JUST IN: HP Color LaserJet Pro M277dw network office multifunction

HP Color LaserJet Pro M277dw MFP all-in-one multifunction Medford ORPrint, scan, copy, or fax from anywhere on your office network with the HP Color LaserJet Pro M277dw

This robust office workhorse is a new arrival here at Connecting Point. For a multifunction color laser printer/scanner/copier/fax with this much capability, it’s surprising how small a footprint it has. Connect via Wi-Fi or ultrafast Gigabit Ethernet (and it also has a USB port for direct connection). The HP Color LaserJet Pro M277dw also boasts auto-duplexing, allowing unattended double-sided printing and copying – which, combined with its low cost-per-page, saves you both time and money.

In stock now. $399.99 ($14 per month on approved credit)

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Printer, copier, scanner, and fax
  • Up to 19 copies/pages per minute black and color; first page out in as little as 11.5 seconds black, 13 seconds color
  • 600 x 600 dpi, with HP ImageREt 3600 enhancement
  • Scan (24-bit color/8-bit grayscale/up to 1200 dpi), copy, or fax
  • Built-in 50-sheet Automatic Document Feeder (ADF)
  • Three-inch touchscreen Color Graphic Display
  • Maximum monthly duty cycle up to 30,000 pages; recommended volume 250 to 2500 pages per month
  • USB 2.0; Gigabit Ethernet; 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi; AirPrint; HP ePrint
  • Mac and Windows compatible

Apple revamps iPad lineup, including price drops

Apple iPad lineup, available from Connecting Point Medford OR

Today, Apple announced changes to its popular iPad lineup.

Some older models were phased out, a new model was introduced, and in some cases prices shifted significantly downward.

Here are today’s iPad family announcements, in a nutshell:

  • The iPad Air 2 product line is gone.
  • In its place, Apple is introducing a new 9.7-inch model, called simply “iPad.” Prices now start at $329.99 for a 32GB Wi-Fi only model (down from $399.99 for the iPad Air 2 counterpart it replaces). Other configurations include a 32GB Wi-Fi+Cellular model for $459.99, a 128GB Wi-Fi version for $429.99, and a 128GB Wi-Fi+Cellular model for $559.99. This new iPad is available in Silver, Gold, or Space Gray. We will begin accepting orders for iPad beginning this Friday (March 24th, 2017).
  • The iPad mini 2 line is also gone, and prices for the iPad mini 4 have dropped. iPad mini 4 is now available in just a 128GB configuration, with a Wi-Fi only version selling for $399.99, and the cellular version for $529.99. Color choices are Silver, Gold, and Space Gray.
  • The iPad Pro lines remain unchanged.

For complete specifications, pricing, and ordering info, visit our iPad lineup page here.

It’s Connecting Point’s UN-BLACK FRIDAY SALE, all weekend long! (Nov. 25-27, 2016)

It’s Connecting Point’s UN-BLACK FRIDAY SALE, all weekend long! (Nov. 25-27, 2016)

Connecting Point's UN-Black Friday Sale 2016This season is supposed to be about more than scoring the best deal. Peace on Earth, goodwill toward all, anyone? So we’re not playing that game. First, we’re not going to be open on Thanksgiving Day. That’s so unfair to our employees and their families. Second, we’ll be opening at our regular time, 9am, on Friday morning. And third, we aren’t going to make you surrender your dignity by waiting in long lines for a limited supply of…something or other. Sure, we’ll have some great stuff on sale, but we’ll be offering them all weekend long (11/25 – 11/27/16). And if we run out, we’ll offer you a raincheck. So hit those other places first, then stop by Connecting Point to decompress. The music will be soft, the cookies sweet, the beverages refreshing.

We invite you to come on in! We’ve got some pretty great offers and gift ideas waiting. Click here to discover more…

Deal of the Week | Actiontec ScreenBeam Pro Wireless Display Receiver $39.99 (reg. $199)

Deal of the Week | Actiontec ScreenBeam Pro Wireless Display Receiver $39.99 (reg. $199)

BANNER-DOTW_yellow_reflect_640x160Actiontec ScreenBeam Pro Business Edition $39.99 (reg. $199.99)THIS WEEK: Actiontec ScreenBeam Pro Business Edition $39.99 (reg. $199.99)

The First and Only Gen 5 Intel Pro WiDi Certified Wireless Display Receiver Available Today! Specifically designed for business environments, ScreenBeam Pro Business Edition allows compatible mobile devices to wirelessly display any content on a TV or projector within seconds. Share whatever is on your mobile device (presentations, documents, spreadsheets, videos, websites, apps, photos, etc.) with everyone else in the room. And ScreenBeam Pro Business Edition supports all the key manageability and security features that IT departments need.

As this week’s DOTW, we’ve slashed the price from $199.99 to an insanely low $39.99.

UPDATE FRIDAY, AUGUST 19TH, 3:15 PM: Sorry, we are SOLD OUT of this week’s DOTW.


SPECIFICATIONS

  • Video: H.264 compression with up to full 1080p30 resolution
  • Audio: LPCM and AAC formats, with support for 5.1 surround sound
  • A/V Interface: HDMI Type-A female connector (optional VGA adapter sold separately)
  • Wireless: 802.11 a/b/g/n Dual-band 2.4 & 5GHz; WPA2, WPS virtual PBC, AES 128-bit
  • Content Protection: HDCP 2.x for HDMI

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

  • Windows 7, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10 operating system
  • 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i3/i5/i7 Mobile and Desktop Processor or later
  • Intel® HD Graphics or Intel® Iris™ Graphics, with version 15.36.x.x driver or later
  • Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 3160, Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260, Intel® Dual Band Wireless-N 7260, Intel® Wireless-N 7260, Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265, or Intel® Dual Band Wireless-N 7265 wireless adapter, with version 17.13.x.x driver or later

This offer runs from Friday, August 19th through Thursday, August 25th, 2016, or while supplies last. Sorry, no rain checks.

Apple introduces 9.7-inch iPad Pro, iPhone SE, and four OS updates

Apple introduces 9.7-inch iPad Pro, iPhone SE, and four OS updates

iPad Pro 9.7-inch, available in four colorsAt a special event in Cupertino this week, Apple unveiled the 9.7-inch iPad Pro and the 4-inch iPhone SE, while also rolling out free updates to all four of its operating systems. The new iPad and iPhone offer most of the functionality of the current iPad and iPhone models without being so large. On the software side, the updates to iOS 9.3 and tvOS 9.2 add significant features, whereas OS X 10.11.4 and watchOS 2.2 mostly fix bugs.

Apple iPad Pro familyMany people have found last year’s 12.9-inch iPad Pro with its optional Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard useful as a productivity machine, but for others, it’s too ungainly to hold or too expensive. That was the impetus behind the just-announced 9.7-inch iPad Pro, which meets or exceeds many of the larger model’s specs.

For instance, the smaller model’s screen can display more colors and adjusts its white balance to match the ambient light in the room. Its cameras are notably better — the rear camera is 12 megapixels instead of 8 and has a True Tone flash, while the front camera is 5 megapixels instead of 1.2 and can use the screen as a flash. Plus, the new iPad Pro can record 4K video instead of just 1080p.

On the downside, the 9.7-inch iPad Pro’s A9X chip is somewhat slower, it has half the RAM, and its Lightning port transfers data at only USB 2 speeds. But if the size is right for you, prices start at $599 for 32 GB of storage and go up to $899 for 256 GB. It will be available in April in four colors: silver, gold, space gray, and rose gold. Cases and accessories designed to fit the iPad Air should work with the 9.7-inch iPad Pro.

Apple Smart Keyboard for iPad ProSpeaking of accessories, Apple has a new Smart Keyboard sized for the new iPad Pro, and the Apple Pencil works perfectly with it. There’s also a new Lightning to USB Camera Adapter that’s useful not just for syncing cameras but also for using USB peripherals like Ethernet adapters, audio interfaces, card readers, and microphones.

With the iPhone SE, Apple is trying to meet the needs of customers for whom the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are too large. The iPhone SE returns to the iPhone 5 form factor, with a 4-inch screen and aluminum case. Otherwise, its specs are nearly identical to those of the iPhone 6s, with comparable performance. It fails to match up to the current iPhone lineup only in the lack of the 3D Touch technology, the Taptic Engine that provides feedback you can feel, and slower wireless networking. It’s either $399 or $499, with 16 GB or 64 GB of storage, and comes in the usual four colors. Cases and stands for the iPhone 5 should work with the iPhone SE.

Apple took the opportunity to release free updates to all its software platforms too. iOS 9.3 was the most significant, providing Wi-Fi calling for Verizon Wireless customers, improving sharing of Live Photos, adding two-factor authentication for all iCloud accounts, and more. The marquee addition is Night Shift, which adjusts the color temperature of your screen at night, reducing the amount of blue light emitted to make it easier to fall asleep.

iOS apps that received welcome updates include Notes, which can now password-protect notes and import from Evernote, and iBooks, which can now sync PDFs to other devices via iCloud. The Podcasts app can show full-screen video again, Wallet works better with reward cards, Maps has enhanced public transit info, and News boasts a better For You section along with a Top Stories category.

Apple TV 4th GenFor those with a fourth-generation Apple TV, tvOS 9.2 is a big deal, with better scrubbing through video with the Siri Remote, new Home screen folders, a redesigned app switcher to match iOS, Bluetooth keyboard support, text input via dictation, and initial support for both iCloud Photo Library and Live Photos.

OS X 10.11.4 El Capitan and watchOS 2.2 offer mostly bug and security fixes, although OS X’s Notes and iBooks apps received the same improvements as the iOS versions, and sharing of Live Photos works better as well.

All these operating system updates are free, but it’s worth waiting a few days to make sure early adopters don’t suffer any ill effects. As always, if you’re concerned about updating your hardware, come in and talk to us!


AVAILABILITY: iPad Pro 9.7-inch is available to ORDER NOW. (Shipments will begin next month.)

Download our all-new Winter 2015 Apple Product Guide

Download our all-new Winter 2015 Apple Product Guide

Connecting Point Winter 2015 Apple Product GuideColor photos, descriptions, and prices on the entire family of great Apple products: Mac, iPad, iPod, Apple TV, and more. Zero in on your holiday gift options with the help of this handy reference.

Just click the above photo or here to begin your download. (It’s in PDF form.)

If you’d prefer a hard copy, you may just drop by our store and grab one.

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