TRADE-IN: Dell XPS L702X notebook for $399.99

Dell XPS 702X notebook with 17-inch display, Core i5 processorClean, fully functional Dell XPS L702X notebook with 17-inch display, Core i5 processor, six gigs of memory, and a 750GB hard drive. It includes the AC adapter and its original box. Over $1000 new; selling for $399.99. More info…

UPDATE SUNDAY, JUNE 9, 2013: This notebook has been sold.

Deal of the Week | Apr. 19, 2013: PC Game Collections on 2GB USB Flash Drives for $4.99 ea.

PC Game Packs on USB Drives for $4.99 eachIt’s Friday – and the weekend beckons.

Wouldn’t it be cool to have a bunch of new PC games to try out? And wouldn’t it be even cooler if these game collections came on a reusable 2GB USB flash drive, so you can install it on computers without an optical drive (like netbooks and ultrabooks)?

And wouldn’t it be cool if you could pick up these game packs for less than five bucks? Heck, that’s a great price for a completely blank 2GB flash drive. So even if you find you don’t care for a single one of the games, just erase it and use it for other stuff. Because flash drives? Always handy.

We’re not playing games here – grab these while you can for an amazing $4.99 apiece. Find out the nitty gritty details here.

Deal of the Week | Mar. 22, 2013: USB-Powered Color-Cycling LED Stars for $4.99

USB-Powered Chain of Color-Cycling LED StarsYou probably spend a lot of time on or around your computer. Your workspace is an important part of your life, so why not make it as comfortable and attractive as possible? And what better way to enhance your computer environment than with a chain of cool color-cycling LED stars? They plug right into any open USB port – no batteries or AC adapter required. And at a price just south of five bucks, you can afford to buy several – to give away as gifts to friends, relatives, co-workers, bosses, and random strangers.

Find out all about this week’s DOTW here.

Deal of the Week | Mar. 15, 2013: USB Circus Cannon with Three Rockets, Circus Net for $7.99

USB Circus Cannon with three rockets and circus netReady. Aim. Fire!

Most of the time, our DOTWs are geared toward helping you get things done faster, or better, or cleaner. They’re productivity aids or device enhancements – aiming to help you and your computer be all you can be.

Not this week. This week, we’re bringing you a small, gaudily-colored circus cannon that plugs into your USB port. A circus cannon you can aim and fire using your keyboard, your mouse, or (if you have one) your joystick. It fires three foam-tipped rockets up to 10 feet, at velocities exceeding what you might reasonably expect. And it serves absolutely no useful purpose, other than having fun.

And that’s OK.

Find out all about it here.

Deal of the Week | Mar. 8, 2013: Large-Print Glow-in-the-Dark USB Keyboard for $9.99

Klear Keys XL Glow-in-the-Dark USB KeyboardLooking for a high-quality, spill-resistant, full-size 104-key USB keyboard that works with pretty much any recent model computer? How much would you pay? $20? $30? What if the keys were printed in high-contrast black-on-green, with incredibly easy-to-read oversize letters? $50? $60?

What if the dagnabbed thing glowed in the dark?

Well, this week, you can get such a keyboard, which normally retails for $49.99, for an almost criminally cheap $9.99. Find out all about this week’s DOTW here.

Connecting Point ONLINE launches Windows 8 Resource Center

Windows 8 Resource Center at Connecting Point Computer CentersSince Microsoft rolled it out last fall, we’ve seen a lot of customers struggling  with the transition to Windows 8. It’s a big departure from earlier versions of Windows, with a far steeper learning curve. That being said, Windows 8 is a powerful, secure, and flexible OS, one well worth getting to know – and master.

To help with that, we’ve added a new “wing” to our website: a Windows 8 Resource Center, with FAQs, upgrade prices, system requirements, along with links to useful articles and tutorials. Don’t put off learning Window 8 any longer – check out our Windows 8 Resource Center today.

Deal of the Week | Feb. 8th, 2013: appleJuce Screen & Device Cleaner (travel size) for 99 cents

appleJuce Screen & Device Cleaner - Travel Size 99 cents

I’ve got 99 cents, and my stains are gone.

For this week’s DOTW, we’ve got a safe, organic, and apple-scented solution for smudged, stained, or downright dirty screens, keyboards, phones, TVs, MP3 players, game consoles, iPads – pretty much all of your electronic devices. It’s appleJuce, the ultimate electronic cleaner and polish. And we’re offering it in a convenient keychain pump – it even comes with a cleaning cloth attached. You can take it anywhere.

This travel-sized appleJuce Keychain Pump & Cleaning Cloth normally sells for $2.99, but this week – while supplies last – it’s a temptingly low 99 cents.

Read more about this week’s DOTW here.

Large-format window graphics installed at Medford store

Large-format Apple-themed window graphics Connecting Point Medford Oregon

Their eyes almost seem to follow you…

These were installed earlier this afternoon, providing a dramatic facelift to our Medford storefront. They’re printed on mesh film, so you can still see through them from the inside.

Thanks to Medford’s own CDS Publications for production, and to contractor Dan Fair for the installation.