Tuesday, May 26, 2009

2gb Kingston DDR2 SDRAM for $22 after rebate

If you are looking for affordable laptop memory, you may be interested in the Kingston 2GB (2x1GB) PC2 5300 memory (667MHz, 200-pin SODIMM, DDR2) for laptops. The price is $22 after a $7 mail-in rebate. Free shipping is included with your purchase!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Targus slipskin neoprene case for 15.4" laptops delivered for $13.79

If you are looking for an affordable online delivery of a Targus Neoprene SlipSkin for laptops with 15.4" widescreen displays, then you may be interested in this deal of the day at eBay, offered by datavis_sales for $13.79 with FREE shipping and handling.

The eBay deal is good until 11am eastern time on Tuesday May 26, 2009, assuming of course the seller does not sell out their allocated daily-deal inventory by then. As of the time of writing, they have 417 units available. The seller datavis_sales is a powerseller, with a 99.3% feedback rating, and has been on eBay since June 2002. The bag will ship from somewhere in the USA with USPS, the actual city is not listed.


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Sunday, May 24, 2009

Best Buy deal: $300 for desktop with 18.5" LCD monitor!

Laptop this, laptop that, but you still need a desktop for a number of reasons, unless of course you don't :-) Obviously the importance of desktops has decreased significantly the last few years, but don't count them out just yet!

Best Buy has desktop packages starting at $300, good for the whole week, until Saturday May 30, 2009.

There are 11 models shown at the link above, let's take a look at some of the most interesting ones price-wise!

We start at $300, where we find the eMachines ET1161-05, paired with a 18.5" widescreen LCD display. Not bad at all eh? Can you get a laptop for that and with a big screen like that? Obviously NOT! However, this is not intended for heavy-duty processing, as it has the AMD Athlon LE-1620 single-core processor, but it does have a reasonable 2gb of memory, 160gb hard disk, NVIDIA GeForce 6150 SE graphics, card reader, and Vista Basic SP1. You can't really complain for all these, can you? :-)

And remember, there are absolutely no rebates to submit whatsoever at Best Buy!

If you want a more upscale model, you can pay $500 and get the dual-core HP a6814y Desktop which uses the Pentium E5200 dual-core processor and also comes with a slightly larger 19-inch LCD Monitor. And all the other features are better as well, such as six (6) gigabytes of RAM (main memory), 640gb hard disk spinning at 7200rpm, Intel GMA 3100 w/128MB dedicated, DVD burner, and of course 64-bit Vista since that's the only Windows-way to take advantage of the extra memory above 4gigs. Yes, one of those "we'll never need more than that" types of deals. Aye, aye, aye!

The same bundle as above, but with the addition of the HP D1530 deskjet printer only goes for $30 more. This is good assuming you need the printer, otherwise the printer will end up eating up space!

From there, we have more models, which we'll let you explore. They go as high as $2300, which as you can expect, they are the overhyped and overrated (oh my, what sacrilege) iMacs.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Refurbished HP Pavilion a6700y desktop for $400

Sure, they are not mobile, but you typically get more flexibility and more bang for the buck, plus they keep your desk from flying away! We are talking of course about ...desktop computers!

Tigerdirect is offering the refurbished HP Pavilion a6700y desktop for $400 plus $2 shipping and handling as part of their ground shipping promotion.


Key specifications of the HP Pavilion a6700y
* AMD Phenom X4 9150e 1.8GHz processor (quad-core)
* 4GB DDR2 memory (four 1gb sticks), maximum 8gb
* 500GB hard disk (7200rpm)
* dvd burner
* 64-bit Vista Premium
* dvd burner
* memory-card reader
* etc

refurbished HP a6700y

1 TB Seagate FreeAgent hard disk for $110

This is a weekend special only, so don't sleep on it! J&R World is offering the Seagate 1TB FreeAgent Desk USB External Hard Drive for $110 plus shipping and handling. It comes out to about 11 cents per gigabyte. Not a bad price for an external drive from a well-known retailer.

This is a 7200rpm disk, with a USB 2.0 interface, 3.5" format, and it weighs about two pounds.

One Terabyte DriveStation for $90

All data grows so fast these days, movies, videos, pictures with all these high-megapixel cameras, and things like that. The good news is that storage prices are dropping so you can catch up with the growing volume of data that finds itself in your lap!

With that in mind, we have the 1TB DriveStation external hard drive (USB, Firewire 400) offered for $90 as the spotlight deal of today at PC Connection. They also have a promotion for free shipping on this item. This price factors in a $10 mail-in rebate, so if you don't want to deal with the hassle of a rebate, the price you pay at checkout is $100.

This is made by Buffalo Technologies, and it is manufacturer model number HD-CE1.0TIU2.

Please also note that this will be replaced with a different deal each day, so if you are reading this further in the future, you will see something different.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Cool your laptop for $10 (this week at Staples)

If you have one or more laptops, and you don't already have a laptop cooler, well, that may be a crime against Laptops! Seriously :-)

But you can atone and repend by getting one, and Staples is making this easier this week (starting on Sunday May 3rd) because they are offering a Targus cooler (product #759787) for just $10. This is the what-you-pay price, there are no rebates. Because of the nice price, it's a good idea to check early, because they may sell out. I know I'm gonna stock up!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Monitor specials at Best Buy

In addition to the desktop deals, Best Buy is offering some interesting widescreen LCD displays on sale.

Starting with the 19" LCD W1952TQ-TF for $170. This has a very fast 2ms response-time, and a 10000:1 dynamic contrast ratio. Not bad, but if you want a bigger surface, then the 22" LG W2252TQ-TF can be yours for $240.

If you are the Dell type, you can get the 20" Dell S2009W for $180. This is a 16:9 aspect ratio monitor, ideal for movie and high-def video fans, and it is a Best Buy retail-store exclusive model. Oh so many exclusive, so little time at Best Buy. When you are so big, you can dictate to the manufacturers what you want!

If you want a bigger surface, you can get the Dell S2409W at $320, which is a 24" LCD, also with a 16:9 aspect ratoi, and with the "HD" tag added to their name. HD of course is the 1920x1080 resolution, which video fans may know as 1080p.

Three desktops at Best Buy this week

This week's circular of Best Buy has three desktop bundles. Each one includes a 19" widescreen display, and of course as always with Best Buy, there are no mail-in rebates of any sorts!

We start at $450 with the Compaq SR5710y, which has the AMD dual-core 4450e+ processor, with 3gb memory, 250gb disk, dvd burner, Nvidia 6150SE, na dof course Vista Premium. The monitor is the Compaq WF1907.

Next we move to $550 with the HP S3700y whose monitor is the HP W1907 instead of a Compaq-branded one. The processor is a little bit better, it is the AMD dual-core 5000, with 3gb memory as well, but a better 320gb hard disk, yet with the same memory card as before.

Last but not least, at $880, we have the Gateway LX6810-01 offering a powerful alternative with the Intel Quad Q8200 processor, with a very very nice eight (8) gigabytes of memory, 640gb disk, NVidia GT120 with a very nice 1gb dedicated memory. Other features include the ability to watch and record TV, dvd burner and Vista.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Toshiba M305D-S49052 for $630 at Radio Shack

If you are look for a power-mobility-priority laptop, and you are a regular Radio Shack shopper and you don't object to mail-in rebates, then you might be interested in the Toshiba M305-S49052 offered for $630 after a $100 mail-in pre-paid Radio Shack gift card is received. You can obviously use the gift card for future Radio Shack purchases, give it as a gift, sell it on eBay, or trade it for something else with friends or gift-card trading websites.

But let's not diverse, the focus of this is the laptop and the laptop has these points of interest:
+ 14.1" widescreen display
+ extended battery life (up to 5.5 hours)
+ 4gb memory
+ 320gb disk
+ Pentium dual-core T3400 processor
+ dvd burner (supermulti)
+ wireless including "n"
+ webcam and face recognition
+ they also have a 12-month no-interest financing promotion

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Netbook sale at OnSale.com

OnSale.com is having a big sale on netbooks! Check the banner below for all the details! Some of the specials they are offering include the ASUS EeePC 1000He, Lenoso S10e, Acer Aspire One, and many more.

Netbooks Sale - Asus, HP, Samsung and Acer

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

64gb Cavalry Pelican internal/external SSD for $150

Storage on the light side please! Buy.com is offering the Cavalry Pelican 64GB Internal/External Solid State Drive for $150. This supports SATA II and USB 2.0 and is of the 2.5” variety. Free shipping is included and there are no rebates to mail-in which is a good thing :)

Obviously per gigabyte these are much more expensive than traditional spin-spin hard disk drives, but you are gettin solid-state storage, which has a number of advantages over hard disks among the portable crowd.

Microsoft Messenger bag for $15 after rebate

Buy.com is offering the Microsoft 15.4" widescreen laptop bag for $15 after a $10 mail-in rebate. Not a bad price, considering they also offer free shipping and handling. And on top of that, you can get FIVE of these/

Friday, February 6, 2009

Acer H223H widescreen (16:9) monitor for $$220

J&R World is offering the Acer H233H monitor for $230. This is 23" widescreen monitor with a highdef-friendly 16:9 aspect ratio. The manufacturer number is ET.VH3HP.001. Shipping is additional. Other specifications:
+ 1920x1200 resolution
+ VGA, DVI and hdmi
+ brightness 300 cd/m2
+ contrast ratio is 40000:1
+ weight is 10.5 pounds

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Toshiba 250gb external drive shipped for $70

J&R World is offering a new special for y'all out there, you can get the Toshiba HDDR250E03X 250GB external drive, which is of the USB 2.0 flava, for $70 and with free shipping and handling. This is not the lowest of prices by all means, but, yes but, you are getting a Toshiba! And it does have a shock-sensor, and three year warranty, and things like that.



But this is just the tip of the ice-berg, there are plenty of other top-rated Hard Drives at JR.com on sale at the moment. Over one hundred of them in-fact, the last time we counted. They include most of the major brands as you can expect, going for as low as $46 and as high as $869 for the Drobo.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Free Halo2 and Gears of War with Toshiba Qosmio purchase

Gamers of the world pay attention! Toshiba is offering Halo2 and Gears of War Free with a Qosmio purchase, while supplies last! Qosmio of course are the Toshiba Gamer/Multimedia laptops, and they currently have four models eligible for this promotion, starting at $1650 for the Qosmio X305-Q715 (Core2 Duo P8700, 4gb DDR3, etc) and going all the way up to $4500 for the top of the line Qosmio X305-Q708 (Extreme QX9300, 4gb DDR3, 128gb SSD plus 7200rpm hard disk, etc).

So if you have the hots for these cool gamers, you get two hot games for FREE, and at the same time you are buying directly from the manufacturer!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

eMachine eMD620-5133 for $380

This is the eMachine eMD620-5133 Laptop offered by Buy.com for $380. This of course is an older laptop which is why the price is under $400. But for some applications, this may be the right price for the right specs. Speaking of which, here they are:

+ AMD Athlon 1.6GHz (not dual-core)
+ 14.1" WGXA Widescreen (1280x800)
+ 2GB memory (800Mhz DDR2 SDRAM) - PC2-6400 - max 4gb
+ 160GB hard disk drive
+ dvd burner
+ wifi, wireless, Vista Basic
+ battery life estimate of 2 hours
+ manufacturer part number: LX.N230Y.055

front view of eMD620-5133

ZT Affinity 7259Xa quad-core desktop for under $500

If you are interested in a desktop under $500 that packs a performance punch, then you might be interested in the ZT Affinity 7259Xa offered by Buy.com for $480 with free shipping.

So what do you get with this desktop?
+ AMD Phenom X4 Quad-Core Processor 9550 (2.2GHz 4M Cache 1800MHz)
+ 4gb memory
+ 500gb SATA hard disk
+ super multi format dvd burner
+ card reader
+ no monitor (monitor NOT included)
+ 64-bit Premium

Lenovo 3000 J205 9686-A12 for just $200 (desktop)

If you are looking for a very basic desktop computer for email, lightweight browsing and such, Tigerdirect is offering the Lenovo 3000 J205 9686-A12 Desktop PC for $200 plus shipping which will be $5 if the whole box weighs 35 pounds or less.

Here are the main specs of this Lenovo desktop:
+ AMD Sempron 3600+ 2.0GHz (not dual core)
+ 512MB DDR2
+ 80GB SATA II hard disk
+ DVD-ROM/CD-RW (no dvd burner)
+ Gigabit LAN
+ Vista Home Basic

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Microsoft Vertex Messenger Bag for $20 after rebate

If you are a Microsoft hater, please stop reading and move to the next post :-)

Okay, the MSFT haters are gone, now it's the MSFT fan club remaining! You can get the Microsoft Vertex Messenger Bag for $20 after a $10 mail-in rebate and with free shipping from the good people at Buy.com. Limit five bags per customer, but be sure to check the rebate terms to see whether you can use five rebates.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Refurbished Acer Aspire netbook shipped for $290

If you are a fan of refurbished computers, you may be interested in the Acer Aspire One, offered by Buy.com for $290 and with free shipping and handling. This is available in either the trendy-looking sapphire-blue or the seashell-white. The main specs of this netbook are:

+ 8.9" WSVGA with CrystalBrite
+ Intel Atom 1.60GHz N270 processor
+ 120GB hard disk
+ 1GB DDR2 SDRAM memory
+ wireless, and card-reader
+ Acer Crystal Eye Webcam
+ OS: Windows XP Home
+ models: AOA150-1786 (seashell white) or AOA150-1864 (sapphire blue)
+ note that these are REFURBISHED aka factory reconditioned

Checkpoint friendly computer cases from Buy.com

Buy.com has a new special on checkpoint-friendly computer cases. This helps when going through the checkpoints and makes life easier for the laptop carriers :) A number of brands are part of this sale, including Samsonite, Mobile Edge, Targus and Microsoft. Prices range from $21 to $150, depending on which bag you select!


More Bag Specials
But wait, there's more! Buy.com also has specials on Samsonite cases and backpacks and also they have a weekly bag sale with over 30 models currently eligible for this sale promotion.

All these prices are good until January 31st, or while supplies last, whichever happens first. So shop early and often :)

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Samsung Spinpoint 750gb disk for $70 shipped

Today's deal of the day at NewEgg is the SAMSUNG Spinpoint 750gb hard disk, which spins at 7200rpm and has a 32MB cache. Also, note it has SATA 3.0Gb/s.

Netbook sale at OnSale.com

OnSale.com is having a giant netbooks sale including ASUS, Acer, HP and Samsung. And they also offer free UPS shipping, and without a rebate even.

Netbooks Sale - Asus, HP, Samsung and Acer

ASUS EPC900HA-BLK006X yours shipped for $320

J&R World is offering the sleek black ASUS Eee PC 900HA netbook (model EPC900HA-BLK006X) for $320 and with FREE shipping and handling.

The main specs for this cutesy netbook:
+ processor: Intel Atom N270 1.6GHz
+ memory: 1GB RAM
+ hard disk drive: 160GB
+ Intel UMA Graphics
+ wireless, webcam, and card reader
+ 4-Cell Battery
+ weight of 2.49 pounds
+ OS: Windows XP Home

16gb Kingston flash drive for $25.07

If you are looking for extra storage on the go, you are in luck! Amazon is offering the Kingston DataTraveler 16GB USB 2.0 flash drive (DT100/16GB) for $25.07 and with free shipping. The price is important, because anything over $25 qualifies for free shipping. So you are getting it with free shipping :-)

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Thirty SwissGear laptop bags on sale at Amazon

If you love laptop bags and backpacks, stop reading this post! Amazon has 30 SwissGear laptop bags on sale! That's right, thirty different ones! The prices range from $25 to $125, and they have all colors and styles that match everyone's personality. Yum! Just don't blame us if you go on a shopping spree :)

On the other hand, it's a lot better to go on a laptop bag shopping-spree than a laptop shopping-spree. They are a couple of orders of magnitude more affordable after all :-)

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