Archive for April, 2010

HP coupon code for laptops (from April 26th 2010)

Monday, April 26th, 2010

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Save $250 in instant savings using $100 coupon code NBN459821 + $150 Instant Rebate for the purchase of a customized HP Pavilion dv4t Notebook PC at the HP Home & Home Office Store. Offer limited to the first 1,350 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. Products and support acquired by Customer under these Terms are solely for Customer’s personal use and not for immediate resale or sub-licensing. For complete conditions, see “Coupon Information” in the “Customer Service” section at www.hpshopping.com.

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Laptop reviews: Acer Aspire Timeline 4820TG, Asus N82JV, HP G62, Dell Adamo XPS…

Sunday, April 25th, 2010

Laptop reviews of the week:

  • Acer Aspire 5740G (15″, Intel Core i5 430M, ATI MR HD 5650): PC World (70%)
  • Acer Aspire 5741G (15″, Intel Core i3 330M, ATI MR HD 5470): Notebookcheck (84%)
  • Acer Aspire 7740G (17″, Intel Core i5 430M, ATI MR HD 5470): Notebookcheck (81%)
  • Acer Aspire Timeline 1810TZ (12″, Intel Pentium Dual Core SU4100, Intel GMA 4500MHD): Laptop Magazine (80%)
  • Acer Aspire Timeline 4820TG (14″, Intel Core i5 430M, ATI MR HD 5650): Pocket-lint (80%)
  • Apple Macbook Pro (15″, Intel Core i5 520M, Nvidia GF GT 330M): Muy Computer (Producto Recomendado)
  • Asus Eee PC 1001P (10″, Intel Atom N450, Intel GMA 3150): PC Magazine (70%)
  • Asus Eee PC 1201T (12″, AMD Athlon Neo MV-40, ATI MR HD 3200): Notebookcheck (85%)
  • Asus G73JH (17″, Intel Core i7 720QM, ATI MR HD 5870): PC World (80%)
  • Asus K72JK (17″, Intel Core i3 350M, ATI MR HD 5145): Notebookcheck (82%)
  • Asus N82JV (14″, Intel Core i7 620M, Nvidia GF GT 335M Optimus): Notebookcheck (83%)
  • Asus U30JC (13″, Intel Core i3 350M, Nvidia GF 310M): The Tech Report
  • Dell Adamo XPS (13″, Intel Core 2 Duo SU9400, Intel GMA 4500MHD): CNET UK (75%), Notebookcheck (84%)
  • Dell Studio 17 (1747) (17″, Intel Core i7 720QM, ATI MR HD 5650): Pocket Lint (80%)
  • Fujitsu Lifebook S760 (13″, Intel Core i7 620M, Intel GMA HD): Notebookcheck (82%)
  • Gateway NV5934u (15″, Intel Core i3 330M, Intel GMA HD): Laptop Magazine (70%)
  • Gateway NV7901u (17″, Intel Core i5 430M, ATI MR HD 5650): Mobile Tech Review (75%)
  • HP Elitebook 2540p (12″, Intel Core i7 640LM, Intel GMA HD): Notebook Review (80%)
  • HP Elitebook 2740p (Tablet PC, 12″, Intel Core i5 540M, Intel GMA HD): Computer Shopper (80%)
  • HP Mini 210 (10″, Intel Atom N450, Intel GMA 3150): Notebookcheck (86%)
  • HP Pavilion dm3-1020ea (13″, AMD Athlon Neo X2 L335, ATI MR HD 3200): CNET UK (84%)
  • HP G62t (15″, Intel Core i3 330M, Intel GMA HD): Laptop Magazine (80%)
  • Lenovo Thinkpad Edge 15 (15″, Intel Core i3 330M, Intel GMA HD): Notebooks.com
  • MSI A6200 (15″, Intel Core i3 330M, Intel GMA HD): Laptop Magazine (70%)
  • Samsung N150 (10″, Intel Atom N450, Intel GMA 3150): PC World (50%)
  • Samsung NB30 (10″ touchscreen, Intel Atom N450, Intel GMA 3150): Notebookcheck (89%)
  • Samsung R580 (15″, Intel Core i5 430M, Nvidia GF 310M): Laptop Magazine (70%)
  • Sony Vaio M (10″, Intel Atom N450, Intel GMA 3150): Reg Hardware (70%)
  • Viewsonic ViewBook 130 (13″, Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300, Intel GMA 4500MHD): Reg Hardware (60%)
  • Toshiba Mini NB305 (10″, Intel Atom N450, Intel GMA 3150): Netbook Reviews
  • Toshiba Satellite A505 (16″, Intel Core i3 330M, Intel GMA HD): Laptop Magazine (60%)
  • Toshiba Satellite L505 (15″, Intel Pentium Dual Core T4400, Intel GMA 4500MHD): Laptop Magazine (50%)

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Cheap gaming laptops (under 1200 USD), April 2010

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

I’ve been revising my Gaming Laptop section and I realized it could be interesting to post two cheap gaming laptops I find interesting:

Asus G73JH: 1199 USD at Best Buy with an Intel Core i7 720QM and an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870. There is a thread at Notebook Review about the specific differences with the version found at Best Buy and the usual ones (You can find reviews and purchase options in my post Asus G73JH reviews and where to buy it.

Asus Laptop with Intel Core i7 Processor - Black Asus Laptop with Intel Core i7 Processor – Black

Create customized CDs or DVDs with this laptop that features a double-layer DVD RW/CD-RW drive. Video chat with friends and family using the built-in 1.3MP webcam and bright 17.3″ high-definition widescreen display.Windows 7 Home Premium preloaded Which Windows 7 edition is best for you? Compare.Learn more about Intel processors. Information provided by Intel.


MSI GX640: 1129 USD at pcRUSH with an Intel Core i5 and an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850.

MSI GX640 - CORE I5 - DDR3 SDRAM - 4 GB - SERIAL ATA - 500 GB - ATI RADEON HD 5850 - MSI GX640 – CORE I5 – DDR3 SDRAM – 4 GB – SERIAL ATA – 500 GB – ATI RADEON HD 5850 -

MSI GX640-098US GX640 – CORE I5 – DDR3 SDRAM – 4 GB – SERIAL ATA – 500 GB – ATI RADEON HD 5850 -


It seems to be available also at Buy.com for 1099 USD and at Xotic PC (customizable, from 1124 USD).

Sadly I haven’t found similar bargains in the UK…

Finally! Alienware M17x available with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 CrossFireX

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

While the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 is already available in other laptops such as the Asus G73JH or some Clevo models, the Alienware M17x is first with the CrossFireX dual ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870. As usual, let’s wait for some benchmarks, but the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 is the fastest graphics card for laptops, and by a good margin, so the CrossFireX configuration can be awesome…

Update: As Portables4Gamers points out, the dual 5870 option has disappeared!

Laptop reviews: Apple Macbook Pro, Asus U30JC, Asus G73JH, Alienware M11x, Lenovo Thinkpad X100e…

Sunday, April 18th, 2010

Laptop reviews of the week:

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HP coupon code for laptops (from April 17th 2010)

Saturday, April 17th, 2010

Expired!

Stackable $250 off HP Pavilion Notebook PC configured at $1,199 or greater at the HP Home & Home Office Store using coupon code NBC391885. Save up to $400 instantly using coupon + Instant Rebate ($0 – $150 depending on model selected)! Offer limited to the first 2,700 coupons redeemed. Offer excludes Compaq, HP Mini, HP ENVY, HP Pavilion dv6t Quad edition and dv8t Quad edition. 1 redemption per person or address. Not valid with other promotions, HP Academy, or HP Friends & Family. Restrictions apply. Combinable with instant rebates. Products and support acquired by Customer under these Terms are solely for Customer’s personal use and not for immediate resale or sub-licensing. For complete conditions, see “Coupon Information” in the “Customer Service” section at www.hpshopping.com.

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Save $400 in instant savings using $150 coupon code DTMP55321 + $250 Instant Rebate for the purchase of customized HP TouchSmart 600t at the HP Home & Home Office Store. Offer limited to the first 200 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. Products and support acquired by Customer under these Terms are solely for Customer’s personal use and not for immediate resale or sub-licensing. For complete conditions, see “Coupon Information” in the “Customer Service” section at www.hpshopping.com.

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$500 off web coupon for the purchase of an HP TouchSmart 600xt at the HP Home & Home Office Store using coupon code DTS11547. Offer limited to the first 50 coupons redeemed. 1 redemption per person or address. Not valid with other promotions, HP Academy, or HP Friends & Family. 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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Apple Macbook Pro laptops updated (just in case you missed it)

Friday, April 16th, 2010

I was on holidays for 7 days and a lot of things happened while I was away. One of the important events has been the hardware update of Apple Macbook Pro laptops, that you probably are already aware of, but just in case:

  • 15″ and 17″ models got dual-core Intel Core i5 and i7 processors, along with Nvidia Geforce GT 330M graphics cards (combined with the Intel GMA HD to save battery).
  • The graphics card is switched on the fly, but not using the Optimus technology from Nvidia.
  • 13″ model keeps the Core 2 Duo processor but gets the all-new Nvidia GeForce 320M.
  • All models promise a longer battery life.

There are some reviews available, so you can see the effects of these changes in real life:

You can already order them at the Apple Store (and others) or have a look at the specifications.


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Asus G73JH reviews (G73J) and where to buy it

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

If you are looking for a powerful gaming laptop, the Asus G73JH with the new ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 is a very good option, and reviews are already available:

G73JH-A1 Intel Core i7 720QM 1.6GHz Notebook - 8GB RAM  1TB HDD  17.3 Widescreen TFT  DVD-Writer / BD-ROM  Gigabit Ethernet  802.11b/g/n  Bluetooth  2.0MP Webca

If you are interested, here you have some options to buy the Asus G73JH:

Customizable

Fixed configurations

Laptop Reviews: Asus G73JH, Alienware M11x, Samsung R580, Lenovo Thinkpad X100e…

Monday, April 5th, 2010

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