Toshiba Portege R500-S5008X Laptop Only $999.99

Toshiba Portege R500-S5008X Laptop

Toshiba Portege R500-S5008X SAVE $500 on the Toshiba Portege R500-S5008X Laptop with Intel Core 2 Duo 1.33GHz CPU, Bluetooth, 802.11a/g/n Wireless, 2GB DDR2, 160GB HDD, 12.1″ WXGA, Fingerprint Reader Windows XP Professional only $999.99. For a limited time only!

  • The world’s thinnest widescreen 12.1-inch notebook PC helps you make more headway every day.

  • Ultralight at just over two pounds, and offering a stunning silhouette, the Portégé R500 Series is the ultimate expression of executive mobility and style.
  • The Toshiba Portege R500-S5008X has a compact footprint and extended battery life help ensure you’ll stay productive virtually everywhere you go; while a special display lets you work indoors or out in direct sunlight.

Review excerpts:
From PCWorld: Strengths: Ultraportable computer at 1kg with sufficient performance. Nice LCD, WiFi, Bluetooth, SD-slot, everything I needed. Not the optical drive that I do not need. Only 2.2lb despite vendors claim 2.4lb.

Weaknesses: Gets quite warm, maybe sometimes hot (only on the left side). Omission of traditional modem. Ugly bump on the lower left part of the computer to accommodate 2.5-in HDD.

From PCMag: Review Summary: Toshiba drove the Portégé R500 (SSD)’s weight down to 1.7 pounds, but you’ll have to do without an optical drive, work with a smaller battery, and pay for an expensive SSD drive.

Pros: 1.7-pound laptop. Full-size keyboard. Options for a built-in optical drive and extended batteries. GreenTech approved.

Cons: Must handle with care. Screen flexes too much and needs brightening. 3G wireless needs to come to the United States. SSD drives are expensive. Performance is unspectacular.

From alaTest: We have collected and analysed 60 expert reviews and 66 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 77/100 and users rate it 74/100. The average review date is February 2, 2008. We have compared these reviews to 120461 reviews from other Laptops. The alaScore for this product is 92/100 = Excellent. Last update: January 29, 2009.

From PCWorld.ca: The ultraportable R500 (it weighs 2.4 pounds without an adapter) looks a little bit like a laptop version of a DeLorean sports car, complete with gleaming silver plastic paneling and with glossy metal trim highlighting a plastic shell. And like a DeLorean, it has a somewhat anemic engine (a 1.2-GHz Core 2 Duo U7500). It slogged through our tests with a score of 49 on WorldBench 6. But what the R500 lacked in the short sprint, it more than made up for by staying in for the long haul, lasting a little over 5.5 hours in our battery tests, or about an hour longer than the average ultralight notebook we’ve tested. In the configuration tested, the R500 cost $2149 at the time of review.

Check out the great deal from Tigerdirect.

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Jimmy Daniels - January 29, 2009 at 8:54 pm

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Beautiful Windows Vista Themes

Here are some great visual customizations for Windows Vista, themes, wallpapers, visual styles, logons, deskscapes and sidebar gadgets. Most of these come from the great site and it’s users, deviantART.

NEXTlevel vista visual style

NEXTlevel vista visual style


NEXTLevel Windows Vista Visual Style

Here is a logon graphic for Windows Vista

Here is a logon graphic for Windows Vista


Spectrumofthesky Vista Logon

Make Windows Vista look like a mac

Make Windows Vista look like a mac


Leopard Transformation Pack Make Windows Vista resemble a mac.

Vienna 3 Rapture for Windows Vista

Vienna 3 Rapture for Windows Vista


Vienna 3 – Rapture Windowsblinds for Windows Vista

Sidebar gadgets for Windows Vista

Sidebar gadgets for Windows Vista


Q’s Vista Sidebar Crystal glass and blue glass. For Windows Vista Sidebar 32/64 bit only

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How to Remotely Access Your Computer(s)

If you have been looking for an easy and cheap way to access your computers remotely, then you need to check out GoToMyPC.com, their client installs easily, it’s very fast and is almost idiot proof, check out the videos below if you don’t believe me.

I have used their software on many occasions, mostly with online training courses that require you to run their software as part of the training, and it has always worked flawlessly. Take the 30 day FREE trial and see how fast and easy it is for yourself.


Access Your PC from Anywhere - Free Trial

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Windows 7 Themes for Windows XP

If you want the look and feel of Windows 7 without the hassle of playing with the beta that is currently out, although, from the feedback I have read, it’s not really a hassle, but an improvement so far, there are a bunch of Windows 7 themes for Windows XP you can try out now. You can also add some of the features to your XP machine, such as Aero shake, Aero snap, you can change your dialog boxes and much more. Links await you below.


Windows 7 M1 VS


Windows 7 M1 Original Theme


Windows 7 M1 Reloaded


Windows 7 Inspirat


Windows 7 M1 Theme for Windows XP


Windows 7 System Properties for Windows XP

Now this site, Tweaking with Vishal, has some really good tutorials on how to make themes and the other customizations work in Windows, I have linked to some of the more interesting tutorials below.

Transform Windows XP into Windows 7 without using Customization Pack This one shows you how to do the Windows Theme or Visual Style, the Icons, the Boot Screen, the Login or Welcome Screen, Taskbar, Wallpapers, Progress Dialog Box, Shutdown / Log off Dialog Box, the About Windows Box, System Properties Dialog Box and add extras like “Aero Shake”, “Aero Snap”, “Aero Peek”, “Calculator” and “WordPad”.

[AIO] Ultimate Tutorial to Customize Desktop Context Menu in Windows Vista, Server 2008 and Windows 7 This one shows you how to add your desired application shortcuts in Desktop context menu e.g. Windows Media Player, Firefox, Winamp, Opera, Chrome, etc, you can add new useful options like Change Wallpaper, Change Theme, Change Cursor, Task Manager, Folder Options, Device Manager, Run, Search, Aero On/Off, etc in Desktop context menu, you can add any website link in Desktop context menu, you can remove unwanted options like your Graphics card settings from Desktop context menu.

Transform Windows Vista in Windows 7 without Customization pack

Transform Windows XP in Windows Vista without Customization pack

Many, many great tutorials and how to’s are listed, definitely a site worth checking out.

2 comments - What do you think?  Posted by Jimmy Daniels - January 22, 2009 at 12:09 am

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Windows 7 Videos And News

We have uploaded a bunch of Windows 7 videos, reviews, features, programs, themes and more, click here to browse the whole list, or check some of the latest below.

Here are some of the latest news stories about Windows 7.

Here are some of the latest blog posts about Windows 7.

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Jimmy Daniels - January 9, 2009 at 4:08 am

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IBM ThinkPad T43 Notebook

IBM ThinkPad T43 Notebook

IBM ThinkPad T43 Notebook Intel Pentium 730 (1.6GHz), 512MB RAM, 40GB HDD, 14.1” XGA (1024×768) TFTLCD, Intel900, 8x DVD, Intel 802.11abg Wireless (MPCI), Modem(CDC),1Gb Ethernet(LOM), Windows XP Pro, Factory Refurbished with FREE BUDGET SHIPPING. This thing lists for $799.99 you can SAVE 62% and get one today for only $299.99! But, hurry, these things are going fast and ranked number 1 on Buy.com’s What’s Shakin list.

This thing is perfect for someone who wants to move around while they are using a computer, perfect for most internet activities, word processing and more. Add some memory and you will have a great machine for very little money.

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Jimmy Daniels - January 7, 2009 at 2:00 am

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Notebook Sales Surpass Desktop Sales in the 3rd Quarter

According to iSupply Corporation, Notebook PC shipments rose close to 40 percent in the third quarter of this year when compared to the 3rd quarter of 2007, reaching 38.6 million units, while desktop PC shipments declined by 1.3 percent for the 3rd quarter to 38.5 million units.

“Momentum has been building in the notebook market for some time, so it’s not a complete surprise that shipments have surpassed those of desktops,” said Matthew Wilkins, principal analyst for compute platforms at iSuppli. “However, this marks a major event in the PC market because it marks the start of the age of the notebook. The notebook PC is no longer a tool only for the business market, or a computer for the well-off consumer; it’s now a computer for everyman.”

There were no changes to the Top-5 PC OEM listings and rankings for the third quarter of 2008, according to iSuppli.

Hewlett-Packard Co. of the United States retained its No.-1 ranking position in the third quarter of 2008, with shipments of 14.9 million units, and a market share of 18.8 percent. Fellow U.S. PC maker Dell Inc. maintained its second-place ranking with shipments of slightly less than 11 million units, giving the company a market share of 13.9 percent. No. 3 was Acer, with a market share of 12.2 percent resulting from shipments of 9.7 million during the quarter—a standout performance. Rounding out the Top-5 PC OEM rankings were Lenovo and Toshiba Corp., ranked fourth and fifth, with market shares of 7.5 and 4.6 percent, respectively. Source: Notebook PC Shipments Exceed Desktops for First Time in Q3

Visits to some of my notebook pages are way up, check em out for yourself, refurbished notebook computers, used dell computers, laptop computers, used notebook computers and our latest computer deals pages.

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WalMart Computer and Electronic Deals

Here are some of the latest computer, video game and electronic deals from Walmart.

Dell 15.4″ Inspiron 1525 Laptop PC with Intel Celeron 550 Processor, w/ X-Digital Media 4GB Travel Warrior USB Flash Drive, HP Deskjet F2210 All-in-One Printer, & Targus Classic Clamshell 15.4″ Laptop Case Bundle: $648

Garmin nuvi 360 Portable GPS with Bluetooth: Special Buy, $158.86

Philips 42″ Class Full-HD 1080p LCD HDTV: Rollback, $797.00

Sylvania 19″ Widescreen HDTV LCD TV with Digital Tuner: $228.00

JVC Everio GZ-MG230 ~ 30GB Hard Disk Drive (HDD) Camcorder, 28x Optical Zoom, 2.7″ LCD Display, MicroSD Slot: Special Buy, 97 cent Shipping, $199.88

Hannspree 7” Digital Photo Frame: New, $39.00

Kodak 8″ M820 Digital Frame w/ Black Shadowbox Faceplate: $99.84

Video Games

Xbox 360 Pro 60GB Console Bundle w/ Bonus $30 Gift Card: Special Buy, $299

PlayStation 3 80GB Console w/ Bonus $50 Gift Card: Special Buy, $399

Gears of War 2 w/ Bonus 3 Month Xbox Live Card: Special Buy, $59.82

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Jimmy Daniels - December 13, 2008 at 2:10 pm

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Black Friday Computer Deals

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.

Alienware
Receive up to $200 off select high performance computers at Alienware. Sale valid 11/26 – 12/2 only.

Free Shipping on all Alienware Computers now through 12/31/08

Sony
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

Buy.com
$20 off $100 – New Buy.com Coupon! Limited Time. New Bill Me Later Customers Only. See site for details.

Black Friday Price Drops Start on 11/28/08 through 12/1/08!


$20 off $100 at Buy.com!

Toshiba
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.

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Jimmy Daniels - November 25, 2008 at 2:29 am

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HP Pavilion and Compaq Presario Computer Deals

PRICE DROP! Save up to $509 instantly HP dv5t Customizable Notebook PC! HURRY!! Offer Ends 11/29 and includes: Savings includes $150 instant rebate, FREE upgrade to 4GB of memory from 1GB of memory ($200 value), FREE 250GB hard drive upgrade from 160GB ($50 value), upgrade to genuine Windows Vista Ultimate for $99 ($60 value) and FREE shipping ($49 value). Add an HP Deskjet Printer for free (after $70 paperless rebate) or save $70 on any wireless printer! Valid until 11/29/08

PRICE DROP! Save up to $409 instantly on HP dv4t Customizable Notebook PC! HURRY!! Offer Ends 11/29 and includes: $200 instant savings, FREE upgrade to 2GB of memory from 1GB of memory ($50 value), FREE upgrade to 250GB hard drive from 160GB ($50 value) Upgrade to genuine Windows Vista Ultimate for $99 ($60 value), and FREE shipping ($49 value). Add an HP Deskjet Printer for free (after $70 paperless rebate) or save $70 on any wireless printer! Valid until 11/29/08

Save up to $439 instantly on the HP Pavilion a6660t Customizable Desktop PC! HURRY!! Offer Ends 11/29 and includes: $150 instant rebate, FREE 3GB memory upgrade ($50 value), FREE upgrade to 750GB hard drive from 500GB ($100 value), $50 instant rebate on LCD monitors, Upgrade to genuine Window Vista Ultimate for $99 ($60 savings), PLUS get FREE shipping ($29 value). Add an HP Deskjet Printer for free (after $70 paperless rebate) or save $70 on any wireless printer! Valid until 11/29/08

Save up to $638 instantly on the HP Pavilion m9400t Customizable Desktop PC! HURRY!! Offer Ends 11/29 and includes: $200 instant rebate, FREE 4GB memory upgrade ($100 value), FREE 750GB hard drive upgrade from 500GB ($100 value), FREE 15-month Norton Internet Security subscription ($49 value), $50 instant rebate on LCD monitors, $50 off Blu-ray drives, Upgrade to genuine Window Vista Ultimate for $99 ($60 savings), PLUS get FREE shipping ($29 value). Add an HP Deskjet Printer for free (after $70 paperless rebate) or save $70 on any wireless printer! Valid until 11/29/08

Save up to $638 instantly on the HP Pavilion d5100t Customizable Desktop PC! HURRY!! Offer Ends 11/29 and includes: $250 instant rebate, FREE 4GB memory upgrade ($100 value), FREE 750GB hard drive upgrade from 500GB ($100 value), FREE 15-month Norton Internet Security subscription ($49 value), $50 instant rebate on LCD monitors, Upgrade to genuine Window Vista Ultimate for $99 ($60 savings), PLUS get FREE shipping ($29 value). Add an HP Deskjet Printer for free (after $70 paperless rebate) or save $70 on any wireless printer! Valid until 11/29/08

Save $50 on all HP MediaSmart Servers!! Valid until 11/29/08

Save up to $200 instantly on Desktop Value Bundles Plus get FREE Shipping! Valid until 11/29/08

Save up to 10% off on ALL refurbished Desktops Plus get FREE Shipping! Valid until 11/29/08

PRICE DROP! Save up to $459 instantly on HP tx2500z Customizable Notebook PC! HURRY! Offer Ends 11/29 and includes: $200 instant savings, FREE upgrade to 3GB of memory from 1GB ($100 value), FREE upgrade to 250GB hard drive from 160GB ($50 value), Upgrade to genuine Windows Vista Ultimate for $99 ($60 value), and FREE shipping ($49 value). Add an HP Deskjet Printer for free (after $70 paperless rebate) or save $70 on any wireless printer! Valid until 11/29/08

Save up to $374 instantly on Compaq Presario CQ50Z series! HURRY!! Offer Ends 11/29 and includes: $200 instant rebate, FREE upgrade to 3GB of memory from 1GB ($100 value), FREE upgrade to 160GB hard drive from 120GB hard drive ($25 value), and FREE shipping ($49 value). Add an HP Deskjet Printer for free (after $70 paperless rebate) or save $70 on any wireless printer! Valid until 11/29/08

Save up to $150 instantly on Notebook Value Bundles Plus get FREE Shipping! Valid until 11/29/08

Save $80 Instanty on HP Pavilion tx2510us Entertainment Notebook PC. Plus get FREE shipping! Valid until 11/29/08

Save 15% off on ALL refurbished Notebooks! Valid until 11/29/08

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Jimmy Daniels - November 24, 2008 at 12:00 pm

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