Archive for May, 2010

Gaming laptop section updated

Monday, May 31st, 2010

Second section updated today! The gaming laptop section has just been updated, including options sporting the all-new Nvidia GeForce GTX 480M.

There are interesting things happening at Computex, but I don’t have the time to write about them, only to retweet a few. Follow me on Twitter!

Basic laptop section updated

Monday, May 31st, 2010

Updating is going at a good pace: here you have the updated version of the basic laptop section.

Just for clarification, I’m putting under the “basic laptop” sections standard-size laptops that are more expensive than cheap laptops, but less than multimedia, professional and gaming laptops. Enjoy!

Laptop reviews: Apple Macbook 2010, Acer Aspire 1825PT, Dell Mini 10, HP G62…

Monday, May 31st, 2010

Laptop reviews of the week:

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Light laptop section (finally!) updated

Sunday, May 30th, 2010

I have to admit that I have neglected the English version of towards the optimal laptop. That’s because it needs twice the time to mantain than the Catalan and Spanish versions combined, but gives 1/10th of the income. But I have decided to update all laptop sections in the English (US/UK) version, so they are more similar to the Catalan and Spanish versions.

The first section to be updated is the light laptops one. I hope you find it useful! I hope to finish updating the rest in the next 2 weeks.

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

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

New Coupons

  • (Expired!) Save up to $450 in instant savings using $300 coupon code NBSW39851 + Instant Savings ($0-$150 depending on model selected) for the purchase of a customized HP Pavilion dv8t Quad Edition, ENVY 15, and ENVY 17 Laptop PC configured at $1,399 or greater at the HP Home & Home Office Store. Offer limited to the first 450 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.
  • Save $350 in instant savings using $200 coupon code NBSW22318 + $150 Instant Savings for the purchase of a customized HP Pavilion dv6z, dv6z Select Edition; dv6t, dv6t Select Edition, dv7t Select Edition, and tm2t Laptop PC configured at $1,199 or greater at the HP Home & Home Office Store. Offer limited to the first 900 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.
  • Save up to $350 in Instant Savings using $150 web coupon DTM22354 + Instant Savings ($140-$200 depending on model selected) for the purchase of select quick ship HP Touchsmart PCs (TouchSmart 300-1025 PC or HP TouchSmart 600-1055 PC) at the HP Home & Home Office Store. Offer limited to the first 400 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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Nvidia GeForce GTX 480M (mobile Fermi) available for preorder at Xotic PC

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

We don’t have any benchmarks yet, but it seems the last mobile graphics card from Nvidia, the Fermi-based Geforce GTX 480M, is going to be the fastest graphics card for laptops in the market (at least for a while). Do you want it in your next gaming laptop? You can pre-order a Sager NP9280 (based on Clevo D900F) at Xotic PC. It’s going to cost you 550 USD MORE than the GTX 285M and ETA is mid-June. Did you expect something cheaper? Really?

Sager NP9280 (Built on Clevo D900F) Ultimate Custom Laptop

Update: do you want it in SLI? So you have to wait for the new monster from Clevo, the X7200!

Short news: new AMD platform for laptops, more ATI graphics in Alienware notebooks and Macbook updated

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

During the week I was at Chicago without my laptop (!!!) there were some interesting news:

109 new laptops with AMD’s latest platform

The 2010 platform for notebooks has better energy efficiency and includes quad-core Phenom II processors and low voltage Neo processors. In addition the integrated graphics Mobility Radeon HD 4250 are a good improvement over the older HD 3200, but still far from low-end dedicated cards such as the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470 or Nvidia GeForce 310M. This platform has been embraced by many notebook manufacturers and is being used in 109 new laptops, such as the Dell Inspiron M301z and many Pavilion laptops from HP.

More ATI graphics in Alienware notebooks

It is not yet clear if the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 CrossFireX is actually available for the M17x or not (until now most orders have been cancelled by Dell), but now the M15x is available with the HD 5730 and 5850 in addition to the older Nvidia options. Have a look to the graphics cards comparison.

Apple Macbook updated

The plastic Macbook has been updated with the same hardware than the 13-inch Macbook pro blanco, but the price has gone up too, so it’s now much closer to the aluminium model.

HP coupon codes for laptops (from May 19th 2010)

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

Expired Coupons!

$300 off web coupon for the purchase of a customized HP ENVY 13 Laptop at the HP Home & Home Office Store using coupon code NBT224853. Offer limited to the first 150 coupons redeemed. 1 redemption per person or address. Not valid with other promotions, HP Academy, or HP Friends & Family. Restrictions apply. 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.

Use this coupon

Additional $50 off web coupon for the purchase of a customized HP High Performance Notebook PC at the HP Home & Home Office Store using coupon code NBF361857. Eligible models include HP Pavilion dv6t Select Edition, dv7t Select Edition, and dv8t Quad Notebook PC. Offer limited to the first 1350 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.

Use this coupon

$150 off web coupon for the purchase of a customized HP Everyday Notebook PC at the HP Home & Home Office Store using coupon code NBC629184. Eligible models include HP Pavilion dv6z, HP G60t, HP G62t, and HP G72t Notebook PC. 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. Not 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.

Use this coupon

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Laptop reviews: Acer Aspire TimelineX 4820TG, Dell Vostro 3500, Apple Macbook Pro, Clevo X8100, Sony Vaio E and P…

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

Laptop reviews of… well, of many weeks:

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HP coupon codes for laptops: today only!

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

All this coupons have expired!!!

HURRY ONE DAY ONLY!!! $500 off web coupon for the purchase of a customized HP Pavilion dv7t Quad Notebook PC configured at $1,399 or greater at the HP Home & Home Office Store using coupon code NBSC66581. Offer limited to the first 720 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. 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.

HURRY ONE DAY ONLY!!! Save $200 in instant savings using $100 coupon code NBL49313 + $100 Instant Rebate for the purchase of customized HP G71 Laptop PC at the HP Home & Home Office Store. Offer limited to the first 400 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.

HURRY ONE DAY ONLY!!! Save $250 in instant savings using $100 coupon code NBL664122 + $150 Instant Rebate for the purchase of customized HP Pavilion dm3t Laptop PC at the HP Home & Home Office Store. Offer limited to the first 300 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.

HURRY ONE DAY ONLY!!! Save $350 in instant savings using $200 coupon code NBY23584 + $150 Instant Rebate for the purchase of customized HP Pavilion dv6t Quad Laptop PC 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.

Updated Coupons:

HURRY ONE DAY ONLY!!! Additional $50 off web coupon for the purchase of a customized HP Ultra-Portable Notebook PC at the HP Home & Home Office Store using coupon code NBK38791. Eligible models include HP Pavilion dm3z, dv6t, dv6z, dm3t, dv4i, and tm2t Notebook PC. Offer limited to the first 675 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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