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Old 09-06-2011, 04:31 PM   #1
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The Acer Aspire Z5761 AIO comes in two configurations and differs in price by $100. The more affordable $1499 version comes with an Intel Core i5-2400s processor and NVIDIA GeForce GT 520. The other, $1599 version has an Intel Core i5-2500s processor and an NVIDIA GeForce GT 435. Both come with an 23-inch Full HD multi-touch display.



Intel Sandy Bridge processors are extremely affordable these days. This 15-inch Acer Aspire 5750G-2632G50Mn is going for just $1098. For that price, you'll get an Intel Core i7-2630QM processor with NVIDIA GeForce GT540M with Optimus technology for automatic graphics switching.



For the heavy gaming and multimedia user, the 18.4-inch Aspire 8951G-26316G1.5TWn features a very decent configuration Intel Core i7-2630QM processor that can go up to 2.9GHz with Turbo Boost, 4GB of DDR3 RAM, NVIDIA GeForce GT540M with Optimus technology and a Blu-ray writer combo drive. It's hefty both in weight and price, coming in at $2998.



Acer's Aspire TimelineX is an established series by now and the latest iteration features a blue theme and the newest Intel Core processors. This 13.3-inch Aspire 3830T-2314G50Wn is the lowest end model, but it comes with an Intel Core i3-2310M processor, integrated Intel HD Graphics and 4GB RAM. The price: $999 and you'll also get a free security suite worth $39 and an external DVD writer worth $129.



The latest Predator gaming machine from Acer, the Aspire G5910 packs a competitive Intel Core i7-2600 quad-core processor, with an NVIDIA GeForce GT 440 graphics card and up to 6GB of RAM. It has a 1.5TB HDD with Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit installed. It also comes with a 23-inch Full HD LED monitor. All that for just $1999.



Acer's Iconia Duo with its dual multi-touch screens is also available at a dedicated Acer booth which sells only Acer Iconia products. This tablet/notebook device uses an older Intel Core i5-480M processor at 2.66GHz and comes with 4GB of RAM and a 640GB HDD. The 14-inch display offers 1366 x 768 resolution and supports up to 10-point touch. Price - $1998.



Acer's Windows 7 based tablet, the 10.1-inch Iconia Tab W500 is powered by an AMD C-series dual-core processor running at 1GHz. It comes with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage and supports Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. It goes for $988 and Acer will even throw in a free copy of Microsoft Office 2010 Office.



Finally, Acer's Honeycomb tablet, the Iconia Tab A500 was also for sale at the PC Show. In fact, Acer has an ongoing promotion where anyone who has purchased an Acer notebook or desktop at the PC Show can buy the A500 at a discounted price of $499 instead of its $999 list price. Of course, if you're just buying the A500 alone, Acer is offering it at $799 for this NVIDIA Tegra 2 powered tablet running Android 3.0. It comes with 1GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. There's Wi-Fi support but no 3G.
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Old 09-06-2011, 06:41 PM   #2
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The new Sony VAIO VPCSA26GG from the S series has a Intel Core i7-2620M processor, 256GB SSD, 8GB RAM, 13.3-inch LED LCD, and weighs 1.61kg. It's going for $3,199. Free gifts include a carrying bag, anti-virus software, 16GB flash drive, and more. You could also buy an extended sheet battery for $179 (usual price at $249).



The VOCEA45FG from the E series uses an Intel Core i3-380M CPU (2.53GHz), and has a 320GB HDD and 4GB of RAM. Screen size is at 14 inches. It's going for $1,199. You get a carrying bag, anti-virus software, free upgrade to 6GB RAM, and a Microsoft wireless mouse.



The VPCYB16KG from the Y series uses and AMC dual-core E-350 CPU (1.6GHz), and has a 320GB HDD and 2GB of RAM. Screen size is at 11.6 inches. It's going for $899. You get a slip case, anti-virus software, free upgrade to 4GB RAM.
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The Samsung 14-inch RV411 notebook comes at an affordable rate of $699 (UP $999) after rebate. The nifty gadget features an Intel Core i3-380M processor, 2GB DDR3 SDRAM and a 320 HDD.



Looking for a small and portable 10.1-inch netbook? The Samsung NC110 features a dual-core Intel ATOM N550 processor, 1GB DDR3 SDRAM and a 250 HDD.



If you are looking for a 14-inch alternative to Samsung's RV411, you can turn to RC410, a notebook that comes with an Intel Core i5-480M processor, a 14-inch anti-reflective HD LED screen, 4G DDR3 SDRAm and 500GB HDD. $999, after instant rebate of $300.



The other netbook that seems to garner some attention from the crowd is Samsung's other 10.1-inch N150P netbook. The gadget also comes with a dual-core Intel Atom N550 processor, 1GB DDR3 SDRAM and a 250 HDD. Last but not least, it comes with a cheaper price tag at $399. Limited stock available so act fast!



Require a powerful and yet, stylish laptop? The Samsung Series 9 notebook is one such laptop as it features an Intel Core i5-2537M processor, 4GB DDR3 SDRAM and 128GB SSD. The price? $2488, with a usual price of $2699.

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Old 09-06-2011, 06:48 PM   #4
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Dell's Vostro series is meant for business users and these light, capable machines are certainly that. The 13.3-inch V3350 goes for just $1279 and you'll get an Intel Core i5-2410M processor with 4GB of RAM and a 500GB HDD. Meanwhile, the V3450 is a slightly larger 14-inch model with similar specs and costs less surprisingly at $1249.



We're not sure why that very attractive $699 price tag gets a thumbs down, but why get a netbook when the new Dell Inspiron 14R is that affordable? After all, it has an Intel Core i3-2310M processor with 2GB of RAM and a 500GB HDD. It runs on Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit and is pre-loaded with Microsoft Office 2010.



For those who are concerned with style and performance, the new Dell XPS 15z is a contender. It has an Intel Core i5-2410 processor with an NVIDIA GT 525M graphics and 4GB DDR3 RAM. There's a 500GB 7200RPM HDD with Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit on it and it goes for $1799 with free gifts including McAfee Security worth $39, and a carrying case worth $99.



The Dell Inspiron 15R meanwhile packs an Intel Core i7-2630QM processor with 6GB of RAM and an NVIDIA GT 525M graphics chip. This 15-inch notebook also has a 640GB 7200RPM HDD with Win 7 Home Premium installed. With 2 years of onsite warranty, this is quite the deal at just $1199.



The latest Alienware M11x comes in two flavors, differing in the processor. The $2099 version uses an Intel Core i5-2537M processor with 4GB of RAM and a 500GB HDD while the $2399 model has an Intel Core i5-2617M processor with 6GB of RAM and a 750GB HDD. Both come with NVIDIA GT 540M graphics.



If you fancy a bigger screen, the Alienware M14x goes for $2299. For that, you get an Intel Core i7-2630M processor with 4GB of RAM and NVIDIA GT 555M graphics. There's also a 500GB 7200RPM HDD with Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit.

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Fujitsu

Fujitsu's star buy at the PC Show is the 14-inch Lifebook LH531DB5W-4, which comes with an Intel Core i5-2410M processor and NVIDIA GeForce 410M with Optimus technology. It also has 4GB of RAM and a 500GB HDD. Fujitsu is offering a trade-in scheme for any Intel Centrino 2 powered notebook, where one can pay just $699. Without trade-in however, it's already an affordable $999.



For a more portable machine, the 13.3-inch Lifebook SH561 is just that at around 1.75kg. This notebook comes with an Intel Core i5-2410M processor and NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M and 4GB of RAM. After trade-in, the price is a tasty $1788, but without that, it's $2088.



AMD's Brazos platform powers this portable, 11.6-inch Lifebook PH521. It has 4GB of RAM and a 500GB HDD. Available in either black or red, this 1.4kg notebook is available only at the PC Show and goes for $599 after trade-in and $899 without.



For even better mobility, there's the Lifebook SH761S-8, which touts itself as Made in Japan. This notebook is just 1.6kg, with an Intel Core i7-2620M processor that goes up to 3.4GHz with Turbo Boost. The graphics core is an NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M chip and there's even 8GB of DDR3 RAM. But be prepared to pay, with a trade-in price of $2788 and $3088 without.

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HP

If you prefer a desktop PC over the increasingly popular notebook, this HP S5780d is an attractive option at $899. With an Intel Core i3-550 processor, it's not on the latest Sandy Bridge platform, but the specs are decent, including 2GB of RAM and an ATI Radeon HD 6450 graphics card. Best of all, it comes with a 20-inch LCD display, making it suitable for budget conscious shoppers. There's limited stock however so grab it fast.



Another attractive deal is this G4-1020TX, an 14-inch notebook which comes with an Intel Core i5-2410M processor and ATI Radeon HD 6470 graphics. It has 4GB of RAM with a 500GB 5400RPM HDD and you'll also get Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit. It's going for just $999.



HP's DV6-6105TX is based on the latest Sandy Bridge platform, with an Intel Core i7-2630QM processor and is meant to be a multimedia powerhouse. It has a 15.6-inch LED display powered by an ATI Radeon HD 6770 graphics chip. There's even a Blu-ray combo drive along with its 750GB HDD. Best of all, it will cost you $1499, down from its usual $1799 price.



Those who still prefer the portability of a netbook, the HP Mini 110 is going for just $399. As usual, it's powered by an Intel Atom processor, the N570 that runs at 1.66GHz. It comes with Win 7 Starter installed and is available in either black or white.



We also spotted an older HP multimedia notebook that still remains a beast in terms of sheer size. The 18.4-inch HP Pavilion HDX18 Entertainment Notebook PC uses relatively old technology, with an Intel Core 2 Quad processor and NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT graphics. If you're don't mind the size, then the $1799 price tag should be reasonable too.



The latest HP TouchSmart 610 comes with an Intel Core i5-2400 processor with an ATI Radeon HD 5570 graphics chip. It has 4GB of RAM with a 1TB HDD. The 23-inch display uses an IPS panel and supports full HD resolutions with touchscreen capability. The $2099 price clinches it if a touch based AIO is what you need.
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Apple - Epicentre

As usual, you can head over to Epicentre's booth at level 3 if Apple products are on your shopping list.



Priced at $1348, the 13-inch MacBook is powered by a Core 2 Duo processor and discrete NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics. It also features a spacious glass trackpad.



Here's the same model clad in white.



You'll find the MacBook Pro in 13-inch and 15-inch configurations. Prices range from $1648 to $2988 depending on your choice of processor.



Don't expect any price discounts for the Apple systems, although Epicentre is throwing in a number of goodies such as iWorld's notebook bags and sleeves with any purchase of a MacBook, MacBook Pro and MacBook Air.
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Fancy an ultraportable Sandy Bridge notebook? The venerable ThinkPad series from Lenovo tempts you with the X220, with its 12.5-inch LED display, Intel Core i5-2410M processor and 4GB of RAM. You'll also get 3 years onsite warranty and freebies like an external DVD burner and thumb drive. It goes for $2099, down from the usual $2299.



The Lenovo IdeaCentre B320 is a 21.5-inch, full HD touchscreen AIO that features an Intel Core i5-2400s processor with an ATI Radeon HD 6450 graphics chip. It has 4GB of DDR3 RAM and 1TB HDD. All buyers of this $1299 system will get a pair of movie invites for Transformer 3.



The colorful 14-inch IdeaPad Z470 comes in three glossy colors of black, blue and pink. All come with an Intel Core i5-2410M processor with an NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M, 4GB of RAM and a 640GB HDD. Two years of onsite warranty is included when you get this $1099 notebook.



Lenovo is pushing the G470, which comes with an Intel Core i5-2410M processor with an ATI Radeon HD 6370M graphics. This 14-inch notebook has an WXGA LED display with a resolution of 1366 x 768 and comes with a 1-year warranty, all for just $899.



Netbook fans can consider the $399 Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3, which uses the typical Intel Atom N550 processor with 1GB of RAM and a 250GB HDD. Its 6-cell Li-ion battery should ensure a decent battery life and it should last for more than its 1-year warranty.



The affordable ThinkPad Edge E420s is going for just $1499. You'll find an Intel Core i5-2410M processor inside, with 4GB of RAM and a 320GB HDD. The 4-cell Li-ion battery is a bit skimpy however. Lenovo also has a Purchase-with-Purchase promotion for it, where one can get a 3-year carry-in warranty worth $199 at just $99.



Like Fujitsu, Lenovo is also offering a trade-in scheme for your old notebooks, even your Intel Atom class netbooks. Both working and faulty machines are welcome, so it's your chance to replace your old machines with brand-new ones.
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There's no lack of Sandy Bridge notebooks at PC Show 2011, and Toshiba showcased quite a few, like the Toshiba R830. Its configuration includes an Intel Core i7-2620M 2.7GHz processor, with 4GB RAM and 500GB HDD. Its 13.3" screen will draw its graphical power from an Intel integrated HD graphics, and this notebook will set you back by $2,499.



If you want a more affordable Sandy Bridge option, the Toshiba L735 comes in at a sweet price point of $1,199. Powered by an Intel Core i5-2410M processor, the L735 has a 13.3" display and 500GB HDD. Only at PC Show, you'll get this configuration with an 8GB RAM.



Netbooks are still alive at PC Show 2011, and Toshiba's latest NB520 netbooks are powered by a pair of harmon kardon speakers. Its configuration includes an Intel Atom N570 1.66GHz processor with 1GB RAM, 250GB SATA HDD and Microsoft Windows 7 Starter running the show. All that, for only $519 (usual price $599).



And if you want something more powerful for gaming purposes, the Toshiba Qosmio F750 comes with the high-end Intel Core i7-2630M processor, with 8GB DDR3 RAM, 640GB HDD and NVIDIA's GT540M with Optimus Technology to enhance the gaming experience. At PC Show 2011, you can own this piece of hardware for just $2,199 from its usual price of $2,599.
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The Axioo booth is located all the way to the end of hall 403.





Neon HNM 7045: Possibly the cheapest second generation Core i7 in the whole IT show at $1199 with integrated graphics, free upgrade to 8GB RAM, mouse and Targus laptop bag.





Neon HNM 5320: Second gen Core i5 free upgrade to 4GB RAM, mouse and Targus Laptop bag.





Pico PJM A715: Intel Atom netbook, 1GB RAM, 250GB HDD, starting from $378, free sling netbook bag and 8GB Thumbdrive.





PicoPad: Android 2.2 tablet, 512MB DDR2 RAM, 512 NAND Flash, WiFi, Bluetooth, Dual Cameras at $749 plus instant $200 rebate.


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Want to see the notebook deals offered by ASUS? Head right up!



ASUS's gaming monster, the GS73SW-3D comes with a i7-2630QM processor at 2.0Ghz, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M graphics, 8GB DDR3, 1TB SSD hybrid and a Blu-Ray/DVD combo drive. All to the cool tune of $2,898


The hotly-anticpated ASUS Eee Pad Transformer will set you back $799, and that includes the cool dock that extends battery life of the tablet. Running a NVIDIA dual-core processor and Android 3.0, the tablet also has 16GB of space, a Mini HDMI port and a MicroSD slot. Why not?



Looking for a notebook for your modest budget? The K43S with the i5 2.3Ghz processor, NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M graphics 2GB DDR3 and 500GB HDD will cost you $899. Talk about a deal!



The X23FT weighs only 1.56kg with a i3 processor, 2GB DDR3 under the hood. And a 12.1inch screen sweetens the deal of $699, with the notebook being less than an inch thick when closed.



With a i5-480M processor, NVIDIA GeForce 310M graphics, 4GB DDR3 and a 500GB HDD. The 13.3inch screen U36JC will cost you $1,298 for this light-weight machine

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Want to see the notebook deals offered by ASUS? Head right up!



ASUS's gaming monster, the GS73SW-3D comes with a i7-2630QM processor at 2.0Ghz, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M graphics, 8GB DDR3, 1TB SSD hybrid and a Blu-Ray/DVD combo drive. All to the cool tune of $2,898


The hotly-anticpated ASUS Eee Pad Transformer will set you back $799, and that includes the cool dock that extends battery life of the tablet. Running a NVIDIA dual-core processor and Android 3.0, the tablet also has 16GB of space, a Mini HDMI port and a MicroSD slot. Why not?



Looking for a notebook for your modest budget? The K43S with the i5 2.3Ghz processor, NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M graphics 2GB DDR3 and 500GB HDD will cost you $899. Talk about a deal!



The X23FT weighs only 1.56kg with a i3 processor, 2GB DDR3 under the hood. And a 12.1inch screen sweetens the deal of $699, with the notebook being less than an inch thick when closed.



With a i5-480M processor, NVIDIA GeForce 310M graphics, 4GB DDR3 and a 500GB HDD. The 13.3inch screen U36JC will cost you $1,298 for this light-weight machine
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I'm thinking about getting a Transformer... to have 3G or not to have? Is that even a question?
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Not by Corbell.

I saw one of the SLS retailers in 3rd floor of PC Show selling MSI notebooks among others.

no MSI laptops??
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