Archive for June, 2013

Sony Technologies Power New VAIO Pro & Duo Laptops

What makes the new Sony VAIO Pro and Duo machines different from all other ultrabooks on the market today? It’s the Sony technologies found working inside to provide you with a premium computing experience. If you don’t know or if you’re not familiar with the technologies, know that these machines feature Triluminos displays, X-Reality engines, and Exmor R CMOS sensors. Check out this snippet or read the full article to understand how these technologies enhance these Sony ultrabooks.

Sony leveraged its heritage of delivering TVs with great picture quality, and the new VAIO Pro and VAIO Duo lines feature Full HD (1920 x 1080) displays. The TRILUMINOS Display for mobile technology recreates natural colors in the new VAIO Pro and Duo thanks to a wider color range that renders reds, blues, and greens more accurately. In addition to TRILUMINOS Display for mobile, the new VAIO PCs employ Sony’s picture engine, X-Reality for mobile. X-Reality for mobile reduces visual noise creating sharper videos.

Meanwhile, the Exmor R CMOS Sensor technology developed by Sony provides high-quality camera functionality and Sony’s ClearAudio+ technology provides a louder and clearer sound with dynamic bass and clear highs with less distortion.

Full Article: Sony Showcases New VAIO Pro 11 and VAIO Pro 13


Current Special Offers For: VAIO Pro Series Ultrabooks

IdeaPad Yoga 11 Finally Gets Full Windows 8 Experience

To say that the IdeaPad Yoga 11 was a disappointment is an understatement. We saw how popular the IdeaPad Yoga 13 was, so why did its little brother do so poorly? The answer: Windows RT. Who upon hearing that a laptop running on a limited Windows edition would still want it? Why couldn’t Lenovo have simply configured the Yoga 11 like Yoga 13 but into a smaller chassis?

The wait is over, as many of us having been eagerly anticipating the Yoga 11S. This device remedies the primary complaint about the Yoga 11 and installs a full copy of Windows 8 onto the system. Now this convertible ultrabooks is getting closer to what’s usable.




Current Special Offers For: IdeaPad Yoga Multimode Ultrabooks

Smackdown Between the Sony VAIO Pro & MacBook Air

Over the past couple of years we’ve seen plenty of laptops and ultrabooks that have tried to dethrone Apple’s MacBook Air as the standard for ultraportable computing. Not many, if any have stood out, to being comparable until now. Based on performance specifications and budget, Sony’s VAIO Pro actually stacks up pretty well against a similarly configured MacBook Air. The showdown between these two systems can be fairly called a draw. There are areas where the Sony VAIO Pro definitely wins hands down, such as in the display department, but there are also areas where its lacking (not by much) when compared to the MacBook Air.

In the end, it comes down to preference, as cliche as that sounds. Because the differences are so marginal, it ultimately comes down to the choice of operating system, which is another unending debate in itself. Lisa Gade has an extremely interesting and thorough review, as well as a video documenting the different highlights found and compared for each machine.

Today we compare the first two fourth generation Intel Haswell Ultrabooks, both from respected makers who offer brand cachet, quality, style and a thin and light experience. On the one hand we have the machine that started it all: the MacBook Air. Before there were “Ultrabooks” (a name invented by Intel’s marketing department to help Windows machines cash in on the trend the Air started), there was the MacBook Air. At a hair under 3 pounds and thin enough to slip into a manila envelope, the MacBook Air captured imaginations and pocketbooks. In the other corner, we have Sony, who even before the MacBook Air, specialized in insanely thin and light machines that used exotic materials like carbon fiber and lightweight metals, and combined it with keen styling and understated elegance (Sony Vaio X, Sony Vaio Z and others). The newest result of Sony’s more than decade love affair with super thin and light laptops? The Sony Vaio Pro 13. For those of you who like to travel really small, both machines are also available in 11 inch versions.



Current Special Offers For: VAIO Pro Series Ultrabooks

Unboxing a Lenovo ThinkPad Helix

Been waiting for a Lenovo ThinkPad Helix? After a lengthy wait from the beginning of the year, now its available for purchase. Watch this unboxing video of the ThinkPad Helix to see what you can expect when you order one of these systems.




Current Special Offers For: ThinkPad Helix Convertible Ultrabooks

Lenovo Laptop Ecoupons: 6/27 to 7/03

Lenovo’s special offers this week include a number of deals on ultraportables. The ThinkPad X Series and Helix Series are on sale for only a handful of days. They require the coupon code ULTRADEAL for the savings to kick in. IdeaPad Yogas, convertible ultrabooks, are also on sale. The focus this week is on Yoga 11S models, which just recently launched. Use YOGA13SPECIAL AND YOGA 11S to save. For all other machines, use the coupon code SUMMERSAVE

UPDATED COUPON CODES FOR THIS WEEK:

  • ULTRADEAL
  • YOGA13SPECIAL
  • YOGA11S
  • SUMMERSAVE
  • HORIZONSPECIAL

 


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 6/27 to 6/30
Business-class Productivity
10% off ThinkPad Helix Ultrabooks
12% off ThinkPad X1 Carbon Laptops
12% off ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch Laptops
10% off ThinkPad T431s Laptops

Special Offers Available 6/27 to 7/03
Convertible Entertainment Ultrabooks
$200.00 off IdeaPad Yoga 13: 59366353
$50.99 off IdeaPad Yoga 11S: 59370520
$50.00 off IdeaPad Yoga 11S: 59370514
$50.00 off IdeaPad Yoga 11S: 59370508

Premium Multimedia Laptops
$300.00 off IdeaPad Y510p: 59370006
$340.00 off IdeaPad Y510p: 59370005
$340.00 off IdeaPad Y510p: 59370008
$300.00 off IdeaPad Y500: 59371963
$470.00 off IdeaPad Y500: 59371969
$460.00 off IdeaPad Y500: 59371965
$350.00 off IdeaPad Y500: 59371960
$450.00 off IdeaPad Y410p: 59369916
$450.00 off IdeaPad Y410p: 59369921
$450.00 off IdeaPad Y410p: 59369912

Designer Ultrabooks/Laptops
$400.00 off IdeaPad U510: 59384267
$270.00 off IdeaPad U510: 59384265
$250.00 off IdeaPad U410 Touch: 59372996
$200.00 off IdeaPad U410 Touch: 59372995
$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
$350.00 off IdeaPad U410: 59372336
$210.00 off IdeaPad U410: 59372339
$210.00 off IdeaPad U410: 59372331
$350.00 off IdeaPad U410: 59372346
$250.00 off IdeaPad U410: 59365178
$150.00 off IdeaPad U410: 59372338

Mainstream Entertainment Laptops
$250.00 off IdeaPad Z580: 215168U
$230.00 off IdeaPad Z580: 59371483
$240.00 off IdeaPad Z580: 59371490
$240.00 off IdeaPad Z500 Touch: 59372433
$300.00 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

Everyday Laptops
$380.00 off Essential G780: 59381094 Laptop (Everyday Laptops)
$370.00 off Essential G780: 59381095
$350.00 off Essential G580: 59381082
$230.00 off Essential G580: 59371416
$150.00 off Essential G700: 59384573
$160.00 off Essential G700: 59384584
$130.00 off Essential G500: 59372002
$150.00 off Essential G500: 59372006

Multi-User Entertainment PCs
$150.00 off IdeaCentre Horizon: 57315590
$150.00 off IdeaCentre Horizon: 57315588

Sony’s New Flagship Laptop: The VAIO Pro

There are some technology buffs that still lament the death of Sony’s VAIO Z Series. This family of ultraportable laptops featured the latest and best technologies and components available at the time, and it packed them all in a super thin and light form factor. Unfortunately, these systems were also expensive beyond a doubt. That’s why they were discontinued over a year ago, and since then, Sony has not put out anything comparable. That is until now.

Introducing the VAIO Pro, a new product line that’s supposed to take up the mantle of being a respectable flagship laptop. VAIO Pro systems are actually ultrabooks by definition, but they’ve been decked out and resemble nothing like what most people consider ultrabooks. From terrific audio/visual highlights to fast performance found in their innovative and new PCIe Solid State Drives, users will have no reason to not fall in love with these machines. Even the pricing for the various VAIO Pro models is decent, a lesson learned from the past.

In a sense, the Z is still dead: to this day, there is no Z series in Sony’s lineup. But there is the new Pro line, and it more or less picks up where the Z left off. (It takes after the business-friendly S series, too.) Starting at $1,150 and available in 11- and 13-inch sizes, these machines use carbon fiber to achieve an even lighter design (under two pounds for the 11-inch model). Both pack fresh Haswell processors, with 1080p screens, NFC and backlit keyboards all standard.

Give This Article a Full Read For More Info:  Sony VAIO Pro 11 Review: Finally, A New Flagship Ultraportable to Replace The Z


Current Special Offers For: VAIO Pro Series Ultrabooks

Sony VAIO Pro Ultrabooks Feature Enhanced Audio & Video Feature Sets

Sony’s VAIO Pro and Duo are ultraportable computing solutions worth considering if audio/visual features are what you’re into. These systems have been enhanced by a handful of Sony proprietary technologies to to deliver an awesome computing experience.

Take for example, innovations found on Sony’s BRAVIA TVs. Have you heard of Triluminous display technology? If not, then you’ll soon be hearing more of it. The technology basically provides a wider spectrum of colors. Throw in Sony’s X-Reality engine, which sharpens images, and you’ve got a display that’s unmatched on the current market.

The quality of a good number of laptop speakers are for the most part mediocre. There’s not much to expect, considering how small and compact these machines have to be. However, with VAIO Pro ultrabooks, audio is tweaked with ClearAudio+ technology.

Both the Pro and Duo lines feature a wonderfully named “full HD Triluminous display” with a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080. The new screens make “colors purer and more distinct.” The technology goes with Sony’s X-Reality for mobile technology, which analyzes images and reproduces pixels that are missing. The devices also have Sony’s ClearAudio+ technology that lets you hear dynamic bass sounds with more clarity and less distortion.

More Details Found at Sony Unveils Haswell-based Vaio Laptops That Can be Converted Into Tablets



Current Special Offers For: VAIO Pro Series Ultrabooks

Toshiba Laptop Ecoupons: 6/25 to 7/01

Now is a great time to buy a Toshiba laptop. Find deals on Sandy Bridge systems, as Toshiba is moving to clear these machines out to make room for the new Haswell systems. Get discounts on new 4th generation Core Series Haswell models, as the promotional blitz continue to market these new processors. So as shoppers, there are special offers to be found on both sides. Old and new, you’ll save.

Toshiba ecoupons are the way to go if you’re looking to buy something right now. They’re update every week and you’ll find them here. Click through one of the product categories that you see below and see all the available Qosmio, Portege, Tecra, and Satellite Series models that are on sale.

Top Discounted Items This Week:

  • $400.00 off Qosmio X70-AST2GX1 Laptop
  • $120.00 off Portege Z935-ST4N07 Ultrabook
  • $250.00 off Tecra R940-SMBGX2 Laptop
  • $400.00 off Satellite P870-ST4GX1 Laptop

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 6/25 to 7/01
$400.00 off Qosmio X70-AST2GX1 Laptop
$200.00 off Qosmio X875-Q7390 3D Laptop
$100.00 off Qosmio X75-A7295 Laptop
$180.00 off Qosmio X875-Q7190 Laptop
$330.00 off Qosmio X70-ABT2G22 Laptop
$50.00 off Portege R930-S9331 Laptop
$50.00 off Portege Z930-S9312 Ultrabook
$50.00 off Portege R930-S9321 Laptop
$120.00 off Portege Z935-ST4N07 Ultrabook
$150.00 off Portege Z935-ST4N05 Ultrabook
$50.00 off Portege Z930-S9311 Ultrabook
$120.00 off Portege Z935-ST4N04 Ultrabook
$120.00 off Portege Z935-ST4N03 Ultrabook
$70.00 off Portege Z935-ST4N06 Ultrabook
$120.00 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 R950-SMBNX4 Laptop
$200.00 off Tecra R940-SMBNX4 Laptop
$200.00 off Tecra R940-SMBGX3 Laptop
$250.00 off Tecra R940-SMBGX2 Laptop
$200.00 off Tecra R950-SMBNX3 Laptop
$200.00 off Tecra R940-SMBNX3 Laptop
$200.00 off Satellite P70-AST2NX1 Laptop
$250.00 off Satellite P70-AST2GX1 Laptop
$400.00 off Satellite P870-ST4GX1 Laptop
$250.00 off Satellite P50t-AST2GX1 Laptop
$300.00 off Satellite U845W-S4180 Ultrabook
$250.00 off Satellite P50-AST2GX1 Laptop
$400.00 off Satellite P870-ST4NX1 Laptop
$200.00 off Satellite P50-AST2NX2 Laptop
$250.00 off Satellite P70-ABT2G22 Laptop
$400.00 off Satellite P850-ST4GX1 Laptop
$200.00 off Satellite P50-AST2NX1 Laptop
$150.00 off Satellite U845W-S4170 Ultrabook
$250.00 off Satellite P70-ABT2N22 Laptop
$280.00 off Satellite P50-ABT2G22 Laptop
$100.00 off Satellite S50-AST2NX2 Laptop

Sony VAIO Laptop Ecoupons: 6/23 to 7/27

There’s a big VAIO clearance event going on over at Sony. VAIO laptops/ultrabooks powered by 3rd generation Core Series processors are on sale. Check out Sony’s VAIO E Series. While this product line has served to be Sony’s most popular family of computers, it’s slowly being phased out for the new VAIO Fit Series. So there’s plenty of models that have been discounted. Most of them are 14″ and 15.5″ laptops.

6/23 to 7/05
Use coupon code SONYT13X9S to save $200.00 off Sony VAIO 13.3″ SVT131390X Standard Custom Laptop (clearance model)
Use coupon code SONYSAVE1450 to save$50.00 off Sony VAIO 14″ E Series SVE1413CCXP Prebuilt Seashell Pink Laptop (clearance model)

If you’re looking for the latest new thing, VAIO Fit and VAIO Pro laptops/ultrabooks are the way to go. At the moment there are only a couple of special offers going on, and they apply to custom models.

6/23 to 7/27
Save up to $500.00 on Performance Upgrades For Sony VAIO 14″ SVF14A190X Premium Custom Laptop
Save up to $500.00 on Performance Upgrades For Sony VAIO 15.5″ SVF15A190X Premium Custom Laptop



Current Special Offers For: VAIO Fit Series Laptops


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

Instant Savings: 6/23 to 6/30
$50.00 off Sony VAIO 14″ E Series SVE14A390X Premium Custom Laptop (clearance model)
$50.00 off Sony VAIO 14″ E Series SVE1413CCXP Prebuilt Seashell Pink Laptop (clearance model)
$50.00 off Sony VAIO 14″ E Series SVE1413CCXW Prebuilt Seafoam White Laptop (clearance model)
$50.00 off Sony VAIO 14″ T Series SVT141290X Standard Custom Laptop (clearance model)
$50.00 off Sony VAIO 14″ T Series SVT141290X Standard Custom Laptop (clearance model)
$200.00 off Sony VAIO 13.3″ T Series SVT13134CXS Prebuilt Silver Mist Laptop (clearance model)
Save up to $450.00 on Performance Upgrades For Sony VAIO 20″ SVJ202190X Standard Custom Desktop (clearance model)
$100.00 off Sony VAIO 20″ SVJ202190X Enhanced Custom Desktop (clearance model)
$200.00 off Sony VAIO 20″ SVJ20215CXW Prebuilt Desktop (clearance model)
$200.00 off Sony VAIO 20″ SVJ20217CXW Prebuilt Desktop (clearance model)
$100.00 off Sony VAIO 13.3″ S Series SVS13122CXP Prebuilt Pink Laptop (clearance model)
$100.00 off Sony VAIO 13.3″ S Series SVS13122CXR Prebuilt Red Laptop (clearance model)

A New Kind of Ultrabook From Sony

If you want thin, light and durable, it’s time to seriously consider Sony’s VAIO Pro 11 ultrabook.  This machine is part of a new line of mobile computing solutions found in the VAIO Pro Series.  There’s not many 11″ ultrabooks out there on the market, so pickings are slim.  Give the VAIO Pro 11 some consideration and check out this article reviewing its merits.

Sony has always been big on style, and the VAIO Pro 11 is no exception. It’s thin and light carbon fiber body will fit comfortably into a briefcase, carry bag, or backpack, and will withstand the rigors of frequent travel. It’s powerful enough for all but the most demanding graphics workload, and its 1080P touch-screen display is a pleasure to use and a beauty to behold.

Full Article: Sony VAIO Pro 11 (SVP11215PXB)

 




Current Special Offers For: VAIO Pro Series Ultrabooks