Archive for July 2010

Back to School Deals on PCs and Software

Toshiba Satellite L505-LS5014

TigerDirect has some great prices for your digital Back to School needs. Everything for kids to young adults. Maybe even the “continuing education” adult in you will find something useful. Here are a few choice picks:

Microsoft Office 2010 Home and Student Editionicon with 3 User License!: Only $110! A single user edition of Microsoft Office usually goes for $150. That measn you can only install it on one computer. But here TigerDirect is offering a 3 user version for $110. And it comes bundled with Computer Associates Internet Security Suite. CA’s Internet Security Suite retails for $50.

MS Office 2010 for Home & Student

MS Office 2010 for Home & Student

What does this mean to you? Well, maybe you have a 2 kids in school, each with their own laptops, and you’ve got your own computer or laptop at home. Now you can install the latest Microsoft Office package with Work, Excel, PowerPoint, and One Note, on all three computers. And you can install the Internet Security Suite on one of them, or maybe pass it on to a friend or relative you know who’s in need of virus protection.

Personally, I bought this package and installed one copy of Office on my laptop, another copy on my dad’s home computer, and now I’m asking around to see if anyone wants the third installation. Dad was so thankful that he insisted I take $25 for it. So, really, I got all this software for only $85. Maybe less if my friend is equally as thankful.

Toshiba Satellite L505-LS5014

Toshiba Satellite L505-LS5014

Toshiba Satellite L505-LS5014 Notebook PCicon: Regularly $549, now only $499.97. Toshiba has been a leader in portable computers for over 25 years. (Back in April 1985 Toshiba made the first every IBM compatible laptop, the T1100.)

25 years later, they’re still a leader. Here’s a great priced laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium (a fantastic O/S), a Pentium dual-core processor (I’m not so crazy about Celerons), a 250GB hard drive (storage), 4 GB (gigabytes) or memory (RAM), a DVD super multi drive, a memory card reader for just about any digital camera or ebook memory chip, wired and wireless Internet connectivity, and a 15.6 inch widescreen HD LCD display. I was thinking about buying an Asus Eee PC netbook for $485icon, but now I think I’ll get this notebook instead.

Checkout all the great Back to School Offers at TigerDirect here.

Good Advice from SM Business Solutions

SM Business Solutions LLC is an Inbound Marketing company based in Freeport, NY — not far from the Skylarking offices. It is owned and operated by Sandra McCarty. Among other tools and outlets, Sandra recommends blogging as a means to “grow your business”.

She puts her money where her mouth is, as she is an avid blogger and ghost blogger, and she blogs every week on her own site.

Not only does she blog on methods for growing your business using websites such as LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook, but she also provides some advice on protecting your online identity and your computer. One particular useful post from a computer security standpoint is:

Beware of Computer Hackers: Discusses how to avoid online pitfalls that could infect your computer with viruses, spyware, and adware. I also liked Sandra’s comment on this post where she discusses using secure passwords for your online services.

Last Chance – TigerDirect Computer Hardware and HDTV Coupon Codes

It’s a hot and busy day here on Long Island folks. Here’s some exclusive coupon codes savings from me to you for TigerDirect.com. Just enter the necessary codes at checkout for extra savings.

Pinnacle Studio MovieBox

Pinnacle Studio MovieBox

SAVE $35 – Pinnacle Studio MovieBox Plus USB Analog/Digital Video Encoder Refurbished: $34.99 after COUPON CODE: VIU3691

Intel Core i7 Quad-Core Processor

Intel Core i7 Quad-Core Processor

SAVE $30 – FREE SHIPPING – Intel Core i7 920 2.66GHz LGA 1366 Quad-Core Retail Processor: $249.99 after COUPON CODE: KKP3688. No extras to pay for as this deal comes with free shipping. Check with your computer or motherboard manufacturer to see if you can upgrade your system to this processor. Same computer, more processing power!

OCZ Agility 2 Solid State Drive - 120GB

OCZ Agility 2 Solid State Drive - 120GB

SAVE $60 – FREE SHIPPING – OCZ 120GB Agility 2 Solid State Drive Model OCZSSD2-2AGTE120G. This is a SATA II SSD (Solid State Drive) and that means no moving parts to break in this great new hard drive.  120 gigabytes for just $279.99* after $10 mail in rebate and COUPON CODE: CQM3682. No extras to pay for, free shipping included.

Samsung 25" LCD Monitor

Samsung 25" LCD Monitor

SAVE $100 – FREE SHIPPING – Samsung 25″ ToC LCD Monitor w/ HDTV Tuner P2570HD 1080p 50000:1 DCR VGA/DVI/HDMI $279.99 after COUPON CODE: LFR3694. This is yet another free shipping item. A good sized LCD HDTV for your eat-in kitchen, the office, or the bedroom.

SAVE $50 – FREE SHIPPING – EVGA GeForce GTX 470 Video Card 012-P3-1470-AR – 1280MB GDDR5 PCIe 2.0 Dual DVI HDMI SLI DirectX 11 $299.99 after COUPON CODE: UKG3685. I said for the others, I’ll say it again, FREE SHIPPING included with this powerful add-on video card..

Get a Kickstand for your iPad

Incipio Kickstand Nylon Case for iPad

I don’t have an iPad, but I do have an old e-book reader, the eBookwise 1150 — which I’d like to replace sometime soon — which I use quite a bit when I’m eating alone or snacking. I like to do a little reading while I eat, and I’m often trying to find some combination of items I can use to prop it up at an angle so I can read comfortable. Oftentimes this results in me leaning it up against the napkin holder, while placing a small book or something else at the base to prevent it from sliding.

Maybe you’ve found yourself doing the same thing with your iPad?

Incipio Kickstand Nylon Case for iPadWell, I was looking at the iPads and the iPad accessories over at MacMall.com, and I saw a couple of products that would work nicely for iPad owners.

One such product is the Kickstand Nylon Case by Incipio. It comes in three different colors: Light Gray (shown),  Black, and Khaki/Tan. It’s constructed from rip-stop nylon with a microsuede lining on the inside to protect your investme—, er, iPad from scuffs and scratches. It acts as a book cover, as you can see, but it also has a kickstand design that allows you to prop it up for reading or video watching. (You forgot you can watch videos on it, didn’t you?)

Incipio Kickstand Nylon Case for iPad Incipio Kickstand Nylon Case for iPad

As it is a book cover, it also comes with a magnetic latch to keep it closed when not in use. And, lest I forget, they cost only $22.99 each. Get one now and protect that iPad.

New iPad Accessories Arrivals