Archive for May, 2013

A Closer Look At The Lenovo ThinkPad T431s

Lenovo’s ThinkPad T Series has always been one of my favorite laptop product lines.  You’ll find serious performing machines that are no-nonsense in their feature sets and specifications.  The ThinkPad T Series fits right in the middle of all the other ThinkPad branded offerings.

Well a new ThinkPad T Series model is out and it’s the T431s.  This is an ultrabook mind you, so its design will cater to such, with a thinner and lighter chassis and a longer battery life than typical laptops out on the market.  There’s a lot of new changes, most for the better.  Check out this product review to see all the details and updates made.

The renowned ThinkPad T Series was more or less stagnant in its visual design until the introduction of the Chiclet AccuType keyboard a little more than a year ago. The chassis changes on the T431s signify a move towards a more traditional Ultrabook look whilst maintaining as much of the traditional qualities of the ThinkPad as possible including the magnesium construction and internal roll cage. To that end, build quality is excellent as always for a T Series model, but the process of slimming down both the thickness and weight has resulted in slight sacrifices in rigidity that longtime ThinkPad users may notice. It’s a typical tradeoff between portability and sturdiness no matter how users choose to look at the thinner design.

Meanwhile, the major improvements to the AccuType keyboard and the reimagined touchpad are terrific. The greater travel and feedback of each key and the considerably large touchpad for a 14-inch notebook make the notebook very easy to use. We’re missing the traditional beveled layout less and less as the Chiclet layout continues to improve overtime. Lenovo’s big bet on integrating the five dedicated mouse keys onto the touchpad has certainly paid off and we would not be surprised to see it expand onto other ThinkPad lineups in the future. Although it is the manufacturer’s first release of a glass touchpad for a T Series, it is already one of the best for an Ultrabook.

With regards to performance, the lower surface temperatures and longer battery life compared to the T430s and T430 are big pluses, though at the cost of having a non-removable battery and a louder system fan when under medium to high loads. These features make the T431s a sort of hybrid between the X1 Carbon and T430s with most of the best qualities of both models. Frequent travelers who want something lighter than a standard ThinkPad without the usual fragility of a typical Ultrabook will find a lot to like about the new design philosophy and direction that future T Series models may be heading towards.

Full Article Found at: Review Lenovo ThinkPad T431s Ultrabook

Current Special Offers For: ThinkPad T Series Laptops: High-Performance Portability

Around the Web: New ThinkPad Laptops

What’s the news on the latest Lenovo ThinkPad laptops. Check out what’s being said on notable websites concerning systems such as the ThinkPad Tablet 2, ThinkPad T431s and ThinkPad Helix machines. Thin, light and innovative in design, catch a glimpse of the future in computing.




Current Special Offers For: ThinkPad Business Laptops/Ultrabooks

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E431 & E531 Product Tour Video

We heard at CES that Lenovo’s ThinkPad Edge Series would be getting an update, with perhaps the most notable new feature being a new OneLink technology functionality. Finally consumers like you and me can purchase one of these systems. Released earlier this week, the new models are the E431 and E531. Watch this video below to get a quick idea of some of the highlights found in either of these laptops.




Current Special Offers For: ThinkPad Edge Laptops: Small-Business Style

Around the Web: Sony VAIO Fit Laptops

Sony has a new VAIO product line out and it’s called the VAIO Fit. What’s up with these new VAIO fit machines and where do they fit in Sony’s overarching categorization of mobile computing solutions. Check out what people are saying around the Web about VAIO Fit laptops in general and decide for yourself if it’s time for you to upgrade your computer system.

 

 



Current Special Offers For: VAIO Fit Series Work & Play Laptops

Lenovo Laptop Ecoupons: 5/30 to 6/5

The month of June comes with a couple of eventful days. For some, graduation marks the end and beginning of significant chapters of their lives. For many others, Father’s Day is a time to recognize and to give thanks for dads all around. Laptops are great purchases to commemorate these occasions, whether they be as a gift for self or for others. To help with those interested, Lenovo has some great deals this month. Special offers are available on many IdeaPad, IdeaCentre, Essential and ThinkPad systems. Check them out below. Click through an ecoupon and activate a valid promotion

UPDATED COUPON CODES FOR THIS WEEK:

  • DEALS4GRADS
  • YOGA13SPECIAL
  • IDEADEAL

 

Top Lenovo Discounts This Week

  • 12% off ThinkPad X1 Carbon Laptops
  • $500.00 off IdeaPad Y400: 59371952 Laptop
  • $350.00 off IdeaPad U410: 59372336 Laptop
  • $270.00 off IdeaPad Z400 Touch: 59365077 Laptop

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 5/30 to 6/05
Business-class Productivity
5% off ThinkPad T430
5% off ThinkPad T530
12% off ThinkPad X230
12% off ThinkPad W530
5% off ThinkPad T430s
12% off ThinkPad T431s
12% off ThinkPad T430u
12% off ThinkPad X1 Carbon

 

Special Offers Available 5/30 to 6/05

Multi-mode Ultrabooks
$50.00 off IdeaPad Yoga 13: 59366350
$200.00 off IdeaPad Yoga 13: 59366357
$100.00 off IdeaPad Yoga 13: 59366348
$100.00 off IdeaPad Yoga 13: 59366358
$100.00 off IdeaPad Yoga 13: 59366353

Serious Entertainment
$300.00 off IdeaPad Y500: 59371963
$470.00 off IdeaPad Y500: 59360241
$460.00 off IdeaPad Y500: 59371965
$350.00 off IdeaPad Y500: 59371960
$500.00 off IdeaPad Y400: 59371952
$380.00 off IdeaPad Y400: 59371958

Thin, Light, Stylish
$350.00 off IdeaPad U510: 59384267
$270.00 off IdeaPad U510: 59384265
$350.00 off IdeaPad U410: 59372336
$210.00 off IdeaPad U410: 59372339
$210.00 off IdeaPad U410: 59372331
$250.00 off IdeaPad U410 Touch: 59372996
$200.00 off IdeaPad U410 Touch: 59372995
$350.00 off IdeaPad U410: 59372346
$250.00 off IdeaPad U410: 59365178
$150.00 off IdeaPad U410: 59372338
$200.00 off IdeaPad U310 Touch: 59365021
$250.00 off IdeaPad U310 Touch: 59365023
$200.00 off IdeaPad U310 Touch: 59365025
$180.00 off IdeaPad U310: 59371834
$180.00 off IdeaPad U310: 59371842

Affordable Entertainment
$210.00 off IdeaPad Z580: 215168U
$230.00 off IdeaPad Z580: 59371483
$240.00 off IdeaPad Z580: 59371490
$240.00 off IdeaPad Z500 Touch: 59372433
$200.00 off IdeaPad Z400 Touch: 59365073
$250.00 off IdeaPad Z400 Touch: 59362578
$270.00 off IdeaPad Z400 Touch: 59365077
$150.00 off IdeaPad Z400 Touch: 59362573

Entry-Level Reliability
$280.00 off Essential G780: 21829TU
$380.00 off Essential G780: 59381094
$350.00 off Essential G580: 59381082
$230.00 off Essential G580: 59371416
$130.00 off Essential G500: 59372002
$150.00 off Essential G500: 59372006

Multimedia Powerhouses
$240.00 off IdeaCentre B540: 57316964

Raw Power
$220.00 off IdeaCentre K430: 57312225

Affordable Desktop Versatility
$200.00 off Essential C540: 57313703
$150.00 off Essential C340: 57311576
$100.00 off Essential C340: 57311578
$200.00 off Essential H520s: 57310721
$150.00 off Essential H520s: 57310716

Toshiba Laptop Ecoupons: 5/28 to 6/3

One day after Memorial Day and the deals continue for another week through 6/3. While the savings aren’t as great, there are still some to be had. Check out Satellite Series laptops and ultrabooks. The discounts found here are still pretty good. You can save up to $400 on select machines. Otherwise, Qosmio performance computers still garner the most discounts. Check out what special offers are available by clicking through a product category. You’ll see all valid models and tech specifications.

Top Discounted Items This Week:

  • $600.00 off Qosmio X870-ST4GX1 Laptop
  • $100.00 off Portege Z935-ST4N05 Ultrabook
  • $200.00 off Tecra R940-SMBGX4 Laptop
  • $400.00 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 

 

Toshiba Laptop Discounts 5/28 to 6/04
$600.00 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
$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-S9311 Ultrabook
$20.00 off Portege Z935-ST4N03 Ultrabook
$100.00 off Portege Z935-ST4N04 Ultrabook
$70.00 off Portege Z935-ST4N02 Ultrabook
$50.00 off Tecra R940-S9441 Laptop
$50.00 off Tecra R950-S9541 Laptop
$50.00 off Tecra R940-S9431 Laptop
$40.00 off Tecra R940-S9421 Laptop
$30.00 off Tecra R950-S9521 Laptop
$200.00 off Tecra R940-SMBGX4 Laptop
$200.00 off Tecra R950-SMBGX4 Laptop
$50.00 off Tecra R940-BT9400 Laptop
$100.00 off Tecra R950-SMBGX3 Laptop
$200.00 off Tecra R940-SMBNX4 Laptop
$200.00 off Tecra R950-SMBNX4 Laptop
$140.00 off Tecra R940-SMBGX2 Laptop
$200.00 off Tecra R940-SMBNX3 Laptop
$200.00 off Tecra R950-SMBNX3 Laptop
$70.00 off Satellite U845W-S4180 Ultrabook
$400.00 off Satellite P870-ST4GX1 Laptop
$50.00 off Satellite P840T-ST4N02 Laptop
$400.00 off Satellite P870-ST4NX1 Laptop
$300.00 off Satellite P850-ST4GX1 Laptop
$70.00 off Satellite U845W-S4170 Ultrabook
$50.00 off Satellite U925T-S2120 Ultrabook
$200.00 off Satellite P850-ST4NX2 Laptop

VAIO E & T Series Free $100 Gift Card Promotional Offer

A great Sony deal is out starting this Memorial Day Weekend. This week until 6/1, save on select VAIO T Series and E Series ultrabooks/laptops. Sony is throwing in a $100 gift card with already discounted savings of $150 off a ultrabook/laptop purchase. That’s $250 in your pocket for you to use as you please.  Use the Sony gift card to buy accessories or other items off the Sony online store.  The $150 instant savings can be used for anything else.

There are three 15″ VAIO T Series Touch ultrabook models and two 14″ VAIO E Series Touch laptops that qualify. Find these models/SKUs and their related ecoupons on this site and you’ll be on your way to savings.

Qualifying Models:

  • SVT15112CXS
  • SVT15115CXS
  • SVT1511ACXS
  • SVE14A35CXH
  • SVE14A37CXH

Sony Laptop Ecoupons: 5/26 to 6/01



Current Special Offers For: VAIO E Series Laptops


Current Special Offers For: VAIO T Series Ultrabooks


Current Special Offers For: VAIO Clearance Laptops

 

Special Offers Valid: 3/24 to 4/13

Instant Savings: 5/12 to 5/25
$100.00 off Sony VAIO 14″ SVT141290X Standard Custom Laptop
$50.00 off Sony VAIO 20″ SVJ20215CXW Prebuilt Desktop
$150.00 off Sony VAIO 15.5″ SVT15112CXS Prebuilt Silver Mist Laptop
$150.00 off Sony VAIO 15.5″ SVT15115CXS Prebuilt Silver Mist Laptop
$150.00 off Sony VAIO 15.5″ SVT1511ACXS Prebuilt Silver Mist Laptop
$100.00 off Sony VAIO 14″ SVE14A35CXH Prebuilt Gunmetal Laptop
$150.00 off Sony VAIO 14″ SVE14A37CXH Prebuilt Gunmetal Laptop

Upgrade Savings: 4/29 to 5/19
Save up to $200.00 on Performance Upgrades For Sony VAIO 14″ SVE141390X Standard Custom Laptop
Save up to $450.00 on Performance Upgrades For Sony VAIO 14″ SVE14A390X Premium Custom Laptop
$60.00 off Sony VAIO 14″ SVE14A390X Premium Plus Custom Laptop
Save up to $200.00 on Performance Upgrades For Sony VAIO 15.5″ SVE151390X Standard Custom Laptop
$80.00 off Sony VAIO 15.5″ SVE151390X Enhanced Custom Laptop
Save up to $180.00 on Performance Upgrades For Sony VAIO 17.3″ SVE171390X Standard Custom Laptop
Save up to $350.00 on Performance Upgrades For Sony VAIO 13.3″ SVT131390X Standard Custom Laptop
Save up to $350.00 on Performance Upgrades For Sony VAIO 14″ SVT141290X Standard Custom Laptop
$50.00 off Sony VAIO 14″ SVT141290X Enhanced Custom Laptop
Save up to $370 on Performance Upgrades For Sony VAIO 15.5″ SVT151190X Standard Custom Laptop
Save up to $120.00 on Performance Upgrades For Sony VAIO 15.5″ SVT151190X Enhanced Custom Laptop

IdeaPad Z400 Touch Review

PC Magazine has named the Lenovo IdeaPad Z400 Touch its Editor’s Choice for entry-level desktop replacement laptops. While it’s kind of strange that the magazine would place this particular machine in the desktop replacement category, considering that this is a 14″ laptop, a size that’s still fairly convenient to carry around with, it does make some sense because the IdeaPad Z400 Touch is kind of bulky. Have the best of both worlds, computing at a traditional table setting or outside on your laptop, the Lenovo IdeaPad Z400 Touch will accommodate to any of your work environments.

The Lenovo IdeaPad Z400 Touch desktop replacement laptop gains many of the features that ultrabooks have brought to the market, including a backlit keyboard, 10-finger touch screen, and—unfortunately—a sealed chassis. It follows the traditional laptop format, with a single hard drive, single optical drive, and a good number of I/O ports around the system’s chassis. The Z400 Touch is a very good, solid laptop that outperforms many of the thin-and-light systems in its price range. It’s got the goods, and will turn your eye from the more expensive ultraboooks, and that makes it our new Editors’ Choice for entry-level desktop replacement laptops.

Full Product Review Article: Lenovo IdeaPad Z400 Touch



Current Special Offers For: IdeaPad Z Series Affordable Entertainment Laptops

Toshiba Satellite U845t a Good Average Mid-Level, Mid-Priced Ultrabook

If you’re in market for an average, mid-level performance notebook, Toshiba’s Satellite U845t is worth taking a look at. The Satellite product category caters to mainstream computer users and the U840t Series is a group of 14″ touchscreen enabled ultrabooks.

Dan Ackerman of CNET has given this machine a video review.

And that makes this, at least for the moment, my default go to if you want a laptop that is mid-sized, mid-priced, pretty darn good laptop.



Current Special Offers For: Satellite U840t Series Ultrabooks

A Video Preview of The Sony VAIO Fit 14

Sony’s VAIO Fit laptops are scheduled to be available for purchase sometime around the end of this month. If you’re curious as to what these laptops will be like, check out this short CNET video review of the VAIO Fit 14. The clip notes that the machine is a good thin and light laptop, with great performance specs, with the caveat being mediocre battery life.




Current Special Offers For: VAIO Laptops & Ultrabooks