Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Hot Circuit City notebook deals for the Memorial Day week

This week's Circuit City circular ad features a number of laptop specials, and that is on top of the two day sale that Circuit City was running as part of their Memorial Day special sales.

A total of nine laptops are featured, and as usual, we start with the lowest prices first. Please note that Circuit City, unlike Best Buy and Office Max, utilizes mail-in rebates on some of their computer specials, so in order to get the lowest prices mentioned, you have to submit and receive your mail-in rebate if applicable.

Notebooks under $600
We start with the lovely Toshiba A205-S5831, going for $450 after a $50 mail-in rebate. This Satellite has just about everything you could ask from a sub-$500 laptop. 15.4" TruBrite widescreen? YES! DVD burner? YES! Wireless? YES! Dual core processor? YES, an Intel Pentium T2370. It also features 1gb of memory, 160gb hard disk, and Vista SP1, among many other things.

The next step up for those who want a little bit more of everything, is the Gateway M1624 at $580, which features 2gb of memory, 250gb hard disk, dvd burner with labelflash, 15.4" widescreen, wireless, and Vista SP1. The processor is an AMD Turion 64 X2 DC TL-60.

At exactly $600, and without rebates, we find the Toshiba Satellite A205-S5859. This Satellite orbits around a Centrino processor, 2gb memory, 250gb hard disk, alphabet soup wireless including NextGen N, dvd burner with labelflash, built-in webcam, 15.4" widescreen, Vista SP1 and lots more!

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Notebooks at $700 or more
Here we find our first 14.1" widescreen model, the Toshiba M305-S4819 at $700, no rebates. The 14.1" screen means more portability, but no sacrifizes in processing power as you get the Centrino processor, 2gb memory, 250gb hard disk, dvd burner with labelflash, wireless, built-in webcam, Vista SP1, and lots more!

HP has a similar laptop for $730 after a $50 mail-in rebate, the Pavilion dv6833us, a Circuit City exclusive model. The processor is Centrino, along with 3gb memory, 250gb hard disk, dvd burner with lightscribe, wireless (a/b/g/N), 15.4" bright view widescreen display, and Vista SP1.

From here we leap into another segment, where we find the HP dv6871us at $880 after a $50 mail-in rebate. This has a 15.4" widescreen display which is fueled by the NVidia GeForce 8400M GS graphics system which includes 256MB of dedicated video memory, a boost to anything that uses the video card :) The other specs include a Centrino processor, 3gb memory, 32g0b hard disk, dvd burner with lightscribe, alpahbet soup wireless (a/b/g/N), built-in webcam, Vista SP1, and lots more!

If you prefer your notebooks to twist and shout, you should play Beatles mp3s :) But you can also get a convertible notebook with a 12" touch screen, namely the HP tx2110us. The price is obviously higher than similarly speced notebooks, as you are getting the specialty convertible touchscreen. The price you ask $950 after a $50 mail-in rebate. The laptop itself is no slouch, don't let the small screen size fool you! It has an AMD Turion 64 X2 DC TL-62 processor, 3gb memory, 250gb hard disk, dvd burner with lightscribe, built-in finger print reader and webcam, wireless alphabet soup (a/b/g/N), and Vista SP1. Not bad actually if you must have a convertible touchscreen!

Laptops over $1000
And now to the four-figure club, where we find the Sony Vaio VGN-CR-420EL at $1100 and of course no rebates. Rebate marr Sony Style! This laptop emphasizes mobility with its 14.1" widescreen ECO display. Other specs include a Centrino processor, 3gb memory, 250gb hard disk, dvd burner, alphabet soup wireless (a/b/g/N), bluetooth, built-in webcam, and Vista SP1.

Last but certainly not least, at $1250 after a $50 mail-in rebate is the HP dv9830us. Why the high price? Well, this is a multimedia desktop replacement type with a 17" widescreen display. Also a Centrino processor, 4gb memory, 320gb hard disk, dvd burner with BluRay playback, built-in TV tuner, NVidia GeForce 8600M GS graphics with 512mb dedicated video memory, alphabet soup wireless (a/b/g/N), built-in webcam, and 64-bit Vista Premium SP1. Not bad eh? You want more, you pay for more!

Laptop and computer accessories
Of course once you buy a computer, the never-ending accessorizing cycle begins! And this is a good week for accessories at Circuit City, starting with the Swiss Gear Anthem 15.4" casual messenger bag going for $40 without rebates. It certainly looks nice!

Verge has a more traditional basic clamshell case that fits laptops with up to 17" screens for $20 after a $10 mail-in rebate. Not sure if this is 17" 4:3 or widescreen. The model is Verge VBASIC17. You can also get the Verge neoprene laptop sleeves in multiple colors, for $20 each, and no rebates!

The weather is heating up, so this is a good time to get your laptop a cooling fan, such as the Belkin F5L001 for $20, no rebates!

You can never have too many mice, because you never know when you might need an extra one or two, for the road or the office. The Microsoft wireless optical mouse is on sale for $20 - assuming you can stomach the MSFT brand :) If you want a step u, the Laptop Laser Mouse 7000 goes for $30 after a $20 mail-in rebate. It has 4-way scrolling, flip 3d, and magnifier features.

Another useful laptop accessories is an extra monitor to dock when you are planning ot use it at home or the office for an extended period of time. The prices start at $200 for a 19" LG widescreen monitor, model W1952TQTF, which features 2ms response time, and 5000:1 dynamic range. No rebates! This is a new model, and so is the 22" version which goes for $270, and it is model W2252TQTF.

Portable storage is another thing you can never have too much of, and such is the 8gb PNY USB 2.0 flash drive going for $38, without rebates. This is model PFD08GHSPFS. You can also get a 4gb Kingston for $23, also no rebates.

External USB hard disks are all the rage these days, available in multiple colors and shapes and starting as low as $120 for 250gb (Western Digital WDME2500TN). There's plenty more in the circular ad and a lot more on their site and stores. The circular goes as high as one terrabyte with the Western Digital WDH1U3200N, which sells for $220, no rebates!

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