One reason could be the extremely classy ASUS Super Hybrid Engine, a tool that allows users to, upon the tapping of a hotkey, speed up the processor for performance or slow it down to extend battery life. This, combined with the ultra-efficient Intel Atom N450 CPU, allows users to get up to 14 hours of juice.
Also encouraging such efficiency is the LED-backlit 10.1″ screen, coming in at 1024 x 600 pixels. Other features include 802.11/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Windows 7 Starter, Bluetooth, a Plug-and-Play flash card slot, 0.3 megapixel webcam, 1 GB of RAM with the option to upgrade, and a massive 750 GB of Hybrid Storage (250 GB in the HDD and 500 GB on ASUS’ web servers.
Clear is offering a deal you certainly don’t see every day: an older netbook with a hefty subsidy and WiMAX access for connectivity. If you get WiMAX in your area, this should be a tantalizing deal, considering the fact that WiMAX is cheaper than 3G. Clear will give you its netbook with a two year netbook deal at $45/month with the first 6 months subsidized to $30 apiece.
The machine itself is a Samsung NC10 running a 1.6 GHz Intel Atom N270, priced at $199. Other features are more or less standard issue, if your standard is netbooks from a year ago: 1 GB of RAM, a 160 GB HDD and 6 hours of battery life.
Via jkOnTheRun, image via Clear.
Back in June, we called the Gateway LT3103 Gateway’s first awesome netbook, and right now it’s looking even awesomer. Today only, Yahoo Shopping is selling the Gateway LT3103 netbook for a mere $270 with a six-cell battery and 2 GB of RAM.
The netbook comes with Windows Vista Home Basic, as well as a 250 GB HDD, 11.6-inch screen, 1366 x 768 resolution, and 90 day warranty (upgradeable to one year for $39).
Get to it, kids.
Samsung is following the swarm of new Pine Trail-powered netbook releases with a new netbook of its own, according to recent leaks from online retailers and the FCC. The netbook is going to be called the Samsung N150, but as far as I can tell, it’s not making many changes from the old NC-series formula.
The Samsung N150 will run the Intel Atom N450 CPU on 1 GB of RAM, a 160 GB HDD, Windows 7, and a 10-inch screen. However, it also includes the Qualcomm Gobi2000 chipset, a GPS receiver, and 3G connectivity, making it a possible candidate for contracts with cellular providers.
Availability is unknown thus far, but some online retailers are taking pe-orders at $374.
Radioshack is going to be selling the LG X120 netbook with a special subsidy, now through the 24th of December. The numbers are appealing – $49.99 with a two-year AT&T service contract or $399 without the service plan. The X120 netbook has previously sold for $179.99 with a $60/month 5 GB AT&T mobile broadband plan.
The 10.1-inch LG X120 netbook has a backlit LED display and a 6-cell battery packing seven hours of runtime. It is powered by a 1.6 GHz Intel Atom and the standard lineup of 1 GB RAM and a 160 GB HDD. It comes with a 1.3 megapixel webcam, HD speakers, a 93-percent-of-full-size keyboard, 4-in-1 card slot, a generoud 3 USBs, Ethernet, and a scrolling touchpad.
LG’s netbook also features the quick-booting SmartOn interface which allows users to access common applications within seconds of booting their machine. The OS on the LG X120 is Windows XP, and the netbook can connect with 3G, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi.
If you’ve been lusting after new gadgets and you missed both Black Friday and Cyber Monday, there’s probably no helping you. But despite your ineptitude, all is not lost – manufacturers will always make it easy for you to drop a bit of cash, and it looks like we’ll need to be calling this Cyber Week in honor of a number of long-lasting Dell and Apple deals we’ve heard about.
Firstly, you can get discounts on all kinds of Mac laptops and desktops. AppleInsider has a nice guide available for where to get in on those machines. Canadian consumers can also get in on Dell discounts over at Dell.ca from now until December 11th. The selection includes laptops, monitors and more.
But if you don’t live in Canada, don’t despair – you can still get your hands on a Dell Inspiron Mini 10v netbook at Dell.com for under $300 bucks, and Hackintosh it if you’re feeling especially industrious.
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 $200 subsidy of their CS Vaio notebook.
- Apple offers free shipping on orders over 50 bucks. You can also get free gift advice at 1-800-MY-APPLE if you’re completely weird.
- Free shipping on overs over 60 dollars at HP.com.
I hope your appetite has been whetted, ladies and gentlemen. Check back for more info as Cyber Monday draws closer.
If you’re like most mobile internet users, you’re probably in the market for a brand new lightweight and versitile netbook. Well, you’re in luck: today is arguably the best day to make some legendary Black Friday deals, and bring home with you a brand new spanking netbook. We’ve done the searching for you and have compiled an excellent list of netbook deals that are priced below the 200$ 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!
Newspapers have been making a comeback by relying more and more on e-paper circulations. The New York Times is no exception, and has added a further incentive to get Times Reader 2.0 by offering a $100 discount on the Samsung Go netbook with a one-year subscription to the Times Reader 2.0.
The subscription will cost you just under $180 a year, or $3.45 a week. It allows subscribers to get articles on their computers anywhere in a format similar to that in print.
The Samsung Go comes with the Times Reader pre-installed. You can get the discount at J&R Music and Computer World stores until March. Unfortunately, if you’re already subscribed, you can’t take advantage of the deal.
We’ve got the latest on Best Buy’s deals for Black Friday 2009. Best Buy loves to offer slashed prices on computers, and netbooks are the big thing this year, so as expected we’ll be seeing a host of great new netbook deals on store shelves on the 27th.
Their 12-page Black Friday ad reveals crucial details about the plan for this Friday. Best Buy will open its doors at 5:00 AM, passing out tickets for their specials at 3:00 AM. Certain deals, like the $197 HP Laptop with an Intel Celeron CPU, are only available in-store. Others are available online as early as Thanksgiving Day.
With no further ado, take a look at Best Buy’s Black Friday netbook and laptop deals:
- Compaq Netbook w/Intel Atom Processor, 1GB Memory, 160GB Hard Drive – $179.99
- Compaq Netbook w/Intel Atom Processor, 1GB Memory, 250GB Hard Drive – $229.99
- eMachines Desktop w/AMD Athlon Processor, 3GB RAM, 320GB HD, Windows 7, w/18.5″ LCD Monitor and HP Deskjet Printer – $299.97
- Dell 10.1″ Netbook w/Intel Atom Processor, 1GB Memory, 160GB Hard Drive – $379.99
- Sony 15″ Laptop w/Intel Dual Core Processor, 4GB Memory, 320GB Hard Drive, Windows 7 – $399.99
- Toshiba 16″ Laptop w/Intel Core 2 Duo Processor, 3GB DDR3 Memory, 250GB Hard Drive (Model # L505-S5984) – $399.99
- Sony 15″ Laptop w/Intel Dual Core Processor, 4GB RAM, 320GB HD, Windows 7, Sony Headphones, Built-In Blu-ray, Blu-ray Movie – $479.97
- Toshiba 16″ Laptop w/Intel Core 2 Duo Processor, 4GB DDR3 Memory, 320GB Hard Drive (Model # L505-S5984) w/Printer and Case – $499.97
- HP Desktop AMD X4 Quad Core, 8GB Mem, 1TB Hard Drive, 20″ Monitor, HP Deskjet DJ350 Color Printer, Windows 7 Home Prem – $499.97
- HP 15.6″ Notebook w/AMD Turion II Dual Core Processor M500, 6GB Memory, 320GB Hard Drive, Windows 7 – $599.99
- HP 15.6″ Notebook w/AMD Turion II Dual Core Processor M500, 8GB Memory, 500GB Hard Drive, Windows 7 – $699.99
- Macbook 13.3″ Notebook w/2.26GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2GB DDR3 Memory, 250GB Hard Drive, w/$150 Gift Card – $999.99
It’s November, ladies and gentlemen, and you know what that means: it’s time to count down to Black Friday!
Huliq recently included netbooks on its list of what it expects to be the most popular items this Black Friday, and has uncovered some interesting hints about what we could expect this shopping season.
Word has it that a 9″ Linux netbook will be available for an insane $129 this year. This sounds like it could come in the form of a refurbished Dell Mini 9 or Eee PC 900 series netbook, depending on who’s doing the selling.
Another popular offering could be the 15.4″ Compaq CQ-139WM, which isn’t a netbook but runs a 160 GB HDD and 2 GB of RAM for only $298.
His claim? That even at $150, the Gateway netbook is overpriced. I quote:
“The LT2016u is a ho-hum netbook. Its specs — a 10.1-inch SD 1024 x 600 display, Intel Atom N270 processor (1.60 GHz), 1 GB RAM, and a 160 GB hard disk — are virtually identical to those of the Acer Aspire One D250, which sells for about $300 at Amazon. The Gateway system does include built-in 3G broadband; but customers are locked into Verizon’s usurious monthly fees. “
Verizon’s monthly fees are $40 for a 250 MB monthly allowance (read: this sucks) and 10 cents per MB of overage, or $60 monthly for a 5 GB allowance and a 5 cent overage fee. With the $60 plan, you’ll be down $1590 after two years.
I think enough has been said about that, so do yourselves a favor and opt out.
- $499 with no contract
- $319 with a $60/month one-year wireless broadband contract
- $150 after a $100 rebate with a $60/month two-year wireless broadband contract
If you’re into the wireless broadband thing that’s a competitive deal. The 10.1-inch Gateway LT2016U netbook has a 1024 x 600 pixel screen, the 1.6 GHz Intel Atom N270 chip, a Gig of RAM, 160 GB HDD, and Windows XP.
Retail versions sold elsewhere cost around $300 but don’t include the 3G chip.
Buy.com is currently having a great deal on an ASUS Eee PC 900-W017. For those of you unfamiliar with this machine, it has an 8.9″ screen, is powered by a 1.73 GHz Intel Celeron M Processor 430, and has 1 GB of RAM and a 20 GB solid state drive.
The original price for the ASUS Eee PC 900-W017 was $389.99, but under Buy.com’s promotion, there’s a $190 instant savings discount and free shipping, bringing the total price down to only $199.99. If you’re on the market for a netbook, be sure to check this baby out soon because deals like this won’t last forever.
Image via Laptoping.
You can now get a red refurbished ASUS Eee PC 900HDB for only $189.99 at Mwave. The netbook packs a 900 MHz Intel Celeron 353 processor, which loses to the Atom for speed but takes most tasks in stride. Other specs on this 8.9″ netbook include 1 GB of RAM, a 160 GB HDD and Windows XP Home Edition.
Most deals of this caliber will only get you some boring old white netbook, but the deep red shell on this thing is definitely an upside.
This offer is likely to be gone soon, so the warranty lasts only 90 days. You can return it within 30 days but only for a replacement, so take a second to catch your breath before you make a bad decision and buyer’s remorse swallows you whole.
Then again, $60 off the list price is tempting…
Here’s an eye-catching netbook deal (or shall I say, steal). Buydig.com is currently selling brand new Acer AO751h-1346 netbooks for $349. Shipping is free too, so you’ll be able to get this machine to your door for a grand total of $349.
This 11.6″ netbook is powered by an Intel Atom Z520 processor and has 2 GB of RAM and a 250 GB hard drive. Some other tech specs of this netbook include Wi-Fi and a webcam.
If you’re interested, make sure to get yours here before they’re gone.
Blockbuster has announced it will be selling Archos 10 netbooks in 1,000 locations around the country. The 10-inch netbook will go for $300.
To make up for the lack of DVD playing capability, Blockbuster is reportedly bundling a few free movies and embedding a link to Blockbuster.com in the new netbook.
The Archos 10 has an Intel Atom processor, 1 GB of RAM, a 160 GB HDD, Windows XP, and a webcam.
The Eee PC 900 isn’t quite a juggernaut of computing power, but it gets the job done. Its 900MHz Celeron CPU, 512 MB of RAM and 4 GB SSD are just enough to run Linux and deal with e-mail and other Web-based tasks.
Its limited storage is a bummer, but with a USB drive or SD card you can amend that issue. It comes with a 90 day warranty.
The deal will definitely run out soon, so get to it!
We’ve got two new deals for you today here on NBB.
Don’t care if the netbook’s pink? You can get a way better deal over at Amazon – a white 10.2-inch Lenovo Ideapad S10 for $329.
Picture via LaptopPicker.
The latest fantastic deal from ZipZoomFly is the MSI Wind U90 netbook for a mere $194.99 shipped. Its 80GB hard drive is nothing to marvel at, however, and most of the specs are similarly sub-standard.
It features an 8.9-inch LCD screen, the Intel Atom N270, 512 MB of RAM, a tiny 3-cell battery, and SUSE Linux. Some have taken issue with the OS choice, criticizing it for incompatiable drivers, but an Ubuntu install should easily fix those issues.
Is it worth it? I’d say so. You can’t get much on a netbook for under $200, and the few options in that range have been crappy at worst and creative at best. MSI makes a nice netbook, so if you want in on this deal, I’d advise you act fast.