Archive for January, 2011

See you soon

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

Not only people, also projects need holidays. And it’s time for towards the optimal laptop to have some rest.

For some time towards the optimal laptop was an engaging and profitable project, so I could devote most of my time to it, but during this year the income I get from it has declined a lot, I had to spend more and more time in other matters, and the quality of the site has also declined, specially the English one. Finally I decided to get a full-time job at the company AttendBio Research (remember that I’m a biochemist) and leave the site in stasis.

The site is not closing and the project is not being terminated, but profound changes are needed to keep a site that’s useful but needs not so much time. Some of the changes I have in mind are:

  • I’ll migrate the whole site to WordPress (I’m still unsure about the forum), probably using a premium theme.
  • The site will feature mainly general advice, probably not only for laptops but also for desktops. I won’t post news from the web (there are too many blogs doing that) or post deals (well, maybe I’ll keep the HP coupon codes). Only a handful of models will be recommended.
  • Probably “optimitza” is hard to remember no anybody save Catalan speakers, so I’ll use different domain names for different languages. I have purchased optimpc.com and pcoptim.com but I’m not sure they are OK for an international audience… Any ideas?

The time this migration is going to need is unknown, maybe weeks, maybe months. In the meantime, I’ll try to keep Gaming on Laptops updated.

I’ll keep you informed, but you can reach me by:

MSI GT680R reviewed at Gaming on Laptops

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

I got an evaluation sample of MSI GT680R, one of the first gaming laptops with Intel Sandy Bridge processor, thanks to MSI Iberia. The review is already online at my other site about laptops, Gaming on Laptops.

Source: MSI GT680R review

HP coupon code for laptops (from January 9th 2011)

Monday, January 10th, 2011

New Coupon:

Save up to $350 in instant savings using $200 coupon code NB5321+ Instant Rebate (up to $150 depending on 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 all HP ENVY 17 laptops. Offer limited to the first 1,160 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. Copy the code and use it.

Laptop reviews: Intel Mobile Sandy Bridge, Asus N53JF…

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

Laptop reviews of the week:

Other interesting links:

HP coupon code for laptops (from January 2nd 2011)

Sunday, January 2nd, 2011

New Coupons

Save $500 in instant savings using coupon code NB375945 for the purchase of a customized HP ENVY 14 or HP ENVY 14 Beats Edition laptop configured at $1,399 or greater at the HP Home & Home Office Store. Offer limited to the first 225 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. Copy the code and use it.

Save $500 in instant savings using coupon code NB622473 for the purchase of a customized HP Pavilion Laptop configured at $1,399 or greater at the HP Home & Home Office Store. Offer excludes all HP ENVY and HP Pavilion dm4t laptops. 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. 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. Copy the code and use it.