Sunday, July 13, 2008

Office Depot specials from July 13 to 19

Office Depot goes on the attack, not just with the penny office suplies doorbusters, but also with a $450 laptop from Acer! It is the Extensa EX4420-5239 and this is a 14.1" widescreen laptop, not the heavier 15.4" model, which makes this price nice! It also has 2gb of ddr2 memory, 120gb hard disk, dvd burner, AMD TK-57 dual core processor, wireless, webcam and things like that. Check availability and more details using the Office Depot search box below!

Furniture, Technology & More!

Next we have the HP DV6910US going for $530 after two mail-in rebates totaling $170. That's a lot, so be sure to go in this deal whole-heartedly, otherwise you will be having rebate frustrations and nightmares. It has the AMD TL-60 dual core processor, with 3gb of memory, 200gb disk, dvd burner of course, 15,4" widescreen, webcam, wireless, and Bluetooth too!

Those two were the front page laptops, now let's move on to the laptops deep inside the circular ad, starting at $580 without any rebates (surprise-surprise) for the Gateway M6827, which includes an Intel T5750 Core2 Duo Centrino processor (oh what a name), 3gb of memory, 160gb disk, dvd burner of course, 15.4" widescreen, webcam and wireless and things like that. What makes this laptop a bit more trendy than your typical laptop is that it has a pacific blue color scheme. Just don't dive into the ocean or the pool with it. It won't be good for the laptop!

And another Gateway, this time the M-6848 for $650 after a $50 mail-in rebate, which has the same processor as above, but 4gb of memory, and a 250gb hard disk drive. The main specs are pretty similar as above. Not a bad price considering the amount of RAM you are getting, and after of course factoring in the rebate amount.

A trio of Toshibas making a splash!
Next we have an exclusive Toshiba Satellite M305D-S4831 model, going for $700 after a $50 MIR. This is a nice laptop for the mobility inclined crowd as it has a 14.1" widescreen display, yet it's power packed with the AMD RM-70 Turion X2 DC processor, 4gb of memory, 200gb hard disk, dvd burner of course, wireless, webcam, and face recognition, which Lenovo is guilty of forcing upon us through the power of competition. And this puppy has the "better" (???) 64-bit Vista Premium. Better in theory, but for Windows, more bits means more ways to leak memory and blue screen :)

And another Toshi using the new AMD RM-70 dual core processor, this time it is the Satellite P305D-S8834, which uses a 17" widescreen display, making it a good candidate for a laptop replacement as well as a portable multimedia center. The other specs include 4gb of memory, 250gb disk, dvd burner, webcam, face recognition, wireless and 64-bit Vista, not the plebian 32-bit edition :)

And we conclude the Toshi Trio with the A305-S6857, which uses a "traditional" Intel T5750 dual core pentium processor, 4gb memory, 320gb disk, dvd burner, 15.4" widescreen, abgn wireless, and 64-bit Vista. Yes, face recognition crapola too. The price is $800 after a $50 mail-in rebate.

Touch the HP TX2510US touchscreen
HP has a new touchscreen model, the TX2510US going for $900 after a $50 MIR. This is powered by the AMD Turion X2 ZM-80 processor, has 3gb memory, 250gb disk, and of course a 12" brightview touchscreen, which in typical touch-screen fashion, rotates and flips and does circus acts. Other features include fingerprint reader, bluetooth, wireless (ABGN), webcam, and things like that.

Storage on sale!
More and more portable hard disks on sale! Did we miss buying portable storage stocks? :) We start at $80 and without rebates for the Maxtor One Touch 4 mini going which has 160gb of storage, making it 50c per gigabyte, which is a rather high price for hard disks these days, which is the norm with smaller capacities.

If you prefer the smaller passport types, the 250gb models from Western Digital go for $100, while the 320gb models go for $130. Internal hard disks cost even less, as you can get a terrabyte model for $190, or a 500gb for just $100. The last two from Maxtor.

A 4gb Kingston Data Traveller USB stick is on closeout for $23, while the 8gb version, not on closeout, goes for $45. If you prefer a three-packs of USB sticks, you can get the Sandisk Cruzers (three 2gb units) for $40.

Meanwhile a 1gb Kingston DDR2 PC5300 memory stick for desktops or notebooks goes for $28 and there are no rebates to chase!

Whether it's a laptop or a desktop, bigger is cheaper these days, and a 19" Envision H190L2 with 5ms response time and 1000:1 contrast ratio only costs $170. And to think that a few years ago geeks were throwing parties to celebrate the 15" LCDs going under $1000. Inflation? Where? where? :)

If on the other hand you prefer better size and resolution, the Viewsonic VX2235wm is very tempting at $230 after a $50 mail-in rebate. This is 1680x1050 resolution, 700:1 contrast ratio, and 5ms response time. And the Viewsonic brand. Something worth looking into if you are interested in this size of LCD.

Two cheap desktops (after obligatory rebates)
If you are looking for general purpose desktops for things like emailing and browsing and things like that. First up the Acer Extensa AM1641-U1521A desktop tower with 2gb memory, 320gb disk, Intel E2180 dual core pentium processor, dvd burner, and things like that. You can compare the processor's performance with other's using the benchmarks list at The price is $300 after a $70 mail-in rebate. Not bad at all. Similar infact to the Lenovo K2.1 we are reviewing, but with twice the RAM!

The other desktop on special is the HP Pavilion A6528P, going for $440 after two combined rebates of $120. This has the Intel E2200 dual core processor, 3gb of memory, 500gb hard disk, dvd burner and things like that.

Needless to say, monitor is not included with either one of these desktops. Let's not get too greedy now :)

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