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0 comments | Friday, February 27, 2009

Grab it now! Dell Inspiron Mini 9 sells for only $199. The Dell Inspiron Mini 9 has a starting price of $249, but Dell is giving you an instant savings of $50.
This Dell Inspiron Mini 9 has the following features:

- Ubuntu Linux version 8.04.1
- Obsidian Black
- 512MB DDR2 at 533MHz
- 4GB Solid State Drive
- Intel Atom Processor N270 (1.6GHz/533Mhz FSB/512K cache)
- Glossy 8.9 inch LED display (1024X600)
- Wireless 802.11g Mini Card
- 32WHr Battery (4 cell)

The cheapest Dell netbook is here.

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0 comments | Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Protect your laptop by installing a software that says "Stolen Computer!" or a screen that displays "You are being tracked. I am right at your door." Tell those thieves exactly what you think of them using Front Door Software Corp.'s Retriever program.

From frontdoorsoftware:

You can log on to a Web site and check a box indicating the computer is missing. Now during start-up, a big yellow and red banner appears on the screen, boldly declaring the laptop lost or stolen. This message is set to reappear every 30 seconds, no matter how many times the thief closes the window.

You can remotely switch on a second password prompt if you fear the thief has also stolen your regular Windows, Macintosh or Linux login.

Behind the scenes, Retriever uses built-in Wi-Fi to sniff out nearby networks, then suss out what Internet service providers power them. With that information in hand, you can file a police report and get help locating the criminal.

While waiting for law enforcement to come through, you can even let off steam by sending new messages to the nagging "Stolen Computer!" screen.

The latest version of Retriever, which costs $29.95 for three years of use, is even more aggressive.

Now, when the "stolen" screen pops up, the laptop cries for help. Use a canned message ("Help, this laptop is reported lost or stolen. If you are not my owner, please report me now.") or record your own.

Pocket Retriever from Amazon Store.

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0 comments | Monday, February 23, 2009

The Asus Eee PC T91 looks beautiful. I have always wanted to own a tablet netbook. But I just could not find the right model for me. When the Asus Eee PC T91 will be released sooner, I might put it unto my shopping list.
Asus Eee PC T91 features a 8.5″ x 6.5″ x 1.1″ frame and weighs just about 2.2 pounds. It has a 9-inch touchscreen display.

The convertible tablet netbook will come with an optional 3G modem, GPS receiver, DVB-T television tuner, and will run Windows XP Home.

ASUS may also release the Asus Eee PC T101H, a 10-inch tablet netbook.

via Engadget

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0 comments | Friday, February 20, 2009

Have you gotten your Asus Eee PC 1000HE netbook unit yet? Amazon has been accepting pre-orders for the past days, but now Amazon starts shipping the units.

The ASUS Eee PC 1000HE 10-inch mini-laptop is offered at a discounted price of $374.00.

Buy ASUS Eee PC 1000HE 10-Inch Netbook (1.66 GHz Intel Atom N280 Processor, 1 GB RAM, 160 GB Hard Drive, 10 GB E-Storage, Bluetooth, XP Home, 6 Cell Battery) Black. Secured Amazon Store.

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0 comments | Thursday, February 19, 2009

Check it out. Very good GPS deal from buy.com. I just ordered mine few minutes ago. Magellan Maestro 3200 Ultra thin 3.5" touch screen Automobile Navigator is for sale for just $59.99. Other merchants are offering this model for $150.00.

Product description
Affordable, ultra-thin and amazingly easy to use, the Magellan Maestro 3200 enables you to find virtually anywhere in seconds without reading the instructions! The simple touch-screen menu presents easy options in brilliant color! The large 3.5" touch screen shows your position on the interactive map, plus distance to the next turn, distance to destination, ETA, street names and more, all at a glance. Voice guidance offers worry-free driving with turn-by-turn directions so you can keep your eyes on the road.

Product features
Package Contents
Magellan Maestro 3200 receiver
Cradle with the windshield mount kit
Cigarette ac/adapter
Magellan 3200 unit
USB cable
Cigarette lighter power adapter (12-24 watts)
GPS Type
Warranty: 90 Days
Country of Origin: Philippines
GPS Chipset: SiRFstarIII
GPS Accuracy: 3-5 meters
Integrated Antenna: Yes

Physical Characteristics
Product Dimensions: 3.25" H x 3.65" W x 0.7" D
Form Factor: Ultra-thin, pocket-size
Product Weight: 4.94 oz (0.14 kg)
Screen Size: 3.5" (8.89 cm)
Screen Resolution: 320 x 240 QVGA; 64,000 colors
Battery Type: 1200mA Li-Ion rechargeable
Battery Life: Up to 3 hours
User Interface: Touch screen

Extra Hardware Features
USB: 2.0
SD Card Slot: Yes
Memory: 1 GB

Advanced Software Features
Map Coverage: Continental United States, Puerto Rico, and Hawaii
Map Data Base: NAVTEQ ON BOARD
Searchable Points of Interest: 1.3 million
SayWhere Text-to-Speech: No
Bluetooth Compatibility: No
Voice Command and Control: No
Live Traffic (Integrated RDS/TMC): No
QuickSpell: Yes
SmartDetour: Yes
TrueView and 3D Map View: Yes
Night View: Yes

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0 comments | Tuesday, February 17, 2009

You can now constantly connect your Lenovo laptop with your Blackberry phone even when the computer is off or in standby mode.

Read the story "Sleeping Lenovo laptops to get BlackBerry e-mail":

[quote] Even with it is turned off, a new ThinkPad laptop will be able to talk to a BlackBerry phone so their owner will be able to read and send e-mail faster, the companies behind the devices planned to announce Monday.

Lenovo Group Ltd., maker of the ThinkPad, and Research In Motion Ltd., maker of the BlackBerry, have together created an accessory card for the laptops that will wirelessly download e-mail through the owner's BlackBerry, even when the computer is off or in standby mode.

That means that when the ThinkPad boots up, new e-mail will already be loaded. There's no need to establish a secure Internet connection to the employer's servers. The user will also be able to send e-mail from the ThinkPad through the BlackBerry without an additional Internet connection.

The "Lenovo Constant Connect" card will let users combine the always-on nature of the BlackBerry with the larger keyboard and screen of the laptop, said Rick Cheston, executive director at Lenovo. For instance, a traveler could flip open the laptop to do some quick e-mailing at an airport layover, rather than spending time to set up Internet access, he said.

The card will cost $150 or less when Lenovo starts selling it in the second quarter in the U.S. It will be available in the rest of the world later this year. Initially it will work only with Microsoft Corp.'s Outlook e-mail client, but Lenovo is working on supporting IBM Corp.'s Lotus Notes as well, Cheston said.

ThinkPads made last summer or later will be compatible with the Constant Connect card, and BlackBerrys made in the last few years will work with it, he added.

The card connects to a BlackBerry through the Bluetooth wireless technology. When the computer is off, the card stores new e-mail in flash memory.

It is already possible to connect a computer to the Internet through the Bluetooth feature of some phones, but this is a more lengthy, complicated process, and the computer must be fully on. [/quote]

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0 comments | Sunday, February 15, 2009

The Compaq Presario CQ60-212US Notebook is just $399.98 at Staple Stores (Reg $679.98 - $250 instant savings and $30 easy rebate = $399.98). Unbelievable? Believe it, this is one great laptop deal. Where can you get a laptop with nice specs and priced for just under $400?

You should visit Staples Laptop Special that runs from February 15-21, 2009.

Processor - AMD Athlon X2 QL-62 Dual-Core Processor
Memory (RAM) - 4GB
Memory Type - DDR2
Memory Expandable to - 4GB
Hard Drive Size - 250GB
Hard Drive Type - SATA
Optical Drive - SuperMulti 8X DVDñR/RW with Double Layer Support
Display Size - 15.6"
Display Type - HP BrightView Display
Operating System - Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit with Service Pack 1
Battery Type - 6-Cell Lithium-Ion
Network Card - 802.11b/g WLAN
Video Graphics - NVIDIA GeForce 8200M with up to 1919MB
Bluetooth Enabled - No
Weight - 6.52lbs
Warranty - 1 year

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0 comments | Saturday, February 14, 2009

Blog netbooknews.de posted a lot of photos comparing the two Samsung netbooks -- Samsung NC10 vs Samsung NC20. This is just a proof that the latest model, Samsung NC20, is two-inch bigger than the previous one.

I own a Samsung NC10, but once NC20 will be available in the U.S., I'll be the first one to buy a unit.
There are more photos here.

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0 comments | Thursday, February 12, 2009

Few days ago, the Acer Aspire one AOD150 10-inch screen netbook was still in preorder at Amazon. Now, the unit is in stock and Acer's first ever netbook with a 10.1 inch screen is ready for shipping in the U.S.
Acer Aspire one AOD150 is the cheapest 10" netbook so far with a price tag of $349.99.

To see the features of this mini-laptop, it is here.

To buy it at Amazon store secured site-- click here.

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0 comments | Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Press release: Samsung Mobile and T-Mobile USA have announced the upcoming availability of the ‘Samsung Memoir,’ a full touch-screen mobile phone equipped with an 8-megapixel camera and premium multimedia features, placing it among the highest quality imaging phones available in the U.S.
The ‘Memoir,’ available exclusively from T-Mobile, is designed to look and feel like a customer’s current point-and-shoot digital camera.

Its built-in 8-megapixel camera with Xenon flash, 16x digital zoom and five shooting modes empower customers to capture exceptional photos and videos from their phone.

The touch-screen phone enabled by Samsung’s TouchWiz user interface and powered by T-Mobile’s high-speed 3G network, makes sharing photos easy. Samsung’s new photo widget allows customers to post images taken with the ‘Memoir’ directly to their favorite online photo-sharing sources.

The Memoir’s full-touch virtual QWERTY keypad and multiple messaging capabilities, including text, multimedia messaging, instant messaging and e-mail, make staying connected quick and easy while on the go.

It is also complete with a music and video player and built-in Assisted GPS navigation, which allows customers to utilize location-based services including turn-by-turn directions.

For hands-free use, the Memoir features stereo Bluetooth technology, speakerphone and voice-activated dialing.

T-Mobile’s 3G coverage available in select markets.

The ‘Memoir’ also works on T-Mobile’s 2G network.

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0 comments | Monday, February 09, 2009

laptopmag.com has a review of the new ASUS Eee PC 1000HE. With its new features and offering price, this might be one of the best netbook deals around. The ASUS Eee PC 1000HE has battery life that can last more than 7 hours on a charge. The price? It's only $399, much lesser than the Samsung NC10.

Features/specs ASUS Eee PC 1000HE
- Intel Atom 1660 Mhz
- Windows XP Home
- Size 10.2" 1024 X 600
- 1024 MB RAM
- 160 GB Hard Drive
- WebCam 1.3mp
- 802.11b/g
- Ethernet 10/100
- USB2.0 (x3)
- SD card slot

Amazon is offering a much lower price for the ASUS Eee PC 1000HE if you preorder now.

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2 comments | Saturday, February 07, 2009

Sascha from Netbook News.de was able to get a hands-on of the new Acer Aspire One D150, 10-inch screen. Here is a quick review video of the look and feel of the Acer Aspire One D150 netbook.


Acer Aspire One D150 - 10" in Amazon now! Amazon Store Discounted Price - $349.99.

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0 comments | Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Acer Aspire One D150 10-inch netbook is available in Amazon Store for pre-order. The new Acer Aspire One is priced really cheap and you need to buy it.
Features/specs Acer Aspire One D150 10-inch netbook

* Intel Atom Processor N270 (1.60GHz, 533MHz FSB, 512KB L2 cache)
* 1024MB DDR2 533 MHz SDRAM Single Channel Memory
* 160GB SATA 5400RPM Hard Drive
* Windows XP Home with Service Pack 3
* Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950
* Size (LWH): 7.28 inches, 10.2 inches, 1.31 inches
* Weight: 2.95 pounds
* Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950
* 3 - USB 2.0 Ports Wireless Setup Card
* 6-cell Li-ion battery
* 802.11b/g Wireless 10/100 Ethernet LAN
* Built-in Stereo Speakers
* Integrated Crystal Eye Webcam

Buy: Acer Aspire One AOD150-1165 10.1-Inch Netbook (1.6 GHz Intel Atom N270 Processor, 1 GB RAM, 160 GB Hard Drive, XP Home, 6 Cell Battery) Sapphire Blue -- Amazon Store Discounted Price - $349.99.

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0 comments | Monday, February 02, 2009

Sony Vaio P is a netbook. But the price of $899 for Sony Vaio P does not sound like it is, at least when compared to other netbooks out there. Would you shell out few more hundred bucks to get this mini-laptop?
You should take a second look. Sony Vaio P has a good keyboard, and an 8 inch display screen and a high 1600 x 768 pixel resolution. It also has built in GPS (other netbooks don't have this feature) and a built in 3G modem which can be used with the Verizon Wireless high speed mobile network in the US.

Speaking of Verizon Wireless, if you decide to buy a Sony Vaio P and sign up for a 2 year Verizon Wireless service contract before March 31st, you can get the netbook for $200 less.

What do you think? Are you ready to buy a $699 Sony Vaio P?

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