IdeaPad U450 – Premium Dual Core Netbook from Lenovo

February 4th, 2010 Borya K Posted in Lenovo IdeaPad U Series | No Comments »

Looking for a netbook with power? Looking for quality over price? Something portable and speedy? The Lenovo IdeaPad 450 might be for you. It’s ultra-thin, powerful, and efficient, and it offers a lot beneath its beautiful shell.

Lenovo U450 Netbook
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I was browsing through various netbook offers this morning, something affiliates like myself have to do, when the U450 minilaptop caught my eye. A Intel Dual Core netbook? Indeed! On top of the dual core processor there’s 3GB installed RAM and up to 8GB max and a 250GB Hard Drive. There’s also a 1.3mp camera and HD quality sound. It has a special shock protection system, and enhanced features like a light sensor to automatically adjust screen brightness and facial recognition log-on technology. The battery goes up to 6 hours and the netbook is only 1.1 inches thick and weighs under 5 pounds. It comes with Windows 7 and has a card reader and plenty of USB connectors. The larger screen offers an extra 4 inches above most netbooks without losing portability. Definitely a beautiful, high quality, premium netbook.

Here are the Lenovo U450 specs:

Lenovo IdeaPad Specifications
Processor Intel Pentium Dual Core SU4100 1.3 GHz ULV (Ultra Low Voltage) Processor with 800MHz Bus and GS45 Express Chipset
Memory 3GB (8GB Max) PC3-8500 DDR3 1066 MHz SDRAM
Hard Drive 250 GB Serial ATA-300 HDD – 5400 rpm
Optical Device DVD-Writer
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Card Reader 4 in 1: SD Memory, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, MultiMediaCard
Display 14″ Glossy VibrantView Widescreen TFT Display (HDCP, LED-backlit) with up to 1366 x 768 (WXGA) resolution
Video Intel GMA 4500MHD Dynamic Video Memory Technology 5.0
Audio Soundcard and Realtec ALC272 codec (High Definition Audio and Dolby Sound Room compliant)
Camera Integrated 1.3 Megapixel
Networking Wireless LAN (Broadcom BCM4312), IEEE 802.11b/g, HDMI Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T
Connectivity 3 x Hi-Speed USB (4 pin USB Type A), VGA, 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15), 3.5mm Headphone and Mic jacks
Security Features Security lock slot, admin password, hard drive password, power-on password
Power AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz ), ENERGY STAR Qualified
Battery 6-cell lithium ion (up to 6 hours)
Size 13.3in x 9.3in x 1.1in
Weight 4.6 lbs
Color Black
Warranty by Manufacturer: 1 Year Limited Service and Support (Parts and Labor pick-up and return), extensions available

This netbook is available at for just $459.99. Definitely worth a look.

Here’s the official link: Lenovo IdeaPad U450 Intel Pentium Dual Core SU4100 1.3GHz Netbook – 3GB RAM, 250GB SATA HDD, DVDRW Drive, 14.0″ only $459.99

Disclaimer: I’m an affiliate, which means I make a few dollars if you purchase products some of the products I review on this site, including the U450. That being said, if you look through this post and previous entries, you’ll see that this website only promotes outstanding deals and quality netbooks. There are plenty of other netbook sites out there and I work hard to earn your trust.

More details, upgrade, shipping, and warranty options at at

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Toshiba’s Mini NB205 Netbook – Battery Life Champion

December 22nd, 2009 Borya K Posted in Toshiba Mini NB Laptops | No Comments »

Toshiba Mini NB205-N210 Netbook

Toshiba’s Mini NB205-N210 netbook has a beautiful design and comfortable keyboard, and on top of that its battery life is simply fantastic: up to nine hours!

This minilaptop weighs under three pounds, is powered by an Intel Atom N280 1.66GHz processor, 1GB DDR2 RAM, a 160 GB HD, and XP Home. It comes with the Intel GMA950 Graphics Media Accelerator. There’s a webcam, mic, and standard 802.11b/g wireless. The 85 key keyboard is nearly full size and has gotten a thumbs up in user reviews. The netbook is compact (10.4 x 7.6 x 1.3 inches) and weighs under three pounds. Finish is a gorgeous textured onyx black. It’s a stunner and a nice holiday deal at only $310 at Tigerdirect.
Toshiba Mini NB205-N210

Toshiba Mini NB205-N210 Netbook Details at

This netbook got rave reviews at Laptop Mag and its customer reviews at TigerDirect tell the same story.


Toshiba Mini NB205-N210 Specifications:
Display: 10.1 inch LED backlight WSVGA 1024 x 600 resolution
Memory: 1GB DDR2 RAM (2GB Max)
Hard Drive: 160GB 5400RPM HDD
Operating System: Windows XP Home
Processor: Intel Atom 1.66GHz N280 533MHz 512KB L2 Cache
Graphics: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950
Network: 802.11b/g Wireless LAN, RJ-45 Ethernet 10/100Mbps network
Webcam: 0.3 Megapixel Integrated Webcam
Additional Ports: VGA, Microphone, Headphone, 3 USB
Battery: 6-Cell Lithium-ion (Up to 9 hours battery life)
Dimensions: 1.27 x 7.6 x 10.4 inches
Weight: 2.93lbs
Warranty: Limited, 1 year Parts and Labor, Upgrades Available

Get the full details, shipping, and warranty options at

If you want to upgrade to the raised keys island keyboard and add bluetooth, TigerDirect has the NB205-N311 white netbook available for an additional $90 along with the NB205-N325 Windows 7 version for the same price.


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Gateway LT3114u – Powerful AMD Netbook

December 5th, 2009 Borya K Posted in Deals, Gateway LT | No Comments »

Gateway LT3114u

The Gateway LT3114U is both a netbook and an ultra slim laptop. What makes this minilaptop stand out as both is the power it caries. It comes with an AMD Athlon 64 Processor (1.2 GHz), 2GB Ram, and 250GB HD. These are not your typical netbook specs. To top that off, the LT 3114U comes with an 11.6 inch super bright screen at 1366 x 768 resolution. At three pounds, one inch height, and a footprint about the size of a piece of paper, this netbook makes a great travel buddy, and with its power components, it’s a travel buddy you won’t have to wait for.

This powerhouse laptop is available refurbished at OnSale for only $299.99. That’s a $100 (25% off) discount! Click here for details.

LT3114U Gestures
Other features you will definitely appreciate are the webcam, mic, touch gesture recognition, a gorgeous cherry red color, and a full size keyboard (yes, I repeat, this Gateway LT is a netbook with a full sized keyboard!). Unlike most netbooks, it comes with Vista. In case you fear having to learn a new interface, you can make Vista look like XP in under a few minutes (eHow, CNET – thanks kpo6969).

Here’s the official link: Gateway LT3114u AMD Athlon 64 L110 1.2GHz Netbook – 2GB RAM, Red – Refurbished ONLY $299.99

Gateway LT3114u

Here are the specs:

Gateway LT3114U Specifications
Processor AMD Athlon 64 L110 Single Core Processor (1.2GHz 800MHz FSB, 512KB L2 Cache)
Operating System Windows Vista Home Basic SP1
Display 11.6″ High Def (HD) WXGA Ultrabright LED-backlit Display, up to 1366×768 resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio
Hard Drive 250GB SATA 5400RPM
Networking 10/100 Ethernet LAN (RJ-45), 802.11b/g Wireless
Graphics ATI Radeon X1270 Graphics, AMD RS690E Chipset
Battery 6 Cell 5200mAh Lithium Ion
Dimensions 1.03″ x 11.26″ x 7.99″
Ports Three USB 2.0, VGA, Multi-Card Reader, Microphone, Headphones/Speaker/Line-Out
Webcam 0.3 Megapixel Integrated
Weight 3.04lbs
Warranty 1 Year Parts and Labor, Limited. Upgrades available.

See more details, shipping, and warranty options at

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Lenovo Netbook for Under $200

November 27th, 2009 Borya K Posted in Lenovo Ideapad S Series | 2 Comments »

Lenovo Ideapad s10e Netbook

OnSale has an awesome Black Friday deal and they’ve extended it for two more days:

List Price : $309.99
New Price: $249.99
Rebate(s): $50.00 (20%)
Savings: $110 (35%)
Final Price: $199.99

Lenovo IdeaPad S10E (4187XB5) Netbook RF (4187XB5) – Just $199 After Rebate.

This sleek minilaptop has a 10.1 inch screen, webcam, Atom Processor, 1GB RAM, 160GB HDD, and Windows XP. It’s thin and light and has the Lenovo quality you can depend on. With its 85% keyboard and a standard two button touchpad and XP OS, you’ll have no trouble making this laptop your travel companion. Take this minilaptop on the road and connect it via its VGA output for presentations, take it on vacation without worrying about size or weight. It’s a netbook under $200 with great specs, design, and durability! Upgrade and warranty options available. See OnSale for full details.

Here’s the official link: Lenovo IdeaPad S10E Intel Atom N270 1.6GHz Netbook – Refurbished ONLY $199.99 (was $309.99) after rebate.

Detailed Specifications Below:

Processor Intel Atom N270 1.6GHz 512 Cache
Hard Drive 160 GB SATA 5400 RPM SATA 1.5GB/s
RAM standard 1 GB PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM (upgradeable to 1.5GB) (2 x 512MB standard)
Networking Integrated Fast Ethernet, Wireless, No Bluetooth
Display 10.1 inch WSVGA (1024 x 576) LED backlight
Graphics processor Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 (GMA 950)
Battery Lithium Ion, 3 Cell, 3 hour life
OS Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Weight 3.09 lbs
Dimensions 9.8 x 1.4 x 7.7 inches
Ports Two USB 2.0, external monitor (VGA DB-15), ethernet (RJ-45)
Warranty 90 days Limited Parts and Labor, upgrades available

Visit OnSale for full specs, warranty choices, and shipping options.


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HP Mini 110 – Solid Netbook for Under $300

November 26th, 2009 Borya K Posted in Deals, HP Mini 110 | No Comments »

HP Mini 110-1025dx

Get this minilaptop while supplies last: Tiger Direct and CompUSA have refurbished HP Mini 110′s for sale.

These 10 inch netbooks weigh under 2.6 pounds, come with 1GB RAM and 160 GB HDD and are powered by an Intel Atom N270. They are 802.1 b/g compatible and come with integrated webcams and mics and 92 percent size keyboards. They run Windows, so you don’t have to learn a new system. They come with a three month warranty (upgradeable) so you don’t have to worry.

HP Mini 110 1025DX RF $269.99
HP Mini 110-1025dx

Get the full specs, options, and details at Tiger Direct or CompUSA.

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Sprint’s Netbook Deal

November 3rd, 2009 Borya K Posted in Deals, Dell Inspiron Mini | No Comments »

Sprint has a new deal out for a $199.99 Dell Mini. But, as this PC World article points out, the deal has some definite drawbacks: you pay $60 a month, price is after a $100 rebate, and the broadband modem is in the minilaptop (you can’t use the service on other computers).

Seems like it’d be easier to just get a Mini 10/10V directly from Dell. Thanks to PCW for the heads up.

Dell Inspiron 10v - Black

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Touch Screen Mini Laptop from M&A Technology

October 16th, 2009 Borya K Posted in M&A Technology Netbooks | No Comments »

M&A Technology Companion Touch Netbook M&A Technology Companion Touch Mini-Laptop

M&A Technology Companion Touch Tablet PC is on sale at PC Mall.

This is a quality netbook that plays in a whole new arena: touch screen computing. The MACMPC558005 tablet mini-laptop offers the familiarity and mobility of a netbook, with the added convenience of a touch screen.

Sturdy, convenient, and easy to use. You can work with it folded over and you can carry it with the built in handle. It comes with Win XP and a webcam. It also has a rotating screen, so all your teammates can see without you having to move the netbook itself. It’s perfect both for students and professionals.

Companion Touch Netbook Specifications:
Processor Intel Atom N270 1.6 GHz / 512KB L2 Cache / 533 MHz FSB M&A Technology Companion Touch Netbook
Hard Drive 60 GB 4200RPM PATA
RAM 1 GB DDR2 SDRAM (2 GB option available)
Display 8.9″ Active Matrix TFT Touch Screen at 1024×600 resolution
Operating System Windows XP (Home)
Net 10/100 Ethernet, WLAN 802.11 b/g/n
Webcam 1.3M Pixel Swivel Cam
Ports 2 USB 2.0 ports, Mic/Headphone, 2-in-1 SD/MMC, VGA, Ethernet
Battery 6 Cell Lithium Ion – 5 hour capacity
Weight 2.8 pounds
Warranty 1 Year Manufacturer

Here’s the official link: M&A Technology MACMPC558005 Companion Touch 1.6GHz Tablet PC – 1GB RAM, 60GB HD, White. Only $435.99

(Pictures and specs from M&A Technology)

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Dell Mini Deals: Netbook With TV Tuner for $429

September 25th, 2009 Borya K Posted in Deals, Dell Inspiron Mini | No Comments »

Dell Mini 10v with Headphones
(Dell Mini 10v photos from

Dell is selling Dell Mini 10‘s starting at $300. You can get a Mini 10v that can show TV for just $430. You can get a 10v with a GPS for just $470. It’s a bit pricey for a netbook, but it’s one cool minilaptop if it lets you watch TV or gives you directions.

Dell Mini 10v with TV Tuner

The Mini 10 and Mini 10v are perfect on-the-go notbooks. They come with 10 inch screens, but weigh only about 2.5 pounds. They come with Windows XP (Ubuntu also available) so you can use the system you’re used to, Intel Atom processors so you can get your tasks done fast, and 92% full size keyboards to keep your wrists and fingers happy.

Here’s the official link (links to four mini offers): Save over 25%! Watch TV on the go. Get a Mini netbook with TV tuner for only $429 after discount!


Processor: Intel Atom Z530 (1.6GHz/533MHz FSB/512K Cache)
Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition SP3
Screen: 10.1 inch Widescreen Display (1024×600)
Hard Drive: 160GB, 2.5inch, 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
Graphics: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 500
Webcam: Standard 1.3MP Webcam
Wireless: 802.11g (1397) Mini Card
Network: 10/100 LAN (RJ45)
Audio: Mic-in, Line-out
Video: VGA connector
USB: 2 standard, 1 power
Card Reader 3-in-1 Card Reader (SD/MMC/MS)
Battery: 28WHr 3-cell Lithium-Ion (6-cell 56WHr available)
Dimensions: 10.26″ x 7.19″ x 1.11″ (261mm x 182mm x 28.3mm)
Weight: 2.5 lbs (1.13kg) (with 3-cell battery)
Warranty: 2 Years Ltd Hardware InHome Service after Remote Diagnosis

Click here for more details and options.

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HP Mini 10 Inch SSD Netbook – Just $279.99

August 3rd, 2009 Borya K Posted in Deals, HP Mini 1030NR | No Comments »

HP Mini 1030NR FW376UA

Save $80 on the HP Mini Netbook.

You get an Intel Atom N270 1.6GHz processor, 1GB RAM, 16GB SSD, 10.1″ screen, and Windows XP Home. Refurbished at only $279.99. Nice minilaptop deal from TigerDirect.

The HP Mini 1030NR FW376UA mini-laptop offers great performance with its processor and DDR2 memory, and solid state drive. It also has a 10.1 inch 16:9 ratio display, with LED back-lighting and anti-glare, at a 1024×576 pixel resolution. There’s an integrated webcam and mic, and the netbook has 802.11b/g wireless. There’s also media card reader, two USB port, and graphics accelerator.

It’s size (.99 x 6.56 x 10.3 inches) and weight (only 2.38 pounds) make it easy enough to take anywhere, but the screen and solid state hard drive, and OS make it usable for business and fun. Keep in touch with the webcam and mic. All at just $279.99.

Screen 10.1″ Diagonal SD LED BrightView Infinity Widescreen Display
Maximum Resolution 1024 x 576
Memory Size 1GB
Hard Drive 16GB SSD (Solid State Drive)
Condition Refurbished
Operating Systems Windows XP Home
Processor Intel Atom 1.6GHz N270 5333MHz FSB 512KB L2 Chace
Additional Technologies Enhanced SpeedStep Technology, IntelĀ® Hyper-Threading Technology
Audio/Video Built-in Stereo Speakers, Headphone out/Mic in combo, Integrated camera, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950
Media Card Reader 2-in-1: Secure Digital (SD), MultiMedia cards
Ports LAN (10/100 Mbps), 2 x USB 2.0
Wireless Connectivity wifi 802.11b / 802.11g 54 Mbps
Size 10.3″ x .99″ x 6.56″
Weight 2.38lb
Keyboard Type 82 key (92% Full size)
Battery Type 3-Cell Lithium Polymer
Color Black

More details at TigerDirect

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Toshiba’s New Mini NB205 Netbooks

July 16th, 2009 Borya K Posted in Toshiba Mini NB Laptops | No Comments »

Toshiba’s mini NB205 netbooks are out. Although they’re new to the market, these mini-laptops deliver quality, durability, and performance, and do so at a decent price (starting at just $329).
Toshiba mini NB205 netbook
The Mini NB205 battery (5800mAh) actually lasts over six hours. Toshiba’s netbook also has special shock protection features to protect your data. They also have perhaps the most comfortable touchpads in the class. The keyboard, though non-standard, offers a feel similar to larger computers, with raised keys and separations. The new Atom processors (1.66 GHz Atom N280) offer better video playback than the older 1.6 GHz versions. Finally, these mini-laptops protect their appearance with fingerprint resistant covers.

The mini NB205 comes in onyx black, royal blue, sable brown, posh pink, and frost white. All models come with Windows XP. They also have built-in webcams and 802.11 b/g capability. I’d recommend spending the extra $20 for the better battery.

Processor 1.66GHz Intel Atom N280
Memory 1GB 800MHz DDR2
Hard drive 160GB 5,400rpm
Chipset Intel 945GSE
Graphics Intel GMA 950 (integrated)
Operating system Windows XP
Dimensions 10.4 x 8.6 x 1.3
Screen size 10.1 inches
Weight 2.9 lb, (3.5 w/ AC adapter)
Category Netbook
Video VGA
Audio headphone/microphone jacks
Webcam Integrated w/ mic in LCD bezel
Data 3 USB 2.0 (one sleep-and-charge USB), SD card reader
Networking Ethernet, 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
Battery Li-Ion 5800mAh (up to 9.08hr) or 2250mAh (up to 3.5hr)

For further details and options please visit Toshiba Direct’s Mini NB205 Page.

Toshiba Mini NB205 Netbooks (Color Options)


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