Monday, April 14, 2008

A trio of laptop temptations tantalizes Staples buyers!

Oh my what a title :) But it is true, the three laptops included in the Sunday paper circular ad for Staples are tempting! Yes, they are! And here they are, more details as always at Staples.com, which uses Shop Local to match zip codes with specials.

Okay, enough of that, first up at the price of $450 after a $30 Easy Rebate, we find the Compaq Presario F761nr, another F-series notebook from Compaq, which is on the value and affordable side. As you can expect at under $500, you are not going to get the world, but this is certainly not a toy laptop! It is powered by the AMD Athlon 64 X2 DC TK-57 processor, 1gb of ddr2 memory, 160gb hard disk, super multi format dvd burner, 15.4" widescreen, built-in memory card reader (five in one) and built-in webam, and Vista Premium. Not bad for the price!!! What else can you ask for? Well, other than XP :)

The next laptop is geared towards people who enjoy 17" laptops. Why? Because it has a 17" widescreen :) It is the HP Pavilion dv9810us, and the price is $700 after a $50 Easy Rebate. Easy Rebate are Staples house rebates that can be submitted online without the hassle of mailing stuff and cutting upc bar codes. But as always, be sure to read the instructions, and the terms/conditions, and pay attention to deadlines and such.

Bu back to the dv9810us. It is powered by the AMD Turion TL-60 dual core, has 3gb of memory, 160gb hard disk, supermultiformat dvd burner with lightscribe, built-in webcam, and Vista. And of course the aforementioned 17" widescreen display that you can't miss because, well, it's big :)

Last but certainly not least, we find the Dell Inspiron 1420, priced at $750, and without any rebates. This is available in blue, black, red or pink depending on location and such. The processor is the Intel Centrino Core 2 T5500, with 3gb of memory, 250gb of hard disk, dvd burner of the supermulti variety, wireless, built-in webcam, and a 14.1" widescreen display for fans of mobility. The OS is course the adored Vista Premium.


Accessorize!
Staples is running a promotion where you can get a free HP printer with purchase of any notebook or desktop PC. Free after an Easy Rebate that is. The printer is the HP DJ D1455 model, which is obviously an inkjet printer. The Easy Rebate is $70, and after you submit and receive it, it will make your effective price $0. The out the door price is $70. Plus tax if applicable as always.

If you are a fan of Sony media, run to your local Staples, the 100-pack of the Sony DVD-R or DVD+R is on sale for $23. Most of these appear to be Made in Taiwan, but if you hit the lottery, you may find some Made in Japan.. They also have the 50-packs on sale for $13 each, making them 26c per blank disc, versus 23c per for the 100-pack.

Show me the way with a 19" Acer LCD monitor (model not named), yours for just $150 and that's without a rebate! The SKU is 668615, and it is a while-supplies-last feature. It has as expected 1440x900 resolution, and 5ms response time.

Color copies are 29c each, if you need color copies that is, while you can get a free PC Security Check through their Easy Tech Geek service. The free geek service is valid in-store only and includes a virus and spyware check, system analysis, risk management, and hard drive integrity checks.

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