Archive for February, 2013

A VAIO Duo 11 & Surface Pro Showdown

The Microsoft Surface Pro just came out and some might be wondering how it stacks up against similar Windows 8 tablet devices. Well Lisa Gade over at Mobile Tech Review has just done a pretty comprehensive video review comparing the Surface Pro with the VAIO Duo. Both machines have comparable technical specifications. Keep in mind the Surface Pro is has more of the traditional slate tablet design, so it’s a tad smaller and requires keyboard that can be attached on, while the Sony is a hybrid convertible ultrabook with a built-in keyboard.




Current Special Offers For: VAIO Duo Series Ultrabooks

ThinkPad Helix Design Process

The ThinkPad Helix utilizes an innovative design to combine the functionality of both tablet and ultrabook computing. Very different from the IdeaPad Yoga and the ThinkPad Twist designs, Lenovo has demonstrated it’s creative genius again in what the company is calling the “Rip & Flip” form factor. Basically the display found on the ThinkPad Helix comes off its base or dock, and can be used independently or can be reattached to the primary system in different positions. What an ingenious concept. Check out this video of the thought process that went into engineering this interesting device. The Helix is expected to come out in either March or April 2013.


Thinkpad Helix – Design & Engineering from HMX Media on Vimeo.


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ThinkPad Tablet 2 Review

Lenovo has one of the best product line offerings when it comes to convertible tablets, tablets, slates, and whatever you want to call them.  It all started with the IdeaPad Yoga, which came out late last year, and since then we’ve seen variations of the Yoga, we’ve seen the ThinkPad Twist, and now we have the ThinkPad Tablet 2.  You really have your choice of touch-enabled devices, and you can pick whatever one suits your needs the best.  The ThinkPad Tablet is an interesting device that works as a slate but can be used as an ultrabook of sorts with an attachable keyboard.  Check out this detailed review of the ThinkPad Tablet 2.  A sample of what you’ll find is clipped here for you below.

I like almost everything about the ThinkPad Tablet 2. It’s a handsome, well-made device that offers excellent battery life, does everything I’d expect a tablet to, and does it all well. It even does a few things I wouldn’t expect from a slate – try running Photoshop or Steam on your iPad, I’ll wait — and even if it doesn’t do them especially well, its ability to masquerade as a “real computer” is still a big advantage. At the risk of beating a dead horse, this isn’t a replacement for a Windows PC like the Acer Aspire S7 or Lenovo’s own Yoga 13, but next to the other Windows tablets on the market it’s clearly the best option. It’s also the best Atom-powered device I’ve tried, besting the HP Envy X2, the Acer Iconia W510, and others on battery life, performance, and especially build quality — but they do have trackpads, so choose your tradeoffs wisely.

Read the Entire Article At: Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 Review

 



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IdeaPad 13 Convertible Ultrabook Has Few Rivals

Lenovo’s IdeaPad Yoga 13 has been out for a while, since last fall, and recently a similar but smaller machine was released in the Yoga 11. The ultrabook convertible has for the most part received favorable reviews, not just for its technical specs, but for it’s innovative design, which is a first in the industry, with no other ultrabook with an even remotely close design.

The following article shared here is one of many out on the Web right now. It’s a good article to read because it’s short and to the point. Check out a clip of what content you’ll find after you click through.

Basically, in any mode the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 is attractive and ergonomic, at least when taking its size and power into consideration. Build quality is equally solid. The rugged plastics used throughout inspire confidence, and all the panels are beautifully fitted. It’s not quite up to Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon due to a little bit of flex here and there around the hinge area and – surprisingly for Lenovo – just a wee bit in the keyboard, but then this is a considerably more affordable and more versatile machine.
Read more at Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 Review

 

Current Special Offers For: IdeaPad Yoga Multimode Ultrabooks

Lenovo Laptop Ecoupons: 2/21 to 2/27

Lenovo’s weekly laptop and desktop deals for IdeaPad and Essential product lines have been updated.  This week’s special offers run through 2/27 and include various discounts on several machines.

Back are discounted IdeaPad Yoga 13 models.  There’s a couple that are on sale.  You might want to take advantage of this moment because IdeaPad Yoga 13 systems are seldom marked down.  Usually it’s the Yoga 11 machines that are.

Use one of the listed coupon codes below and input it in your online shopping cart to see the savings show up.  An overview of the top discounted laptops and desktop models are displayed for your convenience, but if you want to see everything, scroll to the bottom of this post and you’ll get alternative options as well as their discount amounts.

COUPON CODES:

  • WEEKLYDEAL
  • YOGA13SPECIAL
  • YOGA11DEAL
  • YOGA11
  • ESSENTIALSAVINGS
  • B320SAVINGS

Top Lenovo Promotions This week:

  • $50.00 off IdeaPad Yoga 13: 59366353 Laptop (Multi-mode Ultrabooks)
  • $350.00 off IdeaPad Yoga 11: 26962CU Laptop (Multi-mode Ultrabooks)
  • $200.99 off IdeaPad Y580: 59345717 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)
  • $180.00 off IdeaPad Z500: 593126U Laptop (Affordable Entertainment)
  • $170.00 off IdeaPad Z380: 212948U Laptop (Affordable Entertainment)
  • $350.00 off Essential G780: 21829RU Laptop (Entry-Level Reliability)
  • $180.00 off Essential G580: 59354099 Laptop (Entry-Level Reliability)
  • $170.00 off IdeaCentre B320: 57312750 Desktop (Multimedia Powerhouse)
  • $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

 

Discounted Models List This Week:

Special Offers Available 2/14 to 2/20
$200.99 off IdeaPad Y580: 59345717 Laptop (Serious Entertainment)
$150.99 off IdeaPad Y580: 59345715 Laptop (Serious Entertainment)
$350.00 off IdeaPad Y500: 95412UU Laptop (Serious Entertainment)
$470.00 off IdeaPad Y500: 59360241 Laptop (Serious Entertainment)
$450.00 off IdeaPad Y500: 59360242 Laptop (Serious Entertainment)
$350.00 off IdeaPad Y500: 95412SU Laptop (Serious Entertainment)
$370.00 off IdeaPad Y400: 952325U Laptop (Serious Entertainment)
$550.00 off IdeaPad Y400: 95232FU Laptop (Serious Entertainment)
$500.00 off IdeaPad Y400: 59360114 Laptop (Serious Entertainment)
$480.00 off IdeaPad Y400: 95232HU Laptop (Serious Entertainment)
$360.00 off IdeaPad U510: 59365181 Laptop (Thin, Light, Stylish)
$200.00 off IdeaPad U410: 59365177 Laptop (Thin, Light, Stylish)
$200.00 off IdeaPad U410: 59365169 Laptop (Thin, Light, Stylish)
$200.00 off IdeaPad U410: 59365161 Laptop (Thin, Light, Stylish)
$320.00 off IdeaPad U410: 59365170 Laptop (Thin, Light, Stylish)
$170.00 off IdeaPad U410: 59365164 Laptop (Thin, Light, Stylish)
$220.00 off IdeaPad U410: 59365178 Laptop (Thin, Light, Stylish)
$30.00 off IdeaPad Yoga 13: 59343899 Laptop (Multi-mode Ultrabooks)
$50.00 off IdeaPad Yoga 13: 59366353 Laptop (Multi-mode Ultrabooks)
$150.00 off IdeaPad Yoga 11: 26962BU Laptop (Multi-mode Ultrabooks)
$350.00 off IdeaPad Yoga 11: 26962CU Laptop (Multi-mode Ultrabooks)
$300.00 off IdeaPad Z580: 59365428 Laptop (Affordable Entertainment)
$250.00 off IdeaPad Z580: 215168U Laptop (Affordable Entertainment)
$230.00 off IdeaPad Z580: 215167U Laptop (Affordable Entertainment)
$120.00 off IdeaPad Z580: 215164U Laptop (Affordable Entertainment)
$180.00 off IdeaPad Z500: 593126U Laptop (Affordable Entertainment)
$170.00 off IdeaPad Z380: 212948U Laptop (Affordable Entertainment)
$150.00 off IdeaPad Z380: 212945U Laptop (Affordable Entertainment)
$130.00 off IdeaPad S300: 59359328 Laptop (Netbook)
$90.00 off IdeaPad S300: 59359323 Laptop (Netbook)
$90.00 off IdeaPad S300: 59359324 Laptop (Netbook)
$280.00 off Essential G780: 21829TU Laptop (Entry-Level Reliability)
$350.00 off Essential G780: 21829RU Laptop (Entry-Level Reliability)
$300.00 off Essential G780: 21829UU Laptop (Entry-Level Reliability)
$130.00 off Essential G585: 21819FU Laptop (Entry-Level Reliability)
$180.00 off Essential G580: 59354099 Laptop (Entry-Level Reliability)
$150.00 off Essential G580: 59354100 Laptop (Entry-Level Reliability)
$170.00 off IdeaCentre B320: 57312750 Desktop (Multimedia Powerhouse)
$150.00 off IdeaCentre B320: 57312750 Desktop (Multimedia Powerhouse)
$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)
$150.00 off Essential H520s: 57310716 Desktop (Affordable Desktop Versatility)

Sony VAIO Laptops: 2/19 to 3/3

The majority of savings found for Sony VAIO laptops this week are for clearance models. New VAIO models are in and there’s urgency to clear old systems for new ones. Save on an assortment of custom and prebuilt machines. These deals are available only while supplies are last because Sony will not be making anymore.

A couple of special offers for custom VAIO systems are available. When you build a VAIO S Series laptop, you can save up to 50% on an hard drive upgrade. For VAIO Duo convertible ultrabooks, receive a free upgrade to Windows 8 Pro.

There are several VAIO notebooks that you can get instant savings from. Check those models out below.

Sony Laptop Ecoupons: 2/19 to 3/3



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: 2/19 to 3/3

Instant Savings: 2/19 to 2/24
$40.00 off Sony VAIO 11.6″ Prebuilt SVE11125CXW Laptop
$40.00 off Sony VAIO 13.3″ SVT13124CXS Prebuilt Silver Mist Laptop (clearance model)
$70.00 off Sony VAIO 14″ SVE14A290X Premium Custom Laptop (clearance model)

Upgrade Savings: 2/19 to 3/3
Save up to 50% on Hard Drive Upgrades for Select Sony VAIO S Series Laptops
Receive a Free Upgrade to Windows 8 Pro ($50 value) When You Build a Sony VAIO Duo 11 Ultrabook

Clearance Models: 2/19 to 2/24
$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 Plus 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)
10% off Sony VAIO 13.3″ SVT13124CXS Prebuilt Silver Mist Laptop (clearance model)
$50.00 off Sony VAIO 14″ SVE14A190X Premium Plus 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″ VPCSB4DFX/B Prebuilt Laptop (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)

Toshiba Laptop Ecoupons: 2/19 to 2/26

President’s Day holiday is over, but that doesn’t mean the Toshiba’s special offers have ended. This week through 2/26 save on the full spectrum of Toshiba laptops, from high-end Qosmio systems to budget or mainstream Satellite machines. Check out the deals below to see where the savings are the greats.

Highest Discounted Items This Week:

  • $400.00 off Qosmio X870-ST4GX1 Laptop
  • $200.00 off Portege Z935-ST3N03 Ultrabook
  • $180.00 off Tecra R940-SMBNX1 Laptop
  • $300.00 off Satellite P870-ST4GX1 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 

 

All Discounted Models This Week:
$400.00 off Qosmio X870-ST4GX1 Laptop
$70.00 off Qosmio X875-Q7390 3D Laptop
$80.00 off Qosmio X875-Q7190 Laptop
$395.00 off Qosmio X870-BT2G23 Laptop
$50.00 off Portege R930-S9331 Laptop
$50.00 off Portege Z930-S9312 Ultrabook
$50.00 off Portege R930-S9321 Laptop
$100.00 off Portege Z935-ST4N05 Ultrabook
$50.00 off Portege Z930-S9301 Ultrabook
$100.00 off Portege Z935-ST4N03 Ultrabook
$100.00 off Portege Z935-ST4N04 Ultrabook
$200.00 off Portege Z935-ST3N03 Ultrabook
$100.00 off Portege Z935-ST4N02 Ultrabook
$50.00 off Tecra R950-S9541 Laptop
$50.00 off Tecra R940-S9430 Laptop
$40.00 off Tecra R940-S9421 Laptop
$30.00 off Tecra R950-S9521 Laptop
$50.00 off Tecra R940-BT9400 Laptop
$100.00 off Tecra R950-SMBGX3 Laptop
$50.00 off Tecra R950-BT9500 Laptop
$140.00 off Tecra R940-SMBGX2 Laptop
$180.00 off Tecra R940-SMBNX1 Laptop
$180.00 off Tecra R950-SMBNX1 Laptop
$70.00 off Satellite U845W-S4180 Ultrabook
$300.00 off Satellite P870-ST4GX1 Laptop
$300.00 off Satellite P870-ST4NX1 Laptop
$70.00 off Satellite U925T-S2300 Ultrabook
$70.00 off Satellite U925T-S2120 Ultrabook
$500.00 off Satellite U845W-ST3N02 Ultrabook
$300.00 off Satellite P850-ST4GX1 Laptop
$120.00 off Satellite P850-ST4NX2 Laptop
$70.00 off Satellite U845W-S4170 Ultrabook
$100.00 off Satellite P840T-ST3N01 Laptop

Lenovo ThinkPad Laptop Ecoupons: 2/19 to 2/27

Thinking about getting an ultraportable but haven’t seen any good deals for any? You’re in luck. For the next week, you can save up to $100 on select ThinkPad systems. Check out models from the ThinkPad T Series, ThinkPad Twist Series and ThinkPad X230. These special offer are available through 2/27.
Lenovo Promotions:

  • $80.00 off ThinkPad T430u Laptops
  • $80.00 off ThinkPad Twist Series Laptops
  • $100.00 off ThinkPad X230 Laptops
  • $100.00 off ThinkPad T430s Laptops

New Lenovo Laptop Ecoupons




Current Special Offers For: ThinkPad Laptops

 

IdeaCentre Horizon a Mobile Desktop Computer

Lenovo gave consumers a sneak peak at its mobile desktop solution earlier this year at CES. This system looks like it’ll be a comparable computing solution to Sony’s VAIO Tab, which is already available for purchase. Looking a bit closer though, there are a handful of noticeable differences, most notably in the size of the displays. The IdeaCentre Horizon looks to be a more sophisticated machine. It’ll be available for purchase later this year during the summer.

Like the Sony VAIO Tap 20, the Horizon is an all-in-one PC with the components built behind the screen, but where the Tap 20 is large, the IdeaCentre Horizon is an XXL. It’s designed for sharing the computer with the family, and as such Lenovo has worked with software developers to make sure it’s not just another big-screen desktop that happens to tilt flat.

The IdeaCentre Horizon’s sports a 27-inch 1,920 by 1,080 (true 1080p HD) resolution screen. While we’ve seen that size before (notably on the Lenovo IdeaCentre A720), this is the first time we’ve seen that size of a screen on something that can work completely untethered. Claimed battery life is about two hours. At 18 pounds, we can’t call the IdeaCentre Horizon a portable, but you can temporarily unplug it and carry it from room to room in and out of your home.

Read More At CES 2013: Hands on with The Lenovo IdeaCentre Horizon Table PC


Current Special Offers For: IdeaCentre Desktops

Lenovo Laptop 2013 Preview

There’s a lot to look forward in 2013. Lenovo has some impressive new laptops lined up for release. Most were available for preview at CES. In this video you’ll see a wrap up on some of the new IdeaPad Z Series, IdeaPad U Series, and IdeaPad accessories. Touch displays are definitely a highlighted new feature.




Current Special Offers For: IdeaPad/ThinkPad Laptops