Archive for March, 2013

IdeaPad Y500 Laptop Review

Lenovo’s IdeaPad Y500 is the upgraded version of the IdeaPad Y580.  You’ll notice a handful of enhancements, most notably in appearance, but what you as the consumer will end up getting most is value.  The IdeaPad Y500 provides excellent performance for a reasonable price.

Adding some extra kick is the system’s modular Ultrabay concept. Years ago, you would see this occasionally on midsize-and-larger laptops, but today it’s very rare. Where the optical drive would normally go, at the right side of the system chassis, is instead a bay that can handle different optional components.

The Ultrabay accessory included in our review unit is a second GeForce GT 650M graphics card–a rarity indeed for a gaming laptop–but you can also use the bay for an extra hard drive, an additional cooling fan, or an optical drive.

All that makes the Y500 powerful, flexible, and stylish. It’s also well made, looks sharp, and is quite reasonably priced (and a positive bargain, if the current sale prices hold). If it only had a touchscreen for a frustration-free Windows 8 experience, this might be my favorite laptop of 2013 to date. As it is, the non-touchscreen would be a deal-killer for me if I was reaching into my pocket to buy a new laptop.

Read More At: Lenovo IdeaPad Y500




Current Special Offers For: IdeaPad Y Series Entertainment Notebooks

Lenovo Erazer X700 Gaming PC

We’ve all come to know Lenovo, especially its ThinkPad line, as serious performance computers that are reliable and well built. While currently Lenovo hasn’t really offered anything in the area of desktop gaming, it soon will. Coming this summer in June, Lenovo will debut the Erazer X700. For now, you can choose from IdeaCentre All-in-One Desktop PC. Check out a preview of what you can expect in this video below:




Current Special Offers For: All-in-One Desktop PCs

Lenovo Laptop Ecoupons: 3/28 to 4/04

ThinkPad savings have been bumped up from 10% last week to 12% this week.  For 4 days save on select ThinkPad systems.  Use the coupon code “BIG4SAVINGS” to redeem savings on ThinkPad laptops.

IdeaPad laptops are also discounted.  Both Yoga 13 and Yoga 11 have coupons available for use.  These convertible ultrabooks have been hot selling items.  For all other IdeaPad machines, use the coupon code “7DAYDEALS” and see the price reductions kick in.

 

COUPON CODES:

  • BIG4SAVINGS
  • YOGA13SPECIAL
  • 7DAYDEALS
  • S300SAVE
  • 4DAYSG585

 

Top Lenovo Discounts This Week

  • $600.00 off IdeaPad Y500: 95412ZU Laptop (Serious Entertainment)
  • $500.00 off IdeaPad Y400: 59360114 Laptop (Serious Entertainment)
  • $320.00 off IdeaPad U410: 59365170 Laptop (Thin, Light, Stylish)

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 3/28 to 3/31
12% off ThinkPad T430 Laptops
12% off ThinkPad T530 Laptops
12% off ThinkPad X230 Laptops
12% off ThinkPad W530 Laptops

Special Offers Available 3/28 to 4/03
$50.00 off IdeaPad Yoga 13: 59366350 Laptop (Multi-mode Ultrabooks)
$50.00 off IdeaPad Yoga 13: 59366360 Laptop (Multi-mode Ultrabooks)
$100.00 off IdeaPad Yoga 13: 59366348 Laptop (Multi-mode Ultrabooks)
$100.00 off IdeaPad Yoga 13: 59366358 Laptop (Multi-mode Ultrabooks)
$100.00 off IdeaPad Yoga 13: 59366353 Laptop (Multi-mode Ultrabooks)
$350.00 off IdeaPad Yoga 11: 26962CU Laptop (Multi-mode Ultrabooks)
$350.00 off IdeaPad Yoga 11: 26962BU Laptop (Multi-mode Ultrabooks)
$70.99 off IdeaPad Y580: 59345715 Laptop (Serious Entertainment)
$600.00 off IdeaPad Y500: 95412ZU 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)
$450.00 off IdeaPad Y400: 952325U 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)
$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)
$200.00 off IdeaPad U310 Touch: 59365021 Laptop (Thin, Light, Stylish)
$250.00 off IdeaPad U310 Touch: 59365023 Laptop (Thin, Light, Stylish)
$200.00 off IdeaPad U310 Touch: 59365025 Laptop (Thin, Light, Stylish)
$150.00 off IdeaPad U310: 59371834 Laptop (Thin, Light, Stylish)
$150.00 off IdeaPad U310: 59371842 Laptop (Thin, Light, Stylish)
$250.00 off IdeaPad Z580: 215168U Laptop (Affordable Entertainment)
$230.00 off IdeaPad Z580: 59371483 Laptop (Affordable Entertainment)
$260.00 off IdeaPad Z580: 215167U Laptop (Affordable Entertainment)
$200.00 off IdeaPad Z400 Touch: 59365073 Laptop (Affordable Entertainment)
$200.00 off IdeaPad Z400 Touch: 59365072 Laptop (Affordable Entertainment)
$240.00 off IdeaPad Z400 Touch: 59362575 Laptop (Affordable Entertainment)
$150.00 off IdeaPad Z400: 59362573 Laptop (Affordable Entertainment)
$130.00 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: 59371425 Laptop (Entry-Level Reliability)
$260.00 off Essential G780: 59371424 Laptop (Entry-Level Reliability)
$180.00 off Essential G585: 21819FU Laptop (Entry-Level Reliability)
$230.00 off Essential G580: 59354100 Laptop (Entry-Level Reliability)
$200.00 off Essential G580: 59371414 Laptop (Entry-Level Reliability)
$270.00 off IdeaCentre B320: 57312750 Desktop (Multimedia Powerhouse)
$250.00 off IdeaCentre B540: 57311756 Desktop (Multimedia Powerhouse)
$250.00 off IdeaCentre K430: 57312227 Desktop (Raw Power)
$200.00 off Essential C540: 57313699 Desktop (Affordable Desktop Versatility)
$120.00 off Essential H520s: 57310722 Desktop (Affordable Desktop Versatility)

ThinkPad X1 & ThinkVision Combo

By now we’ve heard, read, and seen content on Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch. It truly is a magnificent machine and it has garnered favorable reviews from both critics and users.

What probably hasn’t received as much attention is the ThinkVision Mobile Monitor. It’s a handy little touch-enabled device that can be used in conjunction with a Thinkpad X1 Carbon Touch via wired or wireless connection. The display makes a compelling case for itself, as it conveniently expands desktop workspace for personal computing or collaborative computing use. Think about the productivity improvements this combination offers. For professionals that are frequently on the road, carrying around both these devices can help you stay busy and productive, just as if you never left your office.




Current Special Offers For: ThinkPad X Series Ultraportable Laptops

IdeaPad Y500 Video Review

Recently we shared a video product tour of the Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 produced by CNET. If you’re looking for a more detailed and comprehensive review of this laptop, check out the video below. Lisa Gade from MobileTechReview touches on many of the notebook’s attributes. The IdeaPad Y500 is an impressive performance entertainment laptop.




Current Special Offers For: IdeaPad Y Series Mobile Entertainment Notebooks

ThinkPad Helix Scheduled for April Debut

The ThinkPad Helix was first revealed and displayed to the public at CES 2013. There was not specific release date shared, only that it would come out sometime in the spring. Lenovo has now narrowed that window down. On Lenovo’s official twitter account, the ThinkPad Helix is scheduled to be available for purchase in April. That’s coming right up. In fact, that’s next month. Stay tuned for more updates and announcements relating to the ThinkPad Helix.




Current Special Offers For: IdeaPad & ThinkPad Tablets

IdeaPad Y500 Product Video Tour

Here’s a short video product tour of Lenovo’s IdeaPad Y500. This laptop is set as a performance multimedia mobile computing system, and the specifications back it up. The Y500 comes with two NVIDIA graphic cards, one of which fits in an ultrabay, which can be removed to be replaced with other peripheral components such as a second hard disk drive, fan or optical drive. Check out what Dan Ackerman with CNET has to say about this machine by watching the video below




Current Special Offers For: IdeaPad Y Series Mobile Entertainment Notebooks

Sony VAIO Laptop Ecoupons: 3/24 to 3/31

Sony’s VAIO Duos are on sale for a short period of time. The special offer is that you receive a Windows 8 Pro upgrade, a $50 value, when you buy a system during this promotion. The sale runs through 4/13.

The number of VAIO clearance laptops is dwindling. These are systems that have been priced to sale, as they need to be cleared out of inventory to make room for the newer models. Get yours while supplies are available.

Sony Laptop Ecoupons: 3/24 to 3/31



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 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

 

Special Offers Valid: 3/24 to 4/13

Upgrade Savings: 3/24 to 4/13
Receive a Free Upgrade to Windows 8 Pro ($50 value) When You Build a Sony VAIO Duo 11 Ultrabook

Clearance Models: 3/24 to 3/31
$50.00 off Sony VAIO 14″ SVE14A290X Premium Plus Custom Laptop (clearance model)
10% off Sony VAIO 13.3″ SVT131290X Standard Custom Laptop (clearance model)
10% off Sony VAIO 13.3″ SVT13125CXS Prebuilt Silver Mist Laptop (clearance model)
$200.00 off Sony VAIO 13.3″ SVT13118FXS Prebuilt Silver Laptop (clearance model)

Toshiba Laptop Ecoupons: 3/26 to 4/1

Many Toshiba laptops have received a bump in discounts for this week from last. Check out Tecra and Satellite laptops to find them. Every week Toshiba marks down select laptops to be on sale. The following models are being promoted. See the top special offers here, as well as a comprehensive list of many of the systems available.

Top Discounted Items This Week:

  • $420.00 off Qosmio X870-BT2G23 Laptop
  • $70.00 off Portege Z935-ST4N05 Ultrabook
  • $200.00 off Tecra R950-SMBGX4 Laptop
  • $350.00 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
$100.00 off Qosmio X875-Q7390 3D Laptop
$100.00 off Qosmio X875-Q7190 Laptop
$420.00 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
$70.00 off Portege Z935-ST4N05 Ultrabook
$50.00 off Portege Z930-S9311 Ultrabook
$70.00 off Portege Z935-ST4N03 Ultrabook
$70.00 off Portege Z935-ST4N04 Ultrabook
$300.00 off Portege Z935-ST3N03 Ultrabook
$70.00 off Portege Z935-ST4N01 Ultrabook
$50.00 off Tecra R940-S9441 Laptop
$50.00 off Tecra R950-S9541 Laptop
$40.00 off Tecra R940-S9421 Laptop
$30.00 off Tecra R950-S9521 Laptop
$200.00 off Tecra R950-SMBGX4 Laptop
$200.00 off Tecra R940-SMBGX4 Laptop
$50.00 off Tecra R940-BT9400 Laptop
$100.00 off Tecra R950-SMBGX3 Laptop
$200.00 off Tecra R950-SMBNX4 Laptop
$200.00 off Tecra R940-SMBNX4 Laptop
$140.00 off Tecra R940-SMBGX2 Laptop
$120.00 off Tecra R950-ST3N01 Laptop
$200.00 off Tecra R950-SMBNX3 Laptop
$200.00 off Tecra R940-SMBNX3 Laptop
$100.00 off Satellite U845W-S4180 Ultrabook
$350.00 off Satellite P870-ST4GX1 Laptop
$70.00 off Satellite U925T-S2120 Ultrabook
$350.00 off Satellite P870-ST4NX1 Laptop
$100.00 off Satellite U925T-S2300 Ultrabook
$300.00 off Satellite P850-ST4GX1 Laptop
$100.00 off Satellite P840T-ST4N02 Laptop
$150.00 off Satellite P850-ST4NX2 Laptop
$100.00 off Satellite U845W-S4170 Ultrabook
$349.98 off Satellite P870-BT3G22 Laptop

Difference Between IdeaPad Yoga 13 & Yoga 11

Lenovo’s IdeaPad Yoga Convertible Ultrabooks provide a new way of computing. They’ve been popular and have been favorably received by both critics and users. There are two systems available for purchase: Yoga 11 and Yoga 13. Aside from the obvious difference in size, one runs on Windows RT (Yoga 11) and the other on Windows 8 (Yoga 13). Learn about how computing on Windows RT is different from computing on Windows 8 in the article below:

Running Windows RT, the Yoga 11 offers the same Live Tile interface as Windows 8 along with a desktop. However, the desktop computing experience is very limited. On the plus side, Microsoft bundles Microsoft Office Home & Student is on board, which means you can access Word, Excel and PowerPoint. What you don’t get is Outlook, which many workers count on to manage their email and calendar. Instead, you’ll have to rely on the more watered-down and separate Mail and Calendar apps from Microsoft.

Read More At: Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 Review

 




Current Special Offers For: IdeaPad Yoga Multimode Ultrabooks