Archive for February, 2013

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch Video Review

Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch is a thing of beauty. It’s minimalist design is clean and elegant, much like what you would find on a MacBook Air.  Because the ThinkPad X1 is an ultrabook, you’ll be able to easily carry around this system because it’s both thin and light.  You’ll also be able to enjoy fairly good battery life.  Watch this video review on the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch and see what features you’ll be getting when you get this laptop.

With lid closed the top of the chassis is a uniform sheet of black with just a Lenovo logo bottom right, and a ThinkPad badge bottom right – the dot of the i in ThinkPad glows red when your laptop is working.

Open up and the design is similarly minimalist. The well-sized scrabble-tile keyboard is black out of black – the keys a slightly more shiny black than the carbon body.

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch lid folds back so the laptop sits flat on the desk.

We really like the keyboard. As with other Lenovo keyboards the bottom of the scrabble tile keys is curved, giving you extra space when typing. And the size is good anyway.

The trackpad is smooth, responsive, and well sized.

The ThinkPad is constructed of carbon fibre, the finish feeling strokably smooth to the touch but not picking up fingerprints. With the lid folded down the Carbon Touch is almost MacBook Air-like in its slim profile.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch Video Review – Impressive Touchscreen Ultrabook




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Sony VAIO Duo 11 Design

There have been some interesting designs found on the handful of Windows 8 hybrid ultrabooks out on the market today.  If you haven’t seen Sony’s implementation of touch computing on its tablet/ultrabook convertible, you can check it out here on this website or on Sony’s.  GizmoFinder has many articles highlighting different takes on the system, and you’ll find them informative. Just search for the appropriate tags.

The VAIO Duo 11 will appeal to those that want a conveniently sized computing device that has both tablet and ultrabook computing features. Two significant highlights found on this device and not on many other comparable systems are the Full HD display and the packaged stylus.

Here’s a teaser of an article that talks more about the Sony VAIO Duo 11

Sony’s take with the Vaio Duo 11 is to have a screen that elevates as you slide it from tablet mode to reveal its dinky keyboard. There’s no trackpad though, just an optical TrackPoint controller – think recent BlackBerrys – and a slither of buttons for left/centre/right clicks beneath the spacebar. Given the display is a touchscreen, Sony almost gets away with it, but having full HD 1920 x 1080 on an 11.6-inch screen demands some pretty accurate poking at times, so for good measure, a stylus is included too. Is this helpful or distracting? I’ll get back to you on that.

Read More At Review: Sony Vaio Duo 11 Ultrabook

 




Current Special Offers For: VAIO Duo Series Ultrabooks

Lenovo Laptop Ecoupons: 2/28 to 3/6

Lenovo is ending the month of February with a bang. IdeaPad, Essential, and ThinkPad systems have been discounted. Mainstream IdeaPad and Essential laptops and desktop computers are on sale with savings of up to 35%. Select business-class ThinkPad laptops have been marked down by either 10% or 12%.

Use our exclusive coupons to cash in on your savings. Simply click on a coupon image below and use one of the listed coupon codes for your purchase. Type in the coupon code when prompted during the online check out process. Lenovo offers free shipping on all computer system orders.

IdeaPad Yoga 13 ultrabook convertibles have been popular as of late. These systems have two modes that allow you to use the device either as a tablet or a laptop. Lenovo sporadically offers special offers on this machine. Take advantage of this moment because the promotion won’t last for long.

COUPON CODES:

  • THINKDEALS
  • YOGA13SPECIAL
  • YOGA11
  • IDEADEALS
  • ESSENTIALSAVINGS

Top Lenovo Promotions This week:

  • 12% off ThinkPad X230 Laptops
  • $50.00 off IdeaPad Yoga 13: 59366353 Laptop (Multi-mode Ultrabooks)
  • $50.00 off IdeaPad Yoga 13: 59366353 Laptop (Multi-mode Ultrabooks)
  • $350.00 off IdeaPad Yoga 11: 26962CU Laptop (Multi-mode Ultrabooks)
  • $150.99 off IdeaPad Y580: 59345715 Laptop (Serious Entertainment)
  • $470.00 off IdeaPad Y500: 59360241 Laptop (Serious Entertainment)
  • $550.00 off IdeaPad Y400: 95232FU Laptop (Serious Entertainment)
  • $360.00 off IdeaPad U510: 59365181 Laptop (Thin, Light, Stylish)
  • $320.00 off IdeaPad U410: 59365170 Laptop (Thin, Light, Stylish)
  • $300.00 off IdeaPad Z580: 59365428 Laptop (Affordable Entertainment)
  • $100.00 off IdeaPad Z400: 59362578 Laptop (Affordable Entertainment)
  • $170.00 off IdeaPad Z380: 212948U Laptop (Affordable Entertainment)
  • $350.00 off Essential G780: 21829RU Laptop (Entry-Level Reliability)
  • $230.00 off Essential G580: 59354100 Laptop (Entry-Level Reliability)
  • $250.00 off IdeaCentre K430: 57312227 Desktop (Raw Power)
  • $170.00 off Essential C340: 57311576 Desktop (Reliable All-in-One Desktops)
  • $150.00 off Essential H520s: 57310714 Desktop (Affordable Desktop Versatility)

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



Current Special Offers For: ThinkPad Laptops

 

Discounted Models List This Week:

Special Offers Available 2/28 to 3/06
ThinkPad T430 Laptops
ThinkPad T530 Laptops
ThinkPad X230 Laptops
ThinkPad T430s Laptops
IdeaPad Yoga 13: 5934389
IdeaPad Yoga 13: 59366353
IdeaPad Yoga 11: 26962CU
IdeaPad Y580: 59345715
IdeaPad Y500: 59360241
IdeaPad Y500: 59360242
IdeaPad Y500: 95412SU
IdeaPad Y480: 2093B3U
IdeaPad Y400: 952325U
IdeaPad Y400: 95232FU
IdeaPad Y400: 59360114
IdeaPad U510: 59365181
IdeaPad U410: 59365177
IdeaPad U410: 59365169
IdeaPad U410: 59365161
IdeaPad U410: 59365170
IdeaPad U410: 59365164
IdeaPad U410: 59365178
IdeaPad Z580: 59365428
IdeaPad Z580: 215168U
IdeaPad Z580: 215167U
IdeaPad Z580: 215164U
IdeaPad Z500: 593126U
IdeaPad Z400: 59362578
IdeaPad Z400: 59362573
IdeaPad Z380: 212948U
IdeaPad Z380: 212945U
Essential G780: 21829TU
Essential G780: 21829RU
Essential G780: 21829UU
Essential G585: 21819FU
Essential G580: 59354099
Essential G580: 59354100
Essential G580: 59354101
IdeaCentre K430: 57312227
Essential C340: 57311576
Essential H520s: 57310716

Toshiba Laptop Ecoupons: 2/26 to 3/04

A select few Toshiba laptops are on sale this week. While there are fewer in number, the savings are just as big, if not bigger. Take for example the Qosmio X870-ST4GX1 Laptop, a gaming laptop. Get a $500 instant savings when you our purchase this system this week. Similary, the Satellite U845W-ST3N02 Ultrabook has been discounted the same amount. That’s huge. Why pay full price when you can save so much.

There are other deals to be had. Check them out by clicking the images for each product category below. You’ll be able to see all the models along with their technical specifications and discount values.

Highest Discounted Items This Week:

  • $500.00 off Qosmio X870-ST4GX1 Laptop
  • $170.00 off Portege Z935-ST3N03 Ultrabook
  • $180.00 off Tecra R940-SMBNX1 Laptop
  • $500.00 off Satellite U845W-ST3N02 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 

 

All Discounted Models This Week:
$500.00 off Qosmio X870-ST4GX1 Laptop
$100.00 off Qosmio X875-Q7390 3D Laptop
$100.00 off Qosmio X875-Q7190 Laptop
$400.00 off Qosmio X870-BT2G23 Laptop
$70.00 off Portege Z935-ST4N05 Ultrabook
$70.00 off Portege Z935-ST4N03 Ultrabook
$70.00 off Portege Z935-ST4N04 Ultrabook
$170.00 off Portege Z935-ST3N03 Ultrabook
$70.00 off Portege Z935-ST4N02 Ultrabook
$70.00 off Portege Z935-ST4N01 Ultrabook
$70.00 off Portege R935-ST4N01 Laptop
$30.00 off Tecra R950-S9521 Laptop
$180.00 off Tecra R940-SMBNX1 Laptop
$50.00 off Satellite U845W-S4180 Ultrabook
$400.00 off Satellite P870-ST4GX1 Laptop
$100.00 off Satellite U925T-S2300 Ultrabook
$100.00 off Satellite U925T-S2120 Ultrabook
$300.00 off Satellite P850-ST4GX1 Laptop
$500.00 off Satellite U845W-ST3N02 Ultrabook
$400.00 off Satellite P870-ST4NX1 Laptop
$100.00 off Satellite P850-ST4NX2 Laptop
$50.00 off Satellite U845W-S4170 Ultrabook
$50.00 off Satellite U845W-S4170 Ultrabook
$100.00 off Satellite P840T-ST3N01 Laptop
$349.98 off Satellite P870-BT3G22 Laptop
$349.98 off Satellite P850-BT3G22 Laptop
$100.00 off Satellite P850-ST4NX1 Laptop

Lenovo ThinkPad Laptops: 2/25 to 2/27

Lenovo has a special three day promotion on select ThinkPad laptops.  The systems available for discount belong to the ThinkPad T430, ThinkPad T530 and ThinkPad W530 product families.  Save 12% off the list price.  Click through the coupon image and punch in the coupon THINK3DAY into your online shopping cart to redeem the savings.
Lenovo Promotions:

  • 12% off ThinkPad T430 Laptops
  • 12% off ThinkPad T530 Laptops
  • 12% off ThinkPad W530 Laptops

New Lenovo Laptop Ecoupons




Current Special Offers For: ThinkPad Laptops

 

Sony VAIO T Series SVT13135CXS

Sony’s VAIO T Series is a laptop product line that’s dedicated to the ultrabook form factor. While the market is beginning to see a lot of hybrid convertible ultrabooks, the VAIO T Series remains as it is where you’ll find systems that are thin and light in design and having exceptional battery life. Sony has created another product line called the VAIO Duo Series which is all about tablet/ultrabook computing.

The most recent upgrade to the VAIO T Series family of ultrabooks is touch display. From its 13″ models to the recently introduced 17.3″ machines, you’ll now find a touch functionality on any sized display.

Check out a prebuilt or a custom VAIO T Series model and see what new improvements Sony has made. The VAIO SVT13135CXS is a popular prebuilt model. It’s priced relatively cheap and ships out from Sony quick.

By looking at the published specs and features, the Sony SVT13135CXS is a mid-range Ultrabook. It features 13″ widescreen LED-backlit display, makes it one of the best Ultrabook for those that are always on the go. The Sony T Series SVT13135CXS runs on 3rd Gen of Intel Core i5 processor, 6GB of RAM, 500GB + 24GB SSD and Intel HD Graphics 4000. Clearly, it is not made for serious gamers. Instead, this Ultrabook is best suited for student, businessman, and people who always travel.

Complete Article at Sony VAIO T Series SVT13135CXS Review

 


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Current Special Offers For: VAIO T Series Ultrabooks

Sony VAIO Clearance Laptop Ecoupons: 2/25 to 3/3

The Sony Clearance sale for last season’s VAIO laptops continue this week from last, and will run through March 3, 2013. Check out what systems are left and see what discounts you can get when you click through the coupon image. You’ll be directed to a special page where all the prebuilt and custom VAIO clearance models are displayed. These machines are available for a limited-time. Once they’re out of stock, there will be no more. Get your before it’s too late.

Sony Laptop Ecoupons: 2/25 to 3/03



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


 

Special Offers Valid: 2/25 to 3/03

VAIO Instant Savings
$40.00 off Sony VAIO 13.3″ SVT13124CXS Prebuilt Silver Mist Laptop (clearance model)
15% off Sony VAIO 13.3″ SVT131290X Standard Custom Laptop (clearance model)
$25.00 off Sony VAIO 14″ SVE141290X Standard Custom Laptop (clearance model)
$25.00 off Sony VAIO 14″ SVE141290X Enhanced Custom Laptop (clearance model)
$50.00 off Sony VAIO 14″ SVE14A290X Premium Custom Laptop (clearance model)
10% off Sony VAIO 14″ SVE14125CXP Prebuilt Pink Laptop (clearance model)
10% off Sony VAIO 15.5″ SVE15122CXW Prebuilt Seafoam White Laptop (clearance model)
10% off Sony VAIO 13.3″ SVT131290X Standard Custom Laptop (clearance model)
10% off Sony VAIO 13.3″ SVT131290X Enhanced Custom Laptop (clearance model)
10% off Sony VAIO 13.3″ SVT13122CXS Prebuilt Silver Mist Laptop (clearance model)
10% off Sony VAIO 13.3″ T Series SVT13125CXS Prebuilt Silver Mist Laptop (clearance model)
$50.00 off Sony VAIO 14″ SVE14A190X Premium Plus Custom Laptop (clearance model)
$100.00 off Sony VAIO 15.5″ SVS151190X Standard Custom Laptop (clearance model)
$200.00 off Sony VAIO 13.3″ SVT13118FXS Prebuilt Silver Laptop (clearance model)
$250.00 off Sony VAIO 24″ SVL24116FXB Prebuilt Desktop (clearance model)
$200.00 off Sony VAIO 13.3″ VPCSA4AGX/SI Prebuilt Laptop (clearance model)
$300.00 off Sony VAIO 13.3″ VPCSA4SGX/X Prebuilt Laptop (clearance model)
$200.00 off Sony VAIO 15.5″ VPCSE2LFX/B Prebuilt Laptop (clearance model)

Watch How a Sony VAIO Duo Is Put Together

An ultrabook is basically a laptop that has a very thin and light design. It’s built to be easy to carry around and to have good battery life. The system is very appropriate for users that are frequently on the move, such as college students and mobile professionals.

With the advent of Windows 8, which places a big focus on touch functionality, ultrabooks have taken on a very interesting evolution of sorts. Many PC vendors started to combine the ultrabook form factor with that of a tablet, creating what they call a convertible tablet. These devices in one way or another, switch back and forth between tablet mode and ultrabook mode

The Sony VAIO Duo 11 is one example of the many hybrid convertible designs out on the market. It incorporates a keyboard slider mechanism that is revealed when the device is in ultrabook mode. Otherwise, the keyboard remains hidden underneath the display when in tablet mode.

Check out this Sony video which documents the assembly of a VAIO Duo ultrabook. You’ll see what components go into this system and you’ll also probably have a better understanding of the design after viewing.




Current Special Offers For: VAIO Duo Series Convertible Ultrabooks

See How The ThinkPad Twist Stacks Up to Other Convertible Computing Solutions

Here’s a Lenovo video on the new ThinkPad Twist. Watch this clip to better understand the new convertible computing segment, and to see what the ThinkPad Twist is all about. You’ll also see the hosts bring out a handful of competitor systems, including the HP Envy 4 and Dell XPS 12. See how the ThinkPad Twist betters these alternative convertible solutions in multiple areas.




Current Special Offers For: ThinkPad Twist Convertible Laptops

Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 Short Video Tour

Lenovo’s ThinkPad Tablet 2 is out and it has an interesting design. Used primarily as a touch-based Windows 8 slate, this device can dock into a keyboard base, and can be operated on like one would on a traditional ultrabook computer. While the ThinkPad Tablet 2 runs on an ARM processor and is priced a bit high, two caveats which may cause some shoppers to think twice on getting it, the device is nonetheless a good computing machine, convenient to take out, light, thin and stylish. Check out this CNET video which gives an overview on the product.




Current Special Offers For: ThinkPad Tablets