Sales and Deals – Feb 12, 2009

There are some decent laptop sales this week, thanks to a couple of holidays/events in the US – President’s Day and Valentine’s Day.

$25 Off – ASUS Eee PC 1000HE 10-Inch – 1.66GHz Intel Atom Processor, 1GB RAM, 160 GB HD – Blue Now only $369.99 (was $394.99)
$25 Off – ASUS Asus Eee PC 1000HE 10-Inch – 1.66 GHz Intel Atom, 1GB RAM, 160GB HD – Black Now only $369.99 (was $394.99)
$121 Off – Lenovo IdeaPad S10e – Intel Atom N270 1.6GHz Notebook Now only $298.99 (was $419) + FREE Printer after rebate

3 day sale at Lenovo ecoupon USPTHREEDAYSALE
15% off all IdeaPads (except S10) + 20% off consumer service upgrades Feb 10-16-use USPIDEASAVINGS for IdeaPad Y & U Series
– $399 IdeaPad S10 Bundle ecoupon- USPBUNDLES10 Feb 10-16
Click here to get to ecoupons at Lenovo for additional 5% to 10% off select ThinkPads

Lenovo Canada:
– Save an extra 10-15% on Ultraportable Lenovo Notebooks use -CAPULTRAPORTABLE -Feb 10-16
Save up to 20% on top of sale price during the Lenovo 72 Hour Sale- CAP72HOURSALE -From Feb 11-13

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NVIDIA Shows off Ion at CES

NVIDIA was showing off a demo model of the upcoming NVIDIA Ion platform, based around Intel’s Atom CPU. PC Perspective and HotHardware both have videos of the Ion platform, and you can get an idea of just how small it was, and how cool-running it … Read more

NVIDIA Wants to Boost Netbook Performance

NVIDIA wants to radically boost the performance of Intel Atom-powered netbooks. They plan on combining their GeForce 9400M chipset (graphics included) with Intel’s Atom CPU to create a new platform – Atom + GeForce 9400M. It’ll be called the NVIDIA Ion platform. The result will … Read more

Dell S2409W 24-inch Display – Unboxing / Mini-Review

Dell S2409w This isn’t exactly ultraportable (or even a laptop) but it is somewhat of a space saver because it does double-duty, and it’s incredibly cheap (at least in my book). As such, I’ve put together a small gallery of around a dozen photos.

A member of my household had need of a display that could replace a 20″ Samsung display, and that could also function as a TV, and that was a decent price. Low and behold, Dell just announced a new display, the 24″ S2409W, a few weeks ago, at a very low price ($379.99 right now).

Low price and yet it offers a 16:9 ratio with a 1920×1080 resolution. Yes, you read that right – 1920×1080. It’s also got a VGA input, DVI input, and an HDMI input. Would have been nice to have a USB hub, but that’s reserved for the more expensive models. The HDMI input handles HDCP content, and you can plug in a Playstation 3 or XBox 360 or a Blu-Ray or DVD player, so that’s how it’s serving double-duty – both as a large computer monitor (for multiple computers), and as a TV device in a den (even if it doesn’t have a TV tuner).

* Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution (1080p)
* 16:9 dynamic aspect ratio
* HDMI connection that supports HDCP
* VGA and DVI inputs, Audio input/output
* Contrast Ratio: 1000:1
* Brightness: 300 cd/m2
* Response: 5ms
* Viewing Angle: 160 degree / 170 degree

Gallery: Dell S2409W 24-inch LCD Photo Gallery and Unboxing

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