laptop Stories April 17, 2017

I’ve had the privilege of going hands-on with the new 14-inch LG Gram over the last month, and wanted to share my impressions. The Gram is a very lightweight traditional-style Windows laptop with a touch screen. It doesn’t do any of the fancy 2-in-one stuff that a lot of Windows machines do these days, but for those of you who don’t necessarily want or need such things, it’s a solid laptop.

The Gram’s headlining feature is its weight, or lack thereof. LG says that the 14-inch Gram weighs in at just over two pounds, which is just under 1 kilogram. Dubbed as an ultra-lightweight machine, I can vouch for the fact that this laptop is ridiculously light in the hand. If you’re used to carrying around a 15-inch or even a 13-inch MacBook Pro, you might be taken aback by the feather-like characteristic of the Gram.

But is being lightweight enough to warrant consideration? Have a look at our hands-on video walkthrough as we briefly explore what this machine has to offer. expand full story

laptop Stories June 15, 2016

Amazon is offering the 3M adjustable stand for monitors and laptops for $26.99 Prime shipped. That’s $5 off the regular price and the lowest we’ve seen it at Amazon.

This stand provides stable support for laptops and monitors up to 20lbs. and gives you extra desk space. The non-skid rubber feet keep the stand securely in place and the removable supports let you fully adjust the height to your liking. Rated 4.6/5 stars by over 1,000 Amazon shoppers. 

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laptop Stories June 8, 2016

Get this sleek Samsonite Xenon 2 17-inch Slim Laptop Briefcase for only $15 shipped (Reg. $40)

Samsonite via eBay is offering its Xenon 2 17.3-inch Laptop Slim Briefcase for $14.99 shipped. That’s $25 off the original list price/ Amazon’s listing and the lowest we can find for it.

This sleek bag has a removable shoulder strap, front pocket organizer, and tablet pocket. It’s made of 100% polyester and has zipper enclosures. Rated 4/5 stars by 38 Amazon shoppers.

We also have AmazonBasics 11 to 15-inch laptop sleeves as low as $8.

laptop Stories April 26, 2016

expiredDaily Deals: BENRO Digital Aluminum Tripod $23, HP Stream 11 Laptop 2.16GHz/2GB/32GB (Refurb) $120, more

In today’s Daily Deals, we have from B&H the BENRO (T800EX) Digital Aluminum Tripod with 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head for $22.95 shipped. That’s $27 off the original list price and $20 less than Amazon’s current listing. It’s made from aluminum making it both “lightweight and sturdy” and it has a quick release head that can be used in both “portrait” and “landscape” orientation.

 HP Stream 11 Laptop 2.16GHz/2GB/32GB (Refurb) $120 (Orig. $180) | Expansys

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laptop Stories February 24, 2016

expiredLenovo Thinkpad Yoga 11.6-inch 2-in-1 Convertible Touchscreen Laptop/Tablet $270 shipped (Reg. $330)

Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Woot via Amazon is offering the Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga 2-in-1 Convertible 11.6-inch IPS Touchscreen Laptop/Tablet (20D90027US) for $269.99 shipped. That’s about $60 under the regular listing, the lowest Amazon has offered it for and the best price we can find. Reviews are light here, but most of the Lenovo laptops have 4+ star ratings on Amazon.

Features:

  • Get reliable performance from the Intel N2940 Quad-Core 1.83GHz processor
  • 11.6″ HD LED-backlit Touchscreen IPS display with 1366 x 768 resolution showcases movies and games in stunning clarity
  • 4GB DDR3 memory – For multitasking power
  • SATA 128GB solid state drive for an amazingly smooth and fast computing experience
  • Windows 10 Professional is so familiar and easy to use, you’ll feel like an expert. It starts up and resumes fast, has more built-in security to help keep you safe, and comes with great built-in apps like Maps, Photos, Mail & Calendar, Music, and Video

laptop Stories January 15, 2016

expiredLowepro Urban Reporter Camera Messenger Bags: 150 $24 (Orig. $120), 250 $40 (Orig. $140), more

Best Buy via eBay has the Lowepro Urban Reporter 150 Camera Messenger Bag for $19.99 + $3.99 shipping. That’s $100 off the original list price, $9 less than Amazon’s current listing and the lowest we can find. It has a shoulder strap, detachable grip handle, and can hold a DSLR, two lenses, and accessories. Amazon shoppers gave it 4.7/5 stars.

We also found at Best Buy the Lowepro Urban Reporter 250 Camera Bag for $39.99 shipped. That’s $100 of the list and the lowest we’ve seen for this bag. It has a padded, removable camera insert for flexible storage and a compartment that accommodates a laptop up to 13 inches. Amazon shoppers rated it 4.8/5 stars.

We still have the Timbuk2 Alchemist Fatigue Laptop Messenger bag for $40 (Orig. $119) from Newegg Flash.

laptop Stories November 16, 2015

expiredGive your iMac or monitor a boost with this glass stand and desk organizer: $20 Prime shipped (Reg. $30)

Karen Deals via Amazon offers the Eutuxia Tempered-Glass Monitor Stand in Sleek Black for $29.99, but if you enter the code HC2NZ7YD the price drops to $19.99 Prime shipped. That’s $10 off the regular sale price and a match for the lowest at Amazon.

You can use it to elevate monitors, laptops, printers, and fax machines plus it adds storage below. It measures approximately 22″ x 8″ x 3″ and Amazon shoppers gave it 4.2/5 stars

laptop Stories August 17, 2015

Acer 13-inch Chromebook Laptop 2.1GHz/4GB/32GB (refurb) $208 shipped (Orig. $380)

Acer via eBay offers its manufacturer refurbished 13-inch Chromebook Laptop for $259.99. But when you add it to your cart, the price drops to only $208 shipped (before taxes). That’s $172 off the original list price, $186 less than Amazon’s current price and the lowest we’ve ever seen for it. This is unlike our previous Chromebook posts we had for around $100, because this Acer has 32GB of storage as appose to only $16GB, and it has 4GB of memory rather than only 2GB.

Features include:

  • NVIDIA Tegra K1 Quad Core 2.1 GHz Processor
  • 4 GB DDR3L SDRAM
  • 32 GB Internal Storage
  • 13.3-Inch Screen, NVIDIA Kepler GPU with 192 NVIDIA CUDA cores
  • Chrome, 11-hour battery life. 32-bit version

A 90-day warranty from Acer applies. It received 4.1/5 stars from Amazon shoppers.

laptop Stories April 18, 2015

Update (4/25 5:00pm): @sanders_voice is our winner – thank you to everyone that entered!

Last month journal-maker Moleskine released a new line of backpack and messenger bags. Since then, we’ve spent time with one of its newest products: the myCloud Smallpack in grey, which is designed for laptops up to 13-inches in size. This bag is a unique blend of compact design and high capacity storage.

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laptop Stories April 8, 2015

expiredHP Stream 13 Windows Laptop w/ Office 365 1 year and free 200mb 4G LTE: $227 shipped

Amazon is offering the HP Stream 13 Laptop with Free Office 365 Personal for One Year and 4G LTE for only $226.50 shipped. This is only a few dollars less than the price of an HP Steam without 4G, making it a no brainer if you are in the market for a low prices Windows laptop.

So, that’s a 13-inch display, 4G for life with 200MB of data a month, a year of Office 365, $25 Microsoft App store credit, 1TB OneDrive Cloud Storage for one year, for the low price you would expect to pay for a low end Chromebook or netbook.

The Steam 13 has received 4.2/5 star ratings from Amazon customers

Hardware specs:

  • Intel Celeron N2840 Processor
  • 2 GB SDRAM, 32 GB Solid-State Drive and 1TB OneDrive Cloud Storage for one year
  • 13.3-Inch Screen, Intel HD graphics
  • Free 4G: Stay connected with 200MB of free data per month, for life

laptop Stories March 24, 2015

In many cases we have to swap out USB devices when connecting with our laptops due to there not being enough ports. Otherwise, users tend to resort to USB hubs and things of that nature. While these options do work, the folks over at InfiniteUSB seem to think they have a better way.

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laptop Stories March 10, 2015

Admittedly, I am a bit of a bag connoisseur. Hauling around all my gear requires a well thought-out solution that not only keeps my stuff organized but also looks good doing it. There are plenty of bag options out there, but less that offer charging solutions and even fewer that do it well. Today we’ve spotted a new company that is aiming to solve on-the-go charging challenges and device storage. Through Indiegogo, AMPL has raised over $213,000 towards “the worlds smartest backpack”.

The SmartBag has a number of unique and interesting design cues, most notably providing a USB port in every pocket. However, the real question is how many times can it recharge your gadgets?

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expiredWenger SwissGear 15.6-inch Granite Computer Backpack $29 shipped (Reg. $40+)

BuyDig offers the Wenger SwissGear 15.6″ Granite Computer Backpack for $39.95. Applying coupon code GRANITE at checkout drops the final price down to $28.95 shipped. This bag originally retailed for $60 and still goes for as much as $50 at Amazon in certain colors. Today’s offering is the lowest that we can find it for.

Amazon customers rate this backpack 4.3/5 stars.

Features:

  • Fits laptops up to 15″ in size
  • Padded laptop storage compartment
  • 3.2″ high
  • 12″ wide
  • Stabilizer platform allows the pack to stand upright to protect the notebook
  • Essentials organizer in front pocket stores all of small items securely
  • Shock absorbing shoulder straps

From the manufacturer:

Late in the 19th century, soldiers in the Swiss army received two standard pieces of equipment: a rifle and a folding knife. To disassemble their rifles and assemble their Easy Bake ovens, the men needed a screwdriver. Determined to have their soldiers well but lightly equipped, the army sought a compact multipurpose tool, and the Swiss Army knife was born. Equal parts knife, screwdriver, reamer, and can opener, the useful gadget has been standard issue ever since. For more than 100 years, the Wenger brand has equipped soldiers with these knives that they source from a small Swiss town.

The red and white cross of the Swiss flag marks Wenger’s products, a testament to the company’s history and to the quality of Swiss manufacturing. As Wenger has expanded beyond the army knife, it’s continued to work with outdoor performance gear such as suitcases, backpacks, kitchen knives, and solar chargers.

laptop Stories March 2, 2015

Apple MacBook Air 13.3-inch Laptop (previous version) 1.3GHz/4GB/128GB $830 (orig. $1,099)

Big Value Inc. via eBay Daily Deals offers the Apple MacBook Air 13.3″ Laptop (MD760LL/A) for only $829.99 shipped. That’s $269 off the original list price, $79 less than Amazon and the lowest we can find for a new one.

This mid-2013 Macbook features a 1.3GHz Intel Core i5 Haswell processor, 4GB of RAM and 128GB of flash storage. It has a native screen resolution of 1440 x 900, 802.11ac WiFi, two USB 3.0 ports and one Thunderbolt port.

Buy with confidence, Big Value Inc. received a 99% positive feedback rating from eBay shoppers. 

laptop Stories February 21, 2015

expiredDaily Deals: TiVo Systems refurb from: $100, Foscam HD Wi-FI camera: $70, GOgroove Bluetooth Earbuds: $10, more

Every morning we search for the best Daily Deals using our Daily Deal finder tool and have them here for you at 9am ET/6am PT.

Select TiVo Systems for Your Viewing Pleasure refurb $99.99$379.99 + $5 shipping | Woot
Foscam HD 1280 x 720p H.264 Wireless/Wired Pan/Tilt IP Camera $69.99 (orig. $199.99) | Groupon
GOgroove BlueVIBE EBX Bluetooth 3.0 Stereo Earbuds w/ Mic & Rechargeable Battery $9.99 (orig. $49.99) | eBay
HP Pavilion 17.3″ Laptop Win8.1 refurb $349.99+ $5 shipping | Computers.Woot
 VIZIO Co-Star Streaming Player with Google TV refurb $29.99 + $5 shipping | Electronics.Woot  
Apple iPad 4 w/ Wi-Fi (A1458) – 32GB refurb $259.95 (orig. $559) | A4C

 Select Hisense HDTVs $149.99-$349.99 (orig. $199.99-$499.99) | Best Buy
Urban Factory 17.3″ Module 2 Laptop Bag $12.99 (orig. $24.99) | Walmart

All these items are on sale until midnight only. So we will continue to curate the best deals we can find from our Daily Deal finder and have them on the site at 9am ET/6am PT.

laptop Stories February 18, 2015

expiredMicrosoft Office 365 Personal ($70 value) FREE w/computer/iPad/tablet purchase including this $50 Android at Best Buy

Starting today, you can buy a qualifying laptop or tablet from Best Buy and get Office 365 Personal for free. That’s a $70 subscription service included at no extra charge. Office 365 lets you create, view and edit files from just about anywhere, across multiple devices. It also includes 1TB of OneDrive online storage.

When you add a qualifying computer (just about anything not ChromeOS), iPad or tablet to your cart, a 1-year Office 365 Personal subscription will be added automatically.

In fact, the DigiLand 7″ 8GB Black Tablet is $49.99 + Free Office 365  (essentially a free tablet and $20 off Office 365). (If you are going to get Office 365, you might as well get it $20 off and with an essentially Free Android tablet.)

There are also some nice iPad Mini 3 Sales happening now which stack the free $70 Office with up to $130 off Apple Retail prices giving a total of $200 off the package.

expiredSamsung’s 2TB Spinpoint M9T quadruples your PlayStation 4 or laptop storage for $100 shipped (Reg. $120)

If you’ve wanted to rejuvenate your old laptop or quadruple your PlayStation 4’s hard drive space, now’s the time to do it. Built for laptops and PS4s, the highly-rated Samsung Spinpoint M9T internal hard drive is available using NewEgg promo code EMCANKW23 at a current price low of $99.99 shipped. That’s $20 below Amazon’s current asking price, and around $10 below the lowest price elsewhere. Hundreds of Amazon users have rated the Spinpoint M9T an outstanding 4.8/5 stars.

Billed as the world’s thinnest 2TB hard drive, the 9.5mm-thick Spinpoint M9T is designed to fit into slender laptops and the PlayStation 4, offering four times the storage capacity of Sony’s 500GB drive. Laptop users will appreciate the fast, highly-compatible 6Gbps SATA interface and 5400RPM speed, and PS4 owners will love the ultra-easy plug-and-play installation.

If you’re still looking for a PlayStation 4, here’s the best current deal: $50 off, with no tax. Learn more about Sony’s amazing console in our guide to the best PS4 bundles, games, demos and accessories, and find other great PS4 game deals here.

laptop Stories February 11, 2015

HP 14-Inch Slatebook Touchscreen Laptop w/ Android 1.8GHz/2GB/16GB $299 shipped (Reg. $430)

Amazon has the HP Slatebook 14-Inch Touchscreen Laptop w/ Android for $298.87 shipped right now. That’s $131 under Dell’s listing (the average selling price) and the lowest we can find from a trusted retailer.

It features a 14-inch touchscreen, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, a 9-hour battery life, 2GB of SDRAM and a 16GB SSD all running on a 1.8GHz  NVIDIA Tegra 4.0 processor. You also get “free 25GB lifetime cloud storage from Box”. It has received a 3.6/5 star rating from 36 Amazon customers.

More on the HP Slatebook 14-Inch Touchscreen Laptop:

Intuitively interactive 14-inch diagonal 1080p HD 10-point capacitive touchscreen with extended battery life of up to 9 hours delivers an engaging multimedia experience. (Battery life tested using 720p (1280×720) resolution, H.264 mp4 video format, 200 nits brightness, audio level at 50% system, 100% media player from local storage, headphone attached, wireless off, and disabled display power saving feature. Actual battery life will vary depending on configuration and maximum capacity will naturally decrease with time and usage. High-definition (HD) content is required to view high definition images.)

The Android apps you already know and love—supported by the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS. All of this powered by a speedy NVIDIA Tegra 4 mobile processor to run high-end graphics and optimize performance. (Wireless access point and Internet service required and not included.)

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