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Deal of the Day: Samsung Series 9 (13.3-Inch) UltraBook w/ Intel Core i5-2467M, 128GB SSD - $999 Shipped! Includes $200 Microsoft Credit for Future Purchases!

Our Deal of the Day is Samsung Series 9 (13.3-Inch) UltraBook w/ Intel Core i5-2467M, 128GB SSD - $999 Shipped! Includes $200 Microsoft Credit for Future Purchases!


Great price for this Samsung Series 9 UltraBook. The Microsoft Store has it for $999 shipped plus a $200 credit for future purchases! Check out the specs:




13.3" LED backlit Screen (1366 x 768)

1.60 GHz Intel Core i5-2467M

4 GB DDR3 1333 MHz Memory

128 GB SSD

1x USB 3.0, 1x USB 2.0, Micro HDMI

6-cell lithium-ion (up to 7 hours)

1.3 MP High-Definition Webcam

Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Capable (separate adapter required)


12.90" x 8.90" x 0.64" at 2.88 lbs




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Deal of the Day: HP ENVY 14 Premium 14.5" Laptop PC w/ 2nd Gen Intel Core i5-2430M - $799.99 Shipped Free!

Our Deal of the Day is HP ENVY 14 Premium 14.5" Laptop PC w/ 2nd Gen Intel Core i5-2430M - $799.99 Shipped Free!




HP has a $450 off coupon on their super sexy ENVY 14 laptop PC making it just $799.99 shipped free!


2nd Gen 2.4 GHz Intel Core i5-2430M w/ Turbo up to 3.0 GHz

1GB DDR3 Radeon HD 6630 switchable Graphics [HDMI, Mini Display Port]

14.5" High Definition HP BrightView Infinity LED Display (1366x768)

6GB 1333MHz DDR3 System Memory (2 DIMM)

SuperMulti 8X DVD+/-R/RW with Double Layer Support (Slot Load)

500GB 7200RPM Hard Drive

Skype-certified 720p HP TrueVision HD Webcam

Intel 802.11a/b/g/n WLAN and Bluetooth

Backlit Keyboard


HP has updated the ENVY 14 with a 2nd Gen Intel Core i5-24130M, Skype-certified 720p webcam, and the Radeon HD 6630 switchable graphics!

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Acer say they should have up to 35% of their total notebook shipments be Ultrabooks

I've said it before, but I'll say it again: 2012 is the year of the Ultrabook. Acer seem to think so, too. They are planning on releasing their second-generation Ultrabook models come Q2 of this year, and a slew of new models are set to hit shelves in Q3.




Acer chairman, JT Wang says that Acer should have between 25- to 35-percent of its total notebook shipments based around the Ultrabook. Acer's first foray into Ultrabook's was the Aspire A3 which sold between 250,000 and 300,000 units in the first quarter after it launched. Acer claim that sales of their Aspire S5 tablet PC should be even better.


Sales in America and Europe have so far been slow, but Acer expect good numbers in Thailand, Southeast Asian market, Brazil and The Philippines. They also expect a nice 10-percent sales growth for 2012.

Lenovo's IdeaPad Yoga 13 ultrabook, sports Ivy Bridge, Windows 8 and swivels its screen to turn into a tablet

CES 2012: I'm trying not to get excited for Windows 8-based notebooks, or ultrabooks, until something comes out that makes me sit back and think "Wow". Well, I think I'm getting to that point with Lenovo's ultrabook, IdeaPad Yoga 13.




Intel requires that all 13.3-inch (or smaller) ultrabooks to be, at most, 18mm thick. However, there is a provision that if the ultrabook has a touchscreen, it can be up to 20mm thick. Lenovo's IdeaPad Yoga 13 sports a touchscreen, yet measures up at just 17mm thick. Yoga 13 does all of this without losing battery life, as Lenovo rates the Yoga good for over eight hours of use.


It doesn't just sport a touchscreen, it's an IPS panel to boot. The panel features very wide viewing angles that are perfect, as the Yoga's hinge allows the display to swing open 360-degrees and can convert itself into a tablet. Once the display spins beyond 180-degrees, the keyboard turns off and you can hold the unit and interact with it just like a tablet. Yoga 13 includes a soft-touch coating on the palm rest that ensures the system is easy to hold and won't slip or scratch if you place it on something in tablet mode.

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Deal of the Day: HP Home & Home Office Store - $450 off HP Pavilion dv7t QUAD 17.3" Laptop PC w/ 2nd Gen Intel Core i7-2670QM and Blu-Ray - $799.99 Shipped Free!

Our Deal of the Day is: HP Home & Home Office Store - $450 off HP Pavilion dv7t QUAD 17.3" Laptop PC w/ 2nd Gen Intel Core i7-2670QM and Blu-Ray - $799.99 Shipped Free!


Offer: HP's $450 off coupon code gets you the amazing Pavilion dv7t QUAD desktop replacement for only $799.99. Not only does it have a large 17.3" HD+ LED screen, but it has a full number pad, the new Intel 2nd Gen Sandy Bridge CPU, and Blu-Ray DVD ROM!




2nd Gen Intel Quad Core i7-2670QM 2.2 GHz w/ Turbo up to 3.1 GHz

17.3" HD+ LED Widescreen Display (1600 x 900)

8GB DDR3 System Memory

750GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive

1GB GDDR5 Graphics AMD Radeon [HDMI, VGA]

Blu-ray player & SuperMulti DVD burner


This is a great price for this desktop replacement. It comes equipped with a super fast Intel Sandy Bridge i7-2670QM CPU, Blu-Ray Player, and 1GB GDDR5 Radeon HD Discrete Graphics!


Use coupon code: NBJ4867 for the $450 discount. Expires after just 900 uses or on 01/12/2012.



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MSI's prototype GUS II - external graphics for laptops, thanks to Thunderbolt

CES 2012: Something that has been needed for a while is external graphics for notebooks, but bandwidth has always been an issue. How do you solve this? Well, if you're MSI, you wait until Thunderbolt hits, wait until CES and then show it off in person.




MSI showed off "GUS II", which is a prototype at this stage and was hooked up to a MacBook Pro. GUS II had a Radeon HD 5770 rocking inside, and was rendering the Unigine Heaven demo, driving an external display. Better yet, MSI says that GUS II supports double-wise PCI-Express x16 graphics cards, with power consumption up to 150W. This is the most power available from a single PCIe slot, plus one 6-pin power connector.




Pricing and availability are, as usual, not known at this time. But, with Intel's 22nm Ivy Bridge processors, we could see Thunderbolt pulled into the mainstream and then we could see a sudden rush of external graphics. This means notebooks could be sold with integrated graphics and if you wanted any more GPU juice out of them, you could tap some Thunderbolt-powered external graphics.

Intel says 75 Ultrabooks will arrive in 2012, 50% of them will be 14- and 15-inch screens

CES 2012: Intel had quite a few announcements at CES 2012, and one of them was from Intel PC chief Mooly Eden where he says that so far, there are 75-plus Ultrabooks set to launch this year. Yes, more than 75 different Ultrabooks!




Out of these 75, 50-percent of them will sport 14- and 15-inch displays. This is a move to take some of those customers away from buying an Apple MacBook Air, as they'll be just as, if not more thin, light and inexpensive than their fruit-logo'd counterparts.


On top of this, Intel is kick starting one of their biggest marketing campaigns for the Ultrabooks. This new marketing campaign has been dubbed "A New Era in Computing". This will be Intel's biggest marketing campaign since 2003, so you can see they mean business. They haven't planned a launch this large since they introduced Centrino chips for Wi-Fi-capable laptops eight years ago.


Intel also stated that they will also team up with Nuance Communications, where they'll create voice recognition technology for Ultrabooks based on Nuance's Dragon voice command technology. The news just doesn't stop flowing from Intel, it seems.

Deal of the Day: Dell Inspiron 15R notebook, 15.6-inch LED-backlit, Blu-ray Combo and more, just $664.99 with FREE Shipping!

Our Deal of the Day today is the 15.6" LED-backlit Dell Inspiron 15R with 2nd gen Intel Core i5, 8GB Memory, 500GB HD, Blu-ray Combo, Wireless-N, Bluetooth, HD Webcam, Intel Wireless Display, and more for $664.99 with FREE Shipping!




Offer: $664.99 with FREE shipping after $363 instant discount and 5% stackable coupon (takes $35 off) on this originally $1062.99 2nd gen Dell Vostro 15R laptop. This laptop features a 15.6" LED-backlit 1366 x 768 TrueLife TFT, 2nd gen 2.4Ghz Intel Core i5-2430M processor (with Turbo Boost 2.0 up to 3.0Ghz), 8GB DDR3 SDRAM, 500GB hard drive, 512MB (dual) AMD Radeon HD 6470M graphics, Blu-ray Disc combo drive, Intel Centrino Wireless-N with Bluetooth 3.0, 1MP HD webcam, Intel WiDi wireless display, 6-cell LiOh battery, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, and a 1 year warranty.


Start here for this specific laptop configuration. DELL INSPIRON 15R LAPTOP DEAL


Use stackable coupon code: RP6Q?41TMN8QVG for 5% off any computer from Dell Home, expiring 1/10/12 or after just 500 redemptions.

If the one above expires (or more likely, runs out of redemptions), use stackable coupon code: 4J4XPNDZ1PKR2B for the $25 off a $849+ 2nd gen Inspiron 15R laptop with Intel Core i processor discount (expiring 1/30/12), taking the price to $674.99.



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Samsung unveil 13- and 14-inch Series 5 ultrabooks

CES 2012: Ultrabook, ultrabook, ultrabook. Say it three times in front of mirror and it'll haunt you for this entire year. I think that's all we're going to see from companies this year, and it's not necessarily a bad thing, either.




Samsung unveiled their Series 5 line of ultrabooks, which include a 13-inch model and a 14-inch model which sports an optical drive. Both Series 5 ultrabooks are powered by Intel Core i5 processors, sport 4GB of RAM, eight-hour batteries and Intel integrated graphics. They also feature the same matte, 300-nit (1366x768) display that was in the Series 5 Chromebook.


The 13-inch model includes a 128GB SSD option, but both the 13- and 14-inch models feature a standard 500GB 5,400RPM drive, with 16GB of express cache for that faster boot time you all want, as well as speedy application launches. The Series 5 ultrabooks from Samsung weigh in at 3.5 and 3.95 pounds for the 13- and 14-inch models, respectively. While they may weigh in a bit heavier than other ultrabooks we've seen lately, they do sport a tonne of connectivity.

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Hands-on with new GIGABYTE T1132N notebook, tablet and desktop PC

CES 2012 - During the "Meet the Executives" event at the GIGABYTE suite here at CES we ran into Nick from the notebook department where he was kind enough to introduce us to the new T1132N. It's similar to the older T1125N except it comes with a newer and faster CPU and CPU and some other nice bits such as USB 3.0.



The device is rather unique in that it can act as a notebook, tablet and desktop PC thanks to its functionality. The screen can twist 180 degrees and pushed down to become a slate-like device and when in tablet mode it can be installed in the included dock to turn into a desktop PC. The dock comes with a DVD player (which can also be removed and connected to the system via USB) and also some additional connectors such as gigabit LAN and USB 3.0 ports.




This 11.6-inch capacitive multi-touch device comes with the Intel Core i502467M processor clocked at 2.3GHz, Intel HM65 Express chipset, NVIDIA GeForce GT520M 1GB graphics and a 500GB 2.5-inch HDD.



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