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SONY VAIO Dual Core Notebook! Save $100!

Sony VAIO VPCEE31FX/BJ Notebook PC

The Sony VAIO VPCEE31FX/BJ Notebook PC is available for $499! That’s a $100 off its regular price at $600. Use coupon code QBM17377 at checkout to get this offer. Offer ends midnight Jan. 17, 2011.

This Sony VAIO Notebook is a fantastic package! I’m not usually that excited about Sony notebooks, but this is a great price for these features. First, it has a sizeable 15.5” widescreen, PLUS an integrated “full” numeric keypad — which is a rarity on laptops and notebooks, but common to a desktop keyboard. Add to that it’s fast AMD® Athlon™II Dual Core P340 processor (CPU), 3GB (gigabytes) of DDR3 RAM (memory) — more than some desktop computers — and amazing picture quality with ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 4250 Graphics — suitable for many high-end games.

Sony VAIO VPCEE31FX/BJ Notebook PC

Sony VAIO VPCEE31FX/BJ Notebook PCThe Sony VAIO VPCEE31FX/BJ Notebook PC comes pre-installed with:

  • Genuine Microsoft® Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bit
  • AMD® Athlon™ II Dual Core P340 processor (2.20GHz)
  • 3GB of pre-installed DDR3 system RAM (memory)
  • A large 320 GB hard drive (storage) for your documents, movies, photos, and music files
  • AMD® Vision ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD4250 graphics card
  • 15.5″ (1366×768) widescreen LED backlit display uses power-efficient LCD technology and delivers dazzling colors and picture clarity
  • Wired and the fastest Wireless-N Internet
  • Dual Layer DVD Burner (DVD RW)
  • Media card reader for your digital cameras and smartphones
  • Built in Sony Motion Eye webcam
  • A trial version of Microsoft Office 2010 is included
  • HDMI connector for attaching to a HD TV

Zoom and Panoramic Shots with the Olympus SP-800UZ ($299 limited time)

The most important factor for me when buying a digital camera it’s zoom capability. Each year, it seems, camera companies compete for the greatest zoom at the lowest price. Olympus is not exception, and their SP-800UZ is a standout in this regard, and it has some fantastic features, too.

Zoom! This Olympus Sp-800UZ has an incredible 30x (840mm) zoom! (Don’t be surprised if a 1,000mm zoom comes out soon.) And for all that it is surprisingly light. The zoom makes it great for taking sports pictures from the “nose bleed” seats, or for nature watching, or for taking unobtrusive shots of your subjects from a distance. The camera’s impressive ISO of up to 3200allows you to take excellent shots of moving subjects.

(Beatles music welling up) If  zoom is all you need and you want to save on the $349 most retailers are asking for this great feature-rich camera, then use this link ahead before Nov. 27, 2010 and save $50 instantly on the Olympus SP-800UZ 14MP Digital Camera for only $299.

Picture Editing in the Camera. Another great feature is that you can edit the still pictures you have taken using the special effects function. This includes reducing red eye, shadow adjustment, color saturation, and cropping. With most digital cameras, if you want to edit your pictures, you would have to download them to a computer first.

Panoramic Function. The SP-800UZ’s Panorama mode is more interesting. You have a choice of using either Auto, Manual or PC modes.

  • In Auto mode, you only have to press the shutter release once, then move the camera to the next position, so that the target marks and pointers overlap, and the camera automatically releases the shutter for you. Three frames can be taken this way, which are then combined into a single panoramic image automatically in camera.
  • In Manual mode, you can also take three frames with the help of an on-screen guide, but you have to release the shutter manually. After that, the camera stitches the frames as above.
  • Finally, in PC mode, you can take up to 10 photos, which can be stitched using the supplied software after being downloaded to the computer.
Olympus SP-800UZ with Case + Kit

Camera with Case + Kit (Extremely Limited Supplies)

Best Results. For best results, in my opinion, use a tripod mount in the Manual or PC modes, since the Auto mode tends to introduce blurring in the image.

Do beautiful panoramic shots make you day? Then buying the Olympus SP-800UZ 14MP Digital Camera may be just the thing for you, too, and for only $299 before Nov. 27, 2010.

Be careful when unpacking this camera. The owners manual is stored on its memory chip, and you must download the manual before you use the camera. The camera’s PC software is also stored on the camera, so download that, too. Just connect the camera to your computer after removing the memory chip from the camera. Otherwise you can retrieve the manual and software from the Olympus website.

Video Mode and HDTV Connectivity. The camera comes with cables to connect to your computer and your HDTV to playback still images and movie pictures in 720i high definition. The SP-800UZA uses a rechargeable lithium battery pack instead of the Alkaline or NiMH rechargeable batteries. Which save you from frequent recharges. After all, battery capacity is important if you use your camera frequently or shoot video which drains both the battery and your memory card.

2GB internal memory. This camera has great internal memory storage when not using a memory chip. Plus the camera has an app which can transfer the pictures taken from internal memory to the memory card. The camera uses SDHC cards up to 8GB, which also great if you intend to shoot a lot of video.

Beauty mode. Like last year’s Olympus SP-590UZ, this camera has an in camera capability for touching up portraits. In this mode, you take a picture of a person, then the camera identifies the face and tries to remove blemishes and other minor imperfections, giving the skin a smooth look in the process. The touched up copy and the untouched up original are both stored in memory. The only drawback to the beauty mode is it does take several seconds for the camera to complete its work, which makes the camera unuseable until it’s finished.

Overall, the Olympus SP-800UZ is an amazing feature-laden point-and-shoot camera, with stunning zoom and panoramic capability, but it’s not likely to be a pro’s first choice.

Bonus: Get the [amazon asin=B003EG6D9E&text=Olympus SP-800UZ with 2 batteries, a case, and Accessories kit for $289.95]. Supplies are extremely limited.

Video Chat and Marketing for $50 (Special for Skylarking readers)

Cooler Master HAF 932 Full Tower Case

I am back! Can I get on a roll with my posts again?  Place your bets!

Video Chat and Video Marketing; yours for $50! with the Microsoft Lifecam Cinema 1080i HD webcam and coupon code QFH8905. YouTube, Social Media sites, and Video Chat has finally become a part of our everyday life at home and at work:Microsoft Lifecam

  • Business people and entrepreneurs use video as an online promotional tool to reach their customers on their websites or through YouTube and Facebook. Or as a conferencing tool with their partners and associates.
  • Families and friends, both near and far, use it to keep in touch while away at college, while traveling abroad, or from home to home with Skype and Facebook. (Skype and Facebook have recently teamed up. Read all about it here on Facebook.)

If you’re ready for this exciting communication medium then look no futher than the Microsoft Lifecam Cinema 1080i HD webcam.  Regularly it sells for $80, and TigerDirect sells it for $60, but use coupon code QFH8905 and the links in this article to save an extra $10 at checkout. (Offer expires October 21) Want to know more about why this is camera to get? Here you go:

  • It’s easy to setup. It has only one cable which plugs into any available USB port on your PC, Mac, laptop, or netbook.
  • It’s aluminum body is so light yet durable that you can take it anywhere.
  • Its auto-focus feature keeps you in focus — the camera adjusts to you, not you to it.
  • It’s built-in digital microphone is sensitive and advanced enough to provide crystal clear sound quality while cancelling out any interfering background noises.
  • One touch ease with the Windows Live Call Button gets you online and on your way to making a video call.
  • Bend, fold and shape the flexible base for the best angle on laptop screens, flat panels and traditional monitors.
  • Bonus: High def (HD) capability with 1080i and 720p technology for the sharpest image!
  • Bonus: Easily integrates with Windows Messenger!

Now, remember, you need to use the code QFH8905 and click the links above to get the Microsoft Lifecam for only $50.

24 Hour Price Drop Alert — Asus Eee NetBook for $219 with coupon code

ASUS Eee PC 1005HA

TigerDirect is offering a limited time run savings on the popular Asus Eee PC NetBook for $219. Use coupon code EYQ5050 at checkout to save $20 off the $239 price.

ASUS Eee PC 1005HA

ASUS Eee PC 1005HA

More on the Asus Eee PC. Take the ASUS Eee PC 1005HA-EU2X-BK Netbook wherever you choose with its 4 hour battery life and enjoy its brilliant 10.1-inch LED display with backlighting. It allows you to compute on the go with ease. It has a surpisingly large 160GB hard drive for storing, sharing, and accessing your important data anytime and anywhere. The ASUS Eee PC 1005HA-EU2X-BK Netbook is one of the leaders in the compact netbook industry, and it provides multi-tasking performance and superior portability, that will liberate you from wall chargers, putting you in the lead of mobile computing.

The ASUS Eee PC 1005HA-EU2X-BK Netbook draws its inspiration from seashells with an opalescent, glossy exterior is crafted by the innovative In-Mold Roller technology. It’s specially designed to be ultra-compact so you can take it anywhere with you. You’ll find it a joy to use and an excellent companion for long trips.

Additionally, the Eee PC Seashell’s keyboard is more comfortable and less fatiguing to type on for prolonged periods. You can also simultaneously slide two fingertips up or down the touchpad – making scrolling in a window easy without the use of a mouse.

Tech specs: It uses an Intel Atom N270 1.60GHz processor, 1GB of DDR2 RAM memory, and a 160GB hard drive (storage). It offers great user comfort with its 92-percent scaled keyboard, multi-touch trackpad, and convenient instant keys for Wi-Fi, and control of the ASUS Super Hybrid Engine (SHE).

Asus Eee PC

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..

DIY Green Screen Photography (Save 20% from Skylarking)

We’re all aware of the use of computers and blue-screens to add backgrounds in the movies and television shows we watch, and — thanks to low-cost digital computers and cameras — now anyone can add fantastic backgrounds to their own photos, and the key is Green Screen Wizard. This software is great for the hobbyist or the professional.

Green Screen Wizard is a software and photo package that makes it easy for you to do professional Green Screen Special Effects (also known as “ChromaKey Effects”) with your camera and computer. And, as they say, it’s as easy as 1-2-3:

  1. Take a picture of someone against the provided 5’x7′ portable green screen backdrop
  2. Transfer the picture to you computer
  3. Match the picture to a provided background, and Green Screen Wizard does the rest.

Green Screen Test Drive. The basic trial package of Green Screen Wizard costs $79 for the next 4 days. But Skylarking readers can take 20% off ANY PURCHASE at GreenScreenWizard, where it’s easy to get started producing green screen effects for photography and video! Enter GSPP20JUNE during checkout.

The 20% off code expires on 6/30/10.

Green Screen Lite includes:

  1. 5×7 Popup Screen
  2. 20 Magazine Covers
  3. 120 Backgrounds in six collections

Magazine BackgroundsUpgrade. Maybe you’re a professional or semi-professional events photographer. If you decide you like the trial package and you want to do more, you can apply $50 from your trial package purchase towards an upgrade. The full package is available as a digital download for $99, or you can have the physical package shipped to you for about $170.

Their standalone photography software runs on Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7. They also sell Photoshop Plugins that run on Windows and Macintosh computers.

Coupons to Save on Best Sellers at TigerDirect until March 13

Oh, man, I hate including the number 13 in any of my headlines, but at least that date isn’t a Friday, it’s a Saturday. Small consolation.

Here’s a list of some best selling items I’ve found at Tigerdirect.com. I’m uncluding coupon codes you can use at checkout to save even more on their already low prices. You can check out their special pricing for Skylarking readers here, or read on while I spotlight some of the hot items.

SAVE $10 on an EVGA GeForce 9500 GT Video Card

($59 after using coupon code FEC1228 at checkout.) Do your computer games or video images appear to “stutter” or seem to move in an unusal manner? Then you should consider getting this video card replacement. It uses its own 1 gigabyte of DDR2 RAM (memory) instead of sharing the regular memory used by your computer’s programs. All you need is an available PCIe, or PCI express 2.0, slot on your motherboard. (Contact me or your manufacturer to find out if your computer has such capability.)

If you need real high end video support for 3D gaming, then consider getting two of these cards since they support SLI Dual Link technology. With SLI you can have two video cards linked together for double the video processing power. One card alone provides all the high def power you’ll need for gaming or video playback. Imagine the potential of two cards.

Each card comes with two DVI connectors and adapters for connecting your PC to any monitor or an HDTV. Two connectors allows you to have two monitors connected to your PC, if you need that. For example, I’m using two monitors on my Windows 7 computer, so I can run a different program on each monitor.

Dual Monitor setup on one PC

Right now I have the Tigerdirect site on one screen while I’m writing this post in another screen. Or I could be playing a video on one while working on the other. A client of mine uses two of these video cards for running 4 monitors on his home computer. He’s a day trader, and it allows him to monitor the stock market on multiple web sites while communicating with his colleagues.

Additional specs: Supports Microsoft® DirectX® 10 games, HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc® movies with brilliant clarity — as long as you have a HD or Blu-ray capable DVD player in your computer — powered by the PureVideo® HD engine. Include GeForce GPU support for NVIDIA PhysX technology for all you high tech gamers for a more dynamic and realistic experience. Full Vista Aero 3D support.

SAVE $27 on OCZ 4GB PC3-10666 Platinum RAM

(Regularly $106.99, now only $79.99 after $20 mail-in rebate (expires 03/31/10) and $7 instant savings.) Most new PCs today can handle 4 gigabytes of RAM (memory), but when you bought it it probably came with only 2 GB.  Now not just any RAM will do, but I’ve never had a problem yet with memory chips from OCZ. More RAM makes your computer start faster, your programs start and run faster, and your hard drive doesn’t work so hard either. Let your hard drive take it easy with these memory chips. I’d recommend checking with tech supprt at TigerDirect to make sure this memory is appropriate for your PC.

Are you running a 64-bit operating system? Then you might consider getting two pairs since your computer may be able to handle up to 8 gigabytes of RAM. Just go into your Windows Control panel and double click on System to see if you’re running a 64-bit OS. It will be clearly indicated.

Tech specs for those in the know:  This PC3-10666 RAM designed specifically for the upcoming Intel® P55 Chipset and subsequent Intel® Core™ i7, i5, and i3 (Socket 1156) processors. Configured for dual channel mode, these ultra-compatible 4GB kits ensure optimal performance with an ideal combination of low power requirements at 1333MHz.

I’ll talk more about some of the specials I’ve found, but here are a few quickies for now:

SAVE $40 – FREE Shipping – BFG GeForce 9800 GT Video Card. This 1 gigabyte GDDR3 equipped card fits into any PCIe 2.0 slot on your motherboard. Like the card above it supports dual monitors with its two DVI connectors for use on your monitor or HDTV. Regularly $139.99, now only $99.99* after $10 rebate (expires 03/31/10) and $30 instant savings.

SAVE $50 – FREE Shipping – Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300. Get a high speed processor for your demanding programs. This has a 2.50GHz clock speed for a 1333MHz FSB (front system bus). This is a Quad Core processor for “original equipment manufacturers” (OEM). That means it costs a lot less because it doesn’t come in a colorful box like you’d see on the shelf. Uses a Socket 775 connector. $149.99* after $40 MIR, rebate expires 03/15/10.

Coupon Code for Samsung HDTVs from TigerDirect

Oh, you have no idea how miserable 2010 has been for me, friends! Respiratory problem since early December — all the way through the holidays — then my car was hit by a drunk driver on New Year’s Eve. I suffered a dislocated index finger when my air bag deployed. The car, despite being drivable, has suffered damage which exceeds its value, so the insurance company will be taking it away. Then I got a ear/nose/throat infection, and had an allergic reaction to my antibiotic, Levaquin, which caused me difficulty in breathing. So now I am on three antibiotics, a steroid for the swelling, and Prilosec to avoid getting ulcers from it all.

But here I am.

One of the first things I’d like to tell you about is am inexpensive computer system which I built for a friend. I’ll be sharing those details with you tomorrow. It’s an Intel Dual Core system with Quad Core capability, a 500 GB SATA hard drive (storage), a DVD burner, 2 GB of RAM (memory) and Windows 7 64-bit for the operating system. All done for less than $450. Check back tomorrow.

For now check out these LCD and LED HDTV offers from Tigerdirect. (I am constantly on the lookout for new audio video equipment. I’ve been playing with my old gear this past weekend.)

“SAMSUNG” EXCLUSIVE COUPON OFFER
Promo code DXZ373 is entered at checkout
SAVE $1150 and get free shipping. Offer expires Jan. 31, 2010.

Samsung 55″ Touch of Color 55 inch LCD HDTV. This is the model LN55B650 from Samsung. A full 1080p High Definition TV with a sharp 100,000 to 1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio for brilliant whites and deep, dark blacks. On the back you’ll find 4 HDMI connectors for connecting the audio and video with one cable from your DVD, Blu-ray player, camcorder, and gaming systems. The HDMI connectors are much simpler than the old triple connectors (1 video, 2 audio).

With the LN55B650 you get advanced new connectivity that includes InfoLink feeds, real-time stock quotes, weather updates, news articles and more straight to your screen. It also Auto Motion Plus technology that keeps brilliant full High Definition action running smooth. It’s innovative Touch of Color design complements any room décor, and its multiple inputs will let you add such digital devices as a Blu-ray Disc player, camcorder and gaming system.

Price: $1649.99 after using promo code DXZ373 at checkout.

Also check out the $1,300 in savings and free shipping on the Samsung 55″ LED HDTV UN55B8000! Only $2,499.99 after using PROMO CODE SNH361.

Save 30% on all TV remotes and home theater in a box

Now you can save 30% on all TV remotes and home theater in a box with coupon code 0907K09NFD9Z0N from now until March 12, 2009. This offer is brought to you by Dell.

Remotes

harmony88You can save on remotes such as the Logitech Harmony 880 (shown). The Harmony 880 features plug-and-play USB connectivity for easy programability and setup, 53 top-mounted hard buttons and 8 on-screen activity buttons, and an interactive display which keeps you  informed of what is going on. You can use the 8 On-screen activity buttons with Smart State Technology to watch movies, listen to music, or enjoy your favorite TV shows. You can also integrate up to 15 devices including HDTVs, DVR Systems, DVD, CD players, VCRs, PVRs, cable or satellite boxes, speaker systems and more. It also includes a sleek docking station that keeps the remote fully charged.

Home Theater in a Box

Assembling the parts for a home theater system can be a daunting task., but Dell simplifies the process with their Home Theater Selector tool. It takes you step by step through the process. It starts by asking what room will your theater system be in, what are the lighting conditions, and where will the screen be. The it shows you some component recommendations based upon your answers.

Year End Specials at Buy.com

Here are some year end savings that were sent to me by Buy.com.  That’s Buy.com, and not BestBuy.com.  If you aren’t familiar with Buy.com, they are a Aliso Viejo, California based company, and they were rated as one of the Top 50 online shopping experiences in 2007. I have purchased from them several times for digital photo printers, DVDs, and more.

Books

First thing I noticed were their savings on some best selling books. I know your fist thought when it comes to books is Amazon.com, but Buy.com is telling me that these titles are eligible for free shipping, so you may very well find that you’ll save more at Buy.com on these titles.

2666

2666 by Roberto Bolano
Eligible for FREE SHIPPING
Buy.com Price: $19

racingThe Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
Eligible for FREE SHIPPING
Buy.com Price: $14.66. You Save: $9.29

edgarThe Story of Edgar Sawtelle (Oprah’s Book Club) by David Wroblewski
Eligible for FREE SHIPPING
Buy.com Price: $14.98. You Save: $10.97

warrenThe Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life by Alice Schroeder. Eligible for FREE SHIPPING
Buy.com Price: $20.49. You Save: $14.51

foreverwarThe Forever War by Dexter Filkins
Eligible for FREE SHIPPING
Buy.com Price: $14.85. You Save: $10.15

Other Savings

  • Year-end Bags Blowout! Save up to 67% on select bags and notebook cases! exp 01/31/09
  • Hit DVD Blow-out starting at only $5! Get the Devil Wears Prada, Futurama, Little Miss Sunshine, Juno and more! exp 01/31/09

New Customer Coupons

If you’ve never bought from Buy.com before, you might try the links below to search for items in other areas of their stores. These links will provide you with extra savings at checkout. These links are good until January 31, 2009. I’m not sure if they are stackable with the offers above.

  • $10 off $200 All Stores
  • $5 off $100 or more in ALL Stores!
  • $10 off $200 valid in our Computers, Software, Home Networking, Digital Cameras and Electronic Stores!
  • $5 OFF $100 Coupon in our Electronics Store!
  • $10 OFF $200 Coupon in our Computer Store!
  • $5 OFF the purchase of $75 valid in our Music, Movies and Games Stores!
  • $10 OFF $100 Coupon in our Bags, Sports, and Toy Stores!
  • $5 off $50 Bags Coupon!
  • $5 OFF $100 Coupon in our Software Store!