Thursday, February 28, 2008

Noisy Shopper: Pentax K20D, Dell Vostro, Pre-orders & more

We start this installment with an affordable notebook. This is not be a Photoshop workhorse laptop, but rather more of a utility laptop for logistical tasks: Save $135! Get the VOSTRO™ 1000 LAPTOP for ONLY $419! But that's not all. As part of this promo the Vostro 1400, 1500 and 1700 along Latitude D630 and D830 are offered. And for those allergic to Vista, some of the models are offering with Windows XP.

The Sony H10 is moving on up in Amazon pre-orders, listed at $300. This is Sony's second attempt at the "fun zoom" segment. For more pre-orders, be sure to check our 2008 Pre-Ordering Centre. No smooth jazz played in the background however :)

Meanwhile the lovely Canon SD1100 IS blue has started shipping on Amazon via 47th Street Photo at the list price of $250. Does the name sound familiar? It was just reviewed at dpreview!

Continuing to generate buzz are the first shipments of the Pentax K20D at Amazon. The Pentax K20D is also shipping from B&H Photo, and Adorama, and for those with a west-coast-bias. OneCall is located in the state of Washington.

The Sigma SD14 body only is shipping from Cameta upon Amazon for $600. As you may recall, a Sigma exec told Amateur Pho UK a few days ago that a new Sigma SD15 is coming in 2008. Unlike Leica, he hasn't been fired yet - as far as we know that is :)

And here is something that encourages pixel-peeping: A 24" Sceptre Widescreen LCD Monitor with 2ms response time, 4000:1 contrast ratio, 1920x1200 pixel-peeping dots, black finish,and $300 after a $50 mail-in rebate (expires 2/29/08) at Tigerdirect.

And we conclude this episode with the camera that finished second in the shootout with the Hello Kitty VX 43200 VZi SuperZoom QVGA Lite Elite ;-) The Nikon D300 with the 18-135 DX lens, now at $2025, by Cameta Cameras upon Amazon.

Want more? Be sure to check our previous editions of the Noisy Shopper.

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