Cyber Monday has finally arrived. Surely you’ve been browsing popular sale sites such as Newegg and W, but that won’t be the place that you find the best laptop deal today! 14 hours into Cyber Monday, it would appear that the Dell Inspiron 17 is a popular sale item. Moreover, if you check Amazon soon enough, you may be able to get your hands on a Dell Inspiron 11 which has been discounted speficially for the Cyber Monday. If the Inspiron 11 isn’t for you, we suggest you check out the Inspiron 17 laptop being offered at Dell.com
“This 17.3 inch laptop is powered by a 2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T6600 processor and comes equipped with 3GB of memory and a 320 GB hard drive.” You’ll be able to pick this baby up for as little as $549 with free shipping included; but that’s not all, you’ll get 15 months of McAfee SecurityCenter, absolutely free! The laptop also includes a dual layer 8X DVD±R/RW optical drive, WiFi card, and Windows 7 Home Premium Edition.
Via the Examiner.
Following a horde of Black Friday discounts offered this past Friday, Apple is delighted to extend the savings into Cyber Monday – bless their hearts. If you want to see the deals available from Apple, all you need to do it check out their extended list of discounts. The catch is, you’re only able to realize these discounts if you make your purchases online and only on this Monday, November 30, for this limited time, Apple will also be offering free shipping, so hop to it.
Some of Apple’s 2009 Cyber Monday deals include the following:
- $30 off Monster Beats by Dr. Dre high-def headphones.
- The mophie Juice Pack Air, an iPhone case and rechargeable battery, for $71.95 (Normally $79.95).
- Gwen Stefani’s L.A.M.B. computer gear bags starting at $89.95.
- The Vestax Spin DJ for $224.95. (Normally $249.95)
- USB Drives
- Bluetooth Headsets
- Hello Kitty iPhone jackets (editor’s choice)
- And much more.
The only way to cash in on these deals is to make your way to the Apple website, so what are you still doing here?
Via Huffington Post.
Various rumors have been flying around about the CrunchPad tablet netbook, but here’s some shocking news.
TechCrunch founder, Michael Arrington, had been working together with a small group on creating a tablet netbook device nicknamed the CrunchPad. It was a device that was designed mainly to surf the web and have little local storage space. It was even starting to look more and more like a netbook the further it got into production.
Unfortunately, the company that Arrington partnered with to produce the CrunchPad tablet netbook got into a quarrel with Arrington. The latest word on the street is that Arrington said the company planned on kicking him off the CrunchPad project and selling the device under a different name. And so that put an end to the partnership.
No details are set in stone yet, but we’ll keep you posted on any developments we hear about.
There hasn’t been much news in North America about Medion netbooks, but they’re a pretty hot commodity in Europe. The company has just released their latest netbook, the Akoya Mini E1217, on their website.
This sweet looking netbook is pretty standard of its species, with a 10.1″ screen display, a 1.6 GHz Intel Atom N270 processor, 1 GB of DDR2 RAM, and a 160 GB SATA hard drive. It also has an 802.11 N-capable Wi-Fi adapter, Bluetooth, and the Windows 7 Starter OS.
The Medion Akoya Mini E1217 netbook boasts a price tag of 329€ (nearly $500 USD), a bit on the high-end, if you ask me.
Yep, that’s right. The sleek prototype of a tablet/netbook device is experiencing higher-than-expected production costs and repeated delays, which are rumored to lead to its demise. Earlier, this year, Michael Arrington had said the CrunchPad tablet netbook would be ready for sure by the end of this year, but sadly, the device’s release deadlines have already been passed multiple times. Last we heard, it was supposed to be available in late July or early August.
The proposed price of the CrunchPad tablet netbook had originally been rumored to range from $200 to $400, but seems like the feasibility of the product is coming to an end. Perhaps there’ll be more luck with Apple’s rumored tablet netbook device. Either way, it doesn’t keep the CrunchPad from being named to Popular Mechanics’ 10 most brilliant products of 2009 list.
Claiming that it’s this year’s “showpiece” of the netbook world, MSI has recently introduced the Wind12 U230 netbook. Not unjustly named the “showpiece” of the year, this masterpiece of a netbook features a dual-core CPU, an integrated ATI Radeon HD3200 GPU, and the capacity for 4 GB of RAM and a 320 GB hard drive. The Wind12 netbook also has an HDMI output port, Ethernet, and three USB ports, and ships with Windows 7 Home Premium. Might as well call it a laptop, no?
MSI has also expanded the surface of the keyboard to cater to users’ needs of comfort. Overall, the Wind12 netbook weighs roughly 1.3 kg, including a 3-cell battery that holds about four hours of juice. Overall, not bad specs compared to other netbooks, considering its performance capabilities.
The Google Chrome operating system isn’t pre-installed on netbooks just yet, but if you’re interested, below are some netbooks that have been “officially” tested and that claim to be compatible with the software. On these netbooks, you can assume that everything works, including 802.11 Wi-Fi, Ethernet, the touchpad, and the suspend/resume functions.
- Acer Aspire One AOD250* – $299.99 at Amazon.com
- Acer Aspire One AOP531h – $269.99 at TigerDirect.com
- ASUS Eee PC 1008HA – $339.95 at Amazon.com
- ASUS Eee PC 900 – $282.25 at Amazon.com
- Gateway LT20* – $259.99 at TigerDirect.com
- Toshiba Satellite A205-S5000 (This is a 15.4″ laptop, but you can get one at netbook pricing for about $350 on eBay.)
Smartbook AG, whose lawyerly antics in the netbook world are well documented, seems to have decided to quit with all the nonsense and do what it’s trained to – make computers. Their latest is the Zenid GC Crystal netbook, bedecked in Swarovski crystals from tip to tail.
The new netbook comes with a 10.2″ WXGA LED display, Intel Atom 1.6 GHz CPU, 2 GB of RAM and a Wi-Fi connection. That doesn’t sound bad, until you consider the cost; the Zenid GC Crystal netbook goes for 299 Euros (around $450) if you don’t want the crystals, and a laughable 2001 Euros ($3000) with the glittery exterior.
Dell Insprion Mini 10v – Touting the standard 10.1″ screen display, 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 processor, and 1 GB of RAM, the Dell Inspiron Mini 10V netbook is available on Dell.com for $299, a $98 discount from the original price of $398.
Dell Inspiron Mini 10 – Also equipped with a 10.1″ screen display, 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 processor, and 1 GB of RAM, in addition to a 1.3 megapixel webcam and HD TV tuner, the Dell Inspiron Mini 10 netbook will be available at Walmart.com for $398 with free shipping. In comparison, it sells for $499 on Dell’s website.
Toshiba Mini NB205 – This 10.1″ netbook boasts 1 GB of RAM, a 1.66GHz Intel Atom N280 processor, and a battery that can last up to 9 hours. You can grab your very own Toshiba Mini at Amazon.com for $329, which includes a $50 discount from the original price of $379.
Acer Aspire One AOD250 – Available at Walmart.com for $328 (with free shipping), this netbook’s tech specs are no deviation from the standard. It has a 10.1″ screen display, a 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 processor, and 1 GB of RAM. At least it has a 6 hour battery.
HP Mini 110 – Equipped with a 10.1″ screen display, a 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 processor, and 1 GB of RAM, this Mini is available at Kmart.com for $309.99. That’s only $20 off the original price, but a discount nonetheless.
This year, netbooks are on fire and Windows 7 is hot hot hot, so if you’re interested you’d better get to these sizzling deals before they’re gone. Otherwise, if none of these netbooks tickle your fancy, check out some of our previous Cyber Monday articles for more great deals. Happy (online) shopping!
You’ve seen Black Friday ads this year. They’re thicker than most phone books. Now’s the time that you will find extraordinarily discounted prices on a plethora of categorties of electronics, gadgets, and laptops. If you didn’t have time to go shopping this Black Friday, Cyber Monday lurks right around the corner, allowing you to redeem yourself. Let’s take a peek at what’s in store.
You can find Walmart’s Cyber Monday ad online. During the next couple days, Walmart intends to add deals to their Cyber Monday 2-day sale web site. The following deals are available now, but look forward to more laptop deals in the coming hours!
- Sony Bravia 32″ HDTV – $398
- Nintendo DSi Bundle – $189
- Kodak Easy Share with 4 GB SD Card – $79
- Nintendo DS Lite Bundle – $149
- Sanyo 42″ HDTV with Home Theater system – from $728
- Sanyo Digital camera with case and SD card – $65
As for laptops, so far there’s only a Compaq CQ50-139QM notebook for $498 accompanied by an 8GB Flash Drive, carrying case, and HP Printer. Keep your eyes open!
Japanese manufacturer Kohjinsha is happy to announce that they’ll be shipping out a dual screen laptop during mid December, just in time for Christmas! Even though they aren’t releasing the world’s first dual screen laptop, they can claim that their dual screen laptop will be more affordable than its massive predecessor, the Lenovo Thinkpad W700ds series.
Even though the features are in Japanese, Google proudly translates its specifications as follows:
- two thin 10.1 inch widescreen LCD screens with 1024×600 (WSVGA) display. The two screens slide out left and right, creating an extra long centered display
- Other features, according to Kohjinsha, include: an AMD Athlon™ Neo MV-40 ( 1.6GHz ) processor,
- 1GB of memory (with a max of 4GB),
- a 160GB 2.5 inch SATA hard drive, an ATI Radeon™ HD 3200 internal graphics accelerator,
- a wireless LAN + Bluetooth,
- a 1.3 megapixel webcam, and
- Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit.
- The laptop is approximately 1.84kg (~4lbs) and has a battery life of about 4.5 hours.
If you think the gloriously thoughtless spending is done now that Black Friday has passed, you obviously haven’t heard the news – tomorrow is Cyber Monday, where you can reap the benefits of gutted price tags online even if you didn’t make it to the Black Friday doorbusters a few days back.
Huliq has already discovered some of these deals, which are as follows:
- Inspiron Mini 9 netbook for $299, a 50 dollar cut. Shipping is free for all Dell orders over $129.
- Dell Insprion Mini 10v for only $250.
- Inspiron 1525 laptop for $519. Specs are a 15.4-inch widescreen display, Intel Pentium Dual Core CPU T3200, 3 GB of RAM, a 250 GB SATA Hard Drive and DVD+/-RW Drive, and Windows Vista Home Basic SP1.
- Acer AL2216Wbd flat-panel Widescreen 22-inch LCD HD monitor for only $169.99 with free shipping, a $50 price cut compared to most retailers
- Free shipping on laptops $699.99 and up and desktops $499.99 and up.
- Compaq CQ50-139QM notebook for $498, which comes with an 8 GB flash drive, carrying case, and HP printer. If you just want a printer instead, hit Staples.com for a $149 Xerox Phaser 6125 Color Laser Printer, a price drop made available by their $200 instant coupon.
- Drop promo code CYBERMONDAYVAIOCS at Sony.com for a $200 subsidy of their CS Vaio notebook.
- Apple offers free shipping on orders over 50 bucks. You can also get free gift advice at 1-800-MY-APPLE if you’re completely weird.
- Free shipping on overs over 60 dollars at HP.com.
I hope your appetite has been whetted, ladies and gentlemen. Check back for more info as Cyber Monday draws closer.
Here’s how to get it:
I have released an USB key image file to: http://linux.dell.com/files/cto. The file name is: “ChromiumOS_Mini10v_Nov25.img.” It contains a functioning image of my USB key loaded with ChromiumOS. In addition, I have made a best effort attempt to get the Broadcom Wi-Fi adapter working in this image. It’s definitely not perfect (read: highly experimental, untested, unstable, yada yada…) but it does appear to function.
This version’s boot time is around 12 seconds, a bit longer than earlier reported. The makers mentioned a few other minor issues you might be interested in knowing about:
- It will take more than 5-10 *minutes* for the ChromiumOS network connection manager to “see” the access points and allow you to select and connect – be patient.
- Wired connections appear to work fine and appear quick to connect.
- There are currently issues with both the connection manager as well as the underlying components (wpa_supplicant) that can easily break or get hung. When in doubt, reboot and give it another try.
- Use this image at your own risk – it comes to you totally unsupported and very minimally tested.
Still, for the amount of time that the Chromium OS has been available for netbook users to mess with, it looks like a solid effort. For more info on how to get Google’s new operating system on your netbook, read the article over at Dell.
We mentioned Kohjinsha’s dual-screen netbook back in early October and now the company has plans for delivery to Japan this upcoming December. Strong feedback has pushed the prototype into production and the netbook, nicknamed the Kohjinsha DZ, can be pre-ordered here. Delivery to Japan will begin on December 11th.
For 79,800 yen (roughly $921 USD) you’ll be getting a netbook with a 10.1″ screen display and 1024×600 resolution, a 1.6GHz AMD Athlon Neo MV-40 processor and S780MN chipset, an ATI Radeon HD 3200 integrated graphics chipset, 1 GB of RAM (expandable to 4 GB), and a 160 GB hard drive. There’s also all the other typical specs including b/g/n Wi-Fi, gigabit ethernet, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, 3 USB ports, and audio in/out, in addition to a fingerprint reader.
The standard battery for the Kohjinsha DZ netbook is a 6-cell 5,200mAh pack which is rumored to hold roughly 4.5 of juice, although we’re unsure of whether this is with one or two screens in use. Altogether, the netbook will weigh 1.84 kg – reasonable, considering that it’s packing two screens.
CyberMonday.com, a website powered by Mall Networks and initially created by retailers as a one-stop shop for awesome Cyber Monday deals, will be offering a Dell Inspiron Mini 10v netbook for $249, after a $139 discount. The Mini 10v netbook will come with the Windows XP operating system.
On CyberMonday.com, they’ll also have a Deal of the Hour every 60 minutes. These items and offers will be announced on Sunday, November 29th, but are not limited to just netbooks – there’ll be free shipping specials, price discounts, percentage discounts, and free gifts with purchase. If you’re interested in getting some new stuff, make sure to check it out.
If you’re like most mobile internet users, you’re probably in the market for a brand new lightweight and versitile netbook. Well, you’re in luck: today is arguably the best day to make some legendary Black Friday deals, and bring home with you a brand new spanking netbook. We’ve done the searching for you and have compiled an excellent list of netbook deals that are priced below the 200$ pricetag.
If you take a trip to Best Buy, you’ll notice they’re offering a $197 Hewlett-Packard laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) with a 15.6-inch screen and an Intel Celeron processor. Other specs include 2GB of RAM (expandable to 4GB), 160GB hard drive, and Wi-Fi connectivity. Because this is an in-store only special item, you’ll have to line up early.
Everyone’s friendly Wal-Mart Supercenter is offering an eMachine running Windows 7 Home Premium for $198. This computer also features a 15.6-inch screen, 2GB of RAM, and a 160GB hard drive.
Office Depot’s are showing an ad @tgiBlackFriday.com offering an Acer Netbook with a 10.1 inch screen as well as an Intel Atom N270 processor priced at a very wallet-friendly 199.99.
If Dell netbooks are your thing, you can find a $199 Inspiron Mini 9. The mini sports a 8.9-inch screen, 1 GB RAM, an Intel Atom N270 processor, and a 4GB solid-state drive. While it only offers a 0.3 megapixel webcam, they’ll allow you to upgrade to a 1.3 megapixel for a mere $10!
Look out iPhone, there’s a new world of multi-touch devices available to consumers this holiday season. One such is the newly unveiled Eee PC T91MT which stands to be the worlds first convertible tablet notebook which features a multi-touch screen and fully supports Windows 7 Multi-Touch gestures that we’re sure you’re already familiar with. Those who have finished wiping the drool from their faces will be pleased to hear that the the slim Eee PC, which measures one inch thick and a paltry 0.96kg is designed for mobility – it sports a shockproof 32GB Solid State Drive (SSD) and comes with an additional 500GB of online ASUS WebStorage. Gadzooks!
The Eee PC T91MT puts users in touch with their creative sides:
- Multi-touch functionality makes interaction with the computer fun, it encourages users to be creative.
- Virtually all tasks can be performed with a tap, drag, punch, or twist – get your fingers ready!
- Photos are viewed, positioned, and edited seamlessly.
- Reading a Document is like flipping through pages in a real book.
- Taking Notes and Memos with the included package TouchSuite is intuitive and easy.
- The touch pad boasts a 256-level pressure sensor, the Eee PC™ T91MT’s crisp and responsive 8.9″ multi-touch screen reproduces handwriting beautifully and accurately, regardless of whether a finger or the bundled ergonomically-designed stylus is used.
Eee PC™ T91MT
|Display||8.9″ glossy LED-backlit WSVGA screen (1024×600)|
|Operating System||Genuine Microsoft Windows® 7 Home Premium
Genuine Microsoft Windows® 7 Home Basic (China only)
|CPU||Intel® Atom™ Z520|
|Default Memory||DDR2 SO-DIMM 1GB
DDR2 SO-DIMM 2GB (optional)
(32GB SSD + 500GB ASUS WebStorage**)
|Wireless Data Network||WLAN 802.11b/g/n @2.4GHz, Bluetooth2.1 + EDR|
|Battery Life||Li-polymer Battery, 5 hrs*|
|Audio Codec||Hi-Definition Audio CODEC|
|Built-in Mic||Digital Array Mic|
|Interface||1 (D-sub 15-pin for external monitor) VGA Connector, 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x LAN RJ-45, 2 x Audio Jack (Headphone / Mic-in), Card Reader: MMC/SD (SDHC); Disk Expander: MMC/SD (SDHC)|
|Physical||Dimensions||225mm (W) x 164mm (D) x 25.2~28.4mm (H)|
|Weight||0.96kg (with battery)|
|Colors||Infusion (IMF): White, Black|
Samsung’s Nvidia ION-powered N510 netbook is now shipping in the U.S. Only available in black so far, this netbook’s listed on Newegg for $599.99 and the offer includes free shipping.
It’s a bit on the pricey side for a netbook we agree, but you’re also getting some improvements over the European version, including 2 GB of RAM, a 250 GB hard drive, and Windows 7. (The European version of the netbook comes with 1 GB of RAM, a 160 GB hard drive, and Windows XP.) The Newegg listing also claims that the netbook comes with the Nvidia ION LE chipset rather than the originally proposed ION chipset, but this may or may not be a typo.
The Chrome OS doesn’t yet provide anything that the Chrome web browser doesn’t, but we thought we’d share the procedure for downloading it onto your Dell Inspiron Mini 10v netbook anyway. First, grab yourself a USB drive that’s 8 GB or greater. (The actual download is roughly 7.5 GB.)
Essentially, the installation involves copying the Google Chrome OS image file onto your netbook. You’ll also need access to a computer that’s running Linux in order to turn the downloaded IMG file to a bootable file.
Technically, a Dell employee (nicknamed Doug A) came up with this entire process as he was testing out compiling a copy of the Google Chrome OS for himself after seeing it run on various netbooks last week. Doug A explains:
“To copy onto an USB key (8GB minimum), find another Linux machine and utilize the “dd” command to put the image onto the USB key. Example: dd if=ChromiumOS_Mini10v_Nov25.img of=/dev/sdb. In this example, /dev/sdb is my entire USB key… use “fdisk -l” to see how your USB key is named for your particular environment. Be careful to select your USB device (again, use fdisk -l to double verify and confirm the correct device filename) and not another device…”
The Gateway LT2021u and LT2022u netbooks for $199.99 that were on sale starting today have already sold out, but another noteworthy deal that’s still available is the LG BD270 blu-ray player that’s going for $99.99. If you’re still interested in the Gateway LT netbook, check out Verizon’s Black Friday deal.
On Black Friday, the Acer Aspire One netbook with a 3-cell battery will be available for $189.99, in addition to a TomTom GPS for $59.99.
If you’re interested in more deals, be sure to check out Newegg before they’re all gone. Also, be sure to keep your eye out for upcoming Cyber Monday deals. In the meantime, happy shopping and Happy Thanksgiving!