As Xavier mentioned in his hands on look at the new Dell Inspiron 14z it's almost time for the Christmas shopping season. For dealseekers that means but one thing, Black Friday! It's only September but there's already a collection of 2009 Black Friday Predictions to help you make your shopping lists.
Acer's dropped the prices of its Aspire One netbook by $50, lowering the starting price to just $329. As the market for netbooks or "companion notebooks" heats up we should see more manufacturers launching sub-$350 computers.
Lenovo's IdeaPad S10 was on display at the Intel Developer's Forum in San Francisco today and we got a full demo. The S10 is well built and has a lot of features not found on other netbooks in its price range. The IdeaPad S10 is now available for order from $429.
The Acer Aspire One is now available from U.S. retailers including Amazon.com, Buy.com, NewEgg.com and many others. If you're thinking of buying an ASUS Eee PC 901, MSI Wind or an HP 2133 you should definitely take a look at the Acer Aspire One.
The Zonbu notebook is designed to be energy efficient and low maintainence, thanks to automatic system updates and a paid subscription service. The Zonbu notebook starts at just $279 if you're willing to commit to a two-year, $14.95 per month subscription fee.
Cheap notebooks are wildly popular, all you have to do is look at the stir Black Friday notebooks and the OLPO XO Laptop. The ASUS Eee PC is just making its way off the assembly line and Asustek's CEO is already predicting that his company will out-pace its goal of selling 3.8 million of the $400-ish laptops by the end of next year.
CompUSA is discounting the Sony VAIO VGN-NR140E/S to $549.99 on Black Friday, a $250 discount. The NR140E/S is a retail version of the VAIO NR series, which is the cheapest line of notebooks Sony's ever produced.
Wal-Mart is getting a jump start on the holidays, teasing customers with a $348 laptop that will be available this Friday. Those of you who've been waiting for Black Friday to get a cheap computer can get a jump start and score a decent notebook early.