Archive for April, 2009

HP coupon code for laptops (April 13th 2009)

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

(Expires after 2000 uses or 4/19)

30% off web-only coupon for the purchase of a customized HP Notebook PC configured at $999 or greater at the HP Home & Home Office Store. Offer excludes HP Pavilion Special Edition dv4t, HP Mini series, and Compaq Notebook PCs. Coupon code: NB6528. Offer limited to the first 2000 coupons redeemed. 1 redemption per person or address. Not valid with other promotions. Restrictions apply. Not combinable with instant rebates. For complete conditions, see “Coupon Information” in the “Customer Service” section at www.hpshopping.com.

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(Expires after 2000 uses or 4/19)

$500 off web-only coupon for the purchase of a customized HP Notebook PC configured at $1,399 or greater at the HP Home & Home Office Store. Offer excludes HP Pavilion Special Edition dv4t, HP Mini series, and Compaq Notebook PCs. Coupon code: NB4327. Offer limited to the first 2000 coupons redeemed. 1 redemption per person or address. Not valid with other promotions. Restrictions apply. Not combinable with instant rebates. For complete conditions, see “Coupon Information” in the “Customer Service” section at www.hpshopping.com.

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(Expires after 200 uses or 4/18)

$100 off coupon for the purchase of a dv3-1075us Notebook PC at the HP Home & Home Office Store. Coupon code: NB8573. Offer limited to the first 200 coupons redeemed. 1 redemption per person or address. Not valid with other promotions. Restrictions apply. Not combinable with instant rebates. For complete conditions, see “Coupon Information” in the “Customer Service” section at www.hpshopping.com.

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Laptop reviews: HP Pavilion dv2, Samsung NC20, MSI GT725 and others

Monday, April 13th, 2009

Laptop reviews of the week:

Other interesting links:

HP Pavilion dv2 with AMD Athlon Neo processor available

Monday, April 6th, 2009

The laptop HP Pavilion dv2 (I wrote about it months ago) is already avaliable at some stores: for example at the HP UK store from 499 GBP (look at the Spanish piece of news for available configurations in Spain). It is a small laptop with a 12.1″ screen (1280×800) and a weight of 1.7 kg, just in between (in terms of performance, size and price) netbooks and conventional laptops.

HP Pavilion dv2

The avaliable models in the UK are:

  • HP Pavilion dv2-1010ea: AMD Athlon Neo MV-40 (1.6 GHz), 1 GB DDR2 RAM (4 GB max), ATI Radeon X1250, 160 GB HD (5400 rpm), external DVD burner, Windows Vista Home Basic: 499 GBP
  • HP Pavilion dv2-1030ea: AMD Athlon Neo MV-40 (1.6 GHz), 2 GB DDR2 RAM (4 GB max), ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3410 (512 MB), 320 GB HD (5400 rpm), external DVD burner, Windows Vista Home Premium: 599 GBP
  • HP Pavilion dv2-1035ea: AMD Athlon Neo MV-40 (1.6 GHz), 4 GB DDR2 RAM (4 GB max), ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3410 (512 MB), 500 GB HD (5400 rpm), external DVD burner, Windows Vista Home Premium: 699 GBP

For the US model, it’s likely to be a configurable model, so watch the HP Home & Home Office Store

Update: I found it (dv2-1030us) at HP US (HP Home & Home Office) as Quick Ship model (749 USD), and at The Nerds (810 USD) and at MacMall (816 USD). And you may be interested on the reports in the Notebook Review forum and the First look in the same site.

Laptop reviews: Gateway TC7804u, HP Elitebook 2730p, Samsung NC20 and others

Sunday, April 5th, 2009

Laptop reviews of the week:

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HP coupon code for laptops (April 4th 2009)

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

NEW Coupon:

(Expired!)

Save up to $450 in instant savings with the purchase of customized HP Pavilion Notebook PC configured at $1099 or greater at the HP Home & Home Office Store using $250 web only coupon NB4357 + Instant Rebate ($100 – $200 depending on model selected). Offer excludes HP Pavilion dv5t Special Edition, HP Pavilion dv4t Special Edition, Compaq, HP Mini, HP G60, and HP G70. Offer limited to the first 2,200 coupons redeemed. 1 redemption per person or address. Not valid with other promotions. Restrictions apply. Combinable with instant rebates. For complete conditions, see “Coupon Information” in the “Customer Service” section at www.hpshopping.com

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Dell updates: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330 available for Dell Inspiron 15; Dell Vostro 1320, 1520 and 1720 launched

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

I have been busy this week and I was not able to follow the news as usual, but here you have two pieces of news concerning Dell laptops that I found interesting:

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330 available for Dell Inspiron 15

Until now the Dell Inspiron 15 was only availabel with the integrated graphics card Intel GMA 4500MHD, but now you can get it with the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330 with 256 MB dedicated (this upgrade costs an additional 100 USD or 60 €). According to the specs (ATI, Notebookcheck) this card should be quite faster than a HD 3450, but it is hard to tell without any benchmarks. The Dell Studio 15 is going to be upgraded soon to the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570 (already available in some countries).
Dell Vostro 1320, 1520 and 1720 launched

Dell has refreshed the Vostro laptops with an updated platform (Centrino 2) and newer graphics cards: Intel GMA 4500MHD or GeForce 9300M GS in the 1320 and 1520 models, and optional GeForce 9600M GS in the 1720. In addition the new models are lighter (excepting the 1720), support up to 8 GB of DDR3 RAM and SSD hard drives and are bloatware free. At the moment they are not available in Europe, but the 1×10 models are available at lower prices. In Span the discounts expire on April 8th, so that is a suitable date for the availability of the new Vostros.