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New Release. Apple announced today the new ultrathin Apple Macbook 12" Laptop. It weighs 2 lbs. and measures just 13.1mm (0.5") thin versus the 11.6" MacBook Air which is 17.3mm (0.68"). By comparison, Lenovo's latest Yoga 3 Pro is also 0.5" thin.

The 12" Retina display has edge-to-edge cover glass and 2304 x 1440 resolution. The processor is the new energy-efficient Intel Core M with battery life up to 9 to 10 hours. Another new feature is the USB-C port, which is about 1/3rd the size of regular USB and gives you power, data transfer, DisplayPort, HDMI and VGA capabilities.

The new 12" Macbook Retina will ship on April 10th in silver, space gray or gold starting at $1299.

Other announcements:

The previously announced Apple Watch will be available for pre-order on April 10th in three collections starting at $349 for the 38mm case (Sport model) and $399 for the 42mm case (Sport model).

Apple also cut the price of their aging Apple TV (3rd Generation) from $99 to $69.
Retail: $1299
Today only. Dell Financial Services is taking 40% off any item with coupon code MARCHMAD40 [Exp 3/25]. Code cannot be combined with any other coupon.

Very rare no minimum amount/order type requirement from Dell Financial Services, which offers refurbished laptops, desktops, servers and monitors. Shipping is free with the same code.

Their best offer since Cyber Monday.
Dell Business has the Dell Latitude 14 7000 Series (E7450) 5th Generation Intel Core i5 14.0" Ultrabook Laptop for $1169 - $420 off with coupon code 5FRTQX9LG$GFLX [Exp 4/6] = $749 with free shipping. Windows 7 Professional (64-bit) installed but includes Win 8.1 Pro license and media.

(You can downgrade the OS or add a free Dell E1914H 19" monitor, but the coupon only works on the default configuration.)

The Latitude 7000 series is the business-class, premium line introduced in 2013. It's 0.8" thick, 3.6 lbs. and has three USB 3.0 ports, HDMI and mini DP outputs.

  • Intel Core i5-5300U 2.3GHz, 4GB DDR3L, 500GB SSHD
  • 14.0" matte LED (1366x768), 802.11ac, BT 4.0 LE
  • Retail: $1670
    Dell has the new Dell Alienware 17-R2 4th Generation Intel Core i7 Quad-Core 17.3" Gaming Laptop, Epic Silver (2015 model) for $1500 - 10% off with coupon code ?4ZG11G3WRVBT3 [Exp 3/30] = $1350 with free shipping. 64-bit Windows 8.1 installed.

    This coupon requires new Dell Advantage membership (free for anyone to join).

  • Intel Core i7-4710MQ Quad 2.5GHz, 8GB DDR3L, 1TB HDD
  • 17.3" LED (1920x1080), 3GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M
  • 4-Zone multi-color keyboard, 802.11ac, BT 4.1, 8-cell Li-ion
  • $1479 Retail: $1500
    Ends 3/30 at 5AM PT. Dell has the Dell Inspiron 14 3000 Series Bay Trail Dual-Core 14" Laptop on sale for $230 - 10% off with coupon code ?4ZG11G3WRVBT3 [Exp 3/30] = $207 with free shipping. 64-bit Windows 8.1 installed.

    This coupon requires new Dell Advantage membership (free for anyone to join).

  • Intel Celeron N2840 2.16GHz, 2GB DDR3L, 500GB HDD
  • 14.0" LED (1366x768), Intel HD graphics, 802.11b/g/n, BT 4.0
  • $250 Retail: $282
    Amazon has the Toshiba Satellite C55D-B5351 PSCN4U-01K002 AMD A8-Series Quad Core 15.6" LED Laptop for $270 with free shipping. Sells for $396+ elsewhere. Weighs 4.9 lbs and measures 1.1" thin.

  • AMD A8-6410 Quad 2.0GHz, 4GB DDR3 RAM, 500GB HDD
  • 1366x768 LED-backlit, Radeon R5 graphics, Win 8.1 x64
  • Retail: $400
    $15 price drop! Oakley Vault has the Oakley Icon Pack 3.0 Backpack (cinnamon) on sale for $60 with free shipping. Abrasion-resistant pack has compression molded back panel and a padded side-access sleeve for laptops up to 15".

  • Oakley Base Load Pack 2.0 for $23 shipped
  • $105 Retail: $150
    Update: Downgrade from Win 7 Pro to Windows 8.1 to reach $644 - $100 off w/ code $BX8QWH7V$XDD6 [Exp 3/20] = $544 with free shipping. Thanks, pete023!

    Dell Business has the new Dell Latitude 14 3000 Series (3450) 5th Generation Intel Core i5 14.0" Laptop on sale for $679 - extra $100 off with coupon code $BX8QWH7V$XDD6 [Exp 3/20] = $579 with free shipping. Windows 7 Professional (64-bit) installed but includes Win 8.1 Pro license and media.

  • Intel Core i5-5200U Dual-Core 2.2GHz, 4GB DDR3L, 500GB HDD
  • 14.0" matte LED (1366x768), 8X DVD+/-RW, 802.11n, BT 4.0
  • Retail: $970
    Best Buy has the Lenovo G50 - 80E3016QUS AMD Quad Core 15.6" Notebook for $340 with free shipping. Windows 8.1 64-bit installed. Weighs 4.6 lbs. and measures 1" thin.

  • AMD Quad-Core A6-6310 1.8GHz, 8GB DDR3L, 1TB HDD
  • AMD Radeon R4 graphics, 15.6" LED (1366x768), 802.11b/g/n
  • $408 Retail: $450
    Best Buy has the Apple Macbook Air 13.3" 4th Generation Core i5 Notebook, MD760LL/B (early 2014) for $800 with free with free shipping. Mac OS X 10.10 or OS X 10.9 installed.

    The MBA received a minor CPU bump for 2014, but otherwise pretty much the same as the 2013 model.

  • Intel Core i5-4260U 1.4GHz, 4GB DDR3, 128GB SSD
  • 13.3" (1440 x 900), Intel HD 5000, 802.11ac, BT 4.0, Thunderbolt
  • $819 Retail: $999
    Dell Business has the new Dell Inspiron 15 5000 (5548) 5th Generation Core i5 15.6" Laptop, Non-Touch (2015 model) for $599 - $100 off with coupon code VHXJMGZ7N1XF0N [Exp 4/3 at 5AM PT] = $499 with free shipping. Weighs 5.7 lbs. Windows 7 Professional (64-bit) installed but includes Win 8.1 Pro license and media.

  • Intel Core i5-5200U 2.2GHz, 8GB DDR3L, 1TB HDD
  • Intel HD 5500, 15.6" LED (1366x768), 802.11ac, BT 4.0
  • $625 Retail: $935
    Lenovo has the Lenovo Z50 - 59436278 4th Generation Intel Core i7 15.6" Laptop on sale for $649 - $70 off with coupon code USPZ578326 [Exp 4/3] = $579 with free shipping. Slim 1" chassis, weighing 5.3 lbs.

  • Intel Core i7-4510U 2.0GHz, 8GB DDR3L RAM, 1TB HDD
  • NVIDIA GeForce 820M 2GB, 15.6" FHD 1920x1080, Win 8.1
  • DVD+/-RW, Bluetooth v4.0, Intel Dual Band AC 3160, 4-cell
  • Lenovo Z50 4th Gen i7 2GB Graphics 1080p 15.6\" Laptop $579 at Lenovo
    Ben's best silver award
    $725 Retail: $1100
    Microsoft Store has the new Dell Inspiron 13 (i7347-10051sLV) 7000 Series 4th Generation Core i5 1080p 13.3" Signature Edition 2-in-1 Laptop / Tablet (2014 model) on sale for $599 with free shipping. Choose "PC only".

    Microsoft's "Signature Edition" systems are bloatware-free.

  • Intel Core i5-4210U 1.7GHz, 8GB RAM, 500GB HDD
  • Intel HD 4400, 13.3" touch IPS LED (1920 x 1080)
  • 802.11ac dual-band, Bluetooth 4.0, HDMI, Win 8.1 x64
  • $690 Retail: $990
    Newegg has the Timbuk2 Slide 15" Laptop Backpack (Black/Carbon Ripstop) for $30 - $5 off with coupon code EMCAPNV56 [Exp 4/2] = $25 with free shipping. Features tricot fabric lining and weatherproof headphone port.
    Retail: $79
    Newegg has the Timbuk2 Uptown 17" Laptop TSA-Friendly Backpack (Truffle) for $40 with free shipping. Features TSA compliant external laptop compartment. Fits up to 17" MacBook Pro.
    $66 Retail: $119
    Best Buy has the Toshiba C55D-B5308 Satellite AMD Dual Core 1GHz 15.6" LED Laptop for $200 with free shipping or free in-store pickup. Weighs 4.9 lbs.

  • AMD Dual Core E1-2100 1GHz, 4GB DDR3 RAM, 500GB HDD
  • 1366x768 LED-backlit, Radeon HD 8210 Graphics, Win 8.1
  • $250 Retail: $350
    Lenovo has the Lenovo Y40-80 5th Gen Core i7 8GB 1080p 14.0" Laptop (80FA002CUS) for $749 - $120 off with coupon code USPY4CUS326 [Exp 4/3] = $629 with free shipping.

    This model has 1TB storage vs. 500GB we've seen in previous posts.

  • Intel Core i7-5500U 2.4GHz, 8GB DDR3L; 1TB + 8GB SSHD
  • 2GB AMD Radeon R9 M275, 14.0" LED (1920x1080), Win 8.1 x64
  • $749 Retail: $1250
    Newegg has the refurbished Dell Precision M6600 2nd Generation Core i7 Windows 7 Pro 17.3" Laptop for $750 with free shipping. Includes 3 years of Dell ProSupport with on-site service. Windows 7 Professional 64-bit installed.

  • Intel Core i7-2620M Dual-Core 2.7GHz, 8GB DDR3, 480GB HDD/SSD
  • 17.3" matte LED (1920x1080), NVIDIA Quadro 3000M GPU, 802.11n
  • Retail: $2926
    Extended through today. Groupon has the ASUS Chromebook C300MA-EDU Dual-Core SSD 13.3" Laptop (black) for $200 - $20 off with coupon code MEGA3 [Exp 3/24] = $180 with free shipping. Measures 0.9" thin and weighs 3.1 lbs.

  • Intel Celeron N2830 Dual-Core 2.16Ghz, 4GB DDR3, 32GB SSD
  • 13.3" LED (1366x768), Intel HD graphics, 802.11ac, Chrome OS
  • $360 Retail: $329
    Best Buy has the Acer Chromebook CB3-111-C8UB Dual-Core SSD 11.6" Laptop (Moonstone White) on sale for $149 with free shipping or free in-store pickup. Battery life in real-world use is around 6 to 8 hours.

  • Intel Celeron N2830 Dual-Core 2.16GHz, 2GB DDR3L, 16GB eMMC
  • 11.6" LED (1366x768), Intel HD graphics, 802.11ac, Chrome OS
  • $182 Retail: $200
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