Archive for July, 2010

ToshibaDirect Weekly Specials: July 27 – August 2

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

Here you have some interesting deals you can get purchasing your laptop at ToshibaDirect:

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Laptop reviews: Acer Aspire 1551, HP Pavilion dm4t, Asus PL30JT, Toshiba Satellite A660…

Sunday, July 25th, 2010

Laptop reviews of the week:

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HP Pavilion Select Edition price drop

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

Effective today there is a $50 price drop on the HP Pavilion Select Edition laptop PCs: dv6z Select, dv6t Select and dv7t Select. This offer won’t last long, so hurry up and place your order!

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HP coupon code (valid through October 31st 2010)

Monday, July 19th, 2010

New Coupon:

$50 off web coupon for the purchase of a customized HP Pavilion Laptop configured at $1,000 or greater at the HP Home & Home Office Store. Use coupon code: NBB725976. Offer Excludes all Compaq Presario, HP Mini’s, G60t, G62T, G42T, & G72T. Maximum 1 redemption per person or address. Not valid with other promotions, Friends & Family, or HP Academy. Combinable with instant rebates. 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. Coupon valid through 10/31/10.

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Laptop reviews: Acer Aspire 8943G, Toshiba Portégé R700, Dell Inspiron 14R, 17R and M301z…

Monday, July 19th, 2010

Laptop reviews of the week:

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HP coupon code for laptops (from July 16th 2010)

Friday, July 16th, 2010

(Expired)

Save up to $350 in instant savings using $200 coupon code NBJ459873 + Instant Rebate (up to $150 depending on the model selected) for the purchase of a customized HP Pavilion Laptop configured at $1,299 or greater at the HP Home & Home Office Store. Offer excludes HP Pavilion tm2t, Compaq, Minis and all HP ENVY except HP ENVY 15. 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. 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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The Intel Core i7 upgrade for the Alienware M11x is well worth it (in some games)

Friday, July 16th, 2010

Clerarly the older processors are OK for most games, but I was amazed by the performance improvement of the Core i7 640M processor over the older Pentium SU4100 (even overclocked at 1.7 GHz) in some games, namely Shattered Horizon and Battlefield: Bad Company 2. So if you can afford it and don’t mind losing some battery life (45 min of Internet use), go for the Core i7 option.

Update: Looks like Dell has released a software update that gives an extra 45 minutes of battery life, so the Core i5/i7 models get much closer to the original Pentium/Core 2 Duo version.

Laptop brands tech suport comparison 2010: Apple on top, again

Friday, July 16th, 2010

As they have done the last few years, Laptop Magazine publishes a comparison of the tech support services of the main laptop brands. Again, Apple tops the list and, unsurprisingly, Acer gets the worst score:

  1. A: Apple (A)
  2. B: HP (B+), Lenovo (B+), Sony (B), Asus (B-), Dell (B-), Toshiba (B-)
  3. C: Fujitsu (C), MSI (C), Samsung (C)
  4. D: Acer (D+), Gateway (D+)

Results are based on phone and web support only, no on repairs, and the study was performed in the US, not in Europe, but you get the idea.

Source: Laptop Magazinecomparison chart.

Apple working on an 11.6-inch Macbook Air?

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

That would be a very interesting laptop. But I’m intrigued about the graphics card Apple would put inside: I don’t think they could use the same Nvidia GeForce 320M in the latest Macbooks without compromising battery life and temperatures… Anyway, I couldn’t help thinking on an iPad with keyboard…

SourceReg Hardware

Laptop deal: up to 25% off in select Toshiba laptops (expires 7/19/10)

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010
ToshibaDirect.com has some interesting deals this week: