Archive for February, 2010

Laptop benchmarks: GeForce GTX 285M SLI vs Mobility Radeon HD 4870 CrossFireX (Clevo vs Alienware)

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

The always excellent French site Portables4Gamers has benchmarked two mobile gaming beasts: a Cizmo Qi1840 (based on the barebone Clevo X8100) with the Nvidia GeForce GTX 285M SLI and an Alienware M17x with the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4870 CrossFireX. As expected, the result depends a lot on the game and the settings, so look at the charts carefully.

Read: SLI GeForce GTX 285M vs Crossfire Mobility Radeon HD 4870

Update: Notebook Critic also publishes a comparison, but with the 280M instead of the 285M.

HP coupon code for laptops (from February 22nd 2010)

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

NEW Coupons:

Expired! Additional $250 off web coupon for the purchase of customized HP Pavilion Laptop PC configured at $1,349 or greater at the HP Home & Home Office Store using coupon code NBPC223494. Offer excludes HP Pavilion dv8t, HP ENVY 15, HP ENVY 15 Beats edition, HP Mini, and Compaq. Offer limited to the first 2,250 coupons redeemed. 1 redemption per person or address. Not valid with other promotions, HP Academy, or HP Friends & Family. 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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$15 off your online order of $75 or greater at the HP Home & Home Office Store using Coupon code: SVBT557332. Offer excludes Desktop PCs, Photosmart C8180 Printer, all HP Toner, Compaq Presario Laptops, all Minis, HP ENVY Laptops, Personal Media drives, Pocket Media drives, SimpleSave drives, and brands: Beats, Logitech, Linksys, Flip, Microsoft, Adobe, and Norton. Maximum 1 redemption per person or address. Not valid with other promotions, Friends & Family, or HP Academy. Combinable with instant rebates. Restrictions apply. 1 redemption per person or address. For complete conditions, see “Coupon Information” in the “Customer Service” section at www.hpshopping.com. Coupon valid through 4/30/10.

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$20 off your online order of $100 or greater at the HP Home & Home Office Store using Coupon code: SVBT557331. Offer excludes Desktop PCs, Photosmart C8180 Printer, Ink, Compaq Presario Laptops, all Minis, HP ENVY Laptops, Personal Media drives, Pocket Media drives, SimpleSave drives, and brands: Beats, Logitech, Linksys, Flip, Microsoft, Adobe, and Norton. Maximum 1 redemption per person or address. Not valid with other promotions, Friends & Family, or HP Academy. Combinable with instant rebates. Restrictions apply. 1 redemption per person or address. For complete conditions, see “Coupon Information” in the “Customer Service” section at www.hpshopping.com. Coupon valid through 4/30/10.

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Valid Coupon:

Additional $20 off web coupon for the purchase of an HP Desktop or All-in-One Desktop PC configured at $100 or greater at the HP Home & Home Office Store using coupon code DTAL89741. Offer excludes P6300z, P6310t, P6350z, S5300z, S5310t, CQ5300f, CQ5320f. 1 redemption per person or address. Not valid with other promotions, HP Academy, or HP Friends & Family. Restrictions apply. Combinable with instant rebates. For complete conditions, see “Coupon Information” in the “Customer Service” section at www.hpshopping.com. Coupon valid through 4/30/10.

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Laptop reviews: Asus UL50VF (Nvidia Optimus), Lenovo Thinkpad T410, Asus Eee PC 1005PE, Sony Vaio Z…

Sunday, February 14th, 2010
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HP coupon code for laptops (from February 8th 2010)

Monday, February 8th, 2010

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Additional 15% off using coupon code NBS978841 for the purchase of customized HP Laptop PC configured at $1,399 or greater at the HP Home & Home Office Store. Offer excludes HP Minis, ENVY 15, ENVY 15 1055SE Beats, HP Pavilion dv8t Quad Edition, and Compaq. Offer limited to the first 1,100 coupons redeemed. 1 redemption per person or address. Not valid with other promotions, HP Academy, or HP Friends & Family. 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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Laptop reviews: Alienware M11x, MSI Wind U135, Lenovo Thinkpad T410, Asus Eee PC 1008P…

Sunday, February 7th, 2010
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HP coupon code for the new G62t laptop (from February 4th 2010)

Friday, February 5th, 2010

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Additional $100 off web coupon for the purchase of an customized HPG62 Laptop PC configured at $899 or greater at the HP Home & Home Office Store. Coupon code: NBS884578. Offer limited to the first 700 coupons redeemed. 1 redemption per person or address. Not valid with other promotions, HP Academy, or HP Friends & Family. Restrictions apply. Combinable with instant rebates. For complete conditions, see “Coupon Information” in the “Customer Service” section at www.hpshopping.com.

The HP G62t is a new home laptop with an attractive chassis (similar to an HP Envy, or rather a Macbook Pro) and good starting price (599 USD), with a good choice of Intel Core i3, i5 and i7 processors, but graphics are limited to the integrated Intel GMA HD.

HP G62t
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HP coupon code (valid through 4/30/10)

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

NEW Coupon:

Additional $20 off web coupon for the purchase of an HP Desktop or All-in-One Desktop PC configured at $100 or greater at the HP Home & Home Office Store using coupon code DTAL89741. Offer excludes P6300z, P6310t, P6350z, S5300z, S5310t, CQ5300f, CQ5320f. 1 redemption per person or address. Not valid with other promotions, HP Academy, or HP Friends & Family. Restrictions apply. Combinable with instant rebates. For complete conditions, see “Coupon Information” in the “Customer Service” section at www.hpshopping.com. Coupon valid through 4/30/10.

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Alienware M11x launched and reviewed

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

So the 11.6-inch gaming notebook Alienware M11x is finally here! This is a very powerful beast for so tiny a size (4.5 pounds)!

Alienware M11x

It’s already available for preorder from 799 USD in the US and from 749 GBP in the UK (for other countries have a look at the official announcement) with the basic configuration of an Intel Pentium Dual Core SU4100, 2 GB RAM and 160 GB HD @5400 rpm (320 GB @7200 rpm in the UK). Going for an Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300, 4 GB RAM and 320 GB HD @7200 rpm is going to cost you 1024 USD (868 GBP in the UK). And of course, the Nvidia GeForce GT 335M 1 GB GDDR3 in all configurations.

The small gaming laptop has already been reviewed at Hardware Heaven and IGN Gear, and both are very impressed by the machine, that ran all the games thrown at it flawlessly at high settings, and battery life was almost 6 h of general use!

In my opinion it’s a great, great product. But I’m concerned about the ability of these CULV processors of running CPU-intensive games and scenarios, such as GTA4, Battlefield Bad Company 2, 25-man WOW raids and so, that maybe you would considering to do in thes ultraportable.

For more information, the forum members of Notebook Review have compiled a good amount of info about this small laptop in the Alienware M11x official thread.

HP coupon code for laptops (from February 1st 2010)

Monday, February 1st, 2010

Expired!

Save up to $500 in instant savings using $300 coupon code NBLB654877 + Instant Rebate ($0 – $200 depending on model selected) for the purchase of a customized HP Pavilion Laptop PC configured at $1,499 or greater at the HP Home & Home Office Store. Offer excludes HP Minis, HP Pavilion dv8t Quad, Envy 15 & Compaq. Offer limited to the first 1,800 coupons redeemed. 1 redemption per person or address. Not valid with other promotions, HP Academy, or HP Friends & Family. 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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Save up to $300 in instant savings using $100 coupon code NBLB654853 + Instant Rebate ($0 – $200 depending on model selected) for the purchase of a customized HP Pavilion Laptop PC configured at $1,199 or greater at the HP Home & Home Office Store. Offer excludes HP Minis, HP Pavilion dv8t Quad, Envy 15, & Compaq. Offer limited to the first 500 coupons redeemed. 1 redemption per person or address. Not valid with other promotions, HP Academy, or HP Friends & Family. 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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Laptop reviews: HP Mini 5102, Asus G73JH, Sony Vaio Y, Acer Aspire One 532h…

Monday, February 1st, 2010
Laptop reviews of the week:

  • Acer Aspire One 532h (10″, Intel Atom N450, Intel GMA 3150): Computer Shopper (80%)
  • Acer Aspire 5740 (15″, Intel Core i5 430M, Intel GMA HD): PC Magazine (70%)
  • Acer Aspire 8940G (18″, Intel Core i7 720QM, Nvidia GeForce GTS 250M): PC World (80%)
  • Asus G51J 3D (3D monitor, 15″, Intel Core i7 720QM, Nvidia GeForce GTX 260M): Register Hardware (70%)
  • Asus G73JH (17″, Intel Core i7 720QM, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870): Notebookcheck
  • Dell Mini 10 (10″, Intel Atom N450, Intel GMA 3150): Liliputing
  • Dell Vostro V13 (13″, Intel Core 2 Solo SU3500, Intel GMA 4500MHD): Notebookcheck (88%)
  • HP Mini 5102 (10″, Intel Atom N450, Intel GMA 3150): Notebook Review (80%), CNET UK (80%)
  • Lenovo Ideapad U150 (12″, Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300, Intel GMA 4500MHD): Laptop Magazine (70%)
  • Lenovo Thinkpad T410 (14″, Intel Core i5 520M, Intel GMA HD/Nvidia NVS 3100M): Laptop Magazine (80%)
  • Samsung N150 (10″, Intel Atom N450, Intel GMA 3150): CNET UK (76%)
  • Sony Vaio Y (13″, Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300, Intel GMA 4500MHD): Laptop Magazine (70%)
  • Toshiba Satellite E205 (14″, Intel Core i5 430M, Intel GMA HD): Laptop Magazine (80%)
  • Toshiba Satellite T130 (13″, Intel Core 2 Solo SU3500, Intel GMA 4500MHD): CNET UK (73%)
  • Toshiba Satellite T135D (13″, AMD Turion Neo X2 L625, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3200): CNET (70%)

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