, $50.00 off Tecra R950-S9530, $40.00 off Tecra R940-S9420, $30.00 off Tecra R950-S9530, $140.00 off Tecra R940-SMBGX2, $50.00 off Satellite U845W-ST3N02, $250.00 off Satellite U845W-S414, $150.00 off Satellite P870-ST3GX1, $50.00 off Satellite U845W-ST3N01, $70.00 off Satellite P840T-ST3N01, $400.00 off Satellite P850-ST3GX1, $120.00 off Satellite P850-ST3N02

The Secret Planning of the VAIO Tap And VAIO Duo

Here’s a comical YouTube clip put out by Sony which talks about the new Sony VAIO Tap and VAIO Duo. It plays off the new Bond movie and uses an actor posing as a Q-like R&D technician. The guy narrates the challenges he faces on job and while at it introduces the two new VAIO products. If you’re a fan of secret agents and spy genres, check out this video and you’ll get a good laugh.


Current Special Offers For: VAIO Duo Ultrabooks

Current Special Offers For: VAIO Tab Mobile Desktops