Archive for March, 2013

Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display Drops to $1,299

First of all let’s state that it’s understandable if $1,299 doesn’t sound like much of a deal for a laptop since it’s still way above the average selling price of a PC.  However, consider the fact that this price of $1,299 is for a 13” MacBook Pro with Retina display new in box is the […]

Asus VivoTab Smart ME400 review: the Windows 8 tablet to rival Microsoft’s Surface?

We take a look at Asus’ new 10-inch tablet running full Windows 8. Here’s our Asus VivoTab Smart ME400 review.

HP Envy x2 review: a Windows 8 tablet or laptop? It’s both!

HP’s Envy X2 claims to offer the best of both laptop and tablet worlds. But can any hybrid device really do that? Read our review of the HP Envy X2 to find out whether it’s the right Windows 8 computer for you.

New HP Coupon, $100 Off Pavilion TouchSmart 15z SleekBook

HP has issued a new coupon this week for $100 off the purchase of any customized Pavilion TouchSmart 15z Sleekbook purchased from  Just use coupon code NB3273 at checkout to get the discount, pricing starts at $649.99 before coupon on this model, so with the coupon code the price drops to $549.99.  The base […]

Toshiba Tecra R940-1JG review – 14in business laptop ticks some boxes

The Toshiba Tecra R940-1JG is a few-frills Windows laptop for basic business users.

PC switches off when USB flash drive plugs in – advice

Our Helproom Editor helps a reader solve a problem with the USB connector on his PC.

Chillblast Genesis Mini review – mini notebook built for gaming

Chillblast’s Genesis Mini is a compact 11.6in laptop, no Ultrabook but a mini notebook built for gaming. Here’s our Chillblast Genesis Mini review.

Dell Inspiron Special Edition with Full HD Screen $599

Dell is back with another scorching deal on its popular and gaming capable Inspiron 15R Special Edition laptop (Inspiron 15R SE), this time around they’re selling it for $599 with an Intel Core i5 processor and Full HD 1920 x 1080 screen.  To get this deal just follow this link to the Inspiron 15R SE […]

Samsung Series 9 Ultrabook updated with Full HD display

Samsung’s updated Series 9 Ultrabook doubles the storage, adds a more powerful Intel Core i7 processor and Windows 8 Professional – but there’s still no touchscreen

Samsung refreshes Series 9 Ultrabook, but where’s the ‘Retina’ display?

Samsung launched an even pricier version of its high-end Series 9 Ultrabook Monday, but the company isn’t quite ready to trade blows with Apple on the “Retina” display front.

Lenovo ThinkPad Helix now “Expected” for April Arrival

For those that have been patiently awaiting the Lenovo ThinkPad Helix since its announcement at CES in January and promised February availability, your wait may soon be over.  At least according to the Lenovo twitter feed which posted the statement this weekend: “Update on ThinkPad Helix: now expected to arrive in April. Apologies–rest assured we’re […]

If demand for larger tablets erodes, can Ultrabooks take their place?

Tablets may be killing PCs right now, but Ultrabooks could be poised for a boost as more people give up their almost 10-inch iPads in favor of 7-inch slates like the iPad Mini, Nexus 7, and the Kindle Fire.

Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 Gaming Laptop $799 this Weekend after Coupon

The IdeaPad Y500 is one of Lenovo’s most formidable gaming laptops as it offers a dual (SLI) Nvidia GT650M graphics card option via use of the unique Ultra bay expansion it has.  This weekend the IdeaPad Y500 can be had for $799 when you use coupon code 4DAYSDEALY500 at checkout.  That’s $500 off the regular […]

Samsung launches Southeast Asia’s first Enterprise Experience Centre in Singapore

Samsung Electronics so far has been known for its consumer mobility products and solutions in this region. Now, the South Korean electronics giant has trained its eyes on the enterprise segment of the market.

Lenovo G585 Budget Laptop $157.08 (Refurbished from

For less than the price of a cheap tablet you can get the Lenovo G585 for $157 direct from Outlet store when you use coupon code DOORBUSTERS: Because you’re buying direct from Lenovo they certify they have tested and refurbished it so it’s in perfect working order and in most cases even looks to […]

We’re buying smartphones and tablets, but PCs still reign supreme

Smartphones and tablets are taking over our lives, but don’t forget about the PC.

Vizio 14” Ultrabook for $599 at Microsoft Store

The 14” screen Vizio CT14-A4 Ultrabook is on sale for $599 at the Microsoft Store online right now, that’s about $100 cheaper than the next cheapest price of $698 at   The Vizio CT14 Ultrabook has an HD+ (1600 x 900) resolution screen, making it stand out among other budget Ultrabooks that tend to have […]

Google Chromebook rolling out in more countries

Chromebook devices from Acer, Hewlett-Packard and Samsung Electronics are rolling out Tuesday in six countries, Google said.

Lenovo redesigns ThinkPad, drops weight by a quarter

Lenovo is updating the design of its ThinkPad laptops to keep them up-to-date in a market where computers are getting thinner and lighter at a fast rate.

New HP Coupon for $100 off the ENVY 6t

HP has a new coupon this week that gets you $100 off any customized HP ENVY 6t laptop ordered via  Just use coupon code NB2613 at checkout to get $100 off, the coupon works between now and March 26th so you’ve got 10-days to use the coupon unless it’s used 1,000 times at which […]

Lenovo ThinkPad T431s Ultrabook is Officially Official

After a few leaks, including the latest just this past week, the ThinkPad T431s has officially come out from behind the curtain today.  The specs are, well, as expected.  It includes a standard 14” 1600 x 900 resolution 250 nit display with matte finish, up to 12GB of RAM with 4GB being fixed, an Intel […]

We’re becoming gadget hoarders: Sophos

Gadgets are growing on us Australians, with the average number of larger electronic devices per person calculated at 2.6 in the country, according to a new infographic by Sophos’ Naked Security site.

Lenovo ThinkPad T431s Gets a Price, more Details

The upcoming Lenovo ThinkPad T431s that we covered earlier this year is creeping closer to an actual release date as new information from leaked slides in the NotebookReview forums indicate an MSRP of $1,149 along with a whole host of other information: The light weight of 3.6lbs should be a crowd pleaser for any fans […]

The Chromebook family grows again with Acer’s new C7

There appears to be no end in sight to the Chromebook phenomenon, which has seen PC maker after PC maker jump onto Google’s Chrome OS-powered bandwagon.

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 for $450 at Newegg

The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 is on sale at right now for only $450 when you use coupon code VMEPROMOMAR13 at checkout and use a Visa credit card for payment.  Shipping is free and you don’t get tax applied for most states when buying from Newegg, except for California that is.  The Lenovo Yoga […]