Here are some of the computer deals we have been sent for Black Friday, the big shopping day after Christmas, some start on Friday, some earlier so be sure to check the dates. We have deals from Alienware, Sony, Buy.com, Toshiba and more.
Save $300 on Sony VAIO SR series Notebooks at SonyStyle.com. Starting at $894.99. Restrictions: $100 discount will be applied at checkout. Coupon Code: None Link ID: 10606169 Start Date: 11/27/08 End Date: 12/1/08
Black FRIDAY Specials: Save $250 on Sony VAIO CS series Notebooks w/code: BLACKFRIDAYVAIOCS. Starting at $664.99. Restrictions: Cannot be combined with any other offer Use Coupon Code: BLACKFRIDAYVAIOCS Link ID: 10606171 Start Date: 11/28/08 End Date: 11/28/08
Black FRIDAY Specials:Save $200 on Sony VAIO FW series Notebooks w/code: BLACKFRIDAYVAIOFW. Starting at $799.99 Restrictions: Cannot be combined with any other offer Use Coupon Code: BLACKFRIDAYVAIOFW Link ID: 10606172 Start Date: 11/28/08 End Date: 11/28/08
Black Friday Weekend Special: $100 off all Sony VAIO Notebooks and Desktops. Restrictions: Excludes all clearance and refurbished PC’s. Cannot be combined with any other offer. $100 discount will be applied at checkout Coupon Code: None Link ID: 10606176 Start Date: 11/27/08 End Date: 12/01/08
50% off 8 GB Sony MP3 player (NWZ-A818BLK) for $69.99 w/code BLACKFRIDAYMP3. Reg. $139.99. Restrictions: Only valid on NWZ-A818BLK Use Coupon Code: BLACKFRIDAYMP3 Link ID: 10606177
Start Date: 11/28/08 End Date: 11/28/08
Black Friday Special: Save 15% on Select Sony High Definition Handycam Camcorders w/code BLACKFRIDAYHDR. Restrictions: Valid only on HDR-SR10, HDR-SR10D, HDR-SR11, HDR- SR12 Use Coupon Code: BLACKFRIDAYHDR Link ID: 10606183 Start Date: 11/28/08 End Date: 11/28/08
Black Friday Special: Save $150 on the Sony BRAVIA Theater System DAVHDX576WF, now just $349.99. Restrictions: Valid only on DAVHDX576WF Coupon Code: None Link ID: 10606188 Start Date: 11/27/08 End Date: 11/29/08
Save $100 off original price on the Sony ? (alpha) DSLR-A350k camera. Now just $699.99. Start Date: 11/27/08 End Date: 12/24/08
Sony Outlet Sale. Save an additional 15% on Sony Outlet Products. Start Date: 11/27/08 End Date: 12/1/08
Save $800 on the Sony 52″ BRAVIA HDTV (KDL-52XBR6), now just $2,699.99. Start Date: 11/27/08 End Date: 12/1/08
Save $600 on the Sony 52″ BRAVIA W-Series HDTV (KDL52-W4100), now just $2,199.99 Start Date: 11/27/08 End Date: 12/1/08
Save $200 on the Sony 32″ BRAVIA XBR HDTV (KDL-32XBR6), now just $999.99 Start Date: 11/27/08 End Date: 12/1/08
Save $150 on the Sony 32″ BRAVIA L-Series HDTV (KDL-32L4000), now just $499.99. Start Date: 11/27/08 End Date: 12/1/08
Black Friday Special: Save $100 on the Sony Component Home Theater System HT-CT100, now just $199.99 Start Date: 11/27/08 End Date: 11/29/08
Take 20% off customizable Satellite laptops at ToshibaDirect.com. Offer valid 11.18.08 to 12.15.08.
Click here for Free Shipping at checkout with $99+ order at ToshibaDirect! Offer valid until 12.31.08.
Alienware says the Area-51 m15x Worlds Fastest 15.4″ Laptop. I sure wish I could get my hands on one for a month or so, pretty sure my boy and I could put it through its paces.
Alienware has always set the standard for computers and their graphics capabilities and with the Area-51 m15x, with an NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTX with 512MB of dedicated graphics memory, the tradition continues. Alienware is the first and only manufacturer to bring this advanced GPU to market in a 15.4-inch notebook. Combine that with the Powerful Core 2 Extreme Processor and Alienware is definitely the leader in high-performance gaming computers and gaming laptops. By utilizing Intel Core 2 Extreme processors, the Area-51 m15x achieves benchmarks unsurpassed by any other notebook in its class. HD video and audio editing, 3D animation and high-end PC gaming suddenly don’t seem as resource intensive as before. Increased processor efficiency means you can work away from your power cable worry-free. The Area-51 m15x’s 15.4-inch LCD achieves Extreme High-Definition 1200p so you can view video and Blu-ray Discs at the highest possible resolutions. That’s right. Check it out on their website for yourself.
AlienFX gives your notebook an extra dose of personality. Customize your Area-51 m15x with an array of lighting themes including a variety of colors and effects. Set visual alerts, sync with applications or just make your Alienware stand out from the crowd – more so than usual. Countless configurations across six distinct lighting zones mean your computer will truly be one of a kind.
Check out the gaming computers and gaming laptops from Alienware.
Configure Your Alienware Area-51 7500 Pentium 4 @ 3.0GHz / 512MB DDR PC3200 / NVIDIA GeForce FX 5900 Ultra 256MB / PC-AREA51-7500-R5 Only $1399.00
Configure Your Area-51 7500 Pentium 4 @ 3.0GHz / 512MB DDR PC3200 / NVIDIA GeForce FX 5900 Ultra 256MB / PC-AREA51-7500-R5-CP Only $1499.00
Configure Your Alienware Aurora 7500 AMD Athlon 64 FX-51 Processor / 1GB Registered DDR SDRAM PC-3200 / 120GB Seagate Barracuda 8MB Cache / NVIDIA GeForce FX 5900 Ultra 128MB / Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 PC-AURORA-7500-R4 $1199.00
Configure Your Alienware Aurora 7500 AMD Athlon 64 FX-51 Processor / 1GB Registered DDR SDRAM PC-3200 / 120GB Seagate Barracuda 8MB Cache / NVIDIA GeForce FX 5900 Ultra 128MB / Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 PC-AURORA-7500-R4-CP $1299.00
Configure Your Alienware Aurora ALX AMD Athlon 64 FX-51 Processor / 1GB Registered DDR SDRAM PC-3200 / 120GB Seagate Barracuda 8MB Cache / NVIDIA GeForce FX 5900 Ultra 128MB / Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 PC-AURORA-ALX-R7$4099.00
Configure Your Alienware Area-51 m5550 Notebook Intel Pentium M 735 1.7GHz 2MB L2 Cache / Intel 855GME Chipset / 512MB DDR PC-2700 / 60GB 7200 RPM with 8MB Cache / / 24x10x24 CD-RW / 8X DVD Combo PC-LT-AREA51M5550-CP $1199.00
Configure Your Alienware Area-51 m5550 Notebook Intel Pentium M 735 1.7GHz 2MB L2 Cache / Intel 855GME Chipset / 512MB DDR PC-2700 / 60GB 7200 RPM with 8MB Cache / / 24x10x24 CD-RW / 8X DVD Combo PC-LT-AREA51M5550-R3$1099.00
Configure Your Alienware Area-51 m9750 Notebook Intel Pentium M 735 1.7GHz 2MB L2 Cache / Intel 855GME Chipset / 512MB DDR PC-2700 / 60GB 7200 RPM with 8MB Cache / / 24x10x24 CD-RW / 8X DVD Combo PC-LT-AREA51M9750 $1699.00
Just read this article in Yahoo, about Alienware and their gaming pc’s called Alienware Racks Up Gamers, and Millions. It describes how they started out with just a little bit of money and the idea that gamers would pay more for high powered gaming pc’s. Apparently, they were correct, and since that time, other manufacturers, like Dell, have been upping the power of their gaming systems, the XPS, in a bid to do the same.
Banks had laughed at their concept of selling expensive PCs for video gamers at a time when other computer companies were cutting prices to grab more customers. The fact that the new company, Alienware, took its name from UFO lore didn’t help either.
Aguila and his friend, Nelson Gonzalez, had just $10,000 between them.
“I was there and all the walls were black … and the phones were sitting there and not ringing. And I’m thinking, ‘What did I do?’” said Aguila.
But 10 years later, Miami-based Alienware Corp. is widely acclaimed by video gamers and on track to hit $225 million in sales this year, up from $172 million in 2005. The success of the privately held company has lured others, including industry leader Dell Inc., to target the high-end market, too.
And now that they are a branching out into business workstations, some people are saying they are losing their focus, but how are they supposed to grow if they don’t add on to their business?
Alienware has branched out a bit by offering cheaper computers. It also has growing sales of workstations and servers not shaped like alien heads to corporate and government clients, such as Lockheed Martin and the U.S. Army.
Gaming PCs, however, still make up 80 percent of sales, Gonzalez said.
Still, that expansion has led some to complain that Alienware is losing its focus on its core, video game-playing customers.
“Especially in that audience, the notion of street cred plays a factor in what these consumers will buy. These niche players do run that risk. But at the same time these companies have to grow their business,” Shim said.
What do you all think? A friend of mine has one and it’s great, fast and pretty cool looking. I may replace my laptop with one in the future, but that probably won’t happen for a year or more, or I may go for battery life and a quieter laptop, my current one is pretty loud because of all lf the fans needed to cool it. Check out Alienware Exclusive Savings here.