Around the beginning of 2002, Powerpage (and I think a few other sites – Deal-Mac?) had a brief suggestion from a reader on how to get the new IBM Travelstar 60 notebook hard disk at a great discount: order from Dell (which listed the disk as a 60GB Inspiron disk). They had a 25% off coupon for home sales through the end of January, and another $25 off through January 15. Thus, a disk which had not yet been introduced – and would most likely be at least $499 – could be obtained for as low as $374.
Some photos of the new Sony Network Handycam IP55 based on the microMV format tapes. The camera looked great! The handle is solid and this second round of their cam is a big improvement over the first IP7. The IP55 Micro Cam goes on sale in Japan 25 April 2002. Read more for four pictures from Tokyo.
Some photos of the new Clie PEG-NR70V in Ginza, a shopping district in Tokyo. I waited in the 15-30 minute line to touch the damn thing… Read more for five new pictures direct from Tokyo.
After unsuccessfully attempting to take advantage of Dell’s 25% discount (mentioned on this site in early January), I finally purchased a Travelstar 60 from Googlegear.com. I paid US$420.99, it was in stock, and I received it this week.
I also bought a 2.5″ firewire drive housing from OWC, which I received a few days prior to getting the Travelstar. I took the 18 GB drive out of my G3/500 ‘Pismo’, and put it in the OWC case; I then got the Pismo running off the external FW drive with no internal drive installed! (it does make the Pismo lighter, but not by much.) Read more…